Friday, April 18, 2014
thelovelyseas:

Stingray city by Nadya Kulagina

thelovelyseas:

Stingray city by 

headlikeanorange:

Northern saw-whet owl (Fred Kellerman)

headlikeanorange:

Northern saw-whet owl (Fred Kellerman)

npr:

The 40-Year-Old Photo That Gives Us A Reason To Smile
In late July 1973, Joseph Crachiola was wandering the streets of Mount Clemens, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, with his camera. As a staff photographer for the Macomb Daily, he was expected to keep an eye out for good feature images — “those little slices of life that can stand on their own.”
The slice of life he caught that day was a picture of five young friends in a rain-washed alley in downtown Mount Clemens. And what distinguishes it are its subjects: three black children, two white ones, giggling in each others’ arms.
"It was just one of those evenings," Crachiola remembers. “I saw these kids — they were just playing around. And I started shooting some pictures of them. At some point, they saw me and they all turned and looked at me and struck that pose that you see in the picture. It was totally spontaneous. I had nothing to do with the way they arranged themselves."
This week, Crachiola, who now lives in New Orleans, posted the vintage photo on his Facebook page.
"For me, it still stands as one of my most meaningful pictures," he wrote in his post. “It makes me wonder… At what point do we begin to mistrust one another? When do we begin to judge one another based on gender or race? I have always wondered what happened to these children. I wonder if they are still friends."
Read the rest of the story on NPR’s Code Switch blog.
(Photo: Joe Crachiola/Courtesy of The Macomb Daily)

npr:

The 40-Year-Old Photo That Gives Us A Reason To Smile

In late July 1973, Joseph Crachiola was wandering the streets of Mount Clemens, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, with his camera. As a staff photographer for the Macomb Daily, he was expected to keep an eye out for good feature images — “those little slices of life that can stand on their own.”

The slice of life he caught that day was a picture of five young friends in a rain-washed alley in downtown Mount Clemens. And what distinguishes it are its subjects: three black children, two white ones, giggling in each others’ arms.

"It was just one of those evenings," Crachiola remembers. “I saw these kids — they were just playing around. And I started shooting some pictures of them. At some point, they saw me and they all turned and looked at me and struck that pose that you see in the picture. It was totally spontaneous. I had nothing to do with the way they arranged themselves."

This week, Crachiola, who now lives in New Orleans, posted the vintage photo on his Facebook page.

"For me, it still stands as one of my most meaningful pictures," he wrote in his post. “It makes me wonder… At what point do we begin to mistrust one another? When do we begin to judge one another based on gender or race? I have always wondered what happened to these children. I wonder if they are still friends."

Read the rest of the story on NPR’s Code Switch blog.

(Photo: Joe Crachiola/Courtesy of The Macomb Daily)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

praises:

YOU MIGHT GET MARRIED ONE DAY AND GET TO LIVE WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND AND DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH THEM AND DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER LIKE WATCH LATE NIGHT INFORMERCIALS JUST BECAUSE AND SEE THEIR SLEEPY FACE WHEN THEY WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND HAVE A SECRET HANDSHAKE AND BE REALLY WEIRD WITH THEM AND THEY’LL STILL LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT AND IF THE POSSIBILITY OF ALL OF THAT DOESN’T MAKE YOU SMILE IDK WHAT WILL

(Source: praises)

i thought we were all in this together

fallen-angels-wings:

niknak79:

Albert aiming high

are we gonna ignore David?

fallen-angels-wings:

niknak79:

Albert aiming high

are we gonna ignore David?

g-hettohontas:

this is great

(Source: kirkspocksmoved)

aktwerkthatbooty:

Jesus Christ.

THIS IS MY FAVORITE.

(Source: candywater)

girlsfromantmcrying:

Let’s just appreciate this for a few moments 

yerdsunite:

10knotes:

pleatedjeans:

he retired this year.

im so glad i didnt die before i saw this

This teacher=honorary Yerd.

(Source: longeaux)

(Source: phazes)

sarcastic-snowflake:

woofle:

woofle:

i can cut a piece of wood in half just by looking at it

it’s true i saw it with my own eyes

oh my god