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HARRIET, LISTEN TO ME, YOU’RE DOING GREAT.
Are we almost there?
WE WOULD BE IF WASN’T FOR THIS FUCKING TRAFFIC. COME ON, PEOPLE! MOVE IT! HOW FAR APART ARE THE CONTRACTIONS?
A few minutes, I think. I’m so sorry about this, Hank. Larry’s stuck in a work meeting and- oh! Oh my god that hurts!
DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. IT’S THE LEAST I CAN DO FOR ALL THE FOOD AND CLEAN BEDDING YOU’VE GIVEN ME. NOW LIE BACK AND FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING. WE’RE ALMOST THERE.
Prof. Dr, Max Bruckner, Four Plates from the Book “Vielecke und Vielflache”, (1900)
Regular convex polyhedra, frequently referenced as “Platonic” solids, are featured prominently in the philosophy of Plato, who spoke about them, rather intuitively, in association to the four classical elements (earth, wind, fire, water… plus ether). However, it was Euclid who actually provided a mathematical description of each solid and found the ratio of the diameter of the circumscribed sphere to the length of the edge and argued that there are no further convex polyhedra than those 5: tetrahedron, hexahedron (also known as the cube), octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron.
Two sailors ca. 1940-1945. An image featured in the “Love and War” exhibit at the Kinsey Institute Gallery. More info on the exhibit can be found here.
“The photo is usually seen cropped from the waist up, as it was in the 1980s when the activist organization ACT-UP used in it on a T-shirt in their Read My Lips campaign. But the print hanging in the Kinsey gallery is the original version. Below decks, the sailors’ flies are open, and they are, so to speak, crossing swords.”