Vietnam Helmet Graffiti: "As is the case with so many other things, the conflict in Vietnam put its own unique stamp on the things we wrote on our helmets." (Marc Leepson, 30 July 2010)
French photographer and digital retoucher Laure Fauvel has turned the tables on things that go bump in the night in this photo series ‘Terreurs’. Instead of having the children hiding, he has depicted them as strong and brave with a sword, pop gun or fairy wand drawn and the monsters and creatures cowering in fear.
Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.
This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication.
Bad news: HIV re-emerges in ‘cured’ Mississippi girl (BBC)
Cartography of the Moon’s visible side .
In a victory activists were unsure they’d get, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act today, declaring the anti-LGBT law “null and void” because of a parliamentary technicality in how it was passed.
The court determined that when members of Parliament passed the law in December 2013, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had not established quorum — a required minimum number of members present to vote — effectively invalidating the law.
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIRECT LIFE-SAVING ACTION SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BY UGANDAN QUEER ACTIVISTS!!!!!!!!!! FUCKING HEROIC AND LEGENDARY!!!!!!!!!!! THERE’S NOT ENOUGH EXCLAMATION POINTS IN THE WORLD FOR HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS!!!
It is a positive to be sure and maybe Museveni will be less bullish in pushing the act a second time round. The reality is however that the law was only struck down on a technicality, public support for it remains strong, the government is appealing and MPs have petitioned to bypass the need for formal reintroduction. I fear this is a reprieve rather than a victory.
Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.
Alex Elle (via housewifeswag)
That is such a bad piece of advice to have nearly two-hundred thousand notes. Lots of people in life will “threaten your joy” by telling you difficult truths, or reminding you of your responsibilities, or needing things from you, or just by being difficult arseholes. It is not practical or wise to ignore everyone who brings you down; being an adult means actually dealing with stuff you don’t want to hear.