I’m sorry, but even 10 episodes into S3 of Legend of Korra I can’t get over the fact that the voice of Zaheer is Henry Rollins.
HENRY FUCKING ROLLINS
HE’S JUST PLAYING AN AIRBENDING VERSION OF HIMSELF
"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"
- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)
Oh my god , I’m so blown away
Growths found on the skin of white-tailed deer are called fibromas. They are commonly referred to as skin tumors, or simply warts. These growths do not hurt the deer since they are usually non-cancerous tumors called either fibromas or papillomas. In both cases, the warts or tumors are caused by viruses. The difference between the two is that fibromas grow either from the skin or from the layer beneath, while papillomas grow only from the skin. An infection with fibromas is called fibromatosis.
taking a nap is always so risky like when will I wake up? in thirty minutes? in 2 hours? in 7 years?? no one can be sure
Tight Lacing, 1777.
The lady’s maid has wound her mistress’s stay-laces around a poker and is pulling with all her might, one foot braced against her skirt, which has been extended by a “cork rump.”
Was it necessary for a woman to hold onto something while being laced up? In the eighteenth century, yes, it would have been helpful: the corset lace “was put in starting at the bottom, and was zigzagged through the staggered holes to the top where it was tied off”, explain Peter and Ann Mactaggart, who are authorities on the subject. “When such stays were tightened the wearer was liable to be pulled off balance if she did not hold on to something. This arose partly because she was at the other end of a ‘tug of war’ and partly because when one short section was pulled up after another, the pull was likely to have been first from one side and then from the other.” By the nineteenth century, corsets were constructed differently: there were more holes, “the holes were placed opposite to one another, [and] the lace was put in so as to form a series of crossings,” with the result that the corset could be “tightened without any oscilation in the pull… because the pull could be applied to both sides of the opening at the same time.” By the nineteenth century, there was “no reason, except perhaps tradition, for her to hold onto anything.”
Extract from The Corset, A Cultural History, by Valerie Steele (pages 22-24).