1. tastefullyoffensive:

    Foiled again. [clbuk]

    UK Revenues and Customs; defending the British empire from the galactic empire

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  2. "

    My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

    And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

    "
    — Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

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  3. drwholvr:

    101st-analborne:

    fallbeil:

    mugenstyle:

    eccecorinna:

    wrathofprawn:

    for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

    their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

    how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

    pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

    girl pilots (◕◕✿)

    girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

    But, remember, women never did anything in history.

    I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always

    it’s not taught because its entirely false. The Polikarpov 2 (the biplane they used) is a reliable plane, and did not suffer engine failures! It is with good reason one of the most produced planes, and possibly the most produced biplane ever! Its simple and reliable design coupled with an out standing low stall speed (a strong breeze could lift you into the air) The Po 2 was designed for civilian and training use but due to the state of the Russian airforce they got pressed into service as bombers. It wasn’t exactly outdated, tough designed in 1928, just pushed into a different role. The Po 2 was also abysmally slow, is Max speed was lower than the stall speed of the German fighters! This made them surprisingly hard to shoot down, as the Germans had no choice but to over shoot and have to go around Made worse by how agile the Po 2 was and the poor low speed performance of the German fighters meaning the Po 2 could easily out turn the fighters and force them to disengage. And even if the fighters did get the Po 2 in its sights it took a lot of bullets to put one down, as the rudimentary construction of wood and canvas could survive having plenty of holes punched though it and still be perfectly controllable. The night witches (who did exist and are the only non slanderous part the original post),used the Po2 for night attacks, by putting the engine to idle throttle they could glide the final distance to the target under the cover of night and with no sound to alert the target till it was too late they made many successful strikes. The main effect was sapping moral, as the night attacks denied the soldiers sleep not only due to attacks but for fear of the attacks. In short; the Po 2 is a reliable plane that doesn’t deserve the hate tumblr gives it.

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  4. earlgreytea68:

    THIS. OXFORD COMMA FOREVER. /taking sides in the war

    (Source: memewhore, via musingsbyascot)

     
  5. diggly:

    mamacastiel:

    why does this have 32k notes? it’s just a picture of a knife in a ranch bottle, is there some unspoken joke that 32 thousand people share? what is going on here, i dont get it. it’s just a fucking picture of a knife in a ranch bottle. is there some spiritual connection people have to this picture? is there some ominous and mystical reasoning that this has 32 thousand notes? do people reblog this because it makes them look like some indie blogger? or is there just something funny to this? someone please explain

    no one tell him

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  6. Curiosity has made it to Mt Sharp!(Officially Aeolis Mons, but it’s unoffically named Mt Sharp to honor geologist Robert P. Sharp).

    Base to peak Mt Sharp is 5.5km high, compared to Everest which is 4.6km high, though Everest’s peak is 8.8km above sea level its base is 4.2km above sea level. (for obvious reasons it’s hard to compare sea level on mars)