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Look, I love that they have Supergirl in the crossover, but would it have killed them to bring J'onn and Alex, too?

While I’m on the subject, could have Team Flash or the Legends have given Kendra and Carter a call and been like, “Hey, really sorry to bug you, but can you come out of retirement for a couple episodes. We have some aliens we need to fight and then we’ll leave you alone unless you decide you wanna get back in the game or something.”

Further more…. It would be nice if Rip would pop up, pulling Leonard Snart with him, going, “Hey, Guys, I got unlost from the Time Stream and look who I found!” 

Also, Kara could have called Clark and he could have been like, hold up, Imma call some of my friends… Yo, Diana, you busy? Call Bruce and tell him he’s coming, too. I’ll call Arthur… And whoever has Green Lantern Ring right now.

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“Spend five minutes with this sarcophagus and you’ll witness a whole night—and a passionate one at that. Zeus, somewhat put out because Selene (goddess of the moon) had fallen in love with the mortal Endymion, cast the beautiful young man into an eternal sleep. But that didn’t stop Selene from visiting her beloved every night. You can see her at the center of this sarcophagus as darkness falls, stepping off from her chariot. But as you look to the right, beyond the slumbering Endymion, the next day begins to dawn (too soon!), and the horses must rush the goddess of the moon away, until the next evening’s amorous encounter." 

Recommended viewing for slowartday from our antiquities curator, David Saunders.

To zoom in and let your "eyes” wander, click here.

Sarcophagus panel (detail), about A.D. 210, Roman. Marble, 84 ¼ in. long x 21 3/8 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 

Amazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek Vases

Ancient Greek vases with inscriptions that were once thought to be nonsense turn out to include the names of legendary Amazons, the famed warrior women.

In a forthcoming study of pottery dating to 500 B.C., study lead author Adrienne Mayor and J. Paul Getty Museum assistant curator David Saunders translated Greek inscriptions into their phonetic sounds for 12 ancient vases from Athens dated from 550 B.C. to 450 B.C. The inscriptions appear next to scenes of Amazons fighting, swimming, or shooting arrows.

They next submitted just the phonetic transcriptions without explanation to linguist John Colarusso of Canada’s McMaster University in Hamilton, who is an expert on rare languages of the Caucasus. He translated the inscriptions into names—such as Princess, Don’t Fail, and Hot Flanks—without knowing the details of the pictures of Amazons. Read more.

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To mark the release of the ‘Chilcot Inquiry’ into the US led War on Iraq, here’s some pics of the March 2003 anti-war graffiti attack on the Sydney Opera House.

The two vandals David Burgess and Will Saunders were later convicted of malicious damage and sentenced to nine months’ periodic detention. They were also ordered to pay $151,000 to the Opera House fund for its cleaning bill.

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Whoever said homosexuals can’t be superheroes needs to sit down and shut up. 

I do plan on revisiting this and making something more dramatic~ I’m not 100% sure if Billy was canon gay, but my headcanon is that he was.