While the monastic scriptorium is the location where manuscripts were made – at least until c. 1200, when commercial scribes took over the monks’ role as primary book producers – it turns out that medieval images of scriptoria are rare. Very rare.
Erik Kwakkel, medieval book historian at the Leiden University, writes, obviously, about medieval books. A large part of the lore of the people producing these books is that those monks purportedly worked in large groups, all mass-producing religious works. But that is a tough claim to support, it turns out: Where Are the Scriptoria?
(Erik also writes on Tumblr.)
With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100% turnout.
Wow, congratulations to Kim Jong Un!
This is huge. Congratulations to everyone in North Korea right now.
Big day for the Supreme Leader.
Arne has been leaving his bikes at the office. They just stand there, so I decided to make them museum pieces.
Mary Cunningham, 61, who lives in Walter Scott Avenue, near to Bellenden Gardens, said: ‘I see there is a Bell End named in the English list, but ours is much funnier because the street is also shaped like a giant willy.’You’ll never guess how Bellenden Gardens is shaped | Metro News
A nice and calm Sunday morning. Miles Davis plays some blue tunes, I am making coffee.
As I walk to stir the coffee before pressing it, I hear someone on the driveway. It’s a gravel path, and it spills onto the sidewalk, so I often hear the now familiar grinding sound. I think nothing of it. I stir the coffee and hear a strange splashing sound, and wonder if my pot of water is still boiling.
I look at the pot, and realise, yeah, no, I already made coffee with that water. I look outside. A middle-aged man in a red beanie, looking a little like Willem Dafoe, is bent over at the waist, wiping his mouth.
So, Klaus Daimler just vomited on my driveway.
“Calm. Collected. German.”
Reblogging myself from one and a half years ago, because it is still way up there when it comes to Best Things I’ve Ever Made. (℅ rbmntjs)