chrisgriswold
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ultrafacts:




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ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. 


Interested.

This isn’t meant to harsh anyone’s pro-Alice vibes, but I’m watching the PBS Ken Burns jam “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” and I have so many facts in my head about Alice!
She was totally a bad ass as a young lady! She’s the daughter of TR’s first marriage, her mom died in childbirth and Teddy kiiiiinda never really got over that, and projected a lot of his hurt feelings on Alice. She was named after her mother, and apparently it took Teddy years to even just say the name Alice again.
The crazy thing, though, comes in episode 6 of the doc, which I JUST watched last night. At that time FDR is running for his third term and the Teddy Roosevelt side of the family has disowned his side because he’s a democrat and not a republican. Alice Roosevelt went on the record in a newspaper saying that she was so against her democrat cousin that she would vote for Hitler over FDR. Vote for Hitler! Holy crap!
So I dunno, consider this an endorsement for that Roosevelts doc?

chrisgriswold:

vancity604778kid:

ultrafacts:

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ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. 

Interested.

This isn’t meant to harsh anyone’s pro-Alice vibes, but I’m watching the PBS Ken Burns jam “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” and I have so many facts in my head about Alice!

She was totally a bad ass as a young lady! She’s the daughter of TR’s first marriage, her mom died in childbirth and Teddy kiiiiinda never really got over that, and projected a lot of his hurt feelings on Alice. She was named after her mother, and apparently it took Teddy years to even just say the name Alice again.

The crazy thing, though, comes in episode 6 of the doc, which I JUST watched last night. At that time FDR is running for his third term and the Teddy Roosevelt side of the family has disowned his side because he’s a democrat and not a republican. Alice Roosevelt went on the record in a newspaper saying that she was so against her democrat cousin that she would vote for Hitler over FDR. Vote for Hitler! Holy crap!

So I dunno, consider this an endorsement for that Roosevelts doc?

daisyrosario

daisyrosario:

intrikate88:

shardsofblu:

agentrromanoff:

favorite action sequences
↳ captain america: the winter soldier - nick fury is attacked

Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.

But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.

There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.

Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.

And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind. 

AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS. 

I thought of these things when I saw it in the theatre and, to me, it’s part of what makes it a great movie. 

ryeisenberg

The first episode of friends aired 20 years ago today on September 22th, 1994

It’s like all of my life everybody has always told me “You’re a shoe! You’re a shoe, you’re a shoe, you’re a shoe!” And then today I just stopped and I said “What if I don’t wanna be a shoe? What if I wanna be a purse? You know? Or a hat?” 

Still, seriously, really one of the greatest pilots ever made.

bigmarvelcards
bigmarvelcards:

BIG MARVEL CARDS: An Introduction
I wanted to start a blog featuring nothing but big scans of classic Marvel trading cards. This might already exist. This is Tumblr, so it probably already exists and has a lot of followers. I just have yet to see this hypothetical Tumblr, so I decided to do it myself. A few bits of information:
So far the blog will cover the first five Marvel trading card sets. And by “first five” I mean the first five that I’m aware of, and I mean the first five actual trading card sets of original commissioned artwork—not the ones that used repurposed comic book art.
I am—for now—only focusing on the Marvel trading card sets, so none of the solo X-Men ones. Yet? No promises.
So, the series featured in this blog will be: Marvel Universe Series I-III and Marvel Masterpieces Series I-II
I will start off doing one a day, posting the #1 cards from all five sets, then the #2 cards from all five sets, etc., in a rotation.
These are not just pics I’m stealing off of Google Image Search. These are scans of my actual cards. I collected these things with a lot of gusto as a kid, and I ended up with complete sets of nearly every big series released between 1990 and 1995. So I’m busting out the old cards (now kept in lime green fancy binders from Container Store because I’m a totally gay adult now) and putting them on here.
These are all scanned in at 300 dpi and then edited to 714x1000 px at 72 dpi. I dunno, this seemed like the best thing to do, as I’m not a graphic design head and I’m not sure if Tumblr compresses things with a really high resolution. The main goal is for the images to be big enough to fill the width of your Tumblr feed so, mission accomplished!
This blog has gotten followers already! I didn’t expect that! So I will probably start posting one card a day shortly—I don’t want to burn through the 45 I have scanned in a week. Woo!

I make no promises that I will finish this project! But I have 45 cards scanned from 5 different sets, so, it will at least be that much.
That’s a horrible advertisement for this

bigmarvelcards:

BIG MARVEL CARDS: An Introduction

I wanted to start a blog featuring nothing but big scans of classic Marvel trading cards. This might already exist. This is Tumblr, so it probably already exists and has a lot of followers. I just have yet to see this hypothetical Tumblr, so I decided to do it myself. A few bits of information:

  • So far the blog will cover the first five Marvel trading card sets. And by “first five” I mean the first five that I’m aware of, and I mean the first five actual trading card sets of original commissioned artwork—not the ones that used repurposed comic book art.
  • I am—for now—only focusing on the Marvel trading card sets, so none of the solo X-Men ones. Yet? No promises.
  • So, the series featured in this blog will be: Marvel Universe Series I-III and Marvel Masterpieces Series I-II
  • I will start off doing one a day, posting the #1 cards from all five sets, then the #2 cards from all five sets, etc., in a rotation.
  • These are not just pics I’m stealing off of Google Image Search. These are scans of my actual cards. I collected these things with a lot of gusto as a kid, and I ended up with complete sets of nearly every big series released between 1990 and 1995. So I’m busting out the old cards (now kept in lime green fancy binders from Container Store because I’m a totally gay adult now) and putting them on here.
  • These are all scanned in at 300 dpi and then edited to 714x1000 px at 72 dpi. I dunno, this seemed like the best thing to do, as I’m not a graphic design head and I’m not sure if Tumblr compresses things with a really high resolution. The main goal is for the images to be big enough to fill the width of your Tumblr feed so, mission accomplished!

This blog has gotten followers already! I didn’t expect that! So I will probably start posting one card a day shortly—I don’t want to burn through the 45 I have scanned in a week. Woo!

I make no promises that I will finish this project! But I have 45 cards scanned from 5 different sets, so, it will at least be that much.

That’s a horrible advertisement for this