polar party

  • Tennyson
  • Kate McAll
  • The Worst Journey in the World

The search party from Cape Evans found the last camp of the Polar Party on November 12, 1912.

… to say it is a ghastly day cannot express it … (A.C.-G.)

Green-Eyed Monster

Prompt by the dazzling sillyeverydays

“You going to slow down on those drinks?” Tori asked you as she handed you two more shots.

“Nope not any time soon.” You replied taking a shot. Dauntless’s favorite tattoo polar was throwing a party and with the new initiates arrival recently things have been nonstop at the headquarters so it was nice to relax for a change and you were going to take full advantage of the opportunity.

“How many have you had?” you heard Eric ask from behind you as he put his hand on the small of your back. Heat rushed to your face. He had that effect on you just from a mere touch.  You were still spinning from making love just before you both came to the party. Eric was a beast in bed and you did not know if you would ever get use to his appetite. There were times when he left you so sore you had to call out sick from training your initiates. You thought you were limber but Eric always seem to prove you wrong.

“I only had three.” You lied. You were actually on your fifth one. Eric pinched your side.

“I can’t have you sloppy drunk. You won’t be able to keep up with me later tonight.” He told you eyeing you. He probably knew you were lying.

“I won’t be.” You assured him.

Keep reading


Well now that that’s out of the way…

guess I’ll go see if they’re still showing the Simpsons on Fxx, night everyone!


What bothers me most about BDS is that they’re completely spitting in the face of any progress being made and polarizing two parties even more, completely reversing everything the peace process has tried to create. The SodaStream factory that they rallied to close employed ~600 Palestinians. We had just seen a lowering of unemployment in the area, as low as 15.4% in 2015 (If you’re wondering why I didn’t include the whole of Palestine, Gaza fucks up the average with a staggering 41.5% rate). Those employees were making a steady income, and now those 600 Palestinians are out of work. Good job, BDS movement.

The Worst Journey in the World
In the austerely beautiful icescapes of Antarctica, Apsley Cherry-Garrard is on the adventure of a lifetime. But things are about to go disastrously wrong.

After seven years, BBC Radio is rerunning the drama that got me hooked on the Scott Expedition.  I can’t put into words how much it means to me, though I can say without a hint of exaggeration that it changed my life.


You’ll be introduced to some of the most wonderful people you’ll ever meet, in an amazing story that you’ll think has to have had major dramatic licence taken, but it didn’t!*

And as it’s radio you can listen while doing boring responsible grownup things, so you don’t even have to feel guilty about it.

(I first heard it while sewing my Halloween costume, so you are not obligated to be doing something boring or grownup or responsible.)

Need to escape the family for a bit on Thanksgiving weekend?  Want to put Black Friday in perspective?  To take the edge off those early nights? To make you swear you will never again complain about the cold?

*There are small changes to timeline and locations that help streamline it into two hours, but the big stuff, and the stuff you can’t believe actually happened, actually happened.


Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, researchers have said, in a discovery that challenges the accepted history behind one of polar exploration’s deepest mysteries.

HMS Terror and Franklin’s flagship, HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice far to the north of the eventual wreck site in 1848, during the Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage.

All 129 men on the Franklin expedition died, in the worst disaster to hit Britain’s Royal Navy in its long history of polar exploration. Search parties continued to look for the ships for 11 years after they disappeared, but found no trace, and the fate of the missing men remained an enigma that tantalised generations of historians, archaeologists and adventurers. Read more.

anonymous asked:

Hello, can I ask you what the first photo of the Scott expedition party that you hung on your wall was? Or possibly to post it on here?

It was this one, only mirrored because that was the highest resolution version I could find at the time, and I didn’t know which way it was ‘supposed’ to go.

Right to left: Birdie, Titus, Taff, Scott, Bill.

like I’m going to be informed about who I’m voting for but let’s not kid ourselves, I’m going to be voting for the Democratic nominee like there is no other option under our polarized two party system

Today, I fucked up by printing a picture of Donald Trump 300 times in the office of the superintendent.

For context, I’m a junior in High School and live in the United States.

I’m in my first class, which is Debate. During that class I decide to work on my essay for AP Government which was due two classes from then. The essay discussed the increasing polarization of the Republican Party, and to fulfill the requirement for “visual aspects”, I put pictures of several Republican candidates on the third page with a brief history, the largest picture which was Donald Trump.

I go to hit print, and find myself unable to find the classroom printer. The school had just overhauled the printing system, and decided instead of adding all the printers automatically, to instead have the students do it themselves; this caused a ton of issues. So I ask my teacher what to do, and he says, “Print it off in the main office and Ill fetch it for you”.

I do that, and print. The teacher goes to the main office, doesn’t find anything, and we shrug it off and I email it to my AP Government teacher instead.

Two hours later, I get called down to the office. The Superintendent is there, and she gives me this death stare. Apparently, since they had moved the printer from the office to her office, all my papers showed up in the wrong building (All the printers in our district are interconnected). Not only that, but the printer had printed only my last page three hundred times (Apparently, it was supposed to print flyers for the school), with my name right on the header. The page with the picture of Donald Trump.

The Superintendent was angry and only the intervention of the Principal got me out of being suspended. Now instead I just get detention for half an hour in the morning.

Follow TIFU: Your daily dose of the BEST fucked up stories. | (cr)