Things I like. This page is as random as I am.

(Source: sirheisenberg)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers
On this day in 1947: Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.
How well do you know Jackie Robinson beyond the baseball field? Take a quiz to test your knowledge of this Baseball Hall of Famer.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers

On this day in 1947: Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.

How well do you know Jackie Robinson beyond the baseball field? Take a quiz to test your knowledge of this Baseball Hall of Famer.

bbook:

The inhuman thing about American TV is not so much that they hack everything up with commercials, though that’s bad enough, but in the end all programmes become commercials. Commercials for the status quo. Every image radiates the same disgusting and nauseated message. A kind of boastful contempt. Not one image leaves you in peace, they all want something from you. 

bbook:

The inhuman thing about American TV is not so much that they hack everything up with commercials, though that’s bad enough, but in the end all programmes become commercials. Commercials for the status quo. Every image radiates the same disgusting and nauseated message. A kind of boastful contempt. Not one image leaves you in peace, they all want something from you. 

(Source: nats-dormer)

toewstoes:

People follow a sport like hockey and they look for symbolism. They want the game to mean something. They want the game to matter. So to them, a fresh sheet of ice just after the zamboni’s laid its final spray of water presents the purest vision of possibility they could imagine. Skates being sharpened over and over and over again are meditation on perfection. And the routines and rituals that surround the rink are a language of dedication in need of no translation.  To them games aren’t meant to be seen they’re meant to be felt. Blood points a path directly to the heart. Sweat, a trail to the soul and tears, a connection to a conviction that people search for their entire lives. The ones that look for something more, believe in something more, are the ones that turn close games into unforgettable nights, who transform great players into heroes for all time. And who no matter what maintain unwavering faith in the incredible. They’re people out there who look at something like hockey and they want the game to matter. So it does. {x

official-nhl:

Today Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers played his 1,270th  and final NHL game.

As he was taking his final lap in tears and saluting fans, we got to witness one of the classiest moments in sports we’ve ever seen. The entire canuck team came back out to individually congratulate Ryan Smyth on an amazing career.

Ain’t hockey just the greatest?

Ryan Smyth retirement

iloveyoulikekanyeloveskanye:

family guy is so important all the time

There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.

Joseph Pulitzer

Joseph Pulitzer (born April 10, 1847) had a hard time staying employed—he once sold his last possession, a white silk handkerchief, for 75 cents to buy food—but found his calling when he began writing. He left $2M to Columbia University, which later named the Pulitzer Prize after him.