i realize i have very few followers, but my tumblr is the fucking bomb, yo

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"A lot more women in this world would speak very good German if they had Christoph Waltz as their tutor." — Kerry Washington

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the public never knows what it’s getting by way of a Mason performance from one film to the next. I therefore represent a thoroughly insecure investment.

James Mason 

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Wish you were here

sorry i made a thing.

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Buster Keaton, Go West.  Click for Source.

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Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern’s Hair

i have never been attracted to chris pratt before now

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Bacall - detail

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Greta Garbo’s famous profile photographed 20 years apart

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"We queens are not free to answer the call of our heart…" Lil Dagover in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919).


Making it work on the set of Pushing Daisies

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an episode of hannibal where tom hiddleston guest stars and is far too polite for hannibal to eat him

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The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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