All of you go commission Hearboreal! I mean look at this cute grumpy grump dragon. Look at how adorable he is! Go get one!
This is my dad, his name is David and he has cancer. It started in his stomach and then spread into his liver, blood, bones, and brain and now, after ten years of fighting we’re at the end of the line and he’s going to die soon.
He’s always been a really great dad and my best friend; he raised me all alone from the time I was 7 years old, an still managed to give me a wonderful and loving childhood, and always made me his number one priority. So now I want to do something for him.
For as long as I can remember he’s collected college t-shirts, his goal was to get one from every college in the country, and he has over 300 so far, but he can’t get around so well anymore and I was hoping that maybe, if any of you lived near a college you could send him one to help complete his collection before he dies.
I really love my dad and he’s an incredibly funny, charming, kind person and I’m sure you would all love him if you met him too, and I really want to make this happen for him but I do need help. In return I’ll pay for the shirt and the shipping and even send you a picture of my super cool dad wearing the shirt if you want it! Thank you.
The mailing address is:
David and Tzipporah
New York, ny 10017
for anyone looking for something to do with shirts from colleges they ended up not going to
I DONT ASK FOR MUCH BUT MY GRANDMOTHER IS MISSING AND I NEED THIS TO BE BOOSTED.
She responds to nana and Norma and she’s got Alzheimer’s so she’s a little funky but if you see her please call my sisters
The President is answering your questions tomorrow, and it will be awesome. Tune in Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET on whitehouse.tumblr.com.
You know, if you’re hip to all these things.
Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.
Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!
1. Kill alpha male types
2. Achieve world peace
I’ve actually read a lot of Sapolsky’s work. He’s one of my favorite scientists in the neuro/socio world.
I just watched the documentary and there is so much more about the troop that isn’t in this photoset—not only does the troop have a culture of little aggression and greater cooperation, but any incoming jerk baboons learned within a few months that their shitty behaviour was in no way acceptable, that the troop only rewarded sociability, and they changed accordingly.
If effin’ baboons can learn this there’s pretty much no reason to believe that our only option in dealing with assholes is to just ignore their behaviour and let it continue.