Sharkify

marriedtotheseacomics:

Mannequin rental. From Married To The Sea.

marriedtotheseacomics:

Mannequin rental. From Married To The Sea.



Irlande nul points

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wehadfacesthen:

New York City, 1947, photo by Fred Stein

wehadfacesthen:

New York City, 1947, photo by Fred Stein



marypickfords:

Pierrot le fou (1965)

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kqedscience:

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved
“Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.
The finding, published in the journal Nature, strongly implies that sharks are not the “living fossils” many paleontologists once thought they were. “They have evolved through time to improve upon the basic model,” says John Maisey, a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History who helped identify the fossil.”
Learn more from npr: http://goo.gl/yKYFCv

kqedscience:

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.

The finding, published in the journal Nature, strongly implies that sharks are not the “living fossils” many paleontologists once thought they were. “They have evolved through time to improve upon the basic model,” says John Maisey, a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History who helped identify the fossil.”

Learn more from nprhttp://goo.gl/yKYFCv



livelymorgue:

May 24, 1960: Sam Falk of The New York Times sought the perfect shot of an aquarium shark in a year when a Jersey Shore shark attack frightened the Metro area. The Times sought to set the record straight on Aug. 28: “Scientists point out there is less chance of a swimmer being attacked by a shark than struck by lightning.” And experts surmised that “there is no real increase, but merely more swimmers and sun bathers to report sighting of sharks” as well as “other large fish, which are often mistaken for sharks.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times



fangirl challenge: male characters [1/5] » james buchanan ‘bucky’ barnes

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“If I’m in Avengers 2, everyone will know it ‘cause I’m gonna run through Times Square butt ass naked with Avengers 2 tattooed across my chest.”

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Anthony Mackie, on whether Marvel could keep him being in AVENGERS 2 secret (x)

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shop5:

Then and now ( X )

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BEFORE BATGIRL, WEIRDER THAN WONDER WOMAN: LOST SUPERHEROINES OF THE PRE-CODE ERA

fuckyesdeadpool:

saladinahmed:

As I discussed in an earlier post, pre-Comics Code comic books are full of fascinating women superheroes who’ve been more or less forgotten in the decades since WWII. Born in the era of Rosie the Riveter, when there was a national campaign to get women into workplaces, these costumed heroines were brassy, hard-assed, snarky, and sometimes just plain weird. They displayed remarkable grit and independence, and were portrayed as better crime-fighters than the inept, sexist cops that got in their way.

Even removed from their intriguing, important place in sociocultural history, these stories are compelling bits of pure comics nerdery - eg, the fact that 1941’s Spider Queen was almost certainly the unacknowledged inspiration for Spider-Man. These characters deserve to be better known. Happily, the astonishing www.digitalcomicmuseum.org hosts full-issue scans of scores of public domain pre-Code comics. Which means you can read these comics right now, for free!

Here are a few of my favorite lost superheroines from the 1940s. Click on a character’s name to access an archive of their adventures!

FANTOMAH - Arguably the first woman superhero, and to this day one of the strangest. Fantomah is a near-omniscient (blonde) jungle spirit with incredible magical/psionic powers. She is always threatening her enemies with “a jungle death!” and she turns into a green skull with beautiful hair when she’s angry.

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LADY SATAN - Sometime Nazi-killer, sometime occult detective, Lady Satan roams the land in her stylish automobile, using gun, garrote, and fire magic to take out Reich agents and child-snatching werewolves.

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MOTHER HUBBARD - Looking like a cartoon witch, speaking only in rhyme, Mother Hubbard uses her bizarre occult powers to battle everything from fifth column saboteurs to Disney-esque dwarves that steal kids’ eyeballs.

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THE WOMAN IN RED - A gun-toting jujitsu expert, the Woman in Red is a sort of costumed private detective. She’s the bane of both criminals (especially those who prey on women) and inept male cops. But to the women she saves she’s quite…tender.

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THE SPIDER QUEEN - A chemistry lab assistant becomes a wise-cracking costumed herowho uses wrist-strapped web shooters to swing around the city and tie up bad guys. But this is 1941, and our hero is a woman.

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THE VEILED AVENGER - Although she’s the frilliest-looking of 40s superheroines, the Veiled Avenger might be the hardest. She uses her crop to make criminals shoot each other…and themselves. And in her civilian life as a District Attorney’s secretary, she scolds dumb cops who endanger witnesses.

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Sadly, these heroines all disappeared by the 1950s. As the national project of getting women out of the workplace took hold, bold self-sufficient superheroines became scarce on the ground. Despite some great work by amazing artists over the years, comics still doesn’t have enough of them.

[And now, a plug: I’m working on a longer piece on these heroines, and on some other stuff you might find interesting. You can learn more about all that here.]

Great references! Thanks to OP and  for submitting this link



thehulotuniverse:

Comically getting out of a cab x3
Jacques Tati © Yale Joel

New York (Oct. 1958)

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I got this compilation last week after hearing an NPR piece about it.  The NPR piece was actually pretty terrible and shallow, so it speaks to how interesting the compilation is that I still REALLY felt the need to seek it out (they didn’t even provide a link in the text when they posted the segment online, so lazy) even after it was given such a lame radio treatment.

There is so much great stuff on there, but this song is by far my favorite.



Great Scientists: Gregor Mendel

fakescience:

Great Scientists: Gregor Mendel



ultimatedouble0seven:

Anthony Newley: Goldfinger(original demo recording) 1964.

Anthony died on this day in 1999, aged 67, from renal cancer.



thisgingermaysnap: WHAT IS THE RENOIR MOVIE YOU POSTED ABOUT?!


IT’S A MOVIE ABOUT THE RENOIRS.  DUH.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renoir_(film)

It’s about the end of Pierre-Auguste’s life/career and the inception of Jean’s career.  And it’s kind of slow but super beautiful.  ;_;