Quisiera estar en un lago
Nadar
Nadar
Y nadar
Que el agua se lleve todas mis preocupaciones
Y llegar a la otra orilla puro y tranquilo
Como si nada hubiera pasado

historical-nonfiction:

Emperor Akihito was the first Japanese emperor to marry a commoner in an unbroken line of 124 emperors.

Me dejás pelotudo. Me dejás sonriendo como un idiota. Me dejás como si me hubiera fumado un enorme cogollo. Me dejás sin sentir la gravedad terrestre. Me dejás estupidizado por tu sonrisa, tu mirada y tu olor.

Brasileiros morando no exterior também apoiamos ao PSOL 50. Vamos juntos com @lucianagenro ! #PSOL #PSOL50 #LucianaGenro #Brazil #expat #BuenosAires #Argentina

Estábamos en el río mirando el primer amanecer del año. A lo lejos los autos tuneados tenían sus puertas abiertas para que el reggaeton y la musica electrónica contaminaran el momento. Pero nosotros estábamos ahí, rodeados de mosquitos, fumando y mirando el horizonte. En un intento desesperado de hacer perdurable el momento en nuestra memoria (y en uno de esos actos que uno hace cuando ya se ocupó de vaciar el ron) le propuse que cada uno tirara una piedra al río y pidiera un deseo. Cada cual agarró un pedazo de escombro y dejó que se hundiera en el caldo rioplatense. No estaba satisfecho.
-Sabés que estaría bueno ahora? Un recital de Pink Floyd. Que esté Gilmour, Waters y toda la banda en un escenario flotante y toda la costa de Buenos Aires llena de gente escuchando Wish You Were Here mientras mira el amanecer -acto seguido empecé a levantar un escombro enorme-. Vení, ayudame -lo levantamos juntos y moví la cabeza señalando al agua -. Universo! Che, olvidate de nuestros deseos anteriores. Lo que nosotros queremos es un nuevo disco de Pink Floyd, o por lo menos un recital en River. Dale? -tiramos la piedra con toda nuestras fuerzas. El sol salió. Nos abrazamos y seguimos fumando.

(Fuente: jon-antilles)

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Performance Artists in History

Barbette (Texas, b. 1904)

“Women think about love more than men; that’s because men think more about women.”—Barbette

Barbette was a female impersonator who took Paris by storm in the late 1920’s. Barbette’s performances included aerial acts, trapeze, and stunning costumes, Barbette would close the show by removing his wig and declaring himself an man to adoring fans. 

Additional History?

Julie Andrews character(s) in Victor/Victoria is (loosely) based on Barbette. Note: Victor/Victoria is based on a series of previous films (including titles: Viktor und Victoria (1933) and First a Girl (1935) ), which Barbette was the inspiration for. 

Barbette was photographed by Man Ray.

 

Information from: 

Greif, Martin. The Gay Book of Days: An Evocatively Illustrated Who’s Who of Who Is, Was, May Have Been, Probably Was, and Almost Certainly Seems to Have Been Gay during the past 5,000 Years. Secaucus, NJ: L. Stuart, 1982. 

1st Photo Source:  Male Soul Makeup

Barbette aka Vander Clyde

Female impersonator, high wire performer and trapeze artist 1920s – 1930s

2nd Photo Source:  Gorgonetta’s Tumblr

Barbette - Photography by Man Ray

 

magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980. magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980.

magictransistor:

Syd Mead (Conceptual illustrations), Blade Runner [And related earlier art), c. 1980.

blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.
blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.
blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.
blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.
blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.
blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.
blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.
blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.

blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.

Our Cosmic Address

(Fuente: crayjoy)

ENERC

Este año la Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematografica ofrece cinco cursos para el primer cuatrimestre de 2014: “Introducción al Documental de Divulgación Científica Audiovisual y Popularización de la Ciencia”, “De la Idea al Guión Audiovisual”, “Taller Introductorio a Contenidos Televisivos - Nivel I”, “Series de TV: estructura narrativa y experimentación” y “Cine, Sujeto y Sociedad”. Todos los cursos son gratuitos y la inscripción se realiza el día 3 de abril. Recomendación: ir MUY temprano porque se arma una cola de una cuadra!

Mas info: http://www.enerc.gov.ar/cursos_comunidad.html

Biblioteca Nacional

La legendaria institución ubicada en pleno corazón de la Recoleta inaugura este año mas de 22 cursos. Entre la oferta tenemos desde “Ópera para todos” hasta un taller de literatura japonesa. También habrá ajedrez, filosofía, tragedia griega, lunfardo y escritura para jóvenes, entre otros. Las inscripciones se hacen por mail.

Ingresen a: http://www.bn.gov.ar/talleres-y-clinicas

biomedicalephemera:

"Come one, come all! See the Bearded Lady and Werewolf Boy!"
Excess hair, especially on women, has a long history of sideshow exploitation (and legitimate employment) and has several possible causes.
Congenital hypertrichosisMeaning “extra hair growth from birth”, congenital hypertrichosis is a very rare condition, but is also X-linked dominant, in several cases. When an affected female has a child, there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll be affected, and when an affected male has a child, they’ll be affected by the mutation 100% of the time. Interestingly, there are several mutations known to cause congenital hypertrichosis, but they’re all X-linked.
Acquired hypertrichosis
These forms of hypertrichosis appear after birth, and are most often caused by a reaction to medication, eating disorders, and internal malignancies (cancer). The most common form of acquired hypertrichosis is the coating of lanugo (soft insulating hair most often found on preterm infants) in anorexia nervosa patients. This extra hair will fall off naturally once the body begins to receive regular proper nutrition again.
Hirsutism
This is not a form of hypertrichosis, but some “bearded ladies” have had the condition known as “hirsutism”. Hirsutism is not a disease in and of itself, but is a symptom, where increased androgen sensitivity in women causes terminal hair growth in areas where vellus hairs normally grow - most notably the face and chest.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause of hirsutism, and is what the sideshow lady Annie Jones had. Obesity, Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, ovarian tumors, and type 2 diabetes can also cause excess androgenic hair. Of course, treating the underlying condition is the optimal way to reduce hirsutism, but many conditions that cause it can only be treated.
There are several medications that can be taken to reduce the levels of this hair growth, but as they’re all hormone-based and somewhat riddled with side-effects, most women who have hirsutism will opt for hair removal, instead. Or they’ll embrace it, like Harnaam Kaur!
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biomedicalephemera:

"Come one, come all! See the Bearded Lady and Werewolf Boy!"

Excess hair, especially on women, has a long history of sideshow exploitation (and legitimate employment) and has several possible causes.

Congenital hypertrichosis

Meaning “extra hair growth from birth”, congenital hypertrichosis is a very rare condition, but is also X-linked dominant, in several cases. When an affected female has a child, there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll be affected, and when an affected male has a child, they’ll be affected by the mutation 100% of the time. Interestingly, there are several mutations known to cause congenital hypertrichosis, but they’re all X-linked.

Acquired hypertrichosis

These forms of hypertrichosis appear after birth, and are most often caused by a reaction to medication, eating disorders, and internal malignancies (cancer). The most common form of acquired hypertrichosis is the coating of lanugo (soft insulating hair most often found on preterm infants) in anorexia nervosa patients. This extra hair will fall off naturally once the body begins to receive regular proper nutrition again.

Hirsutism

This is not a form of hypertrichosis, but some “bearded ladies” have had the condition known as “hirsutism”. Hirsutism is not a disease in and of itself, but is a symptom, where increased androgen sensitivity in women causes terminal hair growth in areas where vellus hairs normally grow - most notably the face and chest.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause of hirsutism, and is what the sideshow lady Annie Jones had. Obesity, Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, ovarian tumors, and type 2 diabetes can also cause excess androgenic hair. Of course, treating the underlying condition is the optimal way to reduce hirsutism, but many conditions that cause it can only be treated.

There are several medications that can be taken to reduce the levels of this hair growth, but as they’re all hormone-based and somewhat riddled with side-effects, most women who have hirsutism will opt for hair removal, instead. Or they’ll embrace it, like Harnaam Kaur!

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