emillinaballerina
I don’t agree with the extreme technique that the competitions develop these days. I think it turns dancers into robots, which is not pretty to watch. I am definitely a believer in artistry over tricks. The artistry will last longer, and you can develop it over decades. Tricks will come and go; one day you won’t be able to do them. After a while they’re kind of boring. With artistry, something new always happens. It’s creating a story and using your imagination on­stage. There is no imagination in tricks whatsoever.
Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet (via danceindawnlight)
emerald-elephant
saucefactory:


queelez:


lord-of-the-nerds:


discordion:


When he was 2 years old, he fell out of a second story window and fractured his skull
When he was 6 years old, he mistakenly drank boric acid.
When he was 9 years old, he fell over a small cliff and broke his leg.
When he was 11 years old, he contracted measles and was in a coma for nine days.
When he was 14 years old, he broke his arm when he caught it in a carriage door.
When he was 19 years old, he was struck on the head by a falling brick.
When he was 23 years old, he almost died from the effects of tainted wine.
When he was 29 years old, Adolph Sax invented the saxophone.


clearly someone didn’t want that saxophone invented 


#incompetent time-travelling saxophone haters


THIS NEEDS TO BE A 300-PAGE SCI-FI NOVEL BECAUSE I WOULD READ THE HELL OUTTA THAT

saucefactory:

queelez:

lord-of-the-nerds:

discordion:

When he was 2 years old, he fell out of a second story window and fractured his skull

When he was 6 years old, he mistakenly drank boric acid.

When he was 9 years old, he fell over a small cliff and broke his leg.

When he was 11 years old, he contracted measles and was in a coma for nine days.

When he was 14 years old, he broke his arm when he caught it in a carriage door.

When he was 19 years old, he was struck on the head by a falling brick.

When he was 23 years old, he almost died from the effects of tainted wine.

When he was 29 years old, Adolph Sax invented the saxophone.

clearly someone didn’t want that saxophone invented 

#incompetent time-travelling saxophone haters

THIS NEEDS TO BE A 300-PAGE SCI-FI NOVEL BECAUSE I WOULD READ THE HELL OUTTA THAT

scinerds

As a socially responsible scientist I hereby undertake:

1. Not to use my scientific knowledge or status to promote practices which I consider dangerous.

2. Not to conceal from the public any information about the general nature of my research and about the dangerous uses to which it might be put.

3. Not to conceal from the public any information about the real identity — and degree of public accountability — of those who finance or control my research.

4. To explain to the public the general nature and possible uses of research conducted by private or State bodies over which there is little or no public control.

5. To warn the public about such organisations that conceal information about the possible dangerous outcome or uses of their research.

I consider it my duty, as a socially responsible scientist, to honour this pledge, whatever the personal inconvenience or risk involved.

exhibition-ism

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Elisa Strozyk

Wooden. Rugs. Rolls those two words around in your mind hole for a minute or two. German artist Elisa Strozyk has created three variations of these delightful coverings. Strozyk dyes and connects row upon row of triangular pieces as she pulls together the end result of a colored wooden rug, which is so flexible that you can literally crumple it up and toss it into a corner. (via Design Milk)


fuckgenderbinary

'When you see the movie Deep Throat, you are watching me being raped. It is a crime that movie is still showing. There was a gun to my head the entire time. Chuck kept a gun in his pocket and would click the trigger, letting me know what would happen if I did not look convincing.' [Linda] Boreman said.

Deep Throat cost $30,000 to make back in 1972 and it made more than $600 million dollars, making it the most lucrative film ever made. Linda Boreman only got a paltry $1,200 out of it. But her ex-husband and his mafia buddies sure as hell lived large. They suffered none of the health consequences to their bodies and damage to their psyches that the women they chewed up and spit out in their filthy industry did and continue to do. In her middle-aged years, Linda Susan Boreman suffered a double mastectomy as a direct result of the “boob jobs” and silicone injections that she was coerced into getting by the men who profited handsomely off of the degradation and abuse of her body for other men’s entertainment.

(via modified-feminist)

WHEN YOU SEE THE MOVIE DEEP THROAT YOU ARE WATCHING LINDA BOREMAN BEING RAPED. And that was just the beginning of the years of degradation, abuse and humiliation this woman survived. 

The first porno movie centers around a woman being horrifically, repeatedly raped. Quite a precedent.  

(via drziggystardust)

But porn is “empowerful”, right? ::eye-roll:: (via fuckgenderbinary)