The CJM

twentypercentcooler:

aninventoryofthepossible:

chipsandbeermag:

Warning Signs of Satanic Behavior. Training video for police, 1990

had that paperback of the Necronomicon, which you could buy at any chain bookstore.

Warning Signs of Satanic Behavior: Being rad.

Another Thin Man (1939)

(Source: bunnyhepburn, via chrisroberson)

Official keg cooler of axe throwing

revieloutionne:

Dolphin missiles.

(via bigredrobot)

Diwali sweets by the pound in my neighborhood
Kevin in the rift, Eddie helping him defuse bombs #gamercamp
handsomedogs:


Dog on flower bed


Christopher Cullen

handsomedogs:

Dog on flower bed

bigredrobot:

falconx7:

phoning-it-in:

starkexpos:

squad

Space bros. 

best boy band ever

Mon Direction.

bigredrobot:

falconx7:

phoning-it-in:

starkexpos:

squad

Space bros. 

best boy band ever

Mon Direction.

(Source: alwaysstarwars)

What to Steal: Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system

mikebithell:

Disclaimer: There’s a fascinating conversation going on around Tolkien’s treatment of race and slavery in his original works, the movie adaptations and this new game. I don’t have much of value to add to that aspect of the conversation, beyond pointing you towards it. A really interesting case…

oldtobegin:

librarianpirate:

cherrispryte:

drdisgruntledphd:

hariettubs-undrgrnd-anaconda-prk:

thatdudeemu:

tvsand16s:

Cornel West arrested in Ferguson (10/13/14). That’s how they’re feeling out there. Wow. 

Wow!

Now.

Bad move, STL PD.

Holy shit. 

He warned us last night!  He said “I didn’t come here to give a speech, I came here to go to jail.”  I love him so much
(source)

holy. shit.

oldtobegin:

librarianpirate:

cherrispryte:

drdisgruntledphd:

hariettubs-undrgrnd-anaconda-prk:

thatdudeemu:

tvsand16s:

Cornel West arrested in Ferguson (10/13/14). That’s how they’re feeling out there. Wow. 

Wow!

Now.

Bad move, STL PD.

Holy shit. 

He warned us last night!  He said “I didn’t come here to give a speech, I came here to go to jail.”  I love him so much

(source)

holy. shit.

(via chrisroberson)

kateordie:

production designThe Fifth Element (1997)

by Dan Weil

Always in my top 10 favourite movies, forever.

Thanksgiving in the Bazaar  (at Udupi Palace. Toronto)
falconx7:

Wish?

falconx7:

Wish?

(Source: dutchy66, via bigredrobot)

Every Episode of Cowboy Bebop: 01x01 - Asteroid Blues

"The red-eyed Coyote will appear in the Zona Norte at the far end of town. That is what I see."

(Source: avenging-hobbits, via quadrant-k)

art-of-swords:

The Weighty Issue of Two-Handed Greatswords
By John Clements
Popular media, fantasy games, and uninformed historians frequently give the impression that these immense weapons were awkward, unwieldy and ponderously heavy. The facts confirm an entirely different understanding. To understand what we are discussing it is important to first have a working definition. The respected work, Swords and Hilt Weapons, offers this description of the weapon:
"The two-handed sword was a specialized and effective infantry weapon, and was recognized as such in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Although large, measuring 60-70 in/150-175 cm overall, it was not as hefty as it looked, weighing something of the order of 5-8 lbs/2.3-3.6 kg. In the hands of the Swiss and German infantrymen it was lethal, and its use was considered as special skill, often meriting extra pay. Fifteenth-century examples usually have an expanded cruciform hilt, sometimes with side rings on one or both sides of the quillon block.
This was the form which remained dominant in Italy during the sixteenth century, but in Germany a more flamboyant form developed. Two-handed swords typically have a generous ricasso to allow the blade to be safely gripped below the quillons and thus wielded more effectively at close quarters. Triangular or pointed projections, known as flukes, were added at the base of the ricasso to defend the hand.” (Coe et al, p. 48)
In contrast to longswords, technically, true two-handed swords (epee’s a deux main) or “two-handers” were actually Renaissance, not Medieval weapons. They are really those specialized forms of the later 1500-1600s, such as the Swiss/German Dopplehänder (“double-hander”) or Bidenhänder (“both-hander”).
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Source: Copyright © 2014 The ARMA 

art-of-swords:

The Weighty Issue of Two-Handed Greatswords

  • By John Clements

Popular media, fantasy games, and uninformed historians frequently give the impression that these immense weapons were awkward, unwieldy and ponderously heavy. The facts confirm an entirely different understanding. To understand what we are discussing it is important to first have a working definition. The respected work, Swords and Hilt Weapons, offers this description of the weapon:

"The two-handed sword was a specialized and effective infantry weapon, and was recognized as such in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Although large, measuring 60-70 in/150-175 cm overall, it was not as hefty as it looked, weighing something of the order of 5-8 lbs/2.3-3.6 kg. In the hands of the Swiss and German infantrymen it was lethal, and its use was considered as special skill, often meriting extra pay. Fifteenth-century examples usually have an expanded cruciform hilt, sometimes with side rings on one or both sides of the quillon block.

This was the form which remained dominant in Italy during the sixteenth century, but in Germany a more flamboyant form developed. Two-handed swords typically have a generous ricasso to allow the blade to be safely gripped below the quillons and thus wielded more effectively at close quarters. Triangular or pointed projections, known as flukes, were added at the base of the ricasso to defend the hand.” (Coe et al, p. 48)

In contrast to longswords, technically, true two-handed swords (epee’s a deux main) or “two-handers” were actually Renaissance, not Medieval weapons. They are really those specialized forms of the later 1500-1600s, such as the Swiss/German Dopplehänder (“double-hander”) or Bidenhänder (“both-hander”).

[ CONTINUE READING… ]

Source: Copyright © 2014 The ARMA