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what’s really amazing to me is that people are so afraid of body hair on women that even in a shaving commercial they won’t show a hairy leg. they demonstrate the razor by shaving a hairless leg. they show their product being completely useless instead of showing leg hair. it’s just wild

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World Press Photo 2014 Winner
Contemporary Issues, 1st prize

John Stanmeyer (USA) - Signal

John Stanmeyer, born in Illinois, is a founding member of the VII photo agency.
Living in the Far East for over twelve years, Stanmeyer has witnessed throughout that time nearly every major historical event in Asia, photographing the rapid changes taking place throughout the entire region. Working globally, he has focused on the plight of refugees from the Ugandan civil war, spent months chronicling the effects of the 2004 Tsunami and documented the mental healthcare crises in Asia. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 1996, Stanmeyer covered the conflict in South Sudan, Eastern European social change after the fall of Communism, as well as numerous visits to Haiti to record the endless social tragedies plaguing the island nation. For over eight years he has documented the spread of HIV/AIDS through every country in Asia. Stanmeyer focus is on social injustices, eradication of global poverty, human rights and raising awareness for the sustaining vanishing cultures.

Working regularly for National Geographic Magazine, was on contract with Time Magazine for over 10 years and photographing for numerous other global publications, Stanmeyer has been the recipient of numerous honors including the prestigious Robert Capa award, named Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded numerous World Press, Picture of the Year and NPPA awards and in 2008 received the National Magazine Award for this in-depth essay on the global Malaria epidemic. John’s latest book, Island of the Spirits, an journalist/anthropologic look at Balinese culture documented over the five years he lived on the island, was published in November 2010 (http://www.islandofthespirits.com)

In 2013, John opened The Stanmeyer Gallery & Shaker Dam Coffeehouse as a showcase for his work and his passion for spectacularly brilliant coffee, wrapping both entities around social change. He has recently moved back to the United States and lives with this wife, Anastasia, and their three children on a farm in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

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World Press Photo 2014 Winner
Daily Life, 3rd prize stories

Elena Chernyshova (Russia/France) - Days of Nights, Nights of Days

Elena Chernyshova is a Russian documentary photographer based in France, born in 1981 in Moscow, USSR. Self-taught photographer, she got passion for this visual language during her studies in the Architectural academy. After two years of work as an architect, Elena left her job and went on the expedition by bicycle around Eurasia with Gael de Cevoisier. Toulouse – Vladivostok – Toulouse: 30 000 km, 26 countries, 1004 days of cultural, human and challenge experience. This experience was decisive to become a photographer.

Photography for her is a way to investigate the daily life of different groups and communities in the context of environmental, political and economic changes. Her work aims to visualize the impact of certain conditions on human activity, ways of adaptation and diversity of lifestyles. In 2011 she was awarded with the grant of Lagardère foundation for realization of a documentary ‘Days of Night – Nights of Day’ about the daily life of the industrial city of Norilsk, located 400km north of the polar circle, in Siberia.

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World Press Photo 2014 Winners

Jeff Pachoud (France) - Sledding Race From Above
Quinn Rooney (Australia) - World Swimming Sports
Goran Tomasevic (Serbia) - Rebels Attack Government Checkpoint
Markus Varesvuo (Finland) - A Flock Of Guillemots
Anastas Tarpanov (Bulgaria) - Kite Skier On The Mountain

View the entire collection of winning images from the 57th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from more than 90,000 images submitted to the contest.

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MYTHOLOGY MEME [1/9] greek gods

A T H E N A is the goddess of wisdom and warfare. Though a fierce warrior, she never engaged in brutality or unjust means to defeat her enemies, she relied on strategy and skill to win. She is also the goddess of crafts, navigation, strategy, skill, and civilisation.

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wrzucam, bo przez weekend nie będę mieć okazji. nigdy w życiu niczego nie napisałam tak szybko, jak tego odcinka. nikt tego nie czyta, więc na razie nie będę sobie nawet zawracać głowy sprawdzaniem. opowiadanie na szczęście jest skończone, kiedy już się uporam z blogspotem i wszystkimi błędami, wrzucę je w całości tutaj.

póki co z radością wracam do świata żywych. choć jestem na nią tak wściekła, że nawet nie potrafię tego wyrazić słowami.


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Streets of Faro | Portugal (by Nacho Coca)

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mythology dreamcast —> jamie campbell bower as apollo

Apollon (or Apollo) was the great Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes including:—a wreath and branch of laurel; bow and quiver; raven; and lyre.

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In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.

The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.

He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.



and old Apple computers

the apple was a rainbow 




Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.


I had not put together the Apple logo thing, well done.

Knew about Turing, but not the logo. Woah

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