August 19, 2014
giphy:

mmm dat shell is so fine.

giphy:

mmm dat shell is so fine.

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August 19, 2014

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August 19, 2014

(Source: Spotify)

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August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014
beatonna:

sovietpostcards:

Drawing by K. Zotov, 1968 (by katya.)

Nothing like a mouse party around a wheat

beatonna:

sovietpostcards:

Drawing by K. Zotov, 1968 (by katya.)

Nothing like a mouse party around a wheat

August 18, 2014

stacysix said: I apologize if I misread the Tumblr attributions, but re: Brave/Rapunzel, I think you wrote "And of course, the former Romans living and working in Scotland at the time would have no written record of their activities or appearance because no one cared." Please google: Roman soldier letters. The first result I got was from a POC, and was quite cool. Then add "Scotland" to your search. Look for the Vindolanda Letters. Again, I'm sorry if I misattributed that statement to you. Thanks.

medievalpoc:

biromanatees-like-cats:

I’m going to use this in something I’m writing, and also it’s absolutely hilarious and amazing, and if you haven’t read it and laughed and then looked into it, you should do.

If there is anything that ever existed that needs at least 800 of everything written about it, it’s freezing African Romans in Scotland writing home for socks and underwear.

There is an online searchable database for the Vindolanda tablets here.

This is the letter about the socks (from the sender):

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medievalpoc:

AHHHH HA HA HA HA HA

AHHHHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

OH MY GOD

THERE’S SO MUCH DOCUMENTATION

Incoming mail (tablet 346) is also revealing: ‘I have sent you … pairs of socks from Sattua, two pairs of sandals and two pairs of underpants.’  It was obviously a bit cold for soldiers on the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire.

THE SOCKS ARE STILL THERE:

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They wore them with sandals, apparently, before they gave up and went to boots.

I JUST CANNOT…I HAD NO CLUE ABOUT ANY OF THIS.

THEY JUST KEEP FINDING THEM:

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40,000+ ROMAN SOLDIERS IN SCOTLAND: WE’RE FREEZING PLEASE SEND MORE SOCKS.

THIS IS THE BEST WRONG I’VE EVER BEEN.

"… I have sent (?) you … pairs of socks from Sattua, and two pairs of underpants, two pairs of sandals … Greet …ndes, Elpis, Iu…, …enus, Tetricus and all your messmates with whom I pray that you live in the greatest good fortune."

^ Say hi to Tetricus and them for me

August 17, 2014
neil-gaiman:

batsonthebrain:

I need a moment…

We all do.

neil-gaiman:

batsonthebrain:

I need a moment…

We all do.

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August 16, 2014

August 15, 2014
japaneseaesthetics:

Openwork metal woman’s hairpin, very intricate with a fish motif.  Likely early 20th century.  Japan

japaneseaesthetics:

Openwork metal woman’s hairpin, very intricate with a fish motif.  Likely early 20th century.  Japan

(via virtual-artifacts)

August 15, 2014
smithsonianlibraries:

Hints to Young Yacht Skippers is the name of the book and “don’t go in the water” is hint #1.
The shark pictured (obviously showing off) is a Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, which you can find in the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s Shark Week Collection, or their Flickr set, Sharks!

smithsonianlibraries:

Hints to Young Yacht Skippers is the name of the book and “don’t go in the water” is hint #1.

The shark pictured (obviously showing off) is a Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, which you can find in the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s Shark Week Collection, or their Flickr set, Sharks!

August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014
etourderie:

sturmtruppen:

I’m 70% sure that Luther doesn’t know what one of those two words means but I don’t know which one he’s confused about.

According to Google, Luther isn’t the only person who’s titled a review “Cheap but inexpensive” in the past, and I think this actually does make sense, albeit not at a glance: “inexpensive” refers exclusively to cost, but “cheap” is an adjective describing both cost and quality. Some things are cheap in quality, but expensive in price; others are cheap in quality, but also inexpensive. I imagine this review elaborates that the product in question isn’t high quality, but is inexpensive enough that it may not matter. You get what you pay for!

etourderie:

sturmtruppen:

I’m 70% sure that Luther doesn’t know what one of those two words means but I don’t know which one he’s confused about.

According to Google, Luther isn’t the only person who’s titled a review “Cheap but inexpensive” in the past, and I think this actually does make sense, albeit not at a glance: “inexpensive” refers exclusively to cost, but “cheap” is an adjective describing both cost and quality. Some things are cheap in quality, but expensive in price; others are cheap in quality, but also inexpensive. I imagine this review elaborates that the product in question isn’t high quality, but is inexpensive enough that it may not matter. You get what you pay for!

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August 13, 2014

Anonymous said: I got to hit up the cute girl who works at this frozen yogurt place because of my WTFIBC shirt. TDOOB saves lives.

thingsdrawnonorphanblack:

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