newshour:

In case you hadn’t heard, Star Wars made their debut on Instagram with a Darth Vader selfie.
May the force be with you.

But who took the picture of Vader taking a picture of himself?

newshour:

In case you hadn’t heard, Star Wars made their debut on Instagram with a Darth Vader selfie.

May the force be with you.

But who took the picture of Vader taking a picture of himself?

"5. Never let your cardio slip, guys. Never. You think you’re out, but you need to be ready at any and all times to be thrown in a death arena with a handful of amped-up career Crossfitters who have also killed a bunch of people."

A Few Thoughts on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (via mchughla)

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nationalpostphotos:

Chicago at night — An aerial view at night of the downtown Chicago skyline is seen Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

nationalpostphotos:

Chicago at night — An aerial view at night of the downtown Chicago skyline is seen Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

November 18, 1883: Railroads Create the First Time Zones
On this day in 1883, American and Canadian railroads began using four continental time zones. This stemmed from schedulers’ confusion transporting passengers across thousands of local times. Most towns in the United States had their own local times based on “high noon” when the sun reached its highest point in the sky.
The railroad companies created the new time coding system without assistance from the federal government. Most Americans and Canadians embraced the time zones since railroads were the primary link between the two countries. Congress did not officially adopt the time zones until 1918 under the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Check out American Experience’s “Streamliners” timeline of significant events related to the development of American railroads.

Photo: “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way” circa 1868 (Currier & Ives./Library of Congress).

pbsthisdayinhistory:

November 18, 1883: Railroads Create the First Time Zones

On this day in 1883, American and Canadian railroads began using four continental time zones. This stemmed from schedulers’ confusion transporting passengers across thousands of local times. Most towns in the United States had their own local times based on “high noon” when the sun reached its highest point in the sky.

The railroad companies created the new time coding system without assistance from the federal government. Most Americans and Canadians embraced the time zones since railroads were the primary link between the two countries. Congress did not officially adopt the time zones until 1918 under the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Check out American Experience’s “Streamliners” timeline of significant events related to the development of American railroads.

Photo: “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way” circa 1868 (Currier & Ives./Library of Congress).

pbsthisdayinhistory:


November 11, 1918: World War I Ends
On this day in 1918, World War I ended after Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in Compiegne, France. 
Known as the Great War due to its unprecedented nature, the international conflict began after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife in June 1914.
Explore WETA’s “The Great War” site to learn how those four years shaped the 20th century.
Photo: World War I Vet. Parade (Library of Congress)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

November 11, 1918: World War I Ends

On this day in 1918, World War I ended after Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in Compiegne, France. 

Known as the Great War due to its unprecedented nature, the international conflict began after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife in June 1914.

Explore WETA’s “The Great War” site to learn how those four years shaped the 20th century.

Photo: World War I Vet. Parade (Library of Congress)

fastcodesign:

Star Wars Imperial Forces Invade Thomas Kinkade’s Precious Paintings
Some genius named Jeff Bennett has unleashed the full force of the Dark Side on the Painter of Light’s treacly, bucolic world in a new series called “Wars on Kinkade.”
At the time of his death in 2012, Thomas Kinkade was the most collected living artist in America, with an estimated one in 20 homes owning one of his original paintings. Apparently this made Darth Vader very jealous and angry, so he sicked his automaton army on Kinkade’s cutesy compositions.
More> Co.Design

I need these for my apartment walls.

fastcodesign:

Star Wars Imperial Forces Invade Thomas Kinkade’s Precious Paintings

Some genius named Jeff Bennett has unleashed the full force of the Dark Side on the Painter of Light’s treacly, bucolic world in a new series called “Wars on Kinkade.”

At the time of his death in 2012, Thomas Kinkade was the most collected living artist in America, with an estimated one in 20 homes owning one of his original paintings. Apparently this made Darth Vader very jealous and angry, so he sicked his automaton army on Kinkade’s cutesy compositions.

More> Co.Design

I need these for my apartment walls.

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mothernaturenetwork:

5 recipes improved by beer
Here’s to the weekend. Cheers! 

Tags: food beer

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Vesta was a life size model of a Great Dane used to teach people about the inner workings of their beloved pets. She was equipped with a recorded voice to give lectures about the structure of a dog.
© The Field Museum, GN79097.
Woman and Vesta,World’s first transparent dog.
She was made for the Gaines dog research center of New York and toured America back in the 50’s. She was on display here from July 15th to Sept 15 1955. 
8x10 negative
7/5/1955 

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Vesta was a life size model of a Great Dane used to teach people about the inner workings of their beloved pets. She was equipped with a recorded voice to give lectures about the structure of a dog.

© The Field Museum, GN79097.

Woman and Vesta,World’s first transparent dog.

She was made for the Gaines dog research center of New York and toured America back in the 50’s. She was on display here from July 15th to Sept 15 1955.

8x10 negative

7/5/1955 

"I tried to get it into an HBO after school special about not using drugs but the filmmaker pulled it out. Whoever found a way to weasel it into the arrangement of a Judy Garland song, that’s somebody who really pulled off the ultimate, I think, because the movie stops and it’s the only thing that’s happening. I’ll never be able to pull that off."

Sound editors try to sneak the Wilhelm, Hollywood’s most famous sound effect, into every possible movie. 

(via onthemedia)

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americasgreatoutdoors:

Autumn is truly one of the best times of the year to visit America’s great outdoors. Does it get much better than this photo from Rocky Mountain National Park?Photo: Steve Sawusch (www.sharetheexperience.org)

americasgreatoutdoors:

Autumn is truly one of the best times of the year to visit America’s great outdoors. Does it get much better than this photo from Rocky Mountain National Park?

Photo: Steve Sawusch (www.sharetheexperience.org)

nparts:

The Walking Dead is ‘hurting American society,’ medical doctor says with complete sincerity. Dr. Manny Alvarez, who is a real-life doctor (and also a Fox News columnist) has figured out what’s pulling the world (or the States, at least) so swiftly down the drain, but it’s not what you might think: it’s zombies. And violence – particularly the zombie violence of The Walking Dead. MORE HERE: natpo.st/178NkeS

nparts:

The Walking Dead is ‘hurting American society,’ medical doctor says with complete sincerity.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, who is a real-life doctor (and also a Fox News columnist) has figured out what’s pulling the world (or the States, at least) so swiftly down the drain, but it’s not what you might think: it’s zombies. And violence – particularly the zombie violence of The Walking Dead. MORE HERE: natpo.st/178NkeS

(via nationalpost)

doodleofboredom:

Moths are 1 part harmless, 9 parts evil.

(Source: the-red-corpse, via mchughla)

Tags: kermit

shortformblog:

This is pretty awesome. The Washington Post builds an interactive post on what the city would look like if they increased the building height limit up a few hundred feet or so, as the debate over the city’s growth develops. Play around with it, see how you feel. More info

Relevant to my interests.

(Source: washingtonpost.com )