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royalwatcher:

Two brooches on display at the Topkapi Palace Museum, it is likely they were worn with turbans on a member of the Sultan’s family.

Source: Topkapi Palace Museum

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bigmack61:

toocatsoriginals:

Royal Australian Air Force F-111 Aardvark (Australian Nickname - “The Pig”) Performing “Dump & Burn.”
In a “Dump & Burn,” the fuel dump is opened between the engines while the engines are brought to afterburner. A fountain of flame starts about five feet behind the aircraft. USAF policy denounces the practice, but the Australians loved it and would incorporate it into air displays.
Article and lots of videos of “Dump & Burns” at Foxtrot Alpha

USAF denounces it now, but was common practice in the early 80”s.  At night it’s very impressive.

bigmack61:

toocatsoriginals:

Royal Australian Air Force F-111 Aardvark (Australian Nickname - “The Pig”) Performing “Dump & Burn.”

In a “Dump & Burn,” the fuel dump is opened between the engines while the engines are brought to afterburner. A fountain of flame starts about five feet behind the aircraft. USAF policy denounces the practice, but the Australians loved it and would incorporate it into air displays.

Article and lots of videos of “Dump & Burns” at Foxtrot Alpha

USAF denounces it now, but was common practice in the early 80”s.  At night it’s very impressive.

Filed under interesting aircraft

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pink-hyenas asked: Why do your signatures have angler fish?

edwardspoonhands:

I feel like a “signature” is a weird thing. This is just me, of course, other people have different feelings. But it’s odd to me that the thing to do is get someone you respect to put their name on something so you can take their name away with you. I mean, I understand that names have significance, but the “autograph” is a pretty bizarre concept if you take a step back.

So luckily I have this thing that isn’t my name that I can put on things…a little creation, a little piece of art. And every one is different and some are grumpy and some are happy and some are confused and some are angry. I don’t really control their emotions…I’m not a cartoonist…it’s just what ends up happening.

So I like being able to give people that creation…a thing I made…rather than some representation or reflection of “Hankness”. Because, ultimately, my “self” is a pretty weird, complicated, wibbly, private thing that won’t ever get fully transmitted to even myself let alone to people who know me from the internet, but my creations are standalone, complete things…and if  you like “me” what you really like are the things I create…like this Tumblr ask response…and Hanklerfish.

Am I over thinking this?

Definitely.

Alternate explanation: they are cute and I like them and so do other people.

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freshest-tittymilk:

glowinthedarkgirlfriend:

The Little Mermaid TV Series: Gabriella

Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?

When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)

When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time

Representation matters, always, no matter what

(Source: cornelia89, via geekmehard)

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