Friday, May 26, 2017

ftpisaac:
Life is a simulation.
north-bi-northwest:
“ pocketrunner:
“ srsfunny:
“An Idea To Prevent A Nuclear War
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“My suggestion was quite simple: Put that needed code number in a little capsule, and then implant that capsule right next to the heart of a volunteer. The volunteer...
north-bi-northwest:
pocketrunner:
srsfunny:
An Idea To Prevent A Nuclear War
“My suggestion was quite simple: Put that needed code number in a little capsule, and then implant that capsule right next to the heart of a volunteer. The volunteer would carry with him a big, heavy butcher knife as he accompanied the President. If ever the President wanted to fire nuclear weapons, the only way he could do so would be for him first, with his own hands, to kill one human being. The President says, “George, I’m sorry but tens of millions must die.” He has to look at someone and realize what death is—what an innocent death is. Blood on the White House carpet. It’s reality brought home.”
- Richard Fisher, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (1981)
Never forget that part of the reason this system was never implemented was that when he presented it to his colleagues, their response was IIRC “George, that’s terrible! If he has to take an innocent life, he may never press the button.”
danfreakindavis:
when you find that perfect gif but don’t know how to use it
image
You can reverse the flow of the hotdogs if you concentrate hard enough
oh my god you can
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the man who created the AK-47 assault rifle, wrote a letter in which he professed his guilt and regret over his creation shortly before his death in 2013. He explained that he felt responsible for all of the deaths caused by his...

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the man who created the AK-47 assault rifle, wrote a letter in which he professed his guilt and regret over his creation shortly before his death in 2013. He explained that he felt responsible for all of the deaths caused by his creation: “The pain in my soul is unbearable. I keep asking myself the same unsolvable question: If my assault rifle took people’s lives that means that I, Mikhail Kalashnikov, … am responsible for people’s deaths.” He expressed that he wished he would have created a tool to benefit farmers instead.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

unexplained-events:
“ sixpenceee:
“ THE BROTHERS AT NAGASAKI
Probably one of the most intense picture I have ever posted. Extremely depressing content.
The photograph above was taken by US Marines photographer Joe O’Donnell shortly after the bombing...
unexplained-events:
sixpenceee:
THE BROTHERS AT NAGASAKI
Probably one of the most intense picture I have ever posted. Extremely depressing content.
The photograph above was taken by US Marines photographer Joe O’Donnell shortly after the bombing of Nagasaki. He saw things beyond imagining, and the experience left him with depression in his later years. Yet according to O’Donnell’s son, the image above affected him more than any other.
The younger child in the picture is dead. The older boy is his brother, and he’d carried his sibling on his back to a crematory. The older boy stayed and watched his brother burn yet refused to cry. He bit his lip so hard it bled.
The boy had just lost everything to the most destructive force known to mankind. Yet, barefoot, he’d carried his sibling’s body to ensure he was honored properly. It’s a story of the extremes of sadness and bravery—and the photograph captures both.
Have some more sad.
Sagacity

Like Star Wars, But With Better Parents

Two lovers from different warring worlds meet, fall in love, and have a baby. That’s where Saga started in 2012, but not where it stands now. Brian K. Vaughan’s critically beloved series with artist Fiona Staples does nothing but expand. Its like Star Wars, but somehow both bigger and more intimate. It’s part space opera with royal robots and part meditation on what it means to love and be loved. The fact that it works on both levels is Vaughan’s second greatest achievement.

His greatest is that he’s raised two children and been so inspired by that process that he’s allowed it to inform and transform his professional life. His main characters, horned Marko and his winged wife Alana, travel in a spaceship that looks like a tree with their daughter Hazel. And his readers engage with family issues. There are shootouts and mysteries and alien worlds, but fundamentally the 40 issues of the comic are about bonds and the way they are tested by time and fate. Also laser guns. The comics keep fans coming back because the relationships are not structural, but organic. The characters feel human even though they’re not.

“It’s been really fun to see people who’ve never read comics outside of the comic section of their Sunday paper get immediately sucked into this world,” Vaughan says. “I got the final line of the final page in my mind, but we’re not even halfway there yet.”

Fatherly spoke to the writer, who was previously best known for a story about the last man on Earth, about how raising kids changed his writing, why there’s so much sex work, and how his marriage provided a sort of physics for an entire universe.

https://www.fatherly.com/play/brian-k-vaughan-family-saga/

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

sixpenceee:
“Aztec burial of a sacrificed child at Tlatelolco. The exact ideologies behind child sacrifice in different pre-Columbian cultures are unknown but it is often thought to have been performed in order to placate certain gods.
The Aztecs...
sixpenceee:
Aztec burial of a sacrificed child at Tlatelolco. The exact ideologies behind child sacrifice in different pre-Columbian cultures are unknown but it is often thought to have been performed in order to placate certain gods.
The Aztecs believed that, if sacrifices were not given to Tlaloc (a rain god), the rain would not come and their crops would not grow. Archaeologists have found the remains of 42 children sacrificed to Tlaloc. In every case, the 42 children, mostly males aged around six, were suffering from serious cavities, abscesses or bone infections that would have been painful enough to make them cry continually. Tlaloc required the tears of the young so their tears would wet the earth. As a result, if children did not cry, the priests would sometimes tear off the children’s nails before the ritual sacrifice. (Source)
The A70 Abduction One of the most infamous cases of alleged alien abduction took place in the outskirts Edinburgh in 1992. Two friends, Garry Wood and Colin Wright, were driving down the A70 near Edinburgh at approximately 10pm on 17 August 1992,...

The A70 Abduction

One of the most infamous cases of alleged alien abduction took place in the outskirts Edinburgh in 1992. Two friends, Garry Wood and Colin Wright, were driving down the A70 near Edinburgh at approximately 10pm on 17 August 1992, when they noticed a disc-shaped black object floating approximately 20ft in the air in front of the car. As the object came closer, a bright light emanated from it. Garry sped the car up in an attempt to get away from the bizarre object.
What happened next remains an enigma, but both men passed out for what they believed to be a couple of seconds. When they came to, the car was facing the opposite direction even though they had no recollection of turning around. Their seat belts were unfastened and they were shaking uncontrollably. Even more ominous, two hours had somehow passed. Over the forthcoming days, Garry and Colin felt completely drained of energy but couldn’t sleep. They both experienced disturbing dreams and had severe headaches. They decided to contact the British UFO Research Association who suggested being hypnotised in an attempt to discover what took place during those missing two hours. During these sessions, both men recalled sitting in the car when it was stopped below the UFO. Then, alien like creatures departed the floating object and approached the car. Garry then recalled feeling an excruciating pain in his stomach - “You know, live you’ve been electrocuted,” he said. They were taken to the UFO by the aliens and taken to a featureless room where they were the stripped naked and examined before being placed into a transparent container and strapped in. As they looked around, they both recalled seeing other men and women in the same transparent containers. Both men recollected how they saw tall humanoid creatures inside the UFO and heard agonising screams.
As they both detailed what they experienced, they became extremely shaky and often cried as they recalled the bizarre experience. They spoke of one taller humanoid creature who seemed to oversee the entire episode. The most chilling thing Garry remembered, however, was this taller humanoid creature telepathically telling him “we are here already and we are coming here!”
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An Indonesian death ritual wherein family members remove their loved ones from graves, change their clothing, dust them off and let them dry in the sun.
Phooo credit: @brianlehmannphotography

An Indonesian death ritual wherein family members remove their loved ones from graves, change their clothing, dust them off and let them dry in the sun.
Phooo credit: @brianlehmannphotography
‘Impaled’ by Kermit Tesoro
2011
6.5-9 inch heels
Rigid plastic, resin and ribbed nappa leather.

 ‘Impaled’ by Kermit Tesoro
2011
6.5-9 inch heels
Rigid plastic, resin and ribbed nappa leather.
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