I can’t remember a day when I enjoyed myself as much as today. I woke up today made morning biscuits from scratch, put on a dress, did some Goodwill hunting with my significant other, and have had a whole afternoon to myself to bake, drink large cups of coffee and play my fiddle. Now I’m finally going to start reading The Hobbit. A long overdue task. Weekends can be so fulfilling.
The Bull Who Cried
Reported by “Weekly World News”, in Hong Kong, a group of workers took a bull to the slaughterhouse. They were about to enter the facillity when the bull suddenly stopped and knelt on its front paws.
The bull was crying.
Shiu, one of the workers, claims he started to shiver seeing those “scared and sad eyes”, and, as much as they tried to pull the bull inside, it wouldn’t move and just stood there, sobbing like a child.
The workers were not able to slay it, also tearing up at the sight, collecting funds to buy the animal and deliver it to the care of the monks of a nearby temple.
Apparently, when they said they would not kill it, the bull got up and followed them.
No way animals have feelings. What a fucking shocking revelation.
I’m not a victim of sexual assult/rape.
When I see pictures of and patches of “Kill your rapist” “Fuck rape culture” all I think of is the victim sitting behind the people wearing those things on the bus having to stare at rape in big capitol letters on someones back every time they open their eyes and I just can’t imagine the hurt they probably feel for weeks after and the regret they shouldn’t need to feel for hopping on the trimet. If you can put a trigger warning on your internet posts then you can do it on your clothes.
when can i move in?
i really like tumblr feminists praise of lilith for demanding equality with adam, always badass. But coming from a jewish family, considering it is jewish lore, lilith became a demon, living in a cave dedicated to stealing the souls of adams descendants.(reasons for a lot of jewish baby deaths from SIDS, leave them sleeping on their stomachs, safe from lilith). She is a character of evil and jealousy. I hate to trod on positive feminist feels i really do but lilith is the crazy chick still stalking and killing adams offspring thousands of years after they broke up.
Kiki Smith - Lilith, 1994 - Bronze, silicon, and glass.
“In medieval Jewish lore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife. When she demanded to be Adam’s equal, she was evicted from the Garden of Eden. Lilith flew away to the demon world, replaced by the more submissive Eve. Smith catches us off guard with Lilith’s pose and placement. Most sculptures receive our gaze passively, but Lilith stares back with piercing brown eyes, ready to pounce.”
my mother told me this story over and over when I was little
“Always be Lilith, never Eve”
The most bad ass depiction of Lilith I’ve ever seen!!
All other Liliths, please exit the building.
METH DRINKER - SKULL SMASHING CONCRETE
About 15,000 years ago, an old female wooly mammoth plunged through the ice as she was being chased by predators. Her remains have now been uncovered by scientists working in Siberia. And remarkably, as they were digging it out, blood began to stream out - wich is weird given that it was 10° below freezing.
It’s not known if the blood or tissue samples contain living cells required for cloning. And even if such cells are recovered, the DNA repair would require a very complex process that could take years. A report is expected later this July.
The beautifully preserved specimen was discovered partially embedded in a chunk of ice at an excavation on the Lyakhovsky Island, the southernmost group of the New Siberian Islands in the Arctic seas of northeastern Russia.
The mammoth’s lower portions, including the stomach, were locked in the ice for the past 10,000 to 15,000 years. Its lower jaw and tongue were also recovered; the trunk was found separately from the carcass. The upper torso and two legs were preserved in soil and show signs of being gnawed upon by both prehistoric and modern predators.
Semyon Grigoriev, head of the Museum of Mammoths of the Institute of Applied Ecology of the North at the North Eastern Federal University, is calling it “the best preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology.”
During the excavation, and as the researchers were chipping away at the ice, they noticed splotches of dark blood in the ice cavities below the mammoth’s belly. When they broke through with a poll pick, blood started to flow out.
“It can be assumed that the blood of mammoths had some cryo-protective properties,” noted Grigoriev. Mammoth blood, it would appear, contains a kind of anti-freeze. This is consistent with work done by Canadian geneticists who in 2010 showed that mammoth hemoglobin releases its oxygen much more readily at cold temperatures than that of modern elephants.
In addition to the blood, the paleontologists also recovered well-preserved muscle tissue. The scientists say it has a natural red color of fresh meat. The blood is currently undergoing a bacteriological analysis, and the results are expected soon.
Based on the preliminary evidence, the scientists say the female wooly mammoth was anywhere from 50 to 60 years old and weighed about three tons. They theorize that she was trying to escape from predators when she fell through the ice, or that she got bogged down in a swamp.
If I had dreadlocks and leftists opinions more people would read my blog.