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Song: Daft Duck
Played: 653,603 times.

lilgaaby:

mattmcguigan:

sonlco:

Jokes on you.

Daft Duck exists.

how did this happen

I will stop reblogging it when this will stop to be funny

jozymiornt:

amiseeingyourcolourormine:

raserus:

LIL BABBY
U CANT SCARE THE OCEAN
GO LAY DOWN

IT LOOKS LIKE TOOTHLESS

Toothless was animated after a cat

jozymiornt:

amiseeingyourcolourormine:

raserus:

LIL BABBY

U CANT SCARE THE OCEAN

GO LAY DOWN

IT LOOKS LIKE TOOTHLESS

Toothless was animated after a cat

jomarch:

pipilottirist:

gingerish—gal:

WHAT THE HELL PORNSTACHE

Lesson: be careful with your facial hair styles.

  #oh no he's hot  

rehaunt:

okay so there was this one time i went to walmart with a friend and someone just left their kid in the ball cage and it looked like walmart was selling children paired with a ball for five bucks

michisama2030:

for this palette thing two anons requested me john and karkat in same palletes so i make a johnkat thing

michisama2030:

for this palette thing two anons requested me john and karkat in same palletes so i make a johnkat thing

harblkun:

bowtais-are-cool:

bowtais-are-cool:

Hello! My baby!

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Hello! My honey!

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Hello! My ragtime gOOD LORD HOLY FUCKING SHIT

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Oh my god

this is the most accurate representation of working in 3D I have ever seen

bestlols:

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literallyrad:

there are approximately 1,013,913 words in the english language but i could never string any of them together to explain how much i want to hit you with a chair.

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Song: Black Gal
Artist: Ed Lewis with unidentified prisoners (recorded by Alan Lomax)
Played: 67 times.

rapturerecords:

Courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity

Song: Black Gal

Artist: Ed Lewis with unidentified prisoners (recorded by Alan Lomax)

Recorded: September 19-20, 1959

Location: Sung by prisoners in the Finkton Docks

Now finally aboard the First Lady, Elizabeth fully expects that you’re going to finally take her to Paris. However, she recognizes the coordinates that you’ve put in as heading towards New York instead. While your back is turned, she knocks you out with a wrench.

You’ll hear this song hazily sung in the background as Elizabeth attempts to drift the airship to the closest drop off point, the Finkton Docks. Regaining consciousness, you find yourself dangling outside the cabin door with the striped suited prisoners pounding rocks and chanting while a menacing Handyman overseer flexes his knuckles. Then you encounter Daisy Fitzroy and her crew.

As known as “I Don’t Want No Jet Black Woman” or “Black Woman”, this song came about through Alan Lomax’s dedication for preservation and documenting folk recordings. This song is taken from one of his several recording sessions at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman Farm. Infamous for its brutality, Parchman Farm was built in 1909 for state prisoners with an overwhelmingly black male convict population, mostly accused of minor offenses. It is the oldest prison in the state of Mississippi.

It gained notoriety for housing a mobile electric chair that traveled to each death row’s prisoner’s home county to avoid having its county stigmatized as a ‘death county’. It was replaced with a gas chamber in 1954. Parchman Farm was also highly publicized when it housed over 300 Freedom Riders protesting for civil rights in 1961. They too were subject to inhumane punishments.

A key and lucrative feature of the Mississippi State Penitentiary was the practice of convict leasing. Prisoners were leased out to private parties to work in fields raising cotton, soybeans, livestock, and building railroads. While laboring, many of the African-American prisoners sang work chants to pace their work. Stemming directly from West African traditions, the songs drew Alan Lomax because they were at odds with how they experienced prison life. He later wrote, “These people were poetic and musical and they had something terribly important to say”.

The above picture depicts the only physical copy of the song, recorded on a spool of reel-to-reel tape. We may never know who Ed Lewis was, but Lomax was responsible for preserving part of his oral tradition. Recorded in 1959, this song is technically more anachronistic than most in the BioShock Infinite soundtrack; far closer to the Beach Boys’ 1966 hit “God Only Knows” than 1912 itself. But it is indicative of a long history of work songs, at first only preserved between generations verbally.

Much of the information of this song comes from its entry at the Research Center for Cultural Equity, a site dedicated to bringing the entire Alan Lomax collection to the digital age. Oddly, bioshockinfinite.com/music notes that it is the 1948 recording of “Black Gal”. Its entry is found here. Though the lyrics are similar, it doesn’t exactly match to the one in-game.

The 1959 version has not been commercially released, but the 1948 version was released in 1997 as part of a CD collection in Prison Songs (Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm 1947-48), Vol. 1: Murderous Home.

Alan Lomax has been described as one of the greatest of American folklorists and field recorders, donating huge repositories of American and global vernacular music to the Library of Congress. He worked from the 30s to the 90s, first recording with his father, the pioneering John Lomax, on aluminum discs and metal cylinders to tape recorders on reel-to-reel magnetic tape. Throughout his work he always strived to make it possible “to preserve and reinvigorate all the cultural richness of mankind.”

thorkizilla:

This is it.  This is the pinnacle of nerdom.  This is the greatest height of nerdery that has ever been reached before.

Peter in Loki’s body on a bus downtown to the real Loki and making an excuse that he’s going to a comic convention.

Never will such levels of pure fucking nerd ever be seen again, it’s just not possible.  This is a beautiful day, I am glad I am alive to experience this, god bless.

awwesomeshit:

The Legend of Jade: The Turntable of Time

"so, are you telling me, that i was raised by a tree?… cool"

This is the most unique one I've seen, please yes.

1) Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up.
2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
4) What do you think about most?
5) Ever had a poem or song written about you?
6) Do you have any strange phobias?
7) What's your religion?
8) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
9) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
10) What was the last lie you told?
11) Do you believe in karma?
12) What does your URL mean?
13) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
14) Who is your celebrity crush?
15) How do you vent your anger?
16) Do you have a collection of anything?
17) Are you happy with the person you've become?
18) What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
19) What's your biggest "what if"?
20) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
21) Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
22) Smell the air. What do you smell?
23) What's the worst place you have ever been to?
24) Most attractive singer/s of your opposite gender?
25) To you, what is the meaning of life?
26) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
27) What was the last movie you saw?
28) What's the worst injury you've ever had?
29) Do you have any obsessions right now?
30) Ever had a rumor spread about you?
31) Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
32) What is your astrological sign?
33) What's the last thing you purchased?
34) Love or lust?
35) In a relationship?
36) How many relationships have you had?
37) What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
38) Where is your best friend?
39) What were you doing last night at 12 AM?
40) Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?
41) You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
42) You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?
43) What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
44) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
45) How can I win your heart?
46) Can insanity bring on more creativity?
47) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
48) What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
49) Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "heart."
50) Basic question; what's your favorite color/colors?
51) What is your current desktop picture?
52) If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
53) What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
54) You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
55) You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
56) You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
57) You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
58) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
59) Ever been on a plane?
60) Give me your top 5 hottest celebrities.
Please do it!