1. that-kid-matt-biller:

    justtouchedawkwardly:

    #101 REASONS TO LOVE ELLEN DEGENERES

    Ellen is just the greatest person alive. 

  2. teatimeatwinterpalace:

    Today marks the 79th anniversary of the tragic death of Queen Astrid, consort of King Leopold III. Ironically, August 29, 1935 dawned bright and clear, promising an enjoyable alpine excursion to the royal couple. As Time reported:

    For days it had been raining in Switzerland. Leopold of Belgium and Queen Astrid, vacationing in the Villa Haslihorn near Lucerne, sent their three small children back to Brussels. But next morning the sun came out hot and strong, with the promise of a fine day for a mountain climb, a sport of which Leopold was just as fond as his father. Hobnail boots, ropes and alpenstocks were piled into the back of the royal Packard touring car beside the chauffeur. In front Leopold took the wheel while Astrid sat beside him, holding a road map. They started down the lakeside road, keeping close to the curb because the pavement was slippery. In a second it was all over. Just before reaching Kussnacht, with the car rolling along at 50 m.p.h. Leopold turned his head to look at the road map. The right wheels of the car slipped through one of the 18-ft. openings in the concrete curb. For some 95 feet it careened along, the right wheels at times three feet lower than the left. Then it struck a young pear tree, swerved at right angles. The Queen and the chauffeur were thrown clear. The car rolled down the bank, caromed off another tree and into the shallow water of the lake.

    With his hands sprained, his lower lip slashed and a rib fractured, King Leopold crawled from the car and over to the body of his wife. He could see that she was already dead, her skull fractured, her chest gashed with broken glass. Aides following in a second car rushed hastily back for an ambulance while King Leopold, dazed and bloody, stood looking down at his dead Queen.

    Witnesses reported the devastated King crying “Astrid ! Astrid ! ” and clasping his wife’s body to his heart. Later, he would confide to the Queen’s best friend, Anna Sparre: “My life is over." In a voice broken by sobs, he asked his secretary, Robert Capelle: " Why did the good God take her away from me ? We were so happy ! ” The tragic death of his father, King Albert I, only 18 months earlier, had plunged Belgium and its royal family into deep mourning, and now all the sorrowful scenes would be repeated…

  3. flippyflippynutella:

    can we talk about kristen maloney for a second how she had one of the hardest floor routines for so long? oh and she did this routine with stress fractures

  4. itsstuckyinmyhead:

    Cats and Tumblr Photoset

  5. (Source: timelord-and-fishcustard)

  6. omgbuglen:

hkirkh:

Girl Scouts are the ONLY exception.

"We’re selling thin mints.
Do you know who else loved thin mints.
Jesus.”

    omgbuglen:

    hkirkh:

    Girl Scouts are the ONLY exception.

    "We’re selling thin mints.

    Do you know who else loved thin mints.

    Jesus.”

  7. Satan: [appears]
    Satan: You can have anything you wan--
    Me: LANGUAGE.
    Satan: What?
    Me: GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE.
    Satan: What the--?
    Me: YOU SAID ANYTHING. GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD.
    Satan: Wouldn't you rather have love or money?
    Me: EVERY. LANGUAGE. MASTERY OF EVERY LANGUAGE. NOW.

  8. mademoisellelapiquante:

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 2002

    mademoisellelapiquante:

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 2002

  9. For none now live who remember it.

    It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of men, who, above all else, desire power. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another Ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master Ring, to control all others. And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.

  10. tiny-librarian:

    Some shots of the room OTMA shared at Tobolsk.

    (If you go to the source or click on them, you can see them a lot bigger)

    Source

  11. Fifty-six years ago today a King was born. You will forever live in our hearts. Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson. We love you.~August 29, 1958-∞

    (Source: beyondtheplanetsandthestars)

  12. ouhlalas:

    she’s the  b e s t  of my life

    valjean and cosette for anon

  13. I just wanna be by your side- if these wings could fly- for the rest of our lives

  14. (Source: shewclf)

  15. nataliedurmer:

    get to know: Natalie Dormer (insp.)