pinmeupagainstthesky:

These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 

mayadoesstuff:

trappedinsanity:

in Teen Titans we don’t say “I love you” we say “I like the way you shoot starbolts” which roughly translates to “batman never taught me how to talk to girls and that’s sadly the best compliment I could manage” and I think that’s beautiful.-cyborg-window-hallucination

lumos5000:

askatinybot:

discovery:

Because… science.

Can we all just stop for a moment to appreciate the pure scientific power in this photo.

the power of three

lumos5000:

askatinybot:

discovery:

Because… science.

Can we all just stop for a moment to appreciate the pure scientific power in this photo.

the power of three

snorl4x:

g-nastyg-norc:

its-a-deathwish:

hollmonster:

This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone by then. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick or treater. The mothers body was later found half eaten.

WELL THEN

do u kno how expensive cameras were back then? and you think some trick or treater was just carrying one around just all willy nilly? goddamit tumblr stop being so gullible

plus a LOT of this picture loos photoshopped

snorl4x:

g-nastyg-norc:

its-a-deathwish:

hollmonster:

This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone by then. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick or treater. The mothers body was later found half eaten.

WELL THEN

do u kno how expensive cameras were back then? and you think some trick or treater was just carrying one around just all willy nilly? goddamit tumblr stop being so gullible

plus a LOT of this picture loos photoshopped

happy-sasquatch-flying-a-tardis:

fondlyregardcreation:

fairly odd parents fucking knows what’s up
never heard truer words in my life

Oh look there’s math to prove it too

happy-sasquatch-flying-a-tardis:

fondlyregardcreation:

fairly odd parents fucking knows what’s up

never heard truer words in my life

Oh look there’s math to prove it too

(Source: dareyounottolaugh)