We could live in a world that’s bright and shiny, and absolutely green.
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
What the fuck Gru how do you notice this like they are all basically indentical
That’s because he truly loves them and knows them
i love when that other one slaps his head like “nigga tryin steal my love gtfo”
THE ONE IN THE 3RD GIF THAT STARTS CRYING HES SO DISTRAUGHT
OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
The LA Times title really bothers me: “North Korea executes 80, some for minor offenses, newspaper says”
As if it’s unacceptable because some of the offenses were minor.
This world really sucks sometimes.
I don’t mean to be cynical but this is North-Korea, this has always been North-Korea… where only a small group of tourists is accepted every year, where was recently opened the very first restaurant of the country -a pizzeria-, where people are not allowed to get news from other countries via TV, radio, etc and thus have absolutely no idea of what’s going on in the rest of the world.
I remember a few years ago Firefox did a huge map of the downloads of their latest version, as a kind of record-breaking event. There was not a single one in North-Korea, of course, almost the only country in the world where it hadn’t been downloaded when even all the poorest countries in Africa had at least one or two downloads.
This is North-Korea, from where a man and his family flew after finding, by accident, a foreign radio channel and discovering that the rest of the world was not a giant dictatorship and that a better life was possible somewhere else.
This is the country where cellphones were only recently spread, and they can only call inside the country -unless you work for the government-.
So sorry but there’s been some serious shit in North-Korea for decades now, it is a hardcore dictatorship and we don’t say anything because we’re too scared of the psycho at the head of the country.
Welcome to Dinovember
A month-long imagination invasion.
Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children their plastic dinosaur figures come to life while they sleep.
It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.
The next morning, the dinos had climbed onto the kitchen counter to raid the fruit bowl.
The morning after that, they had managed to breach the refrigerator and help themselves to a carton of eggs. “Uh-oh,” we heard our girls whisper. “Mom and Dad are not going to like this.”
Things quickly escalated from there. More often than not, the dinos’ antics were less than tidy. They are dinosaurs, after all.
To be fair, they did clean up after themselves from time to time.
Usually, though, the dinosaurs are just like anybody else—looking to have a good time.
Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.
Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.