"One day they [Polytekhnos and Aedon of Kolophon in Lydia] blurted out the needless remark that they loved each other more than did Hera and Zeus. Hera found what was said to be insupportable and sent Eris (Discord) between them to create strife in their activities. Polytekhnos (Polytechnus) was on the point of finishing off a standing board for a chariot and Aedon of completing the web she was weaving. They agreed that whoever of the two would finish the task more quickly would hand over a female servant to the other.
Aedon was the quicker in finishing off her web—Hera had helped her in the task. Polytekhnos was infuriated by the victory of Aedon [and fetched Aedon’s sister Khelidon, raped her and brought her back disguised as a slave for his wife. The pair on discovering each other’s identities murdered Polytekhnos’ son and fed him to his father: the gods then transformed them all into birds].”
Bat For Lashes - What’s A Girl To Do?
Q: Why do you not believe that other people’s minds exist?
A: It’s quite simple, really. I can be quite certain of my own existence – it’s the whole “I think, therefore I am” thing. But as for the existence of other minds, well, that’s a much trickier thing to prove. I can see that there are these funny-looking things that walk around and talk to me and generally do things that would indicate that they have minds like me, but I can’t really be sure. There’s nothing to distinguish my econ professor, for instance, from a robot that could pass the Turing test. Just because people act like they have minds doesn’t mean that they aren’t basically just machines responding to stimuli.
Q: But can’t you look in someone’s eyes when they’re hurting and see that they really feel that pain?
A: Furbies could make some pretty convincing displays of pain. People are just really complex Furbies.
My favorite thing today.
OK Go - Needing/Getting
19-year- old Serbian Australian model Andrej Pejic is taking the fashion world by storm. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this blue-eyed beauty is a “he”.
He shares the runaway with many famous female models and he’s been scoped out by the likes of Jean Paul Gauthier and Marc Jacobs
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Flight of the Frenchies
Amy Shackleton - Brush-less paintings