Maxine Peake in her home library
In honor of Lord Byron’s birthday I would like to remind you all of the time that Shelley and Keats, having not heard from him for some time, became concerned for his safety and it was determined that Shelley would go looking for him. Keats received a letter some time later that Shelley had found him in Paris, where he’d been having so much sex that he’d nearly died from malnourishment and dehydration. Keats’ entire response amounted to essentially, “You should probably have let him.”
Frenemies were never so delightful as Keats and Byron.
Hannibal Art Meme
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918)
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objects d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Many of his paintings […] used gold leaf; the prominent use of gold can first be traced to Pallas Athene (1898) and Judith I (1901), although the works most popularly associated with this period are the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and The Kiss (1907 - 1908). Klimt died […] in Vienna on February 6, 1918, having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the influenza epidemic of 1918. He was buried at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna. Numerous paintings were left unfinished. (x) (x)
"Art is a line around your thoughts."
Inspired by (x)
Have some One and Vicki because they are adorable.
This post was originally written in response to a question — now lost to the ages — wondering if there was any connection between Malcolm’s love or citrus and the famous symbolic oranges of The Godfather.
Angry eating in 102! I never get enough of it in TTOI.
Simon Blackwell: Oh, this is the satsumas episode isn’t it?
Armando Iannucci: Yes. [everybody laughing] As it is known in the industry. We just had a little thing going in this episode as Malcolm got more and more stressed, he just demolished more and more fruit.
I wonder if Armando is counting Malcolm’s BlackBerry with the other demolished fruit considering the way he’s slamming it around.
Frankly, I can’t help thinking the citrus is not so much meant as an homage to The Godfather oranges as much as being a way of allowing Malcolm to keep his blood sugar up while also expressing his feelings by some other method than just shouting all the time.
This is why there’s a shield between them on the Australian coat of arms.
WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING WITH THAT EMU
I love how the other one is like “oh not again, Steve, come on. Let’s be rational. No, Steve, no— sigh there he goes.”
Book Burning Memorial
'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '
Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation.
Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.
reblogging again for that^
literally what we know about the twelfth doctor’s thoughts and views of the universe around him from what we’ve seen on the show as well as spoilers floating around the internet:
Peter meeting fans at Caerphilly Castle - pictures by @janemarywhite
Charlie Brooker’s Legendary Wipe Shows
↳ Series 2 (2006)
I finally put my finger on exactly why I dislike the line “Rule One: the Doctor lies” so much.
It’s not just the fact that the Doctor is lying. It’s not even whether or not he has good reason to lie. It’s the message this sends to the companions, that lies from the Doctor are normal and acceptable, and that they should just turn off their own critical thinking faculties and listen to what the Doctor tells them, because he knows best.
It’s basically saying “Don’t question authority.”
I’ve read somewhere that Morrissey borrows some of his lyrics from kitchen-sink dramas so I snooped around a bit. These are from A Taste of Honey and he’s used them in Reel Around the Fountain and This Night Has Opened My Eyes. Nice film, too.
A Taste of Honey is one of the most beautiful films ever made and everyone should watch it.