Norwegian artist Markus Moestue built and rode a three-wheeled dinosaur bicycle across the Bible belt of Norway as a form of protest against religion. He explained, "It is a protest against the dogmatic religious education of children, and the idea originated from the theme-parks of creationists that teach children that humans and dinosaurs used to live together."
Robin Williams & Koko, 2001
“Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away.”
Aaaand Im crying again
Reblog for the last one
it’s a game show where everyone eats the furniture in a room and tries to see which is made of chocolate
So basically you’re telling me this is the best fucking game ever created
Then and now
But notice how this headline from the civil rights era is more sympathetic to the victims than most you’d see today.
^^^^ The ABOVE COMMENT.
JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.
Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon” by the military-run Civil Administration.
Israel Radio said the step was taken in response to the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish teens by Hamas militants in the area in June.
"The goal of the murderers of those three youths was to sow fear among us, to disrupt our daily lives and to call into doubt our right to the land," it said. "Our response is to strengthen settlement."
The notice published on Sunday by the Israeli military gave no reason for the land appropriation decision.
Peace Now said the land seizure was the largest announced by Israel in the West Bank since the 1980s and that anyone with ownership claims had 45 days to appeal.
A local Palestinian mayor said Palestinians owned the tracts and harvested olive trees on them.
Israel has come under intense international criticism over its settlement activities, which most countries regard as illegal under international law and a major obstacle to the creation of a viable Palestinian state in any future peace deal.
Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, called on Israel to cancel the appropriation. “This decision will lead to more instability. This will only inflame the situation after the war in Gaza,” Abu Rdainah said.
"By declaring another 4,000 dunams as state land, the Israeli government stabs (Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas) and the moderate Palestinian forces in the back, proving again that violence delivers Israeli concessions while non-violence results in settlement expansion," it said.
Peace Now official Hagit Ofran told AFP that the legal basis for such land confiscation goes back to an 1858 ruling by the region’s Ottoman rulers.
"We are afraid that Netanyahu will carry out a lot of expansion because of the pressure he fells from his right wing and the feeling that the (Gaza) war did not end up with many successes," he said.
Wow this guy is a bat and may he never change!
He passed away in 2009 but regardless this is incredible.
From Sketch to Print: Legendary Star-Lord #1
pencil by Paco Medina / ink by Juan Vlasco
Mjölnir, Skíðblaðnir, Valknut, Tíwaz, Gungnir.
Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home.
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered.
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute.
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]
Gun-Iggy and the Stooges
If I had a fucking gun
I could shoot at everyone
Thinking out in the USA.
Everyone’s like the police,
Ain’t no wait of guessing please
Thinking out in the USA.
It’s been a while since this was posted so here’s a reblog refresher so you know what I’m talking about tomorrow.
The Truth about 1986:
Superman was revamped but Zod wasn’t introduced in the issue. That was the end of the movie, Man of Steel.
Now for 2 Truths/1 Lie. The Year is 1987:
- The Justice League of America title wasn’t doing so hot and was in need of a makeover. So the current JLA who was comprised of mostly minor characters (that’s what the book says but Gypsy, Vibe, Steel, and Vixen are all major to me) against Professor Ivo. This match ended with the deaths of Gypsy and Vixen also also the current incarnation of the JLA.
- With the old JLA gone, the new Justice League took their place. The book went a different path than grim and gritty like Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and the many of imitators. This book was like a Superhero sitcom. The teams first roster included: Martian Manhunter, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Batman, Guy Gardner, Dr. Fate, Mr. Miracle, Dr. Light and Blue Beetle with Fire and Ice joining later and all backed by the manipulative Maxwell Lord.
- On a quest to stop the terrorist Qayin, Batman made a truce with Ra’s al Ghul. During this time Batman gave into his feelings with Talia, Ra’s daughter. However when the truce ended Batman went on his way and Talia found out that she was pregnant with his son, Damian in the book Batman: Son of the Demon.