From here, light and sacred draughts

Hinc lucem et pocula sacra

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Whilst in Sydney in 1994, a man apparently tries to assassinate Prince Charles. And not a single fuck was given by His Royal Highness.


"How rude…this bodyguard just shoved me!"

I want to be this rich and indifferent one day

In the words of Eddie Izzard: “Run Charlie! Run! … Hit him with a broom!”

(Source: shewolfofengland, via redrum-my-dear)

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D&D Stats Explained with Tomatoes




mindchildofmadness submits:

Strength is being able to crush a tomato.

Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.

Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.

Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.



If I stop reblogging this assume I’m dead

(via worthyofwonder)

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Swords in Art - Modern Samurai, Musketeer and Knight

  • by Adrian Dadich

I’m the only one who’s bothered that the musketeer doesn’t have a musket, amn’t I?

I mean I know what they mean and are aiming for, and it’s beautiful, and I’m certainly in no position to offer comment. But this just itches a little, you know?

Maybe the giant impractical-and-therefore-probably-magic pink sword also shoots bullets somehow?

Although that would mean a woman wielding a giant bullet-spewing pink phallus in the middle of a battlefield. Which would certainly have distraction going for it.

I had rather thought that she was the Knight. The musketeer is the bottom one?

Bottom one is definitely the Musketeer.

(Source: adriandadich)

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Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.


Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

I try to not get political with this blog (unless you count the charity stuff), but I’m PRETTY SURE we’re all on board with this Net Neutrality business, so I’m reblogging.

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Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that came to signify the deeply troubled state of race relations in America.

On her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School, during a 1997 NewsHour interview Bridges recalled that she was perplexed by the site that befell, thinking that it was some sort of Mardi Gras celebration:

"Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.”

Only six-years-old at the time, little Ruby had to deal with a slew of disgusting and violent harassment, beginning with threats of violence that prompted then President Eisenhower to dispatch U.S Marshals as her official escorts, to teachers refusing to teach her and a woman who put a black baby doll in a coffin and demonstrated outside the school in protest of Ruby’s presence there. This particular ordeal had a profound effect on young Ruby who said that it “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.”

Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, would teach Ruby and did so for over a year with Ruby being the only pupil in her class.

The Bridges family suffered greatly for their brave decision. Her father lost his job, they were barred from shopping at their local grocery store, her grandparents, who were sharecroppers, were forcibly removed from their land, not to mention the psychological effect this entire ordeal had on her family. There were, however, members of their community - both black and white - who gathered behind the Bridges family in a show of support, including providing her father with a new job and taking turns to babysit Ruby.

Part of her experience was immortalized in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, pictured above, titled The Problem We All Live With. Her entire story was made into a TV movie released in 1998.

Despite the end of the segregation of schools in the United States, studies and reports show that the situation is worse now than it was in the 1960s.

Today, still living in New Orleans, Briges works as an activist, who has spoken at TEDx, and is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation.

Hey, hey, hi there, my fellow Americans.

For not one, single, shiny golden minute forget this shit our country’s inherit racism inflicted on not only men and women but children.

On that note, don’t forget that our country’s inherit racism continues to do so.

Stop pretending History is a narrative that steadily climbs towards perfection. Admit we can comfortably commit the sins of our fathers, and fucking learn.

Whig historical narratives may be comforting and ego-boosting, but they can also lead to complacency. Never assume we’ve already reached those broad, sunlit uplands.