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A man is crying while he flips through a family album he found in the rubbles of his old house.

politics-war:


A man is crying while he flips through a family album he found in the rubbles of his old house.

Reblogged from senjukannon


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Rethinking the fashion industry

I’m invited to a fashion house to give a lecture to their management team. About men and masculinity. The company has struggled for decades trying to get men to become more fashion conscious and to buy more clothes.

-We haven’t cracked the code yet and need to understand men better, says the female HR manager who hired me, as she casts a stressed glance at her watch.

-I have a little method of my own to create insight, I say. But she puts a hand on my arm and stops me.

-I have full confidence in you, Anders, but I have another meeting I have to attend now, and saying that backs into the elevator.

Two weeks later I’m standing in a conference room with a refreshing gender balance.

-This is a pure marketing problem, I say looking out over the well-dressed men and women around the shiny walnut table. I show my first powerpoint image of a listless man staring at himself in a bathroom mirror.

-And the key is about identification. Men want to be able to relate to fashion advertising and visualize the clothes on themselves.

People nod in agreement around the table, pouring mineral water in their glasses, taking notes.

-But no man over 30 want to see images of men his own age, I continue and show the image of Tommy from Pippi Longstocking.

-Men want to see better versions of themselves. They want to see 12 year olds.

-12-year olds? the Marketing Director asks and laughs nervously.

-Yes, no older than 17. Men like to look at young boys, it’s scientifically proven. Older men relate to young, skinny boys because all men like to be reminded and idealize their own lost children’s bodies. As brittle porcelain dolls, I say poetically while gazing into thin air.

People around the table start to look uneasy and exchange glances, so I raise my voice a few decibels to take command of my insight mission again.

-Besides, it’s well known that clothes look much better on a 12 year old. And I ‘m not talking about your average chubby brat with one arm in a bag of crisps and the other firmly clutching a games console here. I’m talking about thread-thin boys with becoming eating disorders, substance abuse, self-mutilation or anything else that produces a desperate look that photographers like Terry Richardson can exploit into high fashion.

-This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, says the male CEO and gets up. His face is red and he’s almost screaming at me.

-Porsche doesn’t sell cars using images of CHILDREN? And technology companies don’t use CHILDREN as models for a new PC or a new TV? You sound as if you’d like to make us look like a paedophile network. What the hell do you think it would look like if our male collection was marketed with children, even sick children?

-Indeed, I say, and start a slide show of the company’s own images from their current autumn collection for women.

-What would it look like?

The silence in the room is so sublime that it should be recorded and saved for posterity.

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Reblogged from coffee-and-corsets


morgholoth:

italianformygirlfriend:

lupasenzaluna:

italianformygirlfriend:

378: In bocca al lupo

FUNNY FACT: actually, the answer should be “thanks” or something like. The origing of this way to wish good luck comes from romans, and it’s refered to the myth of Remus and Romulus, who were saved by a wolf. These animals are extremely protective with puppies, they’re the biggest tresure for them, and they will defend them to death. 
The answer becomed negative with Middle Age, where the wolf was associate to the devil and all kind of evil. This is probably due to the fact that wolves often ate corpses of victims of the plagues, from mass graves. Plus, they see in the dark and can hunt during night. Basically, humans never likes other predators in their territories exept themself! 

I did not know about this background information! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this down! :D
(It did always bother me that the regular answer is so mean to the wolf…)

morgoloth:It’s false thing. It comes from the fact that wolf are SCARY as Hell form people before 19th century. So in a manner of foolish courage you wish that the baddest thing it could happen in a travel (meet wit the wolf, the very thing that usually kill travelerers). And in spite of this you wish that the thing will die. Source the italian site of linguistic study accademy.http://www.accademiadellacrusca.it/en/italian-language/language-consulting/questions-answers/sullorigine-formula-bocca-lupo

morgholoth:

italianformygirlfriend:

lupasenzaluna:

italianformygirlfriend:

378: In bocca al lupo

FUNNY FACT: actually, the answer should be “thanks” or something like. The origing of this way to wish good luck comes from romans, and it’s refered to the myth of Remus and Romulus, who were saved by a wolf. These animals are extremely protective with puppies, they’re the biggest tresure for them, and they will defend them to death. 

The answer becomed negative with Middle Age, where the wolf was associate to the devil and all kind of evil. This is probably due to the fact that wolves often ate corpses of victims of the plagues, from mass graves. Plus, they see in the dark and can hunt during night. Basically, humans never likes other predators in their territories exept themself! 

I did not know about this background information! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this down! :D

(It did always bother me that the regular answer is so mean to the wolf…)

morgoloth:
It’s false thing. It comes from the fact that wolf are SCARY as Hell form people before 19th century. So in a manner of foolish courage you wish that the baddest thing it could happen in a travel (meet wit the wolf, the very thing that usually kill travelerers). And in spite of this you wish that the thing will die. Source the italian site of linguistic study accademy.

http://www.accademiadellacrusca.it/en/italian-language/language-consulting/questions-answers/sullorigine-formula-bocca-lupo

Reblogged from ishkerayot


Little Aceos, science illustrations.

sandraculliton:

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Had a very late night last night, and also had a quick sketching session! Came up with these adorable and kick ass little aceos. Microbiology is awesome :)

Reblogged from lowsodiumsoysauce


I don’t want to finish studying

/wail


Reblogged from kiora-the-crashing-wave


radycat:

Watch and be amazed common folk! As the same fandom who hates X character trait in female character adores the fuck out of it in male character!

Reblogged from kiora-the-crashing-wave


immox:

I will always reblog this whenever it appears in my dashboard.

(Source: schweppesandcheshirecats)

Reblogged from tzig-reblogs


kenby:

why u lick me

kenby:

why u lick me

Reblogged from senjukannon


mongoliantiger:

And here’s little Traveller Connor.

Reblogged from yusufdaistanbooty


Patterns from Subtle Patterns (Subtle Patterns) / CC BY-SA 3.0