Sep 23 2014
Jun 27 2014
Jun 4 2014

thekidshouldseethis:

Tens of thousands of mobula rays come together off the coast of Baja California in a brilliant display of their massive numbers underwater. Then watch them breach for reasons unknown. The leaps out of the water are spectacular as their pectoral fins flap in the air.

Though it’s hard to tell in this clip, these animals are quite large, likely weighing over a ton and reaching “a disc width of up to 5.2 m (17 ft)…” This is also likely the largest school of rays ever to be caught on film, captured for National Geographic’s Untamed Americas.

Surprisingly, we know very little about these large “flying” creatures. They feed on plankton and small fish, give birth to a single pup, and are listed as endangered, but we’ve yet to learn the details of their population, birth cycles, or what keeps them healthy. In many ways, they remain mysterious.

In the archives, two more incredible ray videos: California Devil Rays leap from the Pacific and Dr. Andrea Marshall gets up close with the giant manta rays of Mozambique.

Thanks, @HeathenReason.

Looking good, Billy Ray.

(Source: thekidshouldseethis)

May 6 2014
Feb 16 2014
"I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in human evolution. We became too self aware; nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, a secretion of sensory experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody’s nobody. I think the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal."

"I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in human evolution. We became too self aware; nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, a secretion of sensory experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody’s nobody. I think the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal."

Feb 3 2014
Jan 31 2014
A Drunk Seahawks Fans Key’s To The Big Game
Our city is craycray right now. All the 12th Man Flags flying, the 12th Can beers (thank you Hilliards), rallies and songs. Its beautiful. Everyone’s been tipsy since we beat the 49ers. DON’T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT ME.
Are folks everywher as excited about this game as we are? They should be.
Peyton Football Jesus Manning leading his record-breaking Broncos offense against the Legion of Boom, the Seahawks league-leading defense. Five of Manning’s Broncos receivers scored ten touchdowns this year. That is INSANE good.
Seems like most people are calling the Broncos to win as a result. And of course people are crowning Manning Super Bowl 48 MVP already, deservedly so. So we are playing with house money in this game. (You might even say HAUSCHKA money, the first key). Other keys:
MARSHAWN VS. POT ROAST: Pot Roast is the nickname of the Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton, one big dude. He’ll be trying to stuff Beast Mode Marshawn Lynch’s runs. If Lynch gets by him - all about that action, boss. On running plays, the clock keeps ticking after the play stops. The more Marshawn can run, the longer Football Jesus stays on the sideline.
KAM CHANCELOR, MAN CRUSH: Chancelor is the Seahawk’s very strong safety, who roams the middle of the field on defense and hits men extremely hard. The Broncos offense runs lots of crossing routes, meaning they run across the middle. If they catch a ball, Chancelor will look to hit them so hard that they stop trying to do that. One of those crossers, Wes Welker, got concussed earlier this season and now wears a helmet that makes him look like Dark Helmet from Spaceballs.
REFS: STOP THROWING YELLOW FLAGS, ZEBRAS
PERCY HARVIN: Harvin was out for much of the season recovering from surgery for a torn labrum (you have to imagine how much that hurts, and imagine you know what a labrum is). Then he comes back in the first game of the playoffs and gets concussed. SO MUCH CONCUSSING. So the effing SUPER BOWL may be his first full game he plays! Percy Harvin is crazy fast and will get the ball A LOT. Flintstone feet ya’ll.
Them’s the keys as I sees them. I am super excited. Its exciting here. Have a super fun game.

A Drunk Seahawks Fans Key’s To The Big Game

Our city is craycray right now. All the 12th Man Flags flying, the 12th Can beers (thank you Hilliards), rallies and songs. Its beautiful. Everyone’s been tipsy since we beat the 49ers. DON’T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT ME.

Are folks everywher as excited about this game as we are? They should be.

Peyton Football Jesus Manning leading his record-breaking Broncos offense against the Legion of Boom, the Seahawks league-leading defense. Five of Manning’s Broncos receivers scored ten touchdowns this year. That is INSANE good.

Seems like most people are calling the Broncos to win as a result. And of course people are crowning Manning Super Bowl 48 MVP already, deservedly so. So we are playing with house money in this game. (You might even say HAUSCHKA money, the first key). Other keys:

MARSHAWN VS. POT ROAST: Pot Roast is the nickname of the Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton, one big dude. He’ll be trying to stuff Beast Mode Marshawn Lynch’s runs. If Lynch gets by him - all about that action, boss. On running plays, the clock keeps ticking after the play stops. The more Marshawn can run, the longer Football Jesus stays on the sideline.

KAM CHANCELOR, MAN CRUSH: Chancelor is the Seahawk’s very strong safety, who roams the middle of the field on defense and hits men extremely hard. The Broncos offense runs lots of crossing routes, meaning they run across the middle. If they catch a ball, Chancelor will look to hit them so hard that they stop trying to do that. One of those crossers, Wes Welker, got concussed earlier this season and now wears a helmet that makes him look like Dark Helmet from Spaceballs.

REFS: STOP THROWING YELLOW FLAGS, ZEBRAS

PERCY HARVIN: Harvin was out for much of the season recovering from surgery for a torn labrum (you have to imagine how much that hurts, and imagine you know what a labrum is). Then he comes back in the first game of the playoffs and gets concussed. SO MUCH CONCUSSING. So the effing SUPER BOWL may be his first full game he plays! Percy Harvin is crazy fast and will get the ball A LOT. Flintstone feet ya’ll.

Them’s the keys as I sees them. I am super excited. Its exciting here. Have a super fun game.

Jan 29 2014

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Jan 27 2014
Halfway up the chair lift and halfway through singing the song “Let It Go” from Frozen, she turned to me and said, “Dad, you know what I like to do when I’m a little scared? I sing Let It Go.”
This is her second winter skiing, and this was her first run this winter, but she made it down by herself without any help from me. As I pulled up behind her she had a huge smile, outstretched arms, and yelled “I DID IT!” as we hugged.
That thing about parenting: your heart swells to see them grow past their fears into these beautiful young women and men, but with that tiny pinprick recognition that you’re less needed each passing season.
But what can you do? The cold never bothered me anyway. 

Halfway up the chair lift and halfway through singing the song “Let It Go” from Frozen, she turned to me and said, “Dad, you know what I like to do when I’m a little scared? I sing Let It Go.”

This is her second winter skiing, and this was her first run this winter, but she made it down by herself without any help from me. As I pulled up behind her she had a huge smile, outstretched arms, and yelled “I DID IT!” as we hugged.

That thing about parenting: your heart swells to see them grow past their fears into these beautiful young women and men, but with that tiny pinprick recognition that you’re less needed each passing season.

But what can you do? The cold never bothered me anyway. 

Nov 25 2013
sasquatchmedia:

"Girl, you so big!"
— Obama reacting to Mount Rainier (h/t Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times)

Gets me every time too, B.

sasquatchmedia:

"Girl, you so big!"

— Obama reacting to Mount Rainier (h/t Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times)

Gets me every time too, B.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

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