Thursday, April 24, 2014

Colour footage of Britain in 1926.

(Source: clarabows)

Ayoade tweets are the best tweets.

(Source: twitter.com)

fencehopping:

Melting aluminum with an electromagnet.

fencehopping:

Melting aluminum with an electromagnet.

diorwolf:

the best rant of 2014

thetechnicolortrenchcoat:

Today is Copernicus’s 541th birthday. You may remember Copernicus as the man who said “Hey, what if the Earth went around the sun?” To which the Catholic Church replied “Hey, what if we set you on fire?” 

altarandhour:

theprettygoodgatsby:

my favorite part of hamlet is at the beginning when they see the ghost of hamlet sr for the first time

and the guards are like “Horatio, you go talk to it! You went to college!”

and Horatio is like “Yeah! I did go to college! I will go talk to the ghost!”

like. where did horatio go to college. did he go to ghost college

Elizabethan theologians believed that talking to ghosts was dangerous, because it could actually be a devil. Horatio having attended college would mean that he knows theology as well as Latin, and therefore might be able to exorcise it if they were in danger.

I know this because I also went to college (and just finished writing my senior thesis on this)

(Source: thefreshprinceof-denmark)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

wholly to be a fool 
while Spring is in the world 

my blood approves, 
and kisses are a far better fate 
than wisdom 
lady i swear by all flowers.

E.E. Cummings (via rulesofearth)
  • Things you learn when beginning most languages: Colors, numbers, "hi my name is"
  • Things you learn when beginning Latin: war, manliness, four words for "death"

usepencil:

Sleeping by Alex Fiszbein

For my application to NYU, I did a series investigating time. My approach to this concept was to show the 12 hours of your life you never know what you do. I took a 12 hour exposure of myself sleeping with a 4x5 camera to capture as much detail as possible.”

(Source: natfong)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

(Source: hobbesdeep)

francesca-langer:

you guys

Burr was like Hemingway, way before Hemingway

"Took a nap."

"Walked in the rain."

"Thought much; concluded nothing."

his writing style is so startlingly modern and minimalist

and Hamilton is all like

Blah blah "my heart bleeds" blah blah obscure classical reference blah blah inappropriate joke blah blah seventy-five page tirade

they should write a novel together, alternating chapters

it would be either an avant-garde masterpiece or a total disaster

But I will die for my own sins, thanks a lot
We’ll raise up ourselves, thanks for nothing at all

(Source: play-listings)

itsamemarielle:

softfae:

be romantic with me, give me roses and hold my hand, but also be Romantic, engage in a distraught duel to the death for my affections on a church spire during a lightning storm

kiss me in the rain but also revolt against the aristocratic social and political norms of the age of enlightenment

(Source: phloxen)

dpicchiophotos:

I had my boyfriend who smokes use matches for a few days instead of a lighter and record the date and time and whatever he was thinking about while smoking. 
It’s funny that he quit smoking a few weeks after this project. 

dpicchiophotos:

I had my boyfriend who smokes use matches for a few days instead of a lighter and record the date and time and whatever he was thinking about while smoking. 

It’s funny that he quit smoking a few weeks after this project. 

Monday, April 21, 2014