a celebration...




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Private First Class. Margerum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, walks the road through a peaceful forest in the Bastogne area, as he returns from the front lines. Belgium or Luxembourg. 12/27/1944

Private First Class. Margerum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, walks the road through a peaceful forest in the Bastogne area, as he returns from the front lines. Belgium or Luxembourg. 12/27/1944

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(Source: thesaramonster)

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jtotheizzoe:

murderotic:

Iori Tomita - New World Transparent Specimens (2005-)

Fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, Tomita creates art using the skeletons of various dead marine specimens, which he preserves and then colors with bright shades of dye.

The process strips down each creature to the toughest parts of its remains and Tomita has dyed more than 5,000 dead creatures since 2005, which is amazing, considering each piece takes at least a few weeks to complete, and some up to a year.

"Although these are just transparent specimens, they’re filled with the drama of organisms which I have so much love for. I want people to enjoy the beauty of life, treat life with respect and understand that there is drama happening that is not centered on themselves when they look at the specimens. These specimens which you see here are actually animals that have died for some some reason or whose carcasses were discarded from pet shops or fishermen. I use those animals which passed away and repurpose them."

Clearly amazing.

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life:

The forgotten conflict: classic photos from the Korean War, 1950. 

(Photo: David Douglas Duncan—Life Magazine)

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<3 PHC

npr:

prairiehomecompanion:

This week: we’ll rebroadcast our banjo show from February…

Good one, PHC. 

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I <3 MST3K

gameraboy:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 5x21 “Santa Claus”

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Happy Birthday, Grace!

todaysdocument:

"President Ronald Reagan greets CAPT. Grace Hopper as she arrives at the White House for her promotion to commodore, 12/15/1983"

Did you notice today’s Google Doodle dedicated to computing pioneer and U.S.Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper’s 107th birthday ?  Our colleagues at the National Archives at Kansas City found this photo of then-Captain Hopper during her promotion to Commodore 30 years ago in December 1983. 

(There are dozens more photos of Rear Admiral Hopper in our online catalog.)

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newyorker:

A Thanksgiving Day cartoon by Roz Chast.

newyorker:

A Thanksgiving Day cartoon by Roz Chast.

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