Evil but Cuddly

I'm not sharing my actual photo on Tumblr, are you MAD?!



George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

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I don’t think I can do any of these.

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Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3” frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.

Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]

More of her brilliant articles can be found here.

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A recent study from Duke University’s School of Medicine found that the available HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t prevent the HPV infections common in black women. Gardasil and Cervarix protect against HPV 16, HPV 18, HPV 6 and HPV 11 — strains that are notorious for causing cervical cancers. The only problem? HPV 16 and 18 occur more in white women than black women, who tend to show HPV subtypes 33, 35, 58, and 68. So while white women might also not be protected from all strains by the HPV vaccine, they are certainly in a much safer position than black women.

“HPV 16 and 18 occur less frequently in African-Americans than in whites,” Dr. Cathrine Hoyo, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine, told Health Day. Duke’s study looked at 600 abnormal pap smears and found that almost 86 percent of the women examined had detectable HPV. Yet, as Hoyo explained, “African-Americans had half the HPV 16 and 18 frequency as whites did.”

As Bustle reported last summer, this disparity may be the reason that African-American women are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer…It’s upsetting that Gardasil leaves many black women without adequate protection against HPV and cervical cancer. Conflating the healthcare needs of white women with those of black women keeps us from accessing adequate treatment in multiple areas, and this is especially troubling when it comes to HPV. Had there been funding for a vaccine specifically designed for my black, female body, a shot that protects my body as well as it does white women, I might very well be HPV-free today.

Citibank Switzerland of Nigeria wants to give me $10 million.  Clearly they have taken notice of my exceptional fiscal responsibility.  It is of course entirely understandable that they need a scanned copy of my identity to prove that I am who they think they’re emailing out of the blue.

The best part of this email is that they kept the Of Nigeria on there.  It’s such a tradition at this point that even the scammers can’t bear to shake it.









Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scary

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.

i love crows so much

crows are amazing

My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead

crows are the coolest shit

Yeah but have you seen this 


this post can’t get any better

I love crows.

Although I swear to god that at some point one of my parrots set some crows on my car, because for a few years I lived at various places around this one town, and these three crows ALWAYS FOUND MY CAR AND POOPED ON IT.

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This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!





It’s also choking the economy.  So many people in my generation will never be able to buy a house or a nice car or travel on vacation or unguardedly spend money for fun because we’re paying hundreds of dollars a month in student loans, and will continue to do so until we’re close to retirement (if we’re lucky enough to pay it off by then).

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we have a bird in Australia called a willie-wag-tail and another one called a pee-wee and i used to get really upset when i asked my mum what their “real names were” because i thought they were fucking made up by her to make fun of me when i said them





They live with a bird that looks like the willie-wag-tail and they think the name sounds made up?  That thing looks like it came from a cartoon.

This is why Australian wildlife is all named the way it is.  You look at it and you just can’t take it seriously enough to sit there and solemnly mull over dignified names.

This is also probably why 90% of Australian wildlife is venomous.  It’s got to earn respect somehow.

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Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!


Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

People in a lot of places don’t get yet how big an issue this is going to become in the next 10 years.  But there’s a very good chance that nobody in Arizona will end up having water unless they truck it in from somewhere, and at that time I don’t think we want corporations to be the ones in charge.

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Casa Tomada Rafael Gómez Barros

"The urban interventions are meant to represent displacement of peasants in his native Columbia due to war and violence, themes that resonate in one form or another in any country his work is displayed in. Crafted from tree branches, fiberglass, and fabric, the 2 foot ants are particularly striking when seen clustered aggressively on facades of buildings."

This happens at my house every spring.

Edit:  Wait, no, I just went back and read the description.  This is meant to represent the displacement of people due to war and violence?  Oh fuck off, artist.  For god’s sake, there’s a point at which artistic symbolism crosses the line from meaningful to head-up-your-ass pomposity, and you crossed it about 2000 giant ants ago.

Christ.  THEY’RE ANTS.  It’s a very striking installation,you’re definitely hitting people in a visceral way, but nobody’s going to look at a freaking giant sculpted ant and think, “Ah, yes, this speaks to me of the terrible cruelties of war and refugeeism.” No, they’re thinking, “Holy crap, that is a like a horror movie come to life, and how the hell much of their life did the artist invest in this anyway?  That is some real devotion to entomology.”

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