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Famous for its scenery, cinematography, and near complete lack of special effects (almost exclusively used simply to remove bystanders from shots), The Fall was filmed over a period of four years in over twenty countries, including India, Namibia, South Africa, Italy, and Indonesia. One review said, “See it for no other reason than because it exists. There will never be another like it.”

It was so pretty. SO PRETTY.

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Looking for a snack? Try wheat, or a wheat by-product. Dinner? Wheat and/or its by-product. Trying to patch a leaky roof? We have just the thing for you, and we also have its by-products.

Looking for a snack? Try wheat, or a wheat by-product. Dinner? Wheat and/or its by-product. Trying to patch a leaky roof? We have just the thing for you, and we also have its by-products.

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randomdraggon:

So I redid my old upside-down-Carlos picture that everyone liked….

I’ll admit that my affection for Carlos has declined somewhat since he announced that he doesn’t know trees because he’s a “scientist” (like plant bio isn’t a field of science) but this is cute. 

randomdraggon:

So I redid my old upside-down-Carlos picture that everyone liked….

I’ll admit that my affection for Carlos has declined somewhat since he announced that he doesn’t know trees because he’s a “scientist” (like plant bio isn’t a field of science) but this is cute. 

maarnayeri:

Let us be vividly clear about this.

What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.

Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.

The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the merit of black life and the tragedy of black death.

They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.

This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.

This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.

huntingtonlibrary:

And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…

TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photos every 20 min.
Left: Yesterday (8/23), 9:10 a.m. through 4:50 p.m.
Center: Yesterday, 5:10 p.m. through 12:50 a.m. today (8/24).
Right: Today, 1:10 a.m. through 8:50 a.m.

The Corpse Flower, though in the process of closing, is still GORGEOUS and people are flocking in to see it. SO COOL.

1) I got to see this at the UC Davis arboretum, once upon a time. It’s MASSIVE.

2) Fun fact: this flower’s scientific name is “Amorphophallus titanum”. Amorpho. Phallus. Yep, exactly what it sounds like. Possibly because of that …bit in the middle. 

One of the great fears among a life of great fears, perhaps the last great fear is the fear of being no longer useful. We find a role in life, and we do that role to the best of our ability for as long as that ability is there. But all of us — even me, dear listeners — will someday hit a point where we no longer are able to do that thing that we define ourselves by doing. And more than the fear of injury, more than the fear of death, this is the fear that looms. The loss of self. The self that is self we imagined we were our whole lives. But we were never that self, not really. We were only a series of selves, living one role and then leaving it for another. And all the time convincing ourselves that there was no change. That we were always the same person, living the same life. One arc to a finish, not the stutter-stop improvisation that is our actual lives.

Worry less about the person you once were. Or the person you dream you someday will be. Worry about the person you are now. Or don’t even worry! Just be that person. Be the best version of that person you can be. Be a better version than any of the other versions in any of the many parallel universes. Check regularly online to see the rankings.

- Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 52: “The Retirement of Pamela Winchell” (via sslibrarianship)

carfaycor:

craftbeerlibrary:

How California deals with earthquakes. 6.0 this morning in Napa. (Photo credit: Jeremy Carroll)


#i feel like this picture is the embodiment of california at its most california (via billymermays)

carfaycor:

craftbeerlibrary:

How California deals with earthquakes. 6.0 this morning in Napa. (Photo credit: Jeremy Carroll)

Princess Jellyfish has happened.

Princess Jellyfish has happened.

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Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.

- Terry Pratchett (via beornwulf)

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queenieofaces:

If you have written a post for Carnival of Aces this month, please contact me in some form to make sure I have actually seen it.  I’ve stumbled upon at least four posts that were written for the Carnival yet the author failed to let me know they had written anything.  I track the #Carnival of Aces tag, but sometimes things don’t show up in the tag.  For example, the other day it said there were four new posts, but when I checked, there was only one.  Can tumblr not count?  Were three of the posts invisible?  I have no idea!

If you write something for Carnival, please either drop me an ask or email me at queenieofaces@gmail.com.  It will save me a lot of anxiety and running about the internet frantically.

ETA: If you have sent me a message on tumblr and I haven’t responded, it means that I never received it.  Apparently tumblr has eaten messages from at least one person.  *shakes fist at tumblr*