ask-thepastaguy:

[I spotted this on Facebook and thought I’d drop it here because it’s freaking hilarious—]

ask-thepastaguy:

[I spotted this on Facebook and thought I’d drop it here because it’s freaking hilarious—]


fortunecookied:

Betty Boop - Bimbo’s Initiation (1931)

Bimbo has to undergo a series of harrowing rituals as part of a secret society initiation before eventually discovering the true identity of the order’s mysterious leader. This surreal short was the last Betty Boop cartoon to be animated by her co-creator Grim Natwick.


carlboygenius:

BETTY BOOP - The Original Story

Ms. Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem.


Ms. Jones singing style went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer cartoon character’s voice and singing style of “Betty Boop”.

YES: “Betty Boop” was a black woman. 

Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and copied it, stole it. Ms. Jones’ “trademark” singing style for a recording of, “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” with interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in her songs at a cabaret was a style all her own. 

An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. During the $250,000 infringement lawsuit, Esther’s manager testified that , “Helen Kane & her manager saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928.” 

Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.

As an added note, scholar Robert G.O’Meally said, Betty Boop, the WHITE CARTOON character herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her background. 

Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.

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pokeybooks13:

sadtrashbuckybarnes:

disneys-always-first:

Never not reblog

One thing that always bothered me about that picture of mulan, more than the obvious artifice which is pretty out of character, is the colour of her outfit. The general consensus seems to be that mulan took place in the Northern Wei dynasty, but during the Tang Dynasty which preceded it, the colour yellow, especially bright yellow, had become the exclusive domain of the Emperor. And in those times disrespect to the Emperor could cost you your head at best and the lives of you and your entire family at worst. So, y know, maybe don’t put her in yellow clothes.

I love the history side if tumblr

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"I don’t always create conflict, but when I do I’ll make sure it has a touch of humor to it."

zodiacsociety:

- Libra (zodiacsociety)

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siege-loki-problems:

Deadpool’s ‘Art of War’ variant cover

siege-loki-problems:

Deadpool’s ‘Art of War’ variant cover

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whatheballs:

This article is great because that author tried to put in as many dick jokes that he possibly could.

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thorkitastic:

fake modesty how adorable…….. he’s sexy and he know’s it!!!!


tonyshalube:

there should be an avengers tv show but it should be filmed and executed like parks and rec

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beasleypercussion:

montparnassty:

lesmisblog:

Just…
Did anybody notice the sign that reads “Beware pickpockets”?
It is like pure gold <3

Fun fact: pickpockets used to put up signs like that in tourist areas, so that tourists would pat places on themselves where their valuables were kept, to check that they were still there. Then the pickpockets would know exactly where to retrieve them from.

I love learning 

beasleypercussion:

montparnassty:

lesmisblog:

Just…

Did anybody notice the sign that reads “Beware pickpockets”?

It is like pure gold <3

Fun fact: pickpockets used to put up signs like that in tourist areas, so that tourists would pat places on themselves where their valuables were kept, to check that they were still there. Then the pickpockets would know exactly where to retrieve them from.

I love learning 

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dadskills:

eziocauthon89:

connoisseur-of-mediocrity:

thefluffysheep:

songofages:

ela-j:

EXCUSE ME BUT THIS RING. NO ONE NOTICED IT?????

Actually I’ve seen people mention it since the first episode.

It’s Capaldi’s wedding ring. He never takes it off, even when acting. 

To add to the story, he refuses to take it off because when his acting career was struggling, his wife never gave up on him. When he landed his first major gig, he decided to not take it off, to represent he was there because of his wife’s support.

This is the sweetest and best thing I’ve eve heard about any behind-the-scenes ever

Remember when he’s told the tradition is to give that chocolate box to someone “you love" and he immediately jumped off the stage and ran to his wife in Seoul without even a second thought?

this is the reason i love and RESPECT him this much… just… *sniffs*

dadskills:

eziocauthon89:

connoisseur-of-mediocrity:

thefluffysheep:

songofages:

ela-j:

EXCUSE ME BUT THIS RING. NO ONE NOTICED IT?????

Actually I’ve seen people mention it since the first episode.

It’s Capaldi’s wedding ring. He never takes it off, even when acting. 

To add to the story, he refuses to take it off because when his acting career was struggling, his wife never gave up on him. When he landed his first major gig, he decided to not take it off, to represent he was there because of his wife’s support.

This is the sweetest and best thing I’ve eve heard about any behind-the-scenes ever

Remember when he’s told the tradition is to give that chocolate box to someone “you love" and he immediately jumped off the stage and ran to his wife in Seoul without even a second thought?

image

this is the reason i love and RESPECT him this much… just… *sniffs*

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silvermoon424:

retrosofa:

fantastic-nonsense:

john-loves-broadway:

moonstarsparkle:

I’m so sorry I’m so sorry couldn’t help myself I’m so very sorry

I want this to be a real AU.  Now.

There is. It’s called “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen.

oh shit.

OH SNAP.

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