March62014

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3AM
February242014

megdaline:

wilhelminaslayter:

jenniferstolzer:

shaggy2pope:

faetrouble:

pastelmorgue:

theoneguyoverthere:

hangthecode:

Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl

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Jack Sparrow just got way cooler.

BABE

Yo, this is why Norrington said he’s the “worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” and then Jack followed it up with, “But you have heard of me.”

Because Jack was branded a Pirate because he freed people rather than stealing anything. So Norrington, with his sense of duty, knows that Jack has been branded a criminal for actively not being a terrible human being. Norrington is torn between his duty as a naval officer and knowing that Jack is right.

He freed exactly 100 people, that’s why his debt to Jones was 100 souls. Davy has a sick sense of irony after all. Jack freed 100 souls and as a consequence his ship got sunk. Now his ship has been raised and as a consequence, he has to enslave 100 souls. This explains his reluctance to actually pay back the debt.

Crap, the latter portion of this franchise was a lot smarter than I thought it was… 

There’s so much people don’t get about this franchise, the story is really more complex than just “funny drunken pirate meets hottie lady and hottie man with occasional visits from squid man”.

I lost it at “Occasional visits from squid man”

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11PM

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b-b-b-akklava

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4AM

yipnotiq:

YOU GUYS I MADE A THING.

Merry Christmas to my boyfriend and actual Pokemon master Christopher Griffin ^~^

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February232014
thefuuuucomics:

wilwheaton:

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down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

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fandom jesus

thefuuuucomics:

wilwheaton:

thejungleofmufasa:

andrysb24:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

fandom jesus

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February162014
February142014

thebrainscoop:

On Marius the zoo giraffe that was fed to lions

In case you missed it, the Copenhagen Zoo is under critical fire from animal rights activists after administrators decided to kill Marius, a two-year-old reticulated giraffe. This decision came about because zookeepers recognized Marius was not suitable for mating due to his inbred nature. He was killed with a bolt gun, the same type of device used to kill livestock before butchering. In addition to this, in front of a crowd of people (including children), the giraffe was skinned and disarticulated, and his meat fed to zoo lions and other predators. 

Since I’ve received a lot of requests for my opinion, here it is: 

I think this is really, really interesting, and not to be insensitive to people who may be feeling very upset about this, I think it was cool. Zoos are not in the business of saving wildlife, they are in the business of business. Breeding programs help keep that business alive, and zoos are not necessarily concerned with sacrificing resources on a ‘product’ (e.g. animal) when directors or administration do not feel that investment will pay off in the end. There is a definite return on investment here, and if they’ve got an animal that will not be viable for continuing along in the zoo’s breeding program then they’ve got a business decision to make. In this case they used the situation as an educational opportunity, teaching children and adults alike the value of understanding the circle of life. 

Could the Copenhagen Zoo have sent the giraffe to another zoo? Maybe, but then that zoo would also be faced with the business problem of investing resources into sustaining this animal knowing full well it was not suitable for breeding. In order to ensure zoos aren’t going into nature and plucking a giraffe out of the wild every time they need a new giraffe, this system of breeding within captive populations is a good one. In this case, Marius would not have been able to provide a return on the investment. In addition to this, the zoo has admitted that they cull dozens of animals for this same reason every year

We can personify this animal and say the giraffe was victimized, targeted, or simply that an innocent creature was killed, but I encourage someone who is truly upset about this issue to take their problem up with the nature of zoo breeding programs worldwide. Marius’ fate was quite possibly determined for him before he was born. The Copenhagen Zoo administrators took advantage of this situation to deliver a unique and educational message to their visitors. If this has to be the way in which zoos function - the continuous breeding, inbreeding and culling of their stock - then I hope more facilities take advantage of the inevitable by turning the process into a teaching opportunity for everyone. 

Sources:

CNN
Photos from The New York Times: Anger Erupts After Danish Zoo Kills a ‘Surplus’ Giraffe
Time World

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11AM

im-not-gay-i-swear:

-sharkbites:

sebastianmoranactualsniper:

ghostifying:

OH MY GOD

SCREAMS AND DIES 

DOES A BACKFLIP

*HIGH PITCHED SCREAMING*

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February122014