jumpingjacktrash:

the-shark-blog:

Love sharks, but dislike Discovery’s Shark Week? Here’s some videos, shows, and documentaries you can watch instead:

  • National Geographic: Shark Superhighway [Netflix]
  • Sharks of the Mediterranean: A Vanishing Kingdom [Netflix]
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These are all rad, educational alternatives for SHERK WEEK.

lazysmirk:

Last year, I warned Discovery that their burgeoning reputation for being loose with facts was going to drive scientists away—scientists that they need to create the high-quality, educational programming they purport is their mission. So I asked scientists whether they would work with Discovery.

Some made it clear that they have no interest. “BBC – yes, Discovery – No,” said Eric Heupel, a graduate student at the University of Connecticut. “unless I and any other scientists on show had approval power on the edited version (so final airing version) of the show.”

Unfortunately, such control over content is rarely given to scientists that appear on Discovery. They’re asked for their time and expertise, but rarely get to read scripts, let alone write or correct them. Just look at last year’s Shark Week, for example, which featured the work of shark scientist Neil Hammerschlag and his colleagues in their “Great White Serial Killer” program, but completely distorted the research (and didn’t consult them on it).

Read more about Shark Week’s dubious history of  ”science” sensationalism.

And this is why I hate Shark Week. I realize that having people at least trying to take an interest in the natural world is GREAT, but using sensationalized misinformation is not the way to do it.

Guardians of the Galaxy

A space raccoon made me cry, and I’m kind of resentful of that. 

cafiffle:

SATURDAY SPECIAL: CAN YOU NOT
Doomsday, My Dear is back and chapter 8 has begun!  Who’s excited??  I’m excited!
Are you new to Doomsday?  You should start here.
I was also laid off yesterday, so any contributions to the Patreon will be extra appreciated! Patrons get to see pages in progress and extra behind-the-scenes/worldbuilding material, so if you’re able to help out, it’ll be more fun for everyone (and maybe I can start updating twice a week again, depending on the job sitch).
Thanks for reading!  And thanks for being you.

If anyone’s default is, “CAN YOU NOT?! THANKS.” It’s Blackwell

cafiffle:

SATURDAY SPECIAL: CAN YOU NOT

Doomsday, My Dear is back and chapter 8 has begun!  Who’s excited??  I’m excited!

Are you new to Doomsday?  You should start here.

I was also laid off yesterday, so any contributions to the Patreon will be extra appreciated! Patrons get to see pages in progress and extra behind-the-scenes/worldbuilding material, so if you’re able to help out, it’ll be more fun for everyone (and maybe I can start updating twice a week again, depending on the job sitch).

Thanks for reading!  And thanks for being you.

If anyone’s default is, “CAN YOU NOT?! THANKS.” It’s Blackwell

coelasquid:

sixpenceee:

I made the picture set but got the information and pictures from here

The fact that the earliest socks we’ve ever found were invented to be worn with sandals is delightful.

I’m pleased that the oldest written recipe is for beer.

soupengine:

if you dont think scientists are bad at naming things please remember that the very large telescope that is one of the most highly used and productive telescopes for astronomy (technically theres 4 in there), only being topped by the hubble telescope, is actually named the “very large telescope”

Repetitive scientific names too. I mean, for fuck’s sake, the scientific name for the black rat, our common house rat, is Rattus rattus which means Rat rat in Latin.

Felina

I’m finally watching the last episode of Breaking Bad.

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I haven’t drawn much at all lately, let alone digitally, so this is a little rough. I’m sorry to cafiffle, mortalityplays, mariealbertine, sephiramy, and amphiaria if the likenesses are a little off.

Someone is a fan of Countershot Coffee’s cute staff and tea selection.

I haven’t drawn much at all lately, let alone digitally, so this is a little rough. I’m sorry to cafiffle, mortalityplays, mariealbertine, sephiramy, and amphiaria if the likenesses are a little off.

Yo! So I am asking about the "being an adult" stuff. I eat basically vegan (vegetarian+extremely allergic to milk), and I moved out 2ish months ago, but I find it SO difficult to make proper food after work (8hours a day as a barista). How long after you moved out did you get into a healthy routine? Did you see any specialists? I've gotten pretty unhealthy and underfed lately, and I usually feel more sick than hungry. I could really use some help in the cooking department, if you have any tips!
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rsadelle:

Anon and anyone else reading, I am putting this under a read more cut for two reasons: 1. It got very long. 2. While I come at this from a feminist/fat acceptance place, this is about food and eating. If reading about food will be bad for your mental health, please take care of yourself and skip this post.

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This is all really good advice, not just for folks that are vegetarian/vegan, but people that are busy and need to find clever ways to eat well on limited time. I’ve done a lot of similar things this summer while I’ve been slammed with work.