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Tumblr, Blog, and Norway: space-pics: The Northern Lights from atop Offersoykammen mountain in Norway’s Lofoten Islands.

space-pics: The Northern Lights from atop Offersoykammen mountain in Norway’s Lofoten Islands.

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Blessed, Cats, and Family: PAT petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)
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Memes, Academy, and American: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky An American flag rests atop a headstone at the gravesite of Sen. John McCain at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis.

An American flag rests atop a headstone at the gravesite of Sen. John McCain at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis.

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Apple, Beard, and Beautiful: 62,681 do all Americans have pet eagles? Yes I remember my first eagle ceremony when I turned nine. The first eagle you get is always declawed, which I always thought was pretty inhumane, but it was a good way to ease into caring for the birds. My eagle (named Baldy, because I wasnt a terribly clever child) was already quite old when I received him (he was a rescue eagle, luckily) but I did have him until I was 16. I don't know if I was more excited about getting my drivers license that year or my new eagle! You should have seen the party we had when I got him, too! Grilled hot dogs and fire works and lemonade... obviously I named my beautiful new eagle Freedom. He's too big to keep inside anymore, unfortunatey but we've got a pretty comfortable roost for him on our apartment's balcony Ah, yes, the eagle ceremony! My Justice and I remember his quite well. (They had just come out with telepathic link transplants when I got him, which is how I know he remembers it.) Our celebration was quite modest, compared to Freedom's-apple pie under a cloudless summer sky as we signed our Declaration of Interdependence. I still have the inked and talon-plerced document hanging on my wall. what is this Get out Canada I was so scared during my pet eagle ceremony I almost threw up. But Stonewall Jackson and I have been best friends ever since. My dad and grandfather built a really massive roost behind the house for my eagle and my sisters' eagles. Stonewall always waits for me when I get home from class since schools are getting so over protective and strict these days and won't allow eagles indoors. Which just goes to show how much we're bubble wrapping kids today. Back in the day, if you couldn't handle a few stitches because you pissed off the wrong kid's eagle you had to just man up and learn your lesson! Ooo, I never miss a chance to tell this story! I had a rather unusual first eagle ceremony. The traditional giant American flag that you wave around to summon your eagle had been severely damaged the week prior (a ceremony that had not gone according to plan, but the child only suffered minor talon wounds. The flag took the brunt of the attack). Anyway, I couldn't use the normal flag so we had to search ALL OVER for one suitable for eagle summoning. Unfortunately the stripes weren't the correct shade of patriotic red so everyone was worried an eagle wouldn't show up at all. I had to stand in the middle of that wheat field, the wind creating amber waves out of it, shaking that flag in the air for over three hours. Everyone was just about to give up when suddenly Patriot appeared out of nowhere! He came to me so quickly it was like he was apologizing for being late. And we've been together ever since. Some people think it's excessive to have two eagles. But what can I say, I'm a two eagles kind of guy. Well, I can say, "You must be a terrorist to call me out over my excesses," but I digress. We don't have many open fields around here, so I got Liberty by waving my flag atop a decommissioned WWll aircraft carrier. I was kicking a couple of boxes of tea into the harbor for good measure, and there she was. I loved her so much I repeated the process a year later and got young Colbert here. It's hard work, raising two eagles, but I have two shoulders, after all. Besides, I know that the secret to happy and healthy eagles is plenty of Bud Light. Oh man, the eagle ceremony. I was a weird fucking kid, okay, so l was totally sure that the eagle ceremony wasn't just going to net me my eagle and deepen the mystical bond between a citizen and their country, I thought I was going to get to turn into an eagle too. So me and my mom and my dad and my little brother are all standing in the old civil war battleground, surrounded by the ghosts of our fallen soldiers, and all and the problem here- it's not usually a problem because I make sure to shave my beard off twice a day, three times on sundays- was that I am, actually, born on the fourth of July. So it wasn't just one eagle that showed up, it was pretty much every big old patriotic warbird in Missouri, all flapping around confused and pissed off, their innate senses of direction completely fucked up by the way firecracker babies warp America's natural system of ley lines. And I was six, so grabbed the flag and ran with it over my shoulders, rippling in the wind, thinking it was going to turn into wings for me and I would go be an eagle with all the other eagles. Instead I just got mobbed by a freaked-out mess of nationalistic avians who all weighed more than I did. I lost half my nose and my whole left arm and spent most of fourth grade in reconstructive surgery getting machine guns welded on to the shattered remains of my ulna. Completely missed my little brother's eagle ceremony, which I wil always regret, but it was all worth it to have met Columbia. I never did turn into an eagle on the outside, but I like to think those long hours in the hospital, feeding her rubbing alcohol and my own blood, have made me an eagle in my heart. you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com srsfunny: Do All Americans Really Have Pet Eagles?
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Blessed, Cats, and Cute: PAT peep-toe-shoes: saulof-tarsus: catholic-aviator: mademoisellesarcasme: petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.) @catholic-aviator this entire post looks 150% up your alley(cat) very much so, and God bless you for showing me this glory. @pipplesthepenguin Cats are so magnificent. I want to cry. Look at them. So brave. So cute.
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Alive, Animals, and Dad: Megan Monday 8:01 PM I dont think you're ready for the level of wierd shit I can message you Monday 8:36 PM I always like telling people the story of my first dog, Rusty. We called him that because when he was just a lil pup he stepped on a rusty nail and got tetanus. Unfortunately we had to amputate his leg but he was still the happiest three-legged dog you've ever seen. Not as happy as a 4 legged dog obviously but still pretty happy. One day though he stepped on a rusty nail again and we couldn't afford the medical bills so my dad had to put him down. The last night I spent with Rusty is probably my most shameful yet emotional memory of all time. I wanted to give him a goodbye treat and have something to remember him by so I decided to do our favorite tradition. I slathered up my balls with peanut butter and let hin lick it off. I just wasnt ready to let go so I did it again and again all night hoping morning would never come By the time Rusty's last morning came we went through 3 tubs of peanut butter and my balls were sore and bleeding, but it was worth it to say goodbye to my buddy We had Rusty's funeral while he was still alive, which was a little un orthodox but whatever, 1 had never been to a dog funeral before and I didnt know how they would work. My father, who was a preacher ave the eulogy and told the whole family that the Lord cares not for animals, as they are inferior species to Humans, who were created in his own likeness. Suffice it to say. Rusty was going to burn in hell for all eternity for no reason other than that he wasnt human-I guess not all dogs go to heaven. The funeral ended with a viking-style funeral pyre, which Rusty was placed on top of. I protested to my father but he insisted that he was supposed to be alive atop the pyre. His howls atop that burning pile of tires will forever be the most beautifully haunting sound I have ever heard, etched into my mind and resurfacing in my nightmares as I sleep. After the service my dad made me sweep up all the ashes because "You need to learn how to clean up after your pets Sent Her bio said please message me some weird shit
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Tumblr, Blog, and Blue: Alvia Alcedo deviantart: Painted atop a thinly sliced agate, this delicate pendant features a blue dragon in flight.“Blue sky dragon” by AlviaAlcedo.

deviantart: Painted atop a thinly sliced agate, this delicate pendant features a blue dragon in flight.“Blue sky dragon” by AlviaAlcedo.

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Blessed, Cats, and Cute: PAT peep-toe-shoes: saulof-tarsus: catholic-aviator: mademoisellesarcasme: petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.) @catholic-aviator this entire post looks 150% up your alley(cat) very much so, and God bless you for showing me this glory. @pipplesthepenguin Cats are so magnificent. I want to cry. Look at them. So brave. So cute.
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God, Moses, and Mount Sinai: God reveals himself to Moses atop Mount Sinai (2000 BC)

God reveals himself to Moses atop Mount Sinai (2000 BC)

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Animals, Bad, and Dude: Mallory Ortberg Follow @mallelis one of these days everything you've ever called your "spirit animal" is going to show up and it's going to make you go on a fucking quest 2:10 PM 22 Oct 2013 Mallory Ortberg @mallelis Follow and it's going to be awful. It will last for MONTHS and you will be d hallucinate and you will hate it. 2:11 PM 22 Oct 2013 and exhausted and you will Mallory Ortberg @mallelis Follow "Sorry," the GIF of a Rupaul's Drag Race contestant/6os-era Joan Didion/whatever the fuck else will say. "You asked. This is how it works." 2:11 PM 22 Oct 2013 Mallory Ortberg Follow @mallelis "Please," you'll beg, covered in ram's blood. "I don't want to learn any more spells. I don't want this." TOO BAD YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL IS HERE 2:12 PM- 22 Oct 2013 Mallory Ortberg Follow @mallelis And it won't stop there, because you've never just called ONE THING your spirit animal and left it at that.They all want a turn 2:13 PM - 22 Oct 2013 Mallory Ortberg У Follow @mallelis You will perch atop a waterfall in a murmuring cave in the cold heart of a witch mountain for a thousand vears until you can talk to birds 2:13 PM - 22 Oct 2013 Mallory Ortberg @mallelis Follow fuck that last part sounds cool scratch that 2:13 PM - 22 Oct 2013 Mallory Ortberg @mallelis Follow "Stop hitting yourself," the ghost of Gore Vidal will say. "You asked for a spirit animal. Isn't this what you wanted?" Everything hurts 2:18 PM - 22 Oct 2013 Mallory Ortberg @mallelis У Follow "No, I--I just sort of meant that I thought you were cool," you whisper That's not at all what spirit animals are," the darkness replie 2:21 PM - 22 Oct 2013 Osutein @osutein @mallelis Oof, kinda regretting watching Shame last night & calling Michael Fassbender's penis my spirit animal. 2h Follow @mallelis ibait躙bUU y fue: kj tng g沁萄1(劜(guesi @osutein h a wes fum gn dude 2:21 PM -22 Oct 2013 <p><a href="http://upthewitchypunx.tumblr.com/post/64877500126/i-come-by-it-honestly-mallory-orberg-on-fire-on" class="tumblr_blog">upthewitchypunx</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://i-come-by-it-honestly.tumblr.com/post/64754525123/mallory-orberg-on-fire-on-twitter-today-as">i-come-by-it-honestly</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mallelis">Mallory Orberg</a> on fire on twitter today (as usual).</p> </blockquote> <p>lulz</p> </blockquote>
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Dating, Norway, and Viking: A Viking sword dating back over 1,000 years ago was discovered by reindeer hunters at an elevation of 5,400 feet, atop a mountain in Southern Norway.

A Viking sword dating back over 1,000 years ago was discovered by reindeer hunters at an elevation of 5,400 feet, atop a mountain in Souther...

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Blessed, Cats, and Cute: PAT gokuma: averycreativeusername: peep-toe-shoes: saulof-tarsus: catholic-aviator: mademoisellesarcasme: petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.) @catholic-aviator this entire post looks 150% up your alley(cat) very much so, and God bless you for showing me this glory. @pipplesthepenguin Cats are so magnificent. I want to cry. Look at them. So brave. So cute. I love cats What kind of kitty is Togo? He (she) looks very fierce
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Finn, Head, and Jedi: L'IL REBEL <p><a href="https://allronix.tumblr.com/post/139549333070/finnrey-peanuts-wake-up-finn" class="tumblr_blog">allronix</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://finnrey-peanuts.tumblr.com/post/139040131964">finnrey-peanuts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wake-up-finn.tumblr.com/post/139034136098">wake-up-finn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kissingcullens.tumblr.com/post/139034016314">kissingcullens</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://erindodge.tumblr.com/post/139033790263">erindodge</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><img alt="thumb" src="http://i.imgur.com/MsK0B1Q.jpg"/></p> <p><b>Baby Love</b></p> <p>FinnRey Finn and Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hang out with their baby. The next generation of Jedi!</p> </blockquote> <p>[image:  Top image, Finn holds his young daughter, in the middle of saying something to her.  The child is wearing a red shirt that reads “Li’l Rebel” on the back, complete with the Symbol of the Resistance.  Her hair is put up into three buns atop her head.<br/><br/>Bottom image:  Rey, coming in from the left of the frame, looks at Finn and their daughter, who both smile welcomingly at her, little hearts above all their heads.]</p> </blockquote> <p>OH MAH GAWD THIS IS EVERYTHING IVE DREAMED OF! LOOK AT THE BABY’S POOFS! To </p> </blockquote> <p>She’s their little baby Rey 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭</p> </blockquote> <p>How adorable</p></blockquote>

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Memes, Pearl Harbor, and 🤖: The AmericanFlag flies atop the WhiteHouse at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The AmericanFlag flies atop the WhiteHouse at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

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