O my dear readers, how I do love the webcomic Hark! A Vagrant! Writer/artist Kate Beaton has my made my history/lit/geekery heart go all a-flutter. Here are some of my very favorites comics from her vast collection:
1. Mary Shelley Quite Contrary
2. Napoleon and Josephine (I’ve been there, Napoleon.)
3. Dude Watchin’ with the Brontës
4. The Adventures of Sexy Batman
5. And, of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include an adventure with Fat Pony.
* Here is the clip shown above in full (and in full context.)
“Women being arrested in Chicago for defying a ban on wearing brief swimsuits in public. Women were meant to cover-up when not in the water”
Oh, for heaven’s sake. The least you could do is keep your legs together, you hussy!
Happy first day of summer, everyone!
(image via Retronaut)
Mother Jones posted this excellent timeline history of female hysteria and the, ahem, interesting contraptions used to treat it.
Personally, I would love to have a Vigor’s Horse-Action Saddle at home to help, uh, prevent stagnation of the liver. (It is, after all, endorsed by no other than the Princess of Wales!)
(Thanks to Phineas for the tip!)
Stymied by your current career? Don’t know what direction to turn? Don’t worry, my ducklings, for Miss K. LaMoine has come to your aid!
Now, we all know the gentler sex should remain in the home to take care of the family or (assuming the woman’s barren) maintain the house and clip coupons. But the sad truth is there are some women who simply cannot catch a man and therefore must enter the workplace. A wonderful tool for the working gal is What Shall I Be?, a thoughtful compendium of job opportunities.
Ladies may choose to be a teacher, nurse, flight attendant, ballerina, actress, or model. If you’re unsure what direction to take, there are helpful cards to identify your good and bad traits and determine what option would best suit you.
But what about the menfolk? Don’t worry – Hersteria has plenty of options for the job-hunting gentlemen.
Time to polish up that resume! Good luck, job seekers!
(Images via Awesomenator and Bohemian Season)
I suppose in a world where your peers average 3 to 5 feet tall, it’s hard to find a date. But hey, I bet there’s someone really into that.
(image via Sequential Crush, found by Miss Rosamund)