Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Ruined Mosaics, Empathy Cards, Amy Schumer and More!

Hey gang, we got up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit here in Brooklyn yesterday, so I guess we’re just skipping right over Spring. But you know what we won’t skip? Your Wednesday Quickies! Dig in.

Uh oh. We’ve seen this sort of thing before: There is an investigation over the condition of at least 10 Roman mosaics at the Hatay Archaeology Museum in Turkey. It looks as if the mosaics have been inexpertly restored. But of course there’s some controversy. -Via Matt Schickele

Hip-hop veteran Killer Mike talks about his experience of being at the White House Correspondents Dinner while people were protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. -Via Courtney

Emily McDowell has designed Empathy Cards for Serious Illness and we love them. No platitudes. No pithiness. Just honest empathy. -Via Smashley

This would work on me – In an effort to promote adoption, a new ad campaign features a homeless dog that follows people around on a series of interactive billboards. -Via Donna

This is a great article on the rise of Amy Schumer and her badassery, humor and feminism. -Via Donna

Residents of Cornwall, England: there’s a really interesting interactive art show coming to the Eden Project. From The Guardian – Invisible You: The Human Microbiome will reveal how we become colonised by bacteria, fungi, protozoa and other micro-organisms, exploring microbes’ role in keeping us healthy and the consequences should our internal ecosystem fall out of kilter… the gallery will also house more than 10 creative works from artists around the world.” -Via Amy

Featured image by Emily McDowell

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Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+

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