hmoong:

Hạ Long in Double Exposures.

YESS. If I was any good at photography, this is what I would’ve done with my film.

Finally, finally watching Breaking Bad, and it just occurred to me that Skyler picks up smoking—whether consciously or not—in the hopes that it will kill Walt faster.  I may not be as thoroughly taken with the show as I would have expected, but at times the details are just so lovely and heart-breaking.
(speaking of which: colors. I cracked the color code somewhere around season 3 and oh god it’s so wonderful, but also so spoiler-y) 

Finally, finally watching Breaking Bad, and it just occurred to me that Skyler picks up smoking—whether consciously or not—in the hopes that it will kill Walt faster.  I may not be as thoroughly taken with the show as I would have expected, but at times the details are just so lovely and heart-breaking.

(speaking of which: colors. I cracked the color code somewhere around season 3 and oh god it’s so wonderful, but also so spoiler-y) 

"‘Truth means the promise to attain a rational consensus’ [JÜRGEN HABERMAS]. Is this a satisfactory basis for thinking about the truth in regard to social justice?"

All Souls College, Oxford. Fellowship Examination - Politics Paper I. September 2013 (via allsoulsoxford)

I can’t for the life of me figure out whether Habermas is trying to say that the thing that is true will by its nature promise to attain a rational consensus or whether the thing that attains a rational consensus promises to be true.  Both are horribly wrong-headed, especially with regard to social justice, but given that I can’t even puzzle out exactly what Habermas is trying to argue, there’s not much room for comment.


G. Kero - Bowie Shirt
G. Kero - Bowie Shirt

legalclouds:

I’m going to keep rebloging this until I GET IT DEEP INSIDE IN MY HEAD.

Before her job talk, Kambiz referred to our newly hired tenure-track South Asian religions prof as a ‘force of nature’, and if there’s a more flattering way to be described as a woman in academia, I can’t think of it.

I’m itching to start the semester, and I’m already nursing a quiet hope that I might have finally found my mentor in this department. 

likeafieldmouse:

James L. - Lenticular Clouds Over Mt. Rainier (2004)

likeafieldmouse:

James L. - Lenticular Clouds Over Mt. Rainier (2004)

Is it just me, or does anyone else find themselves quietly slipping into the cult of tswift?

Is it just me, or does anyone else find themselves quietly slipping into the cult of tswift?

If you want to freak out and get unduly anxious about the upcoming semester, HAVE I GOT THE CORNER OF TUMBLR FOR YOU.

#studyspo if you want to be plagued with heart palpitations and shortness of breath for the rest of the evening.

kalipedia:


Prince William & Kate Middleton on theirgraduation day at St Andrew’s University(2005).

While I have almost exclusively classic white person interests, British royalty is really not one of them, but this is hella cute. They look young AF, but I guess they still do.

Is this the moment to own to my bizarre fascination with the British royalty?
I guess this means I have exclusively exclusively classic white person interests?

kalipedia:

Prince William & Kate Middleton on their
graduation day at St Andrew’s University
(2005).

While I have almost exclusively classic white person interests, British royalty is really not one of them, but this is hella cute. They look young AF, but I guess they still do.

Is this the moment to own to my bizarre fascination with the British royalty?

I guess this means I have exclusively exclusively classic white person interests?

lotr meme: ten scenes [5/10] → the lighting of the beacons

Favorite film scene ever or favorite film scene ever?

az-zawraq:

anti-israel jew: *says anti-israel stuff*
tumblr: eh
anti-israel jew: i do not think jews should be killed
tumblr: ZIONIST

I have too many thoughts about this, but they’ll have to keep til a night I don’t have to wake up early for work.

gauchere:

freersackler:

Today is Meteor Day! Nearly 400 years ago, a meteorite fell into Emperor Jahangir’s kingdom. He had it transformed into this glittering blade, which he said “cut beautifully, as well as the very best swords.”

if this isn’t the Subtle Knife 

or the clear inspiration for Sokka’s space metal sword.

gauchere:

freersackler:

Today is Meteor Day! Nearly 400 years ago, a meteorite fell into Emperor Jahangir’s kingdom. He had it transformed into this glittering blade, which he said “cut beautifully, as well as the very best swords.”

if this isn’t the Subtle Knife 

or the clear inspiration for Sokka’s space metal sword.

"People today don’t even know who Jesse Owens was. They don’t have no idea what happened in 1936 [at the Olympics in Berlin]. That’s what’s scary, because our history is being lost. The world should recognize how Owens transcended race. His life was so remarkable. And he came up during the time of no drugs, no steroids, none of that, yet his record [winning four gold medals in track and field in a single Olympics] stood all the way till Carl Lewis [who matched the performance at the 1984 Games]. He really put the U.S. in the forefront of the world for taking down the German empire. It’s funny, because when he got back to the United States after winning those four gold medals, there was a ticker-tape parade to the Waldorf-Astoria—and would you believe, they wouldn’t let him in the front door? He had to go in the service elevator. It’s very epic, very beautiful to play him and introduce him to a new generation."

Anthony Mackie, in an interview with Interview Magazine

The rest of the interview focuses more on Mackie’s role as Tupac Shakur in the upcoming Notorious, but his comments on Jesse Owens are spot-on. You can learn more about Owens and why he’s so important at the website run by the Jesse Owens Trust.

(via nudityandnerdery)

In the midst of my Facebook unfriending spree, I am equally repulsed and unsurprised by the number of former high school classmates who have dropped out of college only to find employment at the local country clubs.