amberlostrander:

So my watch broke today. #MacGyver

amberlostrander:

So my watch broke today. #MacGyver

25 Aug 2013

neil-gaiman:

odditiesoflife:

The Strangest Spiders Ever

A mirror spider? These macro shots of spiders were photographed by Nicky Bay who lives and works in Singapore. The endless biodiversity found on the country’s 64 islands includes a vast array of insects and arachnids. Further images of these terrifying yet strangely beautiful creatures can be found on his Flickr account. Despite being terrifyingly creepy, the endless creativity of evolution to create such amazing creatures never ceases. The spiders featured above are:

1&2) Mirror Spiders
    3)  Long Horned Orb Weaver
    4)  Bird Dung Spider
    5)  Net-Casting Ogre-Face Spider
    6)  Eight Spotted Crab Spider
    7)  Ladybird Mimic Spider

The Mirror Spider has an abdomen of reflective panels that glitter like a disco ball, or the various colors of Ladybird Mimic Spiders that are almost indistinguishable from the insects they are camouflaged to look like. There’s also the more frightening Bird Dung Spider that looks like no known living creature. The Net-Casting Ogre-Face Spider definitely deserves his name, but he looks like he’s knitting. How dangerous can a spider that knits be?

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Mirror Spiders. Why didn’t I make them up?

03 Aug 2013

primroseonfire:

touché

primroseonfire:

touché

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03 Aug 2013

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03 Aug 2013

fissurina:

The Forgotten 1950s Girl Gang

No idea if this photo set is already here somewhere…it likely is…but this is a bit rad…
full article here: http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/02/10/the-forgotten-1950s-girl-gang/
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You might have heard of the Teddy Boys, a 1950s rebel youth subculture in Britain characterized by an unlikely style of dress inspired by Edwardian dandies fused with American rock’n roll. They formed gangs from East London to North Kensington and became high profile rebels in the media. But an important sub-subculture of the Teddy Boys, an unlikely female element, has remained all but invisible from historical records. Meet The Teddy Girls.

These are one of just a few known collections of documented photographs of the first British female youth culture ever to exist. In 1955, freelance photographer Ken Russell was introduced Josie Buchan, a Teddy Girl who introduced him to some of her friends. Russell photographed them and one other group in Notting Hill.

After his photographs were published in a small magazine in 1955, Russell’s photographs remained unseen for over half a century. He became a successful film director in the meantime. In 2005, his archive was rediscovered, and so were the Teddy Girls.

Russell remembers 14 year-old Teddy Girl, Jean Rayner: “She had attitude by the truckload. No one paid much attention to the teddy girls before I did them, though there was plenty on teddy boys. They were tough, these kids, they’d been born in the war years and food rationing only ended in about 1954 – a year before I took these pictures. They were proud. They knew their worth. They just wore what they wore.”

To understand the Teddy Girls style, we first have to go back to the boys culture. They emerged in England as post-war austerity was coming to an end and working class teenagers were able to afford good clothes and began to adopt the upper class Saville Row revival of dandy Edwardian fashion. By the mid 1950s, second-hand Edwardian suits were readily available on sale in markets as they had become unwearable by the upper-class once the Teddy Boys had started sporting them. The Teds, as they called themselves, wore long drape jackets, velvet collars, slim ties and began to pair the look with thick rubber-soled creeper shoes and the ‘greaser’ hairstyles of their American rock’n’roll idols.

Despite their overall gentlemanly style of dress (certainly compared to today), the Teddys were a teenage youth culture out to shock their parents’ generation, and quickly became associated with trouble by the media.

Teddy girls were mostly working class teens as well, but considered less interesting by the media who were more concerned with sensationalizing a violent working class youth culture. While Teddy boys were known for hanging around on street corners, looking for trouble, a young working class woman’s role at the time was still focused around the home.

But even with lower wages than the boys, Teddy girls would still dress up in their own drape jackets, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets with velvet collars and put their feminine spin on the Teddy style with straw boater hats, brooches, espadrilles and elegant clutch bags. They would go to the cinema in groups and attend dances and concerts with the boys, collect rock’n’roll records and magazines. Together, they essentially cultivated the first market for teenage leisure in Britain.

In the end it was the troublesome reputation of the Teddy Boys that got the better of this youth subculture. Most of the violence and vandalism was exaggerated by the media, but there were notably a few gangs that chose a darker path.

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02 Aug 2013

awesomephilia:

When a hot guy reaches for something and his shirt lifts a little at the waist

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02 Aug 2013

pussylesqueer:

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Konstantin Razumov

Buzz over to Les Beehive

pussylesqueer:

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Konstantin Razumov

Buzz over to Les Beehive

02 Aug 2013

"I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it. That’s what’s wrong with our generation: that residual punk rock guilt, like, “You’re not supposed to like that. That’s not fucking cool.” Don’t fucking think it’s not cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” It is cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic”! Why the fuck not? Fuck you! That’s who I am, goddamn it! That whole guilty pleasure thing is full of fucking shit."

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02 Aug 2013

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02 Aug 2013

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02 Aug 2013

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02 Aug 2013

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02 Aug 2013

"It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America."

Violet Rose (via renloras)

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02 Aug 2013

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02 Aug 2013

overshootingtheatmosphere:

At any given time, the urge to sing “The lion sleeps tonight” is just a whim away a whim away, a whim away, a whim away…

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02 Aug 2013