a silly bird named Katherine

Apr 18, 2014

humansofnewyork:

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."

humansofnewyork:

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."

Apr 18, 2014

Apr 13, 2014

kissmyasajj:

pxlbyte:

Assassin’s Creed Period Cosplay

Written by Dennis Quertermous 

Assassin’s Creed and the cosplay surrounding it has become extremely popular since the franchise’s creation in 2007. One of the most often talked about features when a new game is announced is the new time period in which we will all fight for the creed. Birds of Truth, a UK based Assassin’s Creed cosplay group, has taken this idea into their own hands.

(Click here for the full article)

WHAAAA

(via songofsunset)

Apr 13, 2014

waltzingmatildablog:

It’s been a long day, couple of issues at work and being stuck inside on a beautiful day is always hard. First though, there were a couple cakes that were just awesome today.

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I love the shark one. It’s amazing. Cute cakes definitely lifted my mood today.

Goodnight lovely people :)

Apr 11, 2014

veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

(Source: 12-gauge-rage, via bejoyfulisa)

Apr 9, 2014

humansofnewyork:

"Why do you have a sword?""Because I’m a knight."

humansofnewyork:

"Why do you have a sword?"
"Because I’m a knight."

Apr 9, 2014

(Source: butthorn, via waltzingmatildablog)

Apr 9, 2014

f0rcedhell0s:

inthedeepend:

bobbycaputo:

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the author’s work and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) was the only one to write back and his advice is worth reading. 

Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:

I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public appearances any more because I now resemble nothing so much as an iguana.

What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.

Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.

Here’s an assignment for tonight, and I hope Ms. Lockwood will flunk you if you don’t do it: Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?

Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash recepticals. You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.

God bless you all!

Kurt Vonnegut

s/o to my high school

I love him so much.

(via the-synesthete)

Apr 9, 2014

lostateminor:

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'Reflections' is a beautiful, challenging portrait series of the elderly seeing their youth

Photographer Tom Hussey had a conversation with an 80-year-old World War II veteran. The man commented to him that he couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. He didn’t feel it was possible that he could be 80 years of age. That’s when Hussey had a lightbulb moment.
Hussey worked to channel the idea of a separation between a willing mind and a body that father-time doesn’t forget. Hussey set up convincing dopplegangers, with a separation of 40-50 years, between ex-firemen, teachers, nurses and former scientists, to confront their younger selves. Their young realistic selves wear their retro uniforms, with impeccable hair, rosy cheeks and the energy of youth, with the results being a stunning look at how our bodies change while our minds stay young.
Hussey’s “Reflections” won a Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation.

http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/04/09/reflections-beautiful-haunting-portrait-series-old-see-youth-mirror/

lostateminor:

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'Reflections' is a beautiful, challenging portrait series of the elderly seeing their youth

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Photographer Tom Hussey had a conversation with an 80-year-old World War II veteran. The man commented to him that he couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. He didn’t feel it was possible that he could be 80 years of age. That’s when Hussey had a lightbulb moment.

Hussey worked to channel the idea of a separation between a willing mind and a body that father-time doesn’t forget. Hussey set up convincing dopplegangers, with a separation of 40-50 years, between ex-firemen, teachers, nurses and former scientists, to confront their younger selves. Their young realistic selves wear their retro uniforms, with impeccable hair, rosy cheeks and the energy of youth, with the results being a stunning look at how our bodies change while our minds stay young.

Hussey’s “Reflections” won a Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation.

Apr 6, 2014

http://gifs.ee

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Apr 6, 2014

waltermittymovie:

We’ve collected 24 inspirational stories from around the globe and now it’s your turn to share how you #LetLifeIn!
Enter the Find Your Frame 25 Sweepstakes for chance to win a trip to Iceland!

waltermittymovie:

We’ve collected 24 inspirational stories from around the globe and now it’s your turn to share how you #LetLifeIn!

Enter the Find Your Frame 25 Sweepstakes for chance to win a trip to Iceland!

Apr 2, 2014

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?""When I thought I’d have to raise my son alone. His father and I weren’t getting along.""Sounds like you worked things out with the father?""No. The fear just went away when I learned I could do it on my own."

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?"
"When I thought I’d have to raise my son alone. His father and I weren’t getting along."
"Sounds like you worked things out with the father?"
"No. The fear just went away when I learned I could do it on my own."