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Photos of the day - January 20, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump waits to stop out onto the portico for his Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.; A girl is pictured at a refugee camp for the Gambians fleeing the political crisis, at Senegal’s border with Gambia in Karang; Police and demonstrators clash in downtown Washington after a limo was set on fire following the inauguration of President Donald Trump; A boat makes his way behind the Phare du Petit Minou as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean on a cold winter day in Plouzane, France; Senators including John McCain and Bernie Sanders arrive for the inauguration ceremonies to swear in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol; An aircraft leaves a trail in the sky as it passes the moon over Frankfurt, Germany; President Barack Obama ® gives Michelle Obama a kiss as they wait for President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the White House before the inauguration are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters/Zuma)

Photo credits: (from top) Patrick Semansky/AP, Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters, Spencer Platt/Getty Images, Stephane Mahe/Reuters, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, Michael Probst/AP, Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

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fun fact about Heavydirtysoul: that drum solo in the intro is actually a very well-known sample from a 60s funk song!

it’s called the Amen break and is the most widely sampled piece of music in history - and a Google search told me it’s barely been mentioned in reference to Heavydirtysoul, so I thought I’d share for the 21p superfans who want to know the music history behind it. the Amen break is a 6-second drum solo loop that got picked up by the 80s electronica community and found its way into literally thousands of songs across multiple subcultures of music. for the longest time nobody knew where it came from, but it was eventually traced back to The Winstons’ song Amen, Brother from 1969

here’s the song that it came from - the drum track loops throughout it, but it can be heard most clearly at 1:26. cool, right?

This hands down has to be my favorite picture of JB. He is serving Happiness, Joy, and Heavenly angel  all wrapped up in Handsome Beauty and I am left in awe.


Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 15, 1929. King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality.

In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year, he and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include opposition to poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam.”

King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tenn., while planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., for the Poor People’s Campaign. Riots broke out in cities around the U.S. in response to King’s death. (AP)

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M1915 MkII revolver

Manufactured by Gárate Anitua y Cia in Eibar, Spain.
.455 Webley, six-round cylinder, top break action, double action.

A copy of Smith and Wesson’s famous line of revolvers, this gun was in a way the British Empire’s Ruby pistol, likewise manufactured in that wretched hive of scum and villainy that is Eibar and designed to fill the unexpected need for handguns at the beginning of WW1.


Pierce ‘Whaler’s Shoulder’ bomb lance launcher

Manufactured by Eben Pierce in New Bedford, Massachusets for the 1883 International Fisheries Exhibition in London, then donated to the Smithsonian because that’s the kind of shit they’re into apparently.
1″ Pierce bomb lance - an explosive harpoon with a percussion fuse, single shot break action, all gunmetal with fixed skeleton stock.

While researching these strange whaling guns I came to realize just how fucked up the human mind needs to get to catch huge fish-like things. For instance did you know harpoon blades switched inside their target for maximum grappling ability ? I certainly didn’t.

Whaling before bronze grenade launchers happened for some reason.


Explosion outside soccer stadium in Istanbul

An offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on Sunday for twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 outside an Istanbul soccer stadium, an attack for which the Turkish government vowed vengeance.

The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), which has claimed several other deadly attacks in Turkey this year, said in a statement on its website that it was behind Saturday night’s blasts, which shook a nation still trying to recover from a failed military coup and a number of bombings this year..

Saturday’s attacks took place near the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul’s Besiktas soccer team, about two hours after a match at the stadium and appeared to target police officers. The first was a car bomb outside the stadium, followed within a minute by a suicide bomb attack in an adjacent park.

TAK, which has claimed responsibility for an Ankara bombing that killed 37, is an offshoot of the PKK, which has carried out a violent, three-decade insurgency, mainly in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast. (Reuters)

Photo credits: Murad Sezer/Reuters (2), AP Photo, SEDAT SUNA/EPA, Daghan Kozanoglu/Getty Images, Osman Orsal/Reuters

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Webley MkIV revolver

Manufactured by Webley and Scott during WW2 for the British army, short-barreled version.
.38/200 six-round cylinder, double action, top break.

Following this little incident know as WW1, the united Kingdom realized that the venerable .455 Webley cartridge had no place on a modern battlefield where a bullet of inferior caliber could just as well stop a man. As such it turned to the MkIV revolver in .38 caliber, previously untapped for military service. It was however soon phased out by the Enfield N°2 MkI which used the same cartridge and exterior design but had a more modern action.
Due to the usual bullshit shortage of handguns during World Wars, they were nonetheless produced en-masse en issued to troops even before being properly blued - hence the ‘war finish’ marking on the frame.