Monthly Archives: December 2017

Tangena

The tangena ordeal was believed to represent a sort of celestial justice in which the public placed their unquestioning faith, even to the point of accepting a verdict of guilt in a case of innocence as a just but unknowable divine mystery.

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Galvarino

With knives fastened on both mutilated wrists replacing his hands he fought in the following campaign where he was able to strike down the number two in command, Eric Demand.

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Head VI

Bacon’s output is characterised by sequences of images. He told Sylvester that his imagination was stimulated by sequences and that “images breed other images in me”.

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Charles James Napier

“Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”

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Archie vs. Predator

In Archie vs. Predator, a trophy-hunting alien arrives on Earth and begins stalking high school student Archie Andrews and his classmates.

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Algorithmic Bias

Algorithmic bias has been discovered or theorized in cases ranging from election outcomes to the spread of online hate speech.

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Mata Hari

Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I.

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Blue Whale

The game reportedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators over a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide.

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Gods’ Man

Gods’ Man is a wordless novel by American artist Lynd Ward (1905–1985) published in 1929. In 139 captionless woodblock prints, it tells the Faustian story of an artist who signs away his soul for a magic paintbrush. Gods’ Man was the first American wordless novel, and is considered a precursor of the graphic novel.

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Maenad

The goal was to achieve a state of enthusiasm in which the celebrants’ souls were temporarily freed from their earthly bodies and were able to commune with Bacchus/Dionysus and gain a glimpse of and a preparation for what they would someday experience in eternity. The rite climaxed in a performance of frenzied feats of strength and madness.

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Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol

The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP) is a facetious communications protocol for controlling, monitoring, and diagnosing coffee pots.

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Trobriand Islands

In Trobriand society, it is taboo to eat in front of others. As Jennifer Shute noted, “the Trobrianders eat alone, retiring to their own hearths with their portions, turning their backs on one another and eating rapidly for fear of being observed.”

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Hatebeak

Hatebeak is a death metal band, formed by Blake Harrison and Mark Sloan, featuring Waldo, a Congo African grey parrot. Hatebeak is the only band to have an avian vocalist.

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