This is Bazz the Beekeeper. A black lab who is specially trained to sniff out disease in bee hives. In Australia the bees do not stay inside and it isn’t safe for Bazz to go in sniffing without protection. So his owner created a custom beekeeper suit to keep him safe. And it is kinda adorable.
He’s doing such a good job!!!!
for that special someone in your life
Additional proof that googly eyes improve everything.
WHO DID THIS?!?!
wigglyflippingout: “There is no disadvantage too great that it cannot be turned into an advantage...
“There is no disadvantage too great that it cannot be turned into an advantage with careful thought and planning.” - Sun Shih-Tzu, The Art of Woof
In the new Star Wars promo released this week and featuring Donald Glover, we got a much better look at the interior of the Millennium Falcon than the previous films offered.
I don't have the full back story, but from what I gather, Lando Kardashian has turned this younger iteration of the ship into a sort of party boat/bachelor pad. I've evaluated his design choices and from a functional standpoint, they stink. Let's get into it.
First off look at the walls, which all have dust-collecting crevices. Why make nice, smooth walls when you can put up ones that take you eleven times as long to clean.
Here we see the "Crew Compartment," re-imagined as a lounge set up for entertaining company.
Here one design choice in particular makes no sense: This circular bench that has a soundsystem speaker protruding from the hub.
And folks, there's a reason why you only see circular benches in public places: They're meant for strangers to sit on as it's impossible to make eye contact with seat sharers.
Here on this ship, think of how this thing would be used, and in what context: Lando invites you over for a party. You sit down on this thing, but you can't lean back because you don't want to break his speaker. So you do that subway rider thing where you hunch forward and rest your elbows on your knees. At least five other people sit on the bench and all feel compelled to do the same thing, everyone facing outwards, no one socializing, and one of you idiots is facing a wall. Even if the person next to you wanted to talk to you, hearing them might be tough since there's a freaking omnidirectional speaker directly behind you.
Moving on to the galley, the kitchen island has pronounced waterfall edges, which will inevitably lead to broken crockery and glassware. The three inches around the perimeter are unusable as a surface, meaning all of that extra mass is a complete waste of materials.
Look at the fluting cut into the skirt of the countertop. Those are there so that when you spill a glass of orange juice, the fluid will run through those channels. So when you go to clean it up it's not just a matter of wiping the edges, but crumpling up a paper towel and getting into those grooves, too. I bet no one takes the time to do this and the insides of those grooves are all sticky.
Over at this console, look at this chair off to the side:
Why is the underside of the headrest upholstered? I've never sat in a task chair and thought "This doesn't offer enough support for my parietal bone."
Then there's the guest bunk. Notice that there's no way to get to the damn thing without climbing all over the "Patent Leather." Also, could you possibly place the "Environment Controls" in a less convenient location to access? I have to get on my knees and awkwardly lean over the back of the banquette to get the A/C going?
More on the shitty design of this bunk--are the contours of the sleeping surface designed to give you scoliosis? Also, it has a padded top, bottom and sides, presumably to protect a sleeping occupant during turbulence in planetary skies. But there's no safety rail preventing you from falling out of the thing and landing on that nice metal table below. So the designers were like, "We want to protect you from bumping into surfaces immediately adjacent to you, but have no problem with you being thrown free of the berth altogether." FAIL.
Now we get to Lando's bedroom.
He's kind of a sleaze so you don't want look at this room with a black light. Anyways we can see he's got the new Amazon Alexa on a table at left. We can also deduce, assuming he sleeps on this bed with the bizarre jump ramp thing at the end of it, that Lando regularly needs to see a chiropractor and can't figure out the source of the trouble.
The "Fitness Nook" is presumably where he stores a Bow-Flex or something.
The most egregious design deficiency emerges when we see inside Lando's walk-in closet.
Look closely at the closet rods and the hangers.
Let's zoom in further:
What the EFF. Those hangers aren't topped with hooks, but enclosed loops. Hence all the closet rods are protrusions rather than a single tube supported on both ends. If you want the cape at the back, you have to first pull off the five capes on top of it? The people in this universe have figured out hyperdrive technology, but haven't worked out the utility of a hook versus a loop?
I could go off on the cockpit too, but I can't accurately criticize the UI as I don't really know how a craft like this is controlled. We never see Han or Lando shift so it's presumably an automatic. I will say, however, that the "Hyperdrive Controls" look like the first thing someone learns to make in an Intro to the Lathe class.
Lastly, it's no secret why we never saw the bathroom on this ship. It's because the co-pilot is this guy:
What do you think that shower drain, or even a bar of soap, looks like after this lousy Wookiee gets out of the shower?
i love people who get excited about stars
beefcakebogwitch: glumshoe: The word “undermine” originally meant to literally attack a fortress by...
The word “undermine” originally meant to literally attack a fortress by digging tunnels under its defenses. I’m not sure why I find this so interesting.
and now it means when my partner reverses ALL of my parenting efforts by giving our dog child pieces of human food every time they sit pretty and make the Begging Face
“This is just like Dover Castle under the Great Siege of 1216,” you say irritably as your partner slips food scraps to your dog under the table.
Bedtime stuff for @kfunk
Anyone who's had pizza-fueled dreams or late-night jitters from a too-late cup of coffee knows that what you eat (and drink) before bedtime can make a big difference when it comes to your sleep.
We spoke with three sleep experts to find out their bedtime noshing habits to see if we could pick up on any smart ideas. Here are their strategies to get smooth entry into dreamland.
My sister was close to that, but not quite... After a few decades, she only has dogs now.
My art gets stolen all the time.
I have been through many copyright infringement cases - some have been resolved amicably, and there are ones that have taken more work. This case against Old Navy (Gap) is not getting resolved right now because Old Navy is denying copyright infringement.
They are being totally unapologetic, and have said that it would be a “bad business decision” for me to expect to be reasonably compensated for the use of my art. Instead of compensating me, they have chosen to pay a large law firm to fight me, and have even asked the judge to order me to pay THEIR legal fees.
When a company as large and mainstream as Old Navy steals my art and profits from it, and is unapologetic about it, I cannot afford NOT to fight this. My lawyers and I will be fighting this for as long as it takes.
Thank you for all your support. Please feel free to repost this!
#fightingformyart #stoparttheft #copyrightinfringement
This isn’t a commissions post, but it’s important for everyone who support artists to challenge and report art theft when you see it, especially when a big company is the one doing it. Please spread the word; Lili has had to contest A TON of big art thieves and every win sets precedent and deters other from stealing art.
Also, if you post art online, I encourage you to find out how to protect your intellectual property in your country, and then do it. It isn’t particularly expensive, and you can usually bring in a collection of your work and protect a bunch of pieces at the same time, paying a single fee.
Life Magazine, April 1910
My wife's dream (she floves orange kitties)
I wanted to do a classic character that was simple yet easily recognizable. Superman is an iconic favorite so that’s who I became. My hijab is a part of me so any cosplay that I do incorporates my hijab. I worked to incorporate elements of Superman that were authentic to his cartoon/comic look while also being authentic to myself and that’s how my costume was born. I would never wear Superman’s or Supergirl’s traditional spandex costumes - that’s not how I typically dress and I would feel very uncomfortable doing so. I’ve always loved Superman’s costume colors from the cartoons I grew up watching and his iconic swooshy cape. I also drew inspiration from Supergirl’s costume to put together my Superwoman costume with a red maxi skirt that is also swooshy. Basically, I wanted to be swooshy.
I wasn’t very happy with any of the options available on the market so I pieced everything together with ready-made items. I got a Superman cape and swapped out the logo to match the one I had sewn onto my blue shirt. Found a blue hijab that matched the blue shirt, bought a red maxi skirt, and added a gold belt and red shoes to tie it all together.
People flipped out. Like, actually stopped me, engaged in involved discussions, with tears and hugs. The response was overwhelming, honestly. Little kids would yell out “Hello Supergirl/Superman/Superwoman!” at AwesomeCon and on the streets of DC. I’m grateful for the love I received, including being featured on an NBC Washington DC news segment. So many people told me that they saw me on the Friday evening news!
Cosplay has humbled me. I didn’t realize how badly fellow Americans wanted to see an Muslim woman superhero until I put on a cape and walked the streets of Manhattan and Washington DC. Many parents introduced their children to me and many people of color were just so proud of me. I am feeling a lot of the love and support that the media hides - Americans have more than hate and xenophobia in their hearts.
I think it’s possible to do feminine cosplay without being explicit or very revealing. I think comic artists should challenge their perspective of feminine displays, characters, and costumes, and I also think that female-presenting cosplayers should feel comfortable to adapting a character to suit their own personality while incorporating aspects of the character’s TV or movie costume.
Me: I don’t have the energy for this
Someone: For what?
Me: *gestures vaguely*
Perfect Comrade 12/10