"The Whirling Dervish was a willow sculpture by artist Trevor Leat that was installed in 2012 at Shambellie House, in New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Leat is known for his work with willow trees which he grows organically for use in furniture, baskets, and sculptures. Unfortunately, Shambellie House, which housed the National Museum of Costume, closed in 2013, so this piece may no longer be viewable. ” from this is colossal
back the fuck up
There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.
So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.
The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.
Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.
did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out
That last story was General IRoh of the Fire Nation, wasn’t it?
The People’s Climate March in NYC today (I was marching with the faith-based groups, with my sister’s sangha community and other Buddhist groups, plus various Jewish, UU, Pagan, Quaker, Ba’hai, etc organizations).
And lemme tell ya, there ain’t no protest march party like a pagan protest march party…! Including the gentleman in the clerical collar dancing to the drumming…
310,000 strong and determined in NYC alone (marches were happening worldwide). Politicians speak empty words, and corporations plunder, but WE. ARE. HERE.
With fall coming to the Northern Hemisphere, some parts of the world can look forward to dazzling reds, oranges, and yellows in their foliage. But do you know what chemicals are responsible for these varied colors?
this is beautiful on so many levels
This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.
This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.
One: this guy is a sexual predator
Two: bystander intervention may help but will not deal with the root cause of a culture that enables sexual predators
Three: the reason this guy is being a sexual predator in public is that he knows what he can get away with, what the limits are, and that cloaking it in a “Candid Camera” framework will get him a pass. Even from his victims.
Four: Rapist culture, where we excuse, allow, and defend behavior that is actually terrifying as normal or funny or cute, won’t go away because someone steps in for ONE PERSON. We have to dismantle it entirely. It’s on us, yes, but not on the individual level, on a cultural one.
Ms Marvel #8
This is a balloon Alien. On a guy’s head. For reals. #RCCC #cosplay
A very simple cover by Ross Andru for FLASH #184, this image simply demands that you buy the comic and read the story.
It’s primarily a triumph of typography, as the image is more than 3/4 lettering. But that Flash figure, with his face hidden in his hand and his defeated stance, makes an impact as well. The stark black background helps to sell the mood, while the mainly white lettering pops off of it like a spotlight.