That’s it.  That’s Fox News.

That’s it.  That’s Fox News.

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rhymeswithvinegar:

retrocampaigns:

Al Smith, the first Catholic nominated for the presidency by a major party, faced vicious anti-Catholic prejudice during his 1928 run against Herbert Hoover. The opposition claimed that under a Catholic president, Protestant marriages would be annulled, bibles would be banned and the Pope would have a special office in the White House. The Lincoln Tunnel, then under construction, was rumored to be a secret passage to bring him from Rome to Washington.

Should Al Smith Be President? by Selsus E. Tull, D.D., Pine Bluff, Arkansas, via Baylor University - Central Libraries

I grew up Catholic in the deep south. There’s still people (but not many) that believe shit like this.

This sounds amazingly similar to the “Obama is a sekrit muslim” stupidity.  Also that second paragraph is the “help help I’m being oppressed” of today’s anti-gay bigots.

It is pathetically sad how little the rhetoric has changed.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 14, 1865: Abraham Lincoln Is Shot
On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederacy and of slavery, shot Lincoln as the president and his wife watched a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The president died the next morning, and Vice President Andrew Johnson entered the nation’s highest office.
Chronicle the life of the 16th President of the United States with American Experience’s Abraham Lincoln biography. 
Photo: An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54.

Coincidentally, I finished Sarah Vowell’s very good Assassination Vacation yesterday afternoon.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 14, 1865: Abraham Lincoln Is Shot

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederacy and of slavery, shot Lincoln as the president and his wife watched a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

The president died the next morning, and Vice President Andrew Johnson entered the nation’s highest office.

Chronicle the life of the 16th President of the United States with American Experience’s Abraham Lincoln biography

Photo: An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54.

Coincidentally, I finished Sarah Vowell’s very good Assassination Vacation yesterday afternoon.

hey-yall-a-pseudonym:

rhymeswithvinegar:

theatlantic:

Why The Conversation Should Be Required Viewing at the NSA

Technology—iPhones, Google Glass, tablets, and the like—makes our day-to-day lives easier to quantify than ever. That’s a good thing, in many ways; more information about how people live can help, say, improve healthcare.
But fiction, from George Orwell’s 1984 to this weekend’s box-office hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has long warned us about the ways that data collection can also threaten privacy, freedom, and happiness. The most powerful cautionary tale for the Age of Big Data comes from an unlikely place: Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, which turns 40 today.
Read more.


Oh man, I forgot how much I liked this movie.

Ugh this movie is so good.

I’ve never seen it.  Am I a bad person?

hey-yall-a-pseudonym:

rhymeswithvinegar:

theatlantic:

Why The Conversation Should Be Required Viewing at the NSA

Technology—iPhones, Google Glass, tablets, and the like—makes our day-to-day lives easier to quantify than ever. That’s a good thing, in many ways; more information about how people live can help, say, improve healthcare.

But fiction, from George Orwell’s 1984 to this weekend’s box-office hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has long warned us about the ways that data collection can also threaten privacy, freedom, and happiness. The most powerful cautionary tale for the Age of Big Data comes from an unlikely place: Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, which turns 40 today.

Read more.

Oh man, I forgot how much I liked this movie.

Ugh this movie is so good.

I’ve never seen it.  Am I a bad person?

comicsalliance:

WATCH THE COMPLETE ‘BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS’ BY BRUCE TIMM

Director Bruce Timm’s ‘Batman: Strange Days’ short film is now available to watch in full alongside our exclusive interview with the legendary animator.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox
The Civil War still holds the distinction of being the bloodiest in American History. It all came to an end, however, in the parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on this day in 1865.
Explore the work of Civil War photographers through a special feature developed for Ken Burns’s film The Civil War in partnership with The Library of Congress: "Images of the Civil War."
Photo: Robert Edward Lee, 1863 (Heritage Auction Archives)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

The Civil War still holds the distinction of being the bloodiest in American History. It all came to an end, however, in the parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on this day in 1865.

Explore the work of Civil War photographers through a special feature developed for Ken Burns’s film The Civil War in partnership with The Library of Congress: "Images of the Civil War."

Photo: Robert Edward Lee, 1863 (Heritage Auction Archives)

quinbot:

goldbriccs:

thegreatviino:

African American Horror Story

crying

mistakes were made. voices were raised.

disgustinghuman:

cutlerish:

Say no more, mon amour!

We musn’t dwell. No, not today. Not on Rex Manning Day!

Yes. Rex Manning Day is April 8th. Glue those quarters down, join GWAR and mark your calendars, folks.

Damn the Man. Save the Empire.

Excellent!  Also, it might very well be because I was far too attached to the original cut by the time I watched it, but in my opinion the Remix! Special Fan Edition is taintpunch.  Far, far inferior to the original version.

(via badndngirl)

jetpackexhaust:

Your scheduled reminder that Earth has two ORBITING ROCKET SCIENCE LASER DISCO BALLS which will shine and spin for the next eight million years.
Disco will never die.

I couldn’t help but read that description of the LAGEOS satellites in the voice of the guy from NFL Films (the late John Facenda).

jetpackexhaust:

Your scheduled reminder that Earth has two ORBITING ROCKET SCIENCE LASER DISCO BALLS which will shine and spin for the next eight million years.

Disco will never die.

I couldn’t help but read that description of the LAGEOS satellites in the voice of the guy from NFL Films (the late John Facenda).

(via quinbot)

matociquala:

(via The Big Idea: Elizabeth Bear | Whatever)
Two things you need to know for today’s Big Idea: One, Elizabeth Bear is one of this generation’s best science fiction and fantasy authors, and Steles of the Sky is the latest in her acclaimed Eternal Sky series; Two, there’s a really big and awesome announcement in this Big Idea. Okay? Here you go, then:

matociquala:

(via The Big Idea: Elizabeth Bear | Whatever)

Two things you need to know for today’s Big Idea: One, Elizabeth Bear is one of this generation’s best science fiction and fantasy authors, and Steles of the Sky is the latest in her acclaimed Eternal Sky series; Two, there’s a really big and awesome announcement in this Big Idea. Okay? Here you go, then:

(via marthawells)

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: April 7, 1978 - “For You”, the debut album by Prince is released. Produced by Prince, it is recorded at The Record Plant in Sausalito, CA from October - December 1977. Signed to Warner Bros Records in 1977, the label will be the only one of several clamoring to sign the then nineteen year old musician, willing to allow him to produce himself and give him full creative control. Though the label will ask recording engineer and executive producer Tommy Vicari (George Duke) to keep close watch over the sessions. The album will be a virtual “one man show”, with Prince playing all of the instruments and singing all of the vocals on his first album. He will also run way over budget during the sessions, spending more than double the amount of money advanced to him by Warner Bros. Though only a modest success upon its release, it will spin off two singles including “Soft And Wet” (#12 R&B, #92 Pop) and “Just As Long As We’re Together” (#91 R&B). “For You” will peak at #21 on the Billboard R&B album chart, and #163 on the Top 200.

(via blackkitschtorymonth)

joebloodyhunter:

LE HON HON HON, MOTHERFUCKER!

joebloodyhunter:

LE HON HON HON, MOTHERFUCKER!

(via twentypercentcooler)

paddyjohnson:

Jonathan Monagham: Rainbow Bison
The boss from Street Fighter, in GIF form by Jonathan Monaghan.

"But for me… it was Tuesday."

paddyjohnson:

Jonathan Monagham: Rainbow Bison

The boss from Street Fighter, in GIF form by Jonathan Monaghan.

"But for me… it was Tuesday."

quinbot:

lobross:

ceegypt:

bigredpoofball:

swolizard:

introvertedjerk:

tontonmichel:

We’ll God damn!

CLAPBACK

BRUHHHHHHHH

DAMN

ether

Tom was tired of being humble.

Jesus christ, Tom.

The convo stops there because that other guy died.

quinbot:

lobross:

ceegypt:

bigredpoofball:

swolizard:

introvertedjerk:

tontonmichel:

We’ll God damn!

CLAPBACK

BRUHHHHHHHH

DAMN

ether

Tom was tired of being humble.

Jesus christ, Tom.

The convo stops there because that other guy died.