deducecanoe:

brynndestructible:

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]
Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

LOOK. UP. CHANTEK. PLZ AND THX.

WOW.

deducecanoe:

brynndestructible:

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.

One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:

"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]

Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:

after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”

the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.

*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

LOOK. UP. CHANTEK. PLZ AND THX.

WOW.

(via your-fartt)

inabasket:

Colleges don’t offer this as a major so what’s the fucking point

inabasket:

Colleges don’t offer this as a major so what’s the fucking point

(via panhandler-and-his-melody)

eldrkevinprice:

a list of some movie musicals, musicals filmed live, animated musicals, and anything of the type
across the universe (2007)
aladdin (1992)
all that jazz (1979)
an american in paris (1951)
annie (1982)
annie get your gun (1950)
beauty and the beast (1991)
billy elliot (2000)
cabaret (1972)
cats (1998)
chicago (2002)
chitty chitty bang bang (1968)
a chorus line (1985)
company (with the new york philharmonic) (2011)
dreamgirls (2006)
evita (1996)
fame (1980)
fiddler on the roof (1971)
frozen (2013)
funny face (1957)
funny girl (1968)
gentlemen prefer blondes (1953)
grease (1978)
guys and dolls (1955)
gypsy (1962)
gypsy (1993)
hair (1979)
hairspray (2007)
hedwig and the angry inch (2001)
hello, dolly! (1969)
how to succeed is business without really trying (1967)
into the woods (american playhouse) (1991)
jesus christ superstar (1973)
the king and i (1956)
legally blonde: the musical (2007)
les misérables (2012)
les misérables: 10th anniversary dream cast (1995)
the lion king (1994)
little shop of horrors (1986)
mamma mia! (2008)
mary poppins (1964)
meet me in st. louis (1944)
moulin rouge! (2001)
mulan (1998)
my fair lady (1964)
new york, new york (1977)
newsies (1992)
oliver! (1968)
on the town (1949)
the phantom of the opera (2004)
the phantom of the opera: live at the royal albert hall (2011)
pitch perfect (2012)
the producers (2005)
rent (2005)
repo! the genetic opera (2008)
the rocky horror picture show (1975)
singin’ in the rain (1952)
some like it hot (1959)
the sound of music (1965)
a star is born (1954)
sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street (2007)
victor victoria (1982)
west side story (1961)
the wizard of oz (1939)
yentl (1983)
notes: 1) not all of these are movies i have seen. i looked up lists of musicals, good or bad, and put as many as i could find here. 2) if a link is not working please contact me. 3) i have adblockplus installed so i have no idea if there are any annoying ads or popups when you watch these movies, sorry.

eldrkevinprice:

a list of some movie musicals, musicals filmed live, animated musicals, and anything of the type

notes: 1) not all of these are movies i have seen. i looked up lists of musicals, good or bad, and put as many as i could find here. 2) if a link is not working please contact me. 3) i have adblockplus installed so i have no idea if there are any annoying ads or popups when you watch these movies, sorry.

(via happylittlebluebirdsfly)

pugmuncher:


freethehouseelves:

fiiniick:

thefoxxybenedict:

loonylunalovegood97:

Don’t know what’s funnier. Voldemort with a nose, Dumbledore reading his lines, or Bellatrix with a coffee, making fun of Voldy

or the fact that Voldemort is just calming having a conversation with a muggle

I’m in love with this gif

i’m in love with the reactions. 

-dies-

pugmuncher:

freethehouseelves:

fiiniick:

thefoxxybenedict:

loonylunalovegood97:

Don’t know what’s funnier. Voldemort with a nose, Dumbledore reading his lines, or Bellatrix with a coffee, making fun of Voldy

or the fact that Voldemort is just calming having a conversation with a muggle

I’m in love with this gif

i’m in love with the reactions. 

-dies-

(via radicallindsay)

revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

transyoite:

phantomdoodler:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

laughingsquid:

After Battling Cancer, 11-Year Old Girl Invented a ‘Chemo Backpack’ to Replace Bulky IV Poles

Smart!!

She’s currently raising funds to begin production

Her name is Kylie Simonds. please don’t forget her name.

Kylie Simonds you are a badass of the highest order and I salute you. I would also like an IV pack for my infusions? You rock, kid.

revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

transyoite:

phantomdoodler:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

laughingsquid:

After Battling Cancer, 11-Year Old Girl Invented a ‘Chemo Backpack’ to Replace Bulky IV Poles

Smart!!

She’s currently raising funds to begin production

Her name is Kylie Simonds. please don’t forget her name.

Kylie Simonds you are a badass of the highest order and I salute you. I would also like an IV pack for my infusions? You rock, kid.

(via holyteapotofrussell)

mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

(via fight-ff-yr-dmns)

ajacquelineofalltrades:

I’m not an artist, but I have more than a few friends who are, so I thought this might be a good thing to post. 

(via gottalovethenerd)

thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

(via yakuntiklaylie)

Done with Doctor Who

(Season 8 spoilers ahoy)

I’m giving up on Doctor Who. I just don’t like it anymore, and I fully blame Moffat for ruining a show I used to love. (My opinion on how he butchered Sherlock Holmes is for another rant.) The Season 8 premiere convinced me that there’s really no point in watching any more of the show until Moffat makes way for someone competent. Point-by-point: 

1. The episode was twice as long as it needed to be and very, very boring.

2. Complete lack of respect for Clara, including the Designated Comic Relief and the Doctor himself constantly insulting her. (Uh…when have we seen any actual evidence of her being narcissistic, passive-aggressive, controlling, or an egomaniac?)

3. Bad writing and pacing. (How many times do we need to have Vastra-Jenny-Clara conversations that go in circles over and over and over again? And is Clara as a character ever going to morph into a relatable human being?)

4. Near-complete lack of POC. (The sole exception being a student who bullies Teacher!Clara on her first day…wow, thanks for that, Moff.)

5. Vastra and Jenny’s borderline abusive relationship and the stupid Predatory Man-Hating Lesbian stereotype.

6. General sexism. (Look, if it had been some comment to demonstrate how backwards the Victorian Era was it might have been tolerable, but…)

7. Boring, unscary, inexplicable monsters.

8. The pointlessly-combusting-then-forgotten-about dinosaur.

9. Peter Capaldi having almost nothing of substance to do and being generally inconsistent and not compelling. (Not your fault, Peter, I know.)

10. The Doctor is no longer the Doctor.

To be clear: I know that the Doctor’s regenerating causes a personality shift, and that this affects his choices and characterization. However, the entire point of each new actor’s introductory episode is to prove that, no matter how he looks or what different quirks he’s developed, the Doctor is still the Doctor. I don’t know who the fuck it was I saw onscreen, but it wasn’t the Doctor.

The last straw? The Doctor abandons Clara.

I repeat: The Doctor abandons Clara.

After having to spend an episode of people belittling her for being shaken by her best friend becoming unrecognizable, Clara gets trapped in a room full of killer robot…uh, things. The Doctor’s response?

"There’s no point in them catching us both." Then he takes off.

I think the “Bye, or whatever” is implied.

A developed Doctor like Nine or Ten (or Eleven when he has a decent writer) would have yelled something about how he would come back for her/figure out how to get her out of there, or gone with some kind of ”I’m making it look like I’m abandoning you to fool the monsters while I do something clever to save everyone” approach. This is consistent with the Doctor’s character.

The Doctor is supposed to care. The Doctor will risk his own life to save people he’s never seen before because that is who he is. The man chose to call himself “Doctor” for a reason. He rescues people. He heals them and helps them reach their potential. He shows random “ordinary” people that they can be magnificent.

And I’m supposed to believe that an asshole who leaves his “best friend” to die is the same person?

Clara was literally two yards away from a thing that could brutally murder her. The Doctor had no idea whether she’d make it out alive or not. It says a lot for Clara that she survived by her own cleverness, but the Doctor popping up at the last minute to help doesn’t make up for him demonstrating that he doesn’t give a shit about her. In fact, it looked like he helped her out only because he happened to be in the same room at the time.

The fact that every damn character in the episode accuses Clara of being wary of Twelve because "Waaaah, I don’t like him because he’s not hot like Eleven" (Moffat’s idea that older=unattractive is an issue in itself) is ridiculous and insulting. A better interpretation would be more like, ”I don’t like him because he’s an asshole who left me to die and therefore I really have no idea who he is anymore.” The only reason she ends up staying with Twelve is a phone call from Eleven that guilts her into it.

This is terrible writing. It’s inexcusable and I’m done with it, at least until Moffat’s gone, or if we finally get a female Doctor. Or a POC Doctor. Or both. Both is good.

But somehow I’m not very optimistic.

Note: I’m aware that I’ll probably get hate and lose followers over this, but I’ll let those of you know now that I’m not going to respond. Firstly, I’ve spent way the hell too much time on this post anyway. Secondly, if I gave a shit about what anyone thought of me, I wouldn’t be in performance (or on the internet) to begin with. Thirdly, if you can’t tolerate a differing opinion on a TV show, you’ve got a lot of growing up to do.