Ghosting





Paul Newman
smithsonianlibraries:

It’s pollinator week! DYK that around 75% of flowering plants need a little animal help to get their pollen grains from flower to flower?
And it’s not all insects - birds, bats, and small mammals play a key role as well.
Image from Maria Sybilla Merian’s “Over de voortteeling en wonderbaerlyke veranderingen der Surinaamsche insecten…” aka Insects of Surinam
solo-vintage:

1921 advert for Chanel No.5 
by French illustrator Sem (Georges Goursat) in 1921
solo-vintage:

Lauren Bacall
"November 19th, 2013,
‘Selfie’ was named the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary
Pseudo-intellectuals everywhere cried about the ‘death of the English language’
Because God forbid modern colloquial speech be recognised as valid.
Time Magazine refers to ‘millenials’ as the ‘me me me generation’
Selfish, all we care about is personal gratification
Lazy, entitled, shallow narcissists.
A picture of a girl taking a selfie on her phone is used for the cover
Because our selfishness can be summed up in the fact that we like how we look enough to document it.
We are consumed, they tell us, with our self image.
Everything is about us.
Me-me-me.
With the addition of every word to the dictionary,
‘Hashtag’. ‘Perf’. ‘Sexting’. ‘Totes’. ‘Selfie’,
The ‘me-me-me’ generation continues to make it all about ourselves,
And we should, they tell us, weep,
We should weep because we are entitled,
Because all we care about are selfies and parties and Instagram,
Because this is the generation that will one day run the world,
And for that, we should weep,
Because all we are is ‘me-me-me’.
Let me tell you something.
Every year, university tuition will be 2.3% more expensive for MY GENERATION,
MY GENERATION reports the highest levels of anxiety and depression than ANY other generation,
15% more of US than YOU will go to university,
But 46% of MY GENERATION won’t find a job until over a year after law school,
MY GENERATION, on average, is $47,628 in debt.
58% of girls in MY GENERATION feels like they are the wrong weight,
95% of people with eating disorders are part of MY GENERATION,
And MY GENERATION has a million dollar industry telling us that we are not good enough,
That we are ugly, lazy, and entitled,
And anything we do to be financially successful,
Or less stressed,
Or beautiful, god dammit,
Is in vain.
So pick up your phone,
Pick your favourite filter,
And take a goddamn selfie.
You deserve it for having to grow up in these times."
My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’. (via dingdongyouarewrong)

(via logicallybacon)

shinjipuff:

the biggest thing I have a problem with about social justice bloggers is

we’re not all from the US

we don’t all experience things the same way as you do

and we don’t have the same culture as you do

some places don’t have anything like white privilege but there’s still racism

some places have racism as in whites against whites or blacks against blacks for cultural differences

can you stop assuming everything is like in the US

(Source: dancingmadss, via poptabprincess)

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My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to ottawa yet i am still worried he doesnt love me anymore I want to cry I’m having a shitty day and i wish he was here


Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
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