athenienne

January 20, 2014

scavengervortex:

awkward question for mayim 

D’oh.

January 7, 2014

nph-burtka:

True story!!

This man is MAGIC.

December 14, 2013

(Source: drunkonstephen)

September 26, 2013

ornamentedbeing:

haniemohd:

otterbeans:

ganbattesisyphus:

ornamentedbeing:

Topless dueling?

I know it’s a long text but it’s worth the read!

The most intriguing duel fought between women, and the sole one that featured exposed breasts, took place in August 1892 in Verduz, the capitol of Liechtenstein, between Princess Pauline Metternich and the Countess Kielmannsegg. It has gone down in history as the first “emancipated duel” because all parties involved, including the principals and their seconds were female… Before the proceedings began, the baroness pointed out that many insignificant injuries in duels often became septic due to strips of clothing being driven into the wound by the point of a sword. To counter this danger she prudently suggested that both parties should fight stripped of any garments above the waist. Certainly, Baroness Lubinska was ahead of her time, taking an even more radical take on the (at the time) widely dismissed theories of British surgeon Joseph Lister, who in 1870 revolutionized surgical procedures with the introduction of antiseptic.

With the precautions Baroness Lubinska recommended, the topless women duelists were less likely to suffer from an infection; indeed, it was a smart idea to fight semiclad. Given the practicality of the baroness’ suggestion and the “emancipated” nature of the duel, it was agreed that the women would disrobe—after all, there would be no men present to ogle them. For the women, the decision to unbutton the tops of their dresses was not sexual; it was simply a way of preventing a duel of first blood from becoming a duel to the death.

It is humorous that most recounts of this historic event fail to mention two important things: the winner of the duel (Princess Metternich) and the reason why the women came to arms in the first place—they disagreed over the floral arrangements for an upcoming musical exhibition.

^ best part of the entire article.

This is what happens next time bitches try and mess with my floral arrangements.

The first rule of topless victorian ladies swordfighting club is that topless victorian ladies swordfighting club is not to be mentioned in mixed company.

The second rule is naught but an emphatic repeating of the first.

'You don't like my ideas on the floral arrangement? Well then I challenge you to a duel!'

Man, I can think of so many everyday altercations that be easily solved with a duel XDD

1) I’m in agreement with the last comment. 2) geeeeeeeeez I can’t believe this has so many notes!

This year’s Halloween costume.

September 26, 2013

tastefullyoffensive:

Animals Wearing Sweaters

Previously: Dogs Wearing Socks, Cats Wearing Animals Hats

Everything I’ve ever needed.

July 1, 2013
omgthatdress:

Ottoman Tiara
1800
Christie’s

Guh.

omgthatdress:

Ottoman Tiara

1800

Christie’s

Guh.

July 1, 2013

pleatedjeans:

he retired this year. [article]

I love this so much.

February 1, 2013
January 22, 2013
sexybassoon:

Dustin Akhuoi. Sexy Bassoon. The Real Album. His bassoon will touch you… in places.

Squeeeee!!!

sexybassoon:

Dustin Akhuoi. Sexy Bassoon. The Real Album. His bassoon will touch you… in places.

Squeeeee!!!

January 18, 2013
omgthatdress:

Dress and Spencer
1800s
Museo del Traje

omgthatdress:

Dress and Spencer

1800s

Museo del Traje