Austen v. Bronte

We all know Jane Austen would win. If you don't know that, then maybe you should find another tumblr.

An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. Can they be brought together? This is a practical question. We must get down to it. I despise intelligence really means: I cannot bear my doubts.

burieddiamond:

Last batch of Unlucky Charms for this year will be in my shop on Tuesday 10/21 at 5:30pm EST! 

burieddiamond:

Last batch of Unlucky Charms for this year will be in my shop on Tuesday 10/21 at 5:30pm EST! 

usnatarchives:

In celebration of American Archives Month, the National Archives is teaming up with the The Academy of American Poets. Throughout the month we’ll be publishing original poems inspired by the holdings of the National Archives. To view the poets performing their original works, visit the National Archives YouTube Channel.
Today’s poem, “A Carpapalooza: An American Anthem” by Regie Cabico, was inspired by documents from the National Archives exhibit “What’s Cooking Uncle Sam.”
Using original documents from the nationwide holdings of the National Archives, the exhibit explored the Government’s efforts to inspire, influence, and control what Americans eat and the unexpected consequences, dismal failures, and life-saving successes of those efforts.

For the entire story, including Regie Cabico’s poem and video, go to today’s Pieces of History post: http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=14210.
Image: Poster, “Eat the Carp!” 1911. (National Archives Identifier 5710027) http://research.archives.gov/description/5710027.

usnatarchives:

In celebration of American Archives Month, the National Archives is teaming up with the The Academy of American Poets. Throughout the month we’ll be publishing original poems inspired by the holdings of the National Archives. To view the poets performing their original works, visit the National Archives YouTube Channel.

Today’s poem, “A Carpapalooza: An American Anthem” by Regie Cabico, was inspired by documents from the National Archives exhibit “What’s Cooking Uncle Sam.”

Using original documents from the nationwide holdings of the National Archives, the exhibit explored the Government’s efforts to inspire, influence, and control what Americans eat and the unexpected consequences, dismal failures, and life-saving successes of those efforts.

For the entire story, including Regie Cabico’s poem and video, go to today’s Pieces of History post: http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=14210.

Image: Poster, “Eat the Carp!” 1911. (National Archives Identifier 5710027) http://research.archives.gov/description/5710027.

sixpenceee:

Firetail Friesians, their tail and mane color are caused by sun bleaching. 

sixpenceee:

Firetail Friesians, their tail and mane color are caused by sun bleaching. 

(via jakepalooka)

faustinerobert:

Tumblr, you’re gonna enjoy this. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra ( Puerto Rican heritaged, Bronx raised, New Orleans educated) is not only a magnificent musician but more importantly a class human. 'The Body Electric' is her answer to classic murder ballads like Johnny Cash’s Delia’s Gone.

"I just thought maybe it was time a woman sings a song about murder ballads since it’s so often women that are killed in murder ballads." (x)

"This one goes out to all the ladies out there who are tired of feeling afraid." (x)

“I also feel like, first and foremost, I have this feminist lense that I see the world in. And I feel like folk music is so great because it’s a conversation throughout the generations. So I thought it was fairly important for someone like myself to add my voice into these old songs. And also just give these characters a voice, give Delia a voice. And just give these women characters their humanity back." (x)

(Hurray for the Riff Raff also self-identify as a queer band if you need any more encouragement to get on itunes already and support them).

I’ll just put this here…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw7gNf_9njs

(via emilyshka)