The Chronicles of Amber
red-lipstick:

Allen Williams - Tree of Tales, 2012     Drawings: Graphite on Paper

red-lipstick:

Allen Williams - Tree of Tales, 2012     Drawings: Graphite on Paper

thecarnalscientist-jt:

bryantrod:

brook:

halcy:

uh oh [x]

it’s time

THEEEEEEEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE

IM THE KING OF THE RUMBA BEAT

WHEN I PLAY THE MARACAS I GO

CHIC CHICKY BOOM CHIC CHICKY BOOM

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catsofjuly:

This society which eliminates geographical distance reproduces distance internally as spectacular separation.
oil on canvas, 12”x12”
[title from Guy DeBord’s Society of the Spectacle]

catsofjuly:

This society which eliminates geographical distance reproduces distance internally as spectacular separation.

oil on canvas, 12”x12”

[title from Guy DeBord’s Society of the Spectacle]

The Greatest Speech Ever Made - Charlie Chaplin

The text of this anti-Nazi, anti-fascist, anti-totalitarian speech is here:  The Great Dictator’s Speech.

Brief but insightful commentary here, longer and just as interesting commentary here.

From the last link:

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[I]t applies to nearly all world leaders today and it should serve to awaken us to the knowledge that divided we will fall to the brutal immorality of today’s banking/government/military complex, but united, we have the power to change our futures for the better.

As he left Los Angeles, Chaplin expressed a premonition that he would not be returning.  At New York, he boarded the RMS Queen Elizabeth with his family on 18 September 1952.  The next day, Attorney General James P. McGranery revoked Chaplin’s re-entry permit and stated that he would have to submit to an interview concerning his political views and moral behaviour in order to re-enter the US. US Congressman John E. Rankin of Mississippi told the House in June 1947:

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‘[Chaplin] has refused to become an American citizen.  His very life in Hollywood is detrimental to the moral fabric of America.  [If he is deported] … his loathsome pictures can be kept from before the eyes of the American youth.  He should be deported and gotten rid of at once.’

What is remarkable about the above is that Chaplin’s speech about fascism in The Great Dictator nearly 75 years ago is as relevant today, if not more relevant, as it was back then.

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travisbierwagen:

STAR WARS + SCOOBY DOO = EPIC LUNCHBOX! (by Phil Postma)

travisbierwagen:

STAR WARS + SCOOBY DOO = EPIC LUNCHBOX! (by Phil Postma)

space-pics:

My view of STS-135 - the final shuttle missionhttp://space-pics.tumblr.com/

space-pics:

My view of STS-135 - the final shuttle mission
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

libutron:

zooophagous:

libutron:

Glowing mushrooms - Mycena lux-coeli 
Like fireflies, luminescent squid, and other so-called bioluminescent organisms, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms contain an enzyme known as luciferin. When luciferin is oxidized (i.e. comes in contact with oxygen), it emits energy in the form of light, which causes organisms containing it to glow.
Numerous species of Mycena form luminescent mycelium and/or fruiting bodies. No fewer than 26 species of Mycena have been reported as bioluminescent. This one in the picture is Mycena lux-coeli, native to Japan where it is found almost solely on large shi-no-ki trees (Castanopsis sieboldii, or chinkapins in English), one of the dominant climax species in the native forests of the Kii Peninsula in Japan.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Masahisa Uemura | Locality: Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (2013)

Does a glow in the dark mushroom leave a glow in the dark spore print?

Well, first of all, one of the distinctive features of the fungi in the Mycena genus is that they are characterized by a white spore print. Secondly, of the several species of Mycena reported as bioluminescent in the literature, some have luminescent mycelium and also the fruiting bodies, some only the mycelium, other only the fruiting bodies, and a few (2) only the spores.
As far as I’ve read, Mycena lux-coeli is one of those species in which only the fruiting body glows, so I suppose that its spore print, white, does not glow in the dark.
Here you can find a paper that lists all species of glowing Mycena. 

libutron:

zooophagous:

libutron:

Glowing mushrooms - Mycena lux-coeli 

Like fireflies, luminescent squid, and other so-called bioluminescent organisms, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms contain an enzyme known as luciferin. When luciferin is oxidized (i.e. comes in contact with oxygen), it emits energy in the form of light, which causes organisms containing it to glow.

Numerous species of Mycena form luminescent mycelium and/or fruiting bodies. No fewer than 26 species of Mycena have been reported as bioluminescent. This one in the picture is Mycena lux-coeli, native to Japan where it is found almost solely on large shi-no-ki trees (Castanopsis sieboldii, or chinkapins in English), one of the dominant climax species in the native forests of the Kii Peninsula in Japan.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Masahisa Uemura | Locality: Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (2013)

Does a glow in the dark mushroom leave a glow in the dark spore print?

Well, first of all, one of the distinctive features of the fungi in the Mycena genus is that they are characterized by a white spore print. Secondly, of the several species of Mycena reported as bioluminescent in the literature, some have luminescent mycelium and also the fruiting bodies, some only the mycelium, other only the fruiting bodies, and a few (2) only the spores.

As far as I’ve read, Mycena lux-coeli is one of those species in which only the fruiting body glows, so I suppose that its spore print, white, does not glow in the dark.

Here you can find a paper that lists all species of glowing Mycena

artemisdreaming:

artemisdreaming:
Above: The Weary Moon - Edward Robert Hughes

Art Thou Pale For Weariness
Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,Wandering companionlessAmong the stars that have a different birth,And ever changing, like a joyless eyeThat finds no object worth its constancy?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

artemisdreaming:

artemisdreaming:

Above: The Weary Moon - Edward Robert Hughes

Art Thou Pale For Weariness

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

boneswolf:

lulz-time:

Watch the video of this dog expressing his happiness and gratitude after being rescued

Some days my faith in humanity is restored.

Omg I am crying this is so cute!!!