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Here you will most likely find a profound adoration for science-fiction, fashion, poetry, photography, graphic design, liberal politics, illustrations and art, proper grammar, feminism, classic old films, horror, woodworking, architecture, interior design, dark humor, film theory, the macabre, tarot cards, and tall British actors with deep, gorgeous voices. Every time I post, an angel gets its wings.

historicaltimes:

Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man holding a book with another man moving into frame behind him, c. 1840’s. One of the earliest examples of photobombing.

Posted at 12:25pm and tagged with: daguerreotype, portrait, 1840s, vintage, photobombing,.

historicaltimes:

Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man holding a book with another man moving into frame behind him, c. 1840’s. One of the earliest examples of photobombing.

overpasslightbrigade:

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

Overpass Light Brigade in Milwaukee

Posted at 12:22pm and tagged with: ferguson, milwaukee, overpass light brigade, racism, police brutality, equality, protests,.

overpasslightbrigade:

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Overpass Light Brigade in Milwaukee

bellecs:

Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole wearing personalized jackets on the set of The Lion in Winter with director Anthony Harvey, 1968.

Posted at 9:10pm and tagged with: peter o'toole, katharine hepburn, the lion in winter, anthony harvey, 1960s, classic film, behind the scenes,.

bellecs:

Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole wearing personalized jackets on the set of The Lion in Winter with director Anthony Harvey, 1968.

comedycentral:

Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss Fox News’s coverage of Ferguson, Missouri.

Posted at 4:04pm and tagged with: this was classic and brilliant jon stewart, ferguson, the daily show, jon stewart, race, racism,.

comedycentral:

Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss Fox News’s coverage of Ferguson, Missouri.

nevver:

Hot Wheels, Pop Chart Lab

Posted at 3:04pm and tagged with: automobiles, american, hot wheels, graphics, poster, classic, vintage, car,.

wilwheaton:

A police officer in Kansas City, Mo. is facing internal review after he reportedly posted an inflammatory message on Facebook about the slain Ferguson, Mo. teen whose death has led to mounting chaos.

Televison station KCTV reported on Monday that Kansas City Police Department Officer Marc Catron posted a picture to his Facebook page along with this caption: “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”

The photo depicted a black man with a wad of money in his mouth, pointing a gun at the camera. But the photo wasn’t of Brown at all. It was of a man in Oregon accused of murder.

Catron also reportedly posted about the violence that has erupted in Ferguson since the fatal police shooting. “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither,” Catron wrote, according to the television station.

*****

"Facing internal review"? This officer needs to be fired, immediately. Someone who is clearly a racist has no business policing a community.

From coverage of the protests, it is apparent that an entire culture needs to change in many branches of law enforcement in Missouri, including the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch. This incident with Officer Marc Catron is just a small piece of a very ugly picture of race relations in some of these communities.

Besides insuring that justice is served in Michael Brown’s death, I sincerely hope that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to Ferguson has the additional purpose of exploring whether laws passed in the wake of the Rodney King beating can be used to force widespread reforms within the Ferguson Police Department. From Can Anyone Fix the Ferguson Police Department? by Josh Voorhees:

If Holder concludes that there has been a pattern of misconduct by the police—either in the lead-up to Brown’s death or in its aftermath—the president has the ability to force widespread reforms within the department with the help of a law passed in the wake of the Rodney King beating. The provision in question, part of what was officially known as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, is “one of the most significant” pieces of civil rights legislation passed in the latter part of the 20th century, and also one of the most “overlooked,” according to Joe Domanick, the associate director of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Center on Media, Crime, and Justice.

Posted at 3:49pm and tagged with: ferguson, michael brown, st. louis, police department, federal consent decree, josh voorhees, joe domanick, slate,.

wilwheaton:

A police officer in Kansas City, Mo. is facing internal review after he reportedly posted an inflammatory message on Facebook about the slain Ferguson, Mo. teen whose death has led to mounting chaos.
Televison station KCTV reported on Monday that Kansas City Police Department Officer Marc Catron posted a picture to his Facebook page along with this caption: “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”
The photo depicted a black man with a wad of money in his mouth, pointing a gun at the camera. But the photo wasn’t of Brown at all. It was of a man in Oregon accused of murder.
Catron also reportedly posted about the violence that has erupted in Ferguson since the fatal police shooting. “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither,” Catron wrote, according to the television station.
*****
"Facing internal review"? This officer needs to be fired, immediately. Someone who is clearly a racist has no business policing a community.

From coverage of the protests, it is apparent that an entire culture needs to change in many branches of law enforcement in Missouri, including the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch. This incident with Officer Marc Catron is just a small piece of a very ugly picture of race relations in some of these communities.
Besides insuring that justice is served in Michael Brown’s death, I sincerely hope that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to Ferguson has the additional purpose of exploring whether laws passed in the wake of the Rodney King beating can be used to force widespread reforms within the Ferguson Police Department. From Can Anyone Fix the Ferguson Police Department? by Josh Voorhees:

If Holder concludes that there has been a pattern of misconduct by the police—either in the lead-up to Brown’s death or in its aftermath—the president has the ability to force widespread reforms within the department with the help of a law passed in the wake of the Rodney King beating. The provision in question, part of what was officially known as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, is “one of the most significant” pieces of civil rights legislation passed in the latter part of the 20th century, and also one of the most “overlooked,” according to Joe Domanick, the associate director of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Center on Media, Crime, and Justice.

leepacesbutt:

Anna Friel with Lee Pace and Richard Armitage at Richard’s play The Crucible via

Posted at 11:56pm and tagged with: this needs to be on both my blogs because it is wonderful, richard armitage, lee pace, anna friel, the crucible, the old vic theatre, pushing daisies, urban and the shed crew,.

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

Tonight, St. Louis County riot police attacked peaceful protesters and journalists in Ferguson, Missouri, by firing rubber bullets, smoke grenades and tear gas into neighborhood residences without any regard for public safety. This is fucking bullshit and the more I hear about the ugly history of Ferguson in regards to race relations, the more pissed off I’m getting. Signal boost, y’all.

Posted at 11:00pm and tagged with: ferguson, missouri, michael brown, protest, st. louis, riot police, police shooting,.

redbarracuda:

I decided to visit the Boston Public Gardens today, to see the bench from Good Will Hunting, so I could pay my respects to one of my idols. I wasn’t alone, as crowds of young and old stood near, bound together by sadness.

Rest in peace Robin.

I think the one that broke my heart was the “Sorry, had to see about a girl” from Good Will Hunting.

Posted at 6:59pm and tagged with: robin williams, good will hunting, boston, boston public gardens, tribute,.

queerpotters:

does anyone else feel like they just lost their favourite uncle

Posted at 6:54pm and tagged with: yes, robin williams, rip, so sad, one column,.

matineemoustache:

Cary Grant is making you breakfast.

Posted at 11:00am and tagged with: cary grant, adorable little apron there,.

matineemoustache:

Cary Grant is making you breakfast.

shellbow:

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:

  • Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
  • Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
  • Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
  • Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
  • Dramatic use of color.
  • Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
  • As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
  • Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.

In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.

One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

Posted at 10:56am and tagged with: baroque, caravaggio, chiaroscuro, art, renaissance, ukranian parliament, current events, accidental renaissance painting, golden ratio,.

shellbow:

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:
Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
Dramatic use of color.
Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.
In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.
One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.