Three Nudes In An Interior, 1923
Not to mention that rape in the U.S. is significantly down, despite Tumblr’s constant, near-maniacal alarmism about the rise of so-called “rape culture.” This article from 2006 says rape at that time was down 85% since the 1970s, and Wikipedia’s current article on rape in the U.S. cites an 85% decrease since 1980. I think about 80% of garbage should be recycled, so I’m not too impressed by that 33% number.
Landscape in mauve
Related: Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield
Anonymous said: Do you know much about bamboo?
Probably the most random question I’ve ever received… You mean the plant, I assume? It’s extremely invasive so I personally would never plant it, not even the dwarf varieties. I’ve seen huge stands of bamboo taking over the edges of forests after escaping from people’s yards. (Asian plants in general tend to spread rapidly in the U.S.) Same goes for ginger and banana plants; took me three years to remove those from my yard. I do have a kitchen towel made out of bamboo fibers, so it does have some good uses.