My wonderful sister had a baby! She’s the most beautiful baby ever.

My wonderful sister had a baby! She’s the most beautiful baby ever.

jbkats:

"paramore was pulled off tour for a week when hayley was 16 because her mom grounded her" is the funniest thing i’ve ever heard

theatlantic:

For Shame: The Giant Poster That Shows Drone Pilots the People They’re Bombing

A new project, initiated by a collective of artists from around the world including the French JR, has tried to reach the people pulling the trigger in America’s drone wars—the drone operators themselves.
It’s called “Not A Bug Splat,” and its gets its name from the term drone operators use for a successful “kill,” because—in the pixelated grayscale of the drone camera—ending a human life looks like squashing a bug.
Read more. [Image: Not a Bug Splat]

theatlantic:

For Shame: The Giant Poster That Shows Drone Pilots the People They’re Bombing

A new project, initiated by a collective of artists from around the world including the French JR, has tried to reach the people pulling the trigger in America’s drone wars—the drone operators themselves.

It’s called “Not A Bug Splat,” and its gets its name from the term drone operators use for a successful “kill,” because—in the pixelated grayscale of the drone camera—ending a human life looks like squashing a bug.

Read more. [Image: Not a Bug Splat]

“When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not only because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for.”
Unknown  (via tuileries)

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“Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful.”
Richelle E. Goodrich (via narobe)

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theatlantic:

It Was Once ‘Somewhat Common’ To Bind Books with Human Skin

You think Twitter is weird? Look at early print culture and the practice of what book historians call anthropodermic bibliopegy. That would be binding books in human skin.
And while I now find the notion grotesque, the me of the 17th or 19th century would not have, apparently. 
“While books bound in human skin are now objects of fascination and revulsion, the practice was once somewhat common,” writes Heather Cole, assistant curator of modern books and manuscripts at Harvard’s Houghton Library. “Termed anthropodermic bibliopegy, the binding of books in human skin has occurred at least since the 16th century. The confessions of criminals were occasionally bound in the skin of the convicted, or an individual might request to be memorialized for family or lovers in the form of a book.”
Houghton, where Cole works, has one such books in its collection which is, putatively though not definitively, bound in skin.
Read more. [Image: Houghton Library]

theatlantic:

It Was Once ‘Somewhat Common’ To Bind Books with Human Skin

You think Twitter is weird? Look at early print culture and the practice of what book historians call anthropodermic bibliopegy. That would be binding books in human skin.

And while I now find the notion grotesque, the me of the 17th or 19th century would not have, apparently. 

While books bound in human skin are now objects of fascination and revulsion, the practice was once somewhat common,” writes Heather Cole, assistant curator of modern books and manuscripts at Harvard’s Houghton Library. “Termed anthropodermic bibliopegy, the binding of books in human skin has occurred at least since the 16th century. The confessions of criminals were occasionally bound in the skin of the convicted, or an individual might request to be memorialized for family or lovers in the form of a book.”

Houghton, where Cole works, has one such books in its collection which is, putatively though not definitively, bound in skin.

Read more. [Image: Houghton Library]

theatlantic:

Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’—and It’s in Good Company

Apple has tried to trademark “startup.” Facebook has tried to trademark “book.” 
Read more. [Image: Google]

theatlantic:

Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’—and It’s in Good Company

Apple has tried to trademark “startup.” Facebook has tried to trademark “book.” 

Read more. [Image: Google]

“The real tragedy isn’t the drones who buzz from water cooler to water cooler, excreting small talk and minutia– the real tragedy is the class just above them. Smart enough to get a job, smart enough to recognize their job is an intellectual drain on the collective, yet not smart enough to break free. Not creative enough to unravel their bounds. They’re the ones who suffer, not the 9-5ers, shuffling home to watch prime time television and yell at their kids, but the ones who are aware that every day dies screaming.”
fuckyeahdementia:

my god you’re right!

fuckyeahdementia:

my god you’re right!

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“I was told, ‘You are depressed,’ by a little bird that was severely hurt, as it did not notice my window, it just flew wherever the wind blows. As it convulsed on the pavement, it whispered, ‘I am hated.’
‘Your genetic flaws,’ I said, ‘say it all. You can’t decipher reflections from reality, but neither can I.’”
PlayRadioPlay!, Decipher Reflections From Reality (via the-beauty-in-chaos-quotes)
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
Albert Einstein  (via schlafwandel)

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theremina:

"WE HAVE NO NAMES"

"BUY AND NAME US"

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variyadevoldcurosities:

Bonnie and Clyde - 1934