1. 13:15 6th Apr 2014

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    dduane:

    A tour of the British Isles in accents: for those who would be tempted to mention “A British accent” and leave it at that.

    …Smart to remember, too, that all these regions will have microregional variants. The Dublin accent referenced here, for example, is only one of at least five or six that I can identify, and I bet there are a lot more I’ve never heard or can’t tell from one another. Ditto for other regions in Ireland. The “Irish accent” as normally heard in US TV and film until quite recently has never been much more than an overstated, artficial “Dublin Stage” accent.

    Equally, what most people in the US think of as “the British accent” beloved of movie villains everywhere is usually the so-called Received Pronunciation or RP, a kind of by-blow of the BBC’s refusal for a long time to allow its announcers to use anything but an approved version of the Home Counties “posh” accent. (This dialectic “glass wall” has finally started cracking in the last decade.)

     
  2. 09:22

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    dduane:

(via APOD: 2014 April 6 - Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturns Enceladus)
     
  3. 10:20 5th Apr 2014

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  4. 10:17

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    devilduck:

What I am reading tonight.

    devilduck:

    What I am reading tonight.

    (Source: michaelmoonsbookshop)

     
  5. 18:54 4th Apr 2014

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    herblondness:

    gaywrites:

    Remember when Honey Maid released that “wholesome families” ad, featuring same-sex couples, parents with tattoos, biracial couples, and other general awesomeness? Conservatives were pissed. So Honey Maid did them one better and released another video, addressing the hateful and homophobic comments head-on. And now I’m crying. (via the Huffington Post)

    I love this. It makes me want graham crackers. And I hate graham crackers.

     
  6. 07:22 31st Mar 2014

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    cryptofwrestling:

Acid Land - great black light poster(1960s)

    cryptofwrestling:

    Acid Land - great black light poster
    (1960s)

     
  7. 09:25 30th Mar 2014

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    just-another-book-lover:

    Some terry pratchett quotes.

     
  8. 07:33 29th Mar 2014

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    danism1:

The Day the Earth Stood Still

    danism1:

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

     
  9. 20:41 27th Mar 2014

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    dduane:

    romanvs:

    love it

    This item is indeed at Amazon, though it doesn’t say “Arabic.” And beyond that… I don’t know what could possibly be safe to say. :)

     
  10. 10:11 23rd Mar 2014

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    dduane:

Crescent Saturn, via Cassini

    dduane:

    Crescent Saturn, via Cassini