A Winter’s Beach, No.6 and No.7
Had an outside of the box photo idea ‘lightbulb moment’ just now. Just need an abandoned or empty space, a nude model to be my muse, and a pretty cheap accessory. And maybe for it to be warmer.
(unknown who made this graphic, uncredited on tumblr)
A Winter’s Beach, No.4
A couple admiring the sun while standing up on the lake ice out in front of the natural edge of the beach
Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start The Fire
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea South Korea, Marilyn Monroe, Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, The King and I, The Catcher in the Rye, Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser, Prokofiev, Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist bloc, Roy Cohn, Juan Perón, Toscanini, Dacron, Dien Bien Phu falls, Rock Around the Clock, Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team, Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, ElvisPresley, Disneyland, Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev, Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac, Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California, Baseball, Starkweather homicides, Children of Thalidomide, Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia, Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go, U-2, Syngman Rhee, Payola, Kennedy, Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo
Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania, Ole’ Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson, Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex, JFK, blown away! What else do I have to say?
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again, Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, Punkrock, Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline, Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan, Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, Heavy metal suicide, Foreign debts, Homeless vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shore, China’s under martial law, Rock-and-roller cola wars
Are you kidding me? This is perfection.
Educate yourselves, buckos.
WHAT A GREAT POST
GAH I LOVE THIS SONG AND LIKE HISTORY AND OMG I HAVE SHIVERS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU RIGHT NOW FOR MAKING THIS
Also putting this on my save-forever blog!
GET SOME KNOWLEDGE
If you read all the wikipedia links to the lyrics in this song, you could be well versed in a good chunk of world history from the second half of the 20th century.
Project Demo #2
This makes me throw out everything I knew about plate tectonics .
He makes some great gifs. Check out his page.
fucking goats how do they work
Interviewed later, the goats admitted it seemed like a good idea at the time.
|—||Nan Goldin (via insuh)|
Ribbons and Bows, 2008
Hard to believe it has been so long since I shot this. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Ninety-nine years ago today, something strange happened on the Western Front: It fell silent. World War I had only just erupted that summer, but the fighting had already proven fierce, claiming nearly a million lives. On December 24, 1914, however, an estimated 100,000 soldiers, mainly British and German troops, laid down their guns, left the trenches, and mingled in the frigid cold of No Man’s Land to mark Christmas—an uplifting if surreal moment in an otherwise soul-crushing war.
"All I’d heard for two months in the trenches was the hissing, cracking and whining of bullets in flight, machinegun fire and distant German voices," Alfred Anderson, a British veteran and the last survivor of the Christmas Truce, recalled in 2004. “But there was a dead silence that morning, right across the land as far as you could see. We shouted ‘Merry Christmas’, even though nobody felt merry. The silence ended early in the afternoon and the killing started again. It was a short peace in a terrible war.”
Elsewhere on the Western Front, the celebrations were more exuberant and long-lasting, involving everything from impromptu soccer games to spirited renditions of “Silent Night” to free haircuts by a British machine gunner.
Read more. [Image: Imperial War Museums]
If you’ve ever felt lost and worthless, step aside, because someone else feels even more so, and his name is Chief O’Brien of the Starship Enterprise. Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation, crappy jobs, and ennui will enjoy our short-lived Chief O’Brien at Work comics.
(via Chief O’Brien at Work)
Thanks to jbx for showing me that this exists!
Poor O’Brien. Makes what Wesley did seem like a rock star. :)
BILLY MONDAY PRINT GIVEAWAY!
I’m having another print giveaway! The winner will receive one matted fine-art print of one of these or any other of my photographs posted here on my blog. You pick. It’s ready to drop into a frame of your choice!
How to Enter:
- Follow me.
- Reblog this post (with the notes intact) before December 31, 2013.
- That’s it, you’re entered!
I’ll be in Irkutsk, Siberia on New Year’s Day. If I haven’t frozen to death or had too much vodka, I’ll conduct a drawing from among the entrants and will post it here if the WiFi is willing. Upon my return to the US (late January) I’ll mail the print to your address, anywhere in the world!
This print would sell for $150 at a gallery in the US, but here’s your chance to start your Billy Monday collection with a couple of mouse clicks. Ya gotta enter to win! Good luck!