Pls don’t crush the extremely rare, ex-firelord’s pet dragon
Pls don’t crush the extremely rare, ex-firelord’s pet dragon
If you’ve been keeping up with what the media is saying about Darren Wilson, you may have read this article that claims he suffered a blowout fracture: a fracture of one or more bones surrounding the eye. Here is a screencap from the article of “Darren Wilson’s” CT scan. Also known as “lol_bc_not_darren_wilson.jpg”
When the article later stated that “police sources” said 12 witnesses had taken Wilson’s side, I was incredible skeptical, obviously.
[I also want to mention that this article is using pictures of the convenience store where the owner’s lawyer blatantly stated that Mike Brown did not steal anything.]
This article lists the side effects of an orbital blowout fracture. It also posts a video taken by Piaget Crenshaw, a woman who lives on the street where Mike Brown was killed. The video shows Darren Wilson standing around Mike’s body soon after his murder, showing no signs of pain; and you see the officer he’s reporting to acting like Wilson hasn’t been injured at all. That isn’t very likely for someone who would have visible signs of trauma.
The second article also shows “Darren’s” CT scan, and one that looks exactly like it, but: in the corner it says UNIV OF IOWA ETC-TC. Just to check up on this, I looked up the words “university of iowa blowout fracture” and set Google to where it would show posts from before this year, guess what.
On uiowa.edu, this CT scan was on a page made in 2008. [It’s about all kinds of eye trauma.] Here’s a screencap with the url in it so you can see what I’m talking about, if you don’t want to scroll through a page with graphic injuries.
I don’t know why they thought they could get away with this at all, oh my god. The article that says Darren Wilson was injured is a complete fallacy, and the police released this information to make Mike Brown seem like a “thug.”
(“There’s no more racism in America! We have a black President!”)
Now listen to me. If an article does not post credible sources (“two local St. Louis sources” does not count at all) or only goes off what the police is saying: double, triple, quadruple check it before you share the information, just to cause less hysteria for everyone trying to stay updated on these horrific events.
FFFF01 // Futuristic Fashion Femme Fatales
I feel like these are right up fullten's alley
Yes. Yes they are,
I might have to make something like one of these after I finish my killer frost cosplay… International shipping costs aren’t that bad.
Yes, you should get on this, for all of humanity and future generations <3
(part of) Team Avatar arriving in Ba Sing Se
Hey guys! We at Korra Reaction are SUPER excited for tomorrow’s finale, as well as all your upcoming reactions!
We’re not only going to be curating all the reactions from this Friday’s finale, but also compiling some of them too! For all of those who are filming their Book 3 finale reactions, you have a chance to be in the Book 3 Finale Reaction Compilation video!
The video will include a supercut of fan reaction clips in chronological order of the most noteworthy scenes in the 1 hour finale, with a clip of the scene at the corner. It will ideally run from 5-7 minutes.
Some rules and guidelines for submissions
- You have to have a Tumblr! No anon submissions will be taken. Please include your name and URL in the submission.
- Your face(s) has to be visible. No voiceovers.
- To be considered, the video link must be submitted to us via our submit box ONLY and the tag #korrareaction supercut must be checked off.
- The video must be uploaded on Youtube. It’s easier for us to download!
- We have to hear the audio of the episode to determine where to put a certain part of your video in ours.
Unfortunately, since we’re trying to keep the video length short and sweet, we can’t include everyone but we will be watching all of the submissions. Don’t worry if you don’t see yourself in the clip! It’s nothing personal, just a matter of logistics.
Submission deadline is MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH 2014 AT 5PM EST. We hope to have the supercut compilation ready for midweek.
Any questions? Head over to our askbox.
Get your cameras ready, guys! It’s all going down TOMORROW.
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I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.
High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:
… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):
… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:
In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.
so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?
A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.
But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.
FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK
ok this is really informative and all but i really feel a need to bring up that high heels didn’t start in Europe nor were they for fashion.
High heels came to prominence when worn by the 16th century Persian cavalry- the riders needed to be able to remain steady to fire their arrows while standing up on their stirrups while astride a running horse. The Persian empire had like the largest cavalry in the world, so you can imagine. High heels then spread to Europe because the Persian Shah Abbas was keen to foster ties in a bid to gain allies against his enemy- the Ottoman Empire.
As a result of these diplomatic exchanges, there was some kind of mania for all things Iranian during that period amongst the Europeans, and that’s how the story of high heels being a European fashion symbol for men really begins.
This was some of my favorite shit that I studied in art school :)
PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE US, DO NOT FEAR you too can watch the legend of Korra legally online. So Nick.com (among other sites) are region blocked, meaning that only those living in the us can enter the website or watch the videos. Here is how to bypass it, the easy way
go to hola.org
get the extension :)
Go to Nick.com
and this should pop up.
Or click on the hola logo on the top right corner of your screen.
So if it doesn’t work, click on the logo a second time and downvote.
By doing this in stead of streaming illegally you will support the show and Korra needs more love. The whole process of downloading the app and using it only takes a couple of seconds. Much easier than searching the web for a streaming site (of low quality) or praying that the torrent you downloaded will get more seeders.
ps sorry if this little tutorial was stupid and everyone knows this already
the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the effects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.
Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish.
THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS
Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.
Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together.
this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site