30 8 / 2014

the-more-u-know:

mishasminions:

tunte:

tom-aiac:

This is true art right here.

Humans are great

#PHOTOGRAPHY

These rock

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30 8 / 2014

zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

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30 8 / 2014

deadlykillerqueen:

Be sure to read this from bottom to top because this is one of the most sensible things I’ve heard that came out of this gamer situation lately.

deadlykillerqueen:

Be sure to read this from bottom to top because this is one of the most sensible things I’ve heard that came out of this gamer situation lately.

30 8 / 2014

koishe:

classy-dick:

do you have a friend who’s usually a sweetheart but when they’re angry they’re the creepiest and the most cruel motherfucker you ever saw in your whole life

i am that friend

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30 8 / 2014

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Baron Vaughn (x)

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30 8 / 2014

hanawolhf:

Two Magpies
- Originally drawn for the Light, Ink, Death exhibition over at ATAK Gallery earlier this month.

hanawolhf:

Two Magpies

- Originally drawn for the Light, Ink, Death exhibition over at ATAK Gallery earlier this month.

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30 8 / 2014

tramampoline:

cupcakesflying:

ships with height differences <333

image

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30 8 / 2014

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30 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

adhara-saginuma:

We don’t need to be careful… We just need to be huge.
What we need it’s Sugilite.
Amethyst, fuse with me.

(via queenaltaria)

30 8 / 2014

faitherinhicks:

leseanthomas:

OMFG. THIS. SHOW.

weirdly relevant to the question I answered yesterday.

Just repeat to yourself “This isn’t the Olympics, it’s an industry” and go make those comics!!!!!!!!!

(via cookingpeach)

30 8 / 2014

scavenging-otter:

how can you not like bowser, like, really. bowser is great

scavenging-otter:

how can you not like bowser, like, really. bowser is great

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30 8 / 2014

krakenqueen:

dreamingofsomewherefaraway:

poetrymafia:

prokopetz:

dynastylnoire:

chellzisyeezus:

omomnom:

Toasted Marshmallow Chocolate Mousse

My legs got a little weak

Listen, I keep telling y’all to tag your freaking porn

It offends me to my soul when folks post stuff like this and don’t include the recipe.

And here it is

Thank you. Thank you.


OH GOD THE HUMANITY

krakenqueen:

dreamingofsomewherefaraway:

poetrymafia:

prokopetz:

dynastylnoire:

chellzisyeezus:

omomnom:

Toasted Marshmallow Chocolate Mousse

My legs got a little weak

Listen, I keep telling y’all to tag your freaking porn

It offends me to my soul when folks post stuff like this and don’t include the recipe.

And here it is

Thank you. Thank you.

OH GOD THE HUMANITY

30 8 / 2014

chibird:

I think it’s harder to be nice and accepting of yourself than it is to be to others.

chibird:

I think it’s harder to be nice and accepting of yourself than it is to be to others.

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30 8 / 2014

vivzie-pop:

moonkistprincess:

Die Young WIP 2 
by vivzie-pop
Unintroduced character from her webcomic Zoophobia, which I adore.

Please do not remove credits!

woah this is rad 8O

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