if you say your hair has never annoyed you to the point of wanting to shave your head you’re lying
you are friend
i like you smile
smile human smile i love you
Swiggity swag the friendship stag
Jim and Jamie Dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves,” lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness of Yellowstone. They came to know wolves as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above all devoted to family.
"Only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "They are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. This is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. The bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."
They add, “Rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. So often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” The Dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.
But as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the American west, their public demonization continues. Say the Dutchers, “As we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves with the widest audience possible.”
It’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire Yellowstone ecosystem. Wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey.
IM DYING BECAUSE I CHANGED MY DASHBOARD THEME TO THIS PICTURE OF BILLY RAY CYRUS AND THEN THIS HAPPENED
OH MY GOD NO BILLY RAY THAT PIZZA IS NOT FOR YOU
one day I’m going to post all of these to facebook at once and never talk to anyone in this fucking state again
god I hate the south
Every time I think of the black market, I actually imagine a market, with little stalls selling illegal things like nuclear weapons and organs.
I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE
WAIT SO THAT’S NOT WHAT IT IS
"QUICK THE COPS ARE COMING!" *everyone frantically tries to collapse their trestle tables*
psa: feminazi is a fucking disgusting term that compares fighting for women’s rights to genocide.
it was coined by rush limbaugh (that alone should be enough to make you stay far far away from it)
it is a racist term, and it is disrespectful to marginalized groups who suffered in nazi germany (so jews, rroma, lgbt folks, people with disabilities, etc.)
do not use it.
if you disagree with feminists: do not use it
if you are a feminist: do not reclaim it
How you can tell they will grow up to be good guard dogs
Dear future son/daughter
I know that I may not be the best parent, but swear on my mother fucking life that I will never leave you at the supermarket checkouts alone because I know that shit is terrifying and I’m not a fucking monster