As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.

But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.

London and Its Dead

i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add

like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?

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20 August 2014 @ 4am | 3,551 notes
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Lea Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Kristen Stewart, Lupita Nyong’o and Mia Wasikowska - 2014 Cannes Portraits photographed by Benoit Peverelli 

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20 August 2014 @ 3am | 13,831 notes
tags: lawwwwwwlllllllllllll ladies

coolthingsswd:

Ode to Apollo 11 and the joy of discovery

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20 August 2014 @ 1am | 17,254 notes
tags: space is awesome ;__________________________;

cannedviennasausage:

mollystormjackson:

I will always and forever be fascinated by customer’s weird gender hangups. 

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19 August 2014 @ 10pm | 57,854 notes
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You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.

My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)

Your mom isn’t wrong. That’s why it’s so important to keep the signal going. Too many are silenced with lies and fear and if they cannot speak then we have to do it for them.

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19 August 2014 @ 10pm | 42,321 notes
tags: ferguson buy a fucking newspaper listen to the journos on the ground listen to the people in the community don't trust the media DON'T TRUST THE TOWN THAT HIRED A PR TEAM

womenshockeyhistory:

Cammi Granato once lined up in a faceoff across from a boy who asked if she wanted to go out with him.  She won the faceoff and skated away.

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19 August 2014 @ 9pm | 68 notes
tags: everything I aspire to be girls do it better

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19 August 2014 @ 7pm | 3,809 notes
tags: about me

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Eddie Vedder | You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (cover)

here i stand, head in hand
turn my face to the wall

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19 August 2014 @ 6pm | 28 notes
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Off the top of my head, I’d say you’re looking at a Boeski, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever.

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19 August 2014 @ 5pm | 2,306 notes
tags: movie of my heart