Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 8AM permalink


Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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47,337 notes • reblogged from unskinny 1 week ago
Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 8AM

z-co:

Hallo! It’s time to host another giveaway for you lovelies! This one isn’t as huge as the others, I apologize, but it’s still has some cool things I’m sure you’ll like, right? I’m not good at these introduction thingies, so let’s get started, shall we?

Rules: 

-You can reblog as many times as you want! Don’t spam your followers though.

-Likes count.

-Anyone can enter the giveaway (don’t follow and unfollow after the giveaway please [That’s considered rude y’know])

-There will be only 1 winner for this giveaway.

-Winner will be selected with random.org

-The winner will be announced privately because I know how some of you can get and I don’t wanna be responsible of anyone getting harassed

-Shipping internationally (and yes that means worldwide, ANYWHERE!!). 

-Strictly NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS!!!! Seriously! I will be checking the notes and if I find one, I will block!

-You gotta be at least 16+ or have your parents permission to share your personal info (that being your name, address and Email)

-Please, follow “z-co.tumblr.com/giveaway” for any updates/info about the giveaway or if you have any questions.

-The giveaway ends on December 20th. 

Details about the items under the cut.

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9,730 notes • reblogged from z-co 1 week ago
Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 5AM

zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

335,551 notes • reblogged from corehz 3 weeks ago
Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 4AM

dragonsandaliens:

bluerobotto:

My first giveaway on tumblr *c*

You can win one messenger bag from the ones available in BlueRobotto’s shop (Check out the shop for more pics and the description of each bag)

PRIZE:

1 person will be randomly selected as winner from the notes in this post.  The winner will chose 1 bag from the ones available and it will be sent to them without charge.

If this post gets more than 500 notes 2 winners will be chosen.

If this post gets more than 1000 notes 3 winners will be chosen.

How to participate:

  • You don’t have to follow BlueRobotto.
  • Reblog this post to participate, only 1 reblog to prevent spam.
  • Likes count too.
  • If you win I should be able to contact you through your tumblr.

Things to consider:

  • Shipping to anywhere in the world, BlueRobotto will cover the shipping expenses.
  • Any question feel free to send a messege :)

The givaway will end on saturday september 20th, at 10:00 PM Central America time.

Good luck to everyone who participates :D

You can also contact BlueRobotto on twitter @bluerobotto if you want to ask anything.

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47,663 notes • reblogged from sneakymedulla 3 weeks ago
Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 7PM permalink

s0wnbones:

I hate when skinny girls say they can eat anything and not gain weight. And then they do this sort of smug entitled smile.

Like you didn’t win at life just because you have a fast metabolism….

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Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 7PM

z-co:

Hello baes! Here’s another treat for my amazing followers. This one is smaller than my last one but it still has some goodies you’ll like I’m sure. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate in contacting me. Have a great day yo! 

Anyways, here you have the rules:

-You can reblog as many times as you want.

-Likes count.

-Anyone can enter the giveaway (don’t follow and unfollow after the giveaway please [das rude])

-There will be 3 winners for this giveaway. Selected with random.org

-Winners will be announced privately because I know how some of you can get and I don’t wanna be responsible of anyone getting harassed

-Shipping internationally.

-Strictly NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS please. I mean this.

-You gotta be at least 16+ or have your parents permission to share your personal info

-Please, follow my “/giveaway” tag for any updates/info about the giveaway or if you have any questions.

-The giveaway ends on September 1st. That’ll give you time to reblog and have your chances increase.^=^

Under the cut you’ll find the details of the items that are given away. It’s quite long so that’s why I put under it.

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91,603 notes • reblogged from z-co 1 month ago
Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 6AM

ungratefullittleshit:

Times Tumblr Raised Serious Questions About “Harry Potter”

353,396 notes • reblogged from genishihara 1 month ago
Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 6AM

z-co:

Hello baes! Here’s another treat for my amazing followers. This one is smaller than my last one but it still has some goodies you’ll like I’m sure. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate in contacting me. Have a great day yo! 

Anyways, here you have the rules:

-You can reblog as many times as you want.

-Likes count.

-Anyone can enter the giveaway (don’t follow and unfollow after the giveaway please [das rude])

-There will be 3 winners for this giveaway. Selected with random.org

-Winners will be announced privately because I know how some of you can get and I don’t wanna be responsible of anyone getting harassed

-Shipping internationally.

-Strictly NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS please. I mean this.

-You gotta be at least 16+ or have your parents permission to share your personal info

-Please, follow my “/giveaway” tag for any updates/info about the giveaway or if you have any questions.

-The giveaway ends on September 1st. That’ll give you time to reblog and have your chances increase.^=^

Under the cut you’ll find the details of the items that are given away. It’s quite long so that’s why I put under it.

Read More

91,603 notes • reblogged from z-co 1 month ago
Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 3AM

144,034 notes • reblogged from unskinny 1 month ago
Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 3AM permalink

prettyquarks:

mawwiage…

prettyquarks:

mawwiage…

251 notes • reblogged from kelly-a-m 1 month ago