leavings of the wolf, and prince of temples

 

feigenbaumsworld:

This is actually a couple of streets over from our house. I’ve been meaning to post a pic, but looks like some other Austinite beat me to it. :)

feigenbaumsworld:

This is actually a couple of streets over from our house. I’ve been meaning to post a pic, but looks like some other Austinite beat me to it. :)

(Source: lolfactory)

jerameylowry:

Gotta love the bend and whip on commercial gym bars. 

500lb Easy Raw(wrapless) squat 
Soon to be 600lb raw (wrapless)
#powerlifting

jerameylowry:

Gotta love the bend and whip on commercial gym bars.

500lb Easy Raw(wrapless) squat
Soon to be 600lb raw (wrapless) #powerlifting

art-of-swords:

Left-hand Dagger

  • Dated: circa 1900
  • Culture: German
  • Measurements: overall length 56 cm

Manufactured by Ernst Schmidt’s famous atelier, the dagger has a straight, double-edged blade ribbed at the centre. the wide knuckle-guard is provided with two strengthening iron bands and two linking staves held by rivets.

The flat quillon comes with straight arms lobed and is bent toward the blade at the end, also provided with two long toothed spikes. The grip features iron wire binding, with ring-nuts while the guard has a faceted olive-shaped pommel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

An Anthropologist Walks Into A Bar And Asks, ‘Why Is This Joke Funny?’

notcuddles:

sydneyflapper:

alamaris:

  1. North African soldiers in Oise, France, 1917
  2. North African soldiers near the Western Front
  3. Indo-Chinese Sergeant
  4. Sikh and French soldiers in Pas-de-Calais, France, 1915
  5. Algerian soldiers in Oise, France, 1917
  6. Indian troops undergoing a gas mask drill
  7. Sengealese and other French colony soldiers
  8. Wounded Indian soldiers in France
  9. Provenance unknown
  10. Native American veterans of WWI

I’ve ranted about this before.  Popular books on WWI give one the impression that it was a war fought entirely (or at least predominantly) by white soldiers.  The reality is that more than a million colonial troops fought on all fronts of the war — and that’s not even counting the Native American and African American soldiers who came later, and the Turkish soldiers on the German side.

I’d include Maori and Indigenous Australians in this too…the latter had to face tremendous obstacles in order to sign up (restrictions were apparently relaxed somewhat towards the end)…indeed, although not even counted as Australian citizens at the time, some traveled great distances to recruiting stations in order to try and sign up, only to be rejected. Still, some managed to overcome this - in some instances by claiming to be Maori or Indian.

And here’s one of our WWI legends: Billy Sing, who had an astonishing record as a sniper at Gallipoli:

Sing’s father was ethnically Chinese (there has been recent controversy over an attempt to film a biopic that cast both Sing and his father as white Europeans - fortunately the uproar was such that the project was dropped, although I’d like to see an accurately cast version of the story).

WW1 was a war that, like most, should never have happened…but in remembering it, I do like to recall that the ANZAC that my grandfather belonged to, and fought in from Gallipoli to the end, was not entirely comprised of white Australians.

Does anyone know of ANY books covering this topic, or parts of it? 

I imagine I might be able to find a biography of Billy Sing, but anyone got any recommendations beyond that?

bigbardafree:

have you ever started hating a character because someone you dont like really likes that character

themuslimavenger:

“She was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
Mongolian girl laughing in front of her house

themuslimavenger:

“She was born with a gift of laughter
and a sense that the world was mad.”

Mongolian girl laughing in front of her house

showclassmag:

Holy fucking shit… Just got the tank back from a shovel… @xtyrestormx absolutely killed it! Thank you so much!!! (at SC/DS Compound)

showclassmag:

Holy fucking shit… Just got the tank back from a shovel… @xtyrestormx absolutely killed it! Thank you so much!!! (at SC/DS Compound)