They’re coming down off the counter so I can wash dishes. I wasn’t expecting this!
These clappers are shaped like hands. They were used in magical practices to scare away evil spirits and ghosts. By clapping them together a noise is created that accompanies a ritual.
Egyptian, found in Amarna. From the New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1353 - 1336 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
Pharrell and Jonah Hill compete over Julie Andrews.
A Seattle sign language interpreter says too many deaf people have been assaulted and arrested by police officers who didn’t know they were deaf, and thought they were being defiant. So she is crossing the country, training police officers in 54 cities on basic sign language and reminding them to be aware of the deaf community.
The news just broke… Walter Dean Myers has passed. In his lifetime, he wrote over 100 books, served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, won too many awards and honors to list, advised and inspired kids and young writers everywhere, and impacted thousands of lives. He was a lifelong proponent of diversity in children’s literature, and just a few months ago wrote an article that once again sparked the discussion.
Rest well, sir. You will be remembered always.
Beyond this, words fail me.
Bet you thought it was those puppies again, nope.
I don’t know what’s going on here. I just know I don’t like it.
The Three Caballeros (1945)