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"Until now,” LIFE magazine told its readers in December 1947, “anyone claiming to have seen a dinner dress decorated with life-size photographs of the wearer would have met with breath-sniffing suspicion or clinical alarm."

Vintage Tech: When Printing Photos on Fabric Was the Next Big Thing
#selfie 

"Until now,” LIFE magazine told its readers in December 1947, “anyone claiming to have seen a dinner dress decorated with life-size photographs of the wearer would have met with breath-sniffing suspicion or clinical alarm."

Vintage Tech: When Printing Photos on Fabric Was the Next Big Thing

#selfie 

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HeatHero arose.

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HeatHero arose.

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Life doesn’t give you lemons. 
You have to buy them.

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Life doesn’t give you lemons. 

You have to buy them.

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heat hero made her bed

make the bed on paper sheets

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heat hero made her bed

make the bed on paper sheets

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heat hero @ numu

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heat hero @ numu

CHAPTER 20: MOLES AND THEIR MEANINGS

Girls—What Moles Mean
Generally speaking, moles are luckiest for women on the left side of the face.

On the Left Temple. Success and happiness in love, with many proposals in marriage.
On the Right Temple. Be on your guard against the jealousy of other women and the fickleness of men.

Fabia, Madame. The Book of Fortune Telling. London: Coronet Books, 1974.
 

To Extinguish Moles and Marks.

     Take of nitre, white cream of tartar, one pinch of each, pound separately, then mix it, and after sifting put it in a deep dish until it burns up and becomes like a cake, then put it in another dish, pour water over it, stir it with the finger till it dissolves, afterward strain through a filter, pour it into a new earthen pot upon the fire, but not to boil, merely to dry and pulverize.
     After this is done, take nine ounces of distilled vinegar, two ounces of brandy, put into a glass and mix the powder prepared in the above manner therewith; let it distil in the sun for three days and save it for use. In using it, wash morning and evening the moles with it, and but a few days will elapse to show the result to be a pure white skin and quite free from moles or freckles. 

Magnus, Albertus.* Egyptian Secrets.** Cologne: 1725.
[Kessinger, 1993. Google Books, p. 148]
* Not by Albertus Magnus
** Not Egyptian

has attachment to the search

has attachment to the search

nothing is new today

nothing is new today

she was transfixed by his gobblerhe was fixin’ to gobble herbut children’s chalkon the walkread “keep away”so he did

she was transfixed by his gobbler
he was fixin’ to gobble her
but children’s chalk
on the walk
read “keep away”
so he did

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her room had been white and genteelshe had only stepped out for a meal“It must be in my head,”she said to the bed,beanie babies chirped, “Baby, it’s real.”
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her room had been white and genteel
she had only stepped out for a meal
“It must be in my head,”
she said to the bed,
beanie babies chirped, “Baby, it’s real.”

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i coated the inside of my right ear with butter, so i could taste from which entrance your words walked in.

Louisiana Pancake Batfish [via Wired]
Potential use: “She went all Louisiana Pancake Batfish on his ass.”

Louisiana Pancake Batfish [via Wired]

Potential use: “She went all Louisiana Pancake Batfish on his ass.”

Re: All the people bobbing down the sidewalk this morning

Pudgy little amalgams of flesh. Precious little lobster rolls, begrudgingly butted out of their buns. So early. Making their way all squinty-eyed. SUN, you old goon. Here we go again. “ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE SO PRECIOUS,” I squeal.

The woman in the elevator with me has an accent that is warm and gooey. She says “down,” but I hear “up.” It’s unsettling.

I stare at the sentences coming out of her mouth in curvy script. Depending on my area of focus, letters become other letters. Like the drawing that is both a rabbit and a duck. I duck, to see her vowels from the bottom. Rabbits. Each letter sentenced to stew in the goo of her accent.