liberissima:

thetalkingcrocus:

consulting-khanberbatch:

so i went to the zoo yesterday and saw the cutest family of otters ever

and then i checked their names

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they’re all NAmED aftER fOOD

EXCEPT kEVIN

WHY

WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS

i was curious (and kinda hoped that kevin was like, the manager of the whole foods) so i googled it and:

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RUTABAGA. THE POLL ONE IS RUTABAGA NOT KEVIN.

( https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/otter-family-makes-splash-smithsonians-national-zoo )


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#my initial reaction to that last statement was doubt‚ but she is in fact right #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #(the funniest part is actually the reveal that Whole Foods sponsored this list‚ IMO) #(though if they’d placed Kevin at the bottom for a punchline that could have worked) #food #otters #names #advertising #juxtaposition

discoursedrome:

people seem to disagree about the best way to include citations in books but I hope we can agree that the worst way to do it is to use endnotes that are mostly citations but contain 10% interesting and insightful asides hidden in there like fucking lootboxes, so you have to skim ahead in the endnotes to memorize which upcoming number is associated with a comment you actually want to stop and read


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#yes this

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rustingbridges:

I have cleverly arranged my schedule so that I can participate in both canadian and american thanksgiving. I have no idea what canadians do for canadian thanksgiving but I ate a lot. wikipedia claims:

While the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians may gather for their Thanksgiving feast on any day during the long weekend; however, Sunday is considered the most common.

which is, frankly, a lot more sane than having specifically thursday off for dinner. no I am not suggesting any amendment to the american practice

brin-bellway:

#frankly I like eating so I might adopt canadian thanksgiving to me extended schedule of holidays #dont currently have anything between labor day and thanksgiving unless we count 9/11 but that’s still a month ago #fills a good hole

The Objectively Correct solution to Columbus Day discourse.

rustingbridges:

hmm apparently google calendar a) doesn’t recognize Casimir Pulaski day and b) will not let you add a repeating event in the form of “nth day of the week of [month]”. going to need better software

til there is a federal “general pulaski day” on october 11th which google also does not recognize. federal german-american day is october 6th. but going by holidays people actually celebrate it seems preferable to leave mr pulaski in march and double thanksgiving. every day can be a holiday if you try hard and believe in yourself. this is my goal

brin-bellway:

There was a children’s magazine I was once subscribed to for a while as a kid (something run by Disney, I think) where each issue came with a calendar, and every day on that calendar was marked with one or another National Insert-Thing-Here Day or World Something Day (often two or three of them).

Sure, many of them are arbitrary marketing efforts, but hey, if you think something’s neat, why *not* observe–*throws dart*–Butterfly Day on–*googles*–okay apparently there are several Butterfly Days, one of which overlaps with Pi Day. BRB, making a pie crust with butterfly shapes on it.

rustingbridges:

exactly! if I wake up with the feeling today ought to be a special occasion, why shouldn’t I!


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#conversational aglets #time #fun with loopholes #discourse cw? #food

allofmystudentsrunaway:

mumblesplash:

alittlewomble:

dingdongyouarewrong:

dingdongyouarewrong:

do you ever form close relationships with people in your dreams and then feel a little sad when you wake up

i had a son in one of my dreams, he was 3 or 4, i loved him so much, i don’t remember his name but i remember loving him so much, and then i woke up and he was gone

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Hey um what the FUCk

tldr: boy have i ever

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#dreams #storytime #death tw #unreality cw? #holy *fuck* that reaction GIF #(if you don’t get why I’m going ”holy fuck” at that reaction GIF‚ watch ”The Sound of Her Voice” and get back to me) #Star Trek #DS9