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Just a nerd out East, missing the North Country.
This late 1950s helmet belonged to Skunk Works test pilot Ross Cooper. It completed the partial pressure suit worn during the first U-2 flights, and was hand-painted with the company’s then-secret emblem.
Fortification is something of a lost art, but it was up until recent history, a critical military capability.

— Megacities are already built like empires, with prosperous cores, pockets of discontent, semi-feudal fringes, and garrisons dispersed throughout.

Reading this Zen Pundit piece, I’m tempted to contrast the deterioriting conditions in King’s Landing with Bane’s Gotham and civil war Aleppo. (Of course, there might be other forces drawing me to those parallels.)

(via kelseydatherton)

supplyside:

landing strip
sharonov:

1912 Grand Prix del ACF by J. H. Lartigue
I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone – as it seems to me – is in danger.

— Andrei Tarkovsky, A Poet in the Cinema (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)

(Source: armix, via fuckyeahexistentialism)