David Wojnarowicz wore this jacket in 1988, just 4 years before he’d ultimately die from AIDS. Sadly, just a few years ago some of his artistic work was censored at the Smithsonian. People in power are still content to try and erase his history and the continued struggles of people with AIDS
everyone everywhere please please please reblog this important artist.
Did you guys know that carrots are actually bad for rabbits? They’re too high in sugar and can lead to tooth decay and other serious health defects in our furry little friends. So why did Bugs Bunny eat them all the time? Because of Clark Gable, that’s why.
The reference might not seem so obvious to us know, but when Bugs first appeared in theaters over seventy years ago the audience immediately understood that when Bugs ate a carrot and talked with his mouth full; he was parodying Clark Cable in Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (1934).
It turns out that, according to Friz Freleng’s unpublished memoirs, that It Happened One Night was one the animators favorite films and that at least three characteristics of Bugs Bunny are based on the film. Besides Clark Gable inspiring Bugs’ carrot addiction; his personality was based on Oscar Shapely, a minor character in the film who consistently referred to Gable as Doc. Not only that, the famous Rabbit was named after Bugs Dooley; an imaginary character mentioned in the film.
Sure, It Happened One Night is considered to be one the best romantic comedies of all time, and it might have been directed by Frank Capra, who’s arguably the greatest American film director ever; but this might be one of those rare cases where the parody has outlived the original reference.
Some what related: When Bugs Bunny referred to Elmer Fudd as “Nimrod” he was ironically referencing Nimrod from the book of Genesis who was a mighty hunter. Children growing up with Bugs Bunny (self included) not familiar with the story, grew up thinking that “Nimrod” was an insult of stupidity or incompetence.
Another instance where the parody has outlived the original reference.
I remember as a kid watching Felix the cat they were calling the little sciencey dude Poindexter and I just thought they were insulting him, then when I realized it was his actual name I wondered if maybe the character was old enough to be the reason people associate the word “Poindexter” with derisive slang for geekiness.
(and he totally is)
every time i look at a diagram of a molecule i can’t not see some underwear and a crotch and some legs than have been chopped off
ok here do you see it now?
BUT WAIT it gets worse when you get to more complex molecules like hydrocarbons
and by worse i mean disturbing
THIS ISN’T CHEMISTRY ANY MORE THIS IS SILENT HILL
i wish i never made this post
CAN’T NOT REBLOG
Think twice before you judge a parent.
So, maybe we’re the
generation of the selfie,
but we’re also the generation
that grew up in a tainted,
with every impossible beauty standard
shoved down our throat
through a tube
because eating has become
a guilty pleasure
and condemning beauty ideals
won’t go straight to our thighs.
And if, by chance,
we are able to destroy the
demons that you’ve planted
inside of us with your
constant advertisements and rules
that play behind our eyelids and
take root in our brains,
then let us take our fucking pictures
and capture that moment when
we felt beautiful because all this world
has taught us is that
our beauty is the greatest
measure of our worth.
Scoff at our phones all you like,
these delicate extensions of
our fingers, but know that
through this technology
that you couldn’t even
begin to understand,
we have smudged the entire
world with our fingerprints.
We are the generation of knowledge,
and we are learning more than
any that came before us.
So, frown at my typing fingers;
I am using them to grasp power
by the throat.
Try to invalidate us,
but we’ve heard our
parents talking about
the world’s crashing and burning
since we had sprung from the womb.
We know you’ve fucked up,
and we’re angry about it-
the kind of anger that
that I feel in my veins every time
I read the news from my phone
that sticks in my throat like honey
in a debate;
the kind of anger that simmers,
that sharpens teeth into daggers,
that makes this generation more dangerous
than you could have ever imagined.
We are the generation of change,
and goddammit, we’re coming.
I NEED THESE THINGS
Here is the master post with all of the current ones together in one spot! Thank you guys for the support!
If there’s one thing this city’s taught me, you can put a price on anything.
Stick-gods ~ Horus vs. Set
This is a masterpost of Gothic literature, a genre popular in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe (and to a lesser extent in America), which combined horror, fantasy, and Romanticism. The list is organised by genre and date. All texts are public-domain and are available online via the links provided. Happy reading, and feel free to ask if there’s anything you’d like me to add.
Novels and Novellas:
- Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto (1764)
- Friedrich Schiller: The Ghost-Seer (1781)
- Anne Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
- Matthew Gregory Louis: The Monk (1796)
- Mary Shelley: Frankenstein (1818)
- Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey (parody, 1818)
- John William Polidori: The Vampyre (1819)
- Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre (1847)
- Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights (1847)
- Edgar Allen Poe: The Light-House (unfinished, 1849)
- Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla (1872)
- Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
- Theodor Storm: The Rider on the White Horse (1888)
- Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
- Bram Stoker: Dracula (1897)
- Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera (1911)
- H.P. Lovecraft: The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936)
- Washington Irving: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820)
- Edgar Allen Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839), "The Man of the Crowd" (1840), "The Masque of the Red Death" (1842), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1842-1843), "The Tell-Tale Heart" (1843) [You can find a complete index of Poe’s works here.]
- Robert W. Chambers: The King in Yellow (short story collection, 1895)
- H.P. Lovecraft: “The Moon-Bog" (1926), "The Music of Erich Zann" (1922), "Herbert West - Reanimator" (1922), "The Lurking Fear" (1923), "The Rats in the Walls" (1924), "The Dunwich Horror" (1929) [You can find a complete index of Lovecraft’s works here.]
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (1798), "Christabel" (1800)
- John Keats: “La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (1819), "Isabella, or the Pot of Basil" (1820)
- Edgar Allen Poe: “Lenore" (1843), "The Raven" (1845), "Annabel Lee" (1849)
- Emily Bronte: “A Death-Scene" (1846), "Honour’s Martyr" (1846)
biggest fuck you ever
If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!
Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!
yo fuck this i aint gonna call no beekeeper i’m moving before i’m dead
I’m going to call an exterminator so the exterminator can kill them. I’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that there are less bees in the world.
No bees = no food.
No food = no life.
Congratulations on destroying the world.
Because you seem to not understand that bees pollinate flowers and literally bees are the reason we have food.