erikkwakkel:

Dog prints in medieval chained library

I made this image in the chained library “De Librije” in the Dutch city of Zutphen. Established in 1564, everything about this place is still precisely as it was, including the tiles on the floor. Remarkably, throughout the library there are tiles with a dog’s paw prints. These 450-year-old traces of a large dog come with a local legend. One night, a monk called Jaromir was reading in the library while enjoying a meal of chicken, delivered to him by some nuns. He was not supposed to do this: not only does one not eat in a library, but he was also going through a period of fasting. Then suddenly the devil appeared in the form of a dog, scaring the living daylights out of the monk. The devil ate the chicken and locked the monk inside as a punishment - as devils do. Knowing the story, it’s hard to ignore the prints when admiring the books. 

Pics (top my own): Zutphen, Librije Chained Library. More on the legend on the library’s website, also source for lower pic, here (in Dutch).

gentlemaninkhaki:

9th Lancers, by Richard Caton Woodevill, 1897.

(Source: library.brown.edu)

“The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?”

- H.G. Wells, The New World Order (1939)

talesofwar:

Photo shows Corporal Yukio Araki holding a puppy with four other young men of the 72nd Shinbu Corps around him. An Asahi Shimbun cameraman took this photo on the day before the departure of the 72nd Shinbu Corps from Bansei Air Base. Yukio Araki died at the age of 17 in a suicide attack on American ships near Okinawa on May 27, 1945.
Almost all Army kamikaze pilots during the Okinawan campaign were between 17 and 22. 

talesofwar:

Photo shows Corporal Yukio Araki holding a puppy with four other young men of the 72nd Shinbu Corps around him. An Asahi Shimbun cameraman took this photo on the day before the departure of the 72nd Shinbu Corps from Bansei Air Base. Yukio Araki died at the age of 17 in a suicide attack on American ships near Okinawa on May 27, 1945.

Almost all Army kamikaze pilots during the Okinawan campaign were between 17 and 22. 

bossrobotdad:

pir8crabs:

pir8crabs:

You losers are all gonna get buried in normal coffins or get cremated or buried at sea. HAH.

I’m going to have myself buried in a ww2 tank. So I can start fighting in the skeleton war already heavily armed and armored.

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a glimpse of my sick future

 

queenoftheimps:

FILE THIS UNDER “JOKES I DID NOT GET WHEN I SAW THE MOVIE AS A CHILD”.

(Source: ruinedchildhood)

jimmylives:

Man has a choice and it’s a choice that makes him a man.

East of Eden

(Source: fred---astaire)

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