As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.

But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.

London and Its Dead

i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add

like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?

(via weunderstandthelights)

A Tribe Called Red - Electric PowWow Drum
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typette:

bigbigtruck:

What does it sound like when a crew of Native American DJs from Ottawa decide to mix traditional Cree & Ojibwe songs with club beats?

Brain-meltingly badass, apparently.

Heard this via Said the Gramophone, but it’s also been getting some radio play down here in Austin.

Hear more of A Tribe Called Red at http://www.electricpowwow.com/.

i cant hear this on my phone but I’m reblogging to listen to later, because I know this will be fucking rad.

When I was a kid my grandmother played her extensive collection of first nations music tapes when we went for car rides, it always sounds really emotional :D

feelknower1993:

badbilliejean:

flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

Must Watch.

Dorian Johnson yall. Confident and clear. Bless him.

butawhiteguy-cantbekhan:

chineserockstarsonholiday:

So here it is. My first contribution to the Foxglove Summer Countdown. It is one day late, but I’ve had a lot on in the last few days and over the weekend so I wasn’t able to write the fic I had in mind, or even a shorter one I came up with. But I now have an ao3 account, so that’s great (it’s cat_empress).

This is an edited version of the powerpoint I made for my reading blog a while ago, and I think it’s much better. I’ve put more thought into the last slide, in particular, and made some additions to the ‘more awesome characters’ page. I hope it’s okay.

THESE BOOKS ARE SO FUCKING GREAT. 

Seriously. Peter Grant is everyone’s favourite massive nerd, there’s a mysterious character called “The Nightingale” who gets angry when books are upside down and has a weird thing for plants and is also A GQ MOTHERFUCKER WHO DRIVES A BADASS CAR AND DRESSES SMART AS FUQ, Lesley’s story is SO INTERESTING, there are diverse poc characters, JESUS CHRIST I AM DYING JUST READ THESE FUCKING BOOKS I WILL BUY THEM FOR YOU OR LEND YOU MY COPIES

Sorry guys, I’ve been without internet access for a while but I’m back now. :)

whiny-sugar-glider:

BBC - Hidden Kingdoms

proofmathisbeautiful:

I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2!
A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair
Andrew Liszewski
A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs at bay.
It can serve as a flat-head screwdriver, even for fixing those tiny screws on your glasses. It’s got a 5/16 wrench for tackling the occasional bolt, and there’s a serrated edge for hacking through rope, but hopefully not hacking through your hair when worn. It could very well be the smallest multi-tool you can buy for just $10, trumped only by the Q-Tip when it comes to cost versus functionality.

proofmathisbeautiful:

I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2!

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Andrew Liszewski

A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs at bay.

It can serve as a flat-head screwdriver, even for fixing those tiny screws on your glasses. It’s got a 5/16 wrench for tackling the occasional bolt, and there’s a serrated edge for hacking through rope, but hopefully not hacking through your hair when worn. It could very well be the smallest multi-tool you can buy for just $10, trumped only by the Q-Tip when it comes to cost versus functionality.

Forgot to mention that I made this on Friday. It’s a little 3ds case from the leg of an old pair of my sister’s jeans. It just so happened that my 3ds fit perfectly in the foot end so I folded the rest round and sewed it up. There’s a little pocket to keep extra games in and a gap at the back to store notes or those little AR cards or whatever. The ribbon’s a bit off centre but I’m pleased with it.