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unexplained-events · a year ago
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End of the World Cinema
Located somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt is this abandoned outdoor cinema.
It was built by Frenchman Diynn Eadel in the late 1990s, but suffered a power cut on what was supposed to be its premiere night. No one knows what went wrong, but some say the local authorities weren’t thrilled by the prospect of a movie theater in the middle of the desert and were the ones responsible for the generator’s malfunction.
The first movie it was supposed to screen was Jurassic Park, but the cinema never got to screen a single movie. The cinema has been closed off to tourist by the Egyptian government.
You can still see what remains of the cinema on Google Maps.
1st pic (ft photoshopped person) SOURCE
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olyphant-tim · 11 months ago
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“Furthermore it will be my professional recommendation to the local authorities that the manner of death in the case of Harlan Thrombey is ruled as suicide! And the case is closed. Thank you all for coming, goodbye.”
Knives Out (2019) dir. Rian Johnson
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Michael Ende: *writes children's stories where no one gets multilated or murdered in order to teach children how to behave*
German critics: >:O
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orriculum · 3 months ago
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i get that museums have blank, white walls so that nothing distracts from the art, but i’d really like to walk through an exhibit where the art is surrounded by photos or projected videos from the artist’s life surrounding the time where they made the art. or even just pictures of the area they lived in, the rooms they slept and worked in, the places they would have visited every day. what were the big news events happening just before its creation, what kind of life did the artist live, who did they fear and hide from, who did they celebrate themselves with? how are we supposed to understand art when it’s presented in a vacuum?
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tales-from-the-library · 2 years ago
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Tales From the Library
3/29/19
Last week, an almost-four-year old came into the library and wrote me a book - it was one page with a picture of a Dinosaur she drew.
I loved it so much that I laminated it, put a library barcode and included it in our small “local authors” collection.
This week, she was so excited to be a part of the library she wrote me another book!
She handed it to me when she was done, and it was just two stick figures, one big and one little. And then she read me the story:
“It’s about a mom, and one day she loses her baby when her baby falls down a BIGGGGG hole! And she searches and searches for her baby and when she finds her baby, it’s not a baby anymore, she’s an old old woman!”
Well, that’s going in the horror section.....
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promizedland · 9 months ago
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shit that has happened this week
us election
trump tries to get them to stop counting votes, does not realise that if they stop counting now biden wins
the biggest bnha fan theory was confirmed canon after years
destiel becomes canon and trends on social media
rumours spread that putin will be resigning. destiel is trending higher than this.
someone on the spn team says that bernie sanders would have commented on destiel being canon
popular twitter artist is called out for rping as ted bundy
lelouch from code geass is announced for players unknown battle grounds in japan
it is out of touch thursday for certain timezones
a different popular twitter artist made porn of da vinci x michelangelo 
daddy is trending in politics on australian twitter
system of a down released new music
local authorities have had to beg massachusetts residents to not call them about a shark in buzzards bay because it's actually a giant sunfish and i had to edit this post for the fifth time bc apparently this happened in october and we’re only making a fuss abt it now
terfs found this post and decided to interact with it, not realising that i am trans. this is the first time they've initiated contact with me ever
the caramelldansen girls released a new song
scientists discover a planet whose surface is an ocean of lava
trump tweets that he has won the us election. an hour later it is revealed that he did not, in fact, win the election.
destiel is still trending.
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theatlasofbeauty · 10 months ago
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She is Marzieh, one of the strongest women I have ever met. I took this photo a while ago, in Iran and today, after having her consent, I decided to post it. Marzieh was driving in Isfahan, Iran, six years ago, when two men on a motorcycle came close to her car. One of them threw acid on her face and then they ran away. Police never caught them, although the street was surveyed by video cameras. There were a few other similar cases in Isfahan, in the same year, and the perpetrators have never been caught. All these horrible acts were directed towards women who were not wearing conservative outfits. Many Iranians believe that these attacks were made in complicity with different authorities to discourage women from adopting a more liberal way of dressing. But both national and local authorities denied any involvement.    Today Marzieh is trying to raise awareness about these terrible attacks and advocates for the ban of acid sales. Although she started to cry when she remembered that horrible day, she wanted to tell me the whole story. Then she smiled again. It was the smile of a powerful woman, who found the strength and courage to overcome the suffering and to fight for her cause every single day, so this would not happen again to other women.  Dear Marzieh, incredible women like you are the reason I’m doing this project. Thank you so much for showing me the purest form of beauty.
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overheardparx · 2 years ago
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awsten: i will eat your shower curtains
otto: b
otto: but I have glass doors..
awsten: cronch
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thegirlwholied · 11 days ago
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so no one on tumblr staff experienced the “disclaimer: I own nothing” years of fanfiction.net at an influential age, huh...
#as usual i only know about the latest tumblr nonsense from posts complaining/warning about it#(and you're right: you should complain about it!)#i get the vague intent to blend with patreon and ko-fi which are promoted here a lot already but uh...#uh no#as someone whose initial fandom experience was those years of fanfic dot net#i already get pretty wide-eyed when i see fan fic authors linking their ko-fi etc#no fear of lawsuits? jesus i was just talking to a local woman-owned distiller at the farmer's market that got threatened by Fireball#...for daring to name their cinnamon vodka Fire Bush#they were like 'it's not whiskey! we're little! how did Fireball even find us!'#consider this a metaphor: monetize your stuff and companies will be fireballing YOU#i mean... i come at this from a fic perspective but... gif makers??#c'mon we all know where they're getting their content#unless it's from an official social media of a streaming platform#netflix & etc. are not just providing their shows for your giffing and video-making needs#(I mean... they should as sometimes there's no better promotion than a good video edit made simply by a passionate fan but i DIGRESS)#i'm anti-piracy on principle because writers/artists need to get paid but uh#any time i reblog a gif set some downloading or at best DVD ripping has gone on behind the scenes and i'm well aware#do i have the answer to this? No! but the answer is not monetizing gif-making and fanart and fan fic! that way lies TROUBLE#*oh no i see / a spider web is tangled up with me*#*and we lost our heads/ and thought of all the stupid things staff said*#OK and now to go back to fully ignoring this attempt at a change#i fully expect it to not impact me or this site in any way at all and just fade into the ether like every change before#my Tumblr experience marches on#(*knock on wood*)
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unexplained-events · 2 years ago
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John Macdonald was driving at night through rural Scotland when suddenly, he says, an amazing circular bright object appeared in the sky. The UFO he saw was louder than the jeep he was driving in.
It was less than 100 yards from him, hovered for a few minutes, and then vanished almost instantly. John was able to snap a picture of the UFO before it disappeared.
Local authorities stated that John saw a drone, but John says that there is no doubt that what he saw was a space-craft.
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yellingla0zu · a year ago
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You know whats as exciting as reading fics? Its when the author responds to my comments on their works. Its like the equivalent of authors getting comments on their works and i just feel really happy when they respond to me, i feel noticed. And more over the messages they reply with are just so sweet
Like whenever i get this notifs
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I get so excited and i jump around then when i see them respond back to me just as enthusiastically, i grin so fucking wide and giggle and it makes me feel so fuckin giddy like look at their sweet long msgs
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I feel really happy when they reply, because i know that theyve read my comment and they feel happy as well because their work was praised.
So folks, make your fandom authors happy. They are the blood of fandoms, creating the stuff that keeps us alive. What will we ever do without fanfics? They create fandom content for fuckin free like what the fuck. They do it out of love, out of fucking hobby like oh god theyre practically writing fuckin novels at this point like, 1k, 20k, 50k, 100k+ fic????? Fuckin majestic creatures, they are angels i tell you.
So go, comment on every fic you read, whether its a series, or a chaptered fic. A one shot or a drabble. A simple msg like "This is so sweet! Thank you" will have them fuckin rolling on their bed. Make your local author explode in happiness, make them feel loved and important. Its the least we can do for them.
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turtlesandfrogs · a month ago
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Hey, if you're in Washington state (and probably other areas of the west end of the USA, too) you should know that next weekend is supposed to be extremely hot:
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"Washington Emergency Management Division posted a 📷local alert for the state of Washington. 8h ·
We are about to see some very hot temperatures across the state. The National Weather Service in Seattle is tracking different models that show it could get anywhere from 90 degrees to 105 degrees at SeaTac this weekend. Find your local forecast at https://www.weather.gov/ Regardless of the exact temperature, it's going to be a hot one. The Weather Office in Spokane also says to expect triple digit temperatures in Eastern Washington and provides more details here: https://inlandnorthwestweather.blogspot.com/ Steps you can take NOW to try and keep your home cool. Do not rely on only a fan as your primary cooling device. Take other steps: > Cover windows with drapes or shades. > Weather-strip doors and windows. > Use window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outside. > Add insulation to keep the heat out. > Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness. For more information visit: www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html > Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can be a cool place to beat the heat. Stay informed and check with local authorities about possible closures prior to going to cooling centers. "
Heat kills, especially in areas not used to really hot weather. Where I live, in western Washington, it is currently forecasted to get up to 103f- most people here do not have air conditioning. Many people do not know how to live with extreme heat- because getting up to 101f is a rare event, much remarked upon.
If you are somewhere that will be experiencing a heatwave, please check in and help with any one you know who maybe at greater risk of death- elderly folks, disabled folks, unhoused folks, etc. Heat, especially in areas unused to it, can kill. I remember a heatwave in the U.K. that killed the elderly, and lots of other people too. Let's try to make that not happen here.
Please do what you can to prepare now. The quote above has some good ideas, and I'll be posting what we're doing tomorrow (hopefully) (I'm thinking space blankets blocking windows, weather stripping the doors, opening the windows at night and closing them before it warms up, etc). Look up ways to cool yourself that are cheap and easy. If it's this hot in June, how hot will it be in July? How many wildfires are going to start this weekend?
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wordpainting · a year ago
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After Three Years of Hard Work . . .
Well, after three years of arduously fun work, my non-fiction book about the life of Texas writer Robert E. Howard (and creator of Conan the Cimmerian) will be published by The University of Texas Press this fall (2020). I’m currently working with their marketing department, planning a marketing strategy. The book will be featured in their fall catalog, distributed to over 8000 booksellers, media contacts, and librarians in the U.S. and abroad. Review copies will be widely circulated to all forms of media (newspapers, book reviewers, etc.). Short media clips, opeds, and excerpts about the work will be produced and circulated via social media and the like. To take something that I consider a “child” of mine and hand it over to the world for all to read, judge, enjoy, hate, love, critique, and review, frankly scares the living crap out of me. But here we go!
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niggazinmoscow · 2 years ago
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Six police officers in California fatally shot a 21-year-old rapper, saying he had a handgun in his lap and made a sudden movement after they found him sleeping in his car outside of a local Taco Bell, authorities said.
Officials in Vallejo told that police discovered the local artist, identified as Willie McCoy or “Willie Bo,” sleeping in a drive-through lane with a handgun in his lap over the weekend.
Police were reportedly called to the restaurant late Saturday after an employee said he found a driver slumped over in his car.
Police said in a statement to the local paper that they initially found McCoy unresponsive with the handgun in his lap and that he suddenly moved at one point as they were examining him.
Officials said they told McCoy to keep his hands visible, but when he allegedly reached for his weapon, they discharged their weapons “in fear for their own safety.”
McCoy died at the scene.
Now we can add sleeping while black to the list. smh. Can’t wait to hear the “reasons” behind this one and what the six officers “consequences” will be.
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corvidprompts · 2 years ago
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"I've decided to enter my rebellious phase." says the sidekick seriously.
"Uh.. uh huh." the superhero grunts. As far as the hero knows, rebellious phases do't generally involve declaring your intent to rebel to your local authority figure for approval, but. It's kinda cute "What is your rebellious phase going to entail?"
"I want to bedazzle my cape."
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npr · 2 years ago
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People in Guadalajara, Mexico, woke up on Sunday to a thick blanket of ice over areas of their city, after a freak hail storm that damaged houses and left cars partially buried.
This is particularly strange because it's the middle of summer. In the past month, temperatures most days have hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit or over.
Authorities say more than 450 homes were affected by the heavy hail, including some where the ice pushed through doors and windows, according to the local El Informador newspaper.
Guadalajara's mayor, Ismael del Toro, told the newspaper that 10 people had been treated for symptoms of hypothermia.
The Mexican army and local authorities were deployed to use heavy machinery to dig out the city of nearly 1.5 million people, which is among the most populous in Mexico.
Freak Summer Hail Storm Blankets Mexico's Guadalajara
Photos: Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images 
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