okay these were really fun but i think im done for now my hand hurts
Worst autocorrection of the night. Jfc.
what are the signs of luigi
signs of luigi:
- biscuit crumbs everywhere
- distant sobbing sounds
- sound of someone falling over in another room
history meme » 4/7 women » Mary Mallon, aka “Typhoid Mary”
Mary Mallon was fifteen when she left her poverty-stricken home in Ireland for the United States. Arriving in New York City, she found work as a domestic servant, eventually proving capable enough in the kitchen to gain a better-paid situation as a cook. She was, by all accounts, an excellent cook who took pride in her work and found employment in the households of a number of wealthy New York families.
She was also a healthy carrier of typhoid fever: she had the disease, but showed no outward symptoms, and had been unknowingly transmitted typhoid bacteria to others. Sanitary engineer George Soper was the first person to make the connection, after discovering that almost all of the households in which Mary had worked over the previous ten years had been visited by typhoid while she had been employed there. Unfortunately, when he approached her, he only succeeded in scaring the hell out of her.
Mary was not an unintelligent woman. She was literate and well-read, with a sharp mind. But at the time, many still did not understand how germs caused disease, and the concept of asymptomatic carriers was brand new science. So when a strange man burst into her kitchen, told her she was making people sick and asked her for a stool sample, she was frightened, and offended, and angry. She chased him out of the house with a carving knife.
Having refused to cooperate with Soper’s inquiries, Mary was forcibly taken into custody by the New York City Health Department. If her situation had been different, she may have been treated more sympathetically. But Mary had the disadvantage of being a lower-class woman and an Irish immigrant, at a time when none of those things were respected. What’s more, she was outspoken; and, scandalously, she was unmarried and living with her male lover.
Mary remained defiant throughout her imprisonment. She was asked to consent to surgery to remove her gallbladder; she refused. She was told she could go free if she promised not to cook; she refused that as well. She wrote letter after letter petitioning for her freedom, began sending stool samples to a private lab for analysis, engaged a lawyer and unsuccessfully attempted to sue the health department for unlawfully confining her. “I have never had typhoid in my life and have always been healthy,” she told one newspaper reporter. “Why should I be banished like a leper and compelled to live in solitary confinement?”
In 1910, after three years in quarantine, Mary was allowed to walk free on the condition that she no longer cook for others. From the health department’s perspective, this was a reasonable request — but for Mary, it meant that she was left with limited means to support herself. The only positions that were open to her were low- or unskilled work, all of them offering lower wages than her previous jobs. Eventually, a combination of fiscal hardship and scorn for the health claims she’d never really believed drove her to seek employment as a cook under a false name.
In 1915, Mary was discovered and arrested after a typhoid outbreak at New York’s Sloane Hospital for Women caught health officials’ attention. She had been employed there as a cook. Two people had died. Public opinion turned against her, and she was returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, where she remained for the rest of her life.
Colors of BioShock [1/4]: BioShock
It’s so sad that some of the loveliest and kindest people dislike themselves a lot
I made a comic from the mechanic/robot thing i drew a while back BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT I HAD TOO MANY THINGS I WANTED TO DRAW and i couldn’t fit it in 10 pictures and then i gave up and ended up with some small thing without any plot omfg i can’t do comics
im sorry that it is an OBNOXIOUSLY LONG POST but it’s easier to read this way i thin k /
I WANT MORE!
My sister forgot how to say “turn up the volume” so she said “zoom in on the sound”
wtf antonio why are you so cute
Pokemon Center Exclusive Game Boy Micro
this semester, my midterm assignment for my drawing class was to design a prop/weapon for an existing video game series! i decided to recreate the insect swarm plasmid from bioshock as a vigor for bioshock infinite! :- )