25 November 1939 – 20 November 2011
Shelagh take a bow.
Geoffrey Laurence Burton lka Jhonn Balance
16 February 1962 - 13 November 2004
What a doll, how adorable were you.
From the collection of Ossian Brown of Cyclobe, featuring anonymous Halloween photographs taken between 1875 and 1955, published in his book 'Haunted Air.'
Oma’s Kitchen Floor, 2008
Linoleum floor tiles, 511cm x 350cm
"Oma was the name I called my grandmother. She put the lino down in
the 1960’s and over four decades her feet gradually wore through the decorative pattern. Over the years marks appeared in front of the oven, the sink, the front door, where she turned around in front of the fridge, where she sat at her table shuffling her feet. Like a drawing made over forty years, these worn patches describe half a lifetime of movement.”
"Such incredibly sensitive and delicate painting in this picture […] and I think what makes this picture one of Ramsay’s most celebrated and most famous pictures is not just his handling of light, not just the subtlety with which he renders the lace, and the garments, and the clothing, not just the pose, which is - Margaret, here, I think, has just been arranging flowers in the vase in their home, and appears just to have been caught in the moment of doing that. I think it’s because you can see how much he loves her."
-Peter Capaldi, on Allan Ramsay’s portrait of his wife, Margaret Lindsay (the painting in this photo), from A Portrait of Scotland
The Daily Show explains Western imperialism in the Middle East.
This is probably the most accurate and concise summary of why the Middle East has been in such chaos since the first World War
This is how they fucked over Africa too, and there are over 1 million of my dead Igbo countrymen to show for it from the Biafran War. Fuck Western imperialism.
Western Imperialism 101. They did this shit all over the place and so many seem so baffled that shit is so much deeper than half-interested reporting would make it seem?
Pure Brutalism and breathtaking bridge.
Ponte sul Basento , Potenza
man what a fun essay this has been
Test Dept posed portrait, taken in and around London during 1984 sometime for an article that appeared in ZigZag magazine. Photo Mick Mercer.
Rigging and sailors, ca 1900
Photographer: David De Maus
De Maus Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
I LOVE SHEEP SO MUCH OMG
WHAT I DON’T REMEMBER THAT I TAKE IT BACK THIS PICTURE IS FUCKING CREEPY
The last thing you’ll ever see
You know, I’m not sure if this is another adorable case of Peter bringing the conversation to a crashing halt by saying what he’s really thinking before his brain can stop him or if it’s Peter subtlety mocking the idiot host by mirroring his speech pattern or if it’s, you know, both.
Love it when Peter refuses to play the game, of course they got their revenge later.
His body language and exasperated expression in the last gif make me laugh so hard every time.