Apr 23 2014 with 46849 notes via garama & thfkdlf
Apr 23 2014 with 19977 notes via garama & wnderlst


Wayne Thiebaud, 24th Street Intersection, 1977

i am so fond of this whole series of San Francisco city scapes. especially this one. they make my eyes want to jump up and down and my heart goes “aaahhhh.”

Apr 23 2014 with 26973 notes via missuspleasant & ohzephyr


Some fun (see: creepy) facts about Jim Jones

  • If Jones felt members of the People’s Temple had defied him or if he wanted sympathy from the group, he would often fake a heart attack, claim that his life was being threatened by outsiders and/or stage acts of violence against himself.
  • Had all members give up all of their possessions, sign over deeds to their house, their pay checks and social security checks.  In 1977, Jones was collecting well over $40,000 a month in Social Security checks and had over ten million dollars held in several different bank accounts.
  • Bragged about being extremely well endowed.
  • Was once arrested in a public bathroom for masturbating and showing his penis to an off duty police officer.
  • Cussed like a sailor—even during his sermons.
  • Told many of the male members of the People’s Temple that they were homosexual and then proceeded to “cure” them of their homosexuality by having sex with them.  Fucking the gay right out of them.
  • Also felt that many of the women needed some ~spiritual healing~ so he would have sexual relations with them as well, mostly to cure depression.
  • Would make his temple members sign papers stating that they sexually molested or beat their children so he could use it as blackmail against them, if ever necessary.
  • Forced one Temple couple (Tim & Grace Stoen) to sign paperwork saying that their child, John, was actually Jim’s son (he wasn’t).  Grace eventually left the Temple and Tim did shortly after.  Jones would never allow the parents to gain custody of their child and he would end up being one of the 900 members that lost his life in Jonestown.
  • Began telling Temple members he was God —they believed him.

“The whole thing resembles a recurring Grimm brothers fable in which terrified peasants have to concoct a dish to placate a bespectacled ogre and his keeper.”

Charlie Brooker on Masterchef (via jeevanrai)