Did Captain Dickbag just take THE CIGARETTE THAT HOT FANON RORSCHACH WAS SMOKING out of his hand and begin smoking it HIMSELF
Yes he did with no comment whatsoever and Hot Fanon Rorschach just lights himself a new one also without missing a beat. And he took it out of his hand on the line “I like somethin’ wild, I always did” (which brings to a close their gross chauvinistic conversation about Captain Dickbag’s extramarital affair)
This True Detective shit is some primo special-reserve aged-in-oak-barrels sublimated macho homoeroticism the likes of which I have not seen in ages
Once satisfied, Mitrione began teaching human anatomy and the human nervous system to the elite Uruguayan police officials hand-picked by USAID for counter-insurgency training in America. Then — according to a CIA double-agent secretly working for Cuba, Manuel Hevia, and corroborated by journalist A. J. Langguth — Mitrione began performing gruesome live torture demonstrations on homeless beggars plucked off the streets of Montevideo. Four of Mitrione’s human guinea pigs were tortured to death, including one woman — according to Hevia, testing on street beggars was something Mitrione learned to do while training Brazil’s police.
In Langguth’s book about Mitrione and USAID’s torture programs, “Hidden Terrors,” he quotes Hevia’s eyewitness account of Mitrione’s live torture demonstrations:
“As subjects for the first testing, they took beggars, known in Uruguay as bichicones, from the outskirts of Montevideo, along with a woman from the border with Brazil. There was no interrogation, only a demonstration of the different voltages on the different parts of the human body, together with the uses of a drug to induce vomiting — I don’t know why or for what — and another chemical substance.
“The four of them died.”
Mitrione taught local police specialized forms of electroshock torture, introducing wires so thin they could fit between the teeth and gums. He also demonstrated drugs that induced violent vomiting fits, and advised on psychological tortures, such as playing tapes of a woman and child screaming in a room next to the interrogation room, and telling the detainee those are his wife and child. And it was all done under the aegis of USAID.
Hevia eventually wrote about his experiences with the CIA, and gave few interviews about his experience serving as a Cuban double-agent inside the CIA, an assignment that brought him face to face working with Mitrione. In a 1978 New York Times article, Hevia is quoted saying,
“If you ask me whether any American official participated in torture, I’d say yes, Dan Mitrione participated. If you ask me whether there were interrogations, I’d say no, because the unfortunate beggars who were being tortured had no way of answering because they were asked no questions. They were merely guinea pigs to show the effect of electric shock on different parts of the human body.”
Hevia made a point of not blaming Mitrione, who was “only carrying out policy.” But Hevia was clearly bothered by Mitrione’s cold, technocratic approach:
“The special horror of the course was its academic, almost clinical atmosphere. Mitrione was a perfectionist. He was coldly efficient, he insisted on economy of effort….A premature death, he would say, meant that the technique failed.”"
donald duck, reactionary bastard, 3 parts
(this is from “how to read donald duck”, it doesn’t give the source comic or a conclusion but i assume the ending is that they don’t ask for anything because restoring monarchies is its own reward. maintaining the capitalist/monarchist ruling class is priceless)
modern au → arya stark as an underground assassin in london
The months merged together, like a long flash of too bright light. When she went to sleep, curling inwards and giving herself over to the dreams, she felt it and when she woke the next morning, it was always to the taste of blood. There was a darkness gathering inside of her and when she held a gun it was closest, consuming her, taking away memories of Winterfell, her father’s voice, her brother’s smile. With a target in mind, it was easy to forget the gnawing in her stomach, to let everything in the world narrow down to a gun and the bullet that she controlled. The names gradually dwindled off of her list, she had a shorter prayer to recite at night, and the dizzy emptiness began to slip away - replaced by something harder, something stronger.
Queen Margaery - breaker of awkward moments.
— Native American Proverb (via presidentobarna)
I WATCHED THE FIRST FOUR EPISODES REALLY HIGH. IT WAS A FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE. I PLAN TO WATCH THE REST THOUGH, IT WAS INTENSELY ADDICTING (FUCKING CLIFFHANGER ENDINGS). MY FAVES SO FAR ARE POTATO-SASHA (CLEARLY) AND MIKASA
Al: “Brother, our mother is dead, but maybe we can bring her back using alchemy!”
Stannis: “No. That’s against the fundamental laws of alchemy. We’re not doing it.”
Ron: “Stannis, the troll just went into the girls’ bathroom! Hermione’s in there! What do we do?”
Stannis: “I’m going to get Professor McGonagall!”
Ron: “But there’s no time! We have to go in and save her!”
Stannis: “It’s the girls’ bathroom. We’re boys. We’re not allowed in there.”
Lord of the Rings:
Ring: “Staaaaannissssssss, Staaaaaaannissssss, put me on, Staaaaaannisssssss, you know you waaaaaant tooooooooooo.”
Stannis: “I’m supposed to take you straight to the Cracks of Doom and destroy you, so no, thank you.”
Ring: “But my powerrrrrrrrrrr…”
Stannis: “No means no. You be quiet now.”
Bouteflika’s ill health will mean that, despite the assurances of his chief of staff (Ahmed Ouyahia) and campaign manager (Abdelmalek Sellal) he will be unable to exercise his responsibilities. This will likely result in an amendment to the constitution establishing the position of vice president, allowing him to choose a successor, and continuing the path followed by other autocrats in the region- both Mubarak and Gadhafi sought the transfer of power to their sons prior to their ousters. This is in stark contrast to his aforementioned May 2012 statement which provided the impression that questions around the country’s future leadership would be left to state institutions and the younger, post-liberation generation.
Algeria’s importance to the international community (specifically the U.S. and EU) in the field of ‘counter terrorism’ and as an energy supplier will mean that little opposition to the election and subsequent path will be expressed. This could best be inferred from the international community’s weak response to the procedurally flawed May 2012 parliamentary election. Despite the state’s own national election monitoring commission declaring the vote ‘non-credible’ and ‘non-transparent’ foreign observers from the U.S. EU and Arab league sought to argue that it was a first step in the country’s democratic consolidation.
The election, it needs to be noted, was organized when the region was experiencing vast changes and democrats were in the ascendancy-The Mursi regime was still at the helm in Egypt, while Ennahdha maintained control in Tunisia. The subsequent role back and re-emergence and reassertion of control by the gulf monarchies means that the international community now has even less incentive to respond critically to the impending vote.