i am obsessed with the comments on recipe sites
A smol Jekyll from The Glass Scientists
i keep seeing people say “why would you leave this in the tags” but the alternative is to actually comment on someones post and i thought we all collectively decided that was a bad idea years ago
“why did you leave this in the tags” because it would be obnoxious otherwise
I got “queer ?????? queer” I’m dead of laughter
pretty ??? datemate
Goth ass disaster
Yeah that tracks
first time anyone got it right (including me)
Iconic seafarer beards became a trend to scare away pesky mermaids.
Mermaid, seeing a bald pirate: Zero threat…!
Mermaid, seeing a hairy, bearded pirate: If I get too close their face tentacles will eat me…!
Most mermaids only grow short beards as not to scare baby mermaids (longer beards look like the tentacled mouths of hungry squids and octopuses).
Pirates use this innate fear to their advantage to protect themselves from mermaids, hence the iconic beards and hat:
I like how this is presented as factual information
because it is
Santa is on strike due to global warming. All presents this year will be delivered by Sasha the Christmas Tiger. Milk and cookies may not be sufficient.
“MUST BRING PRESENTS TO GOOD CHILDREN”
“AND EAT THE BAD ONES”
@burstofhope the Christmas tiger is watching
She is making a list
It is not easy with her paws but she is making it
shes almost here
Okay fine this is the ONE Christmas thing I will reblog before Thanksgiving BUT THAT’S IT
SASHA’S BACK ON MY DASH!
Y’all better behave, you have two months
You better watch out
You better watch out
You better watch out
You better watch out
This black bear got caught in a November snow at Yosemite National Park in California. While known for its towering granite cliffs and waterfalls, Yosemite is also home to fascinating wildlife. Between 300 and 500 black bears live in the park. Brown bears are no longer found in California, so any bear you see in Yosemite is a black bear, even though their coats are brown in color. Truly black-colored bears are rare in the west. No matter its color, the snow has made this bear frosty. Photo courtesy of Mark Bouldoukian.
I have degrees in costume design and textiles so I got mending through advanced mending as part of my higher education, but there were both aesthetics and techniques that I found fresh in Katrina Rodabaugh’s MENDING MATTERS. Make slow fashion one of your things in 2019.
Whether you are brand-new or an old-hand at mending, this book has simple instructions for practical fixes that make clothing more interesting and will help you get more mileage out of your most-favorite shirts and pants. Great guides for patching differently depending on what part of the garment you are trying to fix and whether you want a visible repair or an invisible one. It’s all drawn from the Japanese technique known as sashiko, get down the basics and then adapt and apply in all the little ways that work for you.
I have some beloved jeans where I have completely burned through the upper inner thighs and they are about to get some mending love….
Here is a man who does sashiko live on YouTube, and this is one of his more rare videos because he’s opted here to speak in English. As he sews, he talks about the process, what he uses, the history, and more.
Destiel is canon in Italian now
thanks for keeping me updated on this years eurovision
All spiders in the Portia genus are fascinating because of how much they accomplish with so little. They’re all tiny little jumping spiders, mostly under one centimeter, so they have tiny little brains.
Most Portia spiders have a brain of only 600,000 neurons, which is physically much smaller than the head of a pin. This forces them to think rather slowly from our point of view, but compared to their prey, they’re devastatingly brilliant.
For example, many jumping spiders are know to take detours when stalking prey. Portia spiders are notable for taking very long detours that break line of sight, which means they must remember and predict where the prey will be when they arrive.
When hunting sedentary web-building spiders, which usually have poor vision, a Portia spider will mimic a bit of leaf or bark to get into attack range. They only move forward during light breezes that shake the web enough to hide their footsteps. If the target moves to defend itself, Portia will disengage, retreat, and try again.
If they can’t get a good approach, they have also been recorded mimicking the vibrations of a trapped insect, or a male spider’s mating dance, to lure the prey spider into attack range. One Portia Fimbriata, the fringed jumping spider, was observed using trial and error to vibrate a target web for three days, repeating any pattern that caused the prey spider to move closer.
In places where other spiders aren’t common enough to be reliable prey, Portia adapts. They’ve been witnessed scavenging and even consuming nectar from flowers. They also innovate new tactics to hunt insects. For example, many insects freeze and stand motionless to avoid predators. Portia spiders counter this by guessing where the prey is and jumping nearby, which often scares the target into breaking cover and running. Then Portia can spot it and resume the normal detour-and-ambush routine.
The population native to Queensland, Australia is particularly inventive. They’re known to drop down on target spiders from above, a tactic called “swooping”. While all other Portia gladly jump into target spider webs, the Queensland orb weaver Argiope Appensa discourages them by shaking the web violently, which disrupts their normal techniques. Swooping counters this defense.
They also use a unique walking gait, slow and robotic, when hunting other saltacid jumping spiders with large forward-facing eyes. They freeze and depend on their natural camouflage whenever the target looks directly at them, so we suspect they prey may not even recognize them as living creatures. Portia rarely uses this “cryptic stalking” technique against any other prey.
Portia Africanus appeared to be a comparatively bad hunter at first glance, but that was in lab testing with 1v1 combat. In the wild, this spider hunts in packs.
Yes, really. They form social groups that hunt cooperatively and sometimes share prey. Groups of mixed ages and sexes will gang up outside the nest of a target spider. They prevent the target from entering or leaving and surround them until one of the Portia, usually a juvenile, manages to lunge forward and bite.
I don’t know why but this makes me think about that one post that’s like “if the uncanny valley was a defense mechanism then what exactly were we hunted by for so long that that evolved?”
do the spiderverse kids all have. slightly different meme cultures
miles: look I can fit my whole fist in my mouth
gwen: freaky flexing. but alright
miles, through his fist: I’m sorry what did you just say
ok but remember Peter B’s world is most like ours
so both Miles and Gwen would have slightly off memes and distress him when he has a hard enough time remembering his own world’s memes
I WAS HOPING SOMEBODY WOULD POINT THIS OUT.
Miles: It’s “strange flex but cool beans.”
Peter: Am I tripping on something? Is this a stroke, is this what a stroke feels like?
Miles: *makes a mistake* This is distressing. Siri play Take on Me.
Gwen: you absolute heathen. It’s ‘This is tragic, google play All Star.’
Peter: whAT the fUCK
THAT’S IT THIS ONE IS THE BEST ONE
noir: strange flaunt, but alas
You’ve done it - you found something that fits the format but holds the meaning “fuck Nazis”.
spiderham: hmm disappointing, jukebox play what’s new pussycat
An Englishman and an Irishman go to a bakery. The Englishman steals three buns and puts them into his pockets and leaves. He says to the Irishman: “That took great skill and guile to steal those buns. The owner didn’t even see me.”
“That’s just simple thievery,” the Irishman replied. “I’ll show you how to do it the honest way and get the same results.”
The Irishman then proceeded to call out the owner of the bakery and says: “Sir, I want to show you a magic trick.” The owner was intrigued so he came over to see the magic trick.
The Irishman asked him for a bun and then he proceeded to eat it. He asked two more times and after eating them again the owner says: “Okay my friend, where’s the magic trick?”
The Irishman then said: “Look in the Englishman’s pockets.”
Look Jeff you gotta change the username
I would JUST like to say that Tolkien did not put weed in his books. Its actually tobacco that he renamed because he HATED that word, and most “new” words. So he just renamed it. Tolkien loved old words and old languages, and HATED new words (for some reason). And to him, tobacco was new. A lot of people think tolkien was Down To Get High but REALLY he was not.
hi cons-and-constellations, thank you for ur recent letter and addition to the post itself. i assume this is about me joking that gandalf was hitting up a joint? i’m genuinely confused about whether you’re 1) very mad at me, 2) this is just a pet peeve for you, 3) you sincerely want to save me from thinking Tolkien was super into weed. i tried to compose a suitable tongue-in-cheek reply but now i can’t decide which is the most appropriate, so I organised them into an alignment chart for your perusal. love you and hope you’re well