accidentalism: On the morning of the 5th of April, New York City will wake up to glasgow-based artist david shrigley's piece 'how do you feel?' On the high line billboard. Located at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue, the 25 x 75 foot (7.6 x 23 meter) installation will ask the common, yet complex question and provide an answer, one which is a comment on the emotional state of contemporary society. It deals with anxieties, paranoia, and the familiar pressures of personal and cultural demands. 

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infinitybuttons:

discovergreatbritain:

The Wales Coast Path - named the top region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet (2012)

UM

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IS THAT TOP GIF…?

infinitybuttons YUP.

pilgrimkitty:

AU: When Harry arrived at Neville’s Christmas party he did not expect to run into old Professor McGonagall.

Don’t do this to me, my heart can’t take it.

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“Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.”
“i hope you fall in love with someone who makes you question why you ever thought you would be better off alone”
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Books and stuff!

infinitybuttons tagged me, and I’m glad he did.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

In no order whatsoever:

  1. Small Steps by Louis Sachar
  2. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  3. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  4. Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick
  5. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  6. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  7. Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
  8. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  9. The Sea Wolf by Jack London
  10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

I’m going to taaaag  annmarieamick, la-belle-laide, brightresolute and graceldabh!

Joseph Ruddleston - The Southern Side

Written and Performed by Joseph Ruddleston

Cinematography and editing by Anthony Davies

Filmed in the Farmhouse in Frome, Bath, UK in July 2014