Sometimes I wonder whether I have any real intelligence or if I just have enough random bits of surface knowledge to bullshit my way through most things.
If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.
Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.
(Images via MotherJones)
EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS
BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN
Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.
Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc
You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE
This is all incredibly important, some cities have as little as 60 -120 days left. Try using a refillable water container, and if you’re a California resident, make sure to report water waste in public spaces.
street cred: routinely stands next to punks
1916 private soldier, Battle of the Somme
A photographer, Thom Atkinson, has documented 13 military kits in a series called ‘Soldiers Inventories’. I’ve picked a few to share with you guys over a couple of posts so they can be enjoyed individually, in all their glory. It will also show which are the most popular kits.
By its very nature, war requires a soldier to be prepared for every possible eventuality. The sheer amount of gear that is demanded by this level of preparedness means good pack configuration is a necessity. It is really interesting to see how a soldiers carry has developed over time, so I encourage you all to check out the full set here.
- Hob nail boots
- Puttees (for binding trousers around lower legs)
- Shirt and vest
- Gas mask container
- Gas mask
- Non Commissioned ranks hat
- Notebook and service warrant card
- Battledress tunic – note stripes on sleeve denote rank
- Mess tins
- Tin opener and can of food, appears to be tinned stewed apple
- Oxo cubes
- Bar of chocolate
- Bar of soap
- Water flask
- Leather belt with leather pouches for kit
- Longjohn under garments, battledress trousers and braces
- Boot polish and two brushes
- Dog tags – imprinted with name, rank and service number
- Trench club – for breaking heavy ground for trenching into and for fighting the enemy at close quarters
- Entrenching tool handle; often the handle was customised with lumps of metal and made into a trench club
- Leather pouch for entrenching tool
- Field dressing
- Cigarettes and matches
- Mess kit containing knife, fork spoon, shaving brush, soap and brass button polisher (slid underneath battledress button to protect BD from polish)
- Gun oil
- Cloth for pull-through for cleaning barrels internally
- Ammunition belt, containing clips of bullets
- Penknife and pull through cord
- Entrenching tool spade; sometimes soldiers sharpened the edges of the spade and used these to fight
- Lee Enfield 303 bolt action rifle. It was developed at the beginning of the twentieth century as an attempt to create a standard rifle for both the infantry and soldiers on horseback. As it turned out it was ideally suited to conditions in the trenches – it wasn’t good at firing over long distances, but was really robust and could stand up to the mud. It was still used right up into the 1950s.
- Bayonet – to be attached to fore end of rifle
- Helmet – with cover
- Fob watch, personal effects. Officers tended to have pocket watches more so than infantry soldiers
- Coins – possibly local francs or similar, personal effects
- Scabbard for bayonet, worn on leather belt around waist over hip
- 5 round ammunition clips – ready to load magazine of 303 rifle
i am entirely suspicious of this man. Surely his name is not actually Tommy Atkins.
NOW I’M CRYING BECAUSE THE NEW EVIL SCIENTIST IS LITERALLY A GERMAN WITH A MONOCLE AND A LEATHER JACKET THAT MANAGES TO MAKE HIM RESEMBLE BOTH A NAZI AND A REGULAR DORKY 2k14 GERMAN DUDE I MEAN COME ON
MY FACE HURTS
WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING
GO HOME MARVEL U R DRUNK
I ALSO HAVE AN ANTHONY MACKIE PROBLEM
AND A…I HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS
I HAVE A CHRIS EVANS PROBLEM
THIS IS NOT OK
I AM NOT OK