fun with a sharp object

cardboardamerica:

Marina City - Chicago, Illinois
FANTASTIC MARINA CITY OF CHICAGO Twin towers rising majestically 60 stories on the North Bank of the Chicago River overshadowing the Loop - boasts 896 outside balcony apartments - 20 floors of auto marking - 600 boat parking area - a 10-story office building - 1,500 seat theatre - shops - restaurants - swimming pool - skating rink and a three acre part. Total cost $36,000,000. Mailed from Hamlet, Indiana to Mrs. Helen McCullough of Milwaukee 6, Wisconsin on October 2, 1962: Dear Helen: Hope by time you get this card you will be almost started for Chicago, as I think Clara & bud were planning to get you. Hope everybody is under control up there now. Dave didn’t have his cast long did he. Love, Pat

And when Steve McQueen saw these his natural reaction was to have a car “jump” from the building to the river below.

cardboardamerica:

Marina City - Chicago, Illinois

FANTASTIC MARINA CITY OF CHICAGO
Twin towers rising majestically 60 stories on the North Bank of the Chicago River overshadowing the Loop - boasts 896 outside balcony apartments - 20 floors of auto marking - 600 boat parking area - a 10-story office building - 1,500 seat theatre - shops - restaurants - swimming pool - skating rink and a three acre part. Total cost $36,000,000.

Mailed from Hamlet, Indiana to Mrs. Helen McCullough of Milwaukee 6, Wisconsin on October 2, 1962:

Dear Helen: Hope by time you get this card you will be almost started for Chicago, as I think Clara & bud were planning to get you. Hope everybody is under control up there now. Dave didn’t have his cast long did he. Love, Pat

And when Steve McQueen saw these his natural reaction was to have a car “jump” from the building to the river below.

nprfreshair:

Today an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 12 Nepalese Sherpas. According to The Guardian, the accident occurred while the Sherpas were fixing ropes for other climbers in an extremely dangerous ice fall area. Tourism ministry spokesman Mohan Krishna Sapkota says they were preparing the route for the climbing season that starts later this month. 
Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside Magazine, wrote an article last year called Disposable Man about the extreme risk Sherpas face and what little financial protection they have—for themselves and for their families—if they are injured, maimed or killed on the job. 

Schaffer spoke to Fresh Air last summer about the dangerous work Sherpas do on Everest:

"The thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. And it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1 percent mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1 percent mortality [rate] for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous. …
If you’re a Western climber, you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa, you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long term, of 1.2 percent, and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska. It makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq War. The thing that hides that number is that the season is relatively short … and [has] a relatively small workforce.”


Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic 

nprfreshair:

Today an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 12 Nepalese Sherpas. According to The Guardian, the accident occurred while the Sherpas were fixing ropes for other climbers in an extremely dangerous ice fall area. Tourism ministry spokesman Mohan Krishna Sapkota says they were preparing the route for the climbing season that starts later this month. 

Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside Magazine, wrote an article last year called Disposable Man about the extreme risk Sherpas face and what little financial protection they have—for themselves and for their families—if they are injured, maimed or killed on the job. 

Schaffer spoke to Fresh Air last summer about the dangerous work Sherpas do on Everest:

"The thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. And it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1 percent mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1 percent mortality [rate] for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous. …

If you’re a Western climber, you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa, you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long term, of 1.2 percent, and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska. It makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq War. The thing that hides that number is that the season is relatively short … and [has] a relatively small workforce.”

Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic 

red-lipstick:

Cara Barer - 1: Rainbow, 2013  2: Carousel, 2007  3: Tie Dye, 2013  4: Stargazer  5: Pink Butterfly, 2011 6: Speed Reading, 2011  7: Ocean, 2013  8: Sunset, 2013  9: Sunflower, 2013     Sculptures   Cara Barer uses old Phone Books, Computer Manuals, Maps, and Comic Books to create hypnotic sculptures and then photographs them.

(Source: carabarer.com, via fuckyeahbookarts)

dramatisecho:

favourite films // moonrise kingdom

 Suzy: I always wished I was an orphan. Most of my favorite characters are. I think your lives are more special.Sam: I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about.

dramatisecho:

favourite films // moonrise kingdom

Suzy: I always wished I was an orphan. Most of my favorite characters are. I think your lives are more special.
Sam
: I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about.

(via effervescentoptimist)

anniewu:

superdames:

A collection of wonderful title panels from female-led comics of the 1940s. (Click each image for source info & credits.)

SATAN’S DAUGHTER. SCIENCE SLEUTH. GIRL SQUADRON.

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scottlava:

“Got you, didn’t I, you little sucker!”

scottlava:

Got you, didn’t I, you little sucker!”