1. mudwerks:

Barbara von Annenkoff (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no 1822, 1927-1928. Photo: E. Bieber, Berlin. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Russian born actress Barbara von Annenkoff appeared as an elegant lady in German films of the 1920’s and 1930’s.



I love the pearls down the back.

    mudwerks:

    Barbara von Annenkoff (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

    German postcard by Ross Verlag, no 1822, 1927-1928. Photo: E. Bieber, Berlin. Collection: Didier Hanson.

    Russian born actress Barbara von Annenkoff appeared as an elegant lady in German films of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

    I love the pearls down the back.

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

  2. allcreatures:

Tank the English Bullodog as the “Runaway Bride” attends the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York. Picture: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Bulldogs are the best.

    allcreatures:

    Tank the English Bullodog as the “Runaway Bride” attends the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York. Picture: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

    Bulldogs are the best.

  3. thedailywhat:

Not The Onion About The Onion of the Day: A story published by The Onion about a new parent education study attributed to the California Parenting Institute of Santa Rosa resulted in major headaches for the 33-year-old nonprofit when many parents took the satirical publication seriously.
According to the The Onion, CPI had determined that there wasn’t a single style of parenting that didn’t cause children to become “profoundly unhappy adults.” All parenting methods were equally successful at yielding grown ups who were bitter, isolated and utterly “unprepared to contend with life’s difficulties.”
The institute’s executive director, Robin Bowen, said she had a hearty chuckle when the article was brought to her attention by her daughter. But the laughter stopped as soon as she reached the office.
Bowen and others spent the day fielding calls from parents worried that there was really nothing they could do to raise their children right. “It’s obviously not OK to list our agency,” said CPI director of marketing and development Wendy Hilberman, “even in satire.”
CPI was eventually forced to release press statement denying the existence of the study and dismissing its results. “The falsified study quoted in The Onion states that all parenting styles lead to the same outcome — unhappy, miserable adults,” CPI says in its statement. “We have been around a long time because we know that parent education does work.”
The Onion responded with a comment saying this wasn’t the first time an article they published was mistaken for hard news.
Sonoma State University communications studies professor Jonah Raskin says people should be more skeptical of content their read online. “If you go online, you will find all kinds of things that are false and misleading about products and individuals,” he said. “If anyone takes The Onion seriously, they are sadly misunderstanding The Onion.”
[press-dem.]

    thedailywhat:

    Not The Onion About The Onion of the Day: A story published by The Onion about a new parent education study attributed to the California Parenting Institute of Santa Rosa resulted in major headaches for the 33-year-old nonprofit when many parents took the satirical publication seriously.

    According to the The Onion, CPI had determined that there wasn’t a single style of parenting that didn’t cause children to become “profoundly unhappy adults.” All parenting methods were equally successful at yielding grown ups who were bitter, isolated and utterly “unprepared to contend with life’s difficulties.”

    The institute’s executive director, Robin Bowen, said she had a hearty chuckle when the article was brought to her attention by her daughter. But the laughter stopped as soon as she reached the office.

    Bowen and others spent the day fielding calls from parents worried that there was really nothing they could do to raise their children right. “It’s obviously not OK to list our agency,” said CPI director of marketing and development Wendy Hilberman, “even in satire.”

    CPI was eventually forced to release press statement denying the existence of the study and dismissing its results. “The falsified study quoted in The Onion states that all parenting styles lead to the same outcome — unhappy, miserable adults,” CPI says in its statement. “We have been around a long time because we know that parent education does work.”

    The Onion responded with a comment saying this wasn’t the first time an article they published was mistaken for hard news.

    Sonoma State University communications studies professor Jonah Raskin says people should be more skeptical of content their read online. “If you go online, you will find all kinds of things that are false and misleading about products and individuals,” he said. “If anyone takes The Onion seriously, they are sadly misunderstanding The Onion.”

    [press-dem.]

    (Source: thedailywhat)

  4. allcreatures:

Picture: Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 28 October 2011 - Telegraph)

Two Timones

    allcreatures:

    Picture: Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 28 October 2011 - Telegraph)

    Two Timones

  5. I love cows.

    I love cows.

    (via allcreatures)

  6. savevsdeath:

Ava Gardner

    savevsdeath:

    Ava Gardner

    (Source: latinamericana, via my-ear-trumpet)

  7. thedailywhat:

SMBC.

Truth

    thedailywhat:

    SMBC.

    Truth

    (Source: thedailywhat)

  8. mediumaevum:

    Track: Dum pater familias

    Artist: The New London Consort

    Album: Sinners and Saints

    (Yeees!)

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

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