Below the fold, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan tweets.
Also concrete ships, yesterday and today.
Louis Oppenheim’s First World War German propaganda posters, and typefaces.
Pre James Bond, WW1 U-boat salvage and repair ship SMS Vulkan.
Above, art by Frank R Paul, from Golden Age Comic Book Stories.
"17 people were killed including a 10-year-old boy" #Syria Reading as my own 10 year old sits with me. old http://bit.ly/l05a8a @CBSNews
CBSNews CBS News
Syrian troops fire onto protesters, 17 killed; Obama speech called "incitement" to violence http://bit.ly/l05a8a
acarvin Andy Carvin
Oh, to be a fly on that wall. #awkward RT @avimayer: NRG: #Netanyahu has arrived at #WH; meeting with #Obama has begun. #Israel
Wow, pure genius. RT @attackerman WE CLONED BIN LADEN http://bit.ly/iQ5iUd this kind of conspiracy theory actually makes us look more badass
Concrete ships, yesterday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Faith and today http://www.norheim.dk/index.html
One leads to another: U-boats and typefaces by Louis Oppenheim http://bit.ly/jzPFUd and http://new.myfonts.com/search/louis+oppenheim/fonts/
MT @MajGenLorimer RAF Tornados hit 2 corvettes in harbour & facility making fast inflatable boats #Tripoli #Libya AP: http://dlvr.it/SLjp5
Pre James Bond, WW1 U-boat salvage and repair ship SMS Vulkan: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39245032@N08/5395913937/
Pic in post: that Capa snap http://bit.ly/mFlbn http://bit.ly/QEvdU RT @poumista1937 Today in 1937: George Orwell shot http://wp.me/pgCTE-rC
Found good WW1 U-Boat pix on Dirk Bruin's Flickr, also other good stuff, whale rescue & air defence listening trumpets: http://bit.ly/mzb0Hf
Blog post, how "Matchbox" models are made, toys and globalisation, #London and #China, art by M Sasek http://bit.ly/lp14Z6
Need to draw a FIRST World War German submarine - online images found so far are small and blurry. Can anyone point me the right direction?
normblog Norman Geras
Mick Hartley has countdown to May 24 links. No need to explain May 24, right? http://bit.ly/jXP7wP
bobfrombrockley Bob Gordon
The Bob From Brockley Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fqxgxu ▸ Top stories today via @smatheson_green @michaelezra @littleatoms @harpymarx
Grads hit #Zintan #Libya MT @NewsInLibya Gadafi forces shell rebel mountain stronghold: Associated Press, 19 May 2011 http://dlvr.it/SFByx
Animator Michael Sporn's blog has focused on Disney's Cinderella since last week - working sketches, ref photos & more: http://bit.ly/jKFUq0
From Your Friend in the North @yfitnblog - paramilitary mural painters make an unwelcome return to Belfast http://bit.ly/kvOTZ5
"..humbled by bravery of so many Libyan people" MT @foreignoffice To #Benghazi: David Clay writes on returning to #Libya http://ow.ly/4X9LQ
@fpinternational Or Torchy the Battery Boy?
@citizen_sane Lucky you, a day ahead. I've spent most of May thinking it's March.
MSF_USA Doctors w/o Borders
Just what the day needed: RT @50WattsDotCom Remade 2 posts of vintage Japanese graphic design http://bit.ly/k3NRZC & http://bit.ly/mTOGgz
@punkyscudmonkey It gave me a weird sort of flashback to when I first saw a teaser for The Phantom Menace. High adventure made utterly banal
Royal Navy missing its Nimrods in #Libya ? RT @Galrahn Bottom line, Royal Navy can't do littoral warfare without the US informationdissemination.net/2011/05/enable…
modernityblog modernity blog
Mercs, R2, Blackwater And The UAE. http://wp.me/p4XPG-3l3
"There are 2 armies now" WPost MT @humanprovince Battle on #Lebanon #Syria border - broader implications of Syrian revolt http://me.lt/7X7kq
abumuqawama Andrew Exum
I've posted the observations of an American student at AUB who witnessed yesterday's events: http://bit.ly/m9ByJF @humanprovince
Silent still shadow images of wireless dancing: RT @ArchiveAtBBC View pictures of Fred Astaire at the BBC in the 1940s http://bbc.in/jXWa9R
On Lebanon-Israel border protest deaths, @humanprovince pushes back against @abumuqawama &c. comments http://bit.ly/mJQ4aF via @abuaardvark
First para last line out of date before 'twas even published. Should I read to end? MT @abuaardvark ICG on Libya 13 May http://bit.ly/lUGwnJ
RT @washingtonpost Sister of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he’s been allowed first family visit in 43 days http://wapo.st/lbj8ic
AbasDaiyar Abbas Daiyar
Nice bit of drawing - Napoleon III caricature by Henri Demare - V&A http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1029453/print-le-blagorama/
@michaelezra But navel gazing is WHY Tracey Emin is part of the establishment - looks cutting edge, but doesn't challenge the SYSTEM, man!
CharleyParkerLC Charley Parker
Mattias Adolfsson's wonderfully whimsical drawings and illos collected in new book. New Lines and Colors post: http://is.gd/lhfLha
kevin_gendreau Kevin Gendreau
RawyaRageh Rawya Rageh
It was very, very interesting to see that goon alternate between using the words 'state security' and 'national security agency' #Egypt
Tell me something I don't know.. RT @RogerHighfield This might come as a shock, but everything you think is wrong http://bit.ly/mKQ6nx
Russian talking fish and a terrific monster in a short by Robert Saakayantz on Fantastic Animation http://bit.ly/iTccZb an @AeronAlfrey blog
bobfrombrockley Bob Gordon
The Bob From Brockley Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fqxgxu ▸ Top stories today via @poshdavecameron @modernityblog @libcon @jenlipman
Cameraman Daniel Demoustier ITV to #Libya youth MT @emmagable "you can run country much better than f*** Col G." http://youtu.be/YHuTr7hH3Rk
In the Weimar Art blog archiv by @kraftgenie - Gerda Taro http://bit.ly/k2pjHZ more by NPPA http://bit.ly/kURpjK & PBBI http://bit.ly/li6epI
RT @blakehounshell @TravellerW and @shabinakhatri interview Bashar's cousin Ribal al-Assad. stgallen-symposium.org/Media-Channel/… - #Syria
BBCAndyNorth andy north
on drive in to tripoli, petrol queues in every town we pass thru, some three cars wide, stretching several blocks and petrol stations closed
Eerie photo, trees covered in spider webs, flooded area Pakistan, December 2010 http://mickhartley.typepad.com/blog/2011/05/spider-tree.html
bengidley Ben Gidley
"Cute" things that 3 yr olds do: spending hours diligently "cleaning" his bike before I realise what he is cleaning it with is... glue
Another government doesn't get Machiavelli on mercenaries: RT @abuaardvark Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for UAE http://is.gd/5oKbC4
Irish political maps http://irishpoliticalmaps.blogspot.com/ via Slugger O'Toole http://sluggerotoole.com/2011/05/08/sf-across-ireland/
MT @modernityblog HRW: Ai Weiwei & #China’s assault on truth - voices support for human rights, kidnaps dissidents http://bit.ly/kU0C4V
- continued from previous tweet, another blog by artist Sergio Aquindo, this one of art by others he likes: http://troesmas.blogspot.com/
Sergio Aquindo's blogs: illustration http://sergioaquindo.blogspot.com/ etchings, photos, sketches http://minameisdanger.blogspot.com/ more-
But Dayton's a grim model MT @NickKristof Richard Holbrooke critique of Obama Af-Pak positions, from beyond the grave: http://nyti.ms/lQP29z
Conspiracism "violates a central tenet of enlightened libertarianism.. that government is stupid" - Lester Hunt http://bit.ly/lzQxs7
Cranks - right wing US site antiwar.com takes its headlines from Gadafi propaganda on Libyan state TV: http://dlvr.it/RfKyW via @NewsInLibya
'Bahrain’s Pearl Statue is gone, but it remains an icon of democracy' by Philip Kennicott @washingtonpost - washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…
shadihamid Shadi Hamid
When analysts say an Arab regime is likely to survive, it means there's a good chance the regime is about to fall #Syria
Gadafi forces' munitions abandoned by #Misrata airport #Libya, report by @cjchivers NY Times - http://bit.ly/kYi2Sm
Many thanks to @PeterTarlan @bengidley @martinmargins for #ff - looking forward to going through your other recommendations!
Reading Heinrich Böll's 'Irish Journal', I keep hearing Werner Herzog's voice in my head. Poverty, emigration, rain, time, tea, and drink.
MT @AnorakMagazine Simply disgusting! Wandsworth council @wandbc charge children to use playground gu.com/p/2p3my/tw (via @KidsIndustries)
RT @bengidley The UK continues to detain children, a year after the Coalition's pledge to end it opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/sim…
From AP: RT @ShababLibya Pressure mounts on Gadhafi within Libya's capital http://goo.gl/HPrCk #Libya #Feb17 #gaddaficrimes
@ThinkStrat . . and when you said even with NFZ rebels would be defeated by the end of April . .
Y'mean when y'told us NFZ wouldn't happen? MT @ThinkStrat Almost 2 months since Libya.. began; do I get to do the 'I told you so!' song yet?
abuaardvark Marc Lynch
RT @steven_metz: Libya today is as if the Coalition supported the Iraq Shiite uprising in 1991. Things would have been better if it had.
Transport Police charge man for ‘bill posting’ gay-free zone stickers: Rainbow Hamlets asks CPS to review charge... http://bit.ly/l36IsG
MaxDunbar1 Max Dunbar
@hurryupharry has thorough background on Uganda gay murder bill. US has indicated it will cut off aid if bill is passed j.mp/j50kU3
Karzai's Brother Regrets Backing #Karzai in Presidential Campaign tolonews.com/en/afghanistan… via @AddThis #Afghanistan #Corruption #Taliban
Photographer Martin Munkácsi, from Kolozsvar to Long Island via Potsdam - blog post by @kraftgenie at Weimar Art: http://bit.ly/mK21IC
MT @cjchivers The NYT Update: Rebels Sieze Airport in #Misrata - just went live. With background on tactics.. http://tumblr.com/x1q2h84931
Going to see @Johndogsongs and others - open mic tonight 20:30 - 23:30 @T-Bird, 32 Blackstock Road, London - Finsbury Park tube
#Libya - Misrata airport liberated CNN http://bit.ly/j2Tp6f via @enduringamerica live blog http://bit.ly/mAoVgx
I love this Frank R Paul painting at Golden Age Comic Stories blog: http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-post_09.html