Vincent Van Gogh, Cypresses (details)
*picks the hottest cashier at the grocery store*
Illustrations by Daniel Horne for Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries: Death at Appledore Towers, 1987.
A fun thing to do when people accuse you of “thinking people should just have stuff HANDED TO THEM! ! !” Is to just cold be like yes. I absolutely do believe that. I think every single person should have their needs met unconditionally without ever having to prove that they “deserve” it based on arbitrary criteria of usefulness. You got me. Busted.
In the 1960s, GE engineers developed the Cybernetic Anthropmorophous Machine, or Walking Truck. In 1966, the US Army awarded GE a contract for building the experimental vehicle. However, its hand and foot controls not only fatigued operators, but were impractical for prolonged use on the battlefield, so the project was discontinued. Kevin Weir at flux machine recently reanimated the Walking Truck so the mechanical beast could gallop once more.
For history buffs — the National Archives in the UK have digitised the diaries of hundreds of soldiers from World War I, and have made them available online.
— David Lloyd George, as quotes in Reading, Writing and Remembering: A Literary Record
- Akhtamar: Krikor Jabotian’s Beguiling 2014 Collection -