SAY IT LOUD
A little perspective
I tried to make jack-o-lanterns for Command, Science, and Engineering, but one of them was a little….accident prone.
2015 - Here are some gifs of Donald Trump being attacked by a bald eagle named Uncle Sam, literally the least patriotic thing that can happen to an American. [video]
I’m reblogging this again because I finally realized why this is so funny to me, as a bird person.
In the first gif, what you’re seeing is a man who has zero idea how to handle a bird. That’s a heavy bird, and he’s got his arm stretched out as far as it will go in an attempt to keep the bird away from his face. What that does is create unstable footing for Uncle Sam. The handler is there trying to hold up Trump’s arm, but the bird has already realized it needs to leave or it will fall. In the first gif the bird is not attacking Trump- it is trying to get away from him so it doesn’t get hurt.
In the second gif, what we see is a bird that remembers what just happened and is blaming Trump for it. Uncle Sam sees Trump reach for its tether, and makes a lunge at Trump’s hand to keep him away. The bird /does not/ want to hang out with Trump because it has learned that Trump has no idea what he is doing.
Uncle Sam is rejecting Trump based on Trump’s proven inability to properly handle Uncle Sam. And that is both hilarious and beautiful.
mechageekzilla:DO YOU KNOW how hard it is tryin not to ruin a conversation when you have adhd?? like...
DO YOU KNOW how hard it is tryin not to ruin a conversation when you have adhd?? like you can be smack-dab in the middle of a serious conversation and ur brain is like ‘damn my mother is a chronic snacker’ and you gotta physically restrain urself from sharing that thought mid-conversation, or changing the subject cuz it would be hella inappropriate
but ur brain has moved on already
im so pissed lmao
Star Wars Versions of Famous Album Covers by Steven Lear
Pre-Internet, Mansplaining: A Poem
For the Guardian
Here’s a comforting thought. When you arrive home and open the front door or enter your bedroom, the spiders can hear you.
It has long been known that spiders can hear sounds via leg hairs that bend in response to vibrations arriving through the air or through solid objects such as floors or walls. But until now, we thought they could only hear airborne vibrations a few centimetres or “spider lengths” away at most.
It now seems that this same approach actually lets them hear sounds up to 5 metres away.
Gil Menda at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his colleagues were studying a type of jumping spider,Phidippus audax, that they assumed relied almost completely on sight and vibrations they can feel through other objects, such as leaves or floorboards.
But microelectrodes implanted in the spiders’ brains showed that neurons responded to sounds such as chairs scraping and people clapping even when the noises were made 3 to 5 metres away.
“We were very surprised,” says Menda. “Our studies extended the range of auditory sensitivity to more than 3 metres – over 350 body lengths – for our spiders.”
The team established that the spiders freeze when exposed to low-frequency sounds of about 80 to 400 hertz that resemble a low hum, or buzz. They discovered that this overlaps with the wingbeat frequency of predatory insects such as parasitoid wasps and flies, concluding that the hearing abilities they found in jumping spiders have evolved to help them avoid predators.
This makes it even LESS plausible that they would crawl in your mouth while you are sleeping, or bite you for any reason. You are a mountain that creates wind and thunder, they only want to avoid you.
“Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
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White people, no one is asking you to apologize for your ancestors. We are asking you to dismantle the systems they built and you maintain and benefit from.
“Feeling guilty” is about bringing attention to yourself, making yourself the victim and distracting from the actual issue at hand.
Take ACTION. Talk to other white people. Read books and articles. Vote justly. Support PoC whenever possible. Amplify their voices instead of crashing in with your own. Be reflexive. Unlearn shit. Re-learn better shit.
taxloopholes: Rich people straight up admit to tax evasion, TAKING ADVANTAGE of tax loopholes, and...
Rich people straight up admit to tax evasion, TAKING ADVANTAGE of tax loopholes, and nothing gets done.
But the second second a poor person uses welfare money to buy junk food it’s the end of the world.
Waiting for a candidate to drop an “Eat the Rich” economic plan.
Mars is gearing up for some major dust storms in the coming weeks!
Happy National Coming Out Day
I love you guys
With only 29 days to go until Election Day, the clock is ticking for both presidential candidates to encourage their supporters to register to vote, especially because some registration deadlines are fast approaching in many states. During a rally in Panama City, Florida, on Tuesday, Donald Trump urged people in the state—which just got its registration deadline extended because of Hurricane Matthew—to register and then vote on Election Day.
Unfortunately, he got the date wrong.
"Make sure you get out and vote November 28," he said. "We've gotta win."
In case you missed it, election day is Tuesday, November 8. But for the GOP nominee, November 28 is also notable because it's the scheduled court date for the class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct Trump University.