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I have pet cockroaches, read old cookbooks, and listen to way too much Boards of Canada.

I maintain Fuck Yeah LSD: Dream Emulator and Lovely Sweet Grey Man.

Sometimes I make things. I blog about them at Phosphate Butter.

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Sep 20 '14

Next song on The Chill Lounge:

"Smooth Chilling" by DJ Smootholio on "Chill Ibiza Smooth Lounging"

Sep 20 '14

rkherman:

Organisms that spend part of their life cycle as plankton are called meroplankton. These are usually the larval or early stages of reef creatures such as sea urchins, sea stars, crustaceans, worms, gastropods, and fish. Meroplankton either feed on the nutrients from the egg they hatched from, or they feed on other plankton. Meroplankton also look vastly different from their adult forms, and in the past the larvae were believed to be completely different species from the adults.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meroplankton

Species featured:

Common starfish (Asterias rubens

Green crab (Carcinus maenas)

Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)

Peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)

Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

Purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

Nemertean worm (Micrura alaskensis)

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Inspired by Rosemary Mosco's "When I Grow Up…"

Sep 20 '14

(Source: marshallllllll)

Sep 20 '14
fuckyeahbostonterriers:

Rudy @ the park

fuckyeahbostonterriers:

Rudy @ the park

Sep 20 '14

I’m Having A Hard Time Mothering At These Grown Adults

thatbadadvice:

Carolyn Hax, 9 September 2014:

Dear Carolyn: I am the stepmother to two young adults, a 26-year-old boy and a 30-year-old girl. They are both married without children and their mother is deceased. I have five kids of my own, all over 35. Every year my children come up for at least one holiday with their spouses and families. My stepchildren have not visited for the holidays in the four years my husband and I have been married. When they visit, they are polite but aloof. I really want to be a good stepmother to both of them; however, they don’t seem to have any interest in being parented by anyone. My husband is depressed that his children don’t care to be a part of our blended family. He had problems with both kids in the past but he figured they would grow out of their dislike for him. I confronted his daughter, and she said although she is willing to forge friendships with my kids and me, she’s not terribly interested in having new siblings or a parent/child relationship with me. What does this leave me as? Step-friend? Step-acquaintance? As the now matriarch of this family, how do I bring them all together?

- Step-Parent or Step-Friend?

Dear Step-Parent or Step-Friend?,

What about “your majesty”? Has a nice ring to it.

Sep 20 '14

projectiledamage:

If you close your eyes and believe in yourself you can summon Robert Smith in any video game you want

Sep 20 '14

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

Sep 20 '14
katzmatt:

kediil-eperu:

ursulavernon:

Great. Now I have a totally new thing to worry about.

How even the what what

did salvador dali design this building&#160;? 

katzmatt:

kediil-eperu:

ursulavernon:

Great. Now I have a totally new thing to worry about.

How even the what what

did salvador dali design this building ? 

(Source: inhalers)

Sep 20 '14

chickenstab:

ladies,

Sep 20 '14

(Source: odins-nose)