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wearethetay:

jedavu:

Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

by Rebecca Mock 

You can feel each one…

(via transitsofvenus)

— 3 days ago with 245716 notes
Toad Words →

ursulavernon:

Frogs fall out of my mouth when I talk. Toads, too.

It used to be a problem.

There was an incident when I was young and cross and fed up with parental expectations. My sister, who is the Good One, has gold fall from her lips, and since I could not be her, I had to go a different way.

So I…

— 1 week ago with 17655 notes
theremina:

"Rarely do we see such honesty from modern booze companies…(this was a real brand btw, from early 1900s)." ~@DrunkenHistory

theremina:

"Rarely do we see such honesty from modern booze companies…(this was a real brand btw, from early 1900s)." ~@DrunkenHistory

(via typographie)

— 2 weeks ago with 14944 notes

artofthetitle:

New this week!

The Golden Age of the American B-Movie Title Sequence, Part 2: The End of the Production Code.

Read Belted, Booted and Buckled: B-Movie Title Design of the 1960s on Art of the Title

— 2 weeks ago with 309 notes
#titles 
beatonna:

oystercakes:

beatonna:

Anyone interested in words and turns of phrase will enjoy this book-
South Shore Phrase Book: A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary
First published in the 1980s, it has a lot of gems in it.  Along the south shore of Nova Scotia, you’ll find a lot of New England-y holdovers and the like, or German words around Lunenburg, or etc.  
I do know (as to the selection above) that when there was no booze around, people drank vanilla flavour bottles from the grocery, which was easier to get.  Also, old ladies drank (some still do, according to a friend) vanilla so as not to appear buying something so crude as liquor.  Old ladies!  Beer ain’t so bad.

I will add some only tangentially-related stuff to this! During Prohibition it’s true that some people turned to cooking extracts. Unfortunately, many of these contained ethanol. In order to prevent Jamaica ginger extract—which was often produced and distributed as a ‘patent medicine’—from being sought out for recreational use the US government required an elevated solids content; this would result in a bitter, unpalatable beverage.

Of course, folks drank ‘jake’ (as it was called) anyway. This caused paralysis, loss of limbs, and death in many cases, disproportionately in immigrants and the lower class. This was the inspiration for such songs as Jake Leg Blues, Jake Walk Blues, and Jake Liquor Blues. (Audio recordings in links.)

interesting and informative addition! 

Just ordered this. Gonna love it. Slowly but surely I’m strengthening my Maritimer cred.

beatonna:

oystercakes:

beatonna:

Anyone interested in words and turns of phrase will enjoy this book-

South Shore Phrase Book: A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary

First published in the 1980s, it has a lot of gems in it.  Along the south shore of Nova Scotia, you’ll find a lot of New England-y holdovers and the like, or German words around Lunenburg, or etc.  

I do know (as to the selection above) that when there was no booze around, people drank vanilla flavour bottles from the grocery, which was easier to get.  Also, old ladies drank (some still do, according to a friend) vanilla so as not to appear buying something so crude as liquor.  Old ladies!  Beer ain’t so bad.

I will add some only tangentially-related stuff to this! During Prohibition it’s true that some people turned to cooking extracts. Unfortunately, many of these contained ethanol. In order to prevent Jamaica ginger extract—which was often produced and distributed as a ‘patent medicine’—from being sought out for recreational use the US government required an elevated solids content; this would result in a bitter, unpalatable beverage.

Of course, folks drank ‘jake’ (as it was called) anyway. This caused paralysis, loss of limbs, and death in many cases, disproportionately in immigrants and the lower class. This was the inspiration for such songs as Jake Leg Blues, Jake Walk Blues, and Jake Liquor Blues. (Audio recordings in links.)

interesting and informative addition! 

Just ordered this. Gonna love it. Slowly but surely I’m strengthening my Maritimer cred.

— 3 weeks ago with 1989 notes
#nova scotia  #south shore  #phrases 

supersonicart:

Jim Dingilian.

Jim Dingilian creates his artwork in a peculiar way: by using candle smoke to create ash on the inside of found bottles he painstakingly scratches the insides, drawing scenes depicting derelict rural landscapes.  The found bottles are remnants of these landscapes that Dingilian paints with smoke, adding a nice extra dimension to his creative vision.  See more below:

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— 1 month ago with 1505 notes

typeworship:

Globe Jotter

These wonderful hand-painted globes are by Laura Maxcy, of Mississippi. Each vintage globe is drawn on directly using paint pens and then sprayed with a protective coating. 

As someone who’s not a fan of the pastiche quote posters that seem so ubiquitous, I love the connection between the sayings, the lettering and the globes. It’s this combination that gives the otherwise trite captions a twist of wit and whim.

“Although I got my degree in graphic design, I needed a creative outlet that didn’t involve staring at a computer screen all day. I started hand-lettering quotes on vintage landscape prints I found at a thrift store, with which I planned to decorate a room in my house. Instead I decided to list them on Etsy, along with my painted globes. Each of my items are definitely unique and one-of-a-kind.”

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— 2 months ago with 3674 notes
boardroomgamecafe:

Kat and Lewis play an intense game of Manhattan at the end of a busy Thursday night at The Board Room! #Halifax #BoardGames

This is my life now.

boardroomgamecafe:

Kat and Lewis play an intense game of Manhattan at the end of a busy Thursday night at The Board Room! #Halifax #BoardGames

This is my life now.

— 2 months ago with 5 notes
#board games 
becomming:

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury


Space.

becomming:

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

Space.

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— 3 months ago with 359616 notes