archaeology:

Museum to Sell Replicas of Golden Phallus in its Gift Shop A penis-shaped gold pendant from ancient Rome has become so popular at Norfolk’s Lynn Museum that visitors will soon be able to purchase replicas of it at the gift shop.
Well, my birthday is coming up, you know.

Marcella? 

archaeology:

Museum to Sell Replicas of Golden Phallus in its Gift Shop
A penis-shaped gold pendant from ancient Rome has become so popular at Norfolk’s Lynn Museum that visitors will soon be able to purchase replicas of it at the gift shop.

Well, my birthday is coming up, you know.

Marcella? 

elevenacres:

1939: The first ever ‘Festival International du Film’ was scheduled to start on 1 September, but was forced to close after the first night because of the outbreak of WWII. This poster, featuring an illustration by Jean Gabriel Daumergue, is the first and still one of the best. 

elevenacres:

1939: The first ever ‘Festival International du Film’ was scheduled to start on 1 September, but was forced to close after the first night because of the outbreak of WWII. This poster, featuring an illustration by Jean Gabriel Daumergue, is the first and still one of the best. 

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WHEN SOMEONE ASKS WHAT I STUDY

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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tetw:

A Tetw reading list

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Often underestimated, doing nothing is a powerful force for good… 

Later by James Surowiecki - What does procrastination tell us about ourselves?

Minding the Gaps by Melissa Healy - Go ahead and let your thoughts wander: An ‘idle’ brain may be the self’s workshop.

The Benefits of Distraction by Sam Anderson - Why the recent spate of diatribes against the attention deficit generation may be barking up the wrong tree.

Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State by Carl Zimmer - This one pretty much does what it says on the tin.

The Virtues of Daydreaming by Jonah Lehrer - Okay, so it’s not exactly doing nothing, but close enough.

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Verbing Weirds Language

  • Calvin: I like to verb words.
  • Hobbes: What?
  • Calvin: I take nouns and adjectives and use them as verbs. Remember when "access" was a thing? Now it's something you do. It got verbed.
  • Calvin: Verbing weirds language.
  • Hobbes: Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding.
vicmorrowsghost:

During his “We Saw Your Boobs” song Seth MacFarlane listed off women who’s breasts he’d seen in their movies. As if this isn’t grotesque enough four of the instances he listed were scenes of rape or the character was raped during the movie.
Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.
Jodie Foster in The Accused.
Jessica Chastain in Lawless.
Charlize Theron in Monster.

vicmorrowsghost:

During his “We Saw Your Boobs” song Seth MacFarlane listed off women who’s breasts he’d seen in their movies. As if this isn’t grotesque enough four of the instances he listed were scenes of rape or the character was raped during the movie.

  • Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.
  • Jodie Foster in The Accused.
  • Jessica Chastain in Lawless.
  • Charlize Theron in Monster.

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vensuberg:

PC 2154 Jeanne Juilla

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retrogasm:

I will call him George and I will love him and pet him and squeeze him…

retrogasm:

I will call him George and I will love him and pet him and squeeze him…

shortformblog:

reportagebygettyimages:

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One year ago, legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria. Evidence from eye witnesses suggests that the journalists were targeted by the Syrian regime in an attempt to limit exposure of the war’s atrocities. Their deaths struck an industry still reeling from a string of tragic losses, including the deaths of photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington in Misrata, Libya, in April 2011.

Watch the U.N. Secretary General’s message of support

“It is unacceptable that those looking to report objectively from conflict zones around the world are deliberately singled out, targeted and murdered with impunity, with those responsible for their deaths not facing any repercussions. Without these journalists bearing witness, atrocities committed in war would go unremarked and it is an equal cruelty that their deaths go without justice. This is a situation that has to change. We are heading towards a day when it will be too dangerous for journalists to enter into or report from war zones.” - Aidan Sullivan, Vice President, Photo Assignments, Editorial Partnerships and Development for Getty Images and founder of A Day Without News?

A Day Without News?, launching today, will raise awareness of the risks faced by journalists and photojournalists in war zones, and lobby governments and tribunals to pursue and prosecute those who harm members of the news media. Many media professionals find themselves deliberately targeted when attempting to cover conflicts, and, while it is considered a war crime to do so, there has been little to no enforcement of this international humanitarianlaw.  Over the past decade, 945 photojournalists and correspondents have been killed while covering conflict zones, 583 of these without any resulting prosecutions as war crimes. Ninety journalists were killed in 2012 alone, the deadliest year on record.

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