If only, instead of that noisy, bawling, crying little person, you could have produced an antelope baby.
Vinegar Valentines from this great article over at Collector’s Weekly.
You would send these anonymously to people you wanted to reject or people you just hated, like people you thought were guilty of treason (apparently).—
Happy Birthday, Jules Verne!
image of Verne surrounded by his prophetic creations from Science and Invention Vol. VIII, No. 4, Aug. 1920
cover and illustrations from the 1874 English translation of De la terre à la lune (From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it. Trans. by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King)
Mr. Darcy = money
Heathcliff = mud. And ANGER.
Mr. Rochester = fire, obviously.
Dorian Gray = SIN AND THE DEVIL
Anonymous asked: Yo racists need to learn that being nice does not equal being good.
Actually, even more insidious, a lot of conventions of being “nice” are just ways to keep anyone who’s oppressed quiet. Fuck being nice, get rude, doggz.
I used to think of myself as “nice”, which means being someone who works her hardest to make sure no one else is uncomfortable, ever. But over the last few years I’ve begun to realize that if you’re uncomfortable because people are making you feel bad about your behavior (“Where are you from?” “You look exotic.” “Oh sure let me just touch you because you’re a waitress and you don’t mind”), you DESERVE to be uncomfortable.
Fuck nice. GET RUDE.
CON: or, the NYT thinks it’s super clever - “Hey guys, get it? Carry a district, like in votes? Get it?”
PRO: trying very hard not to laugh while writing this article, especially when forced to use the term “Claymates”
ALSO please note that CLAY AIKEN is running for Congress. CONGRESS, you guys.