New Tom Hiddleston Edit - As Henry V in the Hollow Crown -
I wish cod-pieces were still in fashion… for purely obvious reasons ;)
Crowned, Gingerbeardy, red leather-wearing smooth-ass motherfucker…& a codpiece.
If this ever rolls across my dash and I don’t reblog it, you can assume I’m dead.
there would be search parties involved.Oh, nononononono.catedevalois larouau12 tarrysmith jossisgod
Gotta say I prefer the burgundy. I had an edit land on my dash twice today where the jacket had been changed to black. I could not bring myself to reblog. It just seemed sacrilegious to me.
holy fucking shit this should be illegal bc damn
I abhor people who say that those who use curse words don’t have an extensive vocabulary
That is unequivocally the most asinine statement I’ve heard, and I’m fucking offended by your fatuous attempts to attack my intelligence based on my parlance
You rude piece of shit
so my plan for halloween is to dress up as a Nazgul with my black horse and go trick or treating but instead of saying “trick or treat” i’ll either scream or hiss “Bagginssssssssss, Shhhhhhhire” and then ransack their villages in my search for the One Ring
i was joking
oh dear god
HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU TERRORIZE
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
grass is basically green, study finds
In other news, top physicists at MIT have confirmed that water is indeed wet and that the sky is indeed blue. More on the story as we gain more info. Our reporters are currently awaiting confirmation on another study that has revealed the shocking conclusion that roses are red and violets are blue.
Sensei wearing a suit ლ(╹◡╹ლ)