Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Color Purple

Ok, I knew purple was an expensive dye in ancient times and was made from mollusks.  But I did not know all the particulars.  It took tens of thousands of dried out malodorous glands from the murex shells above to make even a small batch of purple dye. Read the whole BBC article. 

The ancient method of producing the non fading dye has been lost. While shellfish is generally not Kosher, the ancient Hebrews used them to create a sky blue dye to decorate Torahs and priest clothes.

EBL: Living Like Royalty! Now you know why Crown Royal bags are purple!

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Woodsterman: It's Funday

Goodstuffs Cyber World: Photo Dump

The Right Way: Rule 5 Saturday Link Around

Political Clown Parade: Flowing Curves Of Beauty

The Feral Irishman: Honey, could you grab me a cold beer

A View from the Beach: Women Get the Blues Over Red Meat

Animal Magnetism: Whale of a time in Japan and Asian Invasion

Diogenes Middle Finger News: A Good Monday Morning & Fishnet Friday 

Ninety Miles From Tyranny: Hot Pick, Girls With Guns and Morning Mistress 

The Pirates Cove: Sorta Blogless Sunday Pin UpIf All You See ...If All You See...

Proof Positive : Friday Night Babe - Charlbi Dean Kriek and Vintage Babe of the week

EBL: Lots of colors this week at EBL such as Saffron, Tyrian Purple, Carmine, and Indigo.

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and the color purple:

Dust bury
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
O.K. Corral
Daily Caller
Wired Right
Pirate's Cove
Proof Positive
The Right Way
Blazing Cat Fur
MissK's World...
By Other Means
American Power
Irons In The Fire
Guns and Bikinis
Raconteur Report
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Grouchy Old Cripple
Small Dead Animals
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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