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An open letter to 'Shark Week' →


Opinion snap… science for the win! 

found and reserved a storage unit over the phone

hooray for doing grown up things

spent about 4 1/2 hours today on the back of a motorcycle

and 2 1/2 hours in a canoe


On babysitting…

Got my cousin’s kids with me today. Austin wanted to watch Sharknado on Netflix, but I was hesitant so I made us watch an old (1995), 40 min documentary first. Tried to make the suggested shark documentaries sound appealing after that but no, he still wanted to watch Sharknado.

That’s what I’m doing right now. It’s just after 11am on a Wednesday and I am watching Sharknado. 

A Response to 'Women Against Feminism.' →

(Source: thefeministpress)

Linda Belcher


(Source: burgertv)

(Source: burgertv)


How do you display deep-sea cephalopods like this vampire squid? It takes a big ship, a lot of scientists, and a robot. Learn how we do it, with the help of our colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, in our latest podcast.


Vampire Squid from E/V Nautilus in the Gulf of Mexico

"Here’s video of the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) encountered by Nautilus Live on June 27, 2014, in the Gulf of Mexico. This deep-sea cephalopod gets its name because of its deep color and red eyes, not because it feeds on blood.”

Original post.


Juno and her Birds, Walter Crane 


Juno and her Birds, Walter Crane 

My eyes are rolling so far back into my head right now

So I’m flipping channels and I come across this interview with an anti-feminist blogger, Janet Bloomfield, on HLN. She is spouting the most ridiculous shit I have ever heard, like what the fuck. According to Bloomfield, women have power now! And all feminism does is to say women are weak and are victims. (Uhh, no, that would be our patriarchal society.)

She stated that men are demonized by feminists; when asked how so, she responded that in saying ‘teach men not to rape’, feminists are purporting that all men are rapists.


Men are also apparently lacking a few very important rights, she said. For example, the right to choose to be a parent. Women have three choices when faced with pregnancy, she said; men have zero, she said.


When asked about the response she gets from feminists, she said she gets abuse; words that cannot be said on TV. Which, no doubt, is probably true, and undeserved (nobody deserves to be threatened or verbally abused for their views, no matter how ass-backwards they are.) What bugs me is that this lady got any TV time at all. I’m trying to think of a time when I saw a feminist get interviewed about feminism on TV but nothing comes to mind. I saw Jessica Valenti on Anderson Cooper’s talk show back when that was a thing, discussing purity balls with a guy who runs them or something. Does that count?