The Sloan Files




I think when you find yourself talking to yourself in the mirror, playing lots of different characters, out of your dressing-up box you’re either gonna be schizophrenic or an actor.

(Source: dailydormer)


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navyhistory:

Next year, the United States Naval Reserve celebrates its centennial anniversary. In honor of this hallmark date, we will be posting a variety of images and stories related to the history of the Naval Reserve. Our very own historian, Dr. David Winkler, will release a coffee table book late this year. Here is an early USNR propaganda/recruitment poster from the WWI era. (LOC Image: LC-USZC4-7796)




vintascope:

WWI Service Certificate





scrapironflotilla:

Canadian Highlander during bayonet training with a dummy. 

I especially like the large waxed moustache on the dummy.





pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 18, 1925: Hitler Publishes Mein Kampf

On this day in 1925, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his autobiographical manifesto, Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”) in which he explained his racial and political ideologies, which would become the foundation for the Nazi Party. Mein Kampf was a bitter and anti-Semitic narrative, worshiping power and discrediting morality, serving as a blueprint for Hitler’s plan for Nazi world domination.

For the first time ever, the story emerges of a group of Americans who lived in Berlin in the early days of Hitler’s rise to power.  Watch as PBS NewsHour’s Margaret Warner speaks with author and former journalist Andrew Nagorski about his book, “Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power”.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons



historical-nonfiction:

a few true facts about John Wayne

  • Stalin ordered his death (the FBI intercepted 2 KGB assassins) and Nikita Khrushchev rescinded the order!
  • John battled cancer in his last years. He blamed smoking six packs a day. But it could also be from shooting a movie downwind of Nevada’s nuclear test site
  • John was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26, 1907
  • "John Wayne" was a moniker given by the studios that he had no part in choosing. He preferred "Duke" after his childhood dog
  • at 6’4” (193 cm) John was very tall for the time, and easily got a college football scholarship
  • his favorite pastime was — you’ll never guess — chess


courtneycravens:

Aku could move his fingers it was so fucking awesome. Fun day!



redicnick:

Audi and aku. #samuraijack #cosplay #furry #furryshit #metrocon #metrocon2014



taracynara:

rainonsand:

perfection

this is terrifying in the most awesome of ways.


Via


stoneofthehapless:

This is an old recording of the author J.R.R. Tolkien reading from his book The Hobbit.

This song features in Chapter One of The Hobbit and is sung by the Dwarves as they clear up at Bag End, Bilbo Baggins’ home.



Via the stone of the hapless



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