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So, it's kind of a 'discussion' - in that you can discuss what's posted (or go completely off on a tangent, if you so like). However, the idea of the thread is to post something you like. It could be art, the written word (same thing in some instances), statements of fact (eg. from the Guinness Book Of Records), something from the Urban Dictionary - anything. Anything at all. However, you must like it. 
 
To kick it off, I am offering some photos.
 
This, I believe, is called 'American Costumi'
 
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Other types of photos, and other bits and bobs;
 
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Holmes describes Moriarty's physical appearance to Watson, saying the professor is extremely tall and thin, clean-shaven, pale, and ascetic-looking. He has a forehead that "domes out in a white curve", deeply sunken eyes, and shoulders that are "rounded from much study".
 
There now - that's enough to be getting on with. Please note that I'll possibly keep this thread going, even if nobody else does. It's a perfect vehicle to 'purge'.
 
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10 hours ago, Crazyfool01 said:

Can’t see a few of those photos above yog sadly but I’ve been to see this knife angel which is in my town this month and touring the uk which is pretty thought provoking 

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I have wanted to see that statue 'in the flesh' for some time now. Although the background representation of knife crime is tawdry, it is a most excellent sculpture. For anybody reading and doesn't know - it' was created from knives handed in at an amnesty by the police. The statue as art, blows my mind. It is so amazingly conceived and also executed. It's base is in Shropshire (where I live). I must make the effort to see it when it's next back in the county.

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Taken in 1967 by Rocco Morabito, this photo called “The Kiss of Life” shows a utility worker named J.D. Thompson giving mouth-to-mouth to co-worker Randall G. Champion after he went unconscious following contact with a low voltage line. They had been performing routine maintenance when Champion brushed one of the low voltage lines at the very top of the utility pole. His safety harness prevented a fall, and Thompson, who had been ascending below him, quickly reached him and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. He was unable to perform CPR given the circumstances, but continued breathing into Champion’s lungs until he felt a slight pulse, then unbuckled his harness and descended with him on his shoulder. Thompson and another worker administered CPR on the ground, and Champion was moderately revived by the time paramedics arrived, eventually making a full recovery.
 
What’s even more incredible is Champion not only survived this thanks to Thompson, but he lived an extra 35 years. He died in 2002 at 64 years old. Thompson is still alive today.
 
Rocco Morabito was driving on West 26th Street in July 1967 on another assignment when he saw Champion dangling from the pole. He called an ambulance and grabbed his camera. “I passed these men working and went on to my assignment”, says Morabito. “I took eight pictures at the strike. I thought I’d go back and see if I could rind another picture”. But when Morabito gets back to the linemen, “I heard screaming. I looked up and I saw this man hanging down. Oh my God. I didn’t know what to do. I took a picture right quick. J.D. Thompson was running toward the pole. I went to my car and called an ambulance. I got back to the pole and J.D. was breathing into Champion. I backed off, way off until I hit a house and I couldn’t go any farther. I took another picture. Then I heard Thompson shouting down: He’s breathing!”.
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This from Shangri'lart ;

 

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Yes, this is a real invention from 1925. American inventor Hugo Gernsback created this mask, called “the Isolator,” to increase productivity. The helmet was designed to block out all noise and sensations outside of a person’s work.

 

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A few of my favourite pieces of public/street art from around Sheffield

 

1) Angry Woman by George Fullard (c.1958, but feels very contemporary)

2) SHF by Rob Lee (one of many of Rob's brilliant geometrical works around the city)

3) Steelworker by Paul Wallington (I pass this on the bus on the way to work)

4) Cloud lamp by Subin Heo (I see this every time I go to the Showroom or Leadmill, and it always makes me smile)

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On 5/14/2024 at 9:04 PM, sheffinghell said:

A few of my favourite pieces of public/street art from around Sheffield

 

1) Angry Woman by George Fullard (c.1958, but feels very contemporary)

2) SHF by Rob Lee (one of many of Rob's brilliant geometrical works around the city)

3) Steelworker by Paul Wallington (I pass this on the bus on the way to work)

4) Cloud lamp by Subin Heo (I see this every time I go to the Showroom or Leadmill, and it always makes me smile)

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Thank you for posting those. I must say that the George Fullard piece is my favourite. I'd never heard of him until reading your post. Now I've been able to see more of his work, I very much like it so far. In case anyone's interested (or even reading this at all), here's some other pieces;

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

 

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1 hour ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

 

Thank you for posting those. I must say that the George Fullard piece is my favourite. I'd never heard of him until reading your post. Now I've been able to see more of his work, I very much like it so far. In case anyone's interested (or even reading this at all), here's some other pieces;

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

Mother and Child, Running Woman, and Angry Woman

 

 

One more, just around the corner from these three, in front of the Winter Gardens (opposite side of the square from the Crucible)

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2 hours ago, sheffinghell said:

One more, just around the corner from these three, in front of the Winter Gardens (opposite side of the square from the Crucible)

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100% perfection. 

 

Thank you so much for the introduction to this artist. I have made a note to explore him further. I can't do so now, as circumstances will not permit. 

 

A bit of my own work in the name of art, or some such. 

 

A young artist exhibits his work for the first time, and a well known art critic is in attendance. The critic says to the young artist, "would you like my opinion on your work"?  Yes," says the artist. "It's worthless," says the critic. The artist replies, "I know, but tell me anyway."

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

 

100% perfection. 

 

Thank you so much for the introduction to this artist. I have made a note to explore him further. I can't do so now, as circumstances will not permit. 

 

A bit of my own work in the name of art, or some such. 

 

A young artist exhibits his work for the first time, and a well known art critic is in attendance. The critic says to the young artist, "would you like my opinion on your work"?  Yes," says the artist. "It's worthless," says the critic. The artist replies, "I know, but tell me anyway."

 

 

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Great work! I'm so glad you're enjoying getting to know Fullard. He really should be much more widely known, and we're very lucky that Sheffield City Council in years past had the foresight to get casts of some of his work done and put on public display for us all to enjoy. 

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34 minutes ago, sheffinghell said:

Great work! I'm so glad you're enjoying getting to know Fullard. He really should be much more widely known, and we're very lucky that Sheffield City Council in years past had the foresight to get casts of some of his work done and put on public display for us all to enjoy. 

 

Well done Sheffield City Council at that time. 

 

Although I no longer live there, I'm from Birmingham. We once had a statue called the 'Forward' statue;

 

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It was made out of cast polyester resin. It would be fair to say that it wasn't well received in the city. So much so that someone destroyed it by setting fire to it.

 

There is also (still existing) a large iron head laid on its side, very near the Birmingham City Football Club ground. Their fans are called 'blue noses'. The iron head had no sooner been set into the ground than someone painted a blue nose on to it.

 

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Sleeping Iron Giant

 

Face facing shot

 

Sleeping Iron Giant

 

 

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