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brispeak:

acadia:

The Eddie Izzard Doctrine

Perfectly worded.

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omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.
There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.
Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.

omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.

There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.

Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.

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andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels:

jazzfort:

i shouldn’t have laughed as much as i did

nyoom

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fripperiesandfobs:

Lanvin dress ca. 1909

From the Modemuseum Hasselt

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koipisces:

Hello Kitty high tea at SET Genki-Tei! <(=^ェ^=)>

The taste was as good as how cute it looked!

(Char)

:D

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tamorapierce:

claudiaboleyn:

lifeofawannabehobbit:

OK. So Children’s Place were selling Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirts for boys… and left Gamora out of the ugly-ass t-shirt design because she’s a female character and this “shirt in particular is a boy’s shirt.”

THIS. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, PEOPLE.

(via: http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/08/guardians-of-the-galaxy-t-shirt-leaves-off-gamora/)

We all know that’s bull because the girls’ shirts are always covered in male characters. Apparently having a female character on merchandise would accidentally give young girls and women the false impression that they matter too. And we can’t have that, now, can we? 

Not in ManWorld, we can’t.  Maybe, in some future day, we’ll be 48%, or 50%, and people will realize that we are half the population, and we can have stuff, and it won’t even be pink.  And we can celebrate it!  Won’t that be a happy day?

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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