imperialgrunt said: humor tomatoes! Surprise!

Now I’m reminded of this bit from HMS Surprise (the third Aubrey-Maturin novel )…

"Sophie, my dear, briskly now: take pen and paper. Write:
“Dear Jack,
We have a ship, Surprise, for the East Indies, and must join at Plymouth instantly. .
ha, ha, what will he say to that?’

‘Surprise!’ was what he said, in a voice that made the windows of the Grapes’ one-​pair front tremble. In the bar Mrs Broad dropped a glass.

‘The Captain’s had a surprise,’ she said, gazing placidly at the pieces.

The secret to humor is surprise.

witheringghost:

do you ever just kinda wonder what your selling point as a human being or friend is? like, what was the point at which people were like: hey, I’ll keep this human

More tomatoes, with a hipster instagram filter, just because I can.

More tomatoes, with a hipster instagram filter, just because I can.

imperialgrunt said: since you're the only one who responded I guess I'm a vegetable blog now

you can do fruits, berries, herbs, etc as well

i mean, it’s not a strict vegetable blogging cult

our patron is eldritchscholar, who looks favorably upon those who provide pictures of vegetables and suchlike and bestows them with goodwill and benevolence

1869: Around the World in 80 Days

crumblingpages:

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A New York paper says that probably few persons are aware, now that the Pacific railroad is completed, that a journey around the world can be made in eighty days, which estimate allows for ordinary delays incident to travelling. Moreover, the entire distance can be traversed by steam, either on land or water, save about one hundred miles in India, between Allahabad and Bombay, over which a railroad is now constructing. The particulars of this marvelous trip—for it is even more than marvelous—we condense into tabular form, for convenient reference, as follows:

New York to San Francisco, (rail)               7
San Francisco to Yokohoma (steamship) 21
Yokohoma to Hong Kong (steamship)        6
Hong Kong to Calcutta (steamship)          12
Calcutta to Bombay (rail)                            3
Bombay to Cairo (steamship and rail)      14
Cairo to Paris (steamship and rail)             6
Paris to New York                                     11
Total                                                         80

~From The Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Saturday, July 31, 1869

Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days was published 4 years after this article, but Nellie Bly was the first real person to test the claim in 1889. She did it in 72 days.

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questionableadvice:

~ The Housekeeper’s Year-Book, by Helen Campbell, 1883

questionableadvice:

~ The Housekeeper’s Year-Book, by Helen Campbell, 1883

galathea-snb:

Sam:It’s funny really, I, um, I was out driving… you know, in my car, and I, um, I drove here.” | 7x21 Lost City (Part I)

The first tomato. Yes, it’s supposed to be that color.

The first tomato. Yes, it’s supposed to be that color.

pavender:

marina-and-the-dragons:

spread-hope-inspire:

Tribute to Steve Irwin, a guy who genuinely loved nature and animals.

This man was beyond real

… It still hurts.

angie-andrea:

Speed: Unknown.

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Size: Unknown.

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The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself.

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Never engage this dragon.

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Your only chance,

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hide and pray it does not find you.

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grouchymarx:

it kinda feels like…. I’m being watched…

grouchymarx:

it kinda feels like…. I’m being watched…

giandujakiss:

i’m betting it was mark ruffalo who told

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Anonymous said: "Wake up," Bucky said shaking Steve awake. "У меня для тебя дополнительный час в мяч яма."

kehinki:

kehinki:

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the best thing is that this sentence is correct except for the last two words. google translate clearly didn’t know what to do with “ball pit” so it translated “ball” separately (without the correct ending) and “pit” as a pit in the sense of a gaping chasm in the ground.

which in my opinion is the best kind of ball pit, really.