While I was digging up that picture of my grandpa, I also found my grandparents’ wedding photo. I would like to direct your attention to A) my grandma’s glasses, which are amazing, and B) the bridesmaids’ little veils and muffs.






It’s so wild when you see a photo of a person from history who looks so much like a Hollywood archetype of whatever they did that you’re like “this must be made up.” “This must be an actor.” NO! This is actually what World War II Flying Ace Urban L. “Ben” Drew actually literally looked like in life. Went around looking like this, shooting down jet-powered Luftwaffe aircraft from his lil Snoopy-looking propellor-nosed Mustang. Hopped triumphantly down from the plane wing, pulled off his flying cap, ran a hand boyishly through his sweat-darkened hair, face lookin like that the whole time. Can you imagine???  

Pilot Officer John Henry Smythe, an RAF navigator, actually looked like this EVERY DAY. Undertook 27 bombing missions looking like this. Parachuted out of his shot-down plane in Germany, looked like this when he landed, except all disheveled and defiant and wearing a shearling-lined leather jacket. WHAT A WORLD!!!! 

Evelyn Ablon, a volunteer with the Women’s Army Corps, kept Air Force flights running smoothly while looking like an old-Hollywood Chelsea Peretti and maintaining an on point manicure. (National Museum of American Jewish Military History)

Ensign Jane Kendeigh, the first flight nurse to arrive at Okinawa and Iwo Jima, and a major curator of bomb-ass eyebrows. (Navy Medicine flickr)

Reddit user aking25′s grandfather honestly looked like this the day before he shipped out to join the Marines in 1941. He now plays golf, paints and remains highly dapper


It’s a from little later than the others, but this is my grandfather in 1953. I always liked this picture.



something we agreed we like about uncle vernon is that despite like, personally suffering at the hands of wizards pretty significantly (dudley’s tail, marge), vernon is like, always ready to fuck with wizards? like he is SO SCARED of them but he’s always ready to fight? please take this moment to imagine uncle vernon meeting voldemort

#i am laughing he’d probably run him over with his new company car #get out and hit him with his umbrella [x]

Canon: this character’s dead!
Me: oh no they’re not, uh, they’re just resting
Canon: they’re stone dead!
Me: n-no – they’re just stunned, that’s it!
Canon: STUNNED?!
Me: they’re – they’re probably just pinin’ for the fjords
Canon: PINING for the FJORDS? Now see here! They’re bleeding demised! Look, they’re lying on their back!
Me: that character prefers sleeping on their back, you know
Canon: this character has ceased to be! They’ve expired and gone to meet their maker! They’re stiff! Bereft of life, they rest in peace! They’re pushin’ up daisies! Their metabolic processes are history! They’re off the twig! They’ve kicked the bucket! They’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding CHOIR INVISIBLE!
Me: remarkable character, that one
Me: lovely backstory