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cyborgsgrl  asked:

Is there going to be a YouTube Rewind this year and will you be a part of it? Just curious.

No. I purposefully rejected it because of how shit youtube has been this year. I’m not going to be part of some giant event celebrating creators and advertising their platform when they’ve shown no respect towards any of their creators this year.

Not only that but the stuff they asked me to do for it was just dumb and didn’t fit who I am or what I’m about 

100-Year-Old Life Hacks That Are Surprisingly Useful Today

People don’t often look back on the early 1900’s for advice, but what if we could actually learn something from the Lost Generation? The New York Public Library has digitized 100 “how to do it” cards found in cigarette boxes over 100 years ago, and the tips they give are so practical that millennials reading this might want to take notes.

Back in the day, cigarette cards were popular collectibles included in every pack, and displayed photos of celebrities, advertisements, and more. Gallaher cigarettes, a UK-founded tobacco company that was once the largest in the world, decided to print a series of helpful how-to’s on their cards, which ranged from mundane tasks (boiling potatoes) to unlikely scenarios (stopping a runaway horse). Most of them are insanely clever, though, like how to make a fire extinguisher at home. Who even knew you could do that?

The entire set of life hacks is now part of the NYPL’s George Arents Collection. Check out some of the cleverest ones we could find below. You never know when you’ll have to clean real lace!






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anonymous asked:

hi! do you know any blogs that are like yours, just a later time period? like the 30s-60s? i want to find blogs like that, i'm just having a hard time doing so.

I hope I haven’t classified these too inaccurately (I’m sorry; I know that I can’t even describe my own blog so I shouldn’t be trying to describe others, lol!! I just didn’t want to give a list of names with no information), and they’re not all quite what you’re asking for, AND I’m not done adding to the list, but these are all absolutely fantastic history blogs, so: 

@route22ny (Mostly late 19th century to mid 20th, art deco, lots of beautiful street scenes and super in-depth research, great information on great old buildings and transportation)

@kittyinva (Mostly 1920s to 1930s, lots of lovely magazine covers, ephemera, art deco, celebrities like Mary Pickford and Clara Bow, flapperwear - she’s super knowledgeable!)

@lwom (Mostly classic Hollywood era, classic stars and disney!)

@wehadfacesthen (Mostly classic Hollywood era, great shots of stars like Jean Harlow and some lovely street scenes as well)

@deforest (Mostly classic Hollywood era, great old movie clips and shots of stars, beautiful paintings)

@zeehasablog (Late 19th century to mid 20th, everything from daguerreotypes and paintings to the classic stars)

@thescrewlooseduck (Mostly early to mid 20th century, lots of great photographs and vintage comics)

@sparklejamesysparkle (Classic Hollywood, beautiful portraits and candid photos of starlets, actresses like Jean Harlow and Carole Lombard) 

@jollyfairbanks (Mostly classic hollywood era, lots of Douglas Fairbanks!)

@hoopskirtsociety (Mostly Victorian and Edwardian, gorgeous dresses)

@jazzagebass (Mostly 1920s - 1930s, Hollywood stars like Mary Pickford but also street scenes and magazine covers, art deco, and other great stuff)

@jazzbabyyvette (Mostly 1920s - 1930s, lots of celebrities like Mary Pickford, art deco, and ephemera)

@artdecoblog (mostly 1920s - 1930s)

@pixeljazz  (Mostly late 19th century to mid 20th)

@books0977 (Books! some fantastic paintings and early 20th century book covers, with descriptions)

@postcardtimemachine (Mostly early 19th century to mid 20th, great postcards)

@onceuponatown (A whole lot of fantastic historic photography)

@shewhoworshipscarlin (Mostly classic Hollywood era)

@historicaldress (Mostly beautiful Victorian and Edwardian dresses)

@whenwewerecool (Mostly midcentury)

@vintagehandsomemen (Early 1800s to 1930s, some lovely Victorian and Edwardian furniture and houses, sometimes a little NSFW)

@rustydennis (Pre 1950s, lots of 19th century, sometimes NSFW)

@felixkeepswalking (Mostly early animation, comics and cartoons, some great behind the scenes stuff)

@allbrightandglittering (Late 19th century to mid 20th century)

@ray-danger (Mostly retro mid-century but some earlier 20th century stuff as well)

@speakeasyanne (Mostly 1920s, lots of clips of stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton)

@omgthatdress (19th century to late 20th century, lots of beautiful historical dresses and accessories)

@mudwerks (Mostly early 20th century to the 60s, classic stars, retro stuff, great artwork, sometimes a tiny bit nsfw)

@jinxy7 (Mostly mid-century, classic celebrities, awesome retro illustrations and photographhs)

@misforgotten2 (Lots of midcentury, retro advertising and illustrations with funny commentary)

@calumet412 (Historic Chicago, many great photographs!)

@museumofcityny (Historic New York)

@heavyarethecrowns (A lot of current day royals, so this one’s different from the rest of the list - but when she does spams of historic royals, which happens pretty frequently, she really nails it! If you go through her tags there’s lots of candid pictures of the Queen, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles, Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, The Queen Mother and King George VI and many more!)

@musicandvintagestuff (20th century, early 1900s to the 80s)

@jeanfivintage (19th century to mid 20th century photographs and paintings from around the world, classic movie stars and historical military shots, sometimes nsfw)

@whataboutbobbed (Mostly 1920s to 1930s, lots of classic celebrities, sometimes nsfw)

@yeoldenews (Historic newspaper clippings - a blog after my own heart!)

@fuckyeahmodernflapper (Mostly 1920s but some midcentury too, photographs and illustrations)

@girlflapper (Mostly 1920s and 1930s, portraits, advertisements and illustrations, classic celebrities)

@detroitlib (Everything historic Detroit!)

@michiganpast (All sorts of stuff exploring Michigan’s history - photos, newspaper clippings, advertisements)

@memento-nobis (Found photos! Super interesting; orphaned photographs - where did they come from? When were they taken? Who took them? memento-nobis digs into the clues given in the images to figure it out!)

@inquisitorian (Lots of historical art like paintings and statues, architecture, etc)

@la-belle-crawford (Retro, a lovely feminine mid-century aesthetic, classic Hollywood starlets)

@sydneyflapper (1920s! Edwardian through to the 1930s. Lots of ephemera - so many great postcards, magazine covers and illustrations! Vintage clothing.)

@the-dark-city (Precode Hollywood, Classic Horror and Film Noir)

@peashooter85 (Very cool historic firearms and other oddities)

@vestisferrea (Historical photographs showcasing mighty dapper men’s fashion!)

@the-art-of-mourning (Showcasing the beauty of Victorian mourning)

@animationproclamations (The history of vintage comics, cartoons and animation in general)

@dialnfornoir (Classic Hollywood in general - with a good dose of noir!)

@noirgods (24 hour noir!)

@comicslams (All sorts of vintage comics - single panels without reference, which are hilarious)

@midcenturyblog (What it says on the tin! A great collection of midcentury photos and advertisements)

@modern1960s (Everything 60s: celebrities, advertisements, food, signage, everyday people!)

@olivethomas (Classic Hollywood: silent film, precode and midcentury)

@scrapzion (Mostly midcentury - lots of great advertisements and photographs)

@nebraskaccess (Vintage Nebraska!)

@losangelespast (Lots of lovely photos, vintage Los Angeles)

@vintagelasvegas (A look into the past at classic Las Vegas)

@fuckyeahvintage-retro (Vintage - and retro! - photographs, advertising, kitsch, artwork and more)

@carnaby-girl (The 60s and 70s. Retro clothes, street scenes, movies, magazine covers)

@joeinct (A lot of artistic photographs, mostly from the 1940s to today. Lots of mid-century!)

@archimaps (Gorgeous architecture and maps, mostly European)

@aintthatakick (classic Hollywood - fantastic edits!)

@danismm (lots of great retro artwork)

@classic-flicks-chick (lots of great classic Hollywood)

@magictransistor (an electric mix of art, some very cool surrealist stuff, lots of historical illustrations)

@artofrestraint (beautiful historical artwork)

@holdhard (historic photos of the royal family, traditional England, men’s fashion)


I hope your celebrations went really well! Let’s hope that this year brings us a lot of happiness, light to our way and lightness to our step, success in our endeavours and contentment in our lives!

Looking back at last year, I had quite a few highlights. The two trips abroad were great. Taking part in the International Clematis Society’s special workshop on the new Clematis cultivar classification held at the RHS Garden Wisley in the beginning of July was such an honour, and spending some time in London afterwards enjoying the gardens and the city such a blast. The second trip was to the conference on perennials in Lund, Sweden, in early September, and visiting Alnarp and Malmö afterwards - what an exhilarating infodump mixed with awe-inspiring sights. From those trips I got some crazy ideas for the garden at home, and I have now ordered and sown some woody plants that I hope will give me good germinations. Actually, the honey locusts (Gleditsia) are doing that already after just a couple of days! :D

I spent almost half a year with the project at work - designing, coordinating, and building an adventure (miniature) golf park within our Central park. One of the main features in there is a work of land art, namely a sea dragon, ca. 40 m long all in all. This project was a great learning opportunity for me. I’m quite happy with the results, even if the eyes of the sea dragon still await the making. Here is a photo from early September.

Some of my most cherished moments here on Tumblr were the two collaborations with Maggie Umber @maggieumber, namely Jeanne Lee and Desert Song XIX. I also wrote a short review on her stunning graphic novel Sound of Snow Falling. The current, fading light outside my window is very much like what she depicted in the book.

Otherwise, the weather has been wet wet wet. Very little sunlight hours with the covered clouds. A time of drawing indoors and inwards, a time of trying to replenish the energies spent. A time to be thankful of all of you!

From you, I have received so many positive comments, friendly pats on the back, gentleness, humour, laughter, and light. Here I have met inspiring people with unique talents, special takes on the crazy, diverse world we are living in. Sometimes, the caleidoscope of the heartbreaks, longing, fangirling, loving, searching, starting, starting over, ending, advertising, celebrating, hating, dancing, politicking, crying, and laughing, - is just overwhelming, even numbing. And yet, all part of life, inspiring. Thank you, each and everyone of you!  💕

Creators, curators, rebloggers, commentors, followers, and givers — thank you all!  💕

Wishing you the bestest year ahead!

All my  💕,


Thoughts for the day

Let me tell you why 

I regret ever being apart a fandom who uses their fans for money and only sees their fans as a cash cow. Without us they wouldn’t have the show, the cons, or anything else. It’s my fault for ever supporting them.

Like so many others and myself we have all been been used, played and just used for money. Lets get this straight; the J’s don’t care about their fans at all!

The truth is they only see their fans as dollar signs!

I regret ever using my hard earned money to fund them at all. Now because of it we’re stuck with Gen’s ridiculous blog, you tube channel. Oh and the fact that they feel the constant need to pimp their children out. The Children don’t need to be put through all this pimping, they are only young and don’t really understand what’s happening.

Oh lets not forget that they forget their own children’s birthdays. Gen is more interested in advertising and acting like a 16/18 year old instead of a mother and wife, parading around with a fashion show, using certain online retailers, children’s toys which help them learn. Also automotive adverts too. This woman really needs help. Do the children even have any clean clothes? 

Only the other day I saw where she was complaining that she couldn’t go shopping as she couldn’t handle her 3 kids who are under the age of 6. 

A solution is DO NOT HAVE children if you aren’t going to cope with them, hire a nanny / babysitter for a few hours. 

Oh before I forget Jensen and Danneel are no better than Jared and Gen. It’s just too bad Jensen didn’t bail on her years ago like he wanted too. Jensen had a glimpse of life with out her and like a fool she sucked all his energy and he went back to her little a little puppy dog with his tail between his legs!