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sixpenceee:

THE GHOST CLOCK

Located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The description on the plaque says:

"At first glance, Ghost Clock appears to be a grandfather clock hidden by a large white sheet tied with a rope. A close look, however, reveals a masterful deception: this entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany. With meticulous detail, Castle re-created in wood the contours of soft, supple cloth, then completed the illusion by bleaching the “drapery” white and staining the base of the “clock” a walnut brown. This work is the last in a series of thirteen clocks the artist created in the 1980s; unlike the others, it lacks an inner mechanism. Its haunting stillness and silence suggest eternity—the absence of time.”

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beeishappy:

Stephen Colbert on Late Night with Seth Meyers

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TCR | 2007.03.12 | It reads: “Dear Stephen, As editor-in-chief of Marvel, I am burdened with the handling of our character’s estates and the sad event that a hero should perish before his time. Captain America’s will was read last Friday, and while heavy hearted, I am proud to announce the star spangled Avenger has bequeathed his most valuable possession, his indestructible shield, to the only man he believed had the red, white, and blue balls to carry the mantle. Stephen Colbert. Welcome to the Marvel Universe. Sincerely, Joe Quesada.

How can you but just love this?

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Tumblr says the internet will be Ruined Forever.

Why am I slightly skeptical?

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Anime 101 AMV

Still shocked at how many of these shows I recognize. This is sooooooo great.

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I know I’m late to the party but Korra Season 3, Episode 5.

T_T

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villierscy:

So, Jack the Ripper’s identity, a mystery for 126 years, which has eluded police, scientists and sleuths has finally been revealed!

I’m going to get a reputation for Jack the Ripper text posts at this rate. But, sorry, let’s go over this again.

Short answer: I’m afraid not.

Long answer: Under the cut.

So “an amateur sleuth with a book to sell and a scientist working in his spare time" (The Independent) have used science to finally reveal to the world the identity of Jack the Ripper. In brief form it goes as follows, a shawl taken from the murder scene of Catherine Eddowes has DNA evidence of both the victim and the killer and this sleuth-and-scientist team have extracted the DNA, traced the descendants of both and can finally reveal to the world who the Ripper is.

Coincidentally, this information is being released just prior to a book launch (which can’t be hurting sales) & during the anniversary months of the Ripper killings.

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waitrose:

waitrose:

one of my favourite superstitions is this one they have in china where ghosts allegedly can’t turn corners, so in shanghai they built a bridge made entirely of 90° turns to ward off the evil spirits 

i shit you not

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Yeah well Pac-Man can tell you what a load of bunk that superstition is.

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