humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

red-lipstick:

Marta Klonowska (b. 1964, Warsaw, Poland) - Animal sculptures made from shattered glass pieces. Represented by: Lorch + Seide Gallery.

taphophilia:

The Black Mausoleum,…

taphophilia:

The Black Mausoleum,…

break-itbrian:

if you ever think English is not a shit language just remember that read and lead rhyme and read and lead rhyme, but read and lead don’t rhyme, and neither do read and lead.

Form follows function is mere dogma until you realize the higher truth that form and function are one.
Frank Lloyd Wright, The Natural House (via simplescott)
if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands.
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Bruce Campbell Says He Plans to Star in Sam Raimi's 'The Evil Dead' TV Series | Variety

This could be the greatest thing in the history of television. Or the worst.

fromgrapevine:

Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.

I don’t think I’ll be saying goodbye to Middle-earth for a loooong time," he said. "Who wants to, though? I want to live in Middle-earth, actually. If there was a door in this room I could go through, I’d live there.

- Richard Armitage. From here: [X]

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ninadobrev:

Ain’t that the truth.
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Will you follow me one last time?

nappynomad:

pugletto:

I tried.

Yes


Perfect

middleearthnews:

60 years since The Lord of the Rings was published

How will you celebrate today?

can-u-not-my-wayward-son:

ambiants:

ambiants:

what do you get when you mix alcohol and literature?

tequila mockingbird

i was gonna say ernest hemingway but both are accurate

sniffing:

distressed—teens:

ddaughter:

i think its dumb if drug dealers get sentenced to longer in prison that rapists?? like people ask for drugs but no one asks for rape???

Finally someone said it.