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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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  • Sep 29

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    Visiting the Vibrant, Colorful Cityscape Of Willemstad, Curaçao

    For more vivid landscapes and architecture from the island of Curaçao, explore the Willemstad location page.

    One of the first things visitors notice about Willemstad, the capitol of Curaçao, is its brightly colored houses. The Dutch-influenced architecture reflects the colonial history of the tiny island nation, located in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela.

    “The landscape and the people who live in this city are as diverse as they come,” says Gaby Lieuw (@sandandstilettos), who grew up in Curaçao and currently runs a travel service for tourists to the island. “Many people speak at least four languages fluently—Dutch, English, Spanish and the local language of Papiamento—and switch between them effortlessly throughout the day.”

    According to Gaby, large music festivals are a defining feature of Willemstad, ranging from traditional tumba music to Bruno Mars. But one of the most memorable events that takes over the city center is Curaçao Pride, a celebration of LGBT community which runs from September 24 to 28. Visitors flock to Willemstad from all over the world to participate.

    “Pride events on the island are getting bigger and better every year,” says Gaby. “Curaçaoans always know how to throw a good party.”


    sometimes i just have one those nights where my only question is wHY DOES PAVAROTTI HAVE TO BE DEAD???



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I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”

I feel so conflicted right now



That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era. 

omg

    destroyedforcomfort:

    blackfootbeauty:

    oliasis:

    notyour-sidekick:

    kleenexwoman:

    did-you-kno:

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    I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”

    I feel so conflicted right now

    That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era. 

    omg

    (via comtessedebussy)


    thehomonextdoor:

this is the cutest and i will never get over it no matter how many times i see it

    thehomonextdoor:

    this is the cutest and i will never get over it no matter how many times i see it

    (via snowinacan)


    Sep 28
    • Male Writer: Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
    • Male Writer: Mother in laws amirite?
    • Male Writer: My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
    • Male Writer: Ugh female books are so romance filled
    • Male Writer: And girl fanfics, so mary suey
    • Male Writer: Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
    • Male Writer: She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
    • Male Writer: If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
    • Male Writer: a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
    • Male Writer: If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
    • Specifically White Male Writer: Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
    • Same Guy: It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
    • Another Specifically White Male Writer: It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
    • Same Guy: I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
    • Same Guy: Where in Europe? Who cares!
    • Male Writer: There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
    • Male Writer: Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
    • Male Writer: One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
    • Male Writer: If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
    • Male Writer: I am original

    nosebacon:

    this dog is amazing

    (via pricklylegs)


    Seitdem ich in Atlanta wohne, ist mein Leben deutscher denn je geworden. Mein Mitbewohner kommt aus Bautzen (und ist sehr stolz auf seinen Senf); den ersten Freund, den ich hier gefunden habe, kommt aus Karlsruhe; eine andere Freundin, die ich in dieser Stadt kennengelernt habe, interessiert sich sehr für Deutschland und lernt Deutsch; ich habe schon zweimal mit einer kleinen Gruppe Deutschlernende getroffen, um auf bzw. über Deutsch zu reden; zwei Minuten (zu Fuß!) von meinem Haus entfernt ist ein Biergarten; und in diesem Biergarten gibt es ein monatliches Treffen für Auslandsdeutschen sowie Leute, die Deutsch lernen. Da bin ich auch hingegangen, und habe dort noch ein paar Deutschinteressierte kennengelernt. Zudem gibt es natürlich meine Arbeit, wo ich den ganzen Tag lang deutschen Übersetzungen lese und korrigiere – und im Büro reden wir alle Deutsch miteinander. Es ist kaum zu glauben! Als ich die Entscheidung traf, hierher zu kommen, hätte ich nie gedacht, dass mein geliebtes Deutschland so nahe bei mir bleiben würde. :)



    themanfromnantucket:

    It’s often not a matter of blatant sexism (or racism, or ableism, or any kind of prejudice), but years of subtle cues and discouragement that prevent people from pursuing things they love and doing incredible things.
    This is a very, very poignant ad.

    (via octoswan)


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