chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Throwback Thursday - Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education, Circa 1940’s
H/T to reddit:

This is a film I found at an estate sale on the south side of Chicago. It merely said “Chicago” and “Print 1” on the canister. I bought it because I was intrigued as to what might live inside.
Well, its hard to say exactly what this is. Its a film by the Chicago Board Of Education, produced sometime in the 1940s. I only know this because the narrator died in a horrible plane wreck around that time. Its hard to say the purpose of the film; it could be geared towards tourism or to entice companies to come to Chicago. This film could have just been used in the classroom. I’m not entirely sure.
The great thing about this film reel, is all the different views of the city they give. If you have any more info on this, I would love to know!

There is some absolutely beautiful footage of Chicago in this piece. What a treasure, so glad it was unearthed! Watch the film below!

Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education from Fading Dyes on Vimeo.

chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Throwback Thursday - Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education, Circa 1940’s

H/T to reddit:

This is a film I found at an estate sale on the south side of Chicago. It merely said “Chicago” and “Print 1” on the canister. I bought it because I was intrigued as to what might live inside.

Well, its hard to say exactly what this is. Its a film by the Chicago Board Of Education, produced sometime in the 1940s. I only know this because the narrator died in a horrible plane wreck around that time. Its hard to say the purpose of the film; it could be geared towards tourism or to entice companies to come to Chicago. This film could have just been used in the classroom. I’m not entirely sure.

The great thing about this film reel, is all the different views of the city they give. If you have any more info on this, I would love to know!

There is some absolutely beautiful footage of Chicago in this piece. What a treasure, so glad it was unearthed! Watch the film below!

Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education from Fading Dyes on Vimeo.

Tags: Chicago city film

satwcomic:

Hurry hurry hurry
Denmark was well aware that it didn’t have the military power to fight the Nazis, so the plan was to surrender and cooperate with them. However, they also knew what the Nazis did to Jews, so when reports came in that the Nazis were on their way the Danish government immediately got hold of 99% of Danish Jews and shipped them off to neutral Sweden in the dead of night.(Unlike in this comic though, the Jews knew where they were going and why)This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today.

satwcomic:

Hurry hurry hurry



Denmark was well aware that it didn’t have the military power to fight the Nazis, so the plan was to surrender and cooperate with them. However, they also knew what the Nazis did to Jews, so when reports came in that the Nazis were on their way the Danish government immediately got hold of 99% of Danish Jews and shipped them off to neutral Sweden in the dead of night.
(Unlike in this comic though, the Jews knew where they were going and why)

This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today.

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Jumping Spider
Photography by Mickey Moten (Kings Mountain, NC); Kings Mountain, NC

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Jumping Spider

Photography by Mickey Moten (Kings Mountain, NC); Kings Mountain, NC

americasgreatoutdoors:

Sunrise over Shenandoah National Park in Virginia last weekend.Photo: National Park Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

Sunrise over Shenandoah National Park in Virginia last weekend.

Photo: National Park Service

chrismohney:

Bane who?

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sesamestreet:

Sesame Street: Encouraging you to get active since 1969. Even if you’re a ladybug at a picnic.

Especially if you’re a ladybug at a picnic.

sesamestreet:

Sesame Street: Encouraging you to get active since 1969. Even if you’re a ladybug at a picnic.

Especially if you’re a ladybug at a picnic.

ckck:

ALL the classics. Rest in peace, Harold Ramis.

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Tags: Harold Ramis

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chicagopubliclibrary:


“A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.”

Rest in peace, Harold Ramis. You will be greatly missed. 

chicagopubliclibrary:

“A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.”

Rest in peace, Harold Ramis. You will be greatly missed. 

pretentious-swan-queen:

my school mascot is better than yours.

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apriki:

exclusive game of thrones season 17 footage dany finally makes it westeros

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Giggity McBobblehead:

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out why the hell I would do that weird move and the only thing I can think of is I think the guy (who’s off camera in this shot) might have said something that bothered me but because I had to keep smiling and laughing I tried to do it in a mocking way to convey to him my displeasure. Seeing it now, I am sure the message was not received. Now I wonder how many other times my body language is totally off.

satwcomic:

Be my John Frum
On the island of Tanna they have cult all about worshipping America (Or at least the American army) and their “Jesus” is a soldier named John Frum. Sometimes he’s black, sometimes he’s white.John Frum Day is on the 15th of February, the day after Valentine’s Day.

satwcomic:

Be my John Frum



On the island of Tanna they have cult all about worshipping America (Or at least the American army) and their “Jesus” is a soldier named John Frum. Sometimes he’s black, sometimes he’s white.

John Frum Day is on the 15th of February, the day after Valentine’s Day.

"I’ve always believed that they have to invite teachers into the discussion to help design policy. We would never let businessmen design warheads; why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?"

Matt Damon responding to a question about his impassioned defense of teachers during his reddit AMA.

theatlantic:

In Focus: The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year’s contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with In Focus, gathered below. Winners are scheduled to be announced in March and April. All captions below come from the photographers.

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Tags: photography