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August 14 2017







Just so everyone knows Mike Pence’s website has been hacked and its wonderful 

someone PLEASE archive this



Is this the real life?   

Is this just fantasy?

the entire thing is amazing, blessings on whoever hacked it

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Edward Gorey - “A Dull Afternoon”

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August 13 2017

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Giant fish sculpture made from discarded plastic bottles in Rio

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wicked; evil or morally bad in principle or practice; sinful; iniquitous.

Etymology: Latin nefastus, from nefas - crime, wrong.

[Julie Dillon]

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🍂follow for more soft primitivism 🍂

I was trained to flint knap in grad school, believe it or not, and my kids know this because I have old shit I’ve made lying around the house - a little obsidian knife, a pecked stone bowl, an adze blade, whatever.

Once, when my daughter was maybe six years old, she dug up a hunk of chert from out back the yard, handed it to me, and demanded I make a blade then and there. I was mainly really pleased because, even though she got annoyed with me when I couldn’t just produce a fuckin Folsom point for her on a whim, she knew a silcated mineral was the best choice for it? That was pretty amazing.

Anyway, I think she’s one of them 6000 BC kids.

Only TRUE 6000 BC kids will know the pain of being a kid, watching the guy at the Stone Age Fair smack out spear points, decide you’re going to do it, going to your sister’s house, attacking a hunk of obsidian you had for some reason and actually making a half decent point BUT doing it over this random shag rug for some reason that nobody liked and getting little flakes of obsidian in the rug and then forgetting about this later and KNEELING on said rug and then having to pick razor sharp paper thin slices of obsidian out of your small child knees.



Guys, I’m losing my shit. So, observe the humble tomato.

The scientific name for tomatoes is Lycopersicon esculentum, which apparently translates to “edible wolf peach

Why? Apparently there was an old superstition that members of the nightshade  (which includes tomatoes) were used by witches to summon werewolves.

You heard me. Suddenly that spaghetti sauce doesn’t seem so innocent.

Tomato sauce with roasted garlic. The ultimate culinary move in the Werewolf vs. Vampire war.

Weird Historical Poisons Nerd here.

Let’s go back to the Middle Ages. Medicine was almost entirely plant based. There are a wide variety of plants that are extremely poisonous but if used in the right way, can also save your life. People who knew how to administer the correct dosage walked a very fine line between magic and science, between being considered a witch or a healer. 

Deadly Nightshade AKA Atropa Belladonna is a very deadly plant. But if you’ve gone to the eye doctor and had your eyes dilated? That’s atropine, which comes from Belladonna. Likewise, if you’ve ever had an asthma breathing treatment from a ventilator that left you feeling kind of shaky - Atropine. Belladonna is a painkiller, it’s useful for the GI tract, it can be an antidote to other poisons and it’s even used to treat Parkinson’s Disease, among a bunch of other stuff.

It also can make you hallucinate like crazy. So these witches/wise women (and men as well) knew the properties of this insane plant as well as things like mandrake, henbane, and hemlock, all of which are, again, deadly but useful.

There was also a big problem at the time with werewolves. I won’t get into all the hows and whys, but there were genuinely people who thought they were wolves who attacked and ate people. There were also people who truly believed they had seen humans mutate into wolves or vice versa. So it was a generally established fact that werewolves were 100% real and running around the countryside. The people who were caught as ‘werewolves’ almost always said that they were given a paste or ‘ointment’ by the Devil himself which when they rubbed it on themselves, they were able to become a wolf.

Which came first is impossible to say, but with this environment in mind, witches made themselves a Flying Ointment (which you can still buy online, btw), which was a hallucinogenic compound that contained, most notably, a lot of Nightshade. Some of them may have rubbed it on their skin, but at least some of them were said to have put the ointment on wooden dildos and inserted them.

In any event, they proceeded to trip balls and believed themselves to be wolves, running around the forests at night.  Whether this is partly responsible for the werewolf attacks will never be known but people in the countryside learned pretty quick that these witches used this deadly berry to turn into wolves and you should probably respect the crap out of them and their medicine.

Which totally makes sense, because if I was a poor but very intelligent woman living in a world full of horrible diseases where no one respected my talents, I’d also want to get really high and run around as a wolf while simultaneously making people actually pay attention to my medical knowledge.

So how do tomatoes figure in? Well tomatoes used to be toxic. The toxicity of plants depends on things like weather and soil, but it also can change as plants interbreed. Remember that fruits and berries weren’t huge and colorful like they are now. They used to be a lot smaller, tougher, less disease resistant. We bred all those things in. So the tomato at the time was just another small, strange berry that looked a lot like Nightshade that could also kill you. Eventually, tomatoes lost their poison, either through selective breeding or just through natural evolution and gained the label of ‘edible’.

Back then, though, people weren’t taking any chances. “You see that? That’s a wolf peach. If you eat it, you’ll turn into a wolf.”

And that’s the story of how people were so scared of hallucinating witches that we still call tomatoes ‘werewolf fruit’.

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b just wear the seatbelt


I gotta naysay here. Seatbelts do a LOT of harm. Not everyone can wear one  and not everyone wants to risk it. Just among my own friends and people I know in general; 4 females had a breast cut completely or partially off due to a seat belt. 6 people had their throats cut, to an obviously non-lethal degree. 2 had their stomach’s cut open to a horrifying degree that I won’t elaborate on.

Not even counting the uncomfortably awkward belt locations for particularly large, small, fat, skinny people. Females with large breasts get the joy of holding the belt in place or adjusting it every couple seconds.

They’re awkward, uncomfortable, painful, and can often cause the injuries in an accident. Sometimes it’s just better to forgo the belt.

Those injuries caused by seat belts more than very likely would have been deadly had they not been wearing them. To have enough force to cut skin or cut off a breast in an accident is far more than enough to cause someone to go flying through the windshield of a car, to slam them into the steering column, or through a window resulting in deadly injuries or causing an even bigger accident for other drivers now that your body is in the road along with your crashed car. Are you really going to risk being a smear of ground meat on the pavement because your seat belt was a little uncomfortable or it might cut you? Then I got good news for you, there’s a wide variety of devices made specifically to make seat belts more comfortable and reduce that risk.

These make it so that your seat belt won’t cut your neck, a simple sleeve of padded fabric that velcros around it, meaning you can put it anywhere on the belt. 

This one does something similar, by readjusting the positioning of the seat belt to move it farther away from your neck and hey, helps a bit with having boobs in the way.

They even make ones for children too.

Boobs still in the way? While it’s pretty silly looking, this helps keep the seat belt in place so you don’t have to keep adjusting it.

And if you’re overweight, they make seat belt extenders so you can still be safe. 

But maybe you’re still unsure, then listen to the CDC and all of their sources. 

“More than half of the people killed in car crashes were not restrained at the time of the crash.1 Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash.Seat belt use is on the rise. Laws, education, and technology have increased seat belt use from 11% in 19812 to nearly 85% in 20103, saving hundreds of thousands of lives. “

“Most drivers and passengers killed in crashes are unrestrained. 53% of drivers and passengers killed in car crashes in 2009 were not wearing restraints.1Seat belts dramatically reduce risk of death and serious injury. Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%.4Seat belts prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected during a crash. People not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash. More than 3 out of 4 people who are ejected during a fatal crash die from their injuries.5Seat belts save thousands of lives each year, and increasing use would save thousands more. Seat belts saved almost 13,000 lives in 2009. If all drivers and passengers had worn seat belts that year, almost 4,000 more people would be alive today”

Or this one

“ The number of those who escaped injury [by wearing a seat belt] increased by 40% and those with mild and moderate injuries decreased by 35% after seatbelt legislation. There was a significant reduction in soft tissue injuries to the head. Only whiplash injuries to the neck showed a significant increase.”

Or this

“ Fifty-five percent of those killed in passenger vehicle occupant crashes in 2008 were not wearing a seat belt…”

“Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of fatal injury by almost 50%. For children, the risk of fatal injury is reduced by 71% with the use of child safety seats.“

“Of those thrown completely out of a vehicle in a car crash, 75% died. Only one percent of people totally ejected from their cars had on a seat belt during the crash. Over 30% were not wearing seat belts.“

Conclusion? Wear your fucking seat belt. Tell your kids to wear their fucking seat belt. Tell your friends and family to wear their fucking seat belts. Time and time again it’s been proven that you are significantly more likely to survive a crash if you’re wearing one. Most people think they’re uncomfortable, but when you’re in a crash it can save your life. I’d rather be mildly injured than dead.

Wear your seat belt.

2017 and people are still trying to spread the myth that you don’t need to wear a seatbelt.

Okay, I have to call BS here. You knew 12 people, just in your own personal circle, that were in car crashes and were badly injured by seatbelts? FOUR women that you personally know who had their breasts at least partially ripped off? That’s stretching credibility. I know of one friend of a friend who had her head taken off by a seatbelt and that was because it was one of those automatic ones and she didn’t have the lapbelt fastened. 

I know a number of people who were in crashes who wore their seatbelts and walked away just fine. Just last week, a guy I know from a local band rolled his truck into a ditch. Seatbelt. Not even bruised.

I was in a van that rolled three times and landed upside down. My mom, who has major back and neck issues (and also large breasts) was fine. My nephew, who was driving, needed a few stitches in his knuckles where his hand hit the windshield and I had a slight tear in my esophagus (where I’d already had an ulcer) from hanging upside down from the seatbelt.

So, yes, a seatbelt gave me a minor injury that healed up really quickly. But they told us that my nephew would have gone through the windshield without the seatbelt and judging by all the random crap flying around in the car as we rolled, I can only imagine what would have happened if I’d been bouncing around like something in a tin can.

I don’t know what you’re hoping to gain by your trumped up fear mongering but seatbelts save lives every day. 


Hey Age of Sail Tumblr,

Does anyone have a good resource for ship dimensions for misc. tall ships? I’m looking for fairly granular things like spar lengths and, ideally, the height/position of yards on the masts, as well as the usual LOD, beam, tonnage, etc. I’d be grateful for any suggestions you all can think of!

Research-Obsessed-Age-of-Sail-ling here.

All of my reference links are on my old computer (which is hopefully getting fixed soon)


I would advise you to check out model ship building books/websites/etc. Not having dimensions and references was really frustrating for me but I stumbled upon some historic ship building references and they were really useful. Building a good historic ship model obviously requires not only appropriate conversion (1 ft = 1 in or whatever) which should tell you those dimensions, but also properly sourced historic data, so a good model ship plan should have what you need.

I do have this source. Only a few pages are available to preview on Google books, but in those pages, it discusses things like the appropriate knots for tying anchors, types of capstans used at different times and the dimensions of ship’s boats, boathooks and oars.

With some digging, you should be able to find even more detailed info specific to what you need. Kindly let me know if you do, I’ve had too much going on to research it myself. Hope it helps.


There’s also this source here which gives dimensions.

August 02 2017

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Sasha Pivovarova in “Call of the Wild” for Vogue (September 2014)

August 01 2017

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by sterility (I can’t find the actual post)

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1:12 Scale Half A Pig Hanging On Butcher Hook Dollhouse Miniature

I don’t know who would need this but it’s creepy and cool

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Silver and black pumice ring. Made to resemble bone marrow.

July 31 2017

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