The Idiot

I laugh like an idiot

itsagablething:

"Recently the candid cameramen visited a few of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer players to see how they relax. Clark Gable favors nothing more than a spanking breeze from a good "westerly". He can be found yachting when not hunting or working in pictures."

“Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry ‘Content’ to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I’ll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I’ll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I’ll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,
Change shapes with Proteus for advantages,
And set the murderous Machiavel to school.
Can I do this, and cannot get a crown?
Tut, were it farther off, I’ll pluck it down.”

—   Gloucester (Henry VI Part 3, Act III scene ii)

(Source: dailyshakespeare, via dailyshakespeare)

dropboxofcuriosities:

Melvin Sokolsky

(via stevebabescemi)

teatimeatwinterpalace:

✧ The Roaring Twenties Spam [25/25] ✧

teatimeatwinterpalace:

The Roaring Twenties Spam [25/25]

(via godsavethetsar)

historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 
lived from around 1157 to 1247
fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
was “a warrior worth a thousand”
she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!

historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 

  • lived from around 1157 to 1247
  • fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
  • the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
  • however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
  • Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
  • a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
  • was “a warrior worth a thousand”
  • she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!

(Source: Wikipedia)

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Tales told at Twilight' by Katherine M. Iliffe; illustrated by P.J. Billinghurst. Published 1904 by Howard Wilford Bell, New York.

See the complete book here.

magictransistor:

Mickey Mouse, Silly Symphonies (Mickey Mouse Lamps), United Artists [Walt Disney]; 1935.

art-is-art-is-art:

John the Baptist Reclining, Caravaggio

art-is-art-is-art:

John the Baptist Reclining, Caravaggio