If “land whale” didn’t have the horrible connotations it would actually be pretty cool.
Hell yeah I’m a land whale! I am a vast, mysterious creature of the deep, and I have finally transcended the limits of my ocean home. I am bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex; I am the largest animal ever to exist…
6:06 am • 24 July 2014 • 170 notes
“Vincent Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought it would get the happiness inside him. Many people thought he was mad and stupid for doing so because the paint was toxic, never mind that it was obvious that eating paint couldn’t possible have any direct correlation to one’s happiness, but I never saw that. If you were so unhappy that even the maddest ideas could possible work, like painting the walls of your internal organs yellow, than you are going to do it. It’s really no different than falling in love or taking drugs. There is a greater risk of getting your heart broken or overdosing, but people still do it everyday because there was always that chance it could make things better. Everyone has their yellow paint.”
— I wrote my major work for my Creative Writing uni course based on this quote. (via darlingjustbehuman)
(Source: latenz, via alas-i-cannot)
6:05 am • 24 July 2014 • 231,952 notes
Gate of the Citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (photo taken during excavation in 1840’s).
742-706 BCE. Khorsabad, Iraq.
(Source: sites.google.com, via ivorysorrows)
6:05 am • 24 July 2014 • 1,130 notes
“Oh hi, I’d like a copy of the Lib Dem manifesto”
“I’m sorry, I’m afraid we’ve sold out”
“I know, but I’d still like a copy if you have any”
— *ba-dmm-TISH* (via smoggywood) (via poniatowskaja)
6:02 am • 24 July 2014 • 4 notes
While I was living in China, I always dreamed of going to see Joey Pang or Wang at Tattoo Temple in Hong Kong. Joey has a 2 year waiting list, while Wang’s is 6 months. I kept putting it off, and now I’m back in the States. :(
The lesson, kids, is do no procrastinate!
Learn more about the amazing Ms. Joey Pang here
Follow Tattoo Temple on Tumblr.
10:38 pm • 23 July 2014 • 45,873 notes
NYC police express anger at reaction to chokehold death
Members of Internet sites that allow law enforcement to air out issues are expressing outrage and offense over public reaction to last week’s death of a New York City man after police administered a chokehold, which is against police department policy.
On PoliceOne.com, one person wrote, “Mayor you killed our effectiveness on the street, when you killed Stop and Frisk. Because of a few bleeding heart liberals and a few ethnic groups who believe they are the only ones being stopped. You shut down the whole system. Because now all those baggy … pants you see walking around are probably locked and loaded.”
On a site called Thee Rant, someone wrote, “He probably never worked a legit job. The city will pay off the family and they will be in (racial epithet) heaven for the rest of their lives!”
Wrote another, “ERIC GARNER? Yeah! Sure you are! A Nordic/Germanic given name and Anglo-Saxon surname! How dare you steal our names! You are hereby posthumously renamed MOBUTU TAKANUKU!”
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“Go to any online forum that serves police officers, find the Eric Garner story, and read the comments. Those are your police, America.” - Mike Riggs
10:37 pm • 23 July 2014 • 773 notes