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"But I don't want comfort... I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."


The findings of an art history student with a love of art, feminism, equality, opera, music in general, religion, mythology, sociology, medieval manuscripts, books, the body, and human love of all sorts.

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.

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omgthatdress:

Wedding Ensemble

1935

The Cincinnati Art Museum

The “Terminator” franchise proposes a future in which humans are fighting against Sky Lab, an Artificial Intelligence. At least that’s what the humans think they are fighting. An alternative way to think about this future, is that there is no Artificial Intelligence. Instead, the elites have separated themselves from the proletariat and have begun a genocidal war against them using killer drones. Which future is more likely? A menacing singularity or a group of resistance fighters being hunted down by drones from an unknown enemy? I imagine that it must feel a lot like the latter in Afghanistan. Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future.

Talking at the Movies: Drones

"Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future."

Wow. Just wow.

Really great blog, glad I followed over to have a root around.

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The Kim Sisters

(from the website above) 

[The Kim Sisters] were a South Korean trio who had a successful career in America during the 50’s and 60’s. To support their family during the Korean War, they performed songs for American GIs who then spread word of them after returning home. They were signed to a contract and went to the US, eventually performing 22 times on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Can I just add how much I love that they were successful Asian-Americans in the mid-20th century? Also I’m glad vintage style inspiration isn’t spared for Asian women!

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Avoid the friendship of those who constantly inquire and discuss the flaws of others.

Arabic Proverb (via dopatonin)

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Spaces

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Is anyone else sick of the jerk genius?

You know the one. He’s unprofessional, lazy, selfish and rude, and even makes frequent sexist and racist remarks against the people around him, but that’s OK, because he’s a genius. He’s the best doctor/detective/scientist around, so everyone will put up with his jerkitude. Respect for others is the foolish pastime of the less intelligent.

We’re clearly meant to admire these (exclusively male) characters, or at least be amused by their social ineptitude. Their dismissive attitude to others, and especially their sexist jokes to others, are aspirations. They’re geniuses, observant and intelligent. They are just telling it like it is!

Which is one of the reasons I really love Sherlock Holmes in new CBS drama, Elementary. Yes, he’s a genius, and yes, he’s kind of a jerk at times. But he isn’t allowed to get away with it. His rudeness, his laziness… these are clearly character flaws, and his (female!) partner isn’t afraid to call him on his nonsense. And in return, he says things he shouldn’t, but he also respects her, he listens to her, and he even apologizes for things that he does. He isn’t a genius running rampant in the city, above the concerns of all the other silly humans. He’s an intelligent, observant, but flawed human, and he has to follow the same laws of decency as the rest of us.

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retrogasm:

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out.

1939 Kansas Wheat…

holy fuck that’s the cutest marketing scheme i’ve ever heard of 

'buy our flour it's going to make the nicest bread and the sweetest dress!’ 

yes thank you ok sold

My nana used to tell me about this!

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The danger is that we’re so busy striving for the next thing that we fail to appreciate what we’ve got, here and now. A healthy family, a roof over our heads. The ability to laugh, money to buy food. The love and trust of others. I know it’s not as simple as this, I would be naïve and dishonest to state that it was, because then no-one would ever go anywhere or achieve anything, but where does it end? Where is the enough?

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?

Hunter S. Thompson  (via thatkindofwoman)

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santiagocaruso:

UNIVERSA MYSTERIUM by Santiago CARUSO / Ink and scratch over plastered cardboard, 26 cm x 35 cm

The universal vibration of the snake, as a path to go through the mystery of creation, from the unveiled to the obscure. The seven spirits of the universe, the seven planets of the antiquity, the seven keys of the scale that is the experience of the world.  Music is the question, and can be an answer.

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The Chinese say, “if you make a mistake and you know it’s a mistake and you don’t correct that mistake, you’ve already made your second mistake.”

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

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#quote  #mistakes  
Title: Dumka Artist: Tchaikovsky 3,243 plays

hannibalsmusic:

Tchaikovsky, Dumka (Russian rustic scene)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

>picture<

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Ikenaga Yasunari

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Title: Mozart: Symphony #29 In A, K 201 - 1. Allegro Moderato Artist: Ton Koopman: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 206 plays

idroolinmysleep:

W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201, I: Allegro moderato, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, dir.

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