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Teach me your ways, oh wise one.

Teach me your ways, oh wise one.

archiemcphee:

Artist Johannes Stötter is a fine-art-bodypainter from South Tyrol, Italy who uses his artistry to blend his subjects into their surroundings so well that they all but disappear. His models appear to take on both the colours and textures of their surroundings and sometimes even transform into other creatures or objects, including fruit and vegetables, trees, rocks, and even wildlife.

For example, the photo at the top of this post appears to feature a colourful frog. Look closely and you’ll see that the frog is composed of five different people carefully painted and positioned so that together they become one beautiful amphibian. Click here to watch a video about how it was done.

Head over to My Modern Metropolis to view more examples of Johannes Stötter’s artwork.

[via My Modern Metropolis and Whudat]

That frog. Jeebus, zoom in on that frog.

fuckyeahtx:

campaignsick:

A definite must watch School House Rock parody of what’s going  Texas’ war on women. 

This is a fantastic. Too bad it it so damn true.

This is some amazing work with the lyrics right here.

totallynotbarrett:

Strong women of Texas (and the world), reblog and show your strength as best as the Internet allows. I know I’m a dude, but I support you 100%.

This is great.

totallynotbarrett:

Strong women of Texas (and the world), reblog and show your strength as best as the Internet allows. I know I’m a dude, but I support you 100%.

This is great.

acmesalesrep:

brevetcaptain:

I would fail at one. How does one draw a line around anything?
Good thing we’ve solved that racism thing in America.

Either the author of this test needs to be tested for literacy, or the test has been poorly written on purpose in order to trick people into getting things wrong. I’m not sure which is more likely.

This apparently is part of a longer Jim Crow era literacy test, designed to be impossible to pass with trick questions, some subjective interpretation required, and a tight time limit.  It would be given to minority voters to justify turning them away from polls, blaming them for failing while pretending there was no overt racial ban in place anymore.  It’s one of the reasons the US needed the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court is now starting to dismantle.  When people talk about the disproportional effects of the new ID requirements on certain groups, this is why they compare the new rules to the literacy tests.

acmesalesrep:

brevetcaptain:

I would fail at one. How does one draw a line around anything?

Good thing we’ve solved that racism thing in America.

Either the author of this test needs to be tested for literacy, or the test has been poorly written on purpose in order to trick people into getting things wrong. I’m not sure which is more likely.

This apparently is part of a longer Jim Crow era literacy test, designed to be impossible to pass with trick questions, some subjective interpretation required, and a tight time limit. It would be given to minority voters to justify turning them away from polls, blaming them for failing while pretending there was no overt racial ban in place anymore. It’s one of the reasons the US needed the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court is now starting to dismantle. When people talk about the disproportional effects of the new ID requirements on certain groups, this is why they compare the new rules to the literacy tests.

Nice timing on the sponsored post. Surrounded by images of water cannons and tear gas on my dash, I assumed this meant Pepsi was sponsoring the crackdown in Turkey.

Nice timing on the sponsored post. Surrounded by images of water cannons and tear gas on my dash, I assumed this meant Pepsi was sponsoring the crackdown in Turkey.

There’s something I haven’t seen in years — pecans on one of the trees in my icon photo.  They lost a lot of branches during the drought, but each had some green come back this year after the spring rain.

There’s something I haven’t seen in years — pecans on one of the trees in my icon photo. They lost a lot of branches during the drought, but each had some green come back this year after the spring rain.

I think Popovich almost smiled once.

A 30 pt lead was all I wanted. Thanks, guys.

Some of those Skittles are quite tart, more than you might expect.

buzzfeedpolitics:

Woah, Hillary Clinton is now on Twitter. Also, “pantsuit aficionado.”


"TBD …"

buzzfeedpolitics:

Woah, Hillary Clinton is now on Twitter. Also, “pantsuit aficionado.”

"TBD …"

acmesalesrep:

Meanwhile, in Canada: Truck carrying fireworks hits moose on highway, lights up sky
(National Post; h/t @AndrewBucholtz)

Such a festive way to go, and there’s video at the link!

acmesalesrep:

Meanwhile, in Canada: Truck carrying fireworks hits moose on highway, lights up sky

(National Post; h/t @AndrewBucholtz)

Such a festive way to go, and there’s video at the link!

After these chumps are voted out of office we should continue to vote them out of office repeatedly, long after they are gone.