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778:

Relaxing (by Fardo.D)

778:

Relaxing (by Fardo.D)

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olisaurusrex:

South London: Go hard or go yard

olisaurusrex:

South London: Go hard or go yard

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quote From time to time the Americans would indulge in genocidal fantasies as the solution to the problem of Cubans, what Albert Memmi suggested as the logical conclusion of the imperial imagination: “to imagine a colony without the colonized.” “Cuba would be desirable,” Nevada senator Francis Newlands commented, “if for a half hour she could be sunk into the sea and then emerge after all her inhabitants had perished.”

Cuba in the American Imagination, Louis A. Pérez Jr. University of North Carolina Press (2008), p. 101

(for context, this quote concerns the immediate period after the so-called “Spanish-American” war (1898) - arguably the first “humanitarian” war in US history - where the US invaded Cuba under false pretenses and quickly established a military dictatorship after about a month of fighting)

"You just give me the word and I’ll turn that fucking island [Cuba] into a parking lot." — Secretary of State Alexander Haig to Ronald Reagan

 "I am so angry with that infernal little Cuban republic that I would like to wipe its people off the face of the earth," — Teddy Roosevelt to a friend

"[Cubans] possess the superficial charm of clever children, spoiled by nature and geography—but under the surface they combine the worst characteristics of the unfortunate admixture and interpenetration of Spanish and Negro cultures—laziness, cruelty, inconstancy, irresponsibility and inbred dishonesty." — Henry Norweb, U.S. ambassador to Cuba in the 40’s

All quotes from: Lars Schoultz, “Benevolent Domination: The Ideology of U.S. Policy toward Cuba,” Cuban Studies, 2010, Vol. 41, p1-19.

(via grammaticalfiction)

May 22
mothernaturenetwork:

Cooling off: A white Bengal tiger takes solace in a cool block of ice provided by zookeepers on July 20 at the Chengdu Zoo in China’s Sichuan Province.

mothernaturenetwork:

Cooling off: A white Bengal tiger takes solace in a cool block of ice provided by zookeepers on July 20 at the Chengdu Zoo in China’s Sichuan Province.

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thisisnotbruce:

i just really want a hannibal’s recipe book…

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Apr 23
npr:


As an artist, Caitlin Freeman found her calling in cake.
She bakes at the cafe in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where the most popular item is a dessert inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian. It features geometric blocks of white velvet cake, colored red, blue and yellow, stacked together and “glued” with chocolate. It takes two days to prepare, according to her new cookbook, Modern Art Desserts.
Want. Cake. Now. -Heidi
Photos: Art 2013 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA/Dessert Clay McLachlan/Reprinted by permission from ‘Modern Art Desserts’

npr:

As an artist, Caitlin Freeman found her calling in cake.

She bakes at the cafe in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where the most popular item is a dessert inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian. It features geometric blocks of white velvet cake, colored red, blue and yellow, stacked together and “glued” with chocolate. It takes two days to prepare, according to her new cookbook, Modern Art Desserts.

Want. Cake. Now. -Heidi

Photos: Art 2013 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA/Dessert Clay McLachlan/Reprinted by permission from ‘Modern Art Desserts’

Apr 13