notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-08-15

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photo 22:11:37
scanzen:

The express train ‘Offenburg-Freiburg’ and the shadow of the Zeppelin airship ‘Schwaben’ (LZ 10) taken from the airship. The ‘Schwaben’ burned on 28/06/1912 in the Golzheimer heath near Dusseldorf.

(via migurski, but with added context)

scanzen:

The express train ‘Offenburg-Freiburg’ and the shadow of the Zeppelin airship ‘Schwaben’ (LZ 10) taken from the airship. The ‘Schwaben’ burned on 28/06/1912 in the Golzheimer heath near Dusseldorf.

(via migurski, but with added context)

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photo 22:04:00
slavin:

kenyatta:

thebestofmemovie:

You never forget your first love. Don’t miss The Best of Me - in theaters October 17. 

watching this gif feels exhausting and I can’t figure out why.

watching this gif makes my back hurt.

Has anyone else noticed how similar these film covers are?

slavin:

kenyatta:

thebestofmemovie:

You never forget your first love. Don’t miss The Best of Me - in theaters October 17. 

watching this gif feels exhausting and I can’t figure out why.

watching this gif makes my back hurt.

Has anyone else noticed how similar these film covers are?

Nicholas Sparks film covers

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quote 21:55:15
“ Sparq’s customers are suffering, too. One of the startup’s services was providing QR codes for businesses, many of which were likely printed onto marketing materials that may still be in circulation. Those QR codes, unfortunately, are now null and void—printed ads turned into garbage thanks to Yahoo’s acquisition. ”
Yahoo: Destroyer Of Startups by Selena Larsen at ReadWrite (via iamdanw, deathbeard)

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photos 21:47:32

manfeels-park:

Feminism is Marxism

http://www.manfeels-park.com/comic/feminism-is-marxism/

Source: Robert Webb: Roll up, roll up, to see a man talking about feminism. What could possibly go wrong?

Specifically, this comment by “Herbert Purdy”.

This also marks the first comic NOT using still from the 1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice! OMG!

I loved this one so much I have reproduced the full ‘essay’ verbatim on the Manfeels Park website.

2014-08-10

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photo 22:38:00
pyone, via sfmuniverse:

The Raiders are going up against the Vikings in their first pre-season match up. Go Raiders!

I hate it when Muni buses do this. Admittedly, it’s far less of a problem than it would be in, say, London, where different routes use the same bus stop (whereas in SF if you’re on Divisadero there’s only the 24, pretty much), but even so, it annoys.
It’s of a piece with the displays on Muni bus stops that spend half their time telling you what their Twitter handle is and BART’s displays warning you repeatedly about CCTV not being a guarantee against theft. Apparently displays aren’t really meant to be informative.
(By the way, what sport are we even talking about here?)

pyone, via sfmuniverse:

The Raiders are going up against the Vikings in their first pre-season match up. Go Raiders!

I hate it when Muni buses do this. Admittedly, it’s far less of a problem than it would be in, say, London, where different routes use the same bus stop (whereas in SF if you’re on Divisadero there’s only the 24, pretty much), but even so, it annoys.

It’s of a piece with the displays on Muni bus stops that spend half their time telling you what their Twitter handle is and BART’s displays warning you repeatedly about CCTV not being a guarantee against theft. Apparently displays aren’t really meant to be informative.

(By the way, what sport are we even talking about here?)

2014-08-08

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quote 22:38:56
“ Four to six-year-olds struggle with ‘little LEGO’ so the product line was trying to help them with that. We did a lot of research in Europe and the US about what both parents and kids’ needs were. Generally speaking, parents in the US and to a lesser extent the UK are quite fixated on educational outcomes at ever earlier ages, whereas in Scandinavia and especially Germany they openly reject that, feeling strongly that this age is for play and socialising and scholastic learning comes later. ”
Morgan Walker, a Lego designer, quoted in The enduring appeal of LEGO at Northern Soul.

2014-08-06

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photo 18:55:24
cxu, via migurski:


Untitled (White), 2006, Elisa Sighicelli
Partially backlit C-print on lightbox, 48 x 48 x 2 3/8 inches (122 x 122 x 6 cm). Ed. of 3.

cxu, via migurski:

Untitled (White), 2006, Elisa Sighicelli

Partially backlit C-print on lightbox, 48 x 48 x 2 3/8 inches (122 x 122 x 6 cm). Ed. of 3.

2014-08-04

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photo 23:58:27
Artangel:

One hundred years after Germany declared war on Russia, thereby putting into motion events that would devastate Europe during the decades that followed, the UK commemorated this day with LIGHTS OUT: a nationwide black out.
As lights across the country were extinguished, a single source remained on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. Simultaneously a column of white light soared into the sky over London.
A twenty-metre grid containing forty-nine searchlights installed at Victoria Tower Gardens forms spectra by Ryoji Ikeda. Unannounced, it appeared in the sky at dusk Monday 4th August and for seven nights only it will be visible across the city between sunset and sunrise. People can walk within the grid of lights, experiencing a specially composed soundtrack by Ikeda. Walking through these sinewaves, a personal musical score is created for each visitor at the source of this architectural intervention in the sky. 

(via Chris Heathcote)

Artangel:

One hundred years after Germany declared war on Russia, thereby putting into motion events that would devastate Europe during the decades that followed, the UK commemorated this day with LIGHTS OUT: a nationwide black out.

As lights across the country were extinguished, a single source remained on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. Simultaneously a column of white light soared into the sky over London.

A twenty-metre grid containing forty-nine searchlights installed at Victoria Tower Gardens forms spectra by Ryoji Ikeda. Unannounced, it appeared in the sky at dusk Monday 4th August and for seven nights only it will be visible across the city between sunset and sunrise. People can walk within the grid of lights, experiencing a specially composed soundtrack by Ikeda. Walking through these sinewaves, a personal musical score is created for each visitor at the source of this architectural intervention in the sky. 

(via Chris Heathcote)

2014-08-03

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photo 21:25:00
The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne, NYU Press.

The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others—and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

Available at Amazon; via bbredux.

The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne, NYU Press.

The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others—and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

Available at Amazon; via bbredux.

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