Don’t let the media warp your perception of beauty. Beauty is pizza.
What the fuck.
everyone watch this video of my dog gettin embarrassed that i caught him singin
i’m so straight i refuse to turn on curves. its been days and i’m running out of gas. i wish i could get home
just go in reverse….
i’m not gay i don’t put it in the rear
Mum and I were going to our neighbor’s Mary Kay thing. She put her arm around me and touched my shoulder sarcastically saying how much fun we were going to have. I mini-freaked out and like cringed shuddered yanked away from her hand and half yelled “stop” because I 100% hate hate hate being touched by people unless you are a little kid, an animal, or have super BFF status and even with that I dislike some actions and have allowance tiers. Mums reply was “what was that?” I said “I hate it when people touch me.” She said “Stay home if you’re already going to be this weird.” So I’m kinda happy that I didn’t have to go but I’m upset with her very non understanding reaction, and she’ll probably bother me about it later today. Deep sigh.
An uplifting cosplay music video, filmed at Katsucon 2014.
my ultimate madoka cosplay appears here at 0:23 and 1:03! thank you so much for featuring me, andy!
A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)
(sigh) I’ve seen these before, but this one’s particularly beautiful.
I feel like I’m supposed to be marveling over the fact that this is a loaf of bread that’s been preserved for thousands of years, and don’t get me wrong, that’s hella cool. But honestly, I’m mostly struck by the unexpected news that “bread fraud” was apparently once a serious concern.
Bread Fraud was a huge thing, Bread was provided to the Roman people by the government - bakers were given grain to make the free bread, but some of them stole the government grain to use in other baked goods and would add various substitutes, like sawdust or even worse things, to the bread instead. So if people complained that their free bread was not proper bread, the stamp told them exactly whose bakery they ought to burn down.
Bread stamps continued to be used at least until the Medieval period in Europe. Any commercially sold bread had to be stamped with an official seal to identify the baker to show that it complied with all rules and regulations about size, price, and quality. This way, rotten or undersized loaves could be traced back to the baker. Bakers could be pilloried, sent down the streets in a hurdle cart with the offending loaf tied around their neck, fined, or forbidden to engage in baking commercially ever again in that city. There are records of a baker in London being sent on a hurdle cart because he used an iron rod to increase the weight of his loaves, and another who wrapped rotten dough with fresh who was pilloried. Any baker hurdled three times had to move to a new city if they wanted to continue baking.
If you have made bread, you are probably familiar with a molding board. It’s a flat board used to shape the bread. Clever fraudsters came up with a molding board that had a little hole drilled into it that wasn’t easily noticed. A customer would buy his dough by weight, and then the baker would force some of that dough through the hole, so they could sell and underweight loaf and use the stolen dough to bake new loafs to sell. Molding boards ended up being banned in London after nine different bakers were caught doing this. There were also instances of grain sellers withholding grain to create an artificial scarcity drive up the price of that, and things like bread.
Bread, being one of the main things that literally everyone ate in many parts of the world, ended up with a plethora of rules and regulations. Bakers were probably no more likely to commit fraud than anyone else, but there were so many of them, that we ended up with lots and lots of rules and records of people being shifty.
Check out Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman for a whole chapter on food laws as they existed in about 1400. Plus the color plates are fantastic.
Bread is serious fucking business.
Man the bread fandom don’t put up with shit at all.
dont tell valjean
I was supposed to go to a a college visit today from 9:30-3:30. I didn’t. not sure if it’s because once my mum woke me up and was being really annoying about it (constantly banging on my door despite the fact I told her I was up and didn’t need to leave yet) or if it was because in all honesty I didn’t want to go or do anything. More on that with the news team at 5.
OH MY GOD IN THE LAST GIF THO THE DOG CATCHES THE KITTY WHEN SHE BEGINS TO FALL AND HELPS SET HER DOWN SAFELY
The Penguin Foundation has a global call out for knitters to make pullovers for penguins in rehab.
Penguins caught in oil spills need the little jumpers to keep warm and to stop them from trying to clean the toxic oil off with their beaks.
If you enjoy knitting as a pass time please please please do this. please.
You can download a PDF with more info here
signal boost this year again :D
I MUST LEARN TO KNIT
THERE ARE PENGUINS IN NEED OF TINY SWEATERS
wait are they dancing under the front pool of the Taj Mahal???
there’s a gay night club in the taj mahal pool tell your friends
never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’
I CANT HANDLE THIS
are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’