humansofnewyork:

“We were a two career family. I was a nuclear engineer. I designed shields for the fuel reactors on the first nuclear submarines. He was a carpenter.”

humansofnewyork:

“We were a two career family. I was a nuclear engineer. I designed shields for the fuel reactors on the first nuclear submarines. He was a carpenter.”

mashedpotatoturtle:

enjolrastopheles:

greencarnations:

dannyrandy:

"twisting classical characters like dorian gray into a homosexual"
i’m fucking crying

TWISTING CLASSICAL CHARACTERS LIKE DORIAN GRAY INTO A HOMOSEXUAL

Son, you might want to be sitting down for this one.

Dorian Gray was so gay the book was literally used as evidence in the author’s trial for sodomy. 

mashedpotatoturtle:

enjolrastopheles:

greencarnations:

dannyrandy:

"twisting classical characters like dorian gray into a homosexual"

i’m fucking crying

TWISTING CLASSICAL CHARACTERS LIKE DORIAN GRAY INTO A HOMOSEXUAL

Son, you might want to be sitting down for this one.

Dorian Gray was so gay the book was literally used as evidence in the author’s trial for sodomy. 

dolorimeter:

woody allen, the irredeemable creep whose obvious misogyny was misinterpreted as creative genius by the college-boy mentality. 

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totallynotliamyoucantproveit a dit: What REALLY caused the down fall of Rome?

ladyhistory:

Rome fell down some stairs and couldn’t call Life Alert.

(Source : iraffiruse)

“They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.”
"Running Orders" by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha (via theremina)

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policymic:

Tracking US drone strikes? Now there’s an app for that

Last week, New York-based web developer Josh Begley answered that question with the launch of “MetaData+,” an iPhone app that sends an alert to your phone every time the United States conducts a drone strike.

He created the app in 2012 under the original name Drones+, but Apple rejected the app five times, taking nearly two years for the app to be available to the public.

The App Review Board claimed that Begley’s app was “not useful or entertaining enough” and something that “many audiences would find objectionable.”

Begley even spoke with a representative from Apple on the phone, who said that if the app was about drones, it just wasn’t going to be approved. Finally, after he removed the word “drone” from both the name and the description, the app was accepted.

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ntlive:

NEW BROADCAST NEWS:We are thrilled to announce that on 16 SEPTEMBER 2014, we will bring the fastest-selling production in the history of London’s Young Vic Theatre, their new production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella - live to cinemas around the world. Venues on sale soon. 
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ntlive:

NEW BROADCAST NEWS:

We are thrilled to announce that on 16 SEPTEMBER 2014, we will bring the fastest-selling production in the history of London’s Young Vic Theatre, their new production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella - live to cinemas around the world. 

Venues on sale soon.

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