These sculptures are created with such mathematical precision that the image can only be seen as a reflection. To get this effect the London-based artist, Jonty Hurwitz, first scans a 3D object, then distorts it with a computer using π algorithms. His final pieces, made from steel, resin, perspex, or copper, have to be viewed next to a round reflective cylinder – only then do the objects come into focus.
Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.
It was six million PEOPLE.
But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.
This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.
This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl.
Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?
It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.
As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things.
Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.
That’s the real truth: Human Beings are scarier than any ‘monsters’ out there because we’re all born blank slates and BECOME our legacy.
This is the best post I’ve seen in a while.
Luntian at Pula
Luntian at pula. Luntian para sa pera, pula para sa dugo. “Pera o dugo?”
Ang huling salitang namutawi sa iyong mga labi
unti-unti kang nilamon gabi
tulad ng umagang ginugol mong tumataliwas
‘Di ka ba binigyan ng babala?
Ang mundong ito ay para lamang sa may-kaya
‘Wag kang sumayaw sa saliw ng pag-asa
Dudurugin ka ng pag-indak ng milyong mga paa
Para sa salapi
Karunungan ang mag-aahon sa’yo sa kahirapan
walang ibang maipamamana ang ‘yong magulang
— ngunit hindi
Salapi ang daan upang magkamal ng salapi
Lumuha ka kaya sa pait?
Sumuka sa tindi ng sakit?
Ipinagkanulo ka ng paniniwala
sa gulong ng palad, paikut-ikot
Nasagasaan ka, nakahandusay sa kalsada
Nakapinid ang mga labi, nakaangat ang mukha sa langit
Nakadipa ang mga brasong nag-aalay
ng buong sarili, bukas ang utak, handang tumanggap
Nagtatanong, ito na kaya?
Makakaangat na ba ako sa lusak, sa lupa?
Sa lusak kang ibabaon kung saan ka isinilang
ng magiliw mong bayan at pamantasang hirang
pinid ang mga labi, nakahalukipkip
walang iniaalay, panay nagkakamal
Malayang lupain iyo nang mararating
Magbabago ba ang kanilang damdamin?
Kitsune udon. My absolute favorite noodle dish. I’d eat it even when it’s 38 degrees out, and that’s saying something.
She stood hip deep in the water, palms barely touching the surface. Her eyes searched the horizon for nothing in particular. It was a good place to find one’s center— not the horizon, but that one spot where she stood silently save for the sound of her breathing, perfectly still save for the ripples expanding in circles around her.
A lone tear from her left eye returned to the ocean. Returned? What a strange notion. She used to think that the tears of all humanity made up the ocean. She smiled. Now she doubted that the liquid manifestations drawn from well of emotion would fill a shallow pond.
Let’s address the fallacy that a capacity for empathy is a necessary quality in a friend. A narcissist may also be a valuable companion.
This is what my friends here do for me.
I don’t even think it’s necessarily narcissism, but sometimes an understanding that there are no solutions to these types of problems or sadness and nothing to do but, not ‘move on’ but do something else for a while, to be forced into something else. That’s how I deal with sad people around me because I never know what to say, and I think that’s what I would like people to do for me when I’m sad, because there are no solutions for the things that I’m usually sad about, and talking about it tends to make it even worse. I think it’s a certain type of empathy to understand you have nothing to offer except your company and perhaps something shiny and awesome you saw over there, let’s go check that shit out right now. A good friend is just with you, no matter what.
Hyperstealth is a Canadian company that has recently developed a material that bends light waves around a target that allows for complete invisibility labeled “Quantum Stealth”. The material removes not only your visual, infrared (night vision) and thermal signatures but also the target’s shadow.
INVISIBILITY MOTHERFUCKERS NOW WE NEED TIME TRAVEL
MAGIC IS REAL WHERE’S MY WAND AND BROOM
GET IN BITCHES WE’RE GOIN TO HOGWARTS
This is better than magic. It’s fuckin’ Science.