1. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a better card or better advice.

  2. humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

    humansofnewyork:

    “We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

  3. Hey, Look at These Assholes →

    I have never been to San Francisco and have very little grasp of the housing and inequality issues that are going on there. That being said, this is one of the more evil business models ever devised. It takes a scarce but free(ish) public resource and turns it into an exercise of financial and social capital dick-swinging. If you don’t know about this app, or if this meal is at the top end of what you can afford to pay, these turbodouches have effectively priced you out of the market.1

    "Tech" is a broad, amorphous concept that encompasses a lot of different products. You can’t generally impugn a vague collective noun. But this is beyond some eye-roll-inducing nonsense like "low-end disruption" or some other tech catchphrase, it’s a violation of the social contract that impoverishes everyone except these assholes.


    1. Not to mention it totally screws up the restaurant’s business model. 

  4. 29 July 2014

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    The mystery of the Wu-Tang name generator →

    jkottke:

    Hi, everybody! Tim Carmody here, guest-hosting for Jason this week.

    You probably know that Donald Glover (actor on Community, writer on 30 Rock) also has a rap career under the stage name Childish Gambino. You may not know that the name “Childish Gambino” comes from a Wu-Tang Name…

  5. centuriespast:

GRECO, ElSt Francis’s Vision of the Flaming Torch1600-05Oil on canvas, 203 x 148 cmHospital de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Cádiz

    centuriespast:

    GRECO, El
    St Francis’s Vision of the Flaming Torch
    1600-05
    Oil on canvas, 203 x 148 cm
    Hospital de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Cádiz

  6. It looks like my lady and I are going to go on a Tuscan road trip over Thanksgiving since I’ll be in Spain. Super excited!

  7. 99percentinvisible:

    Dramatic Dutch safety posters from the 20s. Translations and more here

  8. hagiasophiacat:

GUEST SUBMISSION
#hagiasophia #cat #turkiye #istanbul

    hagiasophiacat:

    GUEST SUBMISSION

    #hagiasophia #cat #turkiye #istanbul

  9. thelifepacific:

     

    (Source: sandandglass)

  10. (Source: lawebloca)