1. thomeyorker:

David Lynch around 1966, when he was an art student at the PAFA

    thomeyorker:

    David Lynch around 1966, when he was an art student at the PAFA

  2. ancientart:

    The lion hunts of Ashurbanipal -details from the hall reliefs of the Palace at Ninevah

    Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, who reigned 669-630 BCE, is shown in the first detail to be aiming his bow and arrow atop a chariot. The second image displays an arrow of his shot, flying in mid-air towards a lion. A close-up of Ashurbanipal is given in the final photograph to present the immense detail of these reliefs, for instance, note the intricate carvings which cover his clothing.

    Artefacts courtesy of & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photos taken by Steven Zucker.

  3. Six years ago today, after a culmination of issues that had been getting on top of me, anxiety and stress, I suffered a breakdown and entered a period of depression. It was a difficult period in my life, particularly the part of not getting out of bed and going days without talking to anyone. I would like to thank my friends and family for all the support that they gave me, and continue to do. I would also like to thank the NHS for their network of therapists, which I would have been unable to afford in a privatised world. Of course, there are still days where the anxiety attacks come back, but my mental health issues are largely manageable now. It gave me a different outlook on life. Not quite like that scene in Blues Brothers where Jake sees the light, but still it gave me greater perspective. Anyway, enough of my gibberish. Just be excellent to each other.

    Love and socialism.

    B

  4. Richard M. Nixon gives a thumbs-up as he announces his resignation, which he did so in a letter given to Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.

    "If the right people had been in charge of Nixon’s funeral, his casket would have been launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin." - Hunter S. Thompson on Richard Nixon.

    Personally, I think one of the worst thing to come out of Nixon’s resignation was the fact that every single scandal, no matter how mediocre, is suffixed by lazy, unimaginative journalists with the term “-gate”. 

  5. Have just ordered Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery due to seeing too many people unboxing it on tumblr. Subliminal marketing at its finest.

  6. olechandserif:

    Barry, can you but in a floating burger with eyes, smiling, gently floating right to left across the screen. 

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    Thank you Barry

    You’re welcome

  7. Happy birthday, HST, you magnificent bastard.

  8. Chichen Itza in 1862, before cleaning and restoration.

    Chichen Itza in 1862, before cleaning and restoration.

  9. Having a break from Civ 5. Spend an hour looking at Civ V tags on tumblr. What a waste of time! I could be playing Civ V instead!

  10. Monty Python Rehearsals — 1970 and 2014

    (Source: fuckyeahmichaelpalin)

  11. 
Twin Peaks Meets Sonic Youth
“I stole the FBI’s best manIt was all whirlwind, coffee, and pie.Within a week, we found out who killed Lauraand hit the road.”

    Twin Peaks Meets Sonic Youth

    “I stole the FBI’s best man
    It was all whirlwind, coffee, and pie.
    Within a week, we found out who killed Laura
    and hit the road.”

  12. woodsofmystery:

the real reason the show got its name

Made me laugh harder than it should have.

    woodsofmystery:

    the real reason the show got its name

    Made me laugh harder than it should have.

  13. kaniehhtiio:

    Game Typography Challenge 

  14. Seeing my favourite band Camera Obscura tonight. Look at this outrageous price change within five years.

    Seeing my favourite band Camera Obscura tonight. Look at this outrageous price change within five years.

  15. In the summer of 2004, I first grew a beard, mainly because I was ill. I had taken a nasty spell of mumps and so I grew a beard in order to make my face look a bit less lopsided given the way the mumps expanded my jawline to the point where I was starting to resemble a hamster smuggling a tennis ball. I also say ‘grew’ but really it was more that I ‘didn’t shave’. But this time, I properly grew one after going in to work one day having unintentionally gone a week without shaving. “You’re not growing a beard” my boss said, “it looks untidy and unprofessional.” 

    Naturally, this was all the motivation I needed to grow one. Spite can be such a wonderful tool to a taurean.

    It’s been going on for twelve weeks, but now it is time to say goodbye to this incarnation of the beard. I looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself ‘who are you?’. And let me tell you, 7.53am is no time for Nietzschean existentialist questions. I ask myself enough of that as it is when I’m lying in bed at night. I didn’t recognise who I was. With my equal split of black and grey hair on my head and a brown and ginger face fuzz, I resembled one of those children’s flip books where you can create a random, yet mildly amusing, face.

    In this time, I have been called the following; a hipster, Gerry Adams, this year’s winner of Eurovision, King George V and, of course, a communist. But then, what lefty doesn’t grow a beard at some stage in their life?

    “But why shave it off? Beards are in fashion!” I was told yesterday.

    “I wear flowery shirts and flared cords… I can’t be seen to be fashionable!”

    And so, for that reason, the beard is going. Fun though it has been having bits of food stuck in it for later snackage, but I’m looking forward to having a nice pint without having submerged my top lip in froth. Who knows… maybe I won’t wait another ten years before growing another.