REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.
- Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
- Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
- Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
- Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and you catch each other off guard.
- Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
- Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?
Confession: I think these stupid fuckers are so damn cute.
Possums also help control lyme disease! They groom themselves so well that any deer ticks that try to hitch a ride don’t stand a chance.
I need a poster sized version for my kitchen. Make that two. Sometimes I work at the table.
… there is something seriously wrong on this chart. How is 1 tea spoon = 1/3 cup and 3 tea spoons = 1/16 cup? Less is more, up is down, cats and dogs living together…
The 1/3 cup is bound to 2 measurements with a + sign at the intersection. I think it means that 1 tsp + 5 tbsp = 1/3 cup. And 2 tsp + 10 tbsp = 2/3 cup.
But what about fluid ounces? Those still confuse the heck out of me. Ounces as a weight measurement I can sort of understand…
Misato, who has been previously hired by her High School to rid their auditorium of pigeons, asserts that her falcon, Momotaro, will get the job done.
“The falcon is a divine punishment against crows. When their eyes meet the glare of the falcon, they will definitely not return” she says without a single doubt in her mind.
Japan’s Schoolgirl Falconer Is Incredibly Badass [Japanator]
that quote omfg lmao
They will definitely not return.
PINK APPRECIATION POST.
These are a few of my favorite pictures of her. #dreamgirl
Okay - just from a semiotics/art appreciation standpoint -
Do you notice that in her images where she is topless, she is not sexualized in the way that scantily clad women often are in photography? She looks aggressive, or like she’s just standing around doing whatever. She does NOT look submissive or “come hither”. The expression in one of these is a “fuck you” expression and sometimes the expression is playful - but aggressively so.
She is posed the way that half-naked men are posed. NOT half-naked women.
Those who say the Black Widow’s fighting style is just movie bullshit can see the above. ^ Shit is terrifyingly real.
I think I’m in love.
She’s so tiny.
But she could kill me.
I will reblog this flying head scissors every time it comes on my dash because it’s so fucking awesome.
That majestic flip
GUYS NO. GUYS. CALIGULA PROBABLY WASN’T AS NUTS AS EVERYONE MAKES HIM OUT TO BE.
FIRSTLY, HIS NAME WASN’T ACTUALLY CALIGULA, IT WAS GAIUS. “CALIGULA” IN LATIN ROUGHLY MEANS “LITTLE BOOTS”. HE GOT THAT NAME FOR THE LITTLE CALIGAE (THE SHOES THAT SOLDIERS TYPICALLY WORE) HE’D SPORT WHEN ON MANEUVERS WITH HIS FATHER. IT’S LIKE DRESSING A TODDLER IN A TINY TUXEDO. HE LOATHED BEING CALLED CALIGULA, BUT THE NAME TOTALLY STUCK.
HIS MOM WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE EMPEROR AUGUSTUS. Y’KNOW. THE GUY THAT GOT ADOPTED BY CAESAR. THE GUY THAT DEFEATED MARC ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. THE ACTUAL FOUNDER OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. VIPSANIA AGRIPPINA II WAS EDUCATED BY HER GRANDFATHER AUGUSTUS, MARRIED A GENERAL NAMED GERMANICUS, AND ACTUALLY ACCOMPANIED THE DUDE ON HIS MANEUVERS DEFYING PRETTY MUCH EVERY EXPECTATION OF THE ROMAN RULING CLASS. SHE DIDN’T TAKE NO BULLSHIT, PUBLICLY SPEAKING OUT AGAINST AUGUSTUS’S SUCCESSOR TIBERIUS WHICH GOT HER FLOGGED (LOSING HER AN EYE) AND THROWN IN PRISON, WHERE SHE DIED ON A HUNGER STRIKE.
HE DID DO SOME GOOD STUFF. HE STARTED HIS REIGN BY DECLARING AMNESTY FOR ALL ROMANS IMPRISONED OR EXILLED UNDER TIBERIUS, ABOLISHING FUTURE TREASON TRIALS. HE REVIVED THE POPULARITY OF THE PUBLIC GAMES, SOMETIMES EVEN PARTICIPATING IN THEM HIMSELF. HE EXPANDED THE EMPIRE WESTWARD AND PUT IN MOTION THE PLANS TO CONQUER BRITAIN BUT WAS ASSASSINATED BEFORE PLANS COULD COME TO FRUITION.
HE HAD A SENSE OF HUMOR THAT THE PUBLIC AND NOBILITY DIDN’T REALLY GET. A SENATOR FELL ASLEEP AT A GLADIATOR AUCTION, AND CALIGULA TOOK HIS SLEEP NODS AS BIDS, EVENTUALLY SELLING HIM THIRTEEN GLADIATORS AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES. HE MADE HIS HORSE A CONSUL BECAUSE HE BELIEVED INCITATUS COULD DO A BETTER JOB THAN THE CURRENT CONSULSHIP. HOW MANY OF US HAVE MADE THAT REMARK?
IN AD 37, HE SUFFERED A HORRIFIC ILLNESS, CALLED “BRAIN FEVER”, THAT HE ALMOST DIDN’T SURVIVE. THE “BRAIN FEVER” WAS NEVER FULLY DESCRIBED, BUT WHAT SYMPTOMS HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED ARE THE EXACT SYMPTOMS OF BACTERIAL MENINGITIS. BUT WHATEVER HE ACTUALLY CONTRACTED CHANGED HIM SO MUCH THAT HE DID A COMPLETE 180. HE LOST THE ABILITY TO SLEEP, OFTEN NAPPING FOR ONLY A FEW HOURS AT A TIME, AND THOSE NAPS WERE WROUGHT WITH NIGHTMARES. HE DECLARED HIMSELF AND HIS SISTER DRUSILLA GODS (HE HAD DRUSILLA DEIFIED AFTER HER DEATH, MAKING HER THE FIRST ROMAN WOMAN TO BE DEIFIED, BUT THE DECISION WAS REVERSED AFTER HIS ASSASSINATION). HE FORCED HIS FATHER IN LAW TO COMMIT SUICIDE BY PUBLICLY ACCUSING HIM OF TREASON. HE MIGHT HAVE ORDERED 100 SHIPS TO TIE THEMSELVES TOGETHER SO HE COULD RIDE FROM ONE SIDE OF OF THE BAY OF NAPLES TO THE OTHER ON HORSEBACK (THERE’S NO EVIDENCE THAT THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEND, THOUGH). HE NEVER REALLY TOOK THE JOB OF RUNNING AN EMPIRE SERIOUSLY, TRYING TO BE THE FIRST PART TIME EMPEROR. BUT THE CLAIMS OF SLEEPING WITH HIS SISTERS WERE PROBABLY GREATLY EXAGGERATED (NO ACCUSATION OF INCEST WAS MADE UNTIL ABOUT 80 YEARS AFTER HIS ASSASSINATION).
BUT HIS CRAZY WAS MOST LIKELY BROUGHT ON BY A PHYSICAL AILMENT. WHAT IS NOW RECOGNIZED AS TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY RAN RAMPANT THROUGH HIS FAMILY. EVIDENCE ALSO POINTS TO HIM HAVING WILSON’S DISEASE, WHICH IS A GENETIC DISORDER WHERE COPPER BUILDS UP IN THE TISSUES CAUSING SEVERE LIVER DISEASE, AND NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS. PLUS, MENINGITIS IS NOTHING TO MESS WITH, SO IF HE DID HAVE THAT, WITH THE MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE TIME, IT COULD HAVE IRREPARABLY DAMAGED HIS BRAIN.
HIS REIGN WAS ONLY FOUR YEARS. BUT HE’S ONE OF THE EMPERORS WE MOST REMEMBER. THAT MALCOLM MCDOWELL MOVIE WAS ABOUT 30% TRUTH AND 70% HOLLYWOOD (BUT THE MOVIE IS STILL BANNED IN A LOT OF COUNTRIES. IT’S GOOD, THOUGH DON’T GO WATCHING IT UNKNOWINGLY; READ ABOUT IT FIRST. IT’S A DOOZY.)
Have I ever told you that I’m madly in love with you, you amazing classicist you,