Sonia Saraiya
what kind of magpie keeps this blog?

writer on the internet and at @soniasaraiya

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Hannibal Buress considers his menu options. (x)

Posted at 12:13 am on Friday, July 25, 2014 with 1,305 notes
medievalpoc:

Jan Mijtens
Portrait of Margaretha van Raephorst with Servant (detail)
Holland (c. 1650)
Oil on Canvas, 135 × 105cm.
Rijksmuseum Collection

medievalpoc:

Jan Mijtens

Portrait of Margaretha van Raephorst with Servant (detail)

Holland (c. 1650)

Oil on Canvas, 135 × 105cm.

Rijksmuseum Collection

Posted at 12:10 am on Friday, July 25, 2014 with 424 notes
jennydeluxe:

too real man too real

jennydeluxe:

too real man too real

Posted at 12:10 am on Friday, July 25, 2014 with 835 notes
Posted at 11:54 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 21,628 notes
sexpansion:

Unknown Artist - Ikea Monkey (2012) X Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine (2012)

sexpansion:

Unknown Artist - Ikea Monkey (2012) X Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine (2012)

Posted at 11:33 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 9,556 notes

surprisebitch:

this show seriously tackles all issues

Posted at 11:32 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 224,470 notes

webbys:

We wholeheartedly back The Daily Show’s fake Kickstarter to buy CNN

CACKLING

Posted at 11:27 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 100 notes

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

Posted at 11:25 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 6,430 notes
new-aesthetic:

Son Finds His Late Dad’s ‘Ghost’ In A Racing Video Game
This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game that he and his dad used to play together, only to discover a part of his father lived on in the game, as a ghost car. This is less supernatural than that sentence sounds. In racing video games, a ghost car is a representation of a previous player’s inputs and actions as they drove the track previously. Usually, the fastest laps are stored as ghost cars and then used by players to help them find the best line around a track, or have a way to compete with another player in a time-shifted way.
Via Jake H.

new-aesthetic:

Son Finds His Late Dad’s ‘Ghost’ In A Racing Video Game

This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game that he and his dad used to play together, only to discover a part of his father lived on in the game, as a ghost car.

This is less supernatural than that sentence sounds. In racing video games, a ghost car is a representation of a previous player’s inputs and actions as they drove the track previously. Usually, the fastest laps are stored as ghost cars and then used by players to help them find the best line around a track, or have a way to compete with another player in a time-shifted way.

Via Jake H.

Posted at 11:22 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 196 notes
britticisms:

Reminder! Deadline is tomorrow. NOTE: This is for the first print edition. We are still accepting submissions for the online component. 

Hello! 
The deadline for submissions for the first issue of Inland, my new publication on contemporary Midwest culture, is THIS Friday, July 25. Please send all submissions to inlandmag@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them to that email as well. 
For more on our submissions guidelines, please check out our website. 


Hey writers! Contribute to Britt’s thing!

britticisms:

Reminder! Deadline is tomorrow. NOTE: This is for the first print edition. We are still accepting submissions for the online component. 

Hello! 

The deadline for submissions for the first issue of Inland, my new publication on contemporary Midwest culture, is THIS Friday, July 25. Please send all submissions to inlandmag@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them to that email as well. 

For more on our submissions guidelines, please check out our website

Hey writers! Contribute to Britt’s thing!

Posted at 11:20 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 43 notes
"One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses."

Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
(via drapetomaniakkk)

This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved. 

(via gradientlair)

Posted at 11:18 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 6,110 notes
theavc:

It’s a weird time to be a Star Wars fan. So, let us help you through it with our guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

I wrote this one, kids!!

theavc:

It’s a weird time to be a Star Wars fan. So, let us help you through it with our guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

I wrote this one, kids!!

Posted at 11:18 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 42 notes
Posted at 11:14 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 167,045 notes

Michelle Dockery of the PBS Masterpiece TV series, “Downton Abbey,” poses for a portrait during press day at The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP) 

Regretting my life choices, as usual.

Posted at 11:14 pm on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 with 372 notes

Michelle Dockery of the PBS Masterpiece TV series, “Downton Abbey,” poses for a portrait during press day at The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP) 

Posted at 11:13 pm on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 with 285 notes