these are mine. four of them are cheap battery watches. the bottom middle one is just a hollow shell, but i keep it because it’s the first pocketwatch I ever got. A mere 8 yuan on the Great Wall. The top middle and middle right ones i got from Forever 21 to wear as necklaces (only one of which I ever did wear regularly). The left middle is also a battery watch but I wear it (traditional style) when I want to wear a watch (if I wear the mechanical ones i am always afraid i will break them by bumping into something, and the cost of repair is not worth the risk).
the upper left was my first mechanical watch. the upper right corner is an old early 1900s Elgin, a gift. the bottom left is also a gift. the bottom right is a the Vitruvian man pocketwatch, based off the Da Vinci Code movie. The middle is one I got from Rothenberg, Germany.
this isn’t me being pretentious, I just really like pocketwatches. I want to get a stand up display board and wind them all and listen to them tick. I like them even more than compasses. I still have my favorite compass from when I was a kid though…it’s in a box on a shelf in my closet. Circular, hand-sized mechanical devices with outdated yet practical use….
i hope to get more.
i never had a favorite book before, but now it’s Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Sarcastic Captioned Adventures of George Washington
Photographs, Evidence Collection Occurred days after Crime
Afternoon testimony in the trial of Ted Wafer for the death of Renisha McBride on July 24th revealed less than stellar evidence collection techniques, suggesting the Dearborn Heights Police…
"During her talks, she said, "America has made great progress for which we should be very proud." In her blog she wrote: Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it" (378).
That came right out of Tumblr. Or did Tumblr pull it from her book?
I love this book so much.
Ghandi Quotes You’ve Never Heard
The lack of communication and documentation allowed Ghandi to create a perfect self-image of himself. But the popular image of Ghandi is a myth. In reality, Ghandi was a fascist sympathizer, blatant racist and a homophobic bisexual.
Here are some quotes from the man himself:
While in South Africa: “We were then marched off to a prison intended for Kaffirs [offensive term equivalent to the n-word]. We could understand not being classed with whites, but to be placed on the same level as the Natives seemed too much to put up with. Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilized — the convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live like animals."
“We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do… We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.” — Vol. 3, p. 256
Feb. 15, 1904: “Under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population.” — Vol. 3, p. 429
To the British during WWII: “This manslaughter must be stopped. You are losing; if you persist, it will only result in greater bloodshed. Hitler is not a bad man.”
1946: “Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs… It would have aroused the world and the people of Germany… As it is they succumbed anyway in their millions.”
Gandhi believed this act of “collective suicide”, in response to the Holocaust, “would have been heroism”.
Another Second Amendment Hero, fighting tyranny.
I miss buffy so much
Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
Why can’t we have a movie about him?
Tom Cruise should play him!
No fucking way is a white guy gonna play this man. How many Japanese male leads have you seen in theaters lately?
Fuck, the last one
Welcome to the United States of America.
From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.