Action Comics #233, October 1957, cover by Curt Swan And Stan Kaye
Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”
AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
The many cats of illustrator Benjamin Rabier. You may already be familiar with his work. He illustrated The Laughing Cow, aka La Vache Qui Rit, which you’ve probably seen in the dairy aisle of your local supermarket.
We have many of Rabier’s children’s books in our digital library, including three we’ve borrowed from here, Alphabet, Les animaux s’amusent, and Scènes comique dan la forêt. Not used are Les animaux en liberté, Scènes de la vie privée des animaux, and Les petites misères de la vie des animaux.
(Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters)
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Cats are critical to posters, apparently. A smattering of kitties appear in Posters, a critical study of the development of poster design in continental Europe, England and America by Charles Matlack Price.
Price obviously knew the importance of cats in art. He certainly had strong feelings about the topic of art, going so far as to include the quote above from Robert Louis Stevenson as the epigraph to the book. And since we see 2 kitties gracing the title page, we can deduce that his idea of good art = cats. But I’m no art historian.
(Map via The Weather Channel)
A big summer cooldown sent parts of the South to their coldest temperatures on record for July and gave the Northeast such a taste of fall that it was only a few degrees above freezing in some places.
French artist Gustave Doyen certainly captured what ever kitteh lover has been put through— too much cute to keep reading. Exhibited in the Salon de Paris, his work here, “The Interrupted Reading” is included in the book The Salon: a collection of the choicest paintings recently executed by distinguished European artists by Prof. Charles Carroll (1881).
#ArchivesCats FTW over #MuseumCats because #ArchivesCats can write letters.
These two were written by a sharp-witted gray tabby named Bright Eyes…ok, really it was painter Moses Soyer…to Soyer’s son David while David was away at camp.
Both from: Moses Soyer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.