the fact that this many people know exactly what this means is heartbreaking.
this is so sad, i know exactly
Almost too much, but I know I deserve it
history meme - ten moments - a sandwich begins World War One
While traveling in Serbia on 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was attacked in his motorcade by a terrorist group called The Black Hand. Their attack was averted and ultimately unsuccessful.
After the assassination had been unsuccessful one of the militants, Gavrilo Princip, went to a nearby food shop (Schiller’s delicatessen) for a sandwich. When Princip emerged, he saw Franz Ferdinand’s open car reversing after having taken the wrong turn as it drove past, near the Latin Bridge. After realizing the mistake, the driver put his foot on the brake, and began to back up. In doing so the engine of the car stalled and the gears locked, giving Princip his opportunity.
Princip stepped forward and fired two shots from a distance of about one and a half metres. The first bullet wounded the Archduke in the jugular vein, the second inflicted an abdominal wound to his wife, the Duchess.
Franz Ferdinand’s last words were “Sophie, Sophie! Don’t die! Live for our children!” followed by six or seven utterances of “It is nothing.”
The event incited a political crisis in Europe that marked the beginning of World War I.
history meme ∙ (2/7) pairings ∙ hadrian & antinous
Hadrian had a close relationship with a Bithynian Greek youth, Antinous, which was most likely sexual. During a journey on the Nile he lost Antinous, his favourite, and for this youth he wept like a woman. Concerning this incident there are varying rumours; for some claim that he had devoted himself to death for Hadrian, and others — what both his beauty and Hadrian’s sensuality suggest. But however this may be, the Greeks deified him at Hadrian’s request, and declared that oracles were given through his agency, but these, it is commonly asserted, were composed by Hadrian himself. Antinous drowned in 130. Deeply saddened, Hadrian founded the Egyptian city of Antinopolis in his memory, and had Antinous deified – an unprecedented honour for one not of the ruling family. The cult of Antinous became very popular in the Greek-speaking world. (requested by anon)
David Karp, Tumblr’s founder, dropped out of Bronx High School of Science at 14 to focus on computers. He just sold Tumblr to Yahoo! for $1.1 billion at the age of 26.
It’s the same story over again. Bright kid going to a prestigious school drops out, learns new technology, and becomes extremely wealthy. I don’t know if there’s any clearer message than that that shows you that you are ultimately in control of how successful or wealthy you become. Don’t blame the lack of schooling. Don’t blame your teachers. Don’t blame your parents.
If you really want to make it in this world, go out there and learn, innovate, and sell. If you’re seeking advice or a place to learn how to code, then I’ve already spent hundreds of hours providing those for you already:
Learning resources: http://regoapps.com/learn
And when you are ready, and think you have what it takes, then pick up this book and learn from my mistakes and successes. It’ll save you a lot of time by not having to learn all the tips on your own like I had to do: http://regoapps.com/lifehacked
Interesting side note: David and I were in the same high school at the same time. Another person at that school at the same time, Grace Wong, went on to become a Hong Kong TV star. I was just watching one of her shows the other day. Maybe there was something in the air at the place at that time.
“Before we begin you must all be warned: Nothing here is vegetarian…Bon appétit.”
Maïmouna Patrizia Guerresi
As a photographer, sculptor, and installation artist, ‘Maïmouna’ Patrizia Guerresi reveals unique and authentic sensibilities in her narration of the beauty and subtleties of racial diversity and multiculturalism. Over an established career, she has developed her own symbolism, which combines cosmological and ancestral traditions belonging to various European, African, and Asian cultures. Her personal commitment to Baifall Sufism has led her to produce an aesthetic that is able to bridge time, space and civilisations, as well as figuration and abstraction.
The human body is seen as the nucleus and temple of the soul, a place that houses a delicate, higher awareness; the very conduit for encompassing natural and cosmic forces. More about mysticism than any singular religion, her work is visionary in that it restores those elusive qualities of sacredness and unity in our frequently dehumanising and fragmented contemporary visual world. Her classic iconographic style explores the universality of human experience and reclaims the often hidden nurturing powers of feminine energy. Presented as a kind of free flowing epic, the viewer is left to read the significance of her imagery and quietly meditate on its potential to personally engage with its audience. As if her figures were speaking directly to each one of us.
From her earliest experiments with the physicality and archetypal imprinting of the psyche, through to her latest, ever more metaphoric ‘inner constellations’, Maïmouna insists on a cross-cultural discourse and an expansion of the boundaries that normally dictate our individual attitudes. She invites us to see further and to look deeper – past skin colour, preconceptions, and ethnic landscapes – into the wider paradigm of inclusion. She leads us through apparently simple notions of dimensionality into the exquisite, mystical and fragile complexities of life from within. - Rosa Maria Falvo,
“I don’t know about you, but I intend on writing a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all of this. You’re gonna go on, and make lots of babies, and watch them grow. You’re gonna die an old lady, warm in her bed. Not here, not this night. Do you understand me? Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.”
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