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  4. The Great British Bake Off Innuendo

    (Source: jayetylers, via thepudupudu)

     
  5. burlyqnell:

    Sherry Britton: vintage 8x10 photo

    Sherry Britton was born Edith Zack in New Brunswick, NJ 28 July 1918. She was a popular burlesque performer in the in the 1930-40’s. She quit performing burlesque in the 40’s due to NYC ban on burlesque, but she went on performing in plays and as a singer.  Ms. Britton passed away 1 April 2008.

    (via johannaost)

     
  6. cobblestones-brokenbones:

    okhaley:

    127-lbs:

    the-jackals:

    tedbre:

    thejamesboyle:

    caluummhood:

    HOLY SHIT, IT WAS THE ORIGINAL ONE

    MAKE A WISH

    the first post ever on tumblr

    this was why they put the reblog button on the bottom of posts

    I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SEE LINDSAY LOHAN OR SOME SHIT WOW

    Always reblog because perfection.

    I was waiting for the stupid patrick thing but yay the real post. love it.

    This is sacred

    (Source: onleatherwings92, via sociologicalrant)

    Tagged #pooost
     
  7. thenormalstate:

    The Fandom Salute

     
  8. This happened. (Meant in the best way possible, of course.)

     
  9. Must share this fantastic pictorial from the Telegraph depicting military kit through the ages. To keep this post from overwhelming anybody’s dash, here’s the key for the middle picture, which belonged to a mounted knight during the Siege of Jerusalem in 1244:

    1 Gonfanon – a banner that was used after the Norman conquest and displayed on the end of a spear or flag pole

    2 Kettle helmet - broad brimmed with lots of ventilation and good visibility

    3 Helmet with a curved face plate, which came into use after the Siege of Antioch, which took place during the First Crusade in 1097 and 1098

    4 Sword belt

    5 Shield with a flat top

    6 Necklace

    7 White cloth with a snip for cutting small items, a leather box of needles and a roll of thread fire steel a flint and tinder for starting a fire

    8 Wooden bowl and cup, ceramic cup and a wooden spoon

    9 Knife and sheaf for cutting food. There were no forks in this time period – people used spoons to eat soup or porridge, and a knife to eat meat

    10 Water bottle made of leather and soaked in pitch

    11 Script bag

    12 Leather boots– finished just below the calf with the laces wrapped around boots

    13 Gauntlet – leather gloves

    14 Linen Shirt

    15 Socks – made using the technique nålebinding, where long lengths of wool are woven into long thin braids, starting at toe

    16 Battle dress – red tunic worn next to the body; linen canvus padded jacket, chaine maille and blue and yellow surcoat

    17 Belt – made using the technique of tablet weaving, a very archaic form of weaving

    18 Rosary beads

    19 Belt

    20 Woollen cloak shaped like semi circle - waterproof and wind proof and used for travelling

    21 Glaive - a new invention for the time, the weapon was originally made from a broken sword with a new piece of wood welded on

    22 Sword

    23 Dagger

    24 Crescent-shaped axe

    25 Flanged mace

    26 Thigh-length, sleeveless leather vest, which buckled down back and had metal plates inside. This was top of the range body armour for the period

    28 Maille to cover the legs and linen covering that went to the mid thigh - in this time period trousers don’t yet exist so the pieces of material covering the leg and groin are two different pieces

    27 Straps to attach maille legs

    The kit in the top and bottom pictures belong to a private soldier, Battle of the Somme (1916), and a close-support sapper, Royal Engineers, Helmand Province (2014). There are many more HERE.

     
  10. In hiatus times: Call the Midwife props and objects, part two.