Tumblr folk of Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are various No/Better Together demonstrations and walks tomorrow through our towns. Nigel Farage in Glasgow and the Orange Order in Edinburgh. I realise that many of you will wish to protest these people and if the referendum wasn’t around, I would…
"The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.
It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides. It will be guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy.
We are going to punish somebody for this attack, but just who or what will be blown to smithereens for it is hard to say. Maybe Afghanistan, maybe Pakistan or Iraq, or possibly all three at once. Who knows? Not even the Generals in what remains of the Pentagon or the New York papers calling for WAR seem to know who did it or where to look for them.
This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed — for anyone, and certainly not for anyone as baffled as George W. Bush. All he knows is that his father started the war a long time ago, and that he, the goofy child-President, has been chosen by Fate and the global Oil industry to finish it Now. He will declare a National Security Emergency and clamp down Hard on Everybody, no matter where they live or why. If the guilty won’t hold up their hands and confess, he and the Generals will ferret them out by force.”
There’s something about foxes that makes me go all goofy.
Reasons for admission to a mental institution during 1864 to 1889.
Novel reading and political excitement were illnesses? I WOULD HAVE BEEN A TERMINAL CASE!
omg i am laughing so hard at the Miss Universe costume category
you got poland lookin nice
Namibia workin it
Costa Rica goin big, what did you expect
Haiti fuckin rockin it
Great Britain got damn
Switzerland hell yeah
we had to be a fucking transformer
is this real life
reblogging this again just to add
canada HAD TO BE a fuckign mountie are you kidding me
but did you guys see this:
It’s 2014 and this is still a thing. That said, the Transformer was hilarious.
David Lynch around 1966, when he was an art student at the PAFA
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.
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.
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”.
Have just ordered Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery due to seeing too many people unboxing it on tumblr. Subliminal marketing at its finest.
Barry, can you but in a floating burger with eyes, smiling, gently floating right to left across the screen.
Thank you Barry
Happy birthday, HST, you magnificent bastard.