April 17, 2014   27,463 notes

khealywu:

antichrist-misha:

SO HAS EVERYONE SEEN THE MARVEL ONE-SHOT AGENT CARTER, BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN’T, I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO SO

Finally.

April 15, 2014   16,313 notes

helloimedua:

sixpenceee:

This is beautiful and it’s amazing to me that it had such a positive outcome and not lifelong hateful grudges, which is probably what these attackers deserved. 

FOR MORE PORTRAITS AND THE OFFICIAL WEBPAGE

This is perfect and beautiful and amazing

(via khealywu)

April 11, 2014   583 notes

superpunch2:

The Jeopardy set turned off.

April 9, 2014   485 notes

kateoplis:

It was an unlikely crime scene: a steep trail used by bears leading to a still, ancient redwood grove. There, a rare old-growth coast redwood had been brutally hacked about 15 times by poachers, a chain saw massacre that had exposed the tree’s deep red heartwood.

The thieves who butchered this and other 1,000-year-old arboreal giants were after the burls, gnarly protrusions on the trees that are prized for their intricately patterned wood. Although timber theft has long plagued public lands, a recent spate of burl poaching, with 18 known cases in the last year, has forced park officials to close an eight-mile drive through old-growth forests, the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, at night to deter criminals. More closings are expected.

While some burls are small and barnacle-like — perfect for souvenir salt-and-pepper shakers — others weigh hundreds of pounds and can fetch hundreds or thousands of dollars per slab.

The poachers, known locally as the “midnight burlers,” are motivated by a sluggish local economy and expensive methamphetamine habits, park officials say, and they have been targeting ever-bigger burls and using increasingly brazen tactics. Last year, a redwood estimated to be 400 years old was felled by thieves who wanted access to a 500-pound burl 60 feet up. It was the first time an entire tree was cut down for a burl…

Old-growth coast redwoods are among the earth’s most tenacious organisms, some living 2,000 years or more. Removing a burl cuts into a tree’s living cambium layer, which can weaken it and make it vulnerable to insects and disease.

Poachers Attack Beloved Elders of California, Its Redwoods

April 5, 2014
April 1, 2014   5 notes
buildingmuseum:

Congratulations to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Mrs. Laura Bush on receiving the Museum’s Honor Award.

buildingmuseum:

Congratulations to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Mrs. Laura Bush on receiving the Museum’s Honor Award.

April 1, 2014   18 notes

boringoldraphael:

If you can find the time in today’s busy world (shout out to Richard Scarry!), I would recommend swimming through a couple of Adam Maygar’s super-slo-mo subway platform videos. Turn the lights low and full-screen this shit, because it is gorgeous and fascinating and requires your full attention.

My friend Joe told me about these videos. Thanks, my friend Joe! 

So many different kinds of faces. Everybody’s waiting for something.

March 31, 2014   21 notes
March 29, 2014   5,300 notes

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

(Source: nativethoughts, via pantyhouse)

March 26, 2014   45,347 notes

connorratliff:

Game Of Thrones gets auto-tuned and it’s goddamned delightful.