Nothing could make me more curious about your taxidermy than this.
I need this as a t-shirt as “zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children” sums me up.
Finally I know what I want inscribed on my tombstone when I die.
I remember the news article, this is the lion that was removed:
THAT IS FUCKING TERRIFYING
OH MY GOD THAT IS HORRIFIC
YOU HAVE VANQUISHED ME, MIGHTY BEAST
Cub: DAD STOP
Cub: DAD OH MY GOD
Lion: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…
Robert Downey Jr in Esquire UK (November 2014)
So my school has this thing where we give offerings to our mascot, Testudo, during finals week because legend has it that he’s pretty lucky.
And it’s this pretty cool tradition. But now, well, I think it may be getting a little out of hand….
I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the third time this afternoon, and came out even more convinced that Jasper Sitwell is a triple agent and is, in fact, working for Fury rather than Hydra. These are my reasons.
1. He gives up everything he knows way too easily.
Okay, so Sitwell is a level 7 or 8 (I forget which) SHIELD agent, which means he is not some wimp, okay? He’s probably jumped out of planes before, and he’s certainly gone through training in dealing with interrogations. He has to know that, even if Steve doesn’t push him off the roof himself, he’s not actually going to let Sitwell die. And even if he doesn’t know that, if he’s really working for Hydra, wouldn’t he die rather than give up any secrets? We’ve seen multiple Hydra agents bite the poison tooth or whatever rather than be captured.
Instead, Sitwell tells them basically everything he knows that can help them. Even once they’re in the car, he’s still telling them stuff.
2. He’s a person of color, and Hydra is based on Nazi ideology. More than that, he’s the only Latino SHIELD agent we know about. People we know are really in Hydra, like Ward, Garrett, and Pierce, are all white, and Agents of SHIELD directly addresses the Nazi issue when Skye is talking to Ward about how much he disgusts her.
3. Sitwell is an excellent patsy, per the one-shot with him and Coulson in the diner.
4. The SHIELD pin that Sitwell is wearing in the scene with Gary Shandling as the Hydra senator is interesting, I think. The senator specifically comments on it, so we are meant to take notice. It is very similar to the SHIELD pin that either May or Coulson (I can’t remember which at the moment) wears in Ragtag—a pin that came from the early days of SHIELD and can be used for communications, possibly through UHF instead of standard radio, which would make it harder for Hydra to detect if they didn’t know to look for it. Sitwell could very well be transmitting everything he hears to someone on Fury’s side.
5. The reveal of Sitwell as a bad guy doesn’t make a lot of sense. When we found out Grant Ward and John Garrett were bad guys, that was a surprise, but it felt like it fit within the mythology of the series much more than this does. Granted, we don’t know Sitwell’s backstory the way we do Ward’s, but everything we do know about him indicates that he’s a good guy, right up until the time he starts telling everyone to try to take Cap down. Which, granted, he is the one giving out the orders there. But I think you could argue that there are moments where he takes just a little longer to tell people to do certain things, moments that could give Cap just a little more time to get out.
Of course, the biggest reasons I have for thinking of Sitwell as a triple agent is that I really like the character and really like Maximiliano Hernandez. Then again, the biggest reasons I had for not believing that Coulson was dead was that I really loved the character and how Clark Gregg portrayed him, so there you go.
I’m not sure how I’m gonna deal with how the Winter Soldier apparently throws Sitwell into the path of an oncoming truck, but there are certainly plenty of work-arounds for that, too.
the difference between tap dancing and step dancing, adorably illustrated.
we watched this clip in my dance appreciation class last year, it is A++
Avengers AU: Clintasha - un film noir"We'll always have Budapest."
I’m going to hell for laughing at this for like 5,000 years
YASSSSSSSSSS THIS IS AMAZING
realistically the space under my bed is very small so if a monster did in fact live there it would have to also be very small
it would be some kind of baby monster
i would have to look after it
The true horror: responsibility
60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers
Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient.
Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines.
- Litscene: Use this search engine to search through thousands of writers and literary projects, and add your own as well.
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These helpful tools will help you along in the writing process.
- WriteSearch: This search engine focuses exclusively on sites devoted to reading and writing to deliver its results.
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Try out these tools to get your writing research done in a snap.
- Google Scholar: With this specialized search engine from Google, you’ll only get reliable, academic results for your searches.
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- Scirus: Find great scientific articles and publications through this search engine.
- OpenLibrary: If you don’t have time to run to a brick-and-mortar library, this online tool can still help you find books you can use.
- Online Journals Search Engine: Try out this search engine to find free online journal articles.
- All Academic: This search engine focuses on returning highly academic, reliable resources.
- LOC Ask a Librarian: Search through the questions on this site to find helpful answers about the holdings at the Library of Congress.
- Encylcopedia.com: This search engine can help you find basic encyclopedia articles.
- Clusty: If you’re searching for a topic to write on, this search engine with clustered results can help get your creative juices flowing.
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Need to look up a quote or a fact? These search tools make it simple.
- Writer’s Web Search Engine: This search engine is a great place to find reference information on how to write well.
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- Quotes.net: If you need a quote, try searching for one by topic or by author on this site.
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- Wikipedia.com: Just about anything and everything you could want to look up is found on this site.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Find all the great philosophers you could want to reference in this online tool.
If you’re focusing on writing in a particular niche, these tools can be a big help.
- PubGene: Those working in sci-fi or medical writing will appreciate this database of genes, biological terms and organisms.
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Find your own work and inspirational tomes from others by using these search engines.
- Literature Classics: This search tool makes it easy to find the free and famous books you want to look through.
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For web writing, these tools can be a big help.
- Technorati: This site makes it possible to search through millions of blogs for both larger topics and individual posts.
- Google Blog Search: Using this specialized Google search engine, you can search through the content of blogs all over the web.
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- OpinMind: Try out this blog search tool to find opinion focused blogs.
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- PubSub: This search tool scours sites like Twitter and Friendfeed to find the topics people are talking about most every day.
Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has became the first to make the descent into the fiery pit to look for signs of life (x)
you fucked up
I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING IT HURTS
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