since 1986


Manhattan Sunday, Richard Renaldi

“The city takes a while to wake up, and the first people you see at the break of day are the night-clubbers, street cleaners, and prostitutes.”

Photographer Richard Renaldi’s, a former night-clubber who has lived in New York since 1986, ongoing series “Manhattan Sunday” captures the way the city feels after painting the town red all night.

Margaret Hamilton (b. 1936) is a computer scientist and engineer who, as Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, played an important part in the Apollo space programme. Her division was responsible for developing the onboard flight software for the missions that put the first men on the Moon, and she was the supervisor and lead programmer of the project.

She graduated with a degree in abstract mathematics, during a time when computer science and software engineering were not yet disciplines in their own right. She worked for the SAGE Project, used by the military in aircraft defense. Since 1986 she has been the CEO of Hamilton Technologies, an organization which she founded.

Elephant - Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan elephant is one of 3 recognised sub-species of Asian Elephant. Since 1986 the Sri Lankan elephant has been listed as endangered. During the 1990′s, many elephants were killed by landmines that were left during the countries armed conflict. Today, the main cause of the decline in elephant numbers is due to an increasing human population, and the resulting expansion of infrastructure into previously un-occupied land. While the ivory trade is not a large industry in Sri Lanka, some trade still occurs. 

Sri Lanka has set up safety zones for elephants, by creating protected areas for elephants to live, and working with local communities to learn to live alongside the elephants. 

  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: Billie Joe Armstrong has been in an extremely successful band with his best friend from school since 1986, at 14 years old, their friendship is so strong to this day and I'm here twiddling my thumbs as useless as ever, not accomplishing anything with no friends

Ilka Tanya Payán (1943-1996) was an actress from the Dominican Republic, known for her roles in popular telenovelas or Hollywood movies. Later in life, however, she became a devoted HIV/AIDS activist, after she contracted the virus herself.

She founded HOLA, The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, and also became an attorney practising immigration law in the United States. She discovered she was HIV-positive in 1986, and since began to raise awareness of the disease and break stereotypes and stigmas surrounding it. In 1993 she was a featured speaker at the United Nations panel for World Aids Day. During the last year of her life she worked for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis charity, in an effort to educate the public about prevention of the condition.

Yoshimi Futamura has lived and worked out of her studio in Paris since 1986, except for when she is an artist in residence in China and in her native Japan. Futamura gives the works the appearance of lava rocks or charred firewood and says that she wants her pieces to express movement and the fundamental power within clay., “The earth is the raw material of my work. I strive to express its energy and natural strength. Earth plus water plus Fire. It is thanks to these three elements that I can give birth to a new life.”


Prince Owned & Worn Custom Made Pants

A pair of purple grosgrain custom-made pants owned and worn circa 1982-1985 by Prince.  These pants are identical in color and fabric to a jacket Prince wore during a photo session with legendary photographer Richard Avedon on December 22, 1982 (which later appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone’s Prince memorial issue.)

As detailed in the accompanying letter of provenance, these pants were part of group of Prince’s clothes dropped off by Prince’s longtime bodyguard, Big Chick Huntsberry, at a Minneaopolis area dry cleaners in 1985.  The letter notes “The articles of clothing were never picked up; many attempts were made to contact Charles (Big Chick) to no avail.  Charles Huntsberry did leave Prince’s employ sometime in 1985.  This may be the reason the clothing was never claimed.”  It notes that the cleaners had a policy that clothing not claimed after one year was to be discarded or donated.  We purchased these pants from a former employee of the cleaners who had kept them since 1986.

The pants are custom made, with a tiny 25″ waist, a 26 1/2″ inseam and an overall length of 38″.  The construction is very detailed, and even the zipper pull was painted purple originally.

so I was tasked with picking a playlist for our thanksgiving gathering and accidentally chose a total boner jams playlist

four Rick James and eight R Kelly songs later, we’re listening to the musical stylists of one Rachelle Ferell, whose “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This” has been stirring pussies to life since 1986

new thanksgiving tradition

Let’s Talk Headcanons: Sparklings, Part 1! How is babby formed?

Whelp! This is going to be a fun one! After having a blast explaining it to a few people, only to realize that my hands are cramping afterwards, I’ve decide to write out my personal sparkling headcanon for all to read. “Children” have existed, so to speak, in the Transformers franchise since about 1986, when The Movie introduced a few nameless robotic kids running around and laughing happily right before Unicron devoured their world (really, though, why did they show those kids…) and then, later in the film, an orphaned youth the Autobots found on Quintessa… Wheelie. While no explanation of Wheelie’s birth was offered, it’s fairly well-known that the official bio stated that his parents were killed when their ship crashed on the planet. Iiiinteresting…

Later on, the Beast Wars franchise made frequent references to “ancestors,” namely that Optimus Primal is actually a direct descendant of Optimus Prime. Bayverse introduced the idea that Transformers could potentially hatch from eggs… and then, in comic media, gave us breast-feeding Megatron… um? Let’s be honest here, the part of the fandom that is aware of that factoid… well, at least some of us aren’t sure if want. Transformers: Animated teased us with a glimpse of an infant-looking protoform that would become the techno-organic Sari… but never actually got to explain where she came from. And then IDW’s special Silent Light gave everyone a sudden flood of information compared to the brief touches of the previous continuities. We actually got an explanation of what Cybertronian babies could look like, how they could develop… but still no explanation of how they’re made. Well, we know me! That’s where my processors kick it into overdrive!

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can we just take a moment to appreciate billie joe armstrong?

billie joe is the frontman of american punk rock band green day. the band has been together since 1986 and throughout that entire time billie has been blessing the world with his amazing music and all around greatness

one of their albums was literally turned into a tony award winning broadway musical and it’s actually amazing

he’s super passionate about what he does

he says great stuff like this:

he’s got two kids and he’s the most punk rock dad look at him at his son’s graduation also both of his sons are older than me and i feel so young wtf??

he manages to make these bunny ears look punk af

also he can totally rock practically any hair colour. like honestly billie joe how??? 

he’s openly identified as bisexual since 1995 and wrote ‘Coming Clean’ about him coming to terms with his sexuality

he’s been married to his wife adrienne since 1994 and first met at one of green day’s first gigs when she approached him asking where she could buy one of their cds

look at how cute he and his entire family are wow so adorable

in short, not only is billie joe armstrong an incredible musician but he is also an excellent human being and i love him so much. this post serves no purpose other than just me crying over this amazing man

anonymous asked:

All these non cyclist noobs dont fucking get it all it take is a small hit and your off died, only recently a road i ride a bunch of cyclist got hit and one died at the scene.

That’s right. Too many noobs and rednecks on the road.

It is getting better though. I’ve been riding the roads almost daily since 1986.

Few painters push the boundaries of their medium like Fabian Marcaccio, an Argentinian artist that has lived and worked in New York since 1986