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In Focus: Jane and Louise Wilson’s Sealander


British artists and twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson utilize photography and other media to revisit locations associated with recent European history. Their Sealander series, from 2006, features bunkers erected by Hitler along the European Atlantic coast during World War II. The Wilsons’ eerie photographs of these abandoned monuments are on view through July 2 at the Getty Center. 

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Paris Catacombs

Built in the late 18th century, these subterranean tunnels now house the remains of over 6 million people. Mass graveyards were overflowing in Paris, so bodies were exhumed and transported there. During WWII, the Resistance used portions of the Catacombs as hideouts, even Nazis built bunkers down there.

There are tour guides given for the portion of the catacombs that are open to the public, though there are numerous secret passages and entrances throughout. If you take a tour guide, one of the first signs you will see reads “Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la mort” which means Stop, this is the empire of death.

Though only about a mile of the catacombs is open to the public, it doesn’t stop people from sneaking in. People are advised against that as even experts get lost because a lot of the tunnels are not mapped. There is a legend of a man named Philibert Aspairt who got lost in the catacombs in 1793. His body was found 11 years after his death and its said that it was near an exit.

Some quick things about the MOAB or Mother Of All Bombs that was dropped in Afghanistan today.

1. It’s not nuclear, there is no lingering affect and the bombed area can be used. It is 11 tons of TNT compared to 100,000-1,000,000 tons of destructive power of our nukes.

2. It’s dropped from a MC-130 operated by Air Force Special Operations Command. It looks like a flying pig and must operate at night because it is slow.

3. It’s not a carpet bomb it’s a precision weapon used on specific targets. Specifically against cave complexes and mine fields.

4. It is a thermobaric weapon similar to fuel air bombs. It’s explosion is meant to create a high pressure blast wave to destroy said caves and mine fields. The main cause of death is your nervous system shutting down, and having your lungs explode.

5. Within a mile of the blast you’re either gonna die or suffer major injuries. Within 5 miles you’ll lose your hearing for awhile and you and a lot of your stuff is gonna fall over. Within 10 miles your gonna have cracked and broken windows. Within 40 miles you’re gonna hear it.

6. The previous use of such a large non-nuclear weapon was the British Gland Slam earthquake bomb used against underground factories and bunkers in Nazi Germany in WW2.

7. The Russians have a larger one at 44 tons created in response to the MOAB.

Oh yeah it’s also not 300 million dollars, more like 15 million.
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Movies Watched in 2014

Downfall / Der Untergang (2004) | dir. by Oliver Hirschbiegel | 9/10

okay because i keep hearing this from people: “steve’s stance in civil war doesn’t make sense because he’s a rule follower!”

okay, no.

-in captain america, pre-serum steve risks the law constantly by trying to enlist in as many different places as he can and lying on his enlistment form(s)

-when he’s informed that bucky and his platoon were lost behind enemy lines, steve wants to go get them. phillips says no, steve goes anyways

-you can’t tell me steve and the howling commandos “always followed the rules” as they were blasting open nazi bunkers (in fact, fury makes a comment in winter soldier about how “the golden generation” did some nasty stuff, which steve agrees to, saying sometimes they had to compromise on things and didn’t sleep so well because of it)

-in avengers, after tony says something is up with fury and s.h.i.e.l.d. and something isn’t right, steve sneaks around, breaks opens crates. “sorry, computer was moving a little slow for me.”

-in winter soldier, he clashes with fury again - on issues of secrecy, trust, freedom. he’s opposes fury’s tactics - both in reference to the lumarian star and in reference to project insight. “I can’t lead a mission when the people I’m leading have missions of their own.” // “by holding a gun to everyone on earth
and calling it protection.” // “this isn’t freedom, this is fear.”

-he opposes pierce (with good reason, but still) in reference to fury, refusing to help pierce (a superior!) in getting the information pierce wants (“i’m sorry.
those were his last words. excuse me.”)

-as a result of opposing pierce, he then basically has to go on the run with natasha to find answers, against s.h.e.i.l.d., against the law (again, we know he’s in the right, but his choice is not a rule-following choice here)

SO, after having the world security council try to drop a nuke on manhattan, after finding out s.h.e.i.l.d. is full of hydra, after seeing general ross as secretary of state after the events of the incredible hulk, after watching “oversight” and “control” be corrupt or mislead or wrong (in his eyes) multiple times, why *would* steve side with governments and sign the accords?? (and that’s without even bringing up all the stuff going on with bucky in civil war, on the side - who, remember is the main reason he went behind enemy lines in the first place.)

it’s not about “RULES”. steve trusts himself, he trusts his team - his people, his family. he follows his heart, his morals, and his instincts. sometimes that aligns with “the rules”. sometimes it doesn’t. it’s not about rules. that’s why he doesn’t jump onto signing the accords.

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Hidden Nazi bunker discovered deep in Argentinian jungle

anonymous asked:

Would you consider writing more Bunker in the future? Maybe some more hc's? Idk (also this blog is everything thank you for all your service♥️)

I plan on it, actually! Probably not to the extent I’ll be doing with Ward, but I do plan on doing a reader-insert with Bunker. It’s going to probably be pretty long too. So I hope that’s something y’all want. :) And thank you for your message!