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- Suspects, by David Thomson )

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07/24/2014 15:36:32

haltamc:

“Go to Comdex. Knock ‘em dead. Do that for me.” – Bosworth. 
Anything for you, Bos.

haltamc:

“Go to Comdex. Knock ‘em dead. Do that for me.” – Bosworth.

Anything for you, Bos.

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07/24/2014 15:19:56

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

(via michonnes)

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07/24/2014 15:16:53

shakirajefrydin:

Our @teammsia commenwealth contigen payed tribute to mh17 leading by fatehah carrying half mast Malaysia flag and the 1st row of athletes wore MAS uniform! Teary eyes #mh17 #tributetomh17 #malaysiaboleh @khairykj tqvm

shakirajefrydin:

Our @teammsia commenwealth contigen payed tribute to mh17 leading by fatehah carrying half mast Malaysia flag and the 1st row of athletes wore MAS uniform! Teary eyes #mh17 #tributetomh17 #malaysiaboleh @khairykj tqvm

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07/24/2014 15:15:28

joeperdepoepie:

MH17 victims brought back home in the Netherlands. Photo by Remko De Waal

joeperdepoepie:

MH17 victims brought back home in the Netherlands. Photo by Remko De Waal

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07/24/2014 15:00:09

"

The most useful phrase one can learn in Russian (after “Ya loobloo peat vodku” - I love to drink vodka) has to be “Nyet, Ya koshka” or “No, I’m a cat.” It provides an excellent answer to almost any question asked of you….Do you know where the kiosk is? No, I’m a cat. Would you give me the pleasure of joining me for dinner tonight? No, I’m a cat. Did you remember to do the dishes? No, I’m a cat.

Try it out for a few days and I promise you’ll get asked fewer questions!

"

--

AWADmail Issue 72

Mar 18, 2002

A Weekly Compendium of Feedback on the Words in A.Word.A.Day and Other Interesting Tidbits about Words and Languages

(via airyairyquitecontrary)

(Source: wordsmith.org, via airyairyquitecontrary)

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07/24/2014 14:11:29

mizoguchi:

The Israel-Gaza violence is visible from space

The fighting between Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian militant groups, now in its 15th day, is so severe that it is visible from space. A German astronaut on the International Space Station named Alexander Gerst, who has been posting photos on his Twitter account, posted this on Wednesday, in which he says the explosions of Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rockets are visible:

The photo is oriented such that north is to the right and south to the left; that dark area at the top is the Mediterranean Sea and the brightest spot, on the coast, is Tel Aviv. To the left of Tel Aviv, just 44 miles to the south, is Gaza City, the largest city in Gaza and the location of a lot of the worst fighting.

(via mysticalhorchata)

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07/24/2014 13:58:35

victoriousvocabulary:

WYOBRAŹNIA

[noun]

imagination; fancy; vision; the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.

Etymology: Polish.

[Darel Seow]

(via saurons)

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07/24/2014 13:56:54

steelylaceribbon:

François-Hubert Drouais, The Marquise d’Aigurandes - detail, (1759)

steelylaceribbon:

François-Hubert Drouais, The Marquise d’Aigurandes - detail, (1759)

(via phobs-heh)

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