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In Greek, whose color lexicon did not stabilize for many centuries, the words most commonly used for blue are glaukos and kyaneos. The latter probably referred originally to a mineral or a metal; it has a foreign root and its meaning often shifted. During the Homeric period it denoted both the bright blue of the iris and the black of funeral garments, but never the blue of the sky or sea. An analysis of Homer’s poetry shows that out of sixty adjectives describing elements and landscapes in the Iliad and Odyssey, only three are color terms, while those evoking light effects are quite numerous. During the classical era, kyaneos meant a dark color: deep blue, violet, brown, and black. In fact, it evokes more the “feeling” of the color than its actual hue. The term glaukos, which existed in the Archaic period and was much used by Homer, can refer to gray, blue, and sometimes even yellow or brown. Rather than denoting a particular color, it expresses the idea of a color’s feebleness or weak concentration. For this reason it is used to describe the color of water, eyes, leaves, or honey.
— Michel Pastoureau, Blue: The History of a Color (via elucipher)

commanderspock:

cloven

At this point you should probably not be surprised by the things I do, let’s be real here.

I like pizza. If I could eat anything, I would take pasta carbonara, I would put it inside the pizza, and then I would eat it like a sub.

Robert Downey Jr., on his favorite food, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, April 26, 2013.

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(via iwantcupcakes)

meghanbluebird:

discovergeneralmills:

Walk in.
See this.
Wat do?

Depends, do you own a dog?

meghanbluebird:

discovergeneralmills:

Walk in.

See this.

Wat do?

Depends, do you own a dog?

cosmictuesdays:

nadiacreek:

coelasquid:

deformutilated:

Fudge recipe on a headstone

I feel like I should make this just to be able to say a dead person taught me how to make it. Maybe I’ll do it for Halloween.

I desperately hope that she spent her entire life telling people that they could have her fudge recipe “over my dead body.”

That last comment is absolutely worth reblogging.

cosmictuesdays:

nadiacreek:

coelasquid:

deformutilated:

Fudge recipe on a headstone

I feel like I should make this just to be able to say a dead person taught me how to make it. Maybe I’ll do it for Halloween.

I desperately hope that she spent her entire life telling people that they could have her fudge recipe “over my dead body.”

That last comment is absolutely worth reblogging.


Choose the Musketeers and you choose oblivion.

Choose the Musketeers and you choose oblivion.

scifigrl47:

brandxspandex:

I think I’ll let these speak for themselves.

Magneto’s adorable tho

"Luke Cage: Responsible for the Tiara fad of 1973" is the BEST THING.

unamusedsloth:

Big cat, small vacuum.

unamusedsloth:

Big cat, small vacuum.

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