An ancient continent that Plato
said had disappeared beneath the waves 9,000 years before his time (and at least 10,000 or 11,000 years before our time)... the beautiful land, synonmous with Eden
, was a place where all lived in peace and harmony.
Often discarded as myth, Atlantis is all over, as the people fled the demise of their home and took their customs with them.
There is a great deal of evidence that Atlantis existed in the area of Indonesia
(remember, the Americas were not known of until Columbus
, so the Greeks concidered the whole ocean stretching from the coast of Europe
to the coast of Asia
to be the Atlantic
has been thought to be Atlantis, but it's been frozen over for at least five million years, so the chance of Atlantis being in Antarctica is pretty slim.
Strumming his lute
, the bard sang of a tragic hero's love for a fair maiden, inciting fawning
from the ladies of the court.
'S e bàrd a th'annam (It is a poet that I am).
"Mel: 'What the hell is that'?
Cher: 'A dress'.
Mel: 'Says who'?
Cher: 'Calvin Klein
Looks like underwear
Why do women walk around half-nude and men don't do that? You don't see men wearing shorts
to the office like women often wear mini-skirts to work.
Je suis léthargique. J'aime le sommeil.
's Paw". This was an old torture
device consisting of four claw
s the size of human fingers on a handle. Used in Spain
and elsewhere in Europe
, the torturer would run the claws over the victim
s, legs, anywhere. The flesh
would be shred
ded, with noses, ears, breasts, nipples, genitals
, anything, torn off.
The Spanish Tickler raked over the victim's chest, ripping the flesh, exposing the ribs.
An undergarment, first coming to view in the Rennaissance
, that women have worn to mangle their natural body into the shape of an hourglass
: corsets pinched the waist in, pushed the breasts
up, and rearranged the spine and abdominal organs.
The corset used to be made of whalebone for support, but it now comes in a variety of fabrics.
Women have had many health problems and have died from the restrictive
corset; many homes in the Victorian
era had faint
ing rooms for women who had been laced up too tightly.
Nowadays, the corset is popular among the gothic
crowd and has become a symbol of erotica
-"Do I have to wear this corset? I can hardly breathe."
-"This is a period film; yes, you have to wear the corset."
-"This thing hurts like hell! Are you crazy?"