30 July, 2014

First taste of chocolate in Ivory Coast

15 July, 2014

Freak hail storm hits Siberian beach in mid-summer

11 July, 2014

Burr Ellis: They did not commence fighting over here for several days after the war commenced. Dewey gave them till nine o’clock one day to surrender, and that night they all left but a few out to their trenches, and those that they left burned up the town, and when the town commenced burning, the troops were ordered in as far as possible and said, ‘Kill all we could find.’ I ran off from the hospital and went ahead with the scouts. And you bet, I did not cross the ocean for the fun there was in it, so the first one I found, he was in a house, down on his knees fanning a fire, trying to burn the house, and I pulled my old Long Tom to my shoulder and left him to burn with the fire, which he did. I got his knife, and another jumped out of the window and ran, and I brought him to the ground like a jack-rabbit. I killed seven that I know of, and one more, I am almost sure of: I shot ten shots at him running and knocked him down, and that evening the boys out in front of our trenches now found one with his arm shot off at the shoulder and dead as h____. I had lots of fun that morning….

1 June, 2014

(Source: attaches, via lifeofawhiskeydrinker)

28 April, 2014
Meanwhile, young Doug Engelbart, a radar technician in the Navy who never saw combat (the war ended as his boat pulled out of the San Francisco Bay), was on his way to the Philippines, too. He was transferred to Leyte, the island, and though the record is not precisely clear on this point, perhaps to the little village called Leyte, too, at the end of a long inlet. It was here that, in the words of John Markoff, Engelbart “stumbled across a Red Cross reading library in a native hut set on stilts, complete with thatched roof and plentiful bamboo.” Five years ago, a visitor to Leyte snapped this photograph of the the town of Leyte.

In a hut like this — and maybe even one of these huts specifically — Engelbart opened up that issue of LIFE and read Bush’s Atlantic article. The ideas in the story plowed new intellectual terrain for Engelbart, and the seeds that he planted and nurtured there over the next twenty years grew, with the help of millions of others, into the Internet you see today. (Alexis C. Madrigal/The Atlantic)

Meanwhile, young Doug Engelbart, a radar technician in the Navy who never saw combat (the war ended as his boat pulled out of the San Francisco Bay), was on his way to the Philippines, too. He was transferred to Leyte, the island, and though the record is not precisely clear on this point, perhaps to the little village called Leyte, too, at the end of a long inlet. It was here that, in the words of John Markoff, Engelbart “stumbled across a Red Cross reading library in a native hut set on stilts, complete with thatched roof and plentiful bamboo.” Five years ago, a visitor to Leyte snapped this photograph of the the town of Leyte.

In a hut like this — and maybe even one of these huts specifically — Engelbart opened up that issue of LIFE and read Bush’s Atlantic article. The ideas in the story plowed new intellectual terrain for Engelbart, and the seeds that he planted and nurtured there over the next twenty years grew, with the help of millions of others, into the Internet you see today. (Alexis C. Madrigal/The Atlantic)

28 April, 2014
Crewman of a motor torpedo boat covering himself with soap prior to dive over side of ship in the Philippines (1944) by LT. Wayne Miller

Crewman of a motor torpedo boat covering himself with soap prior to dive over side of ship in the Philippines (1944) by LT. Wayne Miller

18 March, 2014

Rock Me Baby - Sugar Pie Desanto

8 March, 2014
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Filmmaker Raya Martin discusses Philippine cinema, emojis, and his latest feature How to Disappear Completely.

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Filmmaker Raya Martin discusses Philippine cinema, emojis, and his latest feature How to Disappear Completely.

6 March, 2014
Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, pours out of upper windows of three—story storefront in Detroit during Prohibition, Detroit News Staff (1910)

Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, pours out of upper windows of three—story storefront in Detroit during Prohibition, Detroit News Staff (1910)

4 March, 2014

Marlon Brando’s Oscar® win for ” The Godfather”