I’m taking the day off to enjoy some time with friends and family and be out in nature. Be back tomorrow. Have a great day everybody!
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp – Rembrandt van Rijn, 1632
Rembrandt was only twenty-five when he was asked to paint the portraits of the Amsterdam surgeons. The portrait was commissioned for the anatomy lesson given by Dr Nicolaes Tulp in January 1632.
One of only two authentic old Jolly Rogers known in the world. The red background meant that she ship flying the flag would take no prisoners if their opponents put up a fight. The 18th century pirate flag is now on display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
Pirates did not fly the Jolly Roger at all times. Like other vessels, pirate ships usually stocked a variety of flags, and would normally fly a false flag or no colours until they had their prey within firing range. When the pirates’ intended victim was within range, the Jolly Roger would be raised, often simultaneously with a warning shot.
Flying a Jolly Roger was a reliable way of proving oneself a pirate. Just possessing or using a Jolly Roger was considered proof that one was a criminal pirate rather than something more legitimate; only a pirate would dare fly the Jolly Roger, as he was already under threat of execution
In 1992, a man in Texas was sent to death row for murdering his kids by arson. He was executed by lethal injection in 2004. In 2009, through advances in technology, it was found that the fire was likely accidental. According to an expert, “There was no item of evidence that indicated arson.”
When Stacy was on the stand, Jackson grilled her about the “significance” of Willingham’s “very large tattoo of a skull, encircled by some kind of a serpent.”
“It’s just a tattoo,” Stacy responded.
“He just likes skulls and snakes. Is that what you’re saying?”
“No. He just had—he got a tattoo on him.”