uispeccoll:

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Today we celebrate the 148th birthday of the famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, who is mainly known for writing The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Here at the University of Iowa, we are fortunate enough to have a copy of one of the first printings of this charming tale, which according to our acquisition papers, was previously owned by Potter’s niece!

This particular book was printed in a grouping of 250, and is widely believed to have been done so in 1901. However, the acquisition papers accompanying this copy state that the author’s records say it was privately printed in 1900, and later issued in 1901. This copy is also interesting as it contains the later omitted pages showing how Peter Rabbit’s father met his demise by way of pie. 

Want to see the fully digitized version of this book? Click here!

Want to learn more about this and other Beatrix Potter books at Iowa? Click here

-Beatrix Potter aficionado, Lindsay M.

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Woke up to these far away hoots and couldn’t figure out if it was a bird or someone in pain.  Then I remembered it’s the morning of the SF marathon and realized that is someone’s cheering voice.

tendernoms:

Mitchell Perry and Magnolia Crawford, two sides of the same insufferable coin.

This was all I could see during last night’s Project Runway premiere. I wasn’t the only one, was I?

factsofcanada:

The reason Canadians are so nice is easily explained. Once a year, on the sixth full moon all Canadian’s gather beneath the stars and perform a ritual that sucks all their meanness and cruelty and places it in Canadian Geese.

Ok, here is the thing though.  If they approach at the same time and she has already put her ticket in, she gets the right of way.  It’s too hard to tell if this is the case from the video.  Also, people entering get right of way because there are trains to catch. Exiters are already at their destination, so courtesy is to yield at transit entrance/exit points.
To purposely trip her?  That is the sign of a true asshat douchebro.

Ok, here is the thing though.  If they approach at the same time and she has already put her ticket in, she gets the right of way.  It’s too hard to tell if this is the case from the video.  Also, people entering get right of way because there are trains to catch. Exiters are already at their destination, so courtesy is to yield at transit entrance/exit points.

To purposely trip her?  That is the sign of a true asshat douchebro.

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typette:

zeedikay:

drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

And it would still get stuck in my hair…

now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about

Neat, except for the cutter bit - Oh, surprise haircut.

typette:

zeedikay:

drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

And it would still get stuck in my hair…

now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about

Neat, except for the cutter bit - Oh, surprise haircut.

alterities:

We need to answer the question if a military occupation of Gaza has now turned into a war against a people with no place to seek refuge. (pictures: channel4)

im-ellen said: Would you consider yourself pro-Israel?

omgthatdress:

uh I think Israel has a right to exist and defend itself and all but like….. not fucking kill everyone in the process.

Yup.

ruiningurtumblogs:

twilektimelord:

fororchestra:

adrianshhh:

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Sometimes I think of how one tiny mutated cell can wipe out our whole civilization, but then I watch a video like this and think “nah, we’re way too awesome of a species to be defeated.”

I feel like my life is complete after watching this.

HOLY SHITTING CHRIST.HOW DOES HE MANAGE TO KEEP SUCH A GOOD TONE QUALITY. WHAT THE SHIT. I CAN’T. JUST.

Seriously, as somebody who is relatively good at the flute let me tell you that that is really fucking difficult. REALLY FUCKING DIFFICULT. That’s like the flautist’s equivalent of trying to talk normally whilst breathing in: it just isn’t doable. This guy is using some freaky fucking sorcery. As if that weren’t bad enough: HIS FINGERS ON THAT LAST BLOODY SCALE HOLY SHIT. HOW CAN YOU MOVE THAT FAST. I CAN’T EVEN DO F BLOODY MAJOR THAT FAST AND IT’S THE EASIEST BLOODY SCALE WE HAVE HOLY CHRIST.

Reblogging in honor of mom (professional flutist), who loves the beatboxing flute guy.

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