Cosmogyros

Fitzcarraldo, drinking toast after toast: "To your dogs' cook. To Verdi. To Rossini. To Caruso."
Other guy, raising his glass: "To Fitzcarraldo, Conquistador of the Useless. Cheers!"
Fitzcarraldo: "As true as I am standing here, one day I shall bring grand opera to Iquitos. I will outnumber you. I will outbillion you. I am the spectacle in the forest. I am the inventor of rubber. I will outrubber you. Sir, the reality of your world is nothing more than a rotten caricature of great opera."
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    Aug 31

    trinandtonic:

    blastortoise:

    white people: mike brown robbed that store!

    Lawyer: no he didn’t

    Store owners: nope

    Eye witnesses: nah

    white people:

    white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE

    people who are paying attention: hey hey did you know that robbing a store is not actually grounds for an extrajudicial execution anyway

    (via lindybadger)


    sixpenceee:

Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan

School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour

 The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately

Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz

Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.

The last Jew of Vinnitsa

Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.

Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century
I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did. 

    sixpenceee:

    Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan

    School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

    Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

    A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour

     The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately

    Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz

    Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.

    The last Jew of Vinnitsa

    Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.

    Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

    Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century

    I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did. 

    (via pricklylegs)


    green-satan:

    milkybabie:

    I was in love with this boy once so I started to beat him up everyday but people thought we were rough housing bc boys can’t like each other and one day I was like “dude I like you a lot but I can’t cope with my feelings so I beat you up im sorry” and he was like “dude that’s really chill we can hold hands if you want??? Btw you have really good punches.” And that’s the story of how I had my first boyfriend

    that was wild from start to finish

    (via i-think-i-get-the-reference)


    Aug 30
    linguisten:

mypling:

Series: Nerdy Semantics
Where are the boundaries of meaning and of categorisation? Is a pinguin a bird? And what about a table? Is a table also a bird? I mean: Did you know that a banana is a kind of berry, but that strawberries are NOT berries?
(Picture quoted from: Müller, Stefan 2013)

Penguins, prototype semantics, and the best footnote i’ve ever seen. (in German, though)

    linguisten:

    mypling:

    Series: Nerdy Semantics

    Where are the boundaries of meaning and of categorisation? Is a pinguin a bird? And what about a table? Is a table also a bird? I mean: Did you know that a banana is a kind of berry, but that strawberries are NOT berries?

    (Picture quoted from: Müller, Stefan 2013)

    Penguins, prototype semantics, and the best footnote i’ve ever seen. (in German, though)


    • Romantic sexual: Hot, single, & ready to mingle
    • Aromantic sexual: Cool, fresh, & ready to mesh
    • Romantic asexual: Warm, subtle, & ready to cuddle
    • Aromantic asexual: Already pretty comfortable

    The Hudson River School was a 19th century American art movement influenced by romanticism, focusing primarily on landscape paintings of the United States. The Hudson River School was named after a series of paintings depicting the Hudson River Valley in the northeastern United States, although the movement gradually spread to other parts of New England and the southern and western United States as well. The Hudson River School students were influenced by European landscape artists such as Claude Lorrain, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable. These artists were also contemporaries of the transcendentalist literature and philosophy movement in America, a group of writers made famous for their love of nature. 

    Valley of the Yosemite, Albert Bierstadt, 1864.

    The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak, Albert Bierstadt. 1863.

    Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire, Thomas Cole. 1827.

    Sunny Morning on the Hudson River, Thomas Cole. 1827.

    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Thomas Moran. 1872.

    The Chasm of the Colorado, Thomas Moran. 1874.


    beben-eleben:

    Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).

    (via pricklylegs)


    So without intending to, I somehow ended up at DragonCon. (It’s pretty hard to avoid if you go downtown.) Is anyone else I know here?


    Aug 29
    overtheunderpass:

Wow, check out this great photo of nothing but carpeted stairs. 

    overtheunderpass:

    Wow, check out this great photo of nothing but carpeted stairs. 

    (via pampelius)


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