Photo 20 Apr 168,455 notes reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

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zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

too—weird-to-live:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. 
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. 

You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.

Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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Link 18 Apr 193 notes Punching a Woman in the Face - Part 2 of Feminism as Self Protection         »

calamityjon:

Ulisas Farinas has written a pair of impassioned articles about the normalization of depictions of violence against women in comics and, more recently, underlining the self-delusion inherent in the recent posturing made in response to the rape threats against Janelle Asselin, a comics culture writer who had the temerity to criticize a Teen Titans comic book cover for being dumb (heads up, True Believers, those comics are dumb!)

It’s an undisciplined but honest pair of articles, and he makes some thoughtful points, like 

As an adult, I see men all around me, who write violence, who draw violence, who have never been infected (sic) by violence. Most women you know, have been victims of some sort of violence from a man. But where is Batman and the battered woman? Where is Captain America and the saddest conversation you can have with a girlfriend? Where is all the heartache, the pain, the disgust and the powerlessness?

And on the … well, christ, on the pointlessness of trying to shame bad behavior out of folks…

A man tells a woman he’ll rape her because its the only thing left where he can still have power. You ain’t gonna shame no dude into stop doing that. Shame is exactly why he does it. Dude knows exactly how offensive he is being. And if it offends his dude friends? They think, “That’s cause they’re little bitches too, so fuck them. I bet they can’t get laid, so they just pretend to be feminists to hang out with chicks.”

They don’t know what rape is, except from what they’ve learned from TV, comics and movies. They know that its extremely shocking, and so they can always rely on it to end the conversation.

As a reward for writing these articles, Ulisas been gifted with a lovely bouquet of “UNH ACTUALLY MEN GET RAPED TOO YOU KNOW!” responses, with such suddenness and ferocity that you’d think these guys were competing for the Gold in Missing the Point (I suppose I can inoculate myself against the same thing by adding: he never said they didn’t). He’s been given the greatest gift of all, being proven right by nimrods.

You know that joke - a woman is crying because she’s just received word that her sister and nieces died in a boating accident, and a guy walking by interrupts her; “Uh, excuse me, but men drown too, you know.”

Photo 18 Apr 19,734 notes echoboots:

dotjpg:

sophygurl:

elschaaf:

sclez:

Better get back to salting your meats and keeping a pantry because fridges are a luxury now.

I think they’re mixing up POOR and THIRD WORLD.  Those are two VERY different things.

No don’t you know that if you literally own a single thing you are no longer poor and therefore should receive no benefits of any kind. Gods. You own that shirt you are wearing? No foodstamps for you! You own that book you are reading? No more medicaid! You own a television? You must be rich - pay some taxes already!

I just. 
ARRRRRRRRRRGH
Poor people are more likely to rent than own. Most apartments, yes, even apartments that accept Section 8, have a landlord-provided refrigerator. By most standard leases in my state, any feature in good working order when the lease starts must be repaired or replaced by the landlord if, through no fault of the tenant, the feature is no longer functional. By such a lease, if a refrigerator/washer/dryer/any other on-premises appliance was shitty and barely working when you moved in, the landlord has to make sure it’s repaired to at least that state if it stops working entirely.
Sure, poor people are INCREDIBLY LIKELY to have a refrigerator in their home. THAT DOES NOT ACTUALLY MEAN THEY ARE LIKELY TO OWN THAT REFRIGERATOR, YOU TWIT
So of COURSE poor people have refrigerators. That’s just fucking LOGICAL. And if they weren’t part of the lease, poor people would have to find a way to get a refrigerator, no matter how leaky and close to breaking down it was, because IF YOUR FOOD STAMPS ARE THE ONLY MONEY YOU CAN BUDGET TOWARDS FOOD, YOU HAVE TO MAKE FOOD LAST. You can barely afford to replace the food you’ve eaten, you can’t afford to have food ROT and be wasted.
And even aside from that, if it’s really so reprehensible for poor people to have access to a way to preserve their food, EVERYONE AT FOX NEWS SHOULD JUST SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE NOW PLEASE

Dotjpg made all of the points I would have made, but I still feel compelled to add:  Just what unholy combination of wealthy, ignorant, and callous do you have to be to be scandalized that “poor people” (which by the way, is an incredibly vague term and it’s not defined here) have a means to store food and reheat it? >:P

Let us not forget that when poor people DON’T have a refrigerator…or a home…these nutboobs are no more compassionate or understanding.

echoboots:

dotjpg:

sophygurl:

elschaaf:

sclez:

Better get back to salting your meats and keeping a pantry because fridges are a luxury now.

I think they’re mixing up POOR and THIRD WORLD.  Those are two VERY different things.

No don’t you know that if you literally own a single thing you are no longer poor and therefore should receive no benefits of any kind. Gods. You own that shirt you are wearing? No foodstamps for you! You own that book you are reading? No more medicaid! You own a television? You must be rich - pay some taxes already!

I just. 

ARRRRRRRRRRGH

Poor people are more likely to rent than own. Most apartments, yes, even apartments that accept Section 8, have a landlord-provided refrigerator. By most standard leases in my state, any feature in good working order when the lease starts must be repaired or replaced by the landlord if, through no fault of the tenant, the feature is no longer functional. By such a lease, if a refrigerator/washer/dryer/any other on-premises appliance was shitty and barely working when you moved in, the landlord has to make sure it’s repaired to at least that state if it stops working entirely.

Sure, poor people are INCREDIBLY LIKELY to have a refrigerator in their home. THAT DOES NOT ACTUALLY MEAN THEY ARE LIKELY TO OWN THAT REFRIGERATOR, YOU TWIT

So of COURSE poor people have refrigerators. That’s just fucking LOGICAL. And if they weren’t part of the lease, poor people would have to find a way to get a refrigerator, no matter how leaky and close to breaking down it was, because IF YOUR FOOD STAMPS ARE THE ONLY MONEY YOU CAN BUDGET TOWARDS FOOD, YOU HAVE TO MAKE FOOD LAST. You can barely afford to replace the food you’ve eaten, you can’t afford to have food ROT and be wasted.

And even aside from that, if it’s really so reprehensible for poor people to have access to a way to preserve their food, EVERYONE AT FOX NEWS SHOULD JUST SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE NOW PLEASE

Dotjpg made all of the points I would have made, but I still feel compelled to add:  Just what unholy combination of wealthy, ignorant, and callous do you have to be to be scandalized that “poor people” (which by the way, is an incredibly vague term and it’s not defined here) have a means to store food and reheat it? >:P

Let us not forget that when poor people DON’T have a refrigerator…or a home…these nutboobs are no more compassionate or understanding.

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Photo 16 Apr 2 notes ijustwanttobeatugboatcaptain:

Revised version of the logo I’ve been working on. The client’s only suggestion after seeing the first version was that maybe the stars could be coming out of the buffalo’s ass, like farts. Done. If all clients were that easy to work with I’d still be doing this shit for a living.

I would like to buy this product and/or service

ijustwanttobeatugboatcaptain:

Revised version of the logo I’ve been working on. The client’s only suggestion after seeing the first version was that maybe the stars could be coming out of the buffalo’s ass, like farts. Done. If all clients were that easy to work with I’d still be doing this shit for a living.

I would like to buy this product and/or service

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thetiredgames:

Dachshund U.N.

For three weekends, 47 Dachshunds, more commonly known as Sausage Dogs, will attempt to solve the world’s Human Rights issues.”

this was so fucking important

"And they still accomplished more than the actual U.N."


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