1. america-wakiewakie:

    Heartbreaking photos show the first day back to school in Gaza. Many students did not return.

    (Photo Credit: Shehab News Agency)

    (via randomactsofchaos)

  2. sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544. 
Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

    sixpenceee:

    Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544.

    Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

  3. sixpenceee:

Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan

School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour

 The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately

Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz

Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.

The last Jew of Vinnitsa

Until the mid-60s, the Aboriginals came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aboriginal meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century
I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did. 

    sixpenceee:

    Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan

    School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

    Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

    A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour

     The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately

    Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz

    Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.

    The last Jew of Vinnitsa

    Until the mid-60s, the Aboriginals came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aboriginal meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

    Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century

    I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did. 

    (via sixpenceee)

  4. Life’s giving us a chance.
    -To do what?
    To give a shit.

    (Source: peterjquil, via iamthebestatspace)

  5. (Source: wormuboobsu, via metomentodo)

  6. pinmeupagainstthesky:

    These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

    And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

    Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 

    (via sixpenceee)

  7. sixpenceee:

    fluxmachine:

    itscolossal:

    Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress [Sponsor]

    I was featured on colossal today, very exciting.

    Woah this is amazing. 

  8. nodoodles:

12 de septiembre: Aniversario Luctuoso de Johnny Cash.
Designed by Edgar TCB.

    nodoodles:


    12 de septiembre: Aniversario Luctuoso de Johnny Cash.

    Designed by Edgar TCB.

  9. victoralejo:

     ’My Life Without Me’ (2003) de Isabel Coixet,

  10. incidentalcomics:

A is for Abecedarian
A Literary Alphabet
Adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

    incidentalcomics:

    is for Abecedarian

    A Literary Alphabet

    Adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

  11. feministbecky:

    creatingfromculture:

    guitarbains:

    yes adventure time. explain colonialism and racial imperialism to children and high niggas.

    ha

    I literally texted my wife when this came on and was like “wow adventure time just described our society in like 5 seconds?”

    (Source: sandandglass, via therainbow-whale)

  12. tattoosandbeyond:

Well then

    tattoosandbeyond:

    Well then

    (Source: bane-chilewebeo, via metomentodo)

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"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles."

-Jean Jacques Rousseau