I’m watching X-Men (2000) and holy shit everyone looks so young. Hugh Jackman looks like a goddamn college student. Anna Paquin was practically a fetus.
And then there’s Patrick Stewart. He looks the same as I imagine he did in 976 AD.
couldn’t find a picture from then but here he is around 30 AD
Shouldn’t that be in black and white?
People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.
Fuck you guys.
From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.
From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.
From the Confederacy’s own Constitution:No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.
The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.
So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS?
Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again.
If you wave, own, or have a tattoo of the Confederate Flag, there is a 100% chance that you’re an asshole.
Didn’t really read any of this. Just reblogging for Barrett’s comment.
Did I ever tell tumblr about the color guard I once got roped in to?
“…while the 777 you’re flying on won’t end your life, the peanuts you eat on board just might (4,600 Americans a year die from choking and obesity contributes to at least 110,000 preventable deaths a year in the US). It’s just that plane fatalities are sort of a man-bites-dog story (whereas the 32 Americans who died of dog bites last year were not).”
Flying out to Houston tomorrow morning, so this is a pleasant reminder. I’ve been saying this type of thing to my plane-phobic friends for many years. You’re in much more danger every time you get into a car.
There are dramatically fewer surface to air missiles between here and Houston.
I make no promises about Camden’s air space though.
Star Trek’s Ships of the Line
A team of Star Trek designers will take fans into the art department as they showcase the art and inspiration of Star Trek’s most famous Ships of the Line. The panelists include John Eaves (concept artist and senior illustrator, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, and more), Andy Probert (production illustrator, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and consulting illustrator, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (makeup artist, scenic artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and visual effects artist, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mike Okuda (lead graphic designer and tech consultant, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), ILM’s John Goodson (model maker and digital artist, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek Into Darkness), and Greg Jein (model maker, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Join the team of Star Trek designers for a Q&A moderated by Ben Robinson, editor for the long-running Star Trek Fact Files and the manager of Eaglemoss’ new Starship Collection. Limited edition collectibles from Eaglemoss will be distributed to every attendee.
Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Remember that time the U.S. shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children, and then refused to apologize for doing it?
"I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — Vice President (and then-presidential candidate) George H.W. Bush, commenting on the downed airliner, 8/2/1988
That quote makes me sick.
LTMC: I actually did not know about this. My only defense is that I was 4 years old at the time, and the government apparently did a great job of glossing over the history books on this one. Also, that GHWB quote is solid gold, thought not as solid as the solid gold dancers.
He actually said that basic quote throughout the the 1988 campaign:
Also, the United States has since expressed it’s deep regret over the loss of life or some BS like that, but never made an official apology. Then again, I don’t even know if the United States recognized Iran’s government at the time. There certainly weren’t diplomatic relations.
Anyway, the point being that you can’t compare the two incidents without comparing their political situations, which are dramatically different.