“Life was simpler when cats had eyebrows”

This grim kitty single-handedly dismantled the patriarchy.

via 23 Ugly Medieval Cat Paintings That Will Speak To Your Soul

If you ever need to retrieve your severed penis from a cat (or, I guess, any severed penis), apparently fish will do the trick.

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to B or not to BnB

What’s Yours Was Mine: An Airbnb Review: By

[…]Which brings me to your day planner, in the poorly locked top drawer of the desk. Who is “Q”? You and s/he sure seem to have had a lot of dinners last month, plus that long weekend in the Pfalz. And “N”? To be honest, Elfriede, you seem kind of overcommitted. There are all sorts of people out there, not all of whom will understand you. Take, for instance, the dark-chocolate-orange Häagen-Dazs in your freezer. It’s my favorite flavor. And my choice refreshment is the Lagavulin that I see you’ve stored behind the stylish garments in your closet. Coincidence?

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via What’s Yours Was Mine: An Airbnb Review – The New Yorker.

Smart little ditty that encapsulates why Airbnb gives me the heebie-jeebies.

I finally used AirBnB as a guest for the first time a little bit ago. The hardest thing for me was not trying on the person’s shoes. I understand that sounds gross & weird, because it completely is. She just had a lovely collection that kept staring at me from the hallway. I pointedly ignored the faint, raspy whispers.. “Liiiiiisa. We’re just your size. I bet we’d be cuuuute on yooou. We just missssss feeeeeet.”

Asshole manipulative adorable shoes. I didn’t touch them, thank god, because I don’t need to be that person. We actually had quite a perfect Airbnb experience, so I highly recommend it (and by it, I really only mean one person’s apartment in Brooklyn, because that’s all I know).


check out SlideRule & learn learn learn

SlideRule’s reach is extensive and covers many popular education providers, like Codecademy, Khan Academy, Udemy, and MIT Open Courseware. You can browse by provider or through subjects like Computers & Technology, Business & Economics, and Law. SlideRule also has a review system so users can rate courses and help you avoid the ones that aren’t worth your time. The service is fairly new so there isn’t an overabundance of reviews yet, but as more people use it, the review system will get better. Start searching for online classes by checking the link below.

via SlideRule Searches for the Best Online Courses in Any Category.

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xkcd: Before the Internet

 

via xkcd: Before the Internet.

 

 

It totally was not worth it.


twitter / @crushingbort on boatmurder

via Twitter / crushingbort: thank you cnn I’m glad these ….


How to Cohabitate with a Loved One

 

GIVE THEM MORE SPACE

Mostly what is important for peaceful cohabitation is giving each other space, especially space to be weird, or drifty, or checked out. The most challenging part of sharing tight quarters with someone can be the pressure to always be on – chipper, connected, energetic, entertaining. But we are all weird animals, and sometimes we’re locked in our heads for no reason. We feel quiet or moody and it’s no one’s fault…

 

Giving each other the space to be authentically in the mood you’re in, without the pressure to fake it for each other, builds trust and love and appreciation and prevents weird fights about nothing. So do it.

via How to Cohabitate with a Loved One – The Bold Italic – San Francisco.

If you’re a hermit crab who loves personal space, just date another hermit crab that loves personal space. It’s so fun to stay home together and stay home apart.


A Virtual Reality Train Ride & Height & Paranoia

As anyone who’s been to a gig and isn’t six feet tall has probably experienced, being surrounded by people taller than you—why does that always happen?—can be annoying at best, and kind of scary at worst. There’s a certain vulnerability that comes with suddenly feeling shorter than those around you. A paper published online today in the journal Psychiatry Research looks at part of this phenomenon, by investigating the relation between height and paranoia.

The study, which was led by researchers at Oxford University and funded by the Medical Research Council, found that being shorter made people feel more mistrustful of those around them. They came to this conclusion after a virtual reality experiment in which participants took two virtual rides on the London Underground; one at their own height, and one with their height artificially reduced by 25cm about a head. They weren’t told that their line of sight had been lowered until after the study.

 

via A Virtual Reality Train Ride Reveals a Link Between Height and Paranoia | Motherboard.

And for anyone whose immediate reaction is “duhh wear heels then” — yes. That is spectacular advice for people taking public transportation who are already anxious and paranoid about those around them. Knowing a toddler could probably outrun you really eases the fear.

And no, I don’t want to use the easy “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” reference, but I just did 😦