George Orwell’s famous 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language” is generally read and interpreted, in the North American context at least, as primarily concerned with matters of style, and particularly with vagueness, pretension and clichéd, “dead” phraseology. It is taught as a warning and a corrective for writers.
Marilyn Monroe and friend in Alberta, Canada, in 1953 for the filming of River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Bearilyn: 1953)
Your eyes can paint colors onto blank objects. I swear! Just stare at the red dot in the optical illusion above for 10 seconds and you’ll see the black and white cityscape be transformed into a brand new colorful world. Each building will have its own nuanced color. Magic!
Water Experiment No. 33 Automata
What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.
By: Dean O’Callaghan
The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via
Hazel McCallion, everbody.
92 years old,
34 years in office,
$0 in debt
$700 million in reserve
Eight prime ministers
But women aren’t strong leaders… OH WAIT.
Now I’m sure somebody’s gonna tell me something but
- supports a Palestinian state
- supports Aids CHarities
- told her city well if we cant get money y’all need to pay taxes and maintains a 76 approval rating
- nick named Hurricane Hazel
- and is so boss lady that she don’t run she’ tells folks to give that money to charity
I will always reblog this lady.
This woman is officially my new hero.
In regards to the flooding in the GTA yesterday, she apparently said that she hasn’t seen rain like that since her neighbour Noah was building a boat.
New hero in life.