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     You may never sleep again!

     This wonderful Oscar nominated animation by Paul Berry should provide a clue about this month’s blog theme…

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     Trailer

     View part 1 of 6.  Discover parts 2 to 6 on YouTube.  

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     We could not allow Puppet Month to go by at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana without wishing a very Happy Birthday to Mr. Punch who is celebrating 350 years of terrifying minors with his anger-management issues.

 

     Here are a few Punch facts to peruse if the pictures haven’t made you run screaming from this post ~

*  Punch & Judy performers are known as “Professors” and are sometimes assisted by a “Bottler” who corrals the audience, collects money and provides musical accompaniment. 

*  Mr. Punch is a manifestation of the mythological Trickster archetype.  His current anglicized form was adapted from the sixteenth century Neapolitan character Pulcinella from the Italian Commedia Dell’ Arte. 

*  Diarist Samuel Pepys recorded Punch’s début in London’s Covent Garden in 1662.

*  Punch regularly beats the other characters with a wooden baton known as a “slapstick”, a name now used as a collective term for a genre of physical comedy.

*  The Punch & Judy Show was originally intended for adults.  Contentious characters such as The Devil and Punch’s mistress Pretty Polly were sidelined in the late Victorian era as the performances were adapted for children.

*  The device which creates Punch’s familiar rasp is called a swazzle.

 

     Click the smiley for lots more information 🙂

 

 

Punch & Judy Pub, Norfolk, UK.

 

 

     Finally, a little treat from Stop-Motion Maestro Jan Svankmajer.  Don’t have nightmares, Blogsprites! 

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Amazing Nasa Moon Tour! It’s not made of cheese after all.

Nader Nazemi

Nasa offers detailed HD tour of the moon… including the dark side | Mail Online.

Unless you are extremely wealthy, the chances are you’ll never get to see the Moon up close.

But thanks to this new detailed video from the U.S. space agency Nasa, you can now see the Moon like never before.

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I think I just let out some wee! LMFAO.

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     I thought you might enjoy this lovely little flash animation from Button Films 😉

     

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     Updated 26/02/2015

     There’s always lots of Scary Faerie at Lily Wight 🙂

     

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