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internet-of-dreams:

Someone made a sweet little figurine of that mysterious StreetView creature. (via @curetencho @gohsuket) pic.twitter.com/hYDRPSpk7U (via Twitter / GammaCounter: Someone made a sweet little …)
(Half-cat, who was actually made in Photoshop and posted on internet message boards, was believed to be a Street View glitch)

nice bit of internet-lore debunking I was unaware of

internet-of-dreams:

Someone made a sweet little figurine of that mysterious StreetView creature. (via @curetencho @gohsuket) pic.twitter.com/hYDRPSpk7U (via Twitter / GammaCounter: Someone made a sweet little …)

(Half-cat, who was actually made in Photoshop and posted on internet message boards, was believed to be a Street View glitch)

nice bit of internet-lore debunking I was unaware of

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Sorry, I’m about to ruin your day.

According to Australia’s Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), the sub-adult male koala was recently discovered sitting atop the remnants of what was once his home in Vittoria State Forest, New South Wales. Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala’s confused expression, not everyone got the memo."Koalas would have been moved out of their homes in preparation for planned logging activities," says WIRES general manager, Leanne Taylor."It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour."The perplexed marsupial, found to have an injury on its eye, was transfered to a local vet before being relocated once again back into a different patch of forest. Forestry workers found three other koalas at the clearcut site and they were transfered as well.

Confused koala discovers his home has been cut down

Sorry, I’m about to ruin your day.

According to Australia’s Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), the sub-adult male koala was recently discovered sitting atop the remnants of what was once his home in Vittoria State Forest, New South Wales. Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala’s confused expression, not everyone got the memo.

"Koalas would have been moved out of their homes in preparation for planned logging activities," says WIRES general manager, Leanne Taylor.

"It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour."

The perplexed marsupial, found to have an injury on its eye, was transfered to a local vet before being relocated once again back into a different patch of forest. Forestry workers found three other koalas at the clearcut site and they were transfered as well.

Confused koala discovers his home has been cut down

liartownusa:

Oh Christ, Not This Asshole Again

sorry, I lol’d for real so I had to

liartownusa:

Oh Christ, Not This Asshole Again

sorry, I lol’d for real so I had to

(via wolvensnothere)

Unknown shortwave station with a tape loop of Homer Simpson saying “What the Hell you reading books for”. Frequency was 8051.5 kHz in USB mode. Station was on the air for over an hour, from before 1634 UTC to 1743 UTC, January 06, 2013.

Recorded at my location in the Mojave Desert, of California, USA.

(Source: grimelords, via neural-entropy)

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Dreadlocks have been worn throughout history by people of every skin color on every continent. It’s what hair does when you don’t condition it or oil it or brush it (and yes, you still wash it), and then you roll it to form strands rather than a mass. Some Native American tribes wore them, Africans of course, the Norse, Hindu mystics in India, and Aboriginal tribes in Australia as well as many others.

It’s true that the contemporary fascination with locks largely stems from Rastafari, a religion with ties to liberation theology as well as pan-Africanism and black nationalism. Some white college kid who likes to smoke weed and speak in a fake Patois is obviously appropriative, not to mention an asshole.

But don’t forget that the Rastafari are using the Bible as the source for their teachings. And what parts do their specifically cite for their customary wearing of locks? Leviticus 21:5 and Numbers 6:5. That’s Old Testament. That’s the Torah. This is why the Nazarite have long forelocks, which they often allow to form dreads. Dreads are old. I hear you on the appropriation tip, but I’m pretty sure the Nazarite, who have been doing this for thousands of years, didn’t even invent dreads. (And there are many things more interesting and more important about both Rastafari and the Nazarite than dreadlocks.)

So hey human family—history is complicated. This white guy with dreads is actually a jewish guy with dreads. You don’t have to like it, and I don’t care if you do. But if you’re so anxious about anti-colonialism learn some history, and save if for the guy in the pot leaf tank top claiming to be the Lion of Judah. Or the person wearing the Native American headdress. Pretty sure there’s no historical caveats there.

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darklyeuphoric:

Harry Grant Dart: Aerostatic cabriolet of tomorrow, ca. 1905 by trialsanderrors on Flickr.
Futuristic air travel. Magazine cover for “The All-Story” by Harry Grant Dart, taken between 1900 and 1910. Dart was an illustrator and comic artist who also created the short-lived cartoon “The Explorigator”… Note that Harry had no problems with women steering!

my other car is a this

darklyeuphoric:

Harry Grant Dart: Aerostatic cabriolet of tomorrow, ca. 1905 by trialsanderrors on Flickr.

Futuristic air travel. Magazine cover for “The All-Story” by Harry Grant Dart, taken between 1900 and 1910. Dart was an illustrator and comic artist who also created the short-lived cartoon “The Explorigator”… Note that Harry had no problems with women steering!

my other car is a this

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City of Drones by FIELD.io + Liam Young

via @ethel_barona. Just click the link and try it for a minute. It’s super weird.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in front of the harbor of Isola del Giglio, Italy, after it was refloated using air tanks attached to its sides. The ship’s final journey for scrapping in the port of Genoa in northwest Italy is set to take four days.
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That massive fucking ship was turned over, 2/3 underwater, on rocks, on a drop off into the fucking ocean. Now look at it. Engineering is crazy.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in front of the harbor of Isola del Giglio, Italy, after it was refloated using air tanks attached to its sides. The ship’s final journey for scrapping in the port of Genoa in northwest Italy is set to take four days.

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That massive fucking ship was turned over, 2/3 underwater, on rocks, on a drop off into the fucking ocean. Now look at it. Engineering is crazy.

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Burning Man next plz. It’s that easy.

(via 3liza)