I used to be curious - I'm aiming for strange now.
lowmorale:

Nightview, New York, 1932. by Berenice Abbott

lowmorale:

Nightview, New York, 1932. by Berenice Abbott

notemily:

mizufae:

drjohnham1shwatson:

the-ironhandofpimpery:

rectalragnarok:

filthylittleoptimist:

clickthefrog:

chaznotts:

littlefallraindrop:

yourfutureleader:

angelophile:

Seriously, did anyone have more fun making the Harry Potter movies than Kenneth Branagh?

I’m sorry but this is one of those pictures I *have* to reblog whenever it appears on my dash.

WAIT WAIT WAIT IS THIS THE GUY WHO DIRECTED AND ACTED IN HAMLET? THE PERSON IN THE HAMLET FILM THAT I’VE BEEN WATCHING IN CLASS?

Yes this is the guy!

And he also directed Thor

gilderoy lockhart directed thor? 

he also played miguel in Road to El Dorado

he literally did every shakespeare play and made the movie, playing the lead

cocky shit

or did he just wipe the directors minds and put his name in the credits?

I take exception to the majority of the casting decision in the HP movies, but there literally could not have been a more perfect choice for Lockhart.

OR DID HE JUST WIPE THE DIRECTORS MINDS AND PUT HIS NAME IN THE CREDITS

jinn0uchi:

the-hatred-machine:

purgatorystuck:

Mi papá tiene 47 años= my dad is 47 years old

Mi papa tiene 47 anos= my potato has 47 assholes

I love spanish

A capital letter changes it even further:

Mi Papa tiene 47 anos = My pope has 47 anuses

literally the best post I have seen on this website

We thought the school was safer than our house,” says 32-year-old Monther Hamdan. He is lying on a cot with a wounded leg and grasps his father’s hand as he speaks. All thirteen members of his family were injured in the attack. They arrived at the school three days ago. “The tank shells fell like rain.

‘The Tank Shells Fell Like Rain’: Survivors of the Attack on UNRWA School Report Scenes of Carnage and Destruction

hospitals, schools, UN shelters where hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing israeli attacks… 

tw for upsetting photo at the link. but i urge you, if you do not have ptsd, if you are not palestinian, if you have not experienced colonial/war violence personally, if those photos are upsetting, perhaps, but not destabilizing? don’t avoid them. this is happening. 

(via disabilityhistory)

bellecs:

Pastelon de Amarillos (Sweet Plantain Pie)
There’s food and then there’s pastelon. It’s comfort food to another level. If life has been shitty lately I call my mom and beg her to make this. I’m convinced it can cure all ails. 
It’s actually pretty simple just a bit time consuming. It’s a 3 step process.
Step 1: Brown about 1lb of ground beef (I’ve used turkey and it’s pretty good) with adobo and sofrito.
Adobo can either be salt and pepper and some dry oregano or it can be mashed garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Or you can buy the seasoning from Goya.
The Goya Sofrito can also be bought in the frozen section of the grocery store. We make our own by pureeing: onions, peppers, garlic, cilantro,  salt, pepper and olive oil and keep it frozen for up to 6 months.
Step 2: Fry about 5 VERY ripe plantains. The darker they are the better, my mom waits until they are black and look like rotten but once you feel back the flesh it’s a sweet and soft bright yellow. The riper they are the better the pastelon tastes. You want to cut them into long strips, fairly thin and just fry them in oil until dark like shown above.
Step 3: Assemble. Once your meat and plantains are done it’s time to layer the pie, lasagna style. Plantains first like a lasagna, cover the bottom of the pan and then a layer of meat. Then, on top of the meat, add cheese (shredded cheese of your liking). Repeat until you run out of ingredients it’s usually 2-3 layers. Depending on the size of your pan. 
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes and serve hot/warm. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory, melts in your mouth.
Serve alone or with a bed of rice and beans for an authentic Puerto Rican meal.

bellecs:

Pastelon de Amarillos (Sweet Plantain Pie)

There’s food and then there’s pastelon. It’s comfort food to another level. If life has been shitty lately I call my mom and beg her to make this. I’m convinced it can cure all ails. 

It’s actually pretty simple just a bit time consuming. It’s a 3 step process.

Step 1: Brown about 1lb of ground beef (I’ve used turkey and it’s pretty good) with adobo and sofrito.

  • Adobo can either be salt and pepper and some dry oregano or it can be mashed garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Or you can buy the seasoning from Goya.
  • The Goya Sofrito can also be bought in the frozen section of the grocery store. We make our own by pureeing: onions, peppers, garlic, cilantro,  salt, pepper and olive oil and keep it frozen for up to 6 months.

Step 2: Fry about 5 VERY ripe plantains. The darker they are the better, my mom waits until they are black and look like rotten but once you feel back the flesh it’s a sweet and soft bright yellow. The riper they are the better the pastelon tastes. You want to cut them into long strips, fairly thin and just fry them in oil until dark like shown above.

Step 3: Assemble. Once your meat and plantains are done it’s time to layer the pie, lasagna style. Plantains first like a lasagna, cover the bottom of the pan and then a layer of meat. Then, on top of the meat, add cheese (shredded cheese of your liking). Repeat until you run out of ingredients it’s usually 2-3 layers. Depending on the size of your pan. 

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes and serve hot/warm. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory, melts in your mouth.

Serve alone or with a bed of rice and beans for an authentic Puerto Rican meal.

July 30th, 1969: I knew there was something wrong yesterday. I could feel it in my primitive Welsh bones. E had gone into surgery for her piles, and the first word I had was from her doctor, who made it blatantly clear that my baby child had nearly kicked it. Some doctor-idiot had allowed the ‘shot’ to leak into her blood stream and the fools were standing by with heart shots etc. in case she started to die, which they feared she was actually doing.

I’m still nightmared. What could life possibly be without her? Where would I go? What would I do? Everybody else pales by comparison. It’s no use picking up a mini-skirted chick of 18 — she wouldn’t last a week, if that.

I’d die, I suppose, a greatly accelerated death. Anyway, she’s all right. Bastards.

Richard Burton’s diary

bedsider:

Birth control gives you the freedom to plan a family on your own terms. It allows you to work or travel or pursue your dreams before you’re ready to have a baby. It helps with certain medical conditions. It’s there when you want to have smokin’ hot sex and not get pregnant. Basically, there are lots of reasons to be thankful for birth control.

Girls star and all-around awesome lady Lena Dunham took to Twitter to voice her appreciation. She also asked women and men what birth control does for them. The whole thing made our ♥ sing.

If you google ‘Eric Garner’ I guarantee you that almost every article by major media outlets will list some or all of the following: Garner’s height, weight, his (alleged) past criminal history, and that the police supposedly thought he was “illegally” selling cigarettes. And all this information will be in the first few paragraphs.

Here’s what most corporate news outlets won’t make so readily available (you may have to dig for it): precisely how many officers ganged up on Garner, their complete police histories, any crimes they may have committed in their personal lives, and not even the names of all the involved officers are listed. And you may or may not have read that Garner clearly said he couldn’t breathe at least six times, and that multiple witnesses said Garner had just arrived on scene and broken up an altercation.

The media is hardly objective and they begin covering for the police and victimizing the victim very early on. These lopsided “facts” and seemingly minor omissions is only the beginning. Wait until it goes to court. Then you won’t believe how much news outlets, the police and defense attorneys will demonize Mr. Garner.

Unless you’re Black. Then this is an all too familiar pattern.

From Emmett Till to Rodney King to The Central Park Five to Oscar Grant to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell to Trayvon Martin to Renisha McBride to Jonathan Ferrell to Jordan Davis to Eric Garner and so very many others…even though we’re always unarmed, there is never a shortage of disproportionately White juries eager to conclude that the act of merely existing while Black is always sufficient justification for inflicting brutality, imprisonment or murder onto any unfamiliar Black bodies

Seems like it’s always the same old song and dance whenever Black people seek justice from the system made to imprison us: Criminalizing BlacknessWhite people may commit crimes, but Black people are always viewed as criminals.

(via odinsblog)

hadaes:

theworldstandswithpalestine:

Melbourne protest for Gaza, July 19. 2014.

everyone fucking reblog #prayforgaza

hadaes:

theworldstandswithpalestine:

Melbourne protest for Gaza, July 19. 2014.

everyone fucking reblog #prayforgaza