mmkayn:

vastderp:

lalaland1212:

theatre-whovian:

vastderp:

Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 

THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS

Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site

mmkayn:

vastderp:

lalaland1212:

theatre-whovian:

vastderp:

Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.

There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.

It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 

THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS

Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site

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mymindinaclusterfuck:

thatnerdygamergirl:

elijahkrantz:

when guys are like “Hillary Clinton cant run for president her period will mess things up” first of all what a ridiculous statement second of all SHE IS 66 YEARS OLD DO YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE FEMALE ANATOMY YOU BUFOON

No they don’t. Where would they learn that? Not in school.

Shots fired

anarcho-queer:

ibetyourphysiquehelps:

WHOA WHOA WHOA. excuse me.But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money. If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU?? well then you are never going to get a job. And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.
Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.
Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.
"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."
Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?
If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.
What do you have to say about that?
And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment. 
The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.
When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.
That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.

anarcho-queer:

ibetyourphysiquehelps:

WHOA WHOA WHOA.
excuse me.
But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money.
If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…
So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU??
well then you are never going to get a job.
And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.
And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.
So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.
What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.
So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.

Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.

Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.

"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."

Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?

If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.

What do you have to say about that?

And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment.

The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.

When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.

That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.

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amarantines:

saccharinescorpion:

vasundharaa:

no0000oo00oo

*insert fictional character here* has coloured/pale eyes!!! there’s no way they can PoC!!! it’s not accurate!! stop sacrificing integrity for your political correctness whaaa whaaa

PLEASE SHUT UP FOREVER

in addition to the commentary, wow what a bunch of pretty-eyed folks

ahhhh yes bless this post

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iamamessimustconfess:

vladimirnootin:

mashable:

So many items arranged so beautifully.

This is so satisfying to look at.

this makes me happy

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platypus-cacti:

this is about where I gave up tryna read My Immortal…

platypus-cacti:

this is about where I gave up tryna read My Immortal…

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m-azing:

Chiyo and Nozaki are going to take a romantic couples’ getaway cruise so Nozaki can learn to draw ships. Chiyo and Nozaki are going to check out jewelry stores so Nozaki can get pics of different cuts of diamond rings. Chiyo and Nozaki are going to get married because Nozaki needs a firsthand ref for a wedding scene.

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kaychan4u:

hipstarrfox:

I FINALLY FOUND THIS VIDEO!!!!! Life = complete

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when he swung in on the rope…I lost my shit

YEEESSSSSSSS

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the-vashta-nerada:

just press play and watch the gif

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I just can’t contain my laughter.

bringing this back y’all

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hitoshura0:

cjtheowl:

rrowdybeast:

Holy shit, learn to write Korean in 15 minutes!

If disaster ever strikes and I have to use the Korean server for Elsword…

I feel Kynim needs this for her FAQ.

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seppin:

envyadams:

zzzzzzzzzzzzz*: a playlist to fall asleep to
Broken Horse - Freelance Whales
Dead Hearts - Stars
Bear - The Antlers
Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie
Ask Her to Dance - Coconut Records
Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
Sparks - Coldplay
We Built Our Own World - Hans Zimmer
Butterfly Nets - Bishop Allen
Right Next to You - Elizabeth and the Catapult
Basic Space - The xx
After The Bombs - The Decemberists
Alligator (Choir Version) - Grizzly Bear
Marry Me - St. Vincent
Apples And Pairs - Slow Club
Are We There Yet? - Ingrid Michaelson
Eyes - Rogue Wave
Asleep - Emily Browning
A Lack of Color - Death Cab for Cutie
Sweet Disposition (The Temper Trap cover) - Ellie Goulding
Northern Wind - City and Colour
click the picture or click here to download
*number of Z’s open to interpretation

YOU ROCK
I WANNA KISS YOU

seppin:

envyadams:

zzzzzzzzzzzzz*: a playlist to fall asleep to

  1. Broken Horse - Freelance Whales
  2. Dead Hearts - Stars
  3. Bear - The Antlers
  4. Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie
  5. Ask Her to Dance - Coconut Records
  6. Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
  7. Sparks - Coldplay
  8. We Built Our Own World - Hans Zimmer
  9. Butterfly Nets - Bishop Allen
  10. Right Next to You - Elizabeth and the Catapult
  11. Basic Space - The xx
  12. After The Bombs - The Decemberists
  13. Alligator (Choir Version) - Grizzly Bear
  14. Marry Me - St. Vincent
  15. Apples And Pairs - Slow Club
  16. Are We There Yet? - Ingrid Michaelson
  17. Eyes - Rogue Wave
  18. Asleep - Emily Browning
  19. A Lack of Color - Death Cab for Cutie
  20. Sweet Disposition (The Temper Trap cover) - Ellie Goulding
  21. Northern Wind - City and Colour

click the picture or click here to download

*number of Z’s open to interpretation

YOU ROCK

I WANNA KISS YOU

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piertotum-locomottor:

wholockiandemigod:

allonsyforever:

mrkittytheastronaut:

rnrmurden:

angelsofmanhattan:

lumos5000:

weasleyandpotter:

SEVENS IN HARRY POTTER. SEVEN BOOKS IN THE SERIES. SEVEN HORCRUXES. SEVENS ON HIS FOREHEAD
Other sevens in Harry Potter:
7 years at Hogwarts
7 floors of Hogwarts
7 galleons for a wand
7 positions in quidditch
7 tasks in the Sorceror’s Stone
7 potions in task 6
7 Weasley children
Ginny is the 1st Weasley girl in 7 generations.
Gryffindor beats Slytherin for the house cup for the first time in 7 years in the Sorceror’s Stone
7 books Gilderoy Lockhart requires for DADA (CoS)
7 muggles see Harry and Ron fly the car (CoS)
7 days of Aunt Marge (PoA)
Arthur Weasley wins 700 galleons (PoA).
7 tear drops on Hagrid’s letter to Hermione (PoA).
7 people in the Shrieking Shack (PoA): Harry, Hermione, Ron, Sirius, Lupin, Snape, and Pettigrew.
Voldemort killed Frank Bryce who was 77 to make the 7th horcrux.
7 locks on Moody’s trunk (GoF)
Dobby has 7 socks (GoF)
Unicorns don’t turn pure white until they’re 7 years old. (GoF)
Harry was “born as the 7th month dies…” (OotP)
7 memories of Tom Riddle (HBP)
Harry and Ron get 7 O.W.L.s each (HBP)
7DADA teachers
7 questions Bellatrix asks Severus in Spinner’s End
7 Harry Potters with 7 Order members
7 races in the wizarding world: Human, Giant, Goblin, Centaur, Elf, Werewolf, Veela
There are 142 stairs at Hogwarts which adds to 7 (1+4+2=7)
Cleansweep 7
Gryffindor Tower is located on the 7th floor
Nicholas Flamel and his wife have 7 years age difference
7 hidden passageways out of Hogwarts on the Marauders’ Map
Flitwick’s office (where Sirius is locked in PoA) is on the 7th floor
700 ways to commit a foul in Quidditch.
The Tri-Wizard Tournament was first established 700 years before it’s appearance in the GoF.
Fred and George charge 7 sickles for a canary cream
Clause Seven of the Decree states that magic may be used before Muggles in exceptional circumstances
The Room of Requirement, used for DA meetings, is on the 7th floor. (OotP)
Cormac McLaggen’s mother was married 7 times. (HBP)
7 death eaters at the tower in HBP: Draco, Fenrir, Amycus, Alecto, tall blond, Snape, Gibbon as well as 7 members of the Order and the DA: McGonagall, Tonks, Lupin, Neville, Ginny, Hermione, Ron
Lily began going out with James in their 7th year at Hogwarts
The prophecy is in row 97 in the Department of Mysteries
There are 7 Animagi registered with the Improper Use of Magic Office
7 people locked in the Malfoy’s cellar (DH): Ollivander, Luna, Dean, Harry, Dean, Ron, and Griphook

HOW HAVE WE NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE!?!?!?

Guys there’s no notes on this post. We broke another post on tumblr…

JK Rowling is the greatest writer ever

7 is the number for completeness in numerology

0 notes y’all broke it again

"isn’t seven the most powerful magical number"

WE BROKE ANOTHER FUCKING POST.

piertotum-locomottor:

wholockiandemigod:

allonsyforever:

mrkittytheastronaut:

rnrmurden:

angelsofmanhattan:

lumos5000:

weasleyandpotter:

SEVENS IN HARRY POTTER. SEVEN BOOKS IN THE SERIES. SEVEN HORCRUXES. SEVENS ON HIS FOREHEAD

Other sevens in Harry Potter:

  • 7 years at Hogwarts
  • 7 floors of Hogwarts
  • 7 galleons for a wand
  • 7 positions in quidditch
  • 7 tasks in the Sorceror’s Stone
  • 7 potions in task 6
  • 7 Weasley children
  • Ginny is the 1st Weasley girl in 7 generations.
  • Gryffindor beats Slytherin for the house cup for the first time in 7 years in the Sorceror’s Stone
  • 7 books Gilderoy Lockhart requires for DADA (CoS)
  • 7 muggles see Harry and Ron fly the car (CoS)
  • 7 days of Aunt Marge (PoA)
  • Arthur Weasley wins 700 galleons (PoA).
  • 7 tear drops on Hagrid’s letter to Hermione (PoA).
  • 7 people in the Shrieking Shack (PoA): Harry, Hermione, Ron, Sirius, Lupin, Snape, and Pettigrew.
  • Voldemort killed Frank Bryce who was 77 to make the 7th horcrux.
  • 7 locks on Moody’s trunk (GoF)
  • Dobby has 7 socks (GoF)
  • Unicorns don’t turn pure white until they’re 7 years old. (GoF)
  • Harry was “born as the 7th month dies…” (OotP)
  • 7 memories of Tom Riddle (HBP)
  • Harry and Ron get 7 O.W.L.s each (HBP)
  • 7DADA teachers
  • 7 questions Bellatrix asks Severus in Spinner’s End
  • 7 Harry Potters with 7 Order members
  • 7 races in the wizarding world: Human, Giant, Goblin, Centaur, Elf, Werewolf, Veela
  • There are 142 stairs at Hogwarts which adds to 7 (1+4+2=7)
  • Cleansweep 7
  • Gryffindor Tower is located on the 7th floor
  • Nicholas Flamel and his wife have 7 years age difference
  • 7 hidden passageways out of Hogwarts on the Marauders’ Map
  • Flitwick’s office (where Sirius is locked in PoA) is on the 7th floor
  • 700 ways to commit a foul in Quidditch.
  • The Tri-Wizard Tournament was first established 700 years before it’s appearance in the GoF.
  • Fred and George charge 7 sickles for a canary cream
  • Clause Seven of the Decree states that magic may be used before Muggles in exceptional circumstances
  • The Room of Requirement, used for DA meetings, is on the 7th floor. (OotP)
  • Cormac McLaggen’s mother was married 7 times. (HBP)
  • 7 death eaters at the tower in HBP: Draco, Fenrir, Amycus, Alecto, tall blond, Snape, Gibbon as well as 7 members of the Order and the DA: McGonagall, Tonks, Lupin, Neville, Ginny, Hermione, Ron
  • Lily began going out with James in their 7th year at Hogwarts
  • The prophecy is in row 97 in the Department of Mysteries
  • There are 7 Animagi registered with the Improper Use of Magic Office
  • 7 people locked in the Malfoy’s cellar (DH): Ollivander, Luna, Dean, Harry, Dean, Ron, and Griphook

HOW HAVE WE NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE!?!?!?

Guys there’s no notes on this post. We broke another post on tumblr…

JK Rowling is the greatest writer ever

7 is the number for completeness in numerology

0 notes y’all broke it again

"isn’t seven the most powerful magical number"

WE BROKE ANOTHER FUCKING POST.

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medievalpoc:

thenaive:

medievalpoc:

Best of 2013: Women of Color- Queens, Kings, Warleaders and Diplomats

This requested compilation ranges a bit further afield than is usual for this blog, in an attempt to bring you some of the lesser-known women of color from the history of warfare and politics.

Some of these links are external, and although Women’s History is a massively written-on topic, the work regarding the unique and particular contributions and achievements of women of color leave rather much to be desired. I encourage the addition of links, book recommendations, oral history, and any other materials my readers have found or would recommend to others.

Women of Color at the Medical College of Philadelphia, 1885

The Trung Sisters, Warleaders of Medieval Vietnam (more here)

Xipaguazin Moctezuma, Aztec Princess in Renaissance Europe

Dahomey’s Women Warriors of West Africa

Ching Shih, Possibly the Most Successful Pirate in History

Queen Charlotte of Great Britain and Ireland

Sorghaghtani Beki (Empress Xianyi Zhuangsheng), Minister of Trade and Daughter-In-Law to Genghis Khan

Dido Elizabeth Belle, Scottish Aristocrat

The Queen of Sheba

Khutulun, Wrestler Princess of Mongolia

Etruscan Warrior Prince “Really” A Princess (cissexism)

Chabi, Influential Wife of Khubilai Khan

Nakano Takeko, Japanese Warrior

Sacajawea, Adventurer and Diplomat

Xiang Fei, the Fragrant Concubine

Urraca of León and Castile, Empress of Spain

Woman Who Kills a Would-Be Rapist and is Presented with his Belongings

Hua Mulan

Stagecoach Mary Fields, Warrior of the West

Finds-Them-And-Kills-Them, Crow Warrior

Mandukhai Khatun, Queen Manduhai the Wise of Mongolia

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies

Amina of Zaria, Military Mastermind and basis for Xena, Warrior Princess

Ishi-jo and the Onna Bugeisha, Samurai Women

Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford

The Katuns (Queens) of Mongolia

Empress Xiao Yanyan

Further Reading and Exploration:

What about Korean queens ): 

Add them if you know them! I don’t know everything!

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alackofpetticoats:

penthesileas:

A MEDIEVAL SOJOURN a mix of sacred and secular medieval music, not only from the tradition of western europe but also from al-andalus, the byzantine church, and the sephardic tradition. (encouraged by a few people)

LISTEN or DOWNLOAD [alt]

OOOOOH

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