Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Toney Barton

The paragraph thread

82 posts in this topic

Drop a sentence or 2 of something interesting you read recently.

 

Can be anything, shocking, funnny etc...

 

 

Leave a link to the piece underneath aswell.

 

 

 Treadwell's disfigured head, partial spine, and right forearm and hand, with his wrist watch still on, were recovered a short distance from the camp. Huguenard's partial remains were found next to the torn and collapsed tents, partially buried in a mound of twigs and dirt.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Treadwell

5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bliss.png

 

that XP background - that everyone would recognise - is a real place in California

 

 

 

Former National Geographic photographer Charles O'Rear, a resident of the nearby Napa Valley, took the photo on film with a medium-format camera while on his way to visit his girlfriend in 1996. While it was widely believed later that the image was digitally manipulated or even created with software such as Adobe Photoshop, O'Rear says it never was.[1] He sold it to Corbis for use as a stock photo. Several years later, Microsoft engineers chose a digitized version of the image and licensed it from O'Rear.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_(image)

5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For nearly a decade, Mehmet ran a chippie on the little parade of shops at the heart of Woodberry Down. Over there, he’d take about £2,500 a week; here, a 45-minute bus ride away, it’s roughly half that – despite working seven days a week, from eight in the morning till almost midnight.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/18/-sp-truth-about-gentrification-how-woodberry-down-became-woodberry-park

Really good read about how councils are selling out their locals

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Philip Beresford, who compiled the rankings, said: "I've never seen such a phenomenal rise in personal wealth as the growth in the fortunes of Britain's 1,000 richest people over the past year. The richest people in Britain have had an astonishing year."

 

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/18/wealth-britain-richest-1000-new-high-sunday-times-rich-list

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Philip Beresford, who compiled the rankings, said: "I've never seen such a phenomenal rise in personal wealth as the growth in the fortunes of Britain's 1,000 richest people over the past year. The richest people in Britain have had an astonishing year."

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/18/wealth-britain-richest-1000-new-high-sunday-times-rich-list

 

Disgusting.

 

Elysium here we come.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''You are one of the few personalities in modern times who have really influenced my thinking about art and life. Have you ever thought about writing a novel?

HANNA, Germany.

In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am mid-way through my novel. I have my hopes. The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it's generally assumed - quite rightly - that the number one chart positions are "bought" by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don't think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular. It's all, now, solely a question of marketing. All success stories are safe and dreary, and you will never be taken by surprise by a hit song that sounds out of place. This is not just my view but the view of everyone I know. ''

morrisey from the smiths 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Meller-Zakomelski.jpg

Abram Petrovich Gannibal

 

Major-General Abram Petrovich[1] Gannibal, also Hannibal or Ganibal or Ibrahim Hannibal or Abram Petrov (Russian: Абра́м Петро́вич Ганниба́л; 1696 – 14 May[2]1781), was an African kidnapped and brought to Russia as a gift for Peter the Great. He became a major-general, military engineer, governor of Reval and nobleman of theRussian Empire. He is perhaps best known today as the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, who wrote an unfinished novel about him, Peter the Great's Negro.

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Petrovich_Gannibal

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best thread ever made on this forum salutes

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Meller-Zakomelski.jpg

Abram Petrovich Gannibal

 

Major-General Abram Petrovich[1] Gannibal, also Hannibal or Ganibal or Ibrahim Hannibal or Abram Petrov (Russian: Абра́м Петро́вич Ганниба́л; 1696 – 14 May[2]1781), was an African kidnapped and brought to Russia as a gift for Peter the Great. He became a major-general, military engineer, governor of Reval and nobleman of theRussian Empire. He is perhaps best known today as the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, who wrote an unfinished novel about him, Peter the Great's Negro.

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Petrovich_Gannibal

 

interesting

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

During the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, Morrow was killed on set in July 1982, along with two child actors, Myca Dinh Le and Renee Chen, says How Stuff Works. The Twilight Zone script called for the use of both a helicopter and pyrotechnics, a deadly combination in this case. During a scene in which Morrow was being attacked by American Soldiers in Vietnam, the pyrotechnics exploded, severing the helicopter’s tail, which caused it to crash, decapitating Morrow and killing the two child actors as well.

 

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/entertainment/10-actors-who-died-during-production.html/2/?ref=GR

 

10 Actors Who Died During Production

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.

 

His case influenced the creation of several fictional killers, including Norman Bates of the movie and novel Psycho and itssequels, Leatherface of the movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill) of the novel The Silence of the Lambs, Ezra Cobb of the movie Deranged, Bloody Face of the TV series American Horror Story: Asylum and Eddie Gluskin of the video game Outlast.

 

 

:blink:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics
 

 

The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standing—a long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing is one huge, useless waste of money.

 

...

 

There are only two healthy bids: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China. One's an oil-rich state ruled by a president-for-life, and the other's, well, China. That's no coincidence. With the Sochi games raising the bar to an absurd $51 billion, hosting the Olympics no longer looks like a winning proposition. The failed and aborted 2022 candidacies all have one thing in common: When actual citizens are allowed to have a say, they say they don't want the Olympics.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“a negro lived in Edinburgh, who had travelled with Warton, and gained his livelihood by stuffing birds, which he did excellently; he gave me lessons for payment and I often used to sit with him for he was a pleasant and intelligent man”.

 

https://royalsociety.org/exhibitions/2012/black-history-month/working-in-the-background/

 

Darwin's account of John Edmonstone, a freed slave, who taught Darwin Taxidermy.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow. . . Francis Williams' story was frustrating

 

 

 

Edward Long, author of the two volume History of Jamaica (1774), used his book to undermine Williams as well as the education of black people more widely. Noting that Williams had established a school in Spanish Town, Jamaica, he suggested that a black pupil had been sent "mad", where "the abstruse problems of mathematical intuition turned his brain". He used this as an example to put across his racist belief that "every African head is not adapted by nature to such profound contemplations".

 

sound like the foolish guys on that sporting caste website

 

/

 

 

 

Edmonstone talked fondly of the tropics, which may well have been an influence in Darwin's decision to conduct his pioneering fieldwork there.
Darwin’s knowledge of taxidermy was an important influence in his study and record of bird and animal life during his voyage with the H.M.S. Beagle in 1831. This would lead famously to his study of the Galapagos Finches (or Darwin’s Finches), noting “this gradation and diversity of structure in one small, intimately related group of birds (pp. 403-420), as well as contributing to the significant collections that he made while travelling. These would inform to a great extent his theory of evolution.

 

that's big that put a smile on my face

 

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Death in the Family

"Throughout the centuries, the red fox has left a record symbolizing

cunningness, sagacity, and courage. . . . It has left a mark on the pages

of literature and legend, even to modern slang, which applies the name

to sly, sharp-witted people: for example, 'He is a foxy fellow, ' or 'He

out- foxed me.' "

 

http://wideopenwideopen.tumblr.com/post/51828050932/hunter-s-thompson-fox

-2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

missing the point

 

start a new thread with that shit

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it was like 2 pages long

 

enjoy the words u little tart

-2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

whole point of the paragraph thread is to make it short so people can quickly skim read it and then decide if they want to read the whole distin

 

aint nobody got time to read all that fella

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that what's wrong with this generation

 

paragraph freds

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that story :lol: guy's a sick twisted one for that

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.

 

http://drafthousefilms.com/film/a-band-called-death

 

 

Jack White of the White Stripes related his first reaction to the album in a New York Times article: "I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. When I was told the history of the band and what year they recorded this music, it just didn’t make sense. Ahead of punk, and ahead of their time.”

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...For_the_Whole_World_to_See

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bad brains seminal band in the hardcore punk movement on the west coast during the eighties

 

if you look through history black peoples fingerprints are on most every genre even ones they (as in us today) would want nothing to do with it

 

#wedoesthis

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Zong massacre was the killing of approximately 142 enslaved Africans by the crew of the slave ship Zong in the days following 29 November 1781.

The Zong was owned by a Liverpool slave-trading syndicate that had taken out insurance on the lives of the slaves as cargo.

When the ship ran low on potable water following navigational mistakes, the crew threw slaves overboard into the sea to drown, in order that the remainder could survive. The owners of the Zong made a claim to their insurers for the loss of the slaves.

When the insurers refused to pay, the resulting court cases held that in some circumstances the deliberate killing of slaves was legal, and that insurers could be required to pay for the slaves' deaths.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zong_massacre

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0