"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
I was going to say “UUUUUGH get your nasty hipster sexism off of my Tumblr,” but then I realized that the model is actually wearing her shirt. For American Apparel, this is progress.
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I would like to take a moment to thank my parents for keeping me clothed in all my adorable newborn pictures.
My cousin just had a baby and my facebook is flooded with the professional newborn photos she had taken……. yeah, when you do your first nude photo shoot, you should be older than six days. At least wait until the umbilical stump falls off.
(I fell horrible for thinking all this but sometimes the shade just comes shooting out of me I can’t help it)
Human Head Encased in an Iron Cage
It’s been a while since I posted anything quite so macabre as this but the image of a group of boys making this grim discovery as they played in the sands at Hempstead, L.I., in the mid-1930s, had a grim allure for some reason. Perhaps because of its links with the golden age of piracy.
According to Corbis Images the cage is ‘evidence of an early pirates’ torture device,’ namely, gibbeting. In the earliest recorded examples of gibbeting from the 17th century, the criminal would be bound in the metal cage and hung from a scaffold until they died of starvation, and it was a popular method of execution for piracy, highwaymen, murderers, and… sheep stealers. The positioning of such a structure next to public roads served as a warning to other potential criminals that they too might suffer the same fate.
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flying penis monster
Decretum Gratiani with the commentary of Bartolomeo da Brescia, Italy 1340-1345.
Lyon, BM, Ms 5128, fol. 100r
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It never fails to crack me up that the first time I posted this, half of my followers thought this was a picture of a large caterpillar :’)
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The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.
People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.
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