Ragdoll’s Rag Times

What’s this? Hi, I’m Ragdoll and I like art, underground subculture, and pop culture nerdery. I’m a web designer for The Evergreen State College and maintain my long-form blog at Revolt Puppy. If you like, you can
Oct 18

angrykoreanguy:

kammartinez:

Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

"The tragedy of that poor boy’s life is not the realization that he’s not the grand prize he’s assumed, but that he’s not even second place."

• Posted by: kammartinez Occasionally Random • Found via: mandaboss Breathe.
nirak:

The sad state of the 11th st bike lane: it ends in the middle of the street, all car traffic is forced to merge into where it was, and then it continues on the opposite side. I don’t think they could have picked a more dangerous design if they tried. #LNK

What the fuck? It was just awful before and now they’ve gone ahead and somehow made it worse!

nirak:

The sad state of the 11th st bike lane: it ends in the middle of the street, all car traffic is forced to merge into where it was, and then it continues on the opposite side. I don’t think they could have picked a more dangerous design if they tried. #LNK

What the fuck? It was just awful before and now they’ve gone ahead and somehow made it worse!

• Posted by: nirak /nirak.tumblr.com/ • Found via: nirak /nirak.tumblr.com/
echophon:

Cavern Dive

echophon:

Cavern Dive

• Posted by: echophon echophon • Found via: helloimalicia Hello, I'm Alicia.
Because really, climbing doesn’t make any sense. There is always a much easier way up the rock if the goal was to get to the top. But that’s not the goal. The goal is the dance.
• Posted by: ratherbeclimbing I'd Rather Be Climbing • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day
Oct 17

commanderspook:

mymodernmet

24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals.

With the traditions typically laying in the hands of the boys and the men, the biggest surprise throughout the journey was Svidensky’s discovery of a young eagle huntress, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter. These stunning photographs symbolize the potential future of the eagle hunting tradition as it expands beyond a male-only practice.

• Posted by: mymodernmet My Modern Metropolis • Found via: mandaboss Breathe.

(Source: singularsociety)

• Posted by: singularsociety #SingularSociety • Found via: xtianw xtian.us
Oct 12

dekutree:

where the fuck is the bartender

(Source: stepanda)

• Posted by: stepanda StePanda • Found via: cleversimon hospitalville
destroyedforcomfort:


prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures
it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep
here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 


i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.
Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.
(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

Wow Caligula looks like he should be followed around by a bunch of cartoon mythical creatures voiced by distinctive B-list actors.


I like how they painted a reproduction of the statue instead of the actual statue itself. “Yeah, we were wrong. But… we just like it better this way.”

destroyedforcomfort:

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures

it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep

here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.

Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.

(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

Wow Caligula looks like he should be followed around by a bunch of cartoon mythical creatures voiced by distinctive B-list actors.

I like how they painted a reproduction of the statue instead of the actual statue itself. “Yeah, we were wrong. But… we just like it better this way.”

• Posted by: memejacker The professional farters of medieval Ireland were • Found via: cleversimon hospitalville
Oct 11
littletinyfish:

seriouslyexoticchicken
: Lolwut. Hey ragdoll, littletinyfish and harharhar, this is what good design looks like.

I can’t get over that logo…

I don’t understand the messaging.

littletinyfish:

seriouslyexoticchicken
Lolwut. Hey ragdoll, littletinyfish and harharhar, this is what good design looks like.

I can’t get over that logo…

I don’t understand the messaging.

• Posted by: seriouslyexoticchicken Eggs Edra • Found via: littletinyfish Little Tiny Fish: Thought Bubbles
Oct 09
cybermax:

future-punk:

Eruption of Mount Tavurvur

I like the fact that you can see the shockwave go through the clouds.

cybermax:

future-punk:

Eruption of Mount Tavurvur

I like the fact that you can see the shockwave go through the clouds.

• Posted by: sickfuture • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day
Oct 08
seriouslyexoticchicken:

Eat burgers, mostly.

seriouslyexoticchicken:

Eat burgers, mostly.

• Posted by: seriouslyexoticchicken Eggs Edra • Found via: seriouslyexoticchicken Eggs Edra
This was one of the saddest moments of the whole “Breaking Bad” series.

This was one of the saddest moments of the whole “Breaking Bad” series.

(Source: gory-os)

• Posted by: gory-os Psychopathic • Found via: j-86 Jacob
• Posted by: alexmatzke • Found via: alexmatzke
Oct 07
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