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Librarians are well known for sneaking in books by dangerous authors. In 1988, two copies of “Pride and Prejudice” were found in Night Vale. No one knows quite how many people read these copies, but the ensuing riots inconvenienced hundreds and led to the current cleaning schedule.

Welcome to Night Vale, episode 54: A Carnival Comes to Town (via the-librarians-of-night-vale)

deducecanoe:

ourobousfamilia:

deducecanoe:

chickwithmonkey:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

i have heard of precisely zero non-european explorers ever in my life, and that fucking sucks. this exhibit is amazing and i need to learn more.

That boat is a frickin aircraft carrier comparatively. Holy crap. And no. Never heard a peep.

Zhenghe went to over 40 countries in Asia and Africa and probably went even further, but I didn’t encounter that in history books before. He brought gifts from China to every country he went to and everyone loved him. It was just like “Hey, I’m here with a water-helicarrier and a gift,” and the kings of every country were lilke “holy shit son well here have a giraffe.” There are paintings depicting him leading a giraffe as well. Check him out guys, he’s really cool

That is so awesome. Fuck western history. This is the real shit.

deducecanoe:

ourobousfamilia:

deducecanoe:

chickwithmonkey:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

i have heard of precisely zero non-european explorers ever in my life, and that fucking sucks. this exhibit is amazing and i need to learn more.

That boat is a frickin aircraft carrier comparatively. Holy crap. And no. Never heard a peep.

Zhenghe went to over 40 countries in Asia and Africa and probably went even further, but I didn’t encounter that in history books before. He brought gifts from China to every country he went to and everyone loved him. It was just like “Hey, I’m here with a water-helicarrier and a gift,” and the kings of every country were lilke “holy shit son well here have a giraffe.” There are paintings depicting him leading a giraffe as well. Check him out guys, he’s really cool

That is so awesome. Fuck western history. This is the real shit.

(Source: romancingalbion)

leftoverlondoner:

kafkasapartment:

Edison Plant, 1930. Howard Cook. Lithograph of a drawing

Something bracing for a Sunday morning.

leftoverlondoner:

kafkasapartment:

Edison Plant, 1930. Howard Cook. Lithograph of a drawing

Something bracing for a Sunday morning.

fishstickmonkey:




Figure Undergoing Transformation



Mexico, Olmec, 900-300 B.C.
Sculpture
Serpentine with traces of cinnabar
Height: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
LACMA

fishstickmonkey:

Figure Undergoing Transformation

Mexico, Olmec, 900-300 B.C.

Sculpture
Serpentine with traces of cinnabar
Height: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)

animate-mush:

this-disgusting-ribbon:

LOOKS LIKE MEAT’S BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS" bellows the Orc to his Orc friends. Orcs know what menus are. Orcs know what restaurants are. are there bistros in Mordor? these are the questions i need answering

You are not the first to ask this!  In fact, the first person to ask about restaurants in Mordor was Frodo Baggins himself (whose birthday it is today).  The line is in book VI, Chapter One: “the Tower of Cirith Ungol”

'I can't go all the way at a run, Sam,' said Frodo with a wry smile. 'I hope you've made inquiries about inns along the road. Or have your forgotten about food and drink?'

Since they then scavenge for food amongst the dead orcs, I think it is safe to assume there is a certain lack of confidence in the gastronomic opportunities ahead of them.

This makes sense.  Mordor is based on a slave economy.  Food is grown in the south east, around the sea of Nurnen, but there is no evidence of any kind of money.  It does not seem likely that Orcs (or mannish slaves) get paid.  When Sauron demands tribute, it is in resources (the horses of the Rohirrim for instance), not wealth, although the Orcs do express some interest in Frodo’s mithril coat.  Orcs do require food and drink, and seem to have preferences about what kind they get (and even a cannibalism taboo, which is interesting in and of itself).  My guess though is that they are fed by some sort of commissary system, with very little choice involved.  So yeah, no bistros in Mordor.  And probably no bistros in Isengard either, although Saruman does seem to actually use currency - he buys pipe weed from the Shire after all.  But his Orcs don’t seem to.

On the other hand, Minas Tirith, although a fortress city, does have an economy.  It has shops and things.  Pippin is fed from communal butteries as a military officer, but it is reasonable to assume that there are also restaurants with menus and things, even if they are abandoned with most of the civilian citizenry having been sent away.  Minas Tirith is a fortress in war time, and thus it’s hard to get a good cross-section of normal life.

But Osgiliath, on the other hand, was a city - the chief city of Gondor, before it fell to orcish raids.  It is likely, perhaps even inevitable, that Osgiliath had restaurants, inns, pubs, perhaps even bistros, and that these establishments had menus.  The Orcs sacked Osgiliath and took up residence in the Eastern half of it.  And because they do need to eat, they likely encountered these dining locales, and, yes, the menus within them.  It is not inconceivable that they could have carried that knowledge as a running joke, even into battle.

…on the other hand, it’s a stupid line and there’s a good reason it wasn’t in the book.