Meet Peter, one of the professional projectionists who ran these machines and ones like them for thirty years. Here, he waits. Everything is all set to go. The film is threaded, the arclight is burning. The reel on the far machine is coming to an end. With only moments left before the screen goes black, Peter looks out the port glass window with his eyes fixed in the upper right hand corner of the screen, waiting for the cue dot. Once he sees the first cue dot, he’ll start the machine. At the second cue dot he’ll hit the #projection changeover pedal and the movie will continue on the new machine. Meanwhile, the audience notices nothing.
why sleep when you can stay up late every night being sad then feel like shit the next day
If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
- Roald Dahl (via battybatty)
The Scully Effect
One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.
Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.
The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.
— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)
"In the history of mankind many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state; and in no way has this loss of power been so often and so clearly shown as in the tendency to turn the government into a government primarily for the benefit of one class instead of a government for the benefit of the people as a whole."
—Theodore Roosevelt, speech to farmers at the New York State Agricultural Association, Syracuse, New York, 7 September 1903
Freelance San Francisco-based photographer Dave Glass documented the urban renewal effort in San Francisco’s area of Western Addition that, in the second half of the 1970’s, involved the relocation of many 19th century victorian buildings to their new permanent locations. A relocated house could be purchased from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency for $1 (one dollar) plus relocation and restoration costs.
because they don’t believe in it plain and simple lol
Because it was something that the black man in the Oval Office wanted, and they hate him so much that they’ll destroy the entire United States and everyone living in it before they would ever vote for anything he supports.
Both of those things. But just as importantly, being “conservative” means opposing any change in the established hierarchy.
That’s what conservatism has always been about. If you’re on top, conservatism aims to keep you there.
Believe it or not, that has a daily impact on everyone else.
I’ve been cutting the same infomercial for the past 16 hours straight. God help me, I kinda want a pair of these sweet Eagle Eyes high-definition sunglasses.