1902 Hamilton Beach vibrator!
I recently acquired this lovely Edwardian vibrator, used by physicians to treat womens’ “hysteria.” I thought that was right down the alley of WeirdVintage, so I thought I’d share. I’m hoping to research more about it and write a more detailed post sometime for you all!
“What a tremendously hostile world that a rat must endure.”
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
There’s something deeply satisfying about directing the flow of water.
— Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea” (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t.
The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call “The Prestige”.