lepetitdragon:

rappsrats:

spidersanctuary:

Poor lil guys.

Animated movies (because of course no live action movie could escape depicting them as the adorable little buggers they are) design them like they’re tiny vicious wolves who will sneak into a house just to murder your baby

when they’re actually these big plushy doofuses with perpetually ridiculous expressions, and courtesy of their extremely social nature and proclivity for living (and getting along) in huge groups, are a lot less likely to go aggressive on you than, say, a Syrian hamster or a cat or other animals that are/were originally exclusively solitary.

(Yes, they did carry the plague, but a) the real vector was the fleas, not the rats, and b) that was Rattus rattus, whereas any rats you’d likely encounter today are Rattus norvegicus, an entirely separate species that has a different relationship with pathogens.)

Photo credit:

http://expunkstar.tumblr.com/post/81428253847/thats-my-dude
http://the-ever-so-odious.tumblr.com/post/82125126844/my-sister-and-i-took-the-boys-out-for-some-fun-in
http://expunkstar.tumblr.com/post/84394324895/spending-some-quality-time-with-the-kids
http://spidersanctuary.tumblr.com/post/83610742377/rat-faces
http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1067652-I-Got-A-Pet-Rat-and-I-want-another/page2
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/23-adorable-photos-that-will-change-the-way-you-think-about-rats
http://joannecasey.blogspot.de/2009/02/cute-rats.html

And this is why I started designing adorable rat merch. There are too many cartoon portrayals of rats like this and it needs to stop. Mind you, The Secret of NIMH did a decent job with its rats, the only really scary one was Brutus, the rat in that screencap, Justin and the rest of the rats were portrayed well (and you should TOTALLY read the book for more amazing rat stuff, the book is much better than the movie).

Hey not all animated rats are portrayed evil! 

Pixar gets it!

The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents Radio show has David Tannant in it and Its so good!

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wolfwithafoxtail:

People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.

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Make a wish?

Only if you are dyeing and what you have is “life threatening”

They say Scoliosis is not life threatening. Am I over reacting to a key ring that my mom somehow got? In your view point, maybe.

Not after I have been through. Nope, not at all. I did when I was 14 just about to have knee and head pins in my body on a striker frame, have a hook lodged in my left shoulder to rub raw the nerves, and have part of my left side feel like it’s barely part of my body from a chest tube scar and let’s not forget the rib grafting they did? Or not, I forget.

It was unfair. Still is after I 18 going on 19 to spend over 3 weeks in Toronto western hospital because shoving metal into the human body, and the spine, such a changeable thing, a perfect idea. Not. I nearly died, and I feel worse. I was gotten up and walking barely, and sent home, no insurance so no physiotherapy for me, then, by golly Molly my resorbing sutures where being rejected. I still felt like hell, and then I got better to a point. Then there was the pain. Still have that pain. Funny thing nerves… How easily damaged they can become.

What is it I want? 5 or so years, maybe less, of physiotherapy so I can have a life. At 11:00 I have an appointment with a lawyer to see why I was rejected for Canadian welfare. I don’t think it will go far. I hardly think it will solve anything. Money won’t make me live a life I don’t have.

Yea, there are better braces out there. Lot good they will do me, you have to have health insurance worth a damn to have a successful none surgical treatment.

And I’ve yet regain the weight I lost, pre second surgery, I was a happy 80 pounds. I’m wobbling between 65 - 70 pounds. I need this. Otherwise I’m not sure what sanity I will have left, what independence I’ll have left. I want a job I can love, something I know I’m good at, but I still have one high school credit left to get and with all the pain and the god damned fact that I can barley do things is ticking me off.

So, that’s it. 5 or so years. Maybe a little less, or more, of physiotherapy.

I do wonder if it can happen.

knitmeapony:

knitmeapony:

Ever see something in a thrift store and think to yourself, I don’t know what that is or what I’ll use it for but I kinda have to have it? These tiny two and a half inch tall goblet were my downfall today.

There’s gotta be 50 or even 100 in this bag. I think they’re probably place card holders, because of the little cut that across each one. But I don’t know, what the hell am I going to do with these?

74 whole plus three broken ones.

play a game a drunk poker goblets.

msmorstans:

fucoid:

Spend 7 minutes of your life watching this show on gendered marketing

This is brilliant. I specifically buy razors and shaving cream marketed to men because it’s at least 30% cheaper in the US, and yet the quality is way better. 

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edwardspoonhands:

tastefullyoffensive:

How to Pet Animals by Adam Ellis

Previously: Animated Animal Facts

I needed this when I first got a cat. I had no idea…

30 Years of the Turtle Who Does Machines

30 Years of the Turtle Who Has an Attitude

30 Years of the Turtle Who Is a Party Dude

30 Years of the Turtle Who Is the Leader in Blue

Blue leader had his sword used for cutting vegetables. *Some GIF God FIND me that scene from the Live Action movie from our childhoods! I call on thee!*

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osi8m:

how to spell circles like

here:

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or here:

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for photoshop, thought as long as your program allow to make elipses, or other shapes and use layers, it should work too :P

Pencil and Eraser is good enough for me. Photoshop is just to complicated…

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NORWEGIAN

FOREST

CATS

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death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]
Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

I’m posting this because equal rights really need a deeper understanding and looking into.

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.

One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:

"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]

Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:

after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”

the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.

*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

I’m posting this because equal rights really need a deeper understanding and looking into.

brasspistol:

every time I see this it gets reblogged

Was this a comedy sketch…

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brattiest-b:

jshaath:

Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

Fucking PREACH. 

Roger Stockham, This happened in 2011!

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rrrawrf:

viergacht:

sursumursa:

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

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?
Huh.
That would explain a few things.

Reblogging again foir the commentary.

y’all should read the source too

rrrawrf:

viergacht:

sursumursa:

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

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?

Huh.

That would explain a few things.

Reblogging again foir the commentary.

y’all should read the source too

131-di:

the contrabass saxophone is such an absurd instrument

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