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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
This is so frustrating
11:21 am • 22 September 2014 • 155,525 notes
the winner takes it all // abba
the judges will decide
the likes of me abide
spectators of the show
always staying low
1:49 am • 22 September 2014 • 820 notes
“I hate when people do that, when they change gender of other people’s songs. Not your song to do that mate, is it?”
— Nick Grimshaw, after praising George Ezra for staying true to the lyrics in his cover of ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ (via clipsandstuff)
1:25 am • 22 September 2014 • 2,235 notes
The blackest bird there ever was. It’s black on the outside from head to toe, and black on the inside with its meat and organs.
It’s called the Ayam Cemani from Indonesia, and they’re $2,500 a pop. Their bones are black, too. The only part of them that’s not black is their blood
I have a poster of this chicken on my wall and I ain’t even lying.
1:22 am • 22 September 2014 • 131,890 notes
People go like “you can’t force diversity” as if the racial hegemony and absolute heterosexuality in media happened naturally and wasn’t carefully constructed and heavily forced by a white supremacist agenda and society’s obsession with hetero normativity
3:50 am • 21 September 2014 • 37,493 notes
“Social networking sites like Facebook encourage people to view themselves as perpetual cultural entrepreneurs, striving to offer a newer and better version of themselves to the world. Sites like LinkedIn prod their users to present themselves as a fungible basket of skills, adjustable to the needs of any employer, without any essential characteristics beyond a requisite subservience. Classical liberalism always assumes the coherent individual self as its basic unit. Neoliberalism, by contrast, sees people as little more than variable bundles of human capital, with no permanent interests or even attributes that cannot be remade through the market.”
— Bulletproof Neoliberalism (via ihaveabsolutelynoidea)
3:44 am • 21 September 2014 • 485 notes