Random crow shows up on dude’s porch, looks him straight in the face and says ‘fuck you’

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THE INTERNET — Photographs shown online may provide proof of a woman aging. Thousands of confused idiots are reportedly spending the rest of their day reevaluating the significance of a stranger’s worth as person.

“She doesn’t look like she did before, so this profoundly changes how I feel…

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"Reynosa, a border city in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas located a short drive from McAllen, Texas. Tamaulipas is notorious as a state caught in the iron grip of organized crime. Extortion, kidnappings, shootouts, arson, bodies excavated from arid pits, all of this happens in Tamaulipas, practically on a daily basis, but hardly any of it gets reported because of a media blackout the cartels decreed four years ago that is as strictly enforced as martial law after a coup."

I don’t usually repeat myself, but the daylight shot was just so, so much more amazing than the 5.40 am one.


Unknown artist, detail from an icon labeled as Christ the Word of God the Only Begotten Son, 16th century.

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Jenni Tieaho
2011 paju, kuusi ja rautalanka

5.40am came quickly, while I thought all the big thoughts. Oil on Canvas, WIP.


I’m sick and tired of dealing with this.

About three days ago, I posted a quoted passage from a book. Tumblr user qarnaim took some sort of issue with this passage, and demanded a lot of information about it that was already posted along with the quoted passage. I responded twice, and then…


1800s Week!

Konstantin Andreyevich Somov

Portrait of Alexander Pushkin

Russia (1899)

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet of all time, as well as the founder of modern Russian Literature. As for his style, he has been claimed variously by Romantics, neo-Classicists, and Realists.

His grandfather, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, was an African kidnapped and brought to Russia. He became a major general, military engineer, and nobleman of the Russian Empire. Pushkin wrote an unfinished historical novel about him entitled Peter the Great’s Negro. Abram Gannibal’s son, Ivan Gannibal, also rose to military prominence, garnering victories in the Russo-Turkic war, and founded the city of Kherson.

Pushkin is usually credited with developing Russian literature. Not only is he seen as having originated the highly nuanced level of language which characterizes Russian literature after him, but he is also credited with substantially augmenting the Russian lexicon. Where he found gaps in the Russian vocabulary, he devised calques. His rich vocabulary and highly sensitive style are the foundation for modern Russian literature. His talent set up new records for development of the Russian language and culture. He became the father of Russian literature in the 19th century, marking the highest achievements of 18th century and the beginning of literary process of the 19th century. Alexander Pushkin introduced Russia to all the European literary genres as well as a great number of West European writers. He brought natural speech and foreign influences to create modern poetic Russian. Though his life was brief, he left examples of nearly every literary genre of his day: lyric poetry, narrative poetry, the novel, the short story, the drama, the critical essay, and even the personal letter.

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Just the perfectness of Steve Jansen and David Sylvian…