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Courtesy your friendly neighborhood Dutch indie band of 1993. Yes the name was spelled that way on the album.

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You don’t seem to like my dog
My dog doesn’t like you
There’s no future for our love
Goodbye, suppose I’ll write you

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I’ve collected a lot of Spidey paraphernalia over the years, but the (pleasingly) weirdest is probably this Spidey-themed Dutch indie jazz EP from the 90’s which I picked up in an antique shop while visiting a friend in Hroningen:

I’ve only listened to it once because I no longer have a CD player that accepts mini CDs.

I’ve collected a lot of Spidey paraphernalia over the years, but the (pleasingly) weirdest is probably this Spidey-themed Dutch indie jazz EP from the 90’s which I picked up in an antique shop while visiting a friend in Hroningen:

I’ve only listened to it once because I no longer have a CD player that accepts mini CDs.

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erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs
We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it is one with a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing figures, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation movies were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.
Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples here, here, here and here.

Trippy as heck.
The actual source of the gif above is the Richard Balzer Collection, by the way. Bunches more at the link, and here’s a Wired article about the digitization process.

erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs

We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it is one with a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing figures, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation movies were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.

Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples hereherehere and here.

Trippy as heck.

The actual source of the gif above is the Richard Balzer Collection, by the way. Bunches more at the link, and here’s a Wired article about the digitization process.

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