doing all this research about comic books and found these amazing panels

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wheelr: uncannypanels: Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men #2 by Chris Claremont, Jon Bogdanove, Terry Austin, and Glynis Oliver
wheelr: uncannypanels: Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men #2 by Chris Claremont, Jon Bogdanove, Terry Austin, and Glynis Oliver
wheelr: uncannypanels: Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men #2 by Chris Claremont, Jon Bogdanove, Terry Austin, and Glynis Oliver

Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men #2 by Chris Claremont, Jon Bogdanove, Terry Austin, and Glynis Oliver

(via uncanny panels; the marvel comics of the 1980s)

after reading marvels and researching the fantastic four, been thinking about the thing and what a raw deal he got — the other fantastic four are just humans with new powers, but the thing is stuck forever as a monster?


the shining

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the shining

(via the marvel comics of the 1980s)


she the shit

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THIS SONG


thoughts on home ownership

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from laura olin’s newsletter:

A recent episode on housing policy (super important! usually super boring to talk about!) included a fascinating discussion about the fact that so much of American wealth generation is due to the weird collective decision we’ve made that housing gains more value over time. In other countries, like Japan, houses are perceived like cars or any other major commodity—over time they wear out and actually lose value.

this is FASCINATING. and i’ve been thinking about how everyone buys homes and then just tears out what everyone did before them and renovates (and wastes? can i say it?) and it’s all this weird game of making it new again. i’m looking around at our house, which is awesome, we are lucky, but also in need of A LOT of TLC and repairs and new windows and general finishing and i’m just like, hmm why aren’t we renting again? what is the exact point of all this again? (also strange fact — this episode of why is this happening? features giorgio angelini, who used to work at the continental club when i worked at the san jose back in 2002/2003!!!!!!)


WHOA! WHOA! WHOA!

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BEAR CAM!three bears in a river

bear cam!? crummy screenshot but those are live bears! relaxing in water!

(via laura olin)


this

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#JamesBaldwin’s response to a Yale professor asking “So why must we always concentrate on color?” is still the most fire answer in answer history. Happy Birthday!

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REALNESS: “i don’t know what most white people in this country feel, but i can only conclude what they feel from the state of their institutions”


emilie lindsten

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Emilie Lindsten, Untitled, 2014.

Emilie Lindsten, Untitled, 2014. Via Art Stack.


a man lost and and yet found

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Ulysses S. Grant and his family, Long Branch, New Jersey, 1870. Courtesy of The New York Review of Books.

clearly avoiding my final paper by browsing through all the screenshots on my phone. from david w. blight’s “the silent type” about ron chernow’s grant:

The greatest challenge of Grant biography is also its richest opportunity: to explain what Chernow calls the “split personality” of a man of such passive, numbing failure who somehow acquired the “breathtaking audacity” to become the mastermind of the Union’s victory. Chernow writes this story as a kind of homespun national epic. He attends carefully to the ironies of sectionalism, race, and slavery that defined the era and permeated Grant’s life. Chernow is one of Grant’s affectionate biographers: it is hard not to love a soldier on the right side of a just war who drinks too much, smells perpetually of cigars, rarely wears uniforms of his rank, is expressionless and tough, and who, as Lincoln put it about his military leadership, “makes things git!” Chernow gives us a troubled, humble warrior, a man lost and yet found through amazing feats if not grace.

 


i love lebron and whoever came up with this

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HONESTLY THEY WERE NOT BAD

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mozzarella and marinara chips