I got ya, Brother!!
I was giggling the entire time I made this one. Only one month to go until the Bluths’ glorious return!
Each morning, like clockwork, they board the subway, off to begin their daily routine amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
But these aren’t just any daily commuters. These are stray dogs who live in the outskirts of Moscow Russia and commute on the underground trains to and from the city centre in search of food scraps.
Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.
Experts studying the dogs, who usually choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train, say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop – after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.
Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city centre to the suburbs.
Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: “These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city centre, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway – to get to the centre in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.”
Dr Poiarkov told how the dogs like to play during their daily commute. He said: “They jump on the train seconds before the doors shut, risking their tails getting jammed. They do it for fun. And sometimes they fall asleep and get off at the wrong stop.”
The dogs have also amazingly learned to use traffic lights to cross the road safely, said Dr Poiarkov. And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty morsels of shawarma, a kebab-like snack popular in Moscow.
With children the dogs “play cute” by putting their heads on youngsters’ knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy – and scraps.
Dr Poiarkov added: “Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists.”
Our dog is effing useless.
This xkcd comic has had my attention for the past few weeks, and it should have yours too. It was posted March 25th, and it is constantly changing. It originally featured a couple sitting on a hill. Then the couple started walking around, then they started building a sand castle, and so on. I think it changes every day, and checking in to see how their work is progressing has become part of my daily routine.
This further confirms how much I love xkcd. When author Randall Munroe has a great idea, he goes to great lengths to express and fulfil it. Plus one time he answered my question on “What If…” :-D
Just found this link - it animates the entire “Time” development so far, and it’s beautiful: http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/
Buster: I never thought I’d miss a hand so much.
Out on a Limb - 2x11
While everyone in my facebook feed was switching over to the red equal signs, I wanted to show my support for marriage equality while sticking with my theme of movie images. The solution? The heartwarming hobbit-on-hobbit manlove pictured above.
“I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I’m… naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil… between me… and the wheel of fire! I can see him… with my waking eyes!”
“Then let us be rid of it… once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!”
“If I can figured out how to not stress about being broke, it’ll almost be like not being broke.”
This dude makes me extremely happy.
If you haven’t heard of her, Stoya is a pornstar. She also performs as an aerialist (worth checking out on YouTube) and occasionally writes for Vice. All naked stuff aside, the pieces she writes are usually blunt, down-to-Earth, and pretty funny.
Her newest piece is the best counterpoint to every Cosmo sex tip I’ve ever seen or heard about. Forget ice cubes, wandering fingers, and the other myriad of “hot sex tips guys love.” The real way to turn someone on is… ask them what turns them on and then do that. This ain’t no rocket surgery.
For a laugh, the worst (and therefore best) Cosmo tip I’ve ever seen: Put your panties in the freezer for a day, then when your man is naked in bed, rub them all over him. That’s some serial killer style behavior. I don’t know what it means when a mainstream magazine tells that shit to its audience and a pornstar advocates open and honest communication, but I’m gonna side with the pretty naked lady.
It may be 13 years old, and it may have been after the golden age of The Simpsons, but this is pure genius now and forever.