|—||Ira Glass (via nefffy)|
Look at those pretty pickles!
Some stop-motion inspiration. Always a good time… but also an example of folks with a lot of time on their hands.
The waiting room of Detroit’s once-grand train depot, Michigan Central Station, long after the last train rolled out in 1988.
Until the mid-20th century, Detroit was the most significant industrial town in the world, and Albert Kahn was its architect. The son of German immigrants built factories and sky scrapers like they were coming off a conveyor belt. And then, just as quickly as his city grew, it was abandoned.
The old white-haired man was awarded the medal for outstanding service during wartime and TIME magazine praised him enthusiastically: Albert Kahn’s contribution to the defeat of enemy powers is greater that that of most others, a journalist wrote in 1942. But the 73-year-old man had never seen the front line during the World War II. He fought, so to speak, from his desk in an office in Detroit.
Today in the United States House of Representatives Republicans continually drew parallels between those in support of universal health care and the Nazis. Being a proponent of said policies and also from a political persuasion that would have left me a prime candidate for Nazi imprisonment, I’m not only offended but entirely outraged. My desire to see every citizen of my country given proper treatment is out of respect and humility for every individual. A persons circumstances should not dictate whether they receive treatment, and never will I back down from this stance.