George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014).
Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player).
To Be Takei documentary official website.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
Kesha on tonight’s episode of ABC’s Rising Star
"where’s my christian grey????” hopefully locked up in prison
Fields of Blue Flowers in Japan
In the Hitashi Seaside Park in Japan, infinite fields of nemophilas roll out like carpets of flowers on 190 hectares. We have gathered the best photos of this insolite place which appeals the tourists. Photographers must retouch their photos to erase the presence of people in the fields.
Porcelain - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. 2012
- “I find it extremely important to do what I do ‘beautifully’; not for beauty itself, per se, but more so as a tool that makes my ideas both interesting and workable.”
- “I am looking for something bordering between the beautiful and the repulsive, living and dead. I want to attain the feeling of presence one can get when walking by a plastic manikin…”
Art, Science, & Soap Bubbles, According to Santiago Betancur Z
Photographer and painter Santiago Betancur Z explores the intersection between science and abstract art in his photographic studies of bubbles, as well as producing life-size figure painting. In his photographs and video recordings, Betancur Z captures imagery of soap bubbles against dark backgrounds, showcasing the random kaleidoscopic color and light effects produced by the delicate spheres, and the chance allusions that occur in their surfaces, such as in Scream (2013), whose ghostly forms recall Edvard Munch’s.
Miniature Worlds Emerge on Top of Wooden Animals by Maico Akiba
Sekai, Japanese for ‘world’, is a series of clever sculptures by Maico Akiba, in which tiny little worlds emerge on the backs of wooden animals. The sculptor and illustrator collects the small figures from Souvenir From Tokyo, the National Museum of Art and Design Tokyo museum shop. She uses miniature trees, cars, people, and even telephone poles to build the detailed scenes on wooden creatures like a panda bear, a hippo, and a turtle, who co-exist with the green landscapes glued to their backs.
Some Mediterranean countries, such as Greece, have the millennial tradition of breaking the crockery to get rid of material goods in order to receive the New Year. The Chinese designer Li Xiaofeng was inspired by this tradition and found a way of recycling glass and porcelain remains in her new line of artistic clothing.
I accidentally took the most peaceful picture I have ever taken.
drizzy drake degrassi realness
I always thought this episode was sooo fucked up.
Still pretty proud of my response to this.
You know what’s also a great fuck you to Hitler? Showing that a black man is just as worthy of filling those shoes.
Or maybe even having a real black man go to Berlin in 1936 and single-handedly crush Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy. But I guess comic-book characters are a cool way to make that statement, too.