[Five Deadly Everythings]

A Female Warrior

Posted in dim mak death touch, martial arts, photos steal souls by Jef on November 17, 2010

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King Tut’s grandmother is kind of cute

Posted in monsters, news stories, photos steal souls, the history books by Jef on September 24, 2010

I finally got around to reading National Geographic’s feature on the “family secrets” of King Tut. The famous Egyptian king has been popping up a lot lately due to a bunch of new exhibits (took my mom to the AGO’s earlier this year; if you missed it, you really missed out) and new insights into his life gleaned from genetic testings. Yes, looks like he had malaria, and his club foot was likely the result of inbreeding. Doesn’t look like he was murdered though, which was previously the most popular theory on his too-young death.

The DNA tests have also established a family. More inbreeding. The mummy previously referred to only as “Elder Lady” (on left) has been revealed to be Tut’s grandmother, Tiye. His only grandmother, since Tut’s parents, we now know, were brother and sister, Tiye’s offspring. Evidence also suggests that maybe Tut himself indulged in some of the ol’ incest — two mummified children are likely to be his and his half-sister’s.

You can read Zahi Hawass’s story here, but I encourage you to seek out the September issue print version because Kenneth Garrett’s photos are lush in a way only Nat Geo’s glossed pages can capture. I was particularly drawn to this photo of Tiye, still with her beautiful reddish hair flowing behind her, left hand forever clenched in a sign of queendom. She stayed fly, that Tiye.

Loving and dying, Woody and Harold

Posted in movies, photos steal souls by Jef on September 20, 2010

From Woody Allen’s Love and Death (1975). (via)

Peace signs from Dan and Bruce

Posted in photos steal souls by Jef on July 27, 2010

Asians!

Oh and happy belated to Guro Dan Inosanto, 74 last Saturday and still nothing to mess with.

Stay cool, Brigitte Helm

Posted in monsters, photos steal souls by Jef on July 24, 2010

(Via…? Can’t remember where I got my right-click on at, but thank you.)

Nneka, ready to go

Posted in hip-hop, if looks could kill, photos steal souls by Jef on July 12, 2010

I doubt this photo of Nneka is that new-ish, but either way, HELL YES.

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Boris Karloff koffee break

Posted in monsters, movies, photos steal souls by Jef on July 9, 2010

Everyone needs a pick me up, some more than others.

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Ian Fisher’s army eyes

Posted in if looks could kill, photos steal souls, Uncategorized by Jef on April 26, 2010

I’m a little late with this one, but if you haven’t already, go check out Craig F. Walker’s photo essay on Ian Fisher for the Denver Post.

Walker tracks Fisher from his high school graduation, to his enlistment in the army, his training, his year-long tour in Iraq, his life overseas, and his return home. Amazing stuff.

Bedrooms where soldiers used to sleep

Posted in obits, photos steal souls, what is it good for? by Jef on March 23, 2010

This is the bedroom that belonged to Cpl. Christopher Scherer, a U.S. Marine who died in Iraq in 2007 at the age of 21. He liked sports, and sports hats.

For more in this awesome series by photographer Ashley Gilbertson, check out “The Shrine Down the Hall” in The New York Times Magazine.

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Posted in *dead*, photos steal souls by Jef on March 20, 2010

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