- 5 hours ago
After a long-fought battle in Australia, a python bested a crocodile and swallowed the reptile whole over a span of several hours in Queensland, Australia.
The snake reportedly fought the croc for five hours in Lake Moondarra. Winning the fight, the python constricted its prey to death. The estimated 10-foot snake then dragged the 3-foot croc ashore and proceeded to swallow it whole in front of a group of onlookers.
National Geographic identified the snake as an olive python and the croc as a Johnson’s crocodile, both of which are native to Australia. After its hefty meal, the python should be full for at least a month.
go home australian wildlife u r drunk
god damn snakes are cool
(via awhatever-maybe)Source: lightkeyblade
- 6 hours ago
the hogwarts house cocktails as individual images
Can I just mention that, excepting the Snakebite, ALL OF THESE NAMES ARE DUMB
How’s this: Liquid Courage for Gryffindor, Sexy Librarian for Ravenclaw, and Tough Love for Hufflepuff. Of course, there’s already a drink called a Snakebite (half beer and half cider in a pint glass, and it’s delicious), so the Slytherin drink needs a new name, too: Basilisk Venom.
Also god damn the Liquid Courage sounds tasty. Next party, I’ll see about adding those to the mix list. (…betraying my house, but the Basilisk Venom sounds pretty foul. I’m not a tequila fan.)Source: the-more-i-arty
- 11 hours ago
(i dont know what inspired me to do it all i know is that i did)
…someday I am going to knit someone a (real subtle) dick-print scarf or sweater or something and the day that I give it to them will be a glorious day
(hey nonsensicalsounds you might wanna do that thing too)
(via hipster-stuck)Source: ask-karkats-shipping-chart
- 1 day ago
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Why don’t I own this?
The designer is here: http://www.pengtaodesign.com/pages/tea_time.html
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
holy leaf juice, batman
what a gorgeous idea for an infuser!
But won’t it be kind of hot when you hold it? :/
Actually no! That’s double-walled glass, so the outside stays more-or-less room temperature. ^^Source: icantbeliveihaveablog
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- 2 days ago
ok listen it’s really nifty that “say your name and pronouns” is getting to be a thing in queer spaces but. lets talk about the etiquette for that if u are cis because i think maybe we should lay it bare, just so we’re all on the same page.
inappropriate things to say when asked for your pronouns
- "i don’t care about pronouns/you can call me whatever"*
- "call me whatever you think i am"
- [pronoun joke]
- "i’m a guy/lady"
- [anything about being cis]
appropriate things to say when asked for your pronouns
- your goddamn pronouns
*trans+ folks with no pronoun preference exist and u are beautiful twinkling diamonds shine on, friend, shine on
also: please don’t say “masculine pronouns” or “feminine pronouns”, just say the pronouns!
(via alherath)Source: katyglyndwr
- 2 days ago
I noticed you got the age-old “farmers markets are too expensive” and I’ve been meaning to write something like this up, so I thought I’d toss it this way and hopefully it helps someone! Farmer’s Markets absolutely can blow your whole food budget, but they don’t have to, with some careful browsing. So here’s some tips.
1. Buy in season/region. If you’re in the Midwest looking for grapes and oranges, yeah, they’re going to be ridiculously expensive. But if you familiarize yourself with what’s in season and available, you can really maximize your dollar. I’ve seen deals like bell peppers 5/$1.00, or $.50 per (huge) zuchinni. Farmers will get overrun by some plants and practically give them away, just to clear them out of their inventory. Plus, in-season fruits and veggies tend to be way bigger than what you find in supermarkets. This applies to herbs, too — if you live in a climate where Cilantro is a pain in the butt to grow, but mint grows like a weed, fresh mint will be super cheap but you’re better off going with dried cilantro.
2. Concentrate on veggies. Unfortunately, for most of the US, the climate is just better equipped to grow vegetables. The more difficult and resource-consuming a plant is to farm, the more it’s going to cost at the market. So peaches may be $5 for a small bushel, but corn and eggplant are super cheap. (A lot of this goes back to region, so ymmv. If you’re in Florida or SoCal fruits are gonna be more reasonable than they are in MN, and I don’t know enough to even guess at international farmers markets.)
3. Buy individually. As cute as those little baskets are, anything pre-portioned is likely to be costlier. Plus, by buying individually you get to choose exactly which veggies you want. Not only will they be fresher (farmers might put bruised/less attractive veggies in with the stellar ones, to get rid of them) but you can get more for the same amount of money. If potatoes are 3/$1, get the biggest darn potatoes you can find. Also, you can minimize waste by buying exactly as much as you need. If you’re only going to use one tomato, don’t buy a whole bushel and save some $$$.
4. Don’t be afraid of the bruised vegetables. A lot of times farmers will have bushels of bruised or marked fruits and veggies for less than the pristine ones. A big basket of bruised tomatoes? Perfect for salsa. Over-ripe peaches? Peach sauce. (It’s like applesauce but better, I promise.) They may not be as pretty, but they’re cheaper and just as nutritious.
5. Talk to your farmers and pay attention to their produce/where they’re from. Unfortunately at most farmers markets that I’ve been to, there are some farmers trying to pass off non-local produce with what they’ve actually grown. Again, know your region and what’s viable to grow near you. I’ve come across mangos, papaya, and avocados in Chicago, and when I asked it turned out they were shipped from a sister farm in California. Farmers who are either transporting exotic fruits or growing them in greenhouses might be upping the prices of their other produce to subsidize their costly fruits. So even if you shop local and avoid the exotics, you might still be paying too much. Similarly, a farm from 50 miles away may be charging less than the farm from 100 miles away, because they shelled out less gas to be there. TL;DR if something seems fishy don’t be afraid to ask.
6. Build a relationship. This goes back to talking to farmers, but after a few weeks and a few extra minutes of conversation, you might find some tomatillos or extra ears of corn making their way into your bags. Unlike the supermarkets, farmers control their prices directly, and a lot of them appreciate it when you take the time to talk to them. They’ll also give you bonus tips — maybe it was a great week for nectarines and they’re cheap, or maybe you’re better off waiting till next week.
7. Shop around. This one is just common sense wherever you go, but it really pays off when three stalls in a row are all selling sweet corn. You can buy tomatos at one stand and walk two feet over to the next for your corn — it all depends on who’s got the better prices!
8. Look for EBT/Snap credits. This has been mentioned before, but some markets will offer 2-for-1 deals or extra discounts if you’re on food stamps. On the other hand, some markets are cash only. YMMV.
9. Buy whole veggies . This is another one I’ve seen mentioned before on the site but bears repeating. Vegetable greens can make a whole second meal, and they come along for free with your carrots/beets/whatever.
That’s just a few from my experience, amd I’m sure others have more. But the upshot is that Farmer’s Markets don’t have to be prohibitively expensive. Don’t be afraid of them! GO EAT GOOD VEGGIES.
Another big thing: Not all farmer’s markets are created equal.
Here in my area, there’s a super slick very nice farmer’s market in an old building, which is filled with organicsuperfruitexoticgrainsheritagevegeverything. Stuff there isn’t cheap, and a lot of the crowd are middle-aged white collar types and younger hipsters. Everything looks very nice, and there’s lots of cool stuff to buy, but you’re paying often for an image and a lot of buzzwords.
But there are other local farmer’s markets - usually in church basements - which have a lot more, y’know, farmers. Who make their living farming, and sell some produce on the side. It doesn’t often look as nice, and they won’t guarantee a whole lot of buzzwords (and many of them will make an ugly face at words like ‘organic’ - what does that even mean, of course their food or organic!), but you’ll pay a lot less and still come away with quality.
Small town farmer’s markets are even better, but not everyone can easily get out of the city.
- 3 days ago
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Neil Hilborn - “Static Electricity”
"Kissing you is like a bundle of kittens colliding with my face at 0.5 miles per hour."
Performing at the Saint Paul Poetry Slam.
too cute not to reblog
also I really like how all of Neil Hilborn’s love poetry is kinda mutually destructive, and by “really like” I mean “grossly empathize with”Source: buttonpoetry.com
- 3 days ago
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- 4 days ago
Be all like, “I have a fiction paper due and I wanna be on Ernest Hemingway’s level.”
new absinthe shot glass
jesus fucking christ, way to encourage the alcoholic (white, cismale) writer stereotype
I love it though, not gonna front
(pfffft Hemingway, holy fuck)
(via mint-desu)Source: bloodycadaver