wonderous-world:

Wildlife photographer Justin Hofman captured the astonishing images at Gold Harbour on South Georgia of a elephant seal bull seemingly laughing at his fortune won against his rivals. What are these elephant seals fighting over? You guess it- women. However, with some elephant seals reaching 15ft in length and weighing 10,000lb, fights are no laughing matter and always end in bloodshed. When they rear up to bash each other, they lift about two-thirds of their body straight up making them stand almost 3m high. They slam down onto each other with massive force and their weight, combined with very sturdy teeth, imparts damage nearly every time. [Article]

 

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liamdryden:
"That’s the worst Batman cosplay I’ve seen in my life!"
"BATman? Well that explains it"
"What?"
"Why he looks like he dressed in the dark!"
"D’OOHHHHOHOHOHOOO"

liamdryden:

"That’s the worst Batman cosplay I’ve seen in my life!"

"BATman? Well that explains it"

"What?"

"Why he looks like he dressed in the dark!"

"D’OOHHHHOHOHOHOOO"

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  • Q: A major concern in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is power. Almost everybody – except maybe Daenerys, across the waters with her dragons – wields power badly.
  • George R.R. Martin: Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it's not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone – they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I've tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don't have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king.
bookoisseur:

mamasam:

bestrooftalkever:

Two bald eagles in air battle crash-land at airport
Dude these two eagles were fighting mid-air and got stuck. They crash landed at an airport and both survived.
How hardcore is that? Look at their faces tho.
Its like “I swear to GAWD Jerry”

If this isn’t the best metaphor for congress I don’t know what is.


GAWD TOM YOU ARE THE WORST.

bookoisseur:

mamasam:

bestrooftalkever:

Two bald eagles in air battle crash-land at airport

Dude these two eagles were fighting mid-air and got stuck. They crash landed at an airport and both survived.

How hardcore is that? Look at their faces tho.

Its like “I swear to GAWD Jerry”

If this isn’t the best metaphor for congress I don’t know what is.

GAWD TOM YOU ARE THE WORST.

pluckyyoungdonna:

awesomepeoplereading:

The apparently unstoppable Dame Maggie reads.

I’m actually going to steal a dear friend’s story here. Mr. D., my friend, used to work at a bookshop in London. Lovely as this gentleman is - and he is the nicest, sweetest man you could ever hope to meet - he simply never got around to reading the Harry Potter books. Not out of any snobbish anti- feels; they just weren’t his bag and he never got them on his brodingnagian reading list. Consequently, he was unfamiliar with the films as well. So one day, Maggie Smith walks into the shop and asks him were the Potter books are. He shows her and asks if she’s enjoying them. “Enjoying them?” she says. “My dear man, I’m living them.”

<3

pluckyyoungdonna:

awesomepeoplereading:

The apparently unstoppable Dame Maggie reads.

I’m actually going to steal a dear friend’s story here. Mr. D., my friend, used to work at a bookshop in London. Lovely as this gentleman is - and he is the nicest, sweetest man you could ever hope to meet - he simply never got around to reading the Harry Potter books. Not out of any snobbish anti- feels; they just weren’t his bag and he never got them on his brodingnagian reading list. Consequently, he was unfamiliar with the films as well. So one day, Maggie Smith walks into the shop and asks him were the Potter books are. He shows her and asks if she’s enjoying them. “Enjoying them?” she says. “My dear man, I’m living them.”

<3

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quimmanaheim:

lawebloca:

Valerie Taylor Befriends a Spotted Moray Eel ( Video )

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OMG SO FUCKING CUTE

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drakefan666:

if you scream at 19yr old retail workers who are trying their hardest till they cry i hope you fucking burn in the deepest level of hell

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discoverynews:

A NASA probe recently spotted the dazzling Pan-STARRS comet as it hurtled through space against the backdrop of a distant galaxy. Learn more!

discoverynews:

A NASA probe recently spotted the dazzling Pan-STARRS comet as it hurtled through space against the backdrop of a distant galaxy. Learn more!