bucket history

Problematic Fave: Katie McGrath

- Kashy McGra™

- She have 3 birthdays (it’s a goddess thing)

- Embarrasing tattoo on her back

- No one believes her when she plays Straight™

- Green eyes out of this world

- Drama Gay Queen

- She doesn’t have any social media

- We don’t really know if she actually exist

- She wants to be buried with all her Star Wars toys and her Morgana figure

- Irish accent

- She loves to play villain on a corset

- Supercorp™, Karlena™, The Hug™, The Coat™

- Jawline more defined than your future

- 5’ 5½" (1,66 m)

- Use to wear a lot of black, knitwear, skinny jeans and very high heels

- She doesn’t even know she has an army of lesbians ready to die for her

- The Lip Bite™

- She like to kiss her co-stars (mostly woman, gorgeous woman)

- Yes, she have pictures kissing her co-stars on her phone

- Take her brother to interviews and talk embarrasings things

- Too excited about nerd things, especially getting on the Batmobil

- Natalie Dormer says to her “Do to me” and she get wet (for the Ice Bucket Challenge)

- She studied history

- She went through a real punk stage

- Shops for books like other women shop for shoes (She said it)

- Self-professed Tomboy!

- Had her face appear on UK postage stamps 

- Once dreamt of being the editor of Vogue China

“Boobs that defy gravity” - “That’s a lot of boobs” - “You’ve got boobs in the face” - “Babe, it’s hard [to run] when you have big boobs”.

- The Leather Jacket™


Viking Gold Bucket Pendant, 9th-11th Century AD

Pendants in the form of miniature buckets have been found in a number of pagan Anglo-Saxon and Viking contexts and are generally made of bronze or iron, with gold examples being rare; three gold examples were found with the hoard from Hoen, Norway. Bronze bucket amulets have been found at Driffield in Yorkshire, and Vimose bog in Denmark, among other places.

In form these represent wooden buckets bound with bronze or iron bands which have been found in Anglo-Saxon and Viking graves and are believed to have held mead or ale and were used to replenish the cups from which warriors drank. As amulets they probably represent the ecstatic power of alcoholic drink and the role of women as the dispensers of these precious beverages.

Quinta da Regaleira - Portugal 

Quinta da Regaleira is a UNESCO world heritage listed estate near Sintra Portugal. The estate features a palace, a chapel, a lake, grottoes and fountains, and was once home to millionaire entomologist, Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. 

There are two wells on the property, that have spiral staircases lining their walls. The wells were never used as an actual water source, instead they were used for ceremonial purposes, such as Tarot initiation rites. The design of the tunnels themselves connect to Tarot mysticism, with the number of stairs and landings all being symbolic to tarot. Tunnels connect the two wells, and also lead to various monuments and caves around the property. 


Because some things are worth fighting for — The War of the Bucket

During the 11th and 12th centuries the Italian states and the German kingdoms were often at war due to a series of conflicts called the Investiture Controversy.  The Investiture Controversy was a politically motivated war fought over who would be the supreme power of Europe, the theocratic government of the Roman Catholic Church, or the secular government of the Holy Roman Empire. The Controversy officially came to an end in 1176 when the forces of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa were defeated at the Battle of Legnano. 

While the Investiture Controversy ended in 1176, conflict over the issue still remained in Italy between the many kingdoms and city states, which were divided into two factions, the Ghibellines who supported the Holy Roman Emperor, and the Guelfs who supported the Pope. The town of Modena was an ardent Ghibelline city, while Bologna was a staunch Guelf city. Thus for many centuries the two cities were fierce rivals.

One night in 1325 a small group of Modenese commandos snuck into the city and stole the ceremonial civic bucket from the town well.  Before they left, they filled it with is much looted treasure as could fit.  Enraged by the theft of their sacred bucket, the Bolognese mustered an army of 30,000 men to crush Modena. The two armies met at the twon of Zappolino. The Modenese only had an army of 7,000, however the Bolognese were disorganized and poorly armed while the Modenese were well equipped, well trained, and disciplined.  As a result, the Battle of Zappolino lasted on 2 hours before the Modenese broke Bolognese ranks, killing 2,000 in the process.  The Modenese chased the defeated army all the way to Bologna itself, however they did not have the numbers to lay siege to the city.  Rather, they paraded around the city walls, displaying the captured bucket for all to see while shouting insults, wisecracks about Bolognese mothers, and made obscene gestures.  Today, the bucket is still in the possession of Modena. 


I might not have been there from the beginning but that doesn’t mean I love you any less! You guys put the biggest smile on my face, I can’t put into words how much you mean to me ♥
#3yearswithhistory and here’s to many more! ♥


Recently arrived back home from a trip to Europe that I had been planning for a year… One of the highlights was this visit to the top of Notre Dame (climbing nearly 400 stairs, a narrow old stone spiral worn by so many people passing thru)

For the longest time I have wanted to see these gargoyles in person…I’ve been enthralled by them since my first exposure as a young girl and now I’ve finally made their acquaintance. 

Everything was very  much caged in and netted to keep people from damaging the statues or themselves…  which if you’re afraid of heights is a nice comfort but the netting everywhere did make photos a challenge.  Still I managed to get a few shots to memorialize the day. Check one thing off of my bucket list.


Thank you for following the BLM Idaho week of the #mypubliclandsroadtrip! From wild and scenic rivers to archaeological digs and ghost towns to sand dunes and caves, check out the recap in the BLM Idaho multimedia roadtrip journal:  http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/roadtripidaho.

Tomorrow, join us as #mypubliclandsroadtrip heads to BLM California for beautiful beaches, solitude in the desert, and so much more!

anonymous asked:

What is your opinion of the M*A*S*H movie, if you don't mind my asking?

I only watched it once, about a year ago. I don’t remember it all that well to be honest.

But I don’t remember particularly liking it. If I remember correctly it was like, all the worst parts of the early seasons and none of the fun parts. Also they gave Hawkeye the worst bucket hat in the history of television.

And my favorite part of the series is the character developement, something the movie severely lacked; It was hard to really enjoy the characters the same. The wit was less witty and the pranks were in poorer taste. Maybe I would have appreciated it more if I watched it before ever seeing the show and wasn’t constantly comparing them. But it did have good ole Gary Burghoff, which in some respects made it weirder to watch, but it was also a comfort.

I actually own the movie on dvd because it came with my boxset, maybe sometime I’ll go through and make a movie/tv show parallels gif set, that sounds fun.