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Mechanical Tables: For All Occasions – Including Gaming

  Sometimes, nothing needs to be said. Watch and enjoy.   A key transforms this table into a desk, 18th Century Getty Museum   Jean-François Oeben’s Mechanical table, c. 1761–63 Metropolitan Museum   Demonstration of the Roentgens’ dressing table, believed to … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs

Proverbs:  1. “Faith is the bird that sings at night.” 2. “Every mother crow thinks her own little crow is the blackest.” 3.“Forbidden fruit creates many jams” 4.”We grow too soon old and too late smart” 5. “Children and fools … Continue reading

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Das Triadische Ballet – Bauhaus (1921 – 1929)

  Das Triadische Ballet (The Triadic Ballet) is an Oskar Schlemmer’s creation – a symphonic dance, divided into three parts – a trinity, which evolve from the hilarity to the gloomy. Oskar Schlemmer (September 4, 1888 – April 13, 1943) was a … Continue reading

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Almost Scrooged: How Hitler Tried To Redesign Christmas

In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Christmas speech to an excited crowd. According to undercover police observers, 4,000 supporters cheered when Hitler condemned “the cowardly Jews for breaking the world-liberator … Continue reading

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    Introduction Hansel and Gretel are sent into the forest by their mother to gather berries. The children get lost and stumble upon a house made of gingerbread, which proves too much of a temptation, despite the strange woman … Continue reading

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