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Animals, Bad, and Cats: vet-and-wild The weird wavs l 've accidentally trained my cat to wake me up I can't stand animals that are obnoxious in the mornings when they want to get up and be fed. So, l've taken a pretty hard stance on ignoring obnoxious morning behavior to avoid reinforcing it. However, Garrus is a very fast learner, and he's noticed that there's a few things I'm really bad at ignoring. I've created the most bizarre alarm 1. Chowing on my phono oord. Ho only dooo it in tho morning when he wants me to get up. I've never seen him do it any other time. It's really hard for me to ignore my cat chewing on something plugged into an outlet. And so I have accidentally trained him to chew on it when I'm being stubborn and I don't want to get out of bed. Solution: unplug the phone and go back to sleep. 2. Swatting at my curtains. He likes to do it when he has the night zoomies and l'm trying to sleep instead of giving him attention. It's a really annoying sound. Like, REALLY annoying. And in my half-asleep state, my initial response was to grumble and tell him to knock it off. Didn't work so well for a cat that is doing an obnoxious behavior to get attention He didn't care that I was yelling at him-he was getting the attention he wanted. The one time l was just too exhausted to deal with him and didn't respond, he gave up pretty quickly. That'o whon I roalizod ho'd boon playing mo. Now I juot ignore it and he stops pretty fast. 3. Changing the temperature on my snake's HerpStat. I don't even know how he started this one, but one day I was lounging in my bed in the morning and I heard the HerpStat beeping like it does when the temp has been changed. And l panicked because I didn't want my snake being burnt to a crisp! Big mistake. My sudden movement out of bed reinforced Garrus, and for the next few days l'd wake up to beeping. I don't know if he was biting it, or nudging it, or what but my attempts to scold him only caused him to make happy "murrrrp" noises because I was acknowledging his presence. I have now placed the HerpStat in a high open drawer so he can't reach it. But I'm still kind of in shock that he learned to do this. Little punk. l think Pavlov is laughing at me clickercake Accidentally reinforced behaviors are an absolute riot clickerpunk Omg my mornings are EXACTLY like this. But my cat has discovered that if she scratches the floor i shoot out of bed because i dont want her peeing on the floor or something.. The moment i sit up in bed she goes "brrrp!" because im awake.. Damn smart cats Source: vet-and-wild 287 notes Cat training

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Crying, Disneyland, and Drunk: Boon Cotter @booncotter Follow A story I want to share cos I think being authentic is your best asset: So, I broke down crying in my interview for @Naughty Dog. 1/x 11:11 AM-5 Sep 2017 1,416 Retweets 3,594 Likes Tweet your reply Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Replying to @booncotter @Naughty_Dog I had just flown halfway around the world, my first time out of Australia, and it was to interview for a job I KNEW I wouldn't get. 2/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h It didn't matter tho, I was so fucking beyond starstruck to be in LA at the Naughty Dog office. I was like a kid at Disneyland. 3/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I went in not overthinking anything, just determined to be myself and meet these fucken rad people I adored. 4/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h During the interview, @bruce_straley walked in and I kinda pooped in my pants a little. He asked me some Q's I had horrible A's for. 5/x 91t282 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Bruce: So you were a lead artist on your last project? How many artists were there? Me: Er... LOL... Just me (Everyone laughs) 6%x 91tl 1 269 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Then he asks "Why do you want to work at Naughty Dog?". I began to answer a true, but rote, response: You're the best, blah blah. 7/x 91tl 12 266 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h But then I stopped and said... "Ugh. No. It's Bill (from TLoU)." and everyone looked at me with this kind of bemused curiosity. 8/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them it was the first time l'd seen a gay man portrayed as this gruff, masculine, tragically heroic type of character. 9/x 91t 17 392 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h He wasn't a punchline to a joke. He wasn't overtly stereotypical. A lot of players didn't even pick up that he was gay. 10/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them thatl saw myself represented for the first time. A burly, hairy daddy bear character, a guy respected and understood. 11/x 91tl 15 391 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h That made me fall in love with evervone here, And telling them that made me start crying. WHO THE FUCK CRIES IN A JOB INTERVIEW? 12/x 4 Boon Cotter @booncotter 10h Anyway, fast forward to 3 hours later and I was shitface drunk on margaritas and hired to work at my favorite game company on Earth. 13/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Moral to the story: Don't underestimate authenticity. Be raw, be vulnerable, be real. That's where your uniqueness shines. 14/x 028 151 1.4K Boon Cotter@booncotter 8h To wrap it up, this was the day. Dat grin wouldn't leave my face, even with Nate giving me stink eye. AUGH 5 more replies gold-talisman: Coworker told this story today and there was a literal outpouring of love. Representation matters 
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Bad, Future, and Graffiti: The BETOOTA ADVOCATE Palaszczuk Says Coral Bleaching Low On List Of Priorities After Rise Of Graffiti In Brisbane OVERELLIE ditor I CONTACT problem Our government -but the Premier soysthey to provide jobe to the environmental funding Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hac decided to stall all are Just geeing it up ople of India and thate today declared the catastrophic damage being untilvve can find a way ·I dont know what these co- caused to the Great Barrier tostop this rise in Reef bycoalmining is nothing hideous street artagainst me but they really track we can look at it compared to the demage being cavsed to Brisbanes the reef is going to have coor said Palaszczuk. trendy inner-city Suburbs to wait by street artists exactly what Il do called scientists have "Maybe further down the need to stop being so anti once I get enough politicel points out of funding a Palaszczuk eayo mabeher onment, might be able to near obsolete Industry back onto its feet, maybe then we can talk Gueensland scientists "If you think coral bleach say that two thirds of the do something about the coral about this precious coral -ing wss bad you need to largest natural living bleching if she can get and the precious tourism take a look at The Valley organism has now boon enough vstes out of the cool operatoro up north nowadays. The Innor-city devastated by severe coral mine to gat elected again. steet art is a complete bleaching, with the most Voters need to remember eye pore She said. Intense damage oecuring that im not on S2ook a further South ths yoar year to do nothing Ipromised iE's actually wite a The future of Australian journalism is not online. It is on two-storey walls in Fortitude Valley. Thanks to the guerrilla artist @scottie.marsh and Queensland Police for only arriving when he was adding the finishing touches.

The future of Australian journalism is not online. It is on two-storey walls in Fortitude Valley. Thanks to the guerrilla artist @scottie.ma...

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