September 22, 2011

ianbrooks:

Preserved Transparent Animals by Iori Tomita

These see-through critters are preserved in jars and injected with amazing technicolor enzymes to make them all glow-y. Break it down, Science: “Tomita uses an enzyme to dissolve the natural proteins in the flesh. He then injects red dyes into the harder bones and blue dyes into the softer cartilage, thus highlighting usually unseen internal structures. The dead creature is then preserved in a jar of glycerin”. You can even buy miniature versions of these… in Japan.

Artist: twitter / website

(via: gakuranmangeekologie)

August 20, 2011
"Prushevksy suddenly felt like visiting a faraway central city—where people go without sleep for a long time, where they think and argue, where food stores are open in the evening and give off a smell of wine and confectionery, where you can meet a strange woman and talk with her all through the night, experiencing the mysterious joy of friendship and wishing you could live forever in this alarm, and then, come morning, having said farewell beneath and extinguished gaslight the two of you go your ways in the emptiness of dawn without promise of anything."

— the foundation pit

August 19, 2011
loolz

loolz

July 21, 2011
Bon Iver + Basketball

nprmusic:

Posted on the Milwaukee Bucks’ Facebook page.

could life get any more random?!

(via nbaoffseason)

July 20, 2011
"You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives…You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!"

Congressman Allen West (R-Fl) sends an email to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fl). He simultaneously auditioned for a role in a Jane Austen book. (via washingtonpoststyle)

July 16, 2011
yourfavoritetwins:

He stole our heart.

yourfavoritetwins:

He stole our heart.

(via yourfavoritetwins-deactivated20)

July 12, 2011
"This newspaper has a strong dislike of big government; we have long argued that the main way to right America’s finances is through spending cuts. But you cannot get there without any tax rises. In Britain, for instance, the coalition government aims to tame its deficit with a 3:1 ratio of cuts to hikes. America’s tax take is at its lowest level for decades: even Ronald Reagan raised taxes when he needed to do so. And the closer you look, the more unprincipled the Republicans look. Earlier this year House Republicans produced a report noting that an 85%-15% split between spending cuts and tax rises was the average for successful fiscal consolidations, according to historical evidence. The White House is offering an 83%-17% split (hardly a huge distance) and a promise that none of the revenue increase will come from higher marginal rates, only from eliminating loopholes. If the Republicans were real tax reformers, they would seize this offer. Both parties have in recent months been guilty of fiscal recklessness. Right now, though, the blame falls clearly on the Republicans. Independent voters should take note."

The Economist (via azspot)

(via politicalprof)

July 12, 2011
"If they break this Union, they will break my heart."

— Alexander Hamilton (via crookedsin)

(via foundingfatherfest)

July 10, 2011
The Tumblr Gym: Nike Free+ 2 Giveaway Contest! (Reblog and follow for a chance to win)

tumblrgym:

The last contest was so much fun I thought I would give out something really cool this time. The tumblr that is randomly drawn from the list of people that reblog this post will win a pair of Nike Free+ 2 in their size and style of choice!

In order to win you MUST

1. Be following my blog…

i needs these shoes so i can get my workout on!

(Source: tumblrgym)

July 8, 2011
nprfreshair:

This is what it looks like in Philadelphia right now. Have a great weekend everyone! See you Monday!
Rainy Bridge (Philadelphia) (by Michael Penn Photography)

nprfreshair:

This is what it looks like in Philadelphia right now. Have a great weekend everyone! See you Monday!

Rainy Bridge (Philadelphia) (by Michael Penn Photography)