You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music. —Annie Proulx

So what would your background music be? I think mine might be the theme to Jeopardy today. I’ve been thinking a lot. (via aideemoi)

Yeah, but then you’d get sinister music sometimes…

fancyadance:

Doors around the World

Montmartre, Paris

Burano, Italy

Japan

Beijing, China

Rabat, Morocco

Bali, Indonesia

Sardinia, Italy

Shanghai, China

more

comiccartography:

Hicksville
Dylan Horrocks
Hicksville

I can’t see this without thinking of a backstory involving Ngati Pekapeka originally owning the entire area, the Native Land Court, Mrs Hick’s great grandfather the pastoralist and land shark, land amalgamation and development schemes, Grace’s relatives leaving for the city in the 1950s…

comiccartography:

Hicksville

Dylan Horrocks

Hicksville

I can’t see this without thinking of a backstory involving Ngati Pekapeka originally owning the entire area, the Native Land Court, Mrs Hick’s great grandfather the pastoralist and land shark, land amalgamation and development schemes, Grace’s relatives leaving for the city in the 1950s…

aideemoi:

I was surprised to find my medical test this morning involved…eating a sandwich?

WHY ARE NONE OF MY MEDICAL TESTS LIKE THIS

aideemoi:

I was surprised to find my medical test this morning involved…eating a sandwich?

WHY ARE NONE OF MY MEDICAL TESTS LIKE THIS

achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket
http://goo.gl/WwvECT
Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.



Let me tell you guys a story. In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 
But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 
But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:
How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.
On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%
Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.
Your move, America.


Those blankets are the ‘duck and cover’ of the 21st century. “We can’t even remotely keep you safe, but hopefully you can hide slightly more effectively.”

achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket

http://goo.gl/WwvECT

Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.

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Let me tell you guys a story.
In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 
35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.
At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 

But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. 
In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 

But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.
Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:

How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.
How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.
How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.

On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%

Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.

Your move, America.

Those blankets are the ‘duck and cover’ of the 21st century. “We can’t even remotely keep you safe, but hopefully you can hide slightly more effectively.”

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

deadpxls:

Tetris Tribute by tiurinam

A beautiful digitally painted tribute to one of the most addictive games of all time: Tetris!

ron-guyatt:

A New Retro Gaming Poster is coming this Sunday!
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Snake???
I remember my dad getting addicted to this when I was a kid. Once he got a snake so long it took up pretty much the entire screen. We were very impressed. 

ron-guyatt:

A New Retro Gaming Poster is coming this Sunday!

Personal Website - Ron Guyatt
Purchase My Art -  Store 
Follow Me - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Deviant Art

Snake???

I remember my dad getting addicted to this when I was a kid. Once he got a snake so long it took up pretty much the entire screen. We were very impressed. 

briankesinger:

We got all moved in at our new house but unpacking has proven to be difficult with little kids/Cephalopods running around…#ottoandvictoria

briankesinger:

We got all moved in at our new house but unpacking has proven to be difficult with little kids/Cephalopods running around…#ottoandvictoria