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aconnormanning:

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anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

khakhov
And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
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Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via experiencinghumanity)
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10 Daily Random Facts

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There is a Phat Phuc Noodle Bar in London, which means happy Buddha in Vietnamese

There were 13 newly-wed couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.

A 12-year-old boy from Florida stole a school bus twice in one month.

The Aztecs killed about 20,000 people every year to please the gods.

Baby ferrets are called “kits.”

An Austrian man died of starvation while his wife was hospitalized because he refused to eat unless his wife prepared food.

August has the most birthdays, February has the least and most of the serial killers are born in November.

The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal.

New Yorkers bite ten times more people than sharks do.

Taco Bell sold 100 Million Doritos Locos tacos in the first 10 weeks. It took McDonald’s 18 years to sell the same amount of burgers

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the starving man was Kurt Goedel, a famous mathematician with a huge paranoia that people were out to poison him.

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madkao:

PUNJAMMIES™ are made by women in India rescued from forced prostitution seeking to rebuild their lives. Proceeds from the sales of PUNJAMMIES™ provide fair-trade wages, savings accounts, and holistic recovery care.

THESE are gorgeous and I want some

jesus these look COMFORTABLE 

THE FULL LENGTH KAROONA ONES OH MY GOD THE MIGHTIEST OF NEEDS

GIMME GIMME GIMME they are beautifull

They come in plus sizes too, y’all!

Dear all the women in my family: I buy you pajamas for presents now. It’s a thing. Just roll with it.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO NOT BUY THESE FUCKING THINGS

These are made by women who are FORCED OUT OF THEIR CHOSEN JOBS AND FORCED INTO GARMENT MAKING which is an incredibly common problem with “rescue programs” in exploited nations. This company is founded by a white woman who wanted to ‘save’ poor oppressed brown women from the sex industry and so what happened? Now these women are working shit jobs with shit wages after being forced into the justice system and been given the option of prison time or this. 

That is NOT choice, that is NOT helping, this is a SCAM and a FARCE and yet another example of WOMEN’S LABOR BEING EXPLOITED. The rescue industry is a major provider of labor to garment manufacturing, it’s not CHOICE, its FORCE and EXPLOITATIVE.

bolding for emphasis because wow.

someone asked me for a source and this is yet another moment where I wish Andrew were still alive ugh but APNSW The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, have written about this extensively some of which is on their wordpress

Seriously people, always be critical of ANYTHING that claims to be ‘rescuing sex workers/trafficking survivors’ because its almost NEVER what it appears.

"Job of their choosing" my ass.

Prostituted women in the Third World are rounded up and put into sweatshops by “charitable” organizations/NGOs because they are vulnerable and easy to exploit. If you honestly believe this is part of some conspiracy against “sex work” you are grossly ignorant about the capitalist process and the need by capitalists to exploit the lowest of the low in society, since it’s easier and cheaper for the capitalists to do so. Why do you think Third World children who formerly spent their days digging through garbage dumps for scrap metal are also rounded up by capitalists and their henchmen and put into sweatshop labor as well?

In the exploited nations, the “choice” of prostitution or sweatshop is pretty much akin to the “choice” of being executed by guillotine or electric chair. A slave is no more or less a slave because the master they have now was worse than the master they had before.

White Saviorism is asinine, but so is putting forth the idea that prostituted women in the Third World willingly agree to be bought and sold.