<>HOPE YOU HAVE A MOTHERFUCKER OF A TUESDAY DUDE!>
anyway here's wonderwall
anyway here's wonderwall
Skeleton: [in a cartoonish voice] I have a joke for you!
Black Hat: What?
S: What is a skeleton’s favorite snack?
BH:[mumbling] I dunno.
S: Go on, guess.
S: Nooooooo. Go on, guess!
BH: [giggling] I dunno! [starts laughing harder]
S: [yelling] COME ON, GUESS! WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING, I HAVEN’T TOLD THE PUNCHLINE YET! [BH giggles helplessly] WHAT IS A SKELETON’S! FAVORITE! SNACK!! [Pause for an answer that doesn’t come] GUESS!
BH: [laughing] You’re putting me under a lot of pressure-
S: GUESS!! FUCK! [bangs skull against box twice] GUESS! GUESS GODDAMN YOU!! [BH is giggling uncontrollably now] WHY WON’T YOU ANSWER ME!! WHAT IS MY FAVORITE SNACK!
S: [stunned pause] [resumes yelling] NO!!! [bangs skull against box twice] NO!!!
BH: Jeez, this is a-
S: WHAT IS IT?! WHY MUST YOU FAIL ME SO OFTEN?! [pauses] [BH giggles uncontrollably] RIIIIIIIIIBS!! SPARE RI<>IIIIII>IBS!! FUCK!!
THIS SHOULDN’T BE NEARLY AS FUNNY AS IT IS FUCK I CANT BREATHE
scientist voice: today i will be a dick to this cricket
The phrase “exposed to this spider torment” will haunt me
People in the notes have entirely misunderstood the point of this experiment and what it entails.
It’s not “proving that crickets can be traumatized”. It’s proving that *animals can genetically pass on the stress that a dangerous situation causes, and the offspring will instinctually respond to the same situation without ever having personally experienced it.*
And that’s a big deal for many things, including human psychology.
When Nazis invaded The Netherlands, local Dutch peoples were under extreme emotional and physical duress. The Nazi army took their food for the soldiers, starving the population. They patrolled the streets and harshly reinforced their new laws. Existence was horrible and some parents had to give their children away to wealthier families because they couldn’t feed them anymore. This event is known as the Hongerwinter, or Dutch Famine.
One generation later, the children of mothers who were pregnant at the time of the famine have been proven to exhibit intense reactions to stress, and heightened fight or flight responses. They also experience more obesity because their bodies are prepared for starvation.
Some of these children were never personally exposed to the famine. Their mothers gave birth after conditions had improved, or even after moving to another country. But the effects are there, and those people are now adults who can recognize this and attest that they didn’t experience something else traumatic during childhood. It was passed on in the womb.
You can read about it here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/science/dutch-famine-genes.amp.html
This is called epigenetics. It’s essential to understanding how the human brain and body works. That our responses to stress can be passed on genetically. That it can show up in how we look physically, our physical health, our mental responses, our instinctual reactions. It’s especially important for people who are in therapy and need to understand *why* they act a certain way before they can actually work on it.
So no, this experiment wasn’t “haha let’s torment a cricket”. I’m not going to argue the potential cruelty of the experiment with people. I just want you to understand what it actually all MEANS.
Reblogging for that last comment!
@alrtist This is super interesting
“Hello. My name is Luke Skywalker. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
“Never go up against a Mandalorian when death is on the line!” *immediately falls into Sarlacc pit*
“Bye, boys! Have fun storming the Death Star!”
“Wampas Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.”
“Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, on Hoth?”
“It just so happens that Obi-Wan here is only mostly dead.”
“Give us the access code.” “What access code?” “Chewie, tear his arms off.” “Ohhh you mean this access code!”
“I could give you my word as a Corellian…” “No good. I’ve known too many Corellians”
“Why can’t I see?” “You’ve been mostly-frozen all day.”
That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying “I know”, what he meant was, “I love you.”
“Why do you wear that black mask? Were you burned on Mustafar, or something like that?” “Oh no, it’s just that they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”
“Luke doesn’t get eaten by the rancor at this time. ”What?” “The rancor doesn’t get him. I’m explaining to you because you look nervous.”
“The Fowce is what bwings us togevver today. It suwwounds us, and penetwates us. It binds the gawaxy togevver.”
Unpopular opinion: Being intelligent isn’t an excuse for being unkind.
Pretentious asshole is OUT! Pretentious Sweetheart is IN! Wearing dapper clothes and holding the door open for others makes you feel COOL AS H*CK! Glance up from your hefty books to give a stranger a smile!! Quote literature to inspire others! Be presumptuous in the way that you presume that everyone needs their day to be a little brighter!!!
Administration showed us this tweet on day one of grad school and boy did it hit home
Okay so we know that Hakoda and Iroh basically adopted the gaang after the war, but consider this: the Earth Rumble lineup realizing that Toph is actually this unsupervised 12 year old without positive parental figures and deciding that they’re all going to adopt her.
Consider this: after the war Toph goes back to Earth Rumble to be the champ and without Xin Fu, the Earth Rumble lineup goes on tour on their own and Toph goes with them. It takes a few months since she’s used to taking care of herself, but one day they’re making her breakfast and stuff and she realizes ‘holy shit I have six himbo dads’
THE BOULDER FEELS LIKE WE SHOULD BE ENFORCING STRICT BEDTIMES
Every time they try to get Toph to do something, she challenges them to a fight and says that if they win, she’ll go to bed/do a chore/whatever. Despite the fact that they have never once beaten her, her Himbo Dads fall for it every single time.
THE BOULDER THINKS THAT THE BLIND BANDIT SHOULD EAT HER VEGETABLES
well the blind bandit thinks that the boulder should try and make me
*narrows eyes* OH IT IS OOOOONNNN
<>Saving Face (2012)>, acid attacks on women in Pakistan
Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.
You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.
As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.
Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.
My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.
You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.
So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.
<>“oppression is not a competitio><>>n”
thank you so much for this wording
<>Every time someone, usually a guy, complains about feminists not experiencing oppression, I can’t help but see what they are really trying to sa>y.
<>“This is how men could be treating you, be grateful it’s only as bad as it is n>ow.”
<>And that’s actually an attribute of abusers, I believe I read somewhere. To compare you to someone being treated worse and tell you you should be grateful you have it so good. It convinces the victim they should be silent in the face of their abus>e.
<>It’s literally an abuse tactic>.
<>Every time someone says something like, “You […] have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.” What they are saying is, “shut up, we could treat you worse if we wan>ted to.”
REMEMBER THAT EPISODE WHERE REESE THOUGHT MALCOLM WAS GAY AND MALCOLM THOUGHT REESE WAS GAY AND THEY TALKED ABOUT IT BUT LIKE THIS I’M CRYING
I know I’ve reblogged this and commented before- but my favorite part is that immediately after this, Malcolm is like “so anyway I got you these” and hands Reese some pamphlets about accepting yourself as queer that he got from the guidance counselor, and Reese is like “oh, I got you these” and hands him a grocery bag full of gay porn.