Behold the awesomeness that is Long Ma the fire-breathing dragon-horse, the latest creation by French artist François Delarozière and his art production company La Machine. The 46-ton kinetic sculpture stands almost 40 feet tall and features articulated limbs that can gallop, rear up, and fold beneath him when he wants to sit down. His neck rises and falls and his wonderfully expressive face features eyes that open and close. Best of all, his chest swells from the pressure building in his lungs before he exhales fantastic plumes of smoke from his nostrils and jets of fire from his mouth.
This marvelous interactive sculpture was just debuted in the French city of Nantes and will soon be traveling to Beijing where he’ll be presented in October as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. Long Ma is based on a creature from Chinese mythology, Longma, a fabled winged horse with dragon scales, and will be the hero of a performance entitled “Long Ma Jing Shen” or “The Spirit of the Horse Dragon” during which he’ll face off against a giant spider.
Visit the La Machine Facebook page for additional images.
I have decided to no longer use the f word because its horrible and means rape, did you guys know that? It means rape not just intercourse it means rape. So when you say fuck you, you don’t say screw you, you really say rape you. I feel so stupid for not knowing
It means rape, to do without permission. Against the government laws. Soo yeah but honestly id rather not get in a debat about it I’m not gonna say it nno matter what because its a dumb word anyway
That’s not what it means. It means to have sexual intercourse, and as slang is used to express anger and disgust. There is no definition where it means rape. I don’t care if you don’t want to use it, but the fact is that your definition is incorrect.
My definition is correct now just drop it this is stupid
Except that your definition is not correct and you don’t have a source to prove that it is, whereas I do: x
The word can be used for it, but no “Fuck” does not exclusively mean rape. From what I’ve learned the term is an extensively generalized term for sex or just simply adding emphasis to your words.
Some Skullgirls animations that I worked on.
My old tumblr was taken down, so please refollow if you can!
How does a tumblr account get shut down? Have you seen the shit on here?
Monsters: Dark Continent looks like quite a ride.
the best moment in tv history
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
This is absolutely ridiculous.
I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.
Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.
No. They don’t.
They really don’t.
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Picture: Vadim Trunov/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 2 September 2014 - Telegraph)