Conclusion of the day:
You don´t mess with the queen of figure skating and ridicule the sports in an international Olympic events, which is watched worldwide by millions.

Kim Da Hae’s final score to Kim Joo Hyuk and the kid had the best reaction. It totally sealed her fate. “RUSSIA! RUSSIA!” 



Ancient Rock Carvings
Qaqotorq, Greenland

Reblogged from wolfview

I don’t hate any race of people, and it pains me to wake up to other young people being misled to believe I do. I am for unity and equality.



Every yard needs a Pinus

Reblogged from Urban Garden Center


Photo of the Day: Taslima at Her Doorstep

Photography by Sandipan Mukherjee (Kolkata, India); Turtuk, Ladakh, India

Reblogged from Smithsonian Magazine



Museo Nacional de Antropología — Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Jorge Campuzano y Rafael Mijares (1964)

Fotografiado por Armando Salas Portugal. Chapultepec, Ciudad de México.

El paraguas, fuente y columna escultórica diseñada por Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, decorada con un relieve en bronce de José Chávez Morado

The Paraguas (Umbrella), fountain and sculptural column designed by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez with bronze bas relief sculpture by Jose Chavez Morado

Reblogged from Una Vida Moderna

person vs. idol: kwon kkabyul vs. snsd’s yuri

Not a SNSD fan, but Yuri is my absolute fave. Out of all of those girls, she’s the only one who has a personality that seems real when they’re on variety shows. The stories she shares and how she tells them get me every time.

Reblogged from Seoulbeats



The Quiet Radicalism of All That

The ’90s were golden years for Nickelodeon. The children’s cable television network was home to now cult-classic shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991-2000), Clarissa Explains It All (1991-’94), The Secret Life of Alex Mack (1994-’98), and Salute Your Shorts (1991-’92)—arguably heretofore unmatched in their clever, un-condescending approach to entertaining young people. Nick News with Linda Ellerbee launched in 1992, and remains to this day one of the only shows on-air devoted to frank, engaging discussions of teen issues and opinions.

But perhaps the program that best embodied the values of Nick in those years was All That, a sketch-comedy show that premiered 20 years ago today. Created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin, All That ran for an impressive 10 seasons before it was canceled in 2005. The prolific franchise spawned a number of spin-offs (Good Burger, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show) and launched the careers of several comedy mainstays: Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, and Taran Killam.

Like Saturday Night Live (which would later hire Thompson and Killam), All That was a communal pop-cultural touchstone. The parents of ’90s kids had the Church Lady, “more cowbell,” and Roseanne Roseannadanna; the kids themselves, though, had Pierre Escargot, “Vital Information,” and Repairman Man Man Man, and we recited their catch-phrases to one another in the cafeteria and on the playground. Although All That was clearly designed as a SNL, Jr., of sorts, it wasn’t merely starter sketch comedy—it was an admittedly daring venture for a children’s network to embark on.

In its own right, All That was a weirdly subversive little show. It never explicitly crossed the line into “mature” territory, but it constantly flirted with the limits of FCC-approved family-friendliness. Take, for instance, the “Ask Ashley” sketch. A barely tween-aged Amanda Bynes (Seasons Three to Six), played an adorably wide-eyed video advice-columnist. Ashley (“That’s me!”) would read painfully dimwitted letters from fans with clearly solvable problems. (Example: “Dear Ashley, I live in a two-story house and my room is upstairs. Every morning, when it’s time to go to school, I jump out the window. So far I’ve broken my leg 17 times. Do you have any helpful suggestions for me?”) She would wait a beat, smile sweetly into the camera, then fly into a manic rage; emitting a stream of G-rated curses, always tantalizingly on the verge of spitting a true obscenity into the mix.

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This show was amazeballs.

I was in my 20s when this show came out. If my friend had cable and it was one, we’d watch it. It was so much better than SNL’s try-too-hard.

Reblogged from In Monochrome


DEA Agent Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In White Areas (Must Watch)

Don’t believe there’s a racial element to the War on Drugs? As a former U.S. marshal and special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency, Matthew Fog witnessed the astonishing inequity of the War on Drugs firsthand. This is his story.


"Mary Belle and the Mermaid" by Leo and Diane Dillon



Kwanghee is my idol.

This was the episode where I finally admitted that Kwanghee kills me. It used to drive me nuts when he talked about his plastic surgery and how much better looking he thinks he is now. This was fucking classic.