Two Men Contemplating the Moon Casper David Friedrich ca. 1825–30
not knowing anything about the two men contemplating the moon I still wanna say that these right here are my dudes and they are making good use of their time on earth
LOOK AT THIS LITTLE BEAR I JUST WANNA SNUGGLE HIM UP
this is revolutionary girl utena right
Everything is better with you.
hell ya hell yeah hell yea fuckin right fuckin right alright
imaishi totally rides his own hype train and plays a strong eyebrow game
Beard Tax Token, 1705
A beard tax is one of several taxes introduced throughout history on men who wear beards. In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax to modernize the society of Russia following European models. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a “beard token”. This was a copper or silver token with a Russian Eagle on one side and on the other, the lower part of a face with nose, mouth, whiskers, and beard. It was inscribed with two phrases: “the beard tax has been taken” and “the beard is a superfluous burden”.
However, Peter the Great was not the first ruler to impose a beard tax upon his subjects, in 1535, King Henry VIII of England, who wore a beard himself, introduced a tax on beards. The tax was a graduated tax, varying with the wearer’s social position. His daughter, Elizabeth I of England, reintroduced the beard tax, taxing every beard of more than two weeks’ growth.
this is so fucked