nevver:

Banksy, Bristol

lacigreen:

just literally cannot with these judges.  brb barfing  (x)

lacigreen:

just literally cannot with these judges.  brb barfing  (x)

historical-nonfiction:

In 1869, Chinese and Irish laborers working on the Central Pacific Railway managed to lay down 10 miles of tracks in just one day. Their accomplishment has never been matched.

(Source: web.stanford.edu)

kafkasapartment:

The flying Merkel … J.P. Schantin crossing the great American desert on his flying Merkel motorcycle. c.1913.

kafkasapartment:

The flying Merkel … J.P. Schantin crossing the great American desert on his flying Merkel motorcycle. c.1913.

bookstorey:

Her Privates We by Frederick Manning


Frederic Manning’s (1882-1935) Modernist masterpiece, The Middle Parts of Fortune, set during the First World War at the Battle of the Somme, and based on the author’s own experiences in the trenches, was published in a limited number edition of around 500 copies by Peter Davies in 1929. The following year it was reissued under the title Her Privates We, with the coarse language of the soldiers cleaned up. Originally published anonymously by Private 19022 (Manning’s own service number), the author was only credited posthumously in 1943.


Despite its vernacular modifications, the book, which attracted admiration from both E. M. Foster and Ernest Hemingway, gives a realistic and unflinching account of both the graphic horrors of modern warfare and the conduct of its soldiers. The story is centered on Bourne, a fictional representation of Manning who, whilst respected and on good terms with his fellow privates, ultimately remains defiantly aloof. Whilst, he expresses moments of anger and frustration, his emotional detachment seems vital to survive the almost daily unrealities of modern warfare, such as bullets and shells skimming past the body, shortages of equipment, bodies ripped inside out and unnecessary military parades that end in death, unwittingly caused by friendly fire (a term that dates from the First World War).


The book in the photograph is a fourth impression of Her Privates We, published by Peter Davies in 1930.The book has more recently been reissued by Serpent’s Tail.


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thegildedcentury:

Life, June 4, 1945

thegildedcentury:

Life, June 4, 1945

(via greatestgeneration)

“He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.”

this is really important (via dirtyberd)

(Source: a-quiet-old-soul, via kklebold)

caroljessie:

MARVEL NOW! — (ONGOING) SOLO FEMALE TITLES

elektra: (comixology) words by w. haden blackman and art by michael del mundo

black widow: (comixology) words by nathan edmondson and art by phil noto.

ms. marvel(comixology) words by g. willow wilson, art by adrian alphona, and colors by ian herring. guest art by jacob wyatt. cover art by sara pichelli and jamie mckelvie.

captain marvel: (comixology) words by kelly sue deconnick, art by david lópez, and colors by lee loughridge. guest art by marcio takara.

she-hulk: (comixology) words by charles soule, art by javier pulido, and colors by muntsa vicente. guest art by ron wimberly and rico renzi. cover art by kevin wada.

storm: (comixology) words by greg pak, art by victor ibáñez, and colors by ruth redmond. guest art by scott hepburn, david baldeon, and rachelle rosenberg.

thor: (comixology) words by jason aaron, art by russell dauterman, and colors by matthew wilson

(via fuckyeahblackwidow)

prettyfrocks:

The anthem in French is hella different, yo. 
The English lyrics (because I actually forgot them a bit)
O Canada!Our home and native land!True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

prettyfrocks:

The anthem in French is hella different, yo. 

The English lyrics (because I actually forgot them a bit)

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.