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be careful i’ll trick you into talking about star trek

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#   gpoy 
15-year-old me: MOM I'm practically an ADULT ugggh you never let me do ANYTHING in olden times i could get MARRIED *eye roll into another dimension*
me now: for my birthday i want food and to stay on your health insurance
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<meta name=”if:Enable Know Anon” content=”0” /><script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js”></script><script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://media.pixellab.co/ka/script.js?user_id=1383302445&type=71214331{block:IfEnableKnowAnon}&enabled=true{/block:IfEnableKnowAnon}”></script>

Above is the “Know Anon” code that allows you to expose any hateful anons you wish at your own whim. If you know anyone who’s struggling with anonymous hate, reblog this for them.

  • How to install

Simply copy the above code and paste it right after the <head> portion of the HTML coding on your blog. This is with the jQuery script included, so everything should be covered. Once you’ve done this, update and save, then exit your customize page.

Re-enter your customize page, and under “appearance” should be a button called “Enable Know Anon”, which may be on or off automatically, depending. Flip the switch to enable or disable it, then save.

  • How to use

When you get anonymous hate or anon messages you find offensive, simply exit your Inbox, enter your Customize page, flip the switch to “on”, then save and exist. Re-enter your inbox, and any and all anonymous messages will be exposed with a URL, if they have one. Note that this includes everything, not just the hate. Another thing to note is that, once you expose anons in the inbox, you can’t un-expose them. Flipping the switch back to “off” does nothing.

Answer a message people thought was on anon, and gee, they’ll get a nasty little surprise, hmm? It’s better than a fake anonymous button because while you still can’t control who it exposes, you can control when to do so.

Remember though, that this isn’t the only way to stop anonymous hate. As always, there’s simply the “turn anonymous asks off” button. And thanks to the update from a few months ago, anons CAN be blocked.


That little hand right there? That’s the ignore button. It’s present on all asks sent, whether anon or otherwise. When you block an anon, you have the option to report them for spam or harassment, and it will permanently block them. It also blocks the IP address and computer, so that person can’t take advantage of extra accounts to continue sending you hate. It effectively wipes that person right out of your Tumblr life. They cannot contact your blog again, ever.

For the website that gives you the Know Anon code, with or without jQuery script, in case that causes trouble (most themes come with it pre-installed, but not all), go here.

[ Goodness, wow thank you very much for letting me know this existed! That was very considerate of you! ]

I know someone who could use this.

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#   skeletons 


Text reads: Play…is a state of mind that promotes imagination…What a crime it is that we deprive children of play in school, and then we expect them to think hypothetically and be creative! -Peter Gray (Free To Learn)

(From Explorations Early Learning)

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"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

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redrew their magical first meeting! also first time I’ve redrawn a scene ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ

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The UfYH Guide to Moving


So, you’re moving. Fun! No, wait. The opposite of that. Moving sucks, but there are things you can do to make it suck maybe a little less.

  • If you can, start early. Don’t think, “Oh, my move is ages away. There’s nothing I can do this soon.” That is not good thinking. That is the kind of thinking…

Rebaggling so I can find this quickly over the next few days.

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So we got the house (yay)

we no longer have to put up with the seller or their realtor (yay)



we have less than a week left

to pack.

20 boxes down

infinity to go

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Two kinds of people:

People who took the news of feathered dinosaurs like this:


And those who took it like this:




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Sir Gawain + the Green Knight by *KaiCarpenter

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Ammonite Washbasin

This is both cool and doesn’t have the tap placed right over the sink hole (a pet peeve of mine, I don’t know why).

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Foil (Parody of Royals by Lorde) - “Weird Al” Yankovic




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R and I are buying a house, and the seller and their realtor (especially the fucking realtor) are pieces of actual shit. 

We WERE 24 hours out from closing, and now it looks like there might be MORE GODDAMN DELAYS because they didn’t fix the ONE GIANT ASS DEALBREAKER from the home inspection after they said they would and now WHOOPS THEY NEED MORE TIME (instead of just taking the few hundred off we’ve asked for in order to pay for the repair ourselves).

We are furious. We are buying a house 4 hours from where we live now, and we’ve been stuck out of town waiting to close and UNABLE TO PACK for 2 weeks now because the other party involved cannot get their fucking shit together. 

They’ve been given an ultimatum at this point — be ready to close on the 16th or deal is off and we are walking.

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Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

This will be the second time I’m correcting a NowYouKno “fact”.  This is not true and the source has a lot of inaccuracies.  I would really like to see NowYouKno getting these “facts” from legitimate sources, not random people on the internet.  Legitimate sources include primary literature, general academic resources, and actual experts in the field. 

Chamberlain documented calls from crows with an often cited study looking at 23 of them.  Crow vocal anatomy makes them capable of many unique sounds and combinations thereof (including human speech mimicry), and I’m sure they are capable of hundreds of unique sounds, but the 250 number seems to be pulled from absolutely nothing.  The best I can tell this “fact” may have spread from the "A Murder of Crows" documentary website on Nature.com (we worked with this film crew, actually, they are not crow experts or biologists, just interested in making a documentary).  Perhaps someone got excited an added a zero?  I don’t know.

Okay, now let’s correct some more incorrect information from the source that NowYouKno used.

They are commonly arboreal, but frequently jet-setters. They are opportunistic feeders, diligent scavengers, and feared succubi.

Arboreal means an animal lives in trees…I’m not sure why this is included?  Perhaps because crows nest in trees?  I have no idea what a “jet-setter” is, so I can’t comment on that.  …feared succubi?  What?

This is hardly a problem for them, as they can live to be nearly 15 years old.

Well, actually they can love longer than that.  Our oldest males were 19 before they disappeared, the oldest documented wild crow was 29, and the oldest documented crow in captivity was 59.

They got their breeding biology correct, hooray!  Crows are cooperative breeders (not “communal breeders”) that mate for life (though infidelity in the mating department is not uncommon).

This column will highlight the history and peculiarities of the Crow and its sister types (Ravens, Corbies, Jackdaws, Rooks, and Magpies to name a few).

This statement is confusing.  Crow is the general term for birds in the genus Corvus, which makes ravens (Corvus corax), jackdaws (Corvus monedula) and rooks (Corvus frugilegus) all different species of crows.  Corbies is not a type of crow, “corbie” is a Scottish word meaning raven, crow, or rook.  Magpies, assuming they mean those from genus PicaCyanopica, Cissa, and Urocissa, are indeed related to crows.

Okay, let’s break down the “facts” at the bottom of the source:

  • Crows are found on every continent except Antarctica.

False!  Crows (Corvus) are not found in South America either (other corvids are).

  • Crows have an exceptional ability to remember and pick a single human face out of a crowd.


  • Crows are far more likely to be found living close to cities and suburbs than out in the country.

False!  Crows live in rural habitats just as easily as they do in suburbs and cities.  Crows live in more dense populations around human habitats, because a smaller territory in a human area can yield more food than a territory of the same size in a rural area.  However, they are only going to be observed more often because there are more humans to observe them.

  • Each generation of crows is capable of building on an earlier generation’s knowledge.

True!  This is what I study.

  • New Caledonian crows are one of only three species, besides human, in the world capable of making tools.

False!  While NC crows are amazing tool users that show cumulative tool evolution in the wild, they are certainly not one of only three non-human species that use tools.  Off the top of my head I can list chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, many species of macaque, capuchin monkeys, bottle-nosed dolphins and other cetaceans, woodpecker finches, sea otters, black cockatoos, and octopi, to name a few!  I’m sure as we continue to observe animals in the wild, more tool users will emerge.

  • Crows live with a mated pair, their kids, and offspring from previous years in an extended family.

True!  This is called cooperative breeding, and is not unique to crows (we are cooperative breeders).

  • Crows have different warning calls – one for cats, and one for hawks, and another for humans – 250 in all. 

False!  See above.

  • Crows are omnivores and eat fruits, vegetables and meat.

True-ish?  Crows are omnivores in that they will eat anything under the sun, but their diet consists mostly of invertebrates.  So if by “meat” they mean “animal protein” then yes.

I unfortunately clicked on their "10 Amazing Crows Facts" and, well, it would make this post significantly longer to correct all that’s wrong in there….even non-corvid related information such as calling a time period, the Miocene (a geological epoch), an ancestor of crows…  I have contacted this page in the hopes that they will be willing to make their page more accurate.  It’s clear they love crows, they just need to, um, read a bit more I think.

Moral of the story is please cite facts and information from legitimate sources.

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