1. darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Sandra Hoyn. Die Kamfkinder - The Child Fighters of Thailand.

    Website

  2. Not Enough

    Waiting.

    As you realize,

    The imperfections are more jagged than before.

    Maybe I am great.

    But I am no match to you.

     

    What the heart feels,

    Means very little,

    When the mind seeks,

    For so much more.

     

    Love is not enough.

    Not in this world.

    Where there is more than you and I,

    More than feeling,

    More than want,

    More than love

    Existing out there.

     

    There is practicality,

    There are family,

    Time and purpose.

     

    Love is not enough,

    And I do love you.

    But I am not enough

    For you.

     

    At least.

     

    Not good enough for you.

    And you do love me.

    But my love is not enough

    For you.

  3. laughingsquid:

Modern Freaks
  4. life:

So, apparently, this is what a genius looks like.
As LIFE noted in a March 1948 feature on the so called “genius school”:

The school they go to is P.S. 600, part of New York’s public-school system and the only institution in the U.S. devoted entirely to the teaching and study of gifted children. It is held in a wing of the college’s main building, in whose long corridors the bright little kids from 3 to 11 years old like to stop off for between-class chats.


Offhand, young geniuses would seem to present no immediate problems because they are usually bigger, healthier and even happier than average children. However, an educational problem exists simply because they are too bright for their age. If they are promoted rapidly through school on the basis of their studies they will end up as social misfits, unable to enjoy the society of children their own age. On the other hand, if they are held back with their own age group, their quick minds are apt to stagnate.


Hunter children know they are smart, but they are more humble than cocky about their intelligence…. [A]lthough their interest are advanced, their plans for the future have a refreshing normality. There is a 9-year-old who wants to be a fur trapper, an 8-year-old who wants to be a babysitter and a 7-year-old who wants to be president of the Coca-Cola Company.

Here, LIFE.com presents photos from the feature in the magazine, as well as pictures that never ran in LIFE.

    life:

    So, apparently, this is what a genius looks like.

    As LIFE noted in a March 1948 feature on the so called “genius school”:

    The school they go to is P.S. 600, part of New York’s public-school system and the only institution in the U.S. devoted entirely to the teaching and study of gifted children. It is held in a wing of the college’s main building, in whose long corridors the bright little kids from 3 to 11 years old like to stop off for between-class chats.

    Offhand, young geniuses would seem to present no immediate problems because they are usually bigger, healthier and even happier than average children. However, an educational problem exists simply because they are too bright for their age. If they are promoted rapidly through school on the basis of their studies they will end up as social misfits, unable to enjoy the society of children their own age. On the other hand, if they are held back with their own age group, their quick minds are apt to stagnate.

    Hunter children know they are smart, but they are more humble than cocky about their intelligence…. [A]lthough their interest are advanced, their plans for the future have a refreshing normality. There is a 9-year-old who wants to be a fur trapper, an 8-year-old who wants to be a babysitter and a 7-year-old who wants to be president of the Coca-Cola Company.

    Here, LIFE.com presents photos from the feature in the magazine, as well as pictures that never ran in LIFE.

  5. oneofthepaths:

OMG, this is so, so real! (via PHD Comics: Not bad)

    oneofthepaths:

    OMG, this is so, so real! (via PHD Comics: Not bad)

  6. I’m not usually one for these cat posts but these ones are pretty cute.

    thesmallobject:

    We adopted Charlie and Oscar at the same time and it makes us so happy that they love each other so much. (Same pose, different day.)

    (Source: thesmallobject, via skysignal)

  7. thillythenny:

    The Mirror.

    Swiss directors Ramon And Pedro created the heavily awarded short film Le Miroir (The Mirror) that takes us on an amazing transition from a man’s childhood to elderly state all while he is getting freshened up in front of the mirror in the bathroom. Here’s a behind the scenes video showing the making of The Mirror:

  8. THIS IS PERFECT!
collegehumor:

Magic Transforming Table
What once sat 3 now sits close to 5….so 4 - Absolutely brilliant!

    THIS IS PERFECT!

    collegehumor:

    Magic Transforming Table

    What once sat 3 now sits close to 5….so 4 - Absolutely brilliant!

    (Source: 4gifs.com)