Come see Pete Holmes, the CH Cast and more at this month’s UCB show in Los Angeles.
Join us for some of the best comedy in LA! We have:
- Everything is Terrible
- Will Hines & Phil Jackson
- Emily Axford
- Brian Murphy
AND hosted by Adam Conover & Pat Cassels!!!
Get your tickets now before it’s too late. http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/performances/view/32529
Missing LA :<
I really need to draw a bubbleline AU where PB works at a cat cafe. Don’t ask me why. I just want a cat. Didn’t draw any, though.
btw, i apparently don’t have that that we call “capacidad de síntesis” here.
Biologist Daine Colombelli-Negrel, from Flinders University in South Australia, discovered that Superb Fairy-wren moms have a way to detect an imposter. When they lay their eggs, they wait nine days, and then park themselves by the eggs and start singing. They will sing and sing the same tune every four minutes, over and over for a week, and the chicks inside those eggs not only hear the tune, they commit it to memory.
Scientists call this an “incubation call" and Colombelli-Negrel found that these songs contain a special note that is, in effect, a familial password. When the embryonic chicks hatch and then begin to cry out for food, they will include that note in their begging calls, so the mother knows, "Ok, that one is mine."
Reclaiming Fitspo: Mariam Usman
Usman is a 23 year old Nigerian weight lifter. She competes in the +75 kg category.
Usman debuted in the professional circuit in 2007, when she won overall silver at the All-Africa Games with a total of 248 kg. Later that year, in the World Weightlifting Championships she ranked 9th with a total of 257 kg. Usman went on to win overall gold at the 2008 African Championships, with 265 kg.
In the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the +75 kg category. Usman managed to win fifth with 265 kg, narrowly missing a medal. More recently, she won overall gold in the +75 kg at the 2012 African weightlifting championships in Kenya. At the same tournament, she emerged second-best female lifter, beaten only by fellow Nigerian Chinenye Fidelis.
In 2012, Usman was given the honor of acting as flag-bearer for Niegeria in the London Olympics. Unfortunately, she was injured before being able to compete the Games. It seems likely that she’ll be representing Nigeria once again in the 2016 competition.
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Dont mess with Bob Harper while he’s working out!
I was wearing this outfit today to a grocery store when I made a baby smile. I was wearing this outfit today when I threw my head back and laughed, when I sang in the car with my family, when I filled it with yummy food to keep it healthy.
I was wearing this outfit today to a grocery store when I overheard a woman telling her young daughter who was pointing and laughing that I would get what’s coming to me. I was wearing this outfit today when a woman told a man that it was the wrong kind of attention and that I was asking for someone to get me. I was wearing this outfit today when the same man stared at my body longingly and then agreed with the woman that I was asking for an attack.
I was not wearing this outfit when I was raped. I was wearing a size XXL hoodie and a pair of my mom’s sweatpants, much to the shock of the friend I told after, who asked what she’d been taught to ask: “What were you wearing?”. I feel so terrible for the little girl whose mother was teaching her at the grocery store that she deserved to be assaulted if she dressed comfortably for the weather, which was climbing above 80 degrees, or for an injury, which called for a brace and a boot that doesn’t allow room for long pants, or for her body, because it’s hers and she can put on it what she damn well pleases. I feel terrible for the man who will look me up and down as though I was a 5 for $20 steak deal he might purchase and will immediately after speak to a presumable stranger about the violent fate I deserved. I feel terrible for the woman with fabulous hair who feels she can express herself but refuses to let me do the same.
Summer is coming up. It’s hot outside. I have an injured ankle, and a tight boot and brace to wear on one leg. I will not dress uncomfortably to protect complete strangers who are so offended by an expanse of skin that they console themselves by predicting my next rape.
Stop perpetuating slut-shaming and thus perpetuating a culture of excused rape. Stop perpetuating slut-shaming and thus perpetuating a culture of insecurity, inherent shame, and body image distortion which can cause an innumerable amount of incredibly dark issues nearly impossible to overcome.
My body is mine, and I love it. It is the house I live in, with which I will someday create a family, with which I run and dance and hold the strong lungs I use to sing. I refuse to be ashamed of it for any reason, especially the reason being that this culture which glorifies sex and punishes those who have it, which encourages being sexy and then preaches that sexy girls ask for attack, has taught its people that my stomach is a sin.
Please think twice this summer before you choose to say anything at all to or about anyone who wears something they choose to wear. Please think twice before you say that a girl deserves to be raped for wearing shorts. Please try and catch yourself when you think things like that. Please be courteous and gentle and loving, and spend your effort tackling real problems. My stomach and legs are not a real problem.
This. Spread this like wild fire.
Men work out half naked and they’re never told they’re asking for it.
Handy tips on how to remove permanent marker from almost anything.