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This is a tumblr with things that I like.
the-unpopular-opinions:

Veganism has fuck all to do with ‘compassion’ or animal consideration, or anything like that. Veganism, and adherence to it’s label, is entirely identity driven. It’s just a group to join, it’s just something for people to put in their about me bios. There is no such thing as an authentic vegan.
You think I’m lying? Ok, get this.
Attn: Anyone who bitches how evil people are for using animal products, and how ‘pro-cruelty’ everyone but you and your ‘good vegankind’ are, I want you to ask yourself if you have an an iPod, mobile phone, or a computer? Chances are you have, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.
These products contain something known as stearic acid.Do you know where stearic acid comes from?
Guess what? It’s animal fat.By harassing people online for using animal products, you are using an animal product, in order to tell others off for the animal products they use.
(chances are, ‘objective’ vegan sources and Earthlings films, distributed electronically by animal produced devices naturally, probably conveniently failed to tell you this)And presumably this irony is completely lost on you.
I cannot stress this enough, if you really have such a problem with animal products and are ‘saddened and disgusted by the use of animal products’ as you claim, because you are such a righteous principled person, you will learn to follow your own advice, and log off right now. You will cease all usage of any iPod, phone or computer you possess, because to continue use of these is feeding right back into the practice and system you claim to despise.
Of course, we both know you’ll never do this. Because, how else will you be able to access your vegan themed personal blog and tumblr, and tell people how good of a vegan you want to be by reblogging anti-animal product quotes while using an animal product?
Inb4 “but it’s ok if the animal products are ones that I personally use’

the-unpopular-opinions:

Veganism has fuck all to do with ‘compassion’ or animal consideration, or anything like that. Veganism, and adherence to it’s label, is entirely identity driven. It’s just a group to join, it’s just something for people to put in their about me bios. There is no such thing as an authentic vegan.

You think I’m lying? Ok, get this.

Attn: Anyone who bitches how evil people are for using animal products, and how ‘pro-cruelty’ everyone but you and your ‘good vegankind’ are, I want you to ask yourself if you have an an iPod, mobile phone, or a computer? Chances are you have, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.

These products contain something known as stearic acid.

Do you know where stearic acid comes from?

Guess what? It’s animal fat.

By harassing people online for using animal products, you are using an animal product, in order to tell others off for the animal products they use.

(chances are, ‘objective’ vegan sources and Earthlings films, distributed electronically by animal produced devices naturally, probably conveniently failed to tell you this)

And presumably this irony is completely lost on you.

I cannot stress this enough, if you really have such a problem with animal products and are ‘saddened and disgusted by the use of animal products’ as you claim, because you are such a righteous principled person, you will learn to follow your own advice, and log off right now. You will cease all usage of any iPod, phone or computer you possess, because to continue use of these is feeding right back into the practice and system you claim to despise.

Of course, we both know you’ll never do this. Because, how else will you be able to access your vegan themed personal blog and tumblr, and tell people how good of a vegan you want to be by reblogging anti-animal product quotes while using an animal product?

Inb4 “but it’s ok if the animal products are ones that I personally use’

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volpestarks:

spectre or N7?

N7 is the vocational code in the Systems Alliance military. The “N” designates special forces and the “7” refers to the highest level of proficiency. It applies to marines who have graduated from the Interplanetary Combatives Training (ICT) program. Initially, candidates train for more than 20 hours per day, leading small combat teams through hostile terrain with little sleep or food. Trainees who do well are rewarded an internal designation of N1 and are invited to return. Subsequent courses - N2 through N6 - are often held off-planet and include instruction in zero-G combat, military free-fall (parachuting), jetpack flight, combat diving, combat instruction, linguistics, and frontline trauma care for human and alien biology. The highest grade of training, N6, provides actual combat experience in combat zones throughout the galaxy. If the trainee survives these scenarios in “admirable and effective fashion”, he or she finally receives the coveted N7 designation. N7 is the only ICT designation that may be worn on field or dress uniforms.

(via talsi-orah)

Why do people need to be like, “oh, I’m on a diet and today is my cheat day. Cheat with me!” And then they eop you in, and next thing you know you’ve eaten 4 pounds of food and want to die and they’re all happy and giggling and you want to kill them.

Dieting assholes

pocketspooks:

locksandglasses:

I remember when I thought people in their 20’s were adults. Now all of my friends are in their 20’s and everybody is just kind of fumbling around bumping into each other, trying to figure out where the free food is

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jaded16india:

hidingincanada:

spatiotemporalcookies:

 
Colonizability of Africa. (1899)
A map by cartographer John George Bartholomew (1860-1920)

I’m going to take the time to type this out, because, you know, holy shit.

The pink: Healthy colonizable Africa, where European races may be expected to become in time the prevailing type, where essentially European states may be formed.
The yellow: Fairly healthy Africa: but where unfavorable conditions of soil or water supply, or the prior establishment of warlike or enlightened native races or other causes, may effectually prevent European colonization.
The gray: Unhealthy but exploitable Africa: impossible for European colonization but for the most part of the great commercial value and inhabited by fairly docile, governable races; the Africa of the trader and planter and of despotic European control
The brown: Extremely unhealthy Africa

I have no words to describe any of this, except to note that this was a genocide that these bastards planned, and carried out, in many many parts.
Next time someone tells you to “just get over it”, it being the European colonization of the world…. show them this. Some things…. you just don’t ever get over. 

It makes me SICK to think we’re supposed to pick up pieces of ourselves and somehow be not-broken, just because there isn’t *visible* presence of the colonizers anymore.

jaded16india:

hidingincanada:

spatiotemporalcookies:

Colonizability of Africa. (1899)

A map by cartographer John George Bartholomew (1860-1920)

I’m going to take the time to type this out, because, you know, holy shit.

The pink: Healthy colonizable Africa, where European races may be expected to become in time the prevailing type, where essentially European states may be formed.

The yellow: Fairly healthy Africa: but where unfavorable conditions of soil or water supply, or the prior establishment of warlike or enlightened native races or other causes, may effectually prevent European colonization.

The gray: Unhealthy but exploitable Africa: impossible for European colonization but for the most part of the great commercial value and inhabited by fairly docile, governable races; the Africa of the trader and planter and of despotic European control

The brown: Extremely unhealthy Africa

I have no words to describe any of this, except to note that this was a genocide that these bastards planned, and carried out, in many many parts.

Next time someone tells you to “just get over it”, it being the European colonization of the world…. show them this. Some things…. you just don’t ever get over.

It makes me SICK to think we’re supposed to pick up pieces of ourselves and somehow be not-broken, just because there isn’t *visible* presence of the colonizers anymore.

(via unbelievableundefeatable)

kioskstuck:

otter-cha0s:

tanxsinx:

ichthyologist:

Scientists Successfully Implant Lungs into Fish
Scientists have successfully created a goldfish that is capable of breathing atmospheric air. Using advanced microsurgery techniques, researchers at the New South Wales Veterinary Institute implanted a pair of frog lungs into the fish, which survived out of water for 2 hours.
The lungs were connected to the respiratory surface that were naturally found in the gills. The fish was able to conduct gas exchange through the lungs instead of the gills, which allowed it to breath in a terrestrial environment. A very humid chamber was constructed for the goldfish so that it did not dehydrate.
Find out more
Image: KSL.org

why

SCIENCE ISN’T ABOUT WHY IT’S ABOUT WHY NOT

i don’t think you guys understand how important this is if we’re able to put lungs in fish it means we may be able to put gills in humans which means we’re one step closer to becoming mermaids

kioskstuck:

otter-cha0s:

tanxsinx:

ichthyologist:

Scientists Successfully Implant Lungs into Fish

Scientists have successfully created a goldfish that is capable of breathing atmospheric air. Using advanced microsurgery techniques, researchers at the New South Wales Veterinary Institute implanted a pair of frog lungs into the fish, which survived out of water for 2 hours.

The lungs were connected to the respiratory surface that were naturally found in the gills. The fish was able to conduct gas exchange through the lungs instead of the gills, which allowed it to breath in a terrestrial environment. A very humid chamber was constructed for the goldfish so that it did not dehydrate.

Find out more

Image: KSL.org

why

SCIENCE ISN’T ABOUT WHY IT’S ABOUT WHY NOT

i don’t think you guys understand how important this is if we’re able to put lungs in fish it means we may be able to put gills in humans which means we’re one step closer to becoming mermaids

(via candidlycara)