We have to be constantly jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
- Kurt Vonnegut


I want a marriage like this.

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I just had 10 hair ties and now I can’t find any
- based on a true story (via bookoisseur)

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Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr

Whoever does social media for the Smithsonian is awesome. 

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The purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
- Kurt Vonnegut

good gracious.





For my photography class I did series of self-portraits in which I attempted to portray culture and counterculture for the past 10 decades. This is the product of that idea…

this is SO COOL oh man

um, Marry me?

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Hocus Pocus. / Costumes: Castle Corsetry / Models: Birds of Play as Winifred and Sarah Sanderson, Chrissy Lynn as Mary Sanderson & Strange Like That Cosplay as Billy Butcherson / Photographer: Joits Photography 

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Do you ever just think about all the times you’ve looked horrible on security cameras and not even known?

We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.
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NPS & USFS Gov Docs: Panoramic Lookout Photos, 80 years apart

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The National Parks Service Fire and Aviation Management, U.S. Forest Service and Gigapan recently put together a photography project that takes a comparative look at two of America’s best-known pieces of land and how they’ve changed over the course of 80 years. 

Using photographs of Glacier National Park and Yellowstone Park from the early 1930s and late 2000s, the park service digitized the black-and-white negatives from almost a century ago and overlaid the photographs from the current landscape to depict the changes that have occurred over time.

The original initiative started out as a way to create maps for various “fire lookouts” within the parks. Over time the project grew, and within only a year incredible panoramic photographs were captured from over 200 locations by photographer Lester M. Moe.

Learn more about the stories associated with panoramic photographs from NPS lookouts and how to participate in the retake project through the use of Gigapan’s technology.