Vanity is My Only Child

The day to day ramblings and clumsy attempts at boredom murder by S.M. Lochhead.

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conelradstation:

MORE.

John Coltrane in Jazz (dir. Ken Burns, 2000)

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africamustrise:

British Invasion of the Congo

Although the Belgians Colonised the Congo,In 1911 they gave a British Man ; William Lever, a concession to develop large scale productions of Palm oil in the Congo.

In the book Lord Leverhulme’s Ghosts: Colonial Exploitation in the Congo by Jules Marchal  the author states: “Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labour, a program that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi holocaust.Formal parliamentary investigations were called for by members of the Belgian Socialist Party, but despite their work the practice of forced labour continued until independence in 1960.

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In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown. And, in between, there are doors.

William Blake (via elucipher)

Or as my GF says it: “In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown. And, in between, there are dwarves.”

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In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown. And, in between, there are doors.

—William Blake (via elucipher)

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newyorker:

In 2009, the French photographer Thomas Sauvin discovered a trove of discarded negatives in a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing. He shared some of the intriguing, anonymous images—which resulted in his archival series Beijing Silvermine—on our photo department’s Instagram feed last week.

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lunarlapin:

Why does tumblr never talk about Pushkin? I see plenty of dubious “Beethoven was totally black guys” posts, but I never hear anything about what could possibly be Russia’s most influential writer, who was definitely black. I don’t just mean him possibly looking black - being…

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe”, a part limited in time and space He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our talk must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein (via missfolly)

jtotheizzoe:

biomorphosis:

When you flip bats upside down they become exceptionally sassy dancers [x].

I have been laughing at this for at least 5 minutes straight.

Chiroptera choreography!

truefoes:

Still Life (dir. Jia Zhang-ke — 2006)

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