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Things I think are funny, pretty, interesting, or important. Seeing as how I feature heavily in this blog, I apparently think i am very important.
~ Saturday, February 2 ~
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redshift-13:

Prototaxites is a possible or likely fungi from around 400 million years ago.

So, this is rad.

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~ Thursday, June 28 ~
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scientificillustration:

lovingtyrant:

how
how did the horns on its nose not break
i do not understand

Synthetoceras

Tags: awesome animals prehistoric animals deer horns scientific illustration colored pencil
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~ Saturday, June 9 ~
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carex:

This Land Bridge, designed by Seattle firm Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architecture, connects Historic Ft. Vancouver, Washington to the Columbia River waterfront in the U.S. 

carex:

This Land Bridge, designed by Seattle firm Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architecture, connects Historic Ft. Vancouver, Washington to the Columbia River waterfront in the U.S. 

Tags: land bridge lanscape architecture awesome green building
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~ Sunday, May 20 ~
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yes this

yes this

(Source: softpowr)

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~ Sunday, April 8 ~
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It is a day for Thesis and also a day for this.

Tags: gotsa go THESIS now betty boop cab calloway old man of the mountain music music video video awesome Black and White
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~ Wednesday, January 4 ~
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umzoology:

Dasypus novemcinctus 

This nine-banded armadillo skin was just one of the gems we came across while cleaning the freezers last week.  

In other museum news this week an illustrator came in to look at some large carnivorous specimens, and today the new volunteer started training in the lab.  She and I took some time to de-clutter the dermestid colony and even started cleaning some coyote skulls salvaged from the back of the avian freezer.  There’s never really a dull moment.  

When I clean my fridge, I find moldy cheese. When zoologists clean their fridges, they find awesome animal specimens.

Tags: zoology umzoology reblog science scientific specimens cool awesome
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~ Saturday, December 10 ~
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alecshao:

Mar Arza, Asylum

I adore this

(Source: likeafieldmouse)

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~ Thursday, December 1 ~
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~ Wednesday, November 30 ~
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M&Ms Droplets

now that’s what photography should be about… not a black and white picture of someone’s shoes

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The top picture is full of M&M’s. They’re bule, red, orange, green, yellow, and brown.

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But in the bottom picture we clearly see there’s white, pink, and even purple candies in the bowl.

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The bottom picture is of gumballs! This concludes that the bottom picture is not taken with that camera at all. I’d even go as far to say that it was edited in photoshop with a filter!

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Yes the above image and the below image are not the same photograph being taken. This is rather obvious.

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BUT Mr. Wright there is one thing you overlooked. Examine the droplets on the bottom image. None of them are from the same angle. This is a natural occurance when looking through water droplets.

Is it not possible that the photographer took the second image first?

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Would it not be more probable that when asked HOW it was taken he/she took the above image of their setup Using M&Ms, something much more common in a household rather than many gumballs, something they may have just bought for the original photo? 

So to claim it was not taken with the same camera is indeed a long shot Mr. Wright.

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Thank you for your time.

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Really Edgeworth, is that you’re argument.

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Aren’t you overlooking the fact that there are no pink M&Ms. This proves undeniably that these are not, in fact M&Ms, but some other kind of candy.

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And one other thing, I find it highly improbable that not one piece of candy is facing so the M logo is on the candy.

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So in conclusion, there is no way these are possibly M&Ms.

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hey mister I think you’re confuuuuuuused. Edgeworth agreed that they weren’t M&M’s. He was just refuting that there is a possibility there wasnt any photoshop used and that the above image was only depicting the method used in the bottom image.

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I think someone might be getting a little senile hehehe

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Everyone seems to be walking around the accusations by examining whether they are or aren’t M&Ms. That is not what’s important. What we should be looking at is instead, the so-called droplets, compared to the background image.

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The angles within the droplets do not realistically coincide with one another! As well, I don’t spend much time staring at drops of water, but I can surely say I’ve never seen such clarity in any water droplet. Also, as in the former picture, there is an obvious fogging on the glass, surely caused by whichever process was used to spray the water. Where is the fog? 

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On top of all that, the drops are amazingly tiny compared to the anonymous-candy. One could argue the sheet is further away than in the ‘example’ pic, but the blurring of the candies definitely objects to that. We could also try to assume that the spray method used in the ‘original’ photo caused much tinier water spots, but are we to believe that the photographer was so careless that they couldn’t recreate the correct droplet size in the ‘example’? Surely, they should have been able to cause at least a closer resemblance.

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Sure seems like they went out of their way to showcase the methodology of how the photograph was taken, yet neglected to go far enough to ensure it could be a like-comparison?

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Rather unlikely!

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Actually, Mr. Godot!! 

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Well, according to the properties of light and the way it’s refracted…

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If you mirror it the right way, they line up just fine!

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Aah… these M&M’s droplets

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So colourful… reminds me of the days of my youth!

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the red ones remind me of my hemorroids… *cough*

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I have found some new evidence though the original image source suggesting this second image has been tampered with!

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This image clearly shows candies that correspond to the colours commonly found in M & M s…  The edge of the bowl is visible, as are some ‘M’ symbols, if you look closely.

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This suggests the second image in the original is perhaps just a fabrication based off of the second.

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Therefore…

It is clearly a fraud!

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You shouldn’t jump the “fraud” gun just yet, Wright. If your source is really the corresponding photo to the first, then the “gumball” picture in question might not be at fault. To put it bluntly, it might just be a copycat. 

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To put it another way, this could just be a case of a mistaken and mismatched photoset..

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With all the evidence provided, I think it’s safe to assume this case could be solved: The candies in the second photograph are not M&Ms, but the photo itself was not exactly tampered with. It was just a completely separate photo of separate candies, possibly just misplaced in this set by the original poster, who was completely unaware of the mismatch!

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Hold it right there everyone.

There is..

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A PUZZLE HIDDEN IN THAT BOWL OF MISLEADING CANDY.

OH MY STARS

REBLOGGING AGAIN

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OLAWD, YES

I fucking love tumblr

omg this is amazing

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~ Sunday, November 6 ~
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kimyadawson:

This is one of the most important songs I’ve ever heard.

Aesop gets embarrassed and awkward whenever I try to tell him that, but he can go lay an egg. This shit is perfect.

No Regrets

Lucy was 7 and wore a head of blue barettes
City born, into this world with no knowledge and no regrets
Had a piece of yellow chalk with which she’d draw upon the street
The many faces of the various locals that she would meet
There was joshua, age 10
Bully of the block
Who always took her milk money at the morning bus stop
There was Mrs. Crabtree, and her poodle
She always gave a wave and holler on her weekly trip down to the bingo
parlor
And she drew
Men, women, kids, sunsets, clouds
And she drew
Skyscrapers, fruit stands, cities, towns
Always said hello to passers-by
They’d ask her why she passed her time
Attachin lines to concrete
But she would only smile
Now all the other children living in or near her building
Ran around like tyrants, soaking up the open fire hydrants
They would say
“Hey little Lucy, wanna come jump double dutch?”
Lucy would pause, look, grin and say
“I’m busy, thank you much”
Well, well, one year passed
And believe it or not
She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk,
And she stopped-
“Lucy, after all this, you’re just giving in today??”
She said:
“I’m not giving in, I’m finished,” and walked away

(Chorus: x2)
1 2 3
That’s the speed of the seed
A B C
That’s the speed of the need
dream a little dream,
Or you can live a little dream
I’d rather live it
Cuz dreamers always chase
But never get it

Lucy was 37, and introverted somewhat
Basement apartment in the same building she grew up in
She traded in her blue barettes for long locks held up with a clip
Traded in her yellow chalk for charcoal sticks
And she drew
Little bobby who would come to sweep the porch
And she drew
The mailman, delivered everyday at 4
Lucy had very little contact with the folks outside her cubicle day
But she found it suitable, and she liked it that way
She had a man now: Rico, similar, hermit
They would only see each other once or twice a week on purpose
They appreciated space and Rico was an artist too
So they’d connect on saturdays to share the pictures that they drew
(Look!)
Now every month or so, she’d get a knock upon the front door
Just one of the neighbors,
Actin nice, although she was a strange girl, they would
Say, “Lucy, wanna join me for some lunch??”
Lucy would smile and say “I’m busy, thank you much”
And they would make a weird face the second the door shut
And run and tell their friends how truly crazy Lucy was
And lucy knew what people thought but didn’t care
Cuz while they spread their rumors through the street
She’d paint another masterpiece

(Chorus x2)

Lucy was 87, upon her death bed
At the senior home, where she had previously checked in
Traded in the locks and clips for a head rest
Traded in the charcoal sticks for arthritis, it had to happen
And she drew no more, just sat and watched the dawn
Had a television in the room that she’d never turned on
Lucy pinned up a life worth’s of pictures on the wall
And sat and smiled, looked each one over, just to laugh at it all
Now Rico, he had passed, ‘bout 5 years back
So the visiting hours pulled in a big flock o’ nothin
She’d never spoken once throughout the spanning of her life
Until the day she leaned forward, grinned and pulled the nurse aside
And she said:
“Look, I’ve never had a dream in my life
Because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven’t pursued
I knew what I wanted and did it till it was done
So i’ve been the dream that I wanted to be since day one!”
Well!
The nurse jumped back,
She’d never heard Lucy even talk,
‘Specially words like that
She walked over to the door, and pulled it closed behind
Then Lucy blew a kiss to each one of her pictures
And she died.

(Chorus x2)

1 2 3…
A B C…

This song is awesome guys

Tags: awesome music inspiration
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~ Tuesday, October 25 ~
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commonsensejesus:

Mark 6:30-44

commonsensejesus:

Mark 6:30-44
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~ Saturday, October 22 ~
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motherjones:

sixbucks:

thedailywhat:

We Shall Occupy of the Day: 92-year-old folk music icon Pete Seeger was joined by working class hero Arlo Guthrie and grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger in marching with hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators down to Columbus Circle, where they performed “This Little Light of Mine” with composer David Amram and singer-songwriter-storyteller Tom Chapin, and blues musician Guy Davis. 
Seeger can be seen in the video below sitting in the shadows with his cane to the right of a penny-whistle-playing Amram:




[ap / gothamist.]

Pete Muthafuckin Seeger, y’all!

LITTLE muthaf*ckin BOXES, y’all!

Oh my god I did not know this man was still alive!

Little Motherfucking Boxes indeed!

motherjones:

sixbucks:

thedailywhat:

We Shall Occupy of the Day: 92-year-old folk music icon Pete Seeger was joined by working class hero Arlo Guthrie and grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger in marching with hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators down to Columbus Circle, where they performed “This Little Light of Mine” with composer David Amram and singer-songwriter-storyteller Tom Chapin, and blues musician Guy Davis.

Seeger can be seen in the video below sitting in the shadows with his cane to the right of a penny-whistle-playing Amram:

[apgothamist.]

Pete Muthafuckin Seeger, y’all!

LITTLE muthaf*ckin BOXES, y’all!

Oh my god I did not know this man was still alive!

Little Motherfucking Boxes indeed!

(Source: thedailywhat)

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~ Tuesday, October 11 ~
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~ Monday, July 25 ~
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mirrorscape:

lovely-dee:

suckmyasianclock:

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thats fucking crazy.

I could not agree more, Emma.

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