Gwendoline Christie and Rory McCann at SDCC 2014 x

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Scrap Metal Sculpture by Tom Samui
Photo by Herzrhythmus Beschleuniger

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Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

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The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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Construction of King Ludwig II Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, Germany. Construction was from 1869 - 1880.

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Construction of King Ludwig II Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, Germany. Construction was from 1869 - 1880.

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30 East Adams, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Stephanie Barto

Oh, wow! I think there’s a line leading to each elevator. I want in! 

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30 East Adams 

The original owner of this building was Potter Palmer, who had it constructed in the 1920’s. In 1938 the Bennett Brothers rented space in the building, and in 1968 they purchased it. Very interesting building…a mix of early art deco style with Mid-Century Modern. I think the lobby probably still looks very much the same as it did when the Bennett Brothers purchased it and opened their showroom there circa 1972…

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Starring: Ford Mustang Mach 1
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carpr0n:

Starring: Ford Mustang Mach 1
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The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

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Machine Embroidered Jacket, ca. 1890s

Owned by Jessie Mason Webb

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Fact: Bisexuals have built in camouflage, allowing them to blend in with gays, straights and herds of antelope. 

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aeon-fux:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

lmao what is it even trying to get at like of course he never tweeted a sonnet, computers didn’t exist?? This is so weird

Moses didn’t tweet the ten commandments either but I’m fairly certain that’s because javascript isn’t supported on stone tablets.


My college Shakespeare professor believed the bard would have loved modern technology and have a career as a blockbuster movie director.

puffinmuffin:

aeon-fux:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)

Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

lmao what is it even trying to get at like of course he never tweeted a sonnet, computers didn’t exist?? This is so weird

Moses didn’t tweet the ten commandments either but I’m fairly certain that’s because javascript isn’t supported on stone tablets.

My college Shakespeare professor believed the bard would have loved modern technology and have a career as a blockbuster movie director.

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