Every time I hear an ad for the Desolation of Smaug, the narrator doesn’t just pronounce it like ‘Smahg’, they say ‘Smowg’ or ‘Smawoog’ & I am giggling too hard
Quick thoughts on spotless houses:
I hate going over to anyone’s house when everything in there is like something out of a fancy magazine. Like the kitchen has a color & material theme, the living room has matching pillows & curtains, they have a dining table that is always set with place mats & candles. If you ever see the bedroom, they make sure the bed is all nice & made up & there are no items of clothing out of the closet. Euuuugh, way to make a house look sterile & creepy. You can see that people live there enough to keep everything shiny, but there is no comfort. No books stacked haphazardly, no pillows flipped around when someone was chillin on the couch, no spice bottles left out on the counter. The house is just a showroom for visitors, designed to impress, with no marker of who the owners are.
Of course I’m not saying I despise any sort of planning or maintenance in a house, it’s good to keep a place comfortably clean & it’s always great to see creative uses of space & well-planned layouts, but damn some people go too far.
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
reblogging for commentary
Goats at NaturePunk HQ are spoiled little cuties.
What if like, there’s a ghost or spirit or whatever that has a crush on you but you can’t see them and don’t know they’re there.
They do little things for you throughout the day that you just kinda pass off as normal things in life.
Like they help you regain your balance before you fall, that warm fuzzy feeling in your face before you fall asleep is just them giving you a long loving good night kiss.
They love you and you don’t even know it.
i v’E BEEN AughLING aT THIS GIF FOR 34849238888888888 YEARS
HIS FUCKING HORROR
Westboro stated intentions to picket Sandy Hook victim funerals, so Anonymous hacked them, and published everything. - Imgur
bless you Anonymous
Of course, Westboro denied the charges and taunted Anonymous as incompetent hackers. They claimed their website was protected by God. Big mistake. A few days later, while a Westboro spokeswoman was boasting about how the church foiled Anonymous on a radio talk show, an Anonymous spokesman called in and hacked the church’s website in real time on the air.
CRYING WITH LAUGHTER
when you find that perfect gif but don’t know how to use it
You can reverse the flow of the hotdogs if you concentrate hard enough
oh my god you can
I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.
It’d bring me great joy.
I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs
ready when you are
Or if you’d like to have some more options….
and have 9 years of combined martial arts training and 3 years of being a Line Backer in football.
Just in case you are looking for variety.
what about a lady and a feminist. warning, combatives certified soldier.
Always reblog this. A lot of the animals they kill (and they kill over 95% of the animals they take in at their Virginia Headquarters) are killed within 24 hours. Not nearly enough time to deem whether an animal is adoptable or not. They even bought a giant fridge to store the corpses!
PETA is a corporation. Not a charity. Less than 1% of their 32 Million+ annual budget actually goes to directly helping animals. Most of it is spent making sexist/racist/ domestic abuse supporting commercials that won’t even air on television, giving bail outs to convicted arsonists and criminals, hiring/supporting any celebrity that claims to be vegetarian for five minutes, creating campaigns to target children (“Your mom kills animals”), fruitless lawsuits like suing Sea World for violating the constitution, and most recently, making porn. I fail to see how that fucking helps animals.
PETA does not give a shit about animals.
Plus, these assholes have the gall to insult Steve Irwin.
*cough* And insult Pokemon
A slideshow of their controversial ads [scroll down to the link “click here to see the ads”]: http://www.businessinsider.com/peta-shocking-controversial-ads-2011-10#peta-often-gets-celebs-to-pose-nude-but-this-ad-featuring-joanna-krupa-with-a-crucifix-hit-a-nerve-the-catholic-church-was-outraged-1
Some nice info about Steve Irwin: http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/2008/02/steve-irwin-crocodile-hunter/
What PETA said about Steve Irwin & anyone else who deals with wild animals: http://www.peta.org/features/steve-irwin/
Pokemon parody PR stunt: http://kotaku.com/im-not-sure-but-i-think-peta-is-upset-with-pokemon-1443910146
Spending of donation money: http://speakingofresearch.com/2011/01/18/where-do-petas-donation-dollars-go/
Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE
Great article written by vets for pet owners. It points out some very useful information:
1) The GI tract of the dog already contains Salmonella, regardless of diet.
2) All meat, including meat humans eat, contains bacteria. Raw fed dogs have a highly acidic GI environment where harmful bacteria is easily destroyed. This is not the case for some kibble-fed pets, whose stomach acid is less acidic due to their carbohydrate-laden diet (vis a vis many may have digestion issues when suddenly fed a raw bone).
3) Dogs lack the enzymes required for optimal digestion of grains/vegetables. These starches provide the perfect breeding ground for bad bacteria, which then thrive on the sugars for up to 12 hours in this lengthy and unnatural digestion process. This could place your dog at higher risk if there were to be yet another pet food recall due to bacterial contamination. On the other hand, raw meat and bones are digested quickly and efficiently, and do not linger or fester in the GI tract.