Fat Penguin.

Well, hi there. I'm Camille. My title is just here to break the ice.

jerkidiot:

"I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing"

3 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 6,527 notes

slutdust:

I bought my friend an elephant for their room.

They said “Thank you.”

I said “Don’t mention it.”

3 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 9,465 notes

at a horror movie

bf: are you scared?
me: in this economy who wouldn't be
3 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 35,585 notes
homewrecker-of-teufort:

do i get an extra hour in it

homewrecker-of-teufort:

do i get an extra hour in it

3 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 62,386 notes
houseofwhacks:

Aakash Nihalani creates New Geometric Tape Art

houseofwhacks:

Aakash Nihalani creates New Geometric Tape Art

5 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 853 notes

iamsailorbatman:

soloontherocks:

bellonanj73:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

For the commentary.

Oh my god, I knew it made sense by their understanding, but I never knew it made sense by modern scientific standards, too.

…but how do you take someone’s pulse with a stick?

5 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 275,006 notes
miketooch:

miketooch:

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 165,850 notes
beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 31,570 notes

casulaffair:

vampire weekend

image

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 13,247 notes

killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..

Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 270,102 notes

tochi-tanis:

 

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 4,881 notes

jdmejia04:

amoralovesfood:

image

how many times have i quoted this movie

not enough

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 112,915 notes
megamintcat:

ryansealcrest:

does it come with butter pillows

is anyone reading that description 

megamintcat:

ryansealcrest:

does it come with butter pillows

is anyone reading that description 

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 30,861 notes
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ruinedchildhood:

I cant breathe

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 79,434 notes

trencly:

tips on how to properly enter my room:

  1. do not

6 hours ago on July 22nd | J | 532,729 notes