"Now that is a glorious bug!”
Every single one of your actions suddenly becomes epic when you listen to this
I play this in my car while I’m driving.
I’m getting married and walking down the aisle to this song
I decided this a long time ago
Try petting the cats to this.
Ima just gon reblog this a seventh time okay
life is EPIC
Running to get the computer charger
1832 Cholera medallion
WHY is there a cholera medallion? Was it a prize or a commemoration or— What was it FOR??
Maybe it’s like those shirts. You know, “I survived The Cholera, 1832.”
What if it’s like THE BLACK SPOT though, what if you’re walking down the street and a suspicious individual melts out of the shadows and presses the cholera medallion into your hand and at first you think it’s just ridiculous superstition but then you wake up in the morning like
oh shit, literally
Fair warning, this got long and I came up with three titles while writing it:
- Shit You Didn’t Want to Know
- Shit: You Didn’t Want to Know
- …Shit, I’m sorry, You Didn’t actually Want to Know all that
[London Medical Gazette 1833, click to read the entire gazette on Google Books]
(Check out the 1833 “bills of mortality”! Twice as many dead from childbirth as cancer. Four times as many dead from asthma. It was a different London, man.)
Anyway [insert research spree montage] here is some reading because I’m a public health nerd AND THIS IS NOT A DISEASE OF THE PAST:
- Robert Allan Phillips and the Taming of Cholera - article on the development of oral rehydration salts(which massively opened up the range of people who could be treated), ONLY FORTY-ONE YEARS AGO
- Oral fluid therapy of cholera among Bangladesh refugees, JHMJ 1973 - paper on the first field trial demonstrating that oral rehydration salts were comparable with IV fluids in preventing cholera death
- Cholera Prevention and Control - WHO (pdf)
- Lack of access to sanitation disproportionately affects women - Daily Monitor (Uganda)
- Crowded, insanitary conditions and broken health system expected to cause…cholera or dysentery in Syria - Guardian, June 2013
- “Since the outbreak began in October 2010, 8,562 people in Haiti have died of cholera” - NYT
- The UN, Cholera and Responsibility - WSJ Opinion
- Linguist bonus link: instructions on how to give oral rehydration salts at home, in English and Haitian Creole (if you know French and don’t think you understand any Creole, try reading it aloud with a French accent)
If you have some spare cash and feel inclined to join the Order of Cholera Morbus, Water Aid and water.org are non-profits working with local partners to provide sustainable clean water sources worldwide.
I hate to change the subject, but that Bill of Mortality… who died of Dentition or Teething?! I’m too frightened to google it myself.
A Very special Art Nouveau tiara, circa 1900, with textured gold branches, carved horn leaves and apple blossoms, collet-set diamond pistils, baroque pearl buds, and suspending two detachable clusters of flowers and leaves.
Piece by Paul Liénard, Paris | Vogue | Christie’s
Sam & Jack in Crystal Skull.
The plot of Witch Week is basically “if you’re a witch and I’m a witch, then who are we going to burn at the stake?”
Anonymous asked: The reason the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines bicker amongst themselves is that they don't speak the same language. For instance, take the simple phrase "secure the building". The Army will post guards around the place. The Navy will turn out the lights and lock the doors. The Marines will kill everybody inside and set up a headquarters The Air Force will take out a 5 year lease with an option to buy. #Kappa
I’m crying because it’s true.
Although the navy might just occupy the building and drink their brains out in celebration with at least three party casualties and one court martial.
nice to know the navy hasn’t changed since… before the country was founded, actually
Patterns by William Morris, part III.
Marble Cylinder Seal, Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(c. 1250–1150 BC
A Winged Hero Pursuing Two Ostriches:
In one of the most striking Middle Assyrian seals, a hero pursues an adult ostrich, possibly representing the earthly equivalent of the griffin, the conveyor of death. The fleeing ostrich, with its head turned back in fear and fury and its feathers bristling, ranks among the greatest Mesopotamian depictions of animals. In the biblical Book of Job (39:13–17), the ostrich is considered a malevolent creature because it disdains its young, which may account for the presence of the young ostrich and enhances our understanding of this extraordinary seal.
I am so over people thinking that Leis look like this:
A lei takes hard time and vigorous work. We (Hawaiians) wake up at the crack of dawn to gather whats needed to make the lei that we want. It can take hours or days to make the leis and Hawaiian’s make leis with only good intentions and love because they believe that if you make a lei with malicious intent it will come out into the lei. There is many different ways to make leis and we also make leis from shells and feathers. It isn’t only Hawai’i that makes leis but throughout Polynesia fellow Polynesians make leis in their own style.
To call the above image a lei is disrespectful to my culture and I want that shit to stop. That isn’t a lei, the images in the photoset are leis.
This is actually really funny if you think about it. I mean, there was totally some sort of ghost or demon about to kill her but then that sheet blew straight into its face and it was so embarrassed that it decided to disappear.
Tremble, mortal, for I am Zerendikos, and I will drag your howling soul to—
AH SHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS IT’S ALL OVER MY FACE
WHAT IS THAT SMELL
IS THAT FUCKING FEBREEZE
FUCK DAMMIT SHIT FORGET THIS I’M OUT