theladysasha:

kathryntaylorrose:

New Video!

Les Misérables Highlights at Dallas Theater Center

With the amount of footage they have…. 
Could it be? A DVD?

On toilets, cholera, and a modern movement to compost human waste.  It doesn’t mention Hugo, but I love these little reminders of how he’s still so relevant today.

idiopathicsmile:

feuillyed:

it’s like a modern au hair/les mis crossover
god somebody fucking take me to dallas already.

I keep thinking about this, not just because O holy god do I want to see Les Mis performed like this (although: O HOLY GOD DO I), but also that sign in the back there, “CLEAN WATER FOR ALL!” is literally something Americans are fighting for, right now, today, in Detroit. (It’s kind of striking how often, when you really look at something, the compassionate response is also genuinely the most practical one. Like, dang, you know what is probably not going to help a low-income family focus on catching up with their water bill? Depriving them of water!)
Anyway, the Detroit Water Brigade is doing awesome work, and they’ve set up an ingenuous “wedding registry” on Amazon where anyone on the internet can donate water and supplies to the many, many people affected by the shutoff. If you’ve got a few extra bucks and you can’t make it to Dallas but you still feel like sticking it to the man somehow, something to keep in mind!

idiopathicsmile:

feuillyed:

it’s like a modern au hair/les mis crossover

god somebody fucking take me to dallas already.

I keep thinking about this, not just because O holy god do I want to see Les Mis performed like this (although: O HOLY GOD DO I), but also that sign in the back there, “CLEAN WATER FOR ALL!” is literally something Americans are fighting for, right now, today, in Detroit. (It’s kind of striking how often, when you really look at something, the compassionate response is also genuinely the most practical one. Like, dang, you know what is probably not going to help a low-income family focus on catching up with their water bill? Depriving them of water!)

Anyway, the Detroit Water Brigade is doing awesome work, and they’ve set up an ingenuous “wedding registry” on Amazon where anyone on the internet can donate water and supplies to the many, many people affected by the shutoff. If you’ve got a few extra bucks and you can’t make it to Dallas but you still feel like sticking it to the man somehow, something to keep in mind!

orlofsky:

1934 film Marius hurts himself tying his cravat

orlofsky:

1934 film Marius hurts himself tying his cravat

Original French Production of Les Miserables

shouldibringmybaseballbat:

Illustrations from the first Norwegian Les misérables translation from 1899, Part 2
Illustrator: Christian Krohg
Part 1 Book 2 Chapter 1
Text: The galley slave Jean Valjean

shouldibringmybaseballbat:

Illustrations from the first Norwegian Les misérables translation from 1899, Part 2

Illustrator: Christian Krohg

Part 1 Book 2 Chapter 1

Text: The galley slave Jean Valjean

You want to do something worthwhile to observe Barricade Day?  Listen to this powerful interview with Gigi Ibrahim about the ongoing fight for Egyptian democracy.

darthfar:

Happy Barricade Day! — or not… 

I suppose you’ve already seen this coming. ;) Given how I’ve previously killed the rest of the Amis quite dead, it was only fair that these two got their own piece. [It would’ve gotten posted sooner, only I kept obsessively fixing “just one more thing”. Even now, my fingers still itch.] But hey, isn’t this ‘round about the time they buy the proverbial, ah, barricade, anyway? ;)

—dons running shoes just in case fleeing becomes necessary—

To close, I will quote Mme Bahorel from Abaisse again on the subject of Jehan: 

"Prouvaire was taken, but like hell he went without a fight if his dying words were the shout "Vive la France, vive l’avenir"."

[Note: Panel 3 on page 3 is simply Invictus from a different angle - as laughingandlyric's already figured out from that photo I posted of Major Winters. ;)]

New evil life goal: to convince the city council of Hugo, MN to install a “dead end” sign at the entrance to the Grantaire cul-de-sac.

Custom may familiarize mankind with the violation of their natural rights to such an extent, that even among those who have lost or been deprived of these rights, no one thinks of reclaiming them, or is even conscious that they have suffered any injustice.

Certain of these violations (of natural right) have escaped the notice of philosophers and legislators, even while concerning themselves zealously to establish the common rights of individuals of the human race and in this way to lay the foundation of political institutions. For example, have they not all violated the principle of equality of rights in depriving one-half of the human race of the right of taking part in the formation of laws by excluding women from the rights of citizenship? Could there be a stronger proof of the power of habit, even among enlightened men, than to hear invoked the principle of equal rights in favor of perhaps some 300 or 400 men, who had been deprived of it by an absurd prejudice, and forget it when it concerns some 12,000 women?

To show that this exclusion is not an act of tyranny, it must be proved either that the natural rights of women are not absolutely the same as those of men, or that women are not capable of exercising these rights.

But the rights of men result simply from the fact that they are rational, sentient beings, susceptible of acquiring ideas of morality, and of reasoning concerning those ideas. Women having, then, the same qualities, have necessarily the same rights. Either no individual of the human species has any true rights, or all have the same; and he or she who votes against the rights of another, whatever may be his or her religion, colour, or sex, has by that fact abjured his own.
Condorcet, being really fabulous in On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship. (via maedhrys)
draculahs