April 22, 2014
virtual-artifacts:

Late 19th-early 20th century, African art from Nigeria. The mask is built on a real human skull, hung with antelope skin, and covered with human hair on the skull and chin.

virtual-artifacts:

Late 19th-early 20th century, African art from Nigeria. The mask is built on a real human skull, hung with antelope skin, and covered with human hair on the skull and chin.

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April 22, 2014
Why David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raped Cersei Lannister

thusspakekate:

Much has already been written about Sunday’s controversial episode of Game of Thrones. The episode itself was actually rather dull—a lot of exposition and little action—but one particular scene has already garnered thousands of keystrokes, hundreds of outraged tweets, and dozens of confused…

non ho visto il telefilm (ho letto i libri), quindi poco m’importa della sua fedeltà alla storia; m’importa il modo in cui la normalizzazione dello stupro come comprensibile e giustificabile punizione di una donna sia perfettamente visibile tra le ragioni di questo adattamento.

April 22, 2014

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April 22, 2014

awkwardsituationist:

"an objective observer, from mars lets say, looking at the human species would conclude that they’re an evolutionary error, that they are designed in such a way that leads them to destroy themselves and probably much else with them." — noam chomsky

though you may find that slightly macabre, we do seem to prefer our own extinction to the loss of our jobs. happy earth day, everyone.

April 21, 2014
vagabondbohemia:

William S. Burroughs, Columbia, 1953. Pictured with the Yage vine, banisteria caapi.

vagabondbohemia:

William S. Burroughs, Columbia, 1953. Pictured with the Yage vine, banisteria caapi.

(via luminousinsect)

April 21, 2014
ddaniell:

A Japanese warplane Second World War lies wrecked in shallow water off Guam in a photograph which won Tony Cherbas second in the Topside category. (via)

ddaniell:

A Japanese warplane Second World War lies wrecked in shallow water off Guam in a photograph which won Tony Cherbas second in the Topside category. (via)

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April 21, 2014

atlasobscura:

Fordlândia - Aviero, Brazil

During the 1920s Henry Ford was benefiting from a major boom in the automobile industry. His company was selling thousands upon thousands of cars and needed massive amounts of rubber to make tires. Unfortunately, rubber manufacturers in East Asia were running a virtual monopoly that drove up the price of raw materials. Ford’s idea: Create the world’s largest rubber plantation in the middle of the Amazon forest, which after all is the native habitat of rubber trees. He bought over six million acres and named his Americanized colony Fordlândia. Ford went so far as to build a modern hospital, a power plant, a library, a golf course, a hotel, and thousands of little white clapboard houses for the employees to live in. Eventually, as the community grew, other businesses such as bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants, and shoemakers were established.

Ford employees from America were relocated to this little piece of America along the Amazon River where they - along with the native Brazilian workers who moved into the settlement to work at the factory - were forced to live the mandatory “healthy lifestyle.” This included attending poetry readings, square dances, and English-language-only sing-alongs, and abstaining from alcohol, which was prohibited in Fordlândia.

Unfortunately Fordlândia proved to be wildly unsuccessful. The rubber saplings that Ford had planted (without the help of a botanist) were barely growing, and those that did grow were soon hit by a leaf blight, which ruined the remaining trees. By the end of the 1920s malaria became a serious problem. In December 1930 agitated workers rioted, breaking windows and overturning vehicles in the road. After the riots, which lasted less than three days, work continued, but there was almost no product to show for the millions of dollars Ford had poured into the jungle.

For the full history of Fordlândia, keep reading on Atlas Obscura…

April 21, 2014

brianmichaelbendis:

Original endpapers by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez from Love and Rockets trade paperbacks vols. 1-7 and 9, published by Fantagraphics, 1985-1992.

(Source: thebristolboard)

April 21, 2014
myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

April 21, 2014

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