shertockhohohotmes:

lavaporeon:

wangs-of-freedom:

nowyoukno:

More Facts.

Of course it is.

ALL BITCHES THIS IS MY HOME TOWN TAKE A FUCKING SEAT WHILE I TELL YOU THIS STORY. GET A BOWL OF POPCORN BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS DOPE

IN THE 1940’S PORTLAND WAS PUTTING IN LAMPPOSTS AND FOR WHATEVER GOD DAMN REASON THIS ONE NEVER GOT FILLED.

IN 1946, DICK FAGAN, AN AMERICAN IRISHMAN WHO WROTE FOR THE OREGON JOURNAL, GOT BLOODY FUCKING BORED AT HIS JOB AND WOULD LOOK OUT HIS WINDOW ONTO THIS SAD EXCUSE FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION HOLE. ONE DAY HE SAID “FUCK THIS” AND PLANTED SOME FLOWERS.

HE WROTE ABOUT THIS NEW FUCKING PARK AND SPOKE ABOUT HOW LEPRECHAUNS LIVED THERE AND SHIT. MOTHERFUCKING LEPRECHAUNS IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN, WHAT THE SHIT.

HOLD ONTO TO THE EDGE OF YOUR SEATS BECAUSE THIS RIDE GETS EVEN BETTER. THIS PARK HOLDS A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR BEING THE SMALLEST PARK WITH WITH INFORMATION SAYING “It was designated as a city park on 17 March 1948 at the behest of the city journalist Dick Fagan (USA) for snail races and as a colony for leprechauns”. MOTHER. FUCKING. SNAIL RACES. BITCHES.

IT’S EVEN BEEN PIMPED OUT OVER THE YEARS

HO HO HO MOTHERFUCKS WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS HERE

WE CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE BEST PART IS THAT IT EVEN HAD OCCUPY PORTLAND PROTESTERS

SO I HOPE YOU FUCKING LEARNED SOMETHING TODAY ABOUT TINY ASS PARKS.

dudes name was Dick Fagan and he did the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of in my life.

amnhnyc:

Of the many whale-inspired artifacts on display throughout the Museum, this striking example practically hides in plain sight: a massive killer whale painted on the prow of the 63-foot-long Great Canoe

The stylized killer whale was likely painted by one of the most influential Haida artists of his time, Charles Edenshaw (1839–1920), according to Peter Whitely, curator of North American Ethnology in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology. The canoe itself was made from a single Western red cedar tree around 1878, and may have been used as a dowry payment. 

Keep reading here for more on the Great Canoe.