The Sweet Neil Observer

My personal favorites from around Tumblr. Art, style, social justice, LGBTQA+, books, feminism, and humor.

united-nations:

UNHCR is reporting that number of Syrian refugees passed 3 million people, amid reports of horrifying conditions inside the country.

Almost half of all Syrians have been forced to leave home and flee for their lives. One in every eight has fled across the border, fully a million people more than a year ago. A further 6.5 million are displaced within Syria. Over half of those uprooted are children.
Help is being provided, see: http://j.mp/XYyu9T

united-nations:

UNHCR is reporting that number of Syrian refugees passed 3 million people, amid reports of horrifying conditions inside the country.

Almost half of all Syrians have been forced to leave home and flee for their lives. One in every eight has fled across the border, fully a million people more than a year ago. A further 6.5 million are displaced within Syria. Over half of those uprooted are children.

Help is being provided, see: http://j.mp/XYyu9T

globalvoices:


One example of such work is Badawi’s piece, “The Gaza Stripper“, a provocative film about Ari Lauren Souad Said, a woman “born of an Israeli mother and a Palestinian father [who has] spent much of her childhood torn between two conflicting faiths and cultures in Israel”.

Global Voices talked to Badawi to learn more about his work (some of which is shared below). Badawi described his main motivations and some of the most memorable moments in his career. He argues that online social media can be an important space for sharing stories that the mainstream media fails to report, or shows no interest in discussing.
From A Gazan Stripper in Texas to Chinese Migrants in Egypt, Kim Badawi Photographs Intercultural Encounters

globalvoices:

One example of such work is Badawi’s piece, “The Gaza Stripper“, a provocative film about Ari Lauren Souad Said, a woman “born of an Israeli mother and a Palestinian father [who has] spent much of her childhood torn between two conflicting faiths and cultures in Israel”.

Global Voices talked to Badawi to learn more about his work (some of which is shared below). Badawi described his main motivations and some of the most memorable moments in his career. He argues that online social media can be an important space for sharing stories that the mainstream media fails to report, or shows no interest in discussing.

From A Gazan Stripper in Texas to Chinese Migrants in Egypt, Kim Badawi Photographs Intercultural Encounters

mentalflossr:

The Easter Island “Heads” Have Bodies
edwardspoonhands:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

EDIT: The original NGram is a fake! So this makes Pokemon an even weirder coincidence.

Remember that time Neil thought he was just trollin’ the internet but then the “So Long As It’s Words” ladies pointed out that, in fact, he had accidentally chosen the exact moment when it was most likely that the word Pokemon had briefly (and completely coincidentally) been published in English literature?
I love you all!

edwardspoonhands:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

EDIT: The original NGram is a fake! So this makes Pokemon an even weirder coincidence.

Remember that time Neil thought he was just trollin’ the internet but then the “So Long As It’s Words” ladies pointed out that, in fact, he had accidentally chosen the exact moment when it was most likely that the word Pokemon had briefly (and completely coincidentally) been published in English literature?

I love you all!

(Source: neilcicierega)

asylum-art:

John Grade: Sculptures and installations

Sculptures and installations by Seattle-based artist John Grade.

This series marks a pivotal transition couched between the larger works and featured new sculpture in wood and resin (example: Core) as well as two in iron, cast at the Kohler facility during Grades installation of Capacitor. For Grade, the human scale pieces are especially important as “they act as fertile ground – allowing time to reflect, experiment and explore alternative directions and sub themes that cannot be hit within the larger works.”

(via asylum-art)

nybg:

Grass-type starter every time. This isn’t up for debate. Even if you wanna be the very best (like no one ever was) from the comfort of your kitchen window sill. —MN

nybg:

Grass-type starter every time. This isn’t up for debate. Even if you wanna be the very best (like no one ever was) from the comfort of your kitchen window sill. —MN

thisbigcity:

Street art is a modern phenomenon, shaping cities across the globe. Our latest post looks at these three examples and more.

javeliner:

hang on, wait a second

(via serendipitousnightingale)

breadfaculty:

cognitivedissonance:

PREACH

that look is 50 shades of “what the fuck do you think, katie”

breadfaculty:

cognitivedissonance:

PREACH

that look is 50 shades of “what the fuck do you think, katie”

(via serendipitousnightingale)