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[The area surrounding Ypres, Flemish Belgium] is one of the dreariest landscapes in Western Europe, a sodden plain of wide, unfenced fields, pasture and plough intermixed, overlying a water table that floods on excavation more than a few spadefuls deep. There are patches of woodland scattered between the villages and isolated farmsteads and a few points of high ground that loom in the distance behind the ancient walled city of Ypres. The pervading impression, however, is of long unimpeded fields of view, too mournful to be called vistas, interrupted only by the occasional church steeple and leading in all directions to distant, hazy horizons which promise nothing but the region’s copious and frequent rainfall.
From “The First World War” by John Keegan, who apparently doesn’t work for the Ypres Chamber of Commerce.
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This sums up my feelings on protests.
theatlantic:

YES.

This sums up my feelings on protests.

theatlantic:

YES.

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This is simply horrifying. It’s like Parker Bros just shat all over my (extremely nerdy) childhood. (via @drbluman)

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MI also really liked “Clarissa: How One Woman Explained It All”. 

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News literally hits home. (Via Literal.ly) (via Send News Literally Hits Home The Republican Truck | someecards.com)

If Atheists Ruled the World (via sliptivity)

Picking on random forum comments is deeply unfair… but hilarious! (h/t @normative)

Gotta love a good commonwealth larf.

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I lol’ed at this.