Small and Random Acts of Blogging
So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.
I’m dubious. I should read a passage:
It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
You have some explaining to do, Canada.
Oh my god it’s real it won the Governor General’s Award, this is amazing
"24 hours of the same shit as yesterday" -I think I’ve found the title for my autobiography.
24 hours of chaos.
Taking that as tomorrow (it’s 23:00 now), it’s more or less accurate.
Only Watching the World Burn.
Plataspidid Shield-backed Bug Nymphs (Plataspididae, Hemiptera)
These are the immature forms of an unidentified Plataspididae Shield-backed Bug which on certain trees and at certain times of the year progress through their various stages of growth to adulthood seemingly without ever moving.
The adult Shield-backed Bug of these nymphs….. (below)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..
Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs. Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”
Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?
hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?
They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.
So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?
That would explain a few things.
With all this noisy drama it is easy to forget the real point of Navid’s guerrilla activism; he had one simple and clear request that March Against Monsanto (MAM) and the Anti-GMO crowd have yet to address:
“Please stop using the non-scientific and inflammatory approach of spreading false information about genetically modified crops and attacking people personally.”
It’s fine to be against Monsanto, if that’s what you believe; it’s fine to believe that biotechnology doesn’t have all the answers we need. In fact, it doesn’t. What isn’t fine is to create a political machine with an organizational culture designed around the antithesis of what we know about the healthy role of science. What isn’t fine is to ideologically engage with impressionable youth in the most impoverished regions in the world, and allow junk science or non-science to flow free while authentic education remains scarce.
The keyword here is capacity. We can either build capacity or squander it [ … ]. The March Against Monsanto leadership directed Navid to destroy imaginary Golden Rice fields while denigrating my efforts in teaching my students about organic agriculture because I was a falsely cast as a biotech fat cat.
Madagascar deserves far better. The Atsimo Andrefana region doesn’t have time to make signs and spout nonsense; we need everyone at the table using real science to find real solutions. Everyone should be able to agree to that."
This is what time lapse photography was invented for.
I legit just stared at this for like… 30 minutes giggling my face off
The longer you stare, the funnier it is.
Help! Dying of laughter!
Paddy Power (a UK betting company) have chopped down a portion of the Brazilian rainforest as a publicity stunt for the World Cup.
Here was their ‘apology.’
Fuck everything about football.
this is fucking disgusting
What the fuck
OH MY GODDDDDDD