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Geek, sneaker freak, occasional artist
mercurialblonde:

Colored Leopard Page

These colours are so good. So good.

mercurialblonde:

Colored Leopard Page

These colours are so good. So good.

saxifraga-x-urbium:

Local Hero:

Walter Daniel John Tull (28 April 1888 – 25 March 1918) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forwardfor Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town. He was the second person of Afro-Caribbean/mixed heritage to play in the top division of the Football League, the first Afro-Caribbean/mixed heritage outfield player in the top division of English football, and the first to be commissioned as an infantry officer in the British Army. His professional football career began after he was spotted while playing for his local amateur club, Clapton F.C.. He began playing for Clapton in 1908 and within a few months he had won winners’ medals in the FA Amateur Cup, London County Amateur Cup and London Senior Cup. In March 1909 the Football Starcalled him “the catch of the season”.
Tull was brought up in a National Children’s Home orphanage in Bethnal Green, London, along with his brother, following the death of their parents. He joined Tottenham in 1909, and transferred to Northampton Town in 1911, where he made 111 first-team appearances.
During the First World War, Tull served in the Footballers’ Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, and fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 30 May 1917 despite the 1914 Manual of Military Law specifically excluding “Negroes”/”Mulattos" from exercising command as officers. Tull fought in Italy in 1917–18, and was mentioned in dispatches for “gallantry and coolness” while leading his company of 26 men on a raiding party into enemy territory. He returned to France in 1918, and was killed in action on 25 March during the Spring Offensive; his body was never recovered.
Campaigners have called for a statue to be erected in his honour, and Northampton South MP Brian Binley has campaigned for Tull to be posthumously awarded the Military Cross.

saxifraga-x-urbium:

Local Hero:

Walter Daniel John Tull (28 April 1888 – 25 March 1918) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forwardfor Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town. He was the second person of Afro-Caribbean/mixed heritage to play in the top division of the Football League, the first Afro-Caribbean/mixed heritage outfield player in the top division of English football, and the first to be commissioned as an infantry officer in the British Army. His professional football career began after he was spotted while playing for his local amateur club, Clapton F.C.. He began playing for Clapton in 1908 and within a few months he had won winners’ medals in the FA Amateur Cup, London County Amateur Cup and London Senior Cup. In March 1909 the Football Starcalled him “the catch of the season”.

Tull was brought up in a National Children’s Home orphanage in Bethnal GreenLondon, along with his brother, following the death of their parents. He joined Tottenham in 1909, and transferred to Northampton Town in 1911, where he made 111 first-team appearances.

During the First World War, Tull served in the Footballers’ Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, and fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 30 May 1917 despite the 1914 Manual of Military Law specifically excluding “Negroes”/”Mulattos" from exercising command as officers. Tull fought in Italy in 1917–18, and was mentioned in dispatches for “gallantry and coolness” while leading his company of 26 men on a raiding party into enemy territory. He returned to France in 1918, and was killed in action on 25 March during the Spring Offensive; his body was never recovered.

Campaigners have called for a statue to be erected in his honour, and Northampton South MP Brian Binley has campaigned for Tull to be posthumously awarded the Military Cross.

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jamsponge:

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Ok sure - well what specifically do you think is the problem?

"Too much corruption, not enough transparency, media keep trying to silence our complaints."

Oof, that’s a tricky one. I mean you’re sort of suggesting a number of things there, first of all that corruption has been proven to…

Miley Cyrus says some stupid things, does some stupid things, and is either ignorantly or intelligently provocative and it’s difficult to tell which sometimes.  But I can’t dislike her.  I know she’s an attractive young lady, poses barely dressed (as in this pic), but it just doesn’t seem to be that, she doesn’t titillate me (despite rocking Adidas here), there’s just some weird charisma that overrides the bit in me that would make me think of her as I do Justin Bieber (who, frankly, has arseholery down to a fine art).

Miley Cyrus says some stupid things, does some stupid things, and is either ignorantly or intelligently provocative and it’s difficult to tell which sometimes.  But I can’t dislike her.  I know she’s an attractive young lady, poses barely dressed (as in this pic), but it just doesn’t seem to be that, she doesn’t titillate me (despite rocking Adidas here), there’s just some weird charisma that overrides the bit in me that would make me think of her as I do Justin Bieber (who, frankly, has arseholery down to a fine art).

So these are Medicom’s MAFEX Darth Vader & Stormtrooper.  As per Medicom’s 1/6 scale Stormtroopers they’ve mucked up the brow bit, not leaving a white gap, but they still all look ace.

The rub is that these figures are 16cm, about 6”, and cost (in Japan at least) £25.  A Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 6” figure retails in the UK at £20.  Admittedly if I import these figures from Japan they could cost up to £40 a figure, but with that I’ll get a figure that embarrasses Hasbro’s.  I wish I were kidding but I have the Sandtrooper from the Star Wars Black series and he is, frankly, awful - he has more articulation than a smaller Star Wars figure but just can’t use it.  But these? The hip articulation alone looks more akin to an SH Figuarts than what Hasbro released.

It’s a real shame that I’m finding Western action figure series so disappointing.  I’m now down to Transformers Generations and the odd GI Joe I can get hold of (mostly the Figure Subscription Service from the GI Joe Collector’s Club).

tokumonster:

[VILLAIN: ORGANIZATION] Fog.

Japanese name: フォッグ
Romanized name: Foggu

Members:

  • Machine Beast Mothership Fog Mother (機械獣母艦フォッグ・マザー; Kikaijuu Bokan Foggu Mazaa)
  • Cobra Man/Garai (コブラ男/ガライ; Kobura Otoko/Garai)
  • Bee Woman/Zu (ハチ女/ズー; Hachi Onna/Zuu)
  • Lizard Man/Agito (トカゲ男/アギト; Tokage Otoko/Agito)

Status: Defeated.

From: Kamen Rider J

Trivia

  • Fog was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs. Kamen Rider J’s actor Yuuta Mochizuki played Tyranno Ranger in Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger. The lead antagonist in that series, Bandora, slaughtered the dinosaurs after her son was killed by a Tyrannosaurus.

Source: tokumonster.tumblr.com

I really need to watch Kamen Rider J.  I wish they’d do a new Kamen Rider series that is as brutal as this, but I guess gimmicks have long over-taken the tale of the rider.

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grizandnorm:

Happy Ganesha Chaturthi
I had the pleasure of getting to know Satish Ruia when we went to India.  He is the most graceful host.  And Ganesha is his favorite god.  He is the elephant-headed, remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom.  
There are some important symbolism in Ganesha stature.  His large head symbolize thinking big, while his small eyes symbolize concentration.  The rope on his left hand removes obstacle.  The sweets on his lower left hand is the reward of a wise life.  His large ears means he listen more.  The ax on his right hand cut unhealthy attachments.  He only have one tusk, because he sacrifice one for a good cause.  And he bless those in the right path with his lower right hand.  His large belly means contentement, for the good and the bad.  The banana symbolize material wealth when you pursue the right path and the whole world is at your feet for your asking.  The mouse symbolize desire that can cause havoc if you don’t keep it under control.
Hope your having a great Ganesha Chaturthi!
Griz

grizandnorm:

Happy Ganesha Chaturthi

I had the pleasure of getting to know Satish Ruia when we went to India.  He is the most graceful host.  And Ganesha is his favorite god.  He is the elephant-headed, remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom.  

There are some important symbolism in Ganesha stature.  His large head symbolize thinking big, while his small eyes symbolize concentration.  The rope on his left hand removes obstacle.  The sweets on his lower left hand is the reward of a wise life.  His large ears means he listen more.  The ax on his right hand cut unhealthy attachments.  He only have one tusk, because he sacrifice one for a good cause.  And he bless those in the right path with his lower right hand.  His large belly means contentement, for the good and the bad.  The banana symbolize material wealth when you pursue the right path and the whole world is at your feet for your asking.  The mouse symbolize desire that can cause havoc if you don’t keep it under control.

Hope your having a great Ganesha Chaturthi!

Griz