the songs you've sung on a braver day

Salutations, comrades.

This is the blog of a mobile fungus colony.

Expect for there to be a focus upon the culture, arts and history of the 20th century.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Young, pensive pianist, Glenn Gould.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Young, pensive pianist, Glenn Gould.

One lucky winner will be sent a carton with these supplies:

  • 1 brand new copy of Letters from Iwo Jima
  • 1 model of an F6F Hellcat
  • 3 Pins (USAAF, Rep. of China, Memphis Belle)
  • 1 pocket size trivia book
  • 1 fantastic book describing classic WWII dogfights.

Naturally, there’s some fine print to keep in mind:

  • You do not need to be following me. I mean, sure, if you love history and planes and historical planes, you’re welcome to… but it’s by no means necessary to win.
  • I ship where ever. 
  • Reblogs are what count. Likes do not. There’s not really a limit on how often you reblog, but be a sensible human being, please.
  • No giveaway blogs. You will be disqualified.
  • Giveaway ends August 24th, at 12:01 am. I will be determining the victor via random.org. Please, keep your ask box open. If you do not reply to me within 72 hours I will determine a different victor.
  • Please be comfortable with giving me your address and personal information, should you win.

Good luck!

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biomedicalephemera:

Accelerated aging and organ damage with chronic alcohol abuse
The chemical we call “alcohol" is actually ethanol - one of many chemicals that are alcohols (which is any compound with a hydroxyl functional group).
It’s also one of the most ancient intoxicants; the fermentation of beer predates the domestication of horses (~6000 years ago vs. 5500 years ago), though the first recorded recipe (and definitive proof of intentional brewing) was not until 3900 BCE, in ancient Sumeria.This illustration shows the accelerated aging, ulceration of the stomach, and cirrhosis of the liver in a man who has abused alcohol since he was a teenager. While the body has defenses against acute alcohol toxicity, such as vomiting the irritating alcohol from the stomach (as well as the negative mental associations we make with hangovers, of course), it does not have the same defenses against chronic excessive alcohol consumption. As one develops a tolerance for alcohol, and drinks more frequently, the brain becomes dependent upon it.
Alcohol is one of the few drugs that is absorbed directly through the stomach, for the most part. This can cause significant ulceration and scleroses (hardening) with chronic abuse. As the liver is where the alcohol and its by-products are processed, consistent abuse of the substance can cause significant organ damage. Die Frau als Hausärztin. Dr. Anna Fitcher-Duckelmann, 1911.

biomedicalephemera:

Accelerated aging and organ damage with chronic alcohol abuse

The chemical we call “alcohol" is actually ethanol - one of many chemicals that are alcohols (which is any compound with a hydroxyl functional group).

It’s also one of the most ancient intoxicants; the fermentation of beer predates the domestication of horses (~6000 years ago vs. 5500 years ago), though the first recorded recipe (and definitive proof of intentional brewing) was not until 3900 BCE, in ancient Sumeria.

This illustration shows the accelerated aging, ulceration of the stomach, and cirrhosis of the liver in a man who has abused alcohol since he was a teenager. While the body has defenses against acute alcohol toxicity, such as vomiting the irritating alcohol from the stomach (as well as the negative mental associations we make with hangovers, of course), it does not have the same defenses against chronic excessive alcohol consumption. As one develops a tolerance for alcohol, and drinks more frequently, the brain becomes dependent upon it.

Alcohol is one of the few drugs that is absorbed directly through the stomach, for the most part. This can cause significant ulceration and scleroses (hardening) with chronic abuse. As the liver is where the alcohol and its by-products are processed, consistent abuse of the substance can cause significant organ damage.

Die Frau als Hausärztin
. Dr. Anna Fitcher-Duckelmann, 1911.

ryan1320:

Coolest picture ive seen in a while

ryan1320:

Coolest picture ive seen in a while

(via rangie)

kruegerwaffen:

Pro-Nazi Cossack volunteers riding under the flag of the death’s head, 1944.

kruegerwaffen:

Pro-Nazi Cossack volunteers riding under the flag of the death’s head, 1944.

(via decadentiacoprofaga)

weirdvintage:

Correct your ill-shaped nose with this nose-shaping appliance, 1916 (via Esquire)

weirdvintage:

Correct your ill-shaped nose with this nose-shaping appliance, 1916 (via Esquire)

blitzkrie9:

tkohl:

"Here lies an unknown English Lieutenant killed in air combat". Western Desert, Egypt, 1941

🙏

blitzkrie9:

tkohl:

"Here lies an unknown English Lieutenant killed in air combat". Western Desert, Egypt, 1941

🙏

(via tennyowithaluger)

Irwin:

'if any question why we died,

Tell them because our fathers lied.'

In other words...

Timms:

Oh no sir. With respect, can I stop you? No, with a poem or any work of art we can never say 'in other words.' If it is a work of art there are no other words.

Lockwood:

Yes, Sir. That's why it is a work of art in the first place.

You can't look at a Rembrandt and say 'in other words', can you, Sir?

“Hemingway and James Joyce were drinking buddies in Paris. Joyce was thin and bespectacled; Hemingway was tall and strapping. When they went out Joyce would get drunk, pick a fight with a bigger guy in the bar and then hide behind Hemingway and yell, “Deal with him, Hemingway. Deal with him.””

—   

[x] (via newzerokaneda)

Between this and the story about him reassuring F. Scott Fitzgerald re dick size, I’m developing a picture of Hemingway as the mother hen of the disaffected white male literary set of the early 20th century.

He probably called up Steinbeck sometimes and was like I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE DIPSHITS and Steinbeck was all “That’s what you get for living in Paris, asshole”.

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anachoretique:

Photo Of The Wooden Trenches During WWI. Image Courtesy of Hans Hildenbrand

anachoretique:

Photo Of The Wooden Trenches During WWI. Image Courtesy of Hans Hildenbrand

(Source: dig-image, via lord-kitschener)

ewok-gia:

Finnish soldiers showing off the skin they found of a cannibalized Russian soldier.

ewok-gia:

Finnish soldiers showing off the skin they found of a cannibalized Russian soldier.

drmanhattan:

The Battle of the Somme  (1 July - 18 Nov 1916)

(via demons)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand:

I came here to have a good time and I honestly am feeling so attacked right now

“A revolution is not a trail of roses. A revolution is a fight to the death between the future and the past.”

—   Fidel Castro, 2 January 1961 (via humanoidhistory)

(via humanoidhistory)

demons:

A French prisoner tied to a stake at Zwickau prison camp is given a drink by a fellow POW during the Great War

demons:

A French prisoner tied to a stake at Zwickau prison camp is given a drink by a fellow POW during the Great War

(Source: images.google.com, via lord-kitschener)