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23 Oct 16:12

I Predict an Apostrophe Catastrophe

by noreply@blogger.com (Becky)
If this astrologer were truly psychic, she would have known that she'd be on Apostrophe Catastrophes on October 23, 2014.



Didn't see that coming, did you, Ms. Psychic?

Oh, I miss Miss Cleo...

Thanks to Bryan for sending in this cosmic catastrophe.


23 Oct 03:32

life goals

claudzim

Ducklings!

Normal lings?



life goals

18 Oct 00:24

20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty

17 Oct 02:33

seananmcguire: castielsteenwolf: pr1nceshawn: The evolution...





















seananmcguire:

castielsteenwolf:

pr1nceshawn:

The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…

this is really important

This is why I get upset about the sexy costumes at Halloween.  Not because you don’t have the right to be sexy—you absolutely, absolutely do.  But because while you might be able to find costume #3 in a tween size in each of these rows, I can guarantee that in almost all cases, you will not find costume #2 in a teen or adult size.

Babies/toddlers get to be cute.  Kids/tweens get to be fun and spooky and still have modesty, if they want it.  Teens who aren’t on the small end are already getting the sexy, even if they really just want fun, spooky, and a skirt that goes below mid-thigh.  And adults?  LOL nope it’s sexy or nothing.

Everyone who is of an age to want sexy should be allowed to have sexy.  But “not sexy” should always be on the table as well, because sometimes you just want to be warm and cozy and filling a pillowcase with strangercandy.

13 Oct 02:26

agelfeygelach: armouredswampert: agelfeygelach: little-yogi: ...





agelfeygelach:

armouredswampert:

agelfeygelach:

little-yogi:

It’s a cute little thing though.

Sometimes it is hard to remember that owls are incredibly dangerous predators seen by cultures throughout  the world as ill omens. Especially when they look like toasted marshmallows.

My boss once described them as flying pillows filled with seething hatred.

Further confirming that owls are the avian equivalent of cats.

08 Oct 14:48

seananmcguire: anonemouse: artjonak: Around 95% of people...



seananmcguire:

anonemouse:

artjonak:

Around 95% of people have never seen a baby Hedgehog.

SHARE to change that percentage.

no those are clearly some kind of durian

DO NOT EAT REPEAT DO NOT EAT.

08 Oct 01:50

pennywhistle: underhuntressmoon: dion-thesocialist: cassandrac...





















pennywhistle:

underhuntressmoon:

dion-thesocialist:

cassandracaindesiresstuff:

fiialqamarr:

hereinidaho:

sizvideos:

Watch it in video

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DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.

Wow

what the shit

Wait, what? I have so many questions.

I encourage my fellow soap makers to also skip the palm oil. There’s lot of alternatives.

More info from Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/good-palm-oil-yields-could-be-bad-news/

03 Oct 19:21

gunpowderandspark: (Source) The Republican Party recently...

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.









gunpowderandspark:

(Source)

The Republican Party recently released an ad assuring us that, yes, there actually are Black Republicans.

A message that would have probably been more impactful if the only appearance of a Black person in their video wasn’t a stock photo they had to pay to use…

02 Oct 18:00

How Dare They Misrepresent Our Breakfast Choices!

claudzim

I would make you an American breakfast but we're out of guns and toast.

How Dare They Misrepresent Our Breakfast Choices!

Submitted by: Prelud3

02 Oct 21:09

Florian Pucher Turns Aerial Photos into Plush Carpeting

by Johnny Strategy
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LANDCARPET Bahamas

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LANDCARPET Bahamas (detail)

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LANDCARPET Bahamas (detail)

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LANDCARPET Hong Kong

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LANDCARPET Hong Kong (detail)

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LANDCARPET Hong Kong (detail)

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LANDCARPET Netherlands (detail)

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LANDCARPET Netherlands (detail)

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LANDCARPET USA

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LANDCARPET USA (detail)

From a young age Florian Pucher was always fascinated by landscapes underneath and how blissful and beautiful our world looks from above. “I have always loved to travel and tried to always get window seats on planes,” said the Beijing-based Austrian architect who even avoided travelling by night in order to see as many different landscapes as possible. Pucher is now turning his childhood obsession into LANDCARPET: a series of rugs modeled after birds-eye-view aerial photographs of land.

Pucher uses various online mapping services to pinpoint locations of interest and then does picture searches to get a feel for the colors and elevations. He sometimes coincidentally will stumble upon satellite imagery or maps, which may lead to a new rug design. “Some countries are very easily recognizable through their methods of farming and that has always intrigued me,” Pucher tells us. “Furthermore as an architect and master planner I constantly get to see and look through site surveys, aerial images and city plans which have further sharpened my eye for distinguishable patterns and different layers.”

Pucher’s LANDCARPETs are signed and hand tufted in limited editions of 88 pieces. You can purchase one directly through his website. (via Yatzer)

02 Oct 12:47

mrasmus: gehayi: astrakiseki: themightyif: Well, that pretty...



mrasmus:

gehayi:

astrakiseki:

themightyif:

Well, that pretty much says everything, doesn’t it?

(Photo by Tishka Miller, from Facebook, here.)

Excuse me while I go do some painful things to the programmers because I Am Not Amused.

Oh, wait. It gets worse. 

This is from the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Here’s how they describe “Science with a Sparkle”:

Science With a Sparkle

Oct. 11
1 – 4 pm
Ages – 8-12

Prepare to be dazzled! Dive into chemistry and learn how science relates to health and beauty products. Become a cosmetic chemist and concoct your own creations to take home.

Also, it’s described as:

No Boys Allowed! – Girls Only Workshops

Because God forbid that boys learn how to do something so icky, right?

The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Webelos programs are not designated “boys only”—but the people who set up the programs consistently describe the participants as being boys, cub scouts, etc. There is no indication that a girl would be welcome to join in.

If you are as bugged by this artificial gender role reinforcement as I am (which seems to be about what people believe that boys and girls should be interested in), have some more links:

The Senior Staff Directory

Staff Directory (this is all phone numbers for different departments, not contacts for individual people)

Contact the Carnegie Science Center Online

I was given some incredible experiences in my time with Boy Scouts; I value that time a lot, it gave me access to many opportunities and honestly is still empowering me today (Eagle Scout is a recognizable and, by many employers, highly respected award to list on a résumé). My troop was, luckily, also fairly inclusive (relative to the national council, particularly; we had a few openly-gay troop members, and this was years before the ruling allowing such members). It bugged me at the time that girls in my peer group had disappointing-at-best opportunities that lacked any sort of parity with my own. Girl Scouts is a pretty cool organization in its own ways (and honestly, from what I’ve seen, a *significantly* cooler institution at the national level), but the content of the experiences does very much stem from those gendered expectations.

Looking back through the lens of how much I valued my own experiences, it actually really pisses me off that people don’t have the same/similar opportunities, just because of… well, *any* of the reasons people are denied such entry. Venture Scouts is a very, very cool program itself, but none of the other scouting organizations have the clout or resources that the BSA puts towards their primary program. I don’t think most people regard the Gold Award with the same prestige as the Eagle rank (forgive me if that’s the wrong equivalency; I myself don’t actually know the GS ranks that well), which, like… just, ugh. I don’t even know how to express myself, it’s just fuckin’ frustrating.

This is disgusting.

02 Oct 16:12

Nervösa personer kan få alzheimers sjukdom

by Klartext

Den som får alzheimers blir glömsk och virrig. Risken att få den sjukdomen ökar om du är nervös och stressad. Det visar en ny undersökning.

Klicka om du vill läsa mer!

De som har gjort undersökningen är forskare vid Sahlgrenska Akademin i Göteborg. Forskarna har följt en stor grupp kvinnor under närmare 40 år.

Då upptäckte forskarna att kvinnor med en nervös personlighet lättare fick alzheimers än andra. Med nervös personlighet menas de som ofta tänker att något dåligt ska hända, som oroar sig mycket och som lätt blir stressade.

Forskarna i Göteborg föreslår att nervösa personer kan söka hjälp hos vården så att de lär sig att ta det lite lugnare och tänka mer positivt. För då ökar också chansen att man slipper sjukdomen alzheimers.

27 Sep 12:54

exvind: scribblingbearcat: kammartinez: Author John Scalzi...















exvind:

scribblingbearcat:

kammartinez:

Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

DAMN SON

There is no problem that sass cannot solve

26 Sep 19:07

Extreme logistics - amazingly huge cross-docking facility in western Moscow. How many trailers can you count?

by nobody@flickr.com (roomman)
claudzim

Do they have those in Eurotruck Simulator?

roomman posted a photo:

Extreme logistics - amazingly huge cross-docking facility in western Moscow. How many trailers can you count?

24 Sep 15:16

Painted Stones by Marianne Vick

by My Owl Barn












Marianne Vick is a self- taught artist who currently lives in Northport and Princeton, IL. She has a profound love for nature which is evident in her wildlife art. She started to paint on beach stones in 1972 with detailed paintings of birds and animals. She is able to see things in three dimension and tries to paint them in a way so owls, dogs, cats, birds bodies fit perfectly on an irregular surface of a rock.

With her brush strokes she brings life to these creatures who appear so real that one would expect that they'll stand up and start to walk at any moment. She can spend up to 20 hours to paint a rock paying attention to color, texture and details. 

"For the past ten years the focus of her painting has shifted from representational wildlife paintings to allegorical pictorials, featuring birds and their various characteristics as stand-ins for our unique human conditions."

24 Sep 00:51

sydneywonderwomanironmanwillis: prairielullaby: are you ever so involved in your own little world...

sydneywonderwomanironmanwillis:

prairielullaby:

are you ever so involved in your own little world you actually forget most people are actually offended by things like nudity and certain clothes and body types and sexual orientations

image

20 Sep 03:45

The End of the World as We Know It — Lucky Peach — Medium

18 Sep 12:47

chronicarus: Spiders with water droplet hats are something I...




hello there


do you like my hat?


it's a good hat


over here


oh hi

chronicarus:

Spiders with water droplet hats are something I really needed to know about.

13 Sep 13:52

mamarenren: the best moment in tv history MOAR...



















mamarenren:

the best moment in tv history

MOAR VANDALEYEZATION!!

13 Sep 13:56

pantheraj: "HELLO INFANT I AM BELUGA WHALE" "YOU ALSO ARE...



pantheraj:

"HELLO INFANT I AM BELUGA WHALE"

"YOU ALSO ARE BALD AND HAVE A BULBOUS FOREHEAD. LET US BE FRIENDS FORTHWITH."

10 Sep 08:25

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat - NYTimes.com

04 Sep 12:26

;.; this bird.





;.; this bird.

03 Sep 04:07

mylifeaskriz: ruineshumaines: Liz Climo on Tumblr. this...





















mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

27 Aug 15:02

Photo



25 Aug 10:05

Round bird



Round bird

14 Aug 22:02

wait for it… wait for it….............. just fucking...



wait for it… wait for it….............. just fucking do it!!1!

15 Aug 00:28

nobody stands in tongue’s way

by The Awkward Yeti

nobody stands in tongue's way

15 Aug 16:19

This is exactly why X-Files is better than CSI

12 Aug 01:18

Lonely house - seen in Sauðárkrókur/Iceland

by nobody@flickr.com (roomman)
claudzim

It's not necessarily a great looking house but I like it. If we ever move to Iceland we should buy it ;)

roomman posted a photo:

Lonely house - seen in Sauðárkrókur/Iceland

On the road in Icelands very North - from In Siglufjörður via Sauðárkrókur to Hof/Vatndal

08 Aug 19:08

Ride Shotgun With NASA Saucer As It Flies to Near Space

Rockets fire in this video clip captured by the test vehicle for NASA's LDSD project.

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project successfully flew a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space.