INTERPOL - “My Desire”. Directed by Markus Lundqvist
Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter
16 times? 16 fucking times? Why? Why
Knocker-ups were a thriving profession that started during the Industrial Revolution. They woke up their clients to make sure they got to work on time. Either with a long stick, to knock on windows even on the higher floors, or (in at least one case) with a pea shooter. The knocker-up wouldn’t leave until they knew their client was awake. The job lasted until the 1920s, when alarm clocks became both reliable and affordable.