appalachian-appreciation:

eplingillustrations:

A cartoon I finished recently published in the ‘Lexington Herald-Leader’. They featured this part of their special edition on Appalachia. I love this medium for exactly this reason, it’s disarming because it’s ‘comics’… which helps to deliver a message in such a unique way. 

Hopefully, one day, I may find other comic-artists, sequential artists, here in the mountains of Central Appalachia! Just no community here for us, me, or whatever. Still, I produce because, as much of you know (who loves this as much as I do), you HAVE to. 

This is so important.

tagged as: Appalachia;  



This was a huge mistake.

tagged as: SO MANY PEOPLE;  



90s Animal Planet: Animals are cool, kids! They can be your friends! But watch out, some are dangerous! Ooh, watch Jeff Corwin handle the most venomous snake in Africa! Aw, look at the tiger babies! Oh, let's learn about conserving the environment! Remember kids, we must respect this planet, because it's the animals' home as well!
2013 Animal Planet: ANIMALS WILL FUCKING KILL YOU. And guess what? PARASITES WILL TOO! Yes I know those aren't really animals, I guess. OH YEAH HERE'S SOME PSEUDO-SCIENCE ABOUT BIGFOOT. He's an animal too, right? WATCH THIS WOMAN GET EATEN BY HER PET CHIMPANZEE. ANIMALS ARE SCARY, KIDS. BE CAUTIOUS AROUND YOUR PET LIZARD OK. oh look kittens!
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90s History Channel: Here kids, we're gonna talk about this society today. History from all time periods and all countries. Isn't this stuff fascinating? Watch us dig up a tomb!
Early 2000's History Channel: So there's this guy named Hitler. And he's pretty bad. Let us tell you how bad Hitler is. Hitler. Hitler. Hitler. Hitler. More Hiltler. Hey have you heard about this guy named Hitler?
2013 History Channel: Aliens moonshiners aliens rednecks aliens pawnshops aliens aliens aliens hey have we mentioned aliens because aliens
2014 History Channel: Was Hitler an Alien?
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Going to king of prussiaaaaaaaaaaaa!

tagged as: Musing;  



architectureofdoom:

Dom Bosco Sanctuary, Brasilia, Carlos Alberto Naves, 1963.

Stained glass by Hubert Van Doorne. View this on the map

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tagged as: fashion;  



lilacsinthedooryard:

Carl Wilhelmson

Saturday Night

tagged as: art;  painting;  



gidguard:

wildboysandwhiskey:

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

This is so incredibly precious, this actually makes me tear up with happiness!

My grandmother did a similar thing.

When me and my sister and our cousins were little she had always knitted us tiny socks, and baby-blankets, and sweaters and pillows and everything. But as we grew up we didn’t really need that sort of stuff anymore.

So from the time I was six, my grandmother started knitting socks, sweaters, pants and blankets for small children in war zones instead. Her own grandchildren were dressed and fed every day, and so she figured; why not help the children who don’t have that privilege.

So every time I’ve been to visit her for the last 14 years, there have always been boxes filled with knitted baby garments standing in a corner somewhere, ready to be shipped away.

tagged as: sweet old lady <3;  



whataboutbobbed:

Louise Brooks defined

tagged as: art;  flapper;  1920s;  



faketima:

FLOCKA OUT HERE BEATING THE PRESIDENT AND STEVE JOBS BYE


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