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medievalpoc:

ai-yo:

yagazieemezi:

ILLUSTRATIONS - DIGITAL ART

Illustrations by  Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.

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one of my favourite artist on the web. tumblr http://mattahan.tumblr.com/

Contemporary Art Week!

derlaine:

I SAW THE NEW PICS OF THIDDY ON THE SET OF CRIMSON PEAK AND THEN I WAS TALKING TO REAPERSUN AND THEN OMG WHAT HAPPENED
SORRY IF I GOT THINGS WRONG I DON’T ACTUALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT HARRY POTTER BUT I TRIED GOOGLING 

derlaine:

I SAW THE NEW PICS OF THIDDY ON THE SET OF CRIMSON PEAK AND THEN I WAS TALKING TO REAPERSUN AND THEN OMG WHAT HAPPENED

SORRY IF I GOT THINGS WRONG I DON’T ACTUALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT HARRY POTTER BUT I TRIED GOOGLING 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

CONGRATS.

Akintunde Ahmad Has A 5.0 GPA, 2100 SAT Score & Acceptance To Multiple Ivies

17-year-old student at Oakland Tech in Oakland, Calif., who achieved a 5.0 GPA and 2,100 on the SAT, has been accepted to top colleges and numerous Ivy League Universities: Brown, Chapman, Cal Poly, Cal State East Bay, Columbia, Howard, Northwestern, UCLA, USC and Yale Uni where he has received a baseball scholarship. Ahmad is leaving some people in shock at his accomplishments Ahmad describes himself as a “street dude” while admitting that his physique can be intimidating to people who are judgmental. Even his peers have underestimated him until he pulls out his cellphone to present them with images of his grades and test scores to provide proof.Ahmad has decided to narrow his choices to two schools Yale and Brown with plans of majoring in Pre-med or Pre-law.    

Well all I can say is I am proud of him and all other black young men doing well in school. I hope to hear more of him and others

americanguide:

THE DESCENT OF CIVILIZATION - AMERICAN BISON, SOUTH DAKOTA

These animals have largely forsaken the nomadic tendencies of their ancestors and are generally content to remain the year around on the home range. Only occasionally does one wander away. Such was the case in 1936 when an old buffalo appeared in a farmer’s yard near Witten in the Rosebud country. The children screamed and climbed the windmill; the excited parents called the neighbors on the party telephone line and soon all were there with automobiles. Using cars, the farmers chased the decrepit old buffalo until he fell exhausted and died.

A South Dakota Guide (WPA, 1938)

Before Alexander Hamilton’s visage graced the ten dollar bill, it was Andrew Jackson’s mug leering from the note. But just preceding Old Hickory, for an all-too-brief period of 13 years, the sawbuck sported a far worthier American symbol—the bison. When the Treasury released the “Buffalo Bill” in 1901, there were only a few hundred living animals remaining. 

The American bison was one of the first and best cases for conservation in the United States, largely because their near incalculable numbers were relentlessly exterminated within an incredibly short span of time. White buffalo hunters, government policies targeting American Indians, the Transcontinental Railroad, and even telegraph companies were all drivers behind the bison’s systematic annihilation.  

In 1889, William Hornaday, the first director of the Bronx Zoo, wrote, “Of all the quadrupeds that have lived upon the earth, probably no other species has ever marshaled such innumerable hosts as those of the American bison. It would have been as easy to count or to estimate the number of leaves in a forest as to calculate the number of buffaloes living at any given time during the history of the species previous to 1870.”

Today there are about 500,000 bison in North America (some 10 percent of which belong to Buffalo Bill wanna-be Ted Turner) and the animals continue to be a source of controversy. In Montana, ranchers fear the spread of brucellosis from roaming bison to their cattle herds, and are trying to stop the restoration of wild buffalo to the land. One state legislator remarked, “Why do you want to spread this creeping cancer, these wooly tanks, around the state of Montana? We’ve got zero tolerance left in our bones.”

All wrangling aside, when you round a bend and see for the first time the hulking black masses dividing flat green from flat blue, it is heart-stopping. A shadow play of the Great Plains myth moving slowly across the horizon, never to be forgotten. 

Guide note: During the summer months Custer State Park’s Wildlife Loop Road is packed with RVs and minivans, but it’s also a good place to get the merest hint of what bison herds must have been like in the 19th century. And if you’re up for roughing it in the primitive camping area of the park, you may wake up to the snorts, snuffles and bellowing grunts of a herd surrounding your tent.

Further reading: 

Ghost Dances: Proving Up On the Great Plains by Josh Garrett-Davis begins at the Bronx Zoo’s bison enclosure and unspools the deeply layered history of the Great Plains alongside a memoir of growing up in South Dakota.  

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley contains (amongst other fascinating conservation tales) the story of Roosevelt and William Hornaday’s attempts to save the bison from extinction.

Images - Erin Chapman & Tom McNamara; Words - Erin Chapman; Archive - Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Burton Historical Collection - Detroit Public Library

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Erin Chapman and Tom McNamara are co-editors of The American Guide. 

by-grace-of-god:

Changing seasons of the much photographed maple tree at Portland’s Japanese Garden

justplainsomething:

makkiee:

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Posted by pandorasfall

best owl i have seen

"hello friend! it is the morning!"

justplainsomething:

makkiee:

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Posted by pandorasfall

best owl i have seen

"hello friend! it is the morning!"

ilovecharts:

This is no way to handle a rape case.

cakethelion:

zfortheloveofhulk:

666meme:

lila-mond:

666meme:

irene-sherlocked-adler:

666meme:

666meme:

need an ark?

i noah guy 

Did you just

i want a two paper essay on why that comment was necessary

by God’s name I am going to give you that essay or damn me to hell

I will do this for the sake of irene-sherlocked-adler

THIS PERSON ACTUALLY WROTE A TWO PAGE ESSAY ON WHY THAT COMMENT WAS NECESSARY I AM SCREAMING

SHE CITED HER FUCKING SOURCES SHITDAMN

(Source: snails135)

wowsteven29:

howigothealthy:

sodamnrelatable:

Two scientists walk into a bar

The first says “I’ll have some H2O.”

The second says “I’ll have some H2O, too.”

Both of them receive water because the bartender is not irresponsible enough to serve concentrated hydrogen peroxide as a drink.

the other versionimage

(Source: screenburned)

thehidingcat:

stupidmiiverseposts:

There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.