August 24, 2014
Richard Attenborough, 1923-2014

Oh man, this just made me really sad.

(Source: cbcnews)

August 23, 2014

(Source: donnajosh, via thefinestmuffinsandbagels)

August 20, 2014

Saying goodbye is the fucking worst.

August 20, 2014
engadget:

The world’s largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

Jesus, it’s like the bird deathstar.

engadget:

The world’s largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

Jesus, it’s like the bird deathstar.

August 19, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying law. My dream is to be a judge one day. Too many people in this country are only in prison because they were too poor to defend themselves. When I’m a judge, I’ll look only at the facts, and not at the person."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying law. My dream is to be a judge one day. Too many people in this country are only in prison because they were too poor to defend themselves. When I’m a judge, I’ll look only at the facts, and not at the person."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

August 14, 2014
Beautiful.

Beautiful.

(Source: smithsonianmag.com, via poolshootingshimmyshyster)

August 8, 2014
The War Photo No One Would Publish

thepoliticalnotebook:

Check it out — I’ve got a feature article up online at The Atlantlc. I’m really pleased to have had the chance to report on this photograph.

I’ve seen very few images that have truly disturbed me; that have made the bile rise in my throat. This is one of them. No nation should go to war if it - by which I mean it’s government, armed forces, and civilians at home - cannot stomach or admit the reality of war.

August 7, 2014
cbcnews:

PHOTOS An aerial view of the disastrous Mount Polley mine tailings pond spill in B.C.

This is horrible.Of course, the mining company is “accepting responsibility without admitting any negligence.”

cbcnews:

PHOTOS An aerial view of the disastrous Mount Polley mine tailings pond spill in B.C.

This is horrible.

Of course, the mining company is “accepting responsibility without admitting any negligence.”

August 6, 2014

fer1972:

Oil Paintings by Hitforsa

August 1, 2014
humansofnewyork:

“I think my grandfather may have the correct approach to art. He’s had a long career, and in his retirement he’s been working on building a boat. I doubt he’ll ever finish it, but I don’t think that’s particularly important to him. He wakes up every morning, drinks his cup of coffee, then goes out to his workshop to sand a tiny portion of wood. He doesn’t need to finish that boat to pay the rent. He can afford to have some distance from it, so he gets to enjoy it. He looks at that boat tenderly, like he looks at his grandkids. He gets to have a dream without the necessity of achieving it.”

humansofnewyork:

“I think my grandfather may have the correct approach to art. He’s had a long career, and in his retirement he’s been working on building a boat. I doubt he’ll ever finish it, but I don’t think that’s particularly important to him. He wakes up every morning, drinks his cup of coffee, then goes out to his workshop to sand a tiny portion of wood. He doesn’t need to finish that boat to pay the rent. He can afford to have some distance from it, so he gets to enjoy it. He looks at that boat tenderly, like he looks at his grandkids. He gets to have a dream without the necessity of achieving it.”

July 21, 2014
engadget:

Browse ‘The New Yorker’ archives free of charge for the rest of the summer

This is pretty awesome.

engadget:

Browse ‘The New Yorker’ archives free of charge for the rest of the summer

This is pretty awesome.

July 21, 2014
Notice

Handing in your notice at work makes it official. The New England lad returns to Boston.

Law School!

July 19, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"One of the magical things about theater is that it gathers a crowd of people in a quiet space, and each member of the audience gets to see how people respond differently to the different things being said on stage. The person next to you will laugh at something that you’d never think of laughing at, and you’ll get a glimpse into all the different ways of viewing the world. Unfortunately, so much theater today is less nuanced. It gives you a large dose of one way of thinking, in hopes of getting as many of the same type of people into the theater as possible."

This guy.

humansofnewyork:

"One of the magical things about theater is that it gathers a crowd of people in a quiet space, and each member of the audience gets to see how people respond differently to the different things being said on stage. The person next to you will laugh at something that you’d never think of laughing at, and you’ll get a glimpse into all the different ways of viewing the world. Unfortunately, so much theater today is less nuanced. It gives you a large dose of one way of thinking, in hopes of getting as many of the same type of people into the theater as possible."

This guy.

July 19, 2014
The Curse

I’ve never been a big believer in the curse of The Scottish Play, but have always endeavoured to be respectful of other peoples belief in it. Even when I, myself, suffered a broken thumb while on stage in the role of Macduff, I silently maintained the curse to be a rather silly notion even if it did make for a fun bit of theatre lore.

I may be forced to re-evaluate my position as another injury plagues a third consecutive production of this bloody play.

July 17, 2014
whatsdifferentincanada:

50% of Canadians live in the red areas 

whatsdifferentincanada:

50% of Canadians live in the red areas