(Source: theonion)

portraits-of-america:

“We have a lot of disagreements.”
“Then why are you such good friends?”
“I’m interested in people who disagree with me.”

Exeter, NH

bonerfart:

trueclit:

jesus didn’t die on the cross for this

how could you read this and still believe in god tho 

"This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.

And I will not be afraid
of your scars.

I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane."
—  Clementine von Radics, “Mouthful of Forevers” (via petrichour)
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism, A Very Short Introduction  (via thenegrotude)

(Source: literature-and-cats)

hitlervevo:

my social studies teacher once told us “human beings are the most selfish of all. even when someone dies, you shed tears only because they are no more around to provide you with whatever they had been for so long”

and it has been 3 years since she said this and this is still what i think about at night

archaicwonder:

Anatolian ‘Master of Animals’ Cylinder Seal, c. 1800 BC
A black jasper cylinder with intaglio motif of a long-haired figure seizing two ibexes by the antlers, with nine other birds, fish, and a sphinx in the field, additional trees and plants. archaicwonder:

Anatolian ‘Master of Animals’ Cylinder Seal, c. 1800 BC
A black jasper cylinder with intaglio motif of a long-haired figure seizing two ibexes by the antlers, with nine other birds, fish, and a sphinx in the field, additional trees and plants.

archaicwonder:

Anatolian ‘Master of Animals’ Cylinder Seal, c. 1800 BC

A black jasper cylinder with intaglio motif of a long-haired figure seizing two ibexes by the antlers, with nine other birds, fish, and a sphinx in the field, additional trees and plants.

ollietherottweiler:

October Photo Challenge
Day 15
"Eyes"
His eye shine very orange in direct sunlight 

ollietherottweiler:

October Photo Challenge

Day 15

"Eyes"

His eye shine very orange in direct sunlight 

"I will close Guantanamo Bay."
— Barack Obama (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

(Source: ronpaulproblems)

wearevanity:

thecraziethewizard:

by Jeremiah Probodanu

wow…….

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 30"
  4. Focal Length: 21mm
art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard
Dated: 17th century
Culture: Chinese
Medium: steel, brass, enamel
Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard
Dated: 17th century
Culture: Chinese
Medium: steel, brass, enamel
Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard
Dated: 17th century
Culture: Chinese
Medium: steel, brass, enamel
Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard
Dated: 17th century
Culture: Chinese
Medium: steel, brass, enamel
Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard
Dated: 17th century
Culture: Chinese
Medium: steel, brass, enamel
Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard
Dated: 17th century
Culture: Chinese
Medium: steel, brass, enamel
Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard

  • Dated: 17th century
  • Culture: Chinese
  • Medium: steel, brass, enamel
  • Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"

I am struck occasionally, usually while snuggling the cat, with our faith in domestication.

The cat is a small, ferocious predator, twelve pounds of…well, flab and fur, frankly, in Athena’s case, but what muscle there is is strong all out of proportion to her size. I have watched three 150+ primates try and fail to subdue a ten pound cat, and consider it not at all unusual. The cat is as flexible as a snake and as strong as an ox. She has quite dainty looking teeth and claws, but there’s nothing dainty about their ability to flay flesh from bone.

If the cat and I were in a duel to the death, I would almost certainly win. I am 15+ times larger than she is, after all, and while my teeth and claws are pathetic, I have prehensile hands capable of doing terrible things. But if I had to go in naked, as the cat does, (and assuming the cat was aware that she was going to have to kill me, and not taking a nap in the corner) I can pretty much guarantee it would be a Pyhrric victory. I’d look like I’d gone ten rounds with a wolverine. I would need stitches. A lot of stitches. Possibly a glass eye. And antibiotics by the truckload. It’d be a mess, and there would even be a chance of an upset if the cat managed to go face-hugger on me.

And yet, despite the knowledge of the shocking amount of damage my small predator could inflict, it never occurs to me to worry. I pick the cat up and she tucks her head under my chin and purrs, canine teeth centimeters from my jugular, and despite the fact that I am carrying a ruthless carnivore in a position where she could, with great ease, remove me from the gene pool, I am thoroughly content with the world. Even knowing full well that cats are not even a truly domesticated animal, that Athena’s kin might best be described as “consistently tamed,” my greatest concern is that my black tank top is now coated in white cat hairs.

We have such faith in the process of domestication, despite the sheer unnaturalness of what’s happening. Small predators do not curl up on the chests of large primates and purr in the wild. And yet, every now and again, generally when my small predator is purring on the chest of this particular primate, I think How strange, how strange… that we’re doing this, and even stranger, that we both take it completely for granted, and find nothing unusual in such a completely unlikely alliance.

"

portraits-of-america:

     “I collect comic books, so I can sell them for a lot of money when I get older. I have 172. I’m also in the middle of making a Spider-Man movie. I don’t have a suit yet, but I’ve filmed the first seven minutes.”

Exeter, NH