vanderbeam:

this one’s for you you dinguses

vanderbeam:

this one’s for you you dinguses

brianmichaelbendis:

Original frontispiece by Frank Miller from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (10th Anniversary Edition), published by DC Comics, 1997.

This makes me so happy because now I know that those fucking marker lines don’t go away. It’s not just me being a bad artist.

brianmichaelbendis:

Original frontispiece by Frank Miller from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (10th Anniversary Edition), published by DC Comics, 1997.

This makes me so happy because now I know that those fucking marker lines don’t go away. It’s not just me being a bad artist.

queenanunnaki:

Easter Island’s Statues Reveal Bodies Covered With Unknown Ancient Petroglyphs

21 January, 2014

MessageToEagle.com - Standing some 2,000 miles west of Chile, on the Easter Island, 887 mysterious giant statues have intrigued scientists and the public for years.

For a long time it was believed that the massive statutes consisted of just the heads.

However, in October 2011, when the Easter Island Statue Project began its Season V expedition, scientists could reveal remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined.

Project director Jo Anne Van Tilburg said: “Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues.

The statutes on Easter Island have bodies covered with ancient undeciphered petroglyphs.

"We found a round, deep post hole into which the Rapa Nui had inserted a tree trunk," she said. Van Tilburg said ropes were attached to the tree trunk and to the partially carved statue. "We found a rope guide that was actually carved into the bedrock near the statue." The Rapa Nui then used the tree trunk to raise the statue upright. Before the statue was upright, they carved its front. Once it stood erect, they finished the back, Van Tilburg explained.

The excavation team also found about 800 grams of natural red pigment —nearly two pounds —in the burial hole, along with a human burial. Van Tilburg believes the pigment was used to paint the statues, just as the Rapa Nui used pigment to paint their bodies for certain ceremonies.

The unusually large amount of pigment found indicates that it might have been used by a priest or chief, perhaps as part of mortuary practice, she said. Human bones were found throughout the dig, indicating that people buried their dead around the statues.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies!

More important, however, we discovered a great deal about the Rapa Nui techniques of ancient engineering.”

Among their discoveries, the team discovered:

· The dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberatelyplaced there to bury, protect, or support the statues

· The statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements

· Post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks

· Rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes

· Posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues upright

The two “heads” in the quarry where Van Tilburg’s team dug are standing figures with torsos, truncated at the waist, that have become partially buried by eroded dirt and detritus over centuries.

The team also discovered that ceremonies were certainly associated with the statues.

On the project website, Van Tilburg said: “We found large quantities of red, some of which may have been used to paint the statues.

Finally, and perhaps most poignantly, we found in the pavement under one statue a single stone carved with a crescent symbol said to represent a canoe, or vaka.

The backs of both statues are covered with petroglyphs, many of which are also vaka.

A direct connection between the vaka symbol and the identity of the artist or group owning the statue is strongly suggested.”

Still, many of these ancient petroglyphs remain undeciphered and the history of one of the most remote islands in the world is now even more mysterious than ever.

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Image credit: EISP.ORG

dcu:

yalestewart:

This arrived today. 4 discs. 291 minutes. Limited edition of 3500. Happy late birthday to me.
Get yours HERE.

I NEED THIS!!!

Unf.

dcu:

yalestewart:

This arrived today. 4 discs. 291 minutes. Limited edition of 3500. Happy late birthday to me.

Get yours HERE.

I NEED THIS!!!

Unf.

tsarbucks:

an inspiration to us all

tsarbucks:

an inspiration to us all

90 plays

Happy new year, everyone. <3

deantrippe:

This is the abridged version of Something Terrible, cut for Upworthy last week.

Thanks so much to everyone who has helped share my “secret origin” story. I’m still being flooded with messages from people who have just learned they can put down their invisible guns. By sharing this, you’re helping me shine the signal. Thanks, Commissioners. <3

If you’d like to download the full, DRM-free version of Something Terrible, which is almost twice as long and includes my afterword, you can get it for $0.99, here.

To donate to the next comic I’m making with my friends, check it out here.

And feel free to join the discussion about Something Terrible at my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ilikedeantrippe

Dear Artists and Anyone Who Creates Things

sprite37:

acancersspeech:

This is for you:
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I think we all need this

psyducked:

funny-pictures-uk:

British Granny Plays GTA 5.

incredible

gross-trash:

anxiety

gross-trash:

anxiety

chubbymanatee:

sesame street boys

chubbymanatee:

sesame street boys

sprite37:

littlefroggies:

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cybercitrus:

From the creators of Mega Man, their independent spiritual successor:

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See more on their Kickstarter page!!

GUYS, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND FUND THIS

MEGAMAN IS DEAD, BUT HIS SPIRIT LIVES ON 

- Brad

infinite reblog

Future so bright, I gotta wear shades.

IT’S FUCKIN NOT-MEGAMAN

AND NOT-ROLL

HE’S STICKIN IT TO EM! KEIJI YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERFUCKER

like straight up this is the best shit ever im so happy

I rarely reblog kickstarters that aren’t friends’ comics but AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH~<3

YISS!

nerdy-bboy:

On that day, humanity received  a grim reminder.

nerdy-bboy:

On that day, humanity received  a grim reminder.

So I got a haircut this week.

So I got a haircut this week.