#our home and cherished land #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #juxtaposition
one of the Respirator Posters, canada posting but not the part of canada that most canada posting is posted from. strong opinions on things which go in houses
#testimonials #in the future I hope to develop even *more* opinions on things which go in houses #covid19 #proud citizen of The Future #our home and cherished land #domesticity
So anyways one inch tungsten cubes are bullshit. 25 mm, that would be fine, or 20 or even 30 mm. Sensible sizes for a cube of tungsten. But a one inch, that’s bullshit.
Compromise on a 25.4 mm cube?
Bullshit measured in metric units is still bullshit.
#Me‚ clutching my 454g bag of flour and my 473mL carton of cream: you take that back #I *will* make delicious bilingual biscuits and you can*not* stop me #our home and cherished land #food mention #tungsten cubes #discourse cw?
This is a weirdly encouraging article in that it’s a rare case of anticipating and acting on a potential disaster before it occurs, and then getting to watch the actual disaster be harmless rather than a massive loss of life.
#101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #our home and cherished land
Canada Post has assigned postal code H0H 0H0 to the North Pole
#one December I was at a party and I won a trivia round by knowing this #I’m drinking out of the water bottle I won right now #our home and cherished land #Christmas #the more you know
#today in Apocalypse Memes #climate change #our home and cherished land #(I do not personally live in BC) #(it’s towards the warm end of normal around here but not staggeringly hot and certainly not record-breaking) #((*yet*)) #weather
#yes but only if it has butter chicken sauce instead of gravy #fuck gravy #fusion cuisine all the way‚ baby! #(yes butter chicken poutine *is* a thing and it is *amazing*) #(very rich though) #food #our home and cherished land #this probably deserves some other warning tag but I am not sure what
One of the vanishingly few benefits you get from living in the frozen North of Canada is that it’s simply too cold for a lot of pesky things. Valley fever? Too damn cold. Poisonous scorpions? Need to be kept above zero at all times, the losers. Subway-sized rats that can take out a schoolyard in less than fifteen minutes? Won’t get fifteen feet before a Dire Owl chucks them into the air to be flash-frozen in the troposphere.
This means that when you buy something especially sketchy from a warmer place, you don’t have to worry too much about disinfecting it. Just leave it outside for a night, and then shake it and watch a cascade of dead roaches fall out. Their pleading eyes (burst from ice forming inside their optic nerves) will look at you guiltily, yes, but it’s not your fault. It’s Mother Nature’s, and if you can’t hang with her, then get out of the kitchen. Or something like that.
Now, this phenomenon hasn’t always worked in my favour. Last summer, I was besieged by an infinite wall of pesky mosquitos. The eggs from these annoying little shitheads can somehow survive the worst of winter, and it’s boring and time-consuming to kill all of them manually, like our ancestors used to.
In a warmer region, these pests are purged by dragonflies the size of an Eaton’s and/or eaten by lizards that sneak into your house and live there, like pets but not. This is simply not possible here, but I foolishly believed I could import a small box of praying mantises sometime around May, when the permafrost covering my driveway just started to break up.
Praying mantises are, in theory, the ultimate badasses, peak predators of nature, invulnerable to anything that the world can throw at them. However, it turns out the shipping company also uses the same technique as me to disinfect packages, making my own efforts largely superfluous. When they got here, all that remained was a box of dead bugs. They didn’t stand a chance. Up here, prayers don’t get answered, because the moisture in your words freezes them solid and they smash to bits on the sidewalk.
#anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #our home and cherished land #storytime #bugs #death tw? #unreality cw #that last line is a hell of a thing
(for more where that came from, see http://www.auntdai.com/en/?page_id=22 )
#food #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #honestly I’m pretty pleased just to see a Chinese restaurant with pictures of every single one of its items #a lot of them just give you the name of the item–just the name! no description!–and expect you to know what that means #I’ve gotten burned many times on #foods that are made exactly the same in every American Chinese restaurant I’ve ever been to but are very different in Canada #(and then of course there’s the stuff I’ve *never* had and still don’t have enough information to know whether I want to try them!) #here’s a tip that’ll save you the ten years of grief I had: #don’t order the sweet and sour chicken in Canada #order the *lemon* chicken #Canadian sweet and sour chicken batter is this vast fluffy bullshit #while lemon chicken is roughly the same as what you know and love from the States #(at some places they fry lemon chicken breasts whole and *then* cut them into strips but close enough) #tag rambles