bureaubaggins:

dignified-and-old:

baruchobramowitz:

Behold the most disgustingly aggressive display of Americanness

I’m just picturing some dude sitting at the dinner table, his assault rifles propped up in the other chairs
"Can you pass the salad, Mom?" he asks the AK-47, but she doesn’t pass the salad
She never passes the salad

"Hey Mom, can you pass the salad?"




"You always do this to me, Mom."

bureaubaggins:

dignified-and-old:

baruchobramowitz:

Behold the most disgustingly aggressive display of Americanness

I’m just picturing some dude sitting at the dinner table, his assault rifles propped up in the other chairs

"Can you pass the salad, Mom?" he asks the AK-47, but she doesn’t pass the salad

She never passes the salad

"Hey Mom, can you pass the salad?"

"You always do this to me, Mom."

weresinkingcaptain:

prepintegrity:

ovtlinxs:

cravist:

explisist:

bitterarab:

Damn.

*standing ovation*

THIS

more here


That moment when you realize you just apologized like this in a conversation.

That just hit me like a ton of bricks, wow

weresinkingcaptain:

prepintegrity:

ovtlinxs:

cravist:

explisist:

bitterarab:

Damn.

*standing ovation*

THIS

more here

That moment when you realize you just apologized like this in a conversation.

That just hit me like a ton of bricks, wow

  • me: *owns 264 unread books*
  • me: *buys 17 new books*
  • me: *rereads harry potter*

“Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they’re not absurd.”

pencilatwork:

 ― China Miéville

"Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which stories fight, and on."
China Mieville (via anastasialamuse)
coolchicksfromhistory:

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)
Art by Claire DeWilde (website)
Born into a creative family, Maria began her artistic training as a young girl and eventually married the painter Johann Andreas Graff.  While most women in Maria’s position funneled their creativity into the husband’s career by acting as his assistant, Maria maintained an independent career as a painter and teacher.  In her thirties, Maria published The New Book of Flowers, a set of 36 engravings meant to serve as a model book for other artists, and The Caterpillar Book, which documented the life stages of moths and butterflies.   
Maria and Johann divorced in 1692 after several years of living apart.  Maria and her two daughters set up a studio in Amsterdam where they produced botanical and entomological artwork.  In 1699, Maria and her daughter Dorothea traveled to Suriname.  For two years the women studied the native insects and plants of Suriname, often preserving the Native American names and uses.  In 1701, the two women returned to the Netherlands and began work on The Insects of Suriname which was published in 1705.  
Maria died in 1717.  After her death, Dorothea ensured the continuing circulation of Maria’s work by publishing new and expanded editions of her books.  Maria documented the life cycle of 186 insects in two different countries and she remains one of the most important figures in the history of entomology. 
If you like Maria Sibylla Merian, you should also check out Jane Colden.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)

Art by Claire DeWilde (website)

Born into a creative family, Maria began her artistic training as a young girl and eventually married the painter Johann Andreas Graff.  While most women in Maria’s position funneled their creativity into the husband’s career by acting as his assistant, Maria maintained an independent career as a painter and teacher.  In her thirties, Maria published The New Book of Flowers, a set of 36 engravings meant to serve as a model book for other artists, and The Caterpillar Book, which documented the life stages of moths and butterflies.   

Maria and Johann divorced in 1692 after several years of living apart.  Maria and her two daughters set up a studio in Amsterdam where they produced botanical and entomological artwork.  In 1699, Maria and her daughter Dorothea traveled to Suriname.  For two years the women studied the native insects and plants of Suriname, often preserving the Native American names and uses.  In 1701, the two women returned to the Netherlands and began work on The Insects of Suriname which was published in 1705.  

Maria died in 1717.  After her death, Dorothea ensured the continuing circulation of Maria’s work by publishing new and expanded editions of her books.  Maria documented the life cycle of 186 insects in two different countries and she remains one of the most important figures in the history of entomology

If you like Maria Sibylla Merian, you should also check out Jane Colden.

subtleinsectblog:

Follow subtleinsectblog.tumblr.com

libutron:

Sapphire-tailed Clearwing - Loxophlebia nomia

Loxophlebia nomia (Arctiidae - Ctenuchini) is a species of neotropical moth belonging to a group commonly referred to as tiger moths or wasp moths. 

Members of the tribes Ctenuchini (like Loxophlebia nomia), and Euchromiini exhibit extreme morphologies including the evolution of convincing wasp mimicry. The lepidopteran abdomen is constricted to produce the visual effect of a hymenopteran petiole (petiole mimic). Many of these species also possess an abdominal “ventral valve” that has been ascribed both a defensive and a courtship function.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Andreas Kay | [Top: Cotacachi, Imbabura, Ecuador, 2013] - [BottomOtavalo, Imbabura, Ecuador, 2012]

beetlesink:

I don’t think I’ve posted this here before— a Beatonesque golden oldie, the Ballad of Lucy Evelyn Cheesman.

She was one incredible gal.

rockandrolljinglebells:

rockandrolljinglebells:

There’s a guy in homegoods strutting around with a white fur bathmat around his shoulders and his like 14 yo daughter is following him begging him to stop because people are staring and she’s embarrassed and he just said

no

I’m lord stark

Okay his daughter heard me laugh and started begging him to stop and he turned to her and said really dramatically

no Celeste
winter is coming