moma:

Vincent van Gogh was born today in 1853. He painted The Olive Trees as a daytime companion to the more well-known work, The Starry Night.

[Vincent van Gogh. The Olive Trees. Saint Rémy, June-July 1889]

foxsoccer:

After handily taking down relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday, Everton sit just four points shy of Arsenal for the coveted fourth Champions League spot.

With a game in a hand and a tie against the Gunners next week, things are looking up for Everton. So, what better way to celebrate than…

He actually bought a bunch of bottles of water.

Victorino Outs For Charity

During last year’s World Series, I donated $5 to charity for every out Shane Victorino of the Red Sox made. This year, I will do it for the whole season at the rate of $1 per out.

Why? If you have to ask why, you’ve never watched Shane Victorino play. He is Baseball’s Greatest Monster.

retrocampaigns:

The Veracity Elephant is coming to mess you up.

Republicans gather in front of a “GOP Truth Squad Special” airplane in 1960, holding up a stuffed elephant with a “Veracity” banner around its trunk, while wearing Nixon-Lodge campaign buttons and “Truth Squad” ribbons. WHAT?

Photo via George Mason University, Special Collections and Archives, Arthur E. Scott photograph collection.

Arthur E. Scott was a photojournalist and photo-historian for the U.S. Senate. For twenty years beginning in 1955, Scott was the photographer for the Republican Senatorial Committee.

QOTD

  • Patron: I want you to confirm my theory about the disappearance of that plane in Malaysia.
  • Me (buckling in for a long day): OK
  • Patron: Aren't there active volcanoes near Malaysia?
  • Me: Yes, Indonesia has many and there was a major eruption on Java in February.
  • Patron: So couldn't the plane have flown into the ash and just disappeared?
  • Me: Well, news reports say that the ash clouds had dissipated. They keep good track of volcanoes because they can cause problems for planes.
  • Patron: Couldn't the volcanic ash have caused the plane to just stop in one place?
  • Me: Planes can't stop in one place. They would fall down. They're like Wile E. Coyote.
  • Patron: What if the plane went in a circle? It wouldn't like it had a direction.
  • Me: Yes, the plane's direction would have been a circle, but it's really hard to fly in a perfect circle.
  • Patron: I think the pilot just took the plane and flew directly into the cone of an active volcano. That way nobody would have noticed.
  • Me: I think more people would have noticed because it would have been on land and there are monitors on volcanoes.
  • Patron: Well, that's what I believe. Bye.

Word of the day: Fußballspiel (German)

oupacademic:

nFootball match.

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Image credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild/ CC-BY-SACC-BY-SA-3.0-de via Wikimedia Commons.

newtops:

Talenti mint gelato

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
stories-yet-to-be-written:

Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi
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Stunning images of how India celebrates Holi