failure has always been an option


Featherhorned Longicorn(Piesarthrius marginellus). About 15 mm long, this attractive brown longicorn had flabellate antennae. The body had pale markings. Head and throax had short dense pale setae.

Eyebrow game: Off the charts



Featherhorned Longicorn(Piesarthrius marginellus). About 15 mm long, this attractive brown longicorn had flabellate antennae. The body had pale markings. Head and throax had short dense pale setae.

Eyebrow game: Off the charts



This picture reminded me of the picture in 1965

“Hog-spitting – not just spitting,” Tonja Bulley emphatically clarifies.

“He just hog-spit at my baby. He hog-spit. He took everything out of him and spit in my daughter’s face. She is a minor. That’s the absolute worst thing you can do, when you spit on another human being. She was just saying ‘No justice, no peace’ and he hog-spit (at) and then smacked my baby. At that time — there was no more being peaceful.”

Bulley and her daughter, Brandy were released from jail last night after being arrested by police outside the St. Louis Rams game the previous day after a violent clash with football fans.

As the Rams were completing an impressive 28-26 victory over the Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks, Tonja and Brandy were outside the stadium participating in a non-violent protest calling for justice for Mike Brown, and the immediate arrest of his killer, Darren Wilson.

Tonja, known affectionately to her friends as “Tiny,” continued:

“We were peacefully protesting. We were saying something that this big, tall White man did not like. He should’ve been locked up, and they did not lock him up. One slapped my daughter and another hit her with his fist. Another woman threw her drink on me – and I retaliated. I’m not coming out to fight, but I have the right to protect myself.”

Tiny would eventually get punched and knocked to the ground. “I got hit by a couple people. I have a mark behind my ear.” She was initially charged with two felonies for throwing punches after the initial altercation. No violent Rams fans were arrested.

She says the racial double-standards were apparent: “We had a right to protest without anybody interfering. When the White people protest, there are no problems. Nobody is spitting on them. When we try to do it, the media goes around and acts like we started (the fighting.) We did not start it. I peacefully protest every day in Ferguson, and it’s never a problem.”

In Ferguson, Tiny and Brandy have been protesting since Brown was killed in August, and have become unofficial members of the Lost Voices—a spirited and well-known group of young leaders who led Sunday’s protest.


white people beat up a little black girl and mother and feminists are writing full articles about why being a basic bitch is a good thing




someone please draw Salazar Sytherin in this dress


nonbinary robots are cool and all but imagine a robot designed to be genderless and it sees a girl and is like “wtf girls are cute im a girl now” and the scientists are like u cant do this thing but she is already out the door 

Here’s a tidbit for you: the poll tax that was outlawed in 1964, adjusted for inflation, is substantially cheaper than the average cost for a low-income voter in satisfying a photo ID requirement. You may not be forking over the cash directly for the right to vote, but when you figure in documentation, travel, and time spent away from work jumping through the bureaucratic hoops, it ends up costing in the range of $75-$175. For people who are having trouble feeding their children, this is an inexcusable price.
Marie Brennan talking about Judge Richard Prosner’s dissent on the legality of voter ID laws (via slashmarks)
That is a sketch of the current state of Hebrew within the Israeli sociolinguistic ecology. In the rest of the book, I explore how this situation developed, answering finally the other question: how was Hebrew so successfully “revived”? As this is not a mystery novel, perhaps I should give away the solution, which will be that Hebrew was never really “dead”; with rare exceptions, it always played a central role among the many languages of the Jews. While it was not a spoken vernacular for about 1,900 years, it continued as a sacred and literary language throughout most of this period, and so was easily available for the renewed vernacular use that followed the return to Zion.
Bernard Spolsky in The Languages of the Jews: A Sociolinguistic History (via fuckyeajews)


Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover

Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?

Tune into Z’s UStream tonight to watch developments live. 



The Steller’s Sea Eagle

Locarno, 13/9/2014

Just chillin’ at the park with my eagle. NBD


Francis Alÿs, Nightwatch, 2004.  

Surveillance cameras observe a fox exploring the Tudor and Georgian rooms of the National Portrait Gallery at night.



Fire drill by Crusoe Celebrity Dachshund