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"You practically do not use any semicolons at all. This is a symptom of mental defectiveness, probably induced by camp life."

- George Bernard Shaw in a letter to T.E. Lawrence (via arcadiaego)

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Austin, 7/2/14


Austin, 7/2/14

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Gospels, MS 58, Trinity College Dublin

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Alexis Persani puts clothes on the sculptures of the museum   

I have definitely reblogged this once before, but not with so many pictures.

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Here are some dogs enjoying Popsicles. 

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"If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them."


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One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

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I wasn’t going to reblog anything on this, but THIS.  I had to.

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"The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain."

- Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” (1973). (via psionotic)

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…in the nerdiest, politest possible way.


Apparently the Smithsonian staffers are coping with the misery of living in a humid, tourist-mobbed swamp-pit in August by mocking each other’s collection items on the internet. And some of them have gotten their hands/paws on copies of Photoshop. The results are pretty amusing. This storify has the highlights. 

After a serious twitter conversation with the National Museum of American History and the National Portrait Gallery, WYWAAM is going to #votegeorge because 1) love that Gilbert Stuart painting,  2) GW is #3 on my “I’d Hit That” list, Presidential Category, and 3) this completely NSFW biopic by Brad Neeley. 

a day in the life, honestly.

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Okay, so one of my coworkers sold me on this app called “Quiz Up” because trivia! It’s fun! There are art categories, even!

Friends, it turns out that I do not know anything. Not a single damn thing about anything, even in the art categories.

Except for Harry Potter and Sherlock. I’m pretty good at those. So, you know, there’s that well-rounded liberal arts education paying off in spades, right?