Brassaï - New York, 1957
"Americans would never welcome a secret surveillance state to reduce diabetes deaths, or gun deaths, or drunk-driving deaths by 3,000 per year. Indeed, Congress regularly votes down far less invasive policies meant to address those problems because they offend our notions of liberty. So what sense does it make to suggest, as Obama does, that “balancing” liberty with safety from terrorism — which kills far fewer than 3,000 Americans annually — compels those same invasive methods to be granted, in secret, as long as terrorists are plotting?"
ok so i didnt see this movie but these little guys are so damn cute
Lego figures’ heads have been getting angrier over time. That’s according to a serious academic paper (PDF) that analyzes the plastic figures’ facial expressions. More study may be required, write the researchers, to fully understand “the influence the LEGO Minifigures’ facial appearance have on LEGO users over time.” (h/t Smithsonian)