Tuesday, September 16, 2014
If you go to Google Earth and zoom in in Sydney’s Town Hall you can see the Palestinian flag being held up during a protest last month.

If you go to Google Earth and zoom in in Sydney’s Town Hall you can see the Palestinian flag being held up during a protest last month.

wtnv just mentioned a place called Pine Cliff that’s near Night Vale. A few weeks ago I put up a post likening NV to Alice Springs, noting that Alice had a place called Pine Gap nearby. Coincidence? Probably. Still … *narrows eyes*

mdme-butterfly:

Cate Blanchett & Geoffrey Rush || Review of ‘At the Movies’ || 2014

Oscar winners Cate Blanchett & Geoffrey Rush farewell David Stratton & Margaret Pomeranz by reviewing their 28 year collaboration on ‘At the Movies’. 

princesspeach1337:

After a long, long time Margaret and David call it a day.
Cartoon by Wes Mountain.

princesspeach1337:

After a long, long time Margaret and David call it a day.

Cartoon by Wes Mountain.

optimysticals:

trcunning:

earthdad:

ok but give me one good reason why you wouldn’t date Kermit the frog besides that he is a puppet and a frog

I can’t beat Miss Piggy in a fight. She’s very strong and knows karate.

Miss Piggy kicking my ass is a very good reason to not date Mr. The Frog.

Monday, September 15, 2014
dragonlordoferebor:

elvenkingthrandy:

thecumbercookieaboveallothers:

mindtriggers:

THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY

That’s prob about 12 hours

extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.

to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait 

dragonlordoferebor:

elvenkingthrandy:

thecumbercookieaboveallothers:

mindtriggers:

THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY

That’s prob about 12 hours

extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.

to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait 

emerald-avenger:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.
Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)



I’m going to keep talking about this until you all buy her god damn biography. Because I don’t think you guys understand.
She was NUMBER ONE on the Gestapo’s most wanted list during the war.  There was a 5 MILLION FRANC prize on her head.
They called her the White Mouse because of her skill for escaping certain death. 
She was parachuting into a camp once and got tangled in a tree. A French soldier saw her flailing around and said, “I hope that all the trees in France bear such beautiful fruit this year.” She answered only, “Don’t give me that French shit.”
She would smuggle messages, food, and supplies in a supply truck and when she passed German posts she’d wink at the soldiers and say, “Do you want to search me?” They never did.
She found out at one point that her men had been hiding a female German spy, protecting her. The rule was to kill them, but the men didn’t have the heart. But Nancy Wake did. And she never regretted it.
When she killed a man with her bare hands, it was an SS sentry who’d spotted her and she killed him to prevent him from raising the alarm during the raid. She would later say of it, “They’d taught us this judo-chop stuff with the flat of the hand at SOE, and I practiced away at it. But this was the only time I used it - whack - and it killed him all right. I was really surprised.”
She died in 2011, 3 weeks before her 99th birthday.
If you don’t think Nancy Wake deserves a movie and a TV show and all the damn recognition in the world, you’re wrong. 

Just a note - the German spy they were holding wasn’t been hidden or protected. She was one of three women, the other two being French, who had been captured and held as sex slaves. Under Wake’s orders the other two women were freed (one actually chose to stay with Nancy as her assistant) while the spy was shot. It is true that although the men had no problem with rape, somehow shooting a woman was a step too far and at first they refused. Nancy then grabbed a pistol and threatened to do the job herself until they complied. Nancy actually gave the woman a dress to wear, but just before she was executed the spy tore off the dress and gave the Nazi salute, screaming ‘Heil!’ She was shot as Nancy ate breakfast and watched. She would later note that the sight didn’t even put her off her meal.

emerald-avenger:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.

Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)

I’m going to keep talking about this until you all buy her god damn biography. Because I don’t think you guys understand.

She was NUMBER ONE on the Gestapo’s most wanted list during the war.  There was a 5 MILLION FRANC prize on her head.

They called her the White Mouse because of her skill for escaping certain death. 

She was parachuting into a camp once and got tangled in a tree. A French soldier saw her flailing around and said, “I hope that all the trees in France bear such beautiful fruit this year.” She answered only, “Don’t give me that French shit.”

She would smuggle messages, food, and supplies in a supply truck and when she passed German posts she’d wink at the soldiers and say, “Do you want to search me?” They never did.

She found out at one point that her men had been hiding a female German spy, protecting her. The rule was to kill them, but the men didn’t have the heart. But Nancy Wake did. And she never regretted it.

When she killed a man with her bare hands, it was an SS sentry who’d spotted her and she killed him to prevent him from raising the alarm during the raid. She would later say of it, “They’d taught us this judo-chop stuff with the flat of the hand at SOE, and I practiced away at it. But this was the only time I used it - whack - and it killed him all right. I was really surprised.”

She died in 2011, 3 weeks before her 99th birthday.

If you don’t think Nancy Wake deserves a movie and a TV show and all the damn recognition in the world, you’re wrong. 

Just a note - the German spy they were holding wasn’t been hidden or protected. She was one of three women, the other two being French, who had been captured and held as sex slaves. Under Wake’s orders the other two women were freed (one actually chose to stay with Nancy as her assistant) while the spy was shot. It is true that although the men had no problem with rape, somehow shooting a woman was a step too far and at first they refused. Nancy then grabbed a pistol and threatened to do the job herself until they complied. Nancy actually gave the woman a dress to wear, but just before she was executed the spy tore off the dress and gave the Nazi salute, screaming ‘Heil!’ She was shot as Nancy ate breakfast and watched. She would later note that the sight didn’t even put her off her meal.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

(Source: ithelpstodream)

Friday, September 12, 2014

ultrafacts:

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
My brothers and sisters and my mother (have) no alternative only to put up with the brutal and cowardly conduct of a parcel of
big
ugly
fat-necked
wombat headed
big bellied
magpie legged
narrow hipped
splaw-footed
sons of Irish Bailiffs
or english landlords
which is better known as Officers of Justice or Victorian Police who some calls honest gentlemen, but I would like to know what business an honest man would have in the Police.

Ned Kelly, The Jerilderie Letter, 1879

Otherwise known as the best list of insults ever thrown about, an interesting side track in an 8000 word long letter of complaint about the treatment he and others had suffered at the hands of the police.