Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 1998 ‘Joan’
"McQueen didn’t really have muses. He was often inspired by women throughout history—people like Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and in this case Joan of Arc. He liked women who he called “doomed women.” The finale of this particular collection involved a woman walking down the runway styled like molten ash that has solidified. And at the end of it, she had centered herself on the catwalk and a ring of fire sprung up around her. He preferred models who were not that well known, or if they were, he liked disguising their features on the runway with treatments that in a way obliterated their identities. So this particular piece is quite typical of McQueen in terms of the fact that it is covering her face. We are totally unaware of who the actual model is. He did really want the artist to focus more on the artistry of the clothes, rather than the identity of the model.” 

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 1998 ‘Joan’
"McQueen didn’t really have muses. He was often inspired by women throughout history—people like Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and in this case Joan of Arc. He liked women who he called “doomed women.” The finale of this particular collection involved a woman walking down the runway styled like molten ash that has solidified. And at the end of it, she had centered herself on the catwalk and a ring of fire sprung up around her. He preferred models who were not that well known, or if they were, he liked disguising their features on the runway with treatments that in a way obliterated their identities. So this particular piece is quite typical of McQueen in terms of the fact that it is covering her face. We are totally unaware of who the actual model is. He did really want the artist to focus more on the artistry of the clothes, rather than the identity of the model.” 

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 1998 ‘Joan’
"McQueen didn’t really have muses. He was often inspired by women throughout history—people like Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and in this case Joan of Arc. He liked women who he called “doomed women.” The finale of this particular collection involved a woman walking down the runway styled like molten ash that has solidified. And at the end of it, she had centered herself on the catwalk and a ring of fire sprung up around her. He preferred models who were not that well known, or if they were, he liked disguising their features on the runway with treatments that in a way obliterated their identities. So this particular piece is quite typical of McQueen in terms of the fact that it is covering her face. We are totally unaware of who the actual model is. He did really want the artist to focus more on the artistry of the clothes, rather than the identity of the model.” 

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 1998 ‘Joan’
"McQueen didn’t really have muses. He was often inspired by women throughout history—people like Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and in this case Joan of Arc. He liked women who he called “doomed women.” The finale of this particular collection involved a woman walking down the runway styled like molten ash that has solidified. And at the end of it, she had centered herself on the catwalk and a ring of fire sprung up around her. He preferred models who were not that well known, or if they were, he liked disguising their features on the runway with treatments that in a way obliterated their identities. So this particular piece is quite typical of McQueen in terms of the fact that it is covering her face. We are totally unaware of who the actual model is. He did really want the artist to focus more on the artistry of the clothes, rather than the identity of the model.” 

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 1998 ‘Joan’
"McQueen didn’t really have muses. He was often inspired by women throughout history—people like Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and in this case Joan of Arc. He liked women who he called “doomed women.” The finale of this particular collection involved a woman walking down the runway styled like molten ash that has solidified. And at the end of it, she had centered herself on the catwalk and a ring of fire sprung up around her. He preferred models who were not that well known, or if they were, he liked disguising their features on the runway with treatments that in a way obliterated their identities. So this particular piece is quite typical of McQueen in terms of the fact that it is covering her face. We are totally unaware of who the actual model is. He did really want the artist to focus more on the artistry of the clothes, rather than the identity of the model.” 

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 1998 ‘Joan’

"McQueen didn’t really have muses. He was often inspired by women throughout history—people like Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and in this case Joan of Arc. He liked women who he called “doomed women.” The finale of this particular collection involved a woman walking down the runway styled like molten ash that has solidified. And at the end of it, she had centered herself on the catwalk and a ring of fire sprung up around her. He preferred models who were not that well known, or if they were, he liked disguising their features on the runway with treatments that in a way obliterated their identities. So this particular piece is quite typical of McQueen in terms of the fact that it is covering her face. We are totally unaware of who the actual model is. He did really want the artist to focus more on the artistry of the clothes, rather than the identity of the model.” 

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Why didn’t they make her come back over and over again? Why didn’t they make her come back over and over again? Why didn’t they make her come back over and over again? Why didn’t they make her come back over and over again? Why didn’t they make her come back over and over again? Why didn’t they make her come back over and over again?

Why didn’t they make her come back over and over again?

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thisistheverge:

Smart trash can knows how fast you walk and which smartphone you use

UK startup Renew is taking smartphone tracking to London’s streets with the help of its Wi-Fi-enabled trash cans. Already outfitted with advertising screens, a handful of the city’s 100 Renew Pods are now equipped with new “Renew Orbs,” which use Wi-Fi to track the proximity and speed of people walking past and identify the maker of their smartphone. 

friendlytroll:

astrakiseki:

prokopetz:

mikhailvladimirovich:

bogleech:

It’s funny how science fiction universes so often treat humans as a boring, default everyman species or even the weakest and dumbest.

I want to see a sci fi universe where we’re actually considered one of the more hideous and terrifying species.

How do we know our saliva and skin oils wouldn’t be ultra-corrosive to most other sapient races? What if we actually have the strongest vocal chords and can paralyze or kill the inhabitants of other worlds just by screaming at them? What if most sentient life in the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and lives in fear of us rare “animal” races who can move so quickly and chew shit up with our teeth?

Like that old story “they’re made of meat,” only we’re scarier.

HOLY SHIT THEY EAT CAPSAICIN FOR FUN

YOU GUYS I HEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN AIRPLANE.

A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN AFTER YOU SHOOT IT

humans are a proud warrior race with a pantheon of bloody gods: Ram-Bo, Schwarzenegger, etc.

REMOVING A LIMB WILL NOT FATALLY INCAPACITATE HUMANS: ALWAYS DESTROY THE HEAD.

WARNING: HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT NIGHT BY TRACKING VIBRATIONS THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE

WARNING: HUMANS CAN REPRODUCE AT A RATE OF 1 PER SPACEYEAR. DESTROY INFESTATIONS IMMEDIATELY

THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAW MUSCLES.

HUMAN BITES CAN BE FATALLY INFECTIOUS EVEN TO OTHER HUMANS

WARNING: HUMANS CAN AND WILL USE IMPROVISED WEAPONS. SEE CLASSIFIED DATA LABELED J. CHAN.

HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM ALMOST EVERY ORIFICE ON THEIR BODY. DO NOT INHALE

OH GOD THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR HANDLES OH GOD OH GOD

More seriously, humans do have a number of advantages even among Terrestrial life. Our endurance, shock resistance, and ability to recover from injury is absurdly high compared to almost any other animal. We often use the phrase “healthy as a horse” to connote heartiness - but compared to a human, a horse is as fragile as spun glass. There’s mounting evidence that our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by following it at a walking pace, without sleep or rest, until it died of exhaustion; it’s called pursuit predation. Basically, we’re the Terminator.

(The only other animal that can sort of keep up with us? Dogs. That’s why we use them for hunting. And even then, it’s only “sort of”.)

Now extrapolate that to a galaxy in which most sapient life did not evolve from hyper-specialised pursuit predators:

  • Our strength and speed is nothing to write home about, but we don’t need to overpower or outrun you. We just need to outlast you - and by any other species’ standards, we just plain don’t get tired.
  • Where a simple broken leg will cause most species to go into shock and die, we can recover from virtually any injury that’s not immediately fatal. Even traumatic dismemberment isn’t necessarily a career-ending injury for a human.
  • We heal from injuries with extreme rapidity, recovering in weeks from wounds that would take others months or years to heal. The results aren’t pretty - humans have hyperactive scar tissue, among our other survival-oriented traits - but they’re highly functional.
  • Speaking of scarring, look at our medical science. We developed surgery centuries before developing even the most rudimentary anesthetics or life support. In extermis, humans have been known to perform surgery on themselves - and survive. Thanks to our extreme heartiness, we regard as routine medical procedures what most other species would regard as inventive forms of murder. We even perform radical surgery on ourselves for purely cosmetic reasons.

In essence, we’d be Space Orcs.

I do hope you realize I’m going to be picking up this stuff and running with it right? 

Our jaws have too many TEETH in them, so we developed a way to WELD METAL TO OUR TEETH and FORCE THE BONES IN OUR JAW to restructure over the course of years to fit them back into shape, and then we continue to wear metal in out mouths to keep them in place. 

We formed cohabitative relationships with tiny mammals and insects we keep at bay from bothering us by death, often using little analouge traps. 

And by god, we will eat anything. 

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castiel-is-a-bluebird:

watchtheskytonight:

robotunicorncastiel:

theironangel:

destielforcanon:

theironangel:

andyourheartgoespop:

theperksofbeingawallbagel:

theironangel:

“Shit Cas does when not with the Winchesters” 
Cas: theironangel
Gifs made by: withthishammeri

I thought this was really from the show

And then he wades fully clothed into the ocean and stands up to his waist in the water, suit sopping wet. Angels need days off too!



holy fuck cas stop


No.

Cosplaying: you’re doing it right.

THIS IS LITERALLY THE CUTEST THING EVER AND IT GETS AN AUTOMATIC REBLOG EVERY TIME

THIS FANDOM
castiel-is-a-bluebird:

watchtheskytonight:

robotunicorncastiel:

theironangel:

destielforcanon:

theironangel:

andyourheartgoespop:

theperksofbeingawallbagel:

theironangel:

“Shit Cas does when not with the Winchesters” 
Cas: theironangel
Gifs made by: withthishammeri

I thought this was really from the show

And then he wades fully clothed into the ocean and stands up to his waist in the water, suit sopping wet. Angels need days off too!



holy fuck cas stop


No.

Cosplaying: you’re doing it right.

THIS IS LITERALLY THE CUTEST THING EVER AND IT GETS AN AUTOMATIC REBLOG EVERY TIME

THIS FANDOM

castiel-is-a-bluebird:

watchtheskytonight:

robotunicorncastiel:

theironangel:

destielforcanon:

theironangel:

andyourheartgoespop:

theperksofbeingawallbagel:

theironangel:

“Shit Cas does when not with the Winchesters” 

Cas: theironangel

Gifs made by: withthishammeri

I thought this was really from the show

And then he wades fully clothed into the ocean and stands up to his waist in the water, suit sopping wet. Angels need days off too!

image

holy fuck cas stop

image

No.

Cosplaying: you’re doing it right.

THIS IS LITERALLY THE CUTEST THING EVER AND IT GETS AN AUTOMATIC REBLOG EVERY TIME

THIS FANDOM

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TEDDY BOYS AND GIRLS WERE WHITE SUPREMACISTS

treelet:

And because I feel like the previous post doesn’t say it loud enough.

TW: Racist violence.

"From the early 1950s, young White working-class ‘Teddy Boys’ began to turn hostile towards the growing numbers of Black families in the area. Right-wing groups exploited the situation. Fascist groups such as the Union for British Freedom set up branches in the district. Sir Oswald Mosely, founder of the pre-war British Union of Fascists, held street-corner meetings in west London and further afield. Leaflets and wall slogans urged ‘Keep Britain White’.

During the summer of 1958, gangs of Teddy Boys became increasingly open about their aggressive intentions toward anyone who was Black. Youths smashed Caribbean cafs. Individuals were harassed. On the morning of 24 August, nine White youths assaulted five Black men in separate incidents in Shepherd’s Bush and Notting Hill, seriously injuring three of them.

http://www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk/notting-hill-riots-1958

This is why those “girl gang” posts predominantly highlighted and praised by white women make me uncomfortable as shit.  White counter-culture/alt culture youth groups have a long history of committing hate crimes.

You can dig the fashion, but let’s not pretend these were awesome people from an awesome time being awesome.

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caribbeancivilisation:

Rihanna goes to carnival and her mas costume and dancing in the streets causes a stir amongst puritanical Americans.
"…Dressing in a costume and dancing the day away is what we call PLAYING MAS, and it occurs everywhere from Toronto to Trinidad.”
"…Americans have a funny way of over-sexualizing everything with their puritanical European influence and then getting upset because the rest of the world doesn’t live up to their moral code. They over-sexualize all aspects of the body, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of us do…"
Click the link to read more of this article

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piratemoggy:

One day I’m going to stop being ragingly annoyed at that people who h8 on Jane Foster/Sif/whoeverthefuck for being in the way of whateverthefuck ship or “just being a gratuitous, empty character” because the fandom can write 2096954874586856857 words about Loki’s fucking hair but can’t suppose that female characters might be ~doing things~ or ~full people~ or whateverthefuck but nOT TODAY, MY FRIENDS.

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scarecrow-forest:

Stacker & Herc
single dads
bidyke:

christgoldman:

OC

The HRC is not on our side.

bidyke:

christgoldman:

OC

The HRC is not on our side.

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vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?
vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:


I will never not reblog this.


do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?

vixxey:

thisgingersnapsback:

I will never not reblog this.

do you think the ride attendant’s ever just know someone’s gonna get on the log and pull this shit?

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posttragicmulatto:

The two liter is cheap to buy because it’s cheap to make and you buy more than one anyone so it’s kind of like a loss leader.

The 20 oz is getting you because it’s there and you wan’t Coke

The Aquafina(Pepsi product) is more expensive because they know more people are chosing water over Soda which has always been the main money maker so they are going after the water market.

I know all this shit is on high school and college campuses across the world.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-the-soda-business-wont-tell-you-2013-04-12

3. “The hottest new beverage is water.”

People aren’t losing their thirst, but they are going back to basics. Water is one of the fastest-growing segments of the beverage industry, studies suggest, while sales for traditional fizzy drinks are on the decline. From 2009 to 2011, sales of regular soft drinks declined by 1.9% to $27 billion, according to a 2012 report from market research group Mintel. “It would seem that the category has seen its peak and is now retreating,” the study reported. (Consumers are choosing more low- and no-calorie beverages, says a spokesman for the American Beverage Association.)

The decline is part of a shift in consumer tastes. From 2001 to 2011, annual bottled-water consumption soared 56% to 26 gallons per person — the equivalent of 166 of those typical 20-ounce bottles — according to the Beverage Information Group and the U.S. Census. At the same time, annual soda consumption fell 16%, to 44 gallons (about 281 single-serving bottles) per person. Indeed, many soda makers now also own bottled-water brands. Coca-Cola /quotes/zigman/222647/quotes/nls/ko KO +0.12% owns Dasani, PepsiCo /quotes/zigman/238082/quotes/nls/pep PEP -0.09% owns Aquafina, and Dr Pepper Snapple /quotes/zigman/507521/quotes/nls/dps DPS -0.38% owns Deja Blue.

While fizzy-drink sales may have lost their fizz, soda isn’t going away any time soon. A decade ago, 80% of Americans consumed at least one such beverage every two weeks, says Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst for market research firm NPD Group. Today, 72% continue to do so. “Soda is still a very popular part of the American diet,” he says. “More Americans drink soda than drink energy drinks and coffee.”

8. “Our deep pockets will veto a soda tax.”

When efforts by public-health advocates and senate leaders to consider new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks escalate, experts say, so does the lobbying spending of soda companies. Between 2005 and 2009, as public-health advocates were making a big push to tax soda at the national level, lobbying spending by the soda industry rose more than 30-fold, to $40.3 million in 2009, says Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. That spending effort contributed to the defeat of the proposals at the national level, Jacobson says.

Between 2009 and 2011, legislatures in several states and cities across the U.S. — including Philadelphia, Texas and Washington, D.C. — considered implementing a soda tax, but most of those were also rebuffed, and lobbying spending has tapered off since then. The amount of money spent by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and the American Beverage Association fell to $10 million in 2011, Jacobsen says.

The soft-drink industry says its lobbying efforts also go toward other issues, like agriculture, tax, nutrition and transportation. “We were reacting to the situation we found ourselves in,” says Christopher Gindlesperger, the spokesman for the American Beverage Association. He says it’s important to advocate on behalf of consumers “about discriminatory proposals like taxes and bans.” (Coca-Cola declined to comment and PepsiCo did not respond requests for comment.)

Water gives Coke, Pepsi a way out of soda slump

Cola companies have been experimenting with the flavored or fortified water segment as it is offers greater differentiation.

By Trefis Mar 20, 2013 2:26PM

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=b20cccf0-b2bc-45ef-b1e8-b93407a227f3

Why should just get a reusable water bottle with a filter if needed and fill it at the water foundtain or at the sink at home-

http://money.cnn.com/2007/07/27/news/companies/pepsi_coke/

Soda Pop is made from water a valuable resource

http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/Softdrinks

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/coke-vs-pepsi-beverage-giants-offer-water-footprint-insights/10097

http://www.fastcompany.com/1646746/sustainability-faceoff-coca-cola-vs-pepsico

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