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Our decisions change our climate. We dried up the 4th-largest sea on Earth in a single generation.http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php(If you’re wondering about the link between drying the Aral Sea and changing the climate, here is more info: http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/environmental%20impacts.htm)

colchrishadfield:

Our decisions change our climate. We dried up the 4th-largest sea on Earth in a single generation.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php

(If you’re wondering about the link between drying the Aral Sea and changing the climate, here is more info: http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/environmental%20impacts.htm)

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

This surrealistic timelapse doesn’t show an ocean in the sky. These are undulatus asperatus clouds rolling over Lincoln, Nebraska. Also known simply as asperatus, this cloud formation has been proposed as but not yet recognized as a distinctive cloud type. Their speed is much slower than shown in the animation, but the wave-like motion is accurate and is the source of the cloud’s name, which comes from the Latin word aspero, meaning to make rough. Though they appear stormy, asperatus clouds do not usually produce storms. They form under conditions similar to those of mammatus clouds, but wind shear at the cloud level causes the undulations to form. (Maybe some Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities going on there?) You can check out many more images of asperatus clouds at the Cloud Appreciation Society’s gallery. (Image credit: A. Schueth, source video; submitted by leftcoastjunkies)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

This surrealistic timelapse doesn’t show an ocean in the sky. These are undulatus asperatus clouds rolling over Lincoln, Nebraska. Also known simply as asperatus, this cloud formation has been proposed as but not yet recognized as a distinctive cloud type. Their speed is much slower than shown in the animation, but the wave-like motion is accurate and is the source of the cloud’s name, which comes from the Latin word aspero, meaning to make rough. Though they appear stormy, asperatus clouds do not usually produce storms. They form under conditions similar to those of mammatus clouds, but wind shear at the cloud level causes the undulations to form. (Maybe some Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities going on there?) You can check out many more images of asperatus clouds at the Cloud Appreciation Society’s gallery. (Image credit: A. Schueth, source video; submitted by leftcoastjunkies)

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asubmissiveintraining:

The first question shouldn’t be “are you taken” but “are you interested.”

Contrary to popular stank male belief, a woman being single doesn’t endow you with magical woman-getting properties.

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"Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?

Absolutely.

And does that suck?

Absolutely.

But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

That’s thin privilege."

Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege — Everyday Feminism (via samanticshift)

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carry-on-my-otp:

If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you

l tried really hard not to reblog this

Yeah, it is indeed really hard not to reblog a fucking thing.

Can we all agree that the man in the first gif is the manliest man in the world?

Are we just going to all silently acknowledge that the last guy is clearly dead and that we just saw him die. 

HOLD UP FOR A SECOND

ALL OF THESE GIFS ARE ONE MAN

THE SINGULAR BUSTER KEATON

WHILE FILMING THE GENERAL

HE SNAPPED HIS NECK ON THE RAILROAD TIES AND WENT HOME AND ICED HIS BODY

AND CAME BACK FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY

HE ONCE GOT HIS HIP RIPPED OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR AND WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIMSELF FOR BEING INJURED

HE ONCE HAD TO FALL 100 FEET DOWN A WATERFALL INTO A NET

A STUNTMAN TESTED IT AND BROKE BOTH LEGS AND DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER

BUSTER DID THE STUNT ANYWAY AND LANDED WITHOUT A SCRATCH

IN ‘THE HIGH DIVE’

BUSTER DID A TRICK DIVE THROUGH A CARDBOARD DECK THAT WAS CAMOUFLAGED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL DECK

ONLY HE COULDN’T TELL FROM 100 FEET UP WHERE THE CARDBOARD STOPPED AND THE REAL DECK STARTED AND THERE WAS ONLY LIKE A THREE FOOT MARGIN FOR ERROR

AND WHEN HE HESITATED A SUDDEN BREEZE LITERALLY KNOCKED HIM OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND HE HAD TO JUMP ANYWAY

AND HE MISSED THE REAL DECK BY LESS THAN A FOOT BUT HE MADE IT

IN THE SECOND GIF HE’S RECREATING SOMETHING THAT THE ACTUAL GENERAL PURSUERS HAD TO DO IN THE CIVIL WAR

IF HE MISSES THAT TIE

THE TRAIN WILL BE DERAILED AND HE WILL DIE IN THE EXPLOSION

IN THE THIRD GIF AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS FALLING HE HAS ONE TAKE AND IF HE HAS NOT DONE THE CALCULATIONS CORRECTLY HE WILL BE CRUSHED

HE HAS AN INCH-WIDE MARGIN ON EACH SIDE

AND THE HOUSE LITERALLY BRUSHES HIS LEFT SHOULDER ON THE WAY DOWN

YOU CAN SEE HIS LEFT ARM JUMP BECAUSE HE’S FLINCHING FROM THE PAIN

THAT LAST GIF

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT JUMP

HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL AND THEY HADNT PLANNED FOR IT

BUT HE SURVIVED

BUSTER KEATON SURVIVED 100% OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED LESSER MEN INCLUDING WWI, TORNADOS, HOUSEFIRES, ALCOHOLISM, BROKEN NETS, CRUSHING DEPRESSION, THE DEPRESSION ITSELF, THE MCCARTHY WITCHHUNTS, THE END OF SILENT CINEMA, AND ABOUT 900 MORE OF THE STUNTS YOU SEE ABOVE

BUSTER LIVED TO BE 70 YEARS OLD

FATHERED LIKE FOUR KIDS AND EIGHT GRANDKIDS

HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF ALL THAT

THINKING THAT LIFE WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL

BUSTER KEATON IS NOT JUST A STUNTMAN

HE IS A GODDAMN SAINT

BUSTER KEATON’S PARENTS WERE PART OF A TRAVELING SHOW.

THEY WERE ACROBATS.

THEY TOOK BABY BUSTER UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH THEM.

THEY DROPPED HIM.

LUCKILY SOMEONE WHO WAS STANDING UNDER THEM CAUGHT BABY BUSTER.

THAT MAN WAS HARRY HOUDINI. 

HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE.

if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.

ahem ok I’ve seen this post going round and round I can’t stand it anymore I gotta add my two cents. *gets out her files and files of Buster Keaton* I did a massive research paper on this man in college. Since the trend with this seems to be allcaps I’ll follow suite. This is a long post please be warned!

OK SO.

YA’LL SEE THIS SCENE RIGHT HERE?

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THAT’S FROM SHERLOCK JR. (1924) I CANNOT RECOMMEND THAT MOVIE ENOUGH OK GO WATCH IT CHILDREN THE SPECIAL EFFECTS ALONE ARE AMAZING FOR 1920’S ERA FILM AND BUSTER DID IT ALL: DIRECTED, STARRED, STUNTWORK, SPECIAL EFFECTS. 

WHEN FILMING THAT SCENE THE WATER COMING OUT OF THAT PIPE WAS MORE FORCEFUL THAN HE REALIZED AND IT SLAMMED HIM DOWN ON THE RAILROAD TRACK. HE WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS AND THE COLD WATER REVIVED HIM. HE KEPT FILMING THE SCENE.

HE HAD A HORRIBLE HEADACHE AND WENT TO THE DOCTOR’S THE NEXT DAY AND IT TURNED OUT HE HAD CRACKED TWO VERTEBRAE IN HIS NECK. HE HAD COME THAT CLOSE TO BREAKING HIS NECK AND PARALYZING HIMSELF.

YOU SEE THIS GIF?

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THIS IS FROM ” OUR HOSPITALITY ” (1923) IT PREDATES THE GENERAL AND WHILE IT’S A BIT LONG IT’S A GREAT MOVIE AND YOU GET TO SEE A CAMEO OF BUSTER’S DAD IN IT RECREATING ONE OF HIS FAMOUS STAGE SCHTICKS WHERE HE FLAWLESSLY KICKS THE HAT OFF OF A GUY’S HEAD.

IN THIS SCENE HE FILMED IN WHITE WATER RAPIDS AND HE WAS ATTACHED BY A WIRE TO KEEP FROM BEING SWEPT AWAY. THE WIRE BROKE AND IF YOU WATCH THE FILM YOU CAN SEE THE EXACT MOMENT WHERE IT BREAKS AND HE GETS THIS ABSOLUTE LOOK OF PANIC ON HIS FACE AS HE LITERALLY GETS SWEPT AWAY DOWN RAPIDS. HE NEARLY DROWNED AND HE KEPT THE SCENE IN THE FILM.

YOU REMEMBER THAT CAMEO I TALKED ABOUT? HERE IT IS. HIS FATHER DID THIS TRICK WITH HIM ON THE STAGE AND ONE NIGHT HE MISJUDGED IT AND ACCIDENTALLY KICKED BUSTER IN THE HEAD AND KNOCKED HIM OUT.

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SPEAKING OF HIS DAYS ON THE STAGE, BUSTER’S DAD ALSO DID A REGULAR GAG WHERE HE’D TAKE BBY BUSTER AND LITERALLY TOSS HIM OUT IN THE AUDIENCE. HE HAD A HANDLE ON THE KID’S BACK AND EVERYTHING. BUSTER HAD SO MUCH FUN DOING THIS HE’D GIGGLE, HE HAD TO LEARN TO ADAPT HIS STONE FACE EXPRESSION ‘CAUSE IT RUINED THE GAG OTHERWISE.

ONE PERFORMANCE THERE WAS A BUNCH OF DRUNK COLLEGE FRAT BOYS WHO SAT ON THE FRONT ROW AND CONSTANTLY KEPT HECKLING AND INTERRUPTING THE SHOW AND BUSTER’S DAD GOT PISSED AND PICKED BBY BUSTER UP AND SLUNG HIM RIGHT INTO THE FRONT ROW. ONE OF THE COLLEGE BOYS GOT HIS NOSE BROKEN. BUSTER LIKE ALWAYS EMERGED WITHOUT A SCRATCH.

WHEN HE WAS A KID HIS FAMILY ALSO VACATIONED AT THE MUSKEGON ACTOR’S COLONY AND ONE TIME AS A JOKE, BUSTER KEATON RIGGED UP A OUTHOUSE TO FALL APART AND RING BELLS AND WHISTLES WHENEVER SOMEONE WENT IN TO USE IT.

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EVERY MECHANICAL STUNT AND CONTRAPTION AND SPECIAL EFFECT YOU SEE IN HIS FILMS HE DESIGNED, TESTED AND OVERSAW THEM HIMSELF HE WAS AN EFFIN’ MECHANICAL GENIUS AND GENIUS FILM DIRECTOR. THAT SCENE WAY UP AT THE TOP WHERE HE’S TUMBLING DOWN THE STAIRS? THAT’S FROM ” THE ELECTRIC HOUSE ” (1922) ONE OF HIS SHORT FILMS. HE DESIGNED ALL THE CONTRAPTIONS ON THAT SET AND TESTED THEM HIMSELF UNTIL HE KNEW THAT THEY’D WORK.  HE ACTUALLY GOT HIS ANKLE BADLY BROKEN TESTING THAT SET OF STAIRS, HE WAS GOING UP THE STAIRS AND HIS ANKLE GOT CAUGHT AT THE TOP AND ATE HIS SHOE. HE MANAGED TO FREE HIMSELF, TOOK A FEW STEPS SAYING ” I’M FINE I’M FINE ” AND THEN KEELED OVER IN A DEAD FAINT BECAUSE HE HAD HURT HIMSELF SO BADLY.

TL:DR BUSTER WAS AWESOME AND HELLA TALENTED. SAINT NOTHING. THIS MAN WAS A GOD.

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obligeme:

He was just the cutest little old man

obligeme:

He was just the cutest little old man

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s-k-apegoat:

My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.


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It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this…

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empty-silhouette:

Umbrella Movement , Occupy Central
Im so proud to be one of the Hong Kong people
Not only adults but students come out to protest peacefully
Tear gas, pepper spray, rainstorm wont stop us and our heart
Im so proud too to be in one of them, to be titles the most polite protester in the world
We clean the road, we clear away the rubbish, we gave out free foods and drinks to one another
And not even a single store is damage

Hereby I call on the world to raise the awareness, we are fighting for democracy, for freedom

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mikaela-maki:

During Amber rainstorm last night in hong kong.
aww

mikaela-maki:

During Amber rainstorm last night in hong kong.

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