April202014

marielikestodraw:

febricant:

plinys:

* mcu with 900% more ladies: Katheryn Winnick as Thora  and Katie Mcgarth as Loki in Thora

Whosoever holds this hammer, if she be worthy, shall possess the power of Thora!

Happy Thanksgiving to ME

OMG this is fantastic, yes

(Source: ladyshireens, via themarysue)

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fallontonight:

In honor of Easter, here’s an audio recording of Jimmy singing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” when he was a baby. According to his sister Gloria: 

Since home movies were silent when me and Jimmy were little, our parents used to record audio tapes of us singing songs, reciting commercials and doing the occasional James Cagney impression.

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fashiontipsfromcomicstrips:

Ant Lucia Gives the Women of DC Comics a Retro Makeover for ‘Bombshells’ Prints

By Betty Felon

Tapping into the popular DC Bombshells statues line from DC Collectibles, QMx has released a set of prints of Ant Lucia’s conceptual artwork featuring DC’s favorite heroines and villainesses in the style of mid-century pin-ups. Lucia channels Alberto Vargas’ trademark pin-up style while capturing the strength and beauty of the likes of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, et al; and the result is a fun, sexy, and chic makeover of DC’s finest. This artwork will be also used for DC Bombshell-themed variant covers for DC’s current series in June 2014.

Ever since the release of the DC Bombshells Supergirl statue last year, Lucia’s redesigns have been a hit with collectors and cosplayers alike, with the line of statues quickly expanding and with fans emulating these stylishly retro makeovers of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and more.

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April192014
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atlasobscura:

Fordlândia - Aviero, Brazil

During the 1920s Henry Ford was benefiting from a major boom in the automobile industry. His company was selling thousands upon thousands of cars and needed massive amounts of rubber to make tires. Unfortunately, rubber manufacturers in East Asia were running a virtual monopoly that drove up the price of raw materials. Ford’s idea: Create the world’s largest rubber plantation in the middle of the Amazon forest, which after all is the native habitat of rubber trees. He bought over six million acres and named his Americanized colony Fordlândia. Ford went so far as to build a modern hospital, a power plant, a library, a golf course, a hotel, and thousands of little white clapboard houses for the employees to live in. Eventually, as the community grew, other businesses such as bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants, and shoemakers were established.

Ford employees from America were relocated to this little piece of America along the Amazon River where they - along with the native Brazilian workers who moved into the settlement to work at the factory - were forced to live the mandatory “healthy lifestyle.” This included attending poetry readings, square dances, and English-language-only sing-alongs, and abstaining from alcohol, which was prohibited in Fordlândia.

Unfortunately Fordlândia proved to be wildly unsuccessful. The rubber saplings that Ford had planted (without the help of a botanist) were barely growing, and those that did grow were soon hit by a leaf blight, which ruined the remaining trees. By the end of the 1920s malaria became a serious problem. In December 1930 agitated workers rioted, breaking windows and overturning vehicles in the road. After the riots, which lasted less than three days, work continued, but there was almost no product to show for the millions of dollars Ford had poured into the jungle.

For the full history of Fordlândia, keep reading on Atlas Obscura…

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diamond-dcgs:

*dr who theme*

(Source: brynnasaurus, via becauseyouaremyfriend)

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bagogems:

And for a moment I think that the best character Marvel created after KidLoki is THORI….

Journey Into Mystery (issue 632)

(via journey-into-mystery)

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ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.
Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.
She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.
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ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.

Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.

She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.

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(via descentintotyranny)

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