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These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 

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© pinmeupagainstthesky

Other people are not medicine.
– It took me 9 years to figure that out (via tgieph)

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© slutsandsinners

Macaroni and poison. It’s like mac and cheese, but with a special ingredient.

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© iamnevertheone



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© yoncehaunted


you know those people that can literally carry on a conversation with anyone are amazing like wow how do you do that

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© kjxq



here’s a fun fact : a couple french expressions to say “I frankly don’t care” roughly translate to “well doesn’t that give me a pretty leg" and "I’m stamping my conch of that

bonus fun fact : a dutch expression for “I’m amazed” is “my clogs just broke

are you fucking serious

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© orteil42






I installed it without directions…

I don’t know why I’m laughing so hard

oh my god same

put coloured bulbs in the lights and you’ve got your own little disco light set up

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© gifs-for-fun




“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)


  1. College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
  2. Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]

By dark-side-of-the-room, who writes:

These infogifs are provided RIGHTS-FREE for noncommercial purposes. Repost them anywhere. In fact, repost them EVERYWHERE. No need to credit. Link to the L&M study if possible.

Knowledge is a seed; sow it.

Reblogging because I mentioned this study in a post the other day and someone reblogged & replied insinuating that I’d made it up, but I didn’t have the citation on hand right then. As I said then: rape culture is what teaches rapists that they aren’t rapists.

^ bolded for emphasis

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© the-dark-side-of-the-room


@geekart is back ! Let’s begin with this awesome art show by Dave Perillo at  Gallery 1988: LA ! Squares 4 Squares. More pics here

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What am I doing with my life, Isabelle. What. Am. I. Doing.

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© hevilihi

my hobbies include sleeping and disappointing everyone close to me


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© milkdays

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