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i recently discovered how to make decent icons (i think?? i hope??) and this is what happened lmaoo so yeah… each cut out has between 2 and 8 variations of coloring and that gives us a total of 70 shingeki no kyojin icons (150x150) featuring some mikasa, annie, levi…

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Who says you never learned anything important from watching TV? #animaniacs #nostalgia

Watch on joshsternberg.tumblr.com

In honor of Chancellor Merkel’s visit to the White House, here is the full “Germans” episode of Fawlty Towers. Also, Google Video has all FT episodes up. 

“I learn English from a book.”

(Day = wasted)

New Episode Tonight!

11x12: Don’t You Forget About Me

and Supernatural is bringing back some familiar faces…

We got Sheriff Jody Mills as well as Claire Novak and Alex Jones or as some fans like to refer to them the “Wayward Daughters” making a return in tonight’s episodes and all because…

Enjoy the episode and don’t forget if you’re tweeting use hashtags #WaywardDaughters and #Supernatural … and if you got the shirt/sweater for Wayward Daughters, be sure to post a picture with the hastags on twitter tonight…

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My mother reminded me of this Eurovision gloriousness.

Sigh …. they don’t make gals like this any more. Or do they?

from theage.com.au:

Actor Hedy Lamarr was one of many unlikely celebrity inventors.

LET’S take a moment to reflect on the mercurial brilliance of Hedy Lamarr. Not only did the Vienna-born actor flee a loveless marriage to a Nazi arms dealer to secure a seven-year, $3000-a-week contract with MGM, and become (probably) the first Hollywood star to simulate a female orgasm on screen - she also took time out to invent a device that would eventually revolutionise mobile communications.

Described in detail by US journalist and historian Richard Rhodes in his new book, Hedy’s Folly, Lamarr and her business partner, composer George Antheil, were awarded a patent in 1942 for a “secret communication system”. It was meant for radio-guided torpedoes, and they gave it to the US Navy. It languished in their files for decades before eventually becoming a constituent part of GPS, wi-fi and Bluetooth technology.

Lamarr’s inventing talents did not stop there: she also came up with “bouillon” cubes to turn water into a cola-like drink, and a “skin-tautening technique based on the principles of the accordion”.

Lamarr is not the only unlikely celebrity to have moonlighted as an inventor. In 1841, Abraham Lincoln preceded his US presidency with the invention of a flotation system for lifting riverboats stuck on sandbars; 30 years later, the writer Mark Twain patented (under his real name, Samuel L. Clemens) an adjustable strap for “vests, pantaloons and other garments requiring straps”. And in 1914, the early Hollywood star Florence Lawrence invented an “auto-signalling arm” for cars - a precursor of today’s indicators.

Closer to our own times, Barbara Cartland made her name not only as a romantic novelist but as a developer of aviation technology: in 1984, she was given the Bishop Wright Air Industry Award for pioneering a long-distance towing method for gliders. And Marlon Brando invented a device for tensioning drumheads, which he patented in 2002.




It was the ’40s. Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Irene Dunne, Humphrey Bogart, Jean Arthur, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Ingrid Bergman, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Alfred Hitchcock, and Cary Grant. There was laughing, singing and dancing. I say to you, I had a blast! It was one swell party.

*Me talking to myself: Wake up kid, it was only a dream.*

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Just taking this moment to reminisce about my childhood.

They don't make them like they used to: Men

Recently I’ve followed a blog called My Daguerreotype Boyfriend. Daguerreotype refers to an early process of taking photos where a positive image is made against a copper plate. (Thank you, History of Photography class!) Anyway, that blog has some pretty badass photos of men taken in the 19th and 20th century. I’m thoroughly convinced I’ve been born in the wrong century. 

Did you know this guy was Winston Churchill at 21 years old?! My god!

They don’t make men like they used to. I was talking to Sarah about it recently. We agreed that the reason is two-fold. First, military service is no longer mandatory with the exception of Singapore and South Korea (and possibly other countries…?) Maybe there is no correlation, but no more mandatory service means no uniforms and a man always looks handsome in a uniform. I’d imagine he has to be well-groomed or else he’d be yelled at or have to run up a mountain Band of Brothers style (Curahee!)

Second reason, the popularity of the internet and video games. Sarah says men no longer do things with their hands. Where are the men who do woodworking and canoeing? You tell me! Maybe the joys of life are too easy to achieve now. Want to learn about Mt. Kilimanjaro? No problem, pop in that DVD and you can be there, high definition and all. You don’t have to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

No one works as hard as they used to, to achieve something…or at least the number who did before is drastically reduced.

I was also talking to another friend back home and she told me how this guy started being cold to her and not contacting her as often as he used to. She was pretty sure he was into her and then this happened.

Um. I hate this shit. No one wants to be the “bad guy” but someone has to be. Not responding to texts and acting cold is cowardly. I’d respect you more if you just came out and said, “I’m sorry, I don’t feel the same way” to my face instead of hiding behind your electronic messages.

I told her to “Fuck that shit! Drop him like a rock!”

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