republicanidiots:

peachsss:

kohenari:

Chevron issues what is undoubtedly one of the worst apologies in the history of terrible apologies, in the form of an expiring coupon for a large pizza and a two-liter, after a fracking-related explosion:

When the tiny town of Bobtown, Pa. was stirred by an explosion at a nearby Chevron fracking site last week, residents feared toxic chemicals were being released into the air as a fire raged for five days.

[…]

The Feb. 11 explosion was so intense that it shook the ground in Bobtown and left Ian McKee, a contractor working at the well, missing and presumed dead, says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

That sounds bad, of course, but nothing says apologetic and “responsible member of this community” like the Special Combo at Bobtown Pizza.

HT: Scott Hammond.

This is why the Onion is going out of business.

It’s the expiration date that makes it art.

dailybreakingbad:

I liked the idea of the Walter Mitty mash-up, and decided to try my own.http://dailybreakingbad.tumblr.com/

dailybreakingbad:

I liked the idea of the Walter Mitty mash-up, and decided to try my own.
http://dailybreakingbad.tumblr.com/

innocentpunkrockkids:

"The brain can get sick too." 

vanjalen:

there’s somethin bout country girls(:

vanjalen:

there’s somethin bout country girls(:

nbcnews:

Pizza Hut reinstates manager fired after refusing to open Thanksgiving
(Photo: Tim Boyle / Getty Images)
After being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.
Continue reading

nbcnews:

Pizza Hut reinstates manager fired after refusing to open Thanksgiving

(Photo: Tim Boyle / Getty Images)

After being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.

Continue reading

nationalpost:

Japan’s plan to solve the world’s energy problems: Turn the moon into a giant solar panel
A Japanese construction company is proposing to solve the energy problems facing Japan, and ultimately the entire planet, by turning the Moon into a solar power plant.
Shimizu Corp, which is based in Tokyo, wants to lay a belt of solar panels 350 kilometres wide around the equator of the Moon and relay the resulting constant supply of energy to “receiving stations” on Earth by laser or microwave transmission.
The proposed “Luna Ring” would be capable of sending 13,000 terawatts of power to Earth. In 2011, the United States generated just 4,100 terawatts of power, the company says. (Photo: Shimizu Corporation)

nationalpost:

Japan’s plan to solve the world’s energy problems: Turn the moon into a giant solar panel

A Japanese construction company is proposing to solve the energy problems facing Japan, and ultimately the entire planet, by turning the Moon into a solar power plant.

Shimizu Corp, which is based in Tokyo, wants to lay a belt of solar panels 350 kilometres wide around the equator of the Moon and relay the resulting constant supply of energy to “receiving stations” on Earth by laser or microwave transmission.

The proposed “Luna Ring” would be capable of sending 13,000 terawatts of power to Earth. In 2011, the United States generated just 4,100 terawatts of power, the company says. (Photo: Shimizu Corporation)

majwj:

Walmart workers are fighting for a better future. Show them some love — sign their petition!
Photo via Change Walmart

majwj:

Walmart workers are fighting for a better future. Show them some love — sign their petition!

Photo via Change Walmart

sagansense:

Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)

Taxonomy: The Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally translates to “vampire squid from hell” was first described in 1903 and was thought to be an octopus with eight arms. Subsequent sightings of it showed two additional arms were discovered tucking into pockets. It is currently, the only animal in the order Vampyromorphida, an order “in between” octopus and squid, mainly due to the addition of sensory filaments believed to be used for finding food in the deep sea.

Characteristics: V. infernalis is most commonly known for its jet-black skin, the “cape” webbed skin between the arms and eyes that appear blood red at times. It has excellent predator avoidance behavior, including the ability to invert itself, exposing suckers and cirri, making it look as though it is covered in spines. V. infernalis also has light organs on the tip of each arm and at the base of its fins. The animal will begin to glow and wiggle about while also expelling mucus containing “thousands of glowing spheres of blue bioluminescent light.” While this mucus is being expelled, the vampire squid escapes.

Size: Average size for V. infernalis is between 25 – 30 cm (9-12 inches). For its size, the vampire squid has the largest eyes of any animal in the world; approximately the size of a wolf or full-grown dog.

Distribution and habitat: V. infernalis lives in the oxygen minimum layer (600-800 m depth) because it is highly effective at removing oxygen from the water due to a pigment that easily binds oxygen (hemocyanin). It also has a very low metabolic rate and high gill surface areas. Specimens have been collected from tropical and subtopical waters worldwide.

Photos: (1,2)

via trynottodrown

sagansense:

Guts and Gory (Whale Edition)
This sperm whale of viral fame recently washed up on shore in the Faroe Islands (presumably, it was already dead). Weighing in at around 40 tons, a dead sperm whale can become a very serious - and very smelly - public health problem in just a couple of days. Picture a Brain Scoop episode the size of an Olympic swimming pool. 
When a whale dies (or a human, or possum, or pretty much anything with guts), the bacteria that live inside them get hungry. With nothing else to consume, they literally begin to eat themselves out of house and home. Within the oxygen depleted innards of the deceased cetacean, microbes begin to munch on the blubber and tissue, turning them into a host of simpler organic chemicals. Finally, a family of microbes called anaerobic methanogens go to work. And that’s when it gets gassy.
As their name implies, these bugs thrive in juicy environments devoid of oxygen, breaking down organic molecules into methane and carbon dioxide. They reside on the ground floor of the skyscraper that is decomposition. And inside of a whale, with nowhere to go, those gases build up to explosive pressures. If that balloon of death gets punctured, well, you know what happens next.
Of course, a whale doesn’t always disappear in explosive fashion. Until just decades ago, though, no one knew precisely what happened when whales died out in the open ocean. Thanks to robotic submarines, we now know that a “whale fall”, a deeply decomposing cetacean carcass, can anchor a rich ecosystem of crustaceans and other marine invertebrates, who can munch away at the leftovers of a single whale for decades. 
Radiolab did a great episode all about these deep, dark oases of decomposition. Sharon Shattuck adapted that story in a delightful cartoon.
And finally, don’t miss this fascinating look at what curious humans do with a pile of whale bones, thanks to our friends at AudioVision.
In 1970, some folks in Oregon decided to blow up a similar whale carcass, so it would be easier to clean up. Instead, this happened (turns out 20 cases of dynamite is a little much).

via jtotheizzoe

sagansense:

Guts and Gory (Whale Edition)

This sperm whale of viral fame recently washed up on shore in the Faroe Islands (presumably, it was already dead). Weighing in at around 40 tons, a dead sperm whale can become a very serious - and very smelly - public health problem in just a couple of days. Picture a Brain Scoop episode the size of an Olympic swimming pool. 

When a whale dies (or a human, or possum, or pretty much anything with guts), the bacteria that live inside them get hungry. With nothing else to consume, they literally begin to eat themselves out of house and home. Within the oxygen depleted innards of the deceased cetacean, microbes begin to munch on the blubber and tissue, turning them into a host of simpler organic chemicals. Finally, a family of microbes called anaerobic methanogens go to work. And that’s when it gets gassy.

As their name implies, these bugs thrive in juicy environments devoid of oxygen, breaking down organic molecules into methane and carbon dioxide. They reside on the ground floor of the skyscraper that is decomposition. And inside of a whale, with nowhere to go, those gases build up to explosive pressures. If that balloon of death gets punctured, well, you know what happens next.

Of course, a whale doesn’t always disappear in explosive fashion. Until just decades ago, though, no one knew precisely what happened when whales died out in the open ocean. Thanks to robotic submarines, we now know that a “whale fall”, a deeply decomposing cetacean carcass, can anchor a rich ecosystem of crustaceans and other marine invertebrates, who can munch away at the leftovers of a single whale for decades

Radiolab did a great episode all about these deep, dark oases of decomposition. Sharon Shattuck adapted that story in a delightful cartoon.

And finally, don’t miss this fascinating look at what curious humans do with a pile of whale bones, thanks to our friends at AudioVision.

In 1970, some folks in Oregon decided to blow up a similar whale carcass, so it would be easier to clean up. Instead, this happened (turns out 20 cases of dynamite is a little much).

via jtotheizzoe

changewalmart:

Is $25k/yr too much for #WalmartStrikers to ask for? Santa didn’t think so…then he got arrested.
http://action.changewalmart.org/page/s/WalmartFoodDrive

changewalmart:

Is $25k/yr too much for #WalmartStrikers to ask for? Santa didn’t think so…then he got arrested.

http://action.changewalmart.org/page/s/WalmartFoodDrive

hollyfleur:

pixelvted:

meowpurrnom:

Say hello to my Eeveelution frozen cocktail menu!Eevee: cake vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s, chocolate eclair ice cream bar, chocolate syrupVaporeon: rum, Malibu, blue curacao, pineapple juice, SpriteJolteon: tequila, red bull, margarita mix, lemon juice, Sprite, salt on the rimFlareon: fireball whiskey, peach schnapps, iced tea, lemonade, dash of strawberry syrup (for color)Espeon: strawberry vodka, Hpnotiq Harmonie, Chambord, cranberry juice, SpriteUmbreon: bourbon, coke, lemon juice, orange juiceGlaceon: rum, blue curacao, peppermint schnapps, lemonade, soda water, sugar on the rimLeafeon: tequila, peach schnapps, lime juice, ginger ale, mint, honey and a drop of chocolate syrup for decorationSylveon: cake vodka, strawberry vodka, Bailey’s, strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, cream, strawberry syrup

fucking oh god

FUCK I WANT

hollyfleur:

pixelvted:

meowpurrnom:

Say hello to my Eeveelution frozen cocktail menu!

Eevee: cake vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s, chocolate eclair ice cream bar, chocolate syrup
Vaporeon: rum, Malibu, blue curacao, pineapple juice, Sprite
Jolteon: tequila, red bull, margarita mix, lemon juice, Sprite, salt on the rim
Flareon: fireball whiskey, peach schnapps, iced tea, lemonade, dash of strawberry syrup (for color)
Espeon: strawberry vodka, Hpnotiq Harmonie, Chambord, cranberry juice, Sprite
Umbreon: bourbon, coke, lemon juice, orange juice
Glaceon: rum, blue curacao, peppermint schnapps, lemonade, soda water, sugar on the rim
Leafeon: tequila, peach schnapps, lime juice, ginger ale, mint, honey and a drop of chocolate syrup for decoration
Sylveon: cake vodka, strawberry vodka, Bailey’s, strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, cream, strawberry syrup

fucking oh god

FUCK I WANT

ofatalee:

BROWN evening

AUtuMN punch