Many machines on Ix

New machines.
Jul 24
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Emoji usage in the Better Homes and Gardens Story Book, 1950.

Emoji usage in the Better Homes and Gardens Story Book, 1950.

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Jul 22
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keplyq:

got sidetracked

keplyq:

got sidetracked

Jul 17
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A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.

If it was used to make one of Chanel’s little black dresses, the wearer’s head and limbs might appear to float incorporeally around a dress-shaped hole.

Rest here.

give me that dress immediately. 

(via birdwarden)

paging baptismus-flaminis, cilantroknees, others

(via badfuckingpuns)

I also want the dress

(via keplyq)

omfg fuligin

(Source: kierongillen, via keplyq)

Jul 13
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honeyjets:

Best Products (also known simply as BEST) is a defunct chain of American catalog showroom retail stores founded by Sydney and Frances Lewis, formerly headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

In the 1970s, Best Products contracted with James Wines’ “Sculpture in the Environment" (SITE) architecture firm to design nine highly unorthodox retail facilities, notably a tongue-in-cheek structure called the "Indeterminate Facade" in Houston, Texas with a severely distressed facade. The store in Sacramento also had a unique design. In the morning, its corner entryway would slide open, and would slide back shut at night. The structure, with its breakaway entry removed, is now a Best Buy.[2] Photographs of these storefronts appeared in several Best catalogs.

Best employed the “catalog showroom” concept for many of its product offerings. Although some product categories (such as sporting goods and toys) were stocked in traditional self-serve aisles, the majority of products (notably consumer electronics, housewares, and appliances) were featured as unboxed display models. Customers were permitted to examine and experiment with these models, and if found to be desirable, they could be purchased by submitting orders to store personnel. Saleable versions of the merchandise (typically boxed and/or in its original packaging) would then be retrieved from storage and delivered to a customer service area for subsequent purchase.

Best filed twice for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The first bankruptcy period began in January 1991 and lasted through June 16, 1994. The second and final filing was made on September 24, 1996. At the time of the second filing, Best operated 169 Best stores and 11 Best Jewelry stores in 23 states, and a nation-wide mail-order service.

Jul 01
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You see these Transformers movies and sense that as long as the studios are turning over action and superhero franchises to geeks and hipsters and smarty-pants, Bay will want to keep making these films. He knows how to orchestrate the mayhem that’s now a rite of everything from Marvel sequels to Melissa McCarthy movies. He perfected that mayhem, and now comedians are trying both to duplicate and mock it. I’m sure for Bay this is an insult, like, “What’s next, Amy Schumer in Sophie’s Choice?” These guys are doing bong hits. He’s power-lifting, and nobody lifts more, more loudly. The perverse entertainment of a Michael Bay movie comes from his sincerity. When he destroys your city, your street, your house, he means it.
— Typically brilliant bit from Wesley Morris, talking about Transformers, Snowpiercer, and the end of the world.
Jun 30
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richardlawson:

I love the last two lines of this comment on my Transformers review

Like magma, this take.

richardlawson:

I love the last two lines of this comment on my Transformers review

Like magma, this take.

Jun 29
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This is one of the greatest songs of all time.

(Source: youtube.com)