“Of the 3 types of noir women, the femme fatale represents the most direct attack on traditional womanhood and the nuclear family. She refuses to play the role of devoted wife and loving mother that mainstream society prescribes for women. She finds marriage to be confining, loveless, sexless, and dull, and she uses all of her cunning and sexual attractiveness to gain her independence.”
— Double Indemnity, 1944: “He keeps me on a leash so tight I can’t breathe.” (via addsomeventuring)

And is always punished in the end.

(via jeangable)

(via jeangable)

“He had Shelley’s trick of noiselessly vanishing and reappearing. We would be sitting, reading on my only sofa: I would look up and Lawrence was not only not in the room, he was not in the house, he was not in Jerusalem. He was in the train on his way to Egypt.”
— Ronald Storrs on T.E. Lawrence (via weirdsociology)

(via weirdsociology)

weirdsociology:

Tolkien’s Drawings → PJ’s movies

These are AMAZING!

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

(via timetoputonashow)