Friday, August 22, 2014

annajungdesign:

 

Dorota Skalska.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
greatbuffalotradingpost:

Buster Keaton and Natalie Talmadge on their wedding day
May 31, 1921

greatbuffalotradingpost:

Buster Keaton and Natalie Talmadge on their wedding day

May 31, 1921

Monday, August 18, 2014

literaryjukebox:

We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead. Whereas ten minutes a day of poetry, of spiritual reading or meditation, and an hour or two a week at music, pictures, or philosophy, provided we began now and suffered no remission, would infallibly give us in due time the fulness of all we desire. By neglecting the necessary concrete labor, by sparing ourselves the little daily tax, we are positively digging the graves of our higher possibilities.

William James (January 11, 1842—August 26, 1910) in Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life’s Ideals

Song: “Another Day” by Air

iTunes :: Amazon :: Back to Brain Pickings

Sunday, August 17, 2014
childrenslaughter:

o damn
Saturday, August 16, 2014

kennyvee:

kjuw89:

justplainsomething:

hermionegranger:

Real Time with Bill Maher: 6.6.14 — Anthony Weiner, Jim Geraghety, Nicolle Wallace

#FINALLYSOMEONESAYSIT

Holy shit, Anthony Weiner actually said something important.

It’s a miracle!

That’s been the Republican strategy since day one of Obama’s presidency. Block the President at every turn, then blame him for not getting anything done. In fact, here’s Newt Gingrich openly admitting to it.

That’s why Republicans block jobs bills — so they can blame Obama for the economy still sucking. They’ve blocked budgets, resulting in a government shutdown that they then tried to blame on Obama. They’ve tried over and over again to block Obamacare, and complain that it’s a failure as they work their asses off to try to make it fail.

It’s kindergarten politics, and we need to vote these schmucks out in November. A bunch of white guys throwing temper tantrums and shouting NO! to everything just because they don’t like the president is no way to run a government, especially if we’re going to continue to pretend to be one of the greatest nations on earth.

Friday, August 15, 2014
nevver:

You dream, I don’t
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Wednesday, August 13, 2014

hodgsonfilms:

THE BANANA MASSACRE

This is an excerpt from the movie Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison. This animation explains that the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita) and the U.S. State Department supported the mass killing of innocent people trying to organize for better working conditions. The massacre occurred in Ciénaga, Colombia on December 6, 1928.

See more about the movie at bananalandmovie.org!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ladyhistory:

The Frustrated Captioned Adventures of George Washington

PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI | PART VII | PART VIII | PART IX | PART X | PART XI

suburbx:

That spark of madness at work

suburbx:

That spark of madness at work

Monday, August 11, 2014

bjoernstaerk:

The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

lucyhide:

onebreathinachainofthought:

rainyliciouss:

OLDNESS… 

Some people say: I hope I die before I get old.

What do you think about it?

best post on tumblr. hands down.

i hope i be this cool when i get old.

(Source: mothers-monster)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

fuckyeahretailrobin:

butch-princess:

tastefullyoffensive:

Notes from Management [ardentleprechaun]

I’m like crying laughing over here oh my god

I don’t care of these are real or not, they are amazing.

~J