philamuseum
philamuseum:

Buon compleanno to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the Italian artist born on this day in 1475. Michelangelo and his artworks have been an inspiration to countless people, including the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who traveled to Italy in 1876 to study the Renaissance artist’s works. In Rome, Rodin contemplated the great paintings in the Sistine Chapel, including “The Last Judgement,” whose impact is evident in Rodin’s monumental work “The Gates of Hell,” which stands at the Rodin Museum.“The Gates of Hell,” modeled 1880–1917; cast 1926–28, by Auguste Rodin

philamuseum:

Buon compleanno to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the Italian artist born on this day in 1475. Michelangelo and his artworks have been an inspiration to countless people, including the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who traveled to Italy in 1876 to study the Renaissance artist’s works. In Rome, Rodin contemplated the great paintings in the Sistine Chapel, including “The Last Judgement,” whose impact is evident in Rodin’s monumental work “The Gates of Hell,” which stands at the Rodin Museum.

The Gates of Hell,” modeled 1880–1917; cast 1926–28, by Auguste Rodin

devilwookie
fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

The first day that she shot a scene involving Jones the cat, Sigourney Weaver’s skin started reacting badly. Horrified, the young actress immediately thought that she might be allergic to cats, and that it would be easier for the production to recast her. As it transpired, Weaver was reacting to glycerin sprayed on her skin to make her look hot and sweaty.
Alien (1979)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

The first day that she shot a scene involving Jones the cat, Sigourney Weaver’s skin started reacting badly. Horrified, the young actress immediately thought that she might be allergic to cats, and that it would be easier for the production to recast her. As it transpired, Weaver was reacting to glycerin sprayed on her skin to make her look hot and sweaty.

Alien (1979)

cracked
cracked:

"I guess we’ll put this with the other arks." — the movie version
6 Things Movies Don’t Show You About Being an Archeologist

#6. Digging Is Just the Vacation; the Real Work Sucks
When I went out on my first dig, I expected to see large walls and paved streets covered in vines and angry natives — you know, the way ruins are depicted in books and movies. It’s always something clearly identifiable as an ancient city or temple or orgy cave (depending on your taste in fiction). But then you arrive at an excavation and it’s all in tiny bits and pieces, and you realize that most archaeology is making educated guesses about what used to be there based on the scant wreckage you’ve found. It’s like putting together an enormous puzzle after your dog chewed the box with the picture to shreds and somebody stole half the pieces.

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cracked:

"I guess we’ll put this with the other arks." — the movie version

6 Things Movies Don’t Show You About Being an Archeologist

#6. Digging Is Just the Vacation; the Real Work Sucks

When I went out on my first dig, I expected to see large walls and paved streets covered in vines and angry natives — you know, the way ruins are depicted in books and movies. It’s always something clearly identifiable as an ancient city or temple or orgy cave (depending on your taste in fiction). But then you arrive at an excavation and it’s all in tiny bits and pieces, and you realize that most archaeology is making educated guesses about what used to be there based on the scant wreckage you’ve found. It’s like putting together an enormous puzzle after your dog chewed the box with the picture to shreds and somebody stole half the pieces.

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androphilia
Remember that when Marissa Alexander fired her warning shot to save her own life, she caused no injuries. Now she’s facing the very real possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison for that act of self-defense,” said advocate Sumayya Fire in the statement. “That should send a chill down the back of every person in this country who believes that women who are attacked have the right to defend themselves.

Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing a Warning Shot in Self Defense

fucking unbelievable. completely believable, actually, but also devastatingly fucked up. 

(via disabilityhistory)