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thewanderlustlibrarian:

elysedc:

The ultimate dad joke compilation

Reblog for “Robeneros”



usnatarchives:

We had a great time at #ArchivesSleepover on Saturday. Our guests came from states up and down the East Coast as well from the DC area.

The theme was “History, Heroes, and Treasure” and our archival explorers met an underwater archeologist from the National Park Service who is exploring the shipwreck of the “America” as well as representatives from the Navy History and Heritage Center.

They learned about mapping underwater shipwrecks and tried on tools used by underwater archeologists, as well as artifacts found in shipwrecks. They even had the chance to dress up as underwater archeologists!

They also had a chance to question famous explorers Meriwether Lewis and Matthew Henson as well as an archeologist during “Archives Reports.”

After a good night’s sleep on the marble floor of the Rotunda, they woke up to pancakes flipped and served by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and hot chocolate served by American Heritage Chocolate.

Want to join the fun? Sign up here to be the first to hear about the next #ArchivesSleepover: http://www.archivesfoundation.org/sleepover/



by-grace-of-god:

"For the next great heresy in going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back … The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan.” - G. K. Chesterton, 1926

by-grace-of-god:

"For the next great heresy in going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back … The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan.” - G. K. Chesterton, 1926



successfully answering ipl2 questions:





funnybrunette:

do you just ever get so mad that you mentally insult every single thing that people do around you

like 

"hey i finished this question" good for you little fucking brat like wow didnt anyone teach you not to boast





http://sashayed.tumblr.com/post/100515036235/there-are-two-very-unrealistic-things-about 

sashayed:

there are two very unrealistic things about captain america: the winter soldier and here’s what they are

  • two men go jogging around the mall at dawn, their first conversation afterwards contains NO mention of the almost-solid pillar clouds of gnats that line their route. please. steve would have…





For she is a fair maiden, fairest lady of a house of queens. And yet I know not how I should speak of her. When I first looked on her and perceived her unhappiness, it seemed to me that I saw a white flower standing straight and proud, shapely as a lily, and yet knew that it was hard, as if wrought by elf-wrights out of steel. Or was it, maybe, a frost that had turned its sap to ice, and so it stood, bitter-sweet, still fair to see, but stricken, soon to fall and die?





Follow up to [X]





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But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

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wordsandturds:

i was looking for free furniture but maybe thats not what i was meant to find

wordsandturds:

i was looking for free furniture but maybe thats not what i was meant to find





vamellope:

the general public is a truly amazing category of human beings





eosdeltramonto:

rcmclachlan:

jaclcfrost:

allow me to introduce you to some things made by zuhair murad

aka

the guy who showed me it was indeed possible to fall in love with dresses

My supervillain wardrobe.

That’s a real ispiration for my characters, oh yeah!

…No, they aren’t all bad! Not too much…





goandannouce:

Cardinal Burke Offering The Traditional Latin Mass

Finally Cardinal Burke And Other Brave Bishops Who Stood Up To Pope At Synod

by Father Peter Carota

Here is what Cardinal Burke said about his demotion: “I very much have enjoyed and have been happy to give this service, so it is a disappointment to leave it.  On the other hand, in the church as priests, we always have to be ready to accept whatever assignment we’re given. And so I trust, by accepting this assignment, I trust that God will bless me, and that’s what’s in the end most important.”

Our prayers must be for those orthodox cardinals and bishops to stick together and to stop the purging of them by the current administration under the support of the pope.  But, as we see in the case of Cardinal Burke, he is out.  What can be done, nothing.  But the power of God is still operative and we may be in for some surprises.

As a liberal Catholic, before my conversion, I was privy to much of the manipulation behind the scenes in dioceses to get rid of or silence orthodox priests and religious.  I have seen it first hand ever since.  The progressives do have almost all the power at every level in the Catholic Church (parishes, dioceses and bishops conferences).

They have their power here and now, in this world for this short time.  They have things their way for now.  But after death God has His way.  There is no manipulation of God.

 the article:






tags: #120 days #oof




"

Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:

☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm

☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again

☐ A dog looked at me

☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance

☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven

☐ Daylight savings time

☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?

☐ Girls are too pretty

☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted

☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen

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