“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”
man i just wanna go on record and say that it super bothers me that people have painted frida kahlo as this sad, tragic figure who was never did shit anything but paint and cry. frida kahlo was a radical flaming communist activist who hated white people and was known for being fiercely nationalistic and full of hot joy. but instead we think of her as tiny and broken.
like, the way she dressed wasn’t typical of the time. she deliberately wore traditional mexican dress as a fuck-you to those she perceived as her political and social enemies. she had students that would come to her home to study politics and art under her. she demanded attention. we seriously do this to radicals all the time. MLK wasn’t a fucking pacifist. he didn’t get on stage and talk about love for hours on end. but for some reason, the only bit of any of his speeches that you can recall is, “i have a dream.”
it’s not a coincidence that oppressors paint history in the way they do. it benefits them for us to believe that those we admire were soft and easy with the world.
Jay Z thanking the friendly park ranger for rescuing his wife from that pond.
Dude these two eagles were fighting mid-air and got stuck. They crash landed at an airport and both survived.
How hardcore is that? Look at their faces tho.
Its like “I swear to GAWD Jerry”
If this isn’t the best metaphor for congress I don’t know what is.
I feel like they just conspired together…
THE WINK, THE WINK IS KILLING ME.
This is so adorable!!
The Navy’s Neptune Party
As a morale boost, a ship will celebrate a sailor’s first trip across the equator with a Neptune Party also known as a Line Crossing Ceremony. At the party crew will dress up in silly costumes and it often includes some head shaving.
Sailors who had heads clipped in bizarre designs during Neptune party aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3)., 02/1944
Have you ever participated in a Line Crossing Ceremony?