October 19 2014

He said that he would acquire no knowledge which did not bear upon his object. Therefore all the knowledge which he possessed was such as would be useful to him. I enumerated in my own mind all the various points upon which he had shown me that he was exceptionally well informed. I even took a pencil and jotted them down. I could not help smiling at the document when I had completed it. It ran this way:

(Source: pumpkinbbatch)

October 19 2014
Every single Marvel Studios movie has centered around a presumably straight, white, male protagonist, even if white women (mostly love interests) and men of color (support roles) have played roles in the film. The franchise is a box office juggernaut and has a ton of movies on this list, but we’ve gotten two to three movies about each of the men on the Avengers and there’s yet to be a film about Black Widow. Both of Marvel’s ensemble films—The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy—trimmed down the superhero teams for their film adaptations, and the women characters, save for one, were the first to be cut. Most moviegoers will never know that women of color and LGBTQ characters were cut from Guardians of the Galaxy, but audiences will get to relate to the talking raccoon and the talking tree.
— Marissa Lee, Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male (via fuckyeahblackwidow)
October 19 2014

Turn on your radio and hide. [x]

(Source: mccoyquialisms)

October 19 2014
cracked:

"That’s what RAF pilot Percy Maitland stumbled upon during a routine mail delivery flight way back in 1927 — strange wheel-like stone patterns up to 230 feet in diameter. And not just one, but hundreds of them. Thinking there was probably an easy explanation, he spoke to the local Bedouin tribesmen, who had no explanation to give. With hushed tones and fearful glances, they told Maitland the circles were 'the works of the old men.' And that’s how you start a horror story, folks.”
For more: 5 Mysterious Structures With Creepy Unknown Origins

cracked:

"That’s what RAF pilot Percy Maitland stumbled upon during a routine mail delivery flight way back in 1927 — strange wheel-like stone patterns up to 230 feet in diameter. And not just one, but hundreds of them. Thinking there was probably an easy explanation, he spoke to the local Bedouin tribesmen, who had no explanation to give. With hushed tones and fearful glances, they told Maitland the circles were 'the works of the old men.' And that’s how you start a horror story, folks.”

For more: 5 Mysterious Structures With Creepy Unknown Origins

October 19 2014
natashavc:

"While platform shoes increased stature for both men and women, from Greco-Roman actors to Venetian sophisticates on flooded walkways, the slanted structure of current high heels descends from the boots of early medieval horsemen seeking traction in the stirrup. Hence high heels have a masculine lineage, latent in their use by emancipated women eager to rise to men’s level.
But this quest for equality, dominance, or merely assertive presence at work and play is contradicted by a crippling construction: no item of female dress since the tight-laced Victorian corset is so mutilating. Pain and deformation are the price of high-heeled beauty. The high heel creates the illusion of a lengthened leg by shortening the calf muscle, arching the foot, and crushing the toes, forcing breasts and buttocks out in a classic hominid posture of sexual invitation.”
CAMILLE! PAGLIA! ON DESIGN AND VIOLENCE!! THE STILETTO!!

natashavc:

"While platform shoes increased stature for both men and women, from Greco-Roman actors to Venetian sophisticates on flooded walkways, the slanted structure of current high heels descends from the boots of early medieval horsemen seeking traction in the stirrup. Hence high heels have a masculine lineage, latent in their use by emancipated women eager to rise to men’s level.

But this quest for equality, dominance, or merely assertive presence at work and play is contradicted by a crippling construction: no item of female dress since the tight-laced Victorian corset is so mutilating. Pain and deformation are the price of high-heeled beauty. The high heel creates the illusion of a lengthened leg by shortening the calf muscle, arching the foot, and crushing the toes, forcing breasts and buttocks out in a classic hominid posture of sexual invitation.”

CAMILLE! PAGLIA! ON DESIGN AND VIOLENCE!! THE STILETTO!!

October 19 2014

skeletalroses:

Life hack: conquer your fear of the dark by becoming the thing other people fear in the dark.

October 19 2014

descendants-of-brown-royalty:

theurbanchica:

//deconstructing the eurocentric view of blonde hair.. 

visit melanesia’s solomon islands {1800 kilometers northeast of australia} and you’ll notice a striking contrast: about 10% of the dark-skinned islanders sport bright blond afros. hypotheses about the origins of this golden hair have included bleaching by sun and saltwater, a diet rich in fish, and the genetic legacy of europeans or americans. guess what- no euro/american genes- instead, it’s a random mutation that suggests blond hair has evolved independently at least twice in human history.. {science mag}

The same thing has been said about light colored eyes such as blue, grey and green. You don’t have to be mixed or biracial to have light colored eyes. We have been deceived and mislead for so long. There are Africans with Blue eyes some who have never seen white people before a day in their life. 

http://darkpeople-translucent-eyes.tumblr.com/post/51867627148

October 19 2014

theperksofbeingdisabled:

Halloween ideas for those in wheels Vol. I.

October 19 2014

thewordwielder:

datloganlerman:

sjor:

I wonder if anyone in the Harry Potter Universe ever tried to cast Engorgio on their penis…

that is a question that has plagued me for far too long

madam pomfrey probably gets 30 kids in the hospital wing for this a semester

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