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Alive, Animals, and Children: (Ja)ded @thefathippy 20h maooo000 Judy Harris Yesterday at 5:04 PM. 0+ Why the zoo charge us to look at animals they stole? this ain't even yall shit Sharon @MySharona1987 Replying to @thefathippy To be fair, they are doing a lot to help pandas screw. 4:56 AM- 11 Jul 2018 mysharona1987: little-butch-crouton: severelynerdysheep: somehavegonemissing: spookyboyfelix: princess-nakamoto: mysharona1987: No, seriously: I do think zoos do a *lot* of good. Much of the time. It’s not necessarily a Seaworld situation. Yeah a lot of animals don’t even have habitats anymore anyway. So zoos are just giving them a home. Even if people come to see them nearly everyday, its better then being kicked out of their habitat eventually by man. The funds from zoos are often used to feed the animals anyway (most zoos are non profit they cant use that money for people) if you pay to go to the zoo you are paying to keep those animals alive Zoos also educate people about animals, allowing for people to fall in love with the weird and wonderful. They help promote habitat preservation and putting a stop to poaching. Please don’t dismiss zoos, they’re not the same places as they used to be in the 1800s, or even the mid 1900s. So while Zoos are absolutely miles better than they were historical, there are still many serious issues. In terms of education, while I totally get why most people believe that zoos teach people (children especially) about how to protect animals and their habitats and are great places of education, this is not actually the case. In reality viewing captive animals in zoos only teaches people how animals react to boredom, depression, and stress in captive situations. The most effective methods of education in zoos come via presenting videos, documentaries, interactive modules, graphic displays, and computer simulations. which all show animals in their natural environments and do not require any animals to actually be kept in zoos. In terms of the work Zoos to in regards to species conservation and habitat preservation, zoos really are not effective, especially compared to other conservation and preservation work. While there are zoos that do good conservation work, most of the significant conservation work is not from zoos but other organizations that work with wildlife and natural habitats. Most animals in captivity are not even classified as endangered, with the priority of Zoos being in getting hold of animals popular with visitors, rather than those who face extinction. When it comes to breeding programs (and breeding animals in captivity aren’t the best way to help in conservation)   zoos do spend plenty of money on these programs however half of the animals being bred by Zoos are not classed as endangered in the wild and 25% are not threatened species but ones popular with visitors. It’s also actually massively more expensive to keep animals captive in zoos than to protect equivalent numbers of them in the wild! When it comes to the research, few Zoos actually support meaningful scientific research (with fewer employing scientists with full-time research jobs) and of those that do employ scientists its common for these scientists to study free-living animals rather than those within the zoo. Due to the nature of any research that does take place in zoos, the results of this research also generates little information about how to best conserve species in the wild as studies of captive animals have limited benefits to animals in the wild and animals brought up in captivity are less likely to survive in the wild if reintroduced as they often don’t have the natural behaviors needed for survival in the wild. More effective methods of habitat preservation and species conservations would be a multipronged approach tackling habitat loss and climate change, investing in conservation programs in the wild, education, working with local communities, seriously addressing poaching etc. and also to move away from the Zoo model towards more ethical and effective models of species conservation.  Just a few of the other ethical issues with Zoos include surplus animals, who, when grow older, and are less attractive to patrons, will often be sold or killed. Animals who breed frequently also are sometimes sold to game farms and ranches where hunters pay to kill them and other surplus animals are sometimes sold to roadside zoos,, private individuals, animal dealers, or to laboratories for experimentation purposes. The animals not sold often end up being fed to other zoo animals. In terms of the health of these captive animals, many develop health conditions and mental health problems such as Zoochosis. Of course, a major problem with zoos as well is that the animals who live there are kept in enclosures that don’t allow them to live their lives in a natural way and don’t compare with the natural habitat the animals were meant to be in. Zoo animals have to spend day after day, week after week, year after year in the exact same enclosure. This makes their lives very monotonous. Take elephants, for example, elephants in the wild, are used to traveling many miles a day in herds of about ten related adults and their offspring but in zoos are usually kept in pairs or even isolated in incredibly small enclosures compared to what they are used to in the wild. Elephants kept in zoos often show many signs of being mental distress and the average lifespan of elephants in zoos is around 16-18 years, instead of the 50-70 years they can live in the wild. I’m just going to copy paste your response when people ask me what I’m going to school for. I’m very pro zoo and I want animals in their natural habitat just as much. This is genuinely quite an interesting discussion.
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Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker DENMARK UNITED STATES S20 an hour 5Weeks paid vacation Pension Plarn Doesn't have to struggle to get by. $9an hour No paid vacation No Pension Plan Has to choose between buying food or clothes. fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15 iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both. kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit Its corporate greed, plain and simple. It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”. Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995. They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies. But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either.  Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far. Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US. In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere. The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine. and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.
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Birthday, Douchebag, and Facebook: dex ORIGINAL NOV Windex the Bean 15 726. 2113 Paint the Bean black so they can't Windex it NOV 13 726. 2113 Paint Thinner Pour Paint Thinner On The Bean After They Paint It Black So We Can Windex NOV 13 frosttrix: extremedistressorstellarblowjob: queen-of-heck: brightoncemore: todayiwrotenothing: gay-jesus-probably: solongstarbird: akamine-chan: phantomofthebookstore: dragonastra: jasperzilla: moose-shampoo: if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in the midwest, this is it.  You missed some of the best ones the best part about it is that the art installation isn’t actually called the Bean. It’s called Cloud Gate, and artist Anish Kapoor (yes, THAT Anish Kapoor) hates that we call it the Bean. But i mean, look at it. It’s a bean. How could you forget this one though I HAD NO FUCKING IDEA THAT THE BEAN WAS CREATED BY ANISH KAPOOR. someone help me why is anish kapoor important what did he do? Alright sit down for some Art World Drama bcause this is what I live for. So, sometime last year (?) science invented Vantablack, which is the darkest possible shade of black. Art world got incredibly excited. But as it needs to be very carefully made in a lab, it’s hard to get a hold of, and is extremely expensive. Enter Anish Kapoor, aka FuckFace McGee. Anish Kapoor buys the rights to Vantablack. He is the only human being on the planet that can legally use it, and he’s kind of a prick about it. Art world is not thrilled with that. Enter Stuart Semple. Stuart Semple is an artist, and also makes pigments to sell in his free time. Stuart Semple is astoundingly pissed about this Vantablack nonsense, and Anish Kapoor’s dickery. Stuart Semple makes a new pigment, the brightest shade of pink ever, called Pinkest Pink, and puts it for sale on the internet. To be bought by everybody except Anish Kapoor. Literally, to purchase, you need to confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, do not associate with him, and will not sell or give the pigment to Anish Kapoor or his associates. Art world has a good laugh, everyone buys Pinkest Pink because it’s awesome, and damn it we deserve something. Anish Kapoor however is a penis, and will not take this lying down, because HOW DARE he not have literally everything. Anish Kapoor gets his London associates to buy him a thing of Pinkest Pink, and being such a classy human being, posts a picture to instagram of him with his middle finger covered in Pinkest Pink, captioned with “Up yours. #pink” Everyone flips shit, because. Y’know. Fuck that guy. Especially Stuart Semple. For context here, Anish Kapoor is one of the richest artists on the planet, and has repeatedly been referred to as everything wrong with the art world, and the epitome of the art worlds elitism problem. He’s a giant douchebag. Meanwhile Stuart Semple makes pigments just to get them out there. He turns 0 profit from his now enourmously popular pigments. Stuart Semple launches an investigation as to who the fuck leaked Pinkest Pink, and plans to strike back. He does so by releasing two new products. First is Diamond Dust, which is a glitter made from glass, so that a painting is still visible after it’s applied, but glitters like a mofo. It’s the most reflective glitter out there, and is available to everyone who isn’t Anish Kapoor. And it being made of glass, if you stick your finger in there, it’s going to hurt quite a bit, so that was Stuart Semple’s way of saying “shove your middle finger in this, asshole, see what happens”. Except without saying that, because he can get an insult across while still being fucking classy. He also releases Black 2.0, created with the help of over a thousand artists worldwide. Black 2.0 is the answer to Vantablack. Black 2.0 is a slightly less black black, but looks functionally the same to the human eye. It’s completely safe, smells like cherries, and costs four pounds. Vantablack is highly toxic, potentially explosive, needs to be applied in a special laboratory and sealed properly, can’t be moved across borders, can reach 300 degrees celsius if you’re not extremely careful, and costs thousands of dollars. Anish Kapoor is the only human being who can use Vantablack. He is the only human being who cannot use Black 2.0. So I think we can guess who got the better deal. And thus the feud ends, Kapoor defeated. …But not quite. Kapoor, in this entire afair, has made exactly two comments to the public. The first being his charming message about aquiring Pinkest Pink, the second being claiming to Buzzfeed that he and his small army of lawyers will be suing Semple, an extremely poor artist who cannot afford a lawyer. No lawsuit has been made yet, fyi. The point is, Kapoor is a prick, and doesn’t like talking to the lower classes. So one day in July 2017, he decides he needs another floor on his London studio apartment, and starts making arrangements to have it built. His neighbors are fucking pissed, because this will ruin the light of their apartments. They call to Semple to save them, or at the very least piss Kapoor off some more. Semple answers to the call, and releases two new paints, Phaze and Shift, as always, banned to Kapoor. They change colours, Phaze with temperature, and Shift is just iridescent. Shift needs to be painted over Black 2.0 to work, and Phaze just works on its own. So that’s been the art world for the last two years. Basically, get fucked Anish Kapoor your bean sucks and so does your vantablack. Stuart Semple is organising a bean-kissing event for Anish Kapoor’s birthday. Reblogging for “By attending this event you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated with Anish Kapoor, you are not attending on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information, and belief this event will not be attended by Anish Kapoor.” ALSO HE JUST POSTED THIS!!!!!! LIGHTEST LIGHT! I know this isn’t my art blog but this entire post gives me life im sorry is that man holding a real actual miniature star in his hands
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Being Alone, Christmas, and College: You get 1 Billion dollarsbu You have to spend ALL of it in one weekend or lose everything nyctaeus: goingtopshelf: punchbuggydragon: breelandwalker: irontargaryen: *cracks neck* my time has come Okay, first? Pay off all your debts. Take out a small loan and pay it off right away. Buy several hundred vacant houses. Schedule repairs for said houses with reputable contractors and make sizable down payments in advance. Get everything in writing and hang onto those deeds. Buy a large open parcel of land that is being auctioned for development. And when I say large, I mean LARGE. Sink millions into paying off people’s Kickstarters / college loans / medical bills / mortgages, and give generously charity organizations. That alone will carry off a lot of money. Once you’ve got things down to a reasonable level, say $1m, buy yourself a house, furnishings, appliances, and a dependable car. Pay everything off so that you own it free and clear. Purchase about $200k worth of something easy to liquidate (i.e. gold, gems, bonds, stocks). Put the rest onto prepaid credit cards and wait for Monday to roll around. NOW THE FUN BEGINS. You now have commendable credit and a shining public reputation. Fix up and flip those houses, sell them for fair market value or below to families who need them, or create non-profit homeless shelters. (After all, it’s not like you need to “make” money, this is all running on the proceeds from the property sales.) Sell the parcel of land to developers, or donate it to public works as a park or open space. Have them name it after you. Retire to your fully furnished home. Liquidate your extra assets, or leave them to appreciate in value for a later date. Make Christmas epic with those gift cards. Keep the extra money in the bank and keep your day job. And don’t worry about taxes when return time rolls around, because you’ll be able to write off several millions’ worth of charitable donations. Basically this This is someone who paid attention in finance class. 

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Alive, Facts, and Love: STORICAL | "Victoria Woodhull, prostitute, spiritualist, STERICAL Wall Street broker, publisher of a national FACTS newspaper, ran for President of the United States against Ulysses S. Grant and Horace Greeley in 1872," notes Irving Wallace. "Her platform supported free love, short skirts, abolition of the death penalty, vegetarianism, excess-profit taxes, birth control, better public housing easier divorce laws, world government, and female orgasm."Truly a woman ahead of her time. mollokoplus: mugglebornandraised: tadeuszkosciuszkoscoffee: reservoircat: captainscullyful: characterflaws: misslunasapphire: gerutha: phoenixaskani: If this woman was alive today, she’d have my vote. Shit. #she put frederick douglass on her ballot as v.p. too #unfortunately he didn’t know about it at the time #he read about it in the papers and was like ‘is this chick serious’ Victoria Woodhull 2016 This fails to mention that she was the first woman to run for US president, as well as being the first woman stockbroker on Wall Street alongside her sister Tennie Claflin, and their newspaper published the first English translation of the Communist Manifesto known to date @reservoircat HEY LOOK WHAT JUST POPPED UP ON MY DASH YES, I HAVE *OPINIONS* ABOUT THIS POST. Okay, for starters, Victoria wasn’t a sex worker. She wasn’t necessarily anti-sex worker in the manner of the time–she viewed it as a societal ill that occurred because of the inequality of women and the power structure which allowed and abused such sex work. But she very much wanted to destroy the structures that forced many women into sex work and sex trafficking. The claims that Victoria herself was a sex worker come from two things: her supportive stance on ‘free love’, i.e. the allowance for men and women to chose their own consensual sex partners outside of marriage, and her rise to power as a millionaire New York stock broker and newspaper owner. See, men of the time refused to believe that Victoria and her younger sister Tennessee Claflin could truly be such shrewd, ambitious and forward thinking businesswomen all on their own. So they spread the rumor that the sisters got their positions and fortunes from being sugar babies basically. She was also virulently anti-trafficking after her younger sister and business partner Tennie Claflin was kidnapped and sold into brothels by one of their business rivals. When this happened, Victoria and her husband Colonel James Blood tracked the traffickers down and retrieved Tennie at gunpoint from her captors.  Victoria was not well liked by her fellow suffragists either because she was an ardent supporter of Black suffrage and total equality of all races. She regularly told Stanton and Anthony to go fuck themselves. It was awesome. She was awesome. I just love Victoria Woodhull so much ;-; Can we necromance this woman and make her President? Her husband’s name was Colonel James Blood??? Her sister’s name was Tennessee???? Where’s the movie. I need it yesterday. And known by a surname not her husband’s. Fuck yeah!
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Fucking, Music, and Obama: Shannon Carey @scmaestra This moral rehabilitation of GWW Bush is baffling. I was a full grown adult during his presidency Shall we review the highlights? 10:48 PM 19 Oct 17 2,847 Retweets 6,644 Likes Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d Replying to @scmaestra He invaded Afghanistan to route out A Qaeda. So far, conservative estimates put the civilian dead at 165,000. Country is still not stable 12 T t0 201 1,238 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He invaded Traq on completely falsified grounds, going against the rest of the world. The civilian dead are at least 480,000 11 1,247 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d Since most Americans only care about American lives, here are the US military dead: about 2,400 in Afghanistan and 4,500 in Iraq t 162 1,021 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He privatized the military, clearing the way for for-profit mercenaries. He appointed Roberts and Alito to the Supreme Court 6 154 1,064 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He championed No Child Left Behind, placing education in the hands of ed testing corps, eliminating science & history from elem schools 7 167 1,139 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He also had traits we now see, amplified, in 45. He lied. He spoke terribly and embarrassed us. He was mean to iournalists 8 130 1,062 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d I mean, the world was so happy to get rid of him in 2008 that they gave Obama the freaking Nobel Peace Prize simply because he was NOT BUSH 10 ti 270 2,085 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d GW Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld and Cheney paved this corrupt, profiteering, nationalistic road that 45 is now prancing down 6 t0 310 1,530 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d If GW wants redemption, he's gonna have to do a lot more than paint pictures of soldiers he maimed and make patriotic speeches 8 t 195 1,229 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d Also, Abu Ghraib and the normalization of torture. Which I think I had blocked out, as, it seems, most of us have 13 t0 158 1,320 Parm @ParmB 1d the Patriot ACT, gargantuan DHS, just gutting Iraq via the shittiest privatization attempt making that vacuum for the horrors to come... 41 4 34 361 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He invented "Homeland Security." Homeland?? I mean, that is straight out of the Sound of Music - and I don't mearn the nice Van Trapp:s thank you for this! The bar is now so low that liberals will flock to monstrosities and shower them with adulation simply because they said something about Trump.  This form of political and historical amnesia serves no one but the powerful. We need to have higher fucking standards than this. 
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Animals, Beef, and Cars: eT Pesple for the ithical Treatment of Animals is a non-profit animal rights group that uset sensabionalism to get attention PETA claims to want to iberate all animals from testing, food production and even homes where they are begt as pets so they can live free lives 1. There are 2 MILLION members of PETA in the WORLD. 2 MILLION 2. In 2009, PETA impounded 2,366 ANIMALS 2,301 WERE KILLED WERE ADOPTED. That's a 97% KILL rate. 3. But, not anywhere close to 2006's numbers: 1960 cats impounded 1030 dogs impounded. 988 killed 1942 killed. 99% Kill Rate 96% Kill Rate 4. From 2000-2009, PETA KILLED 21,537 ANIMALS Over 5 per DAY OVER 2,000 A YEAR These don't include the animals who were KILLED UPON PICK UP. before reaching a PETA pound 5. PETA KILLS any animal it deems “UN-ADOPTABLE." They have no specified criteria 6. PETAs annual budget is S33 MILLION. Less than 1% is spent on actually HELPING ANIMALS Majority is spent on AD They have donated but rejected CORONADO, convicted and thousands of more doilars to CONVICTED BOMBERS, THIEVES and WHALE BOAT ATTACKERS 7. PETA has protested BEEF NASA KFC The Beef National Groundhog Sea World of P. Diddy NASA Industry Cancer DayWorldWarcraft 8. They have long-standing ties to: The FBI classifies these two as ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT adm EA TH LIBERATION FRONT 9. PETA spokespeople are often HYPOCRITICAL ENNA JAMESON has been photographed wearing LEATHER. KIMORA LEE Uses FUR clothing in her fashion line PAM ANDERSON drives cars with LEATHE 10. PETA founder INGRID NEWKIRK admitted to KILLING THOUSANDS of animals at shelters to prevent them from being abused She was also SHE KILLED DOZENS A DAY IN THE 1970'S STERILIZED at age 22 because she OPPOSES GIVING anti-peta-blog: Rebloging again for those who haven’t seen it.

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Being Alone, Christmas, and College: You get 1 Billion dollarsbu You have to spend ALL of it in one weekend or lose everything nyctaeus: goingtopshelf: punchbuggydragon: breelandwalker: irontargaryen: *cracks neck* my time has come Okay, first? Pay off all your debts. Take out a small loan and pay it off right away. Buy several hundred vacant houses. Schedule repairs for said houses with reputable contractors and make sizable down payments in advance. Get everything in writing and hang onto those deeds. Buy a large open parcel of land that is being auctioned for development. And when I say large, I mean LARGE. Sink millions into paying off people’s Kickstarters / college loans / medical bills / mortgages, and give generously charity organizations. That alone will carry off a lot of money. Once you’ve got things down to a reasonable level, say $1m, buy yourself a house, furnishings, appliances, and a dependable car. Pay everything off so that you own it free and clear. Purchase about $200k worth of something easy to liquidate (i.e. gold, gems, bonds, stocks). Put the rest onto prepaid credit cards and wait for Monday to roll around. NOW THE FUN BEGINS. You now have commendable credit and a shining public reputation. Fix up and flip those houses, sell them for fair market value or below to families who need them, or create non-profit homeless shelters. (After all, it’s not like you need to “make” money, this is all running on the proceeds from the property sales.) Sell the parcel of land to developers, or donate it to public works as a park or open space. Have them name it after you. Retire to your fully furnished home. Liquidate your extra assets, or leave them to appreciate in value for a later date. Make Christmas epic with those gift cards. Keep the extra money in the bank and keep your day job. And don’t worry about taxes when return time rolls around, because you’ll be able to write off several millions’ worth of charitable donations. Basically this This is someone who paid attention in finance class. 

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80s, Anaconda, and Apparently: APPROVED Y THE OMICS DE 3 MARCH 2017 FREE EVERY FRIDAY ED SHILERANIA SUPER EDS LAD2 ON EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MUSICS BO WONDER! AFRAID TO ASK 50 THINGS YoU PROBABLY DIDNT KNOW ED SSHEERAN ABOUT フ、 CHARFSLATING SINGER-SONGHRITER WEMBLEYCONQUERING SOLO ARTIST AND BARBIE DOLL OWNER? AS ED SHEERAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM WE DG OUT A HALF CENTURY OF NUGGETS SURPRISING SUPERSTAR ART BY BUTCHER BILLY WORDS B HARK BEAUNONT HE NAMES HIS GUITARS They a Keith, Nigeland the one that does battle WITH THE STARS I had Van Momison take me for oyd HE TOOK THE SWEARING OFF 'X BECAUSE A CAB DRIVER TOLD HIM TO breakfast and tell me he loved me, he told Radio X. "And I've had Eric Clapton come to my house for dinner- I've gone to his house for dinner and he tells me that he likes my music. HE MISSED THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BECAUSE HE'D BOILED HIS FOOT We all know about the scar he X' originally had the odd expletive dotted about, explicit lyrics out after a taxi driver convinced me to do it for hia daughter," Sheeran revealed. when His dad John is an art historian, his mum managed to melt the skin off his foot when he lrmogen designs jewe llery and his brother Matthew 25th birthday. They were like, Don't walk over there!' Then I just slipped," he told the Vodafone Big Top40. l couldn't walk for a couple of months... It was disgusting when they put the skin graft on. The skin has to heal over it. It was bad. ED'S CAT HAS MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS THAN YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS PUT TOGETHER In 2014, Sheeran created a Twitter account for his kitten, Graham, whonotched up 71,000 followers almost ovemight by sitting on a guitar, demanding HIS MUSIC IS A PASSION-KILLER FOR HIS COUSIN milk and proudly telling the worild every time he She's not tbo keen, Sheeran told Shoboy radio. She gets brought back and wooed by guys, they put me on to set the mood and she goes: 1'm not shat the bed. Follow him &GrahamShizza HIS SECOND ALBUM Purrn outloud 9onna get off to my cousin. LEAKED AND NO ONE NOTICED DRUM 'N' BASS ICON GOLDIE IS HIS FINANCIAL ADVISOR unexpectedły, Sheeran feared he'd blown his big comeback. Exceptno one could tell they were his songs and the leak went by virtually unnoticed. As soon as stuff started to go well," Sheeran revealed, "Goldie rang me up and goes, 'don't bea HE PREVIEWED NEW ALBUMTO HALF HE ONCE RECEIVED A HAIR CAKE FROM A FAN OF WESTEROS Game Of Thrones lot were at," he told Radio1 They allendedup back at my house. I'd never met some of them before and said: Do you want never eat the edible gifts. As Sheeran found to his cost when he cut into a cake sent to him by a fan, onty to find it was full of hair. 15 HE HAS A PLAN TO ESCAPE wWiII CLAIMING THE IRCN THRONE HIMSELF about gaining New Zealand citizenship because, been trying toget Sheeran to make a cameo appearance, following in the footsteps of Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. But schedules were against him. "Every time they shoot I'm on tour," he told The Sun. be bothered to come that far to invade HE HE HAS COLOURS FOR ALL OF HIS SONGS he's said. "You Need Me, I Don't Need You BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH WOULDN'T DANCE IN HIS VIDEO The for HE'S A SECOND COUSIN OF GORDON BURNS, PRESENTE OF '80S GAME SHOW THE KRYPTON FACTOR I only found out when I played Manchester Apollo," he told the Guardian. "That 's when I met him. I'm second cousins with about 100 people Sing' but his US agent vetoeditas, according to Sheeran, It's not right for him right now. ELTON JOHN MADE HIM RELEASE 'SING Initially the uncharacteristically upbeat HE ALMOST CHANGED HIS NAME TO REDWARD R&B track, co-written with Pharrell Williams, wasn't going to be on 'x' at all, until Elton John He ment fresh start. His choice? "Redward. Edward with an office and told him: That's your first single." HE DOESN'T ANSWER HE'SA FRESH UNKNOWN NUMBER' PHONE CALLS PRINCE FANATIC It's because he received "quite a few death threats" when he first made waves in 2011 the rap from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air into his songs onstage, it's just a hint of his obsession with Will Smith's '90s show- he's even had a tattoo in honour ot it. Although, that said, Sheeran has had HE'S ANTI- SMARTPHONE re. travelling the world to visit countries he'd toured but never seen very much of, he ditched his iPhone and never wanted to go back to it. lenjoy life without a phone - it's a lot less hassle, he said. HE SPENT A WEEK SLEEPING ON THE CIRCLE LINE HE ONCE GOT A BARBIE DOLL FOR HIS BIRTHDAY For a week during his much talked-about homeless years in London, Sheeran would finish gigs, stay up drinking into the early hours, wait until 5am for the tube to open and then get four hours It was a gift from his brother. He definitely didnt it. not. HE WAS BORN TO SOUNDTRACK THE HOBBIT BUCKINGHAM PALACE Well, in a stone archway outsice handily fitted with a heating vent. Three years latet he'd made it inside the palace, playing to When' Sheeranwas asked to write a song for Peter The Hobbit: The Desolation Of the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee party. HE OBSESSIVELY TRACKS HIS SALES grandfather's first edition of the novel was the PETER JACKSON STRAPPED HIM TO A PLANE Sheeran leaps online to check how the publicity has affected his sales. "It's just because I've never been good at anything betore, he told The Bg at s As soon as he got the call about The Hobbit fronm Jackson, Sheeran raced from a wedding in lbiza to Wellington, New Zealand, where the director keeps his collection of WWl airplanes. "He strapped me to the front of one of them and flew me around, Sheeran told Entertainment Tonight. academic award. This is the only thing in my life that I can win at. Unless Acele's about, obviously. HE WAS DISCOVERED BY JAMIE FOXX The first of Sheeran's numerous NANDO'S MADE A SAUCE FOR HIM big breaks came when he lanced a slot on Jamie Foxx's radio show in LA. He ended up hanging out in Foxx's Hollywood mansion as the major what's believed to be a mythical Nando's black card, allowing him free food from theirrestaurants whenever he likes, the peri-peri chicken chain went one furtherand created a special 'Ed's Peri-Peri HE COULD NAIL STRICTLY teachers on tour with him for thre weeks and spent five hours a day practising for the Thinking PIZZA EXPRESS MADE HIM A TRIBUTE PIZZA For his 26th birthday, Pizza Express 1.5 billion YouTube views. HE'S CONSIDERING MAKING, AN ACOUSTIC RECORD made from Calabrese ingredients. HIS VIDEO FOR 'THE A-TEAM' COST £20 th album titles, the next will have to be- which he's thought about making a stripped-back affair on ction HE'S TATTOO BROS WITH HARRY STYLES HE CAN FIT A LOT OF STUFF IN HIS MOUTH A video of a teenage Sheeran online Hard-nut Sheeran went for the full portrait while soft-boy S tyles just had the name done. Maltesers in his mouth before gagging. HARRY STYLES IS BLACKMAILING HIM HIS TEENAGE YEARS WERE TOUGH He has a video of a young eardrum, a squint, a stutter and a port-wine he's threatened to publish if Sheeran upsets him HE'S A GREAT DATE Heonce flew halfway around the world to spendan afternoon ROBBIE WILLIAMS WORRIES ABOUT HIM room for an agony uncle session. "He chatted to me for two hours, Sheeran told New Zealand's FVM radio station. "Really intense chatting, like, Are you OK? Are you doing any drugs? How's the stress level? How are relationships? HE WROTE A SONG AT A FUNERAL Afire Love' from 'x was dedicated to his Irish Catholic grandfather who suffered fromm Alzheimer's for 20 years before his death in 2013 Sheeran finished writing the song at his funeral. E'S BEEN IN TWO SITCOMS AND A SOAP They are: New Zealand comedy Shortland Street, US sitcom Undate able and HIS ACTING NEEDED SPECIAL HELP In the film Bridget Jones's Baby, actor Sarah Solemani wanted him to look more taken aback during their scene, so she surprised him by stripping off and dancing in her underwear HE HELPS PEOPLE HAVE SEX A cousin of mine went on a girls JORDAN FROM RIZZLE KICKS A ROLEX FOR HIS BIRTHDAY trip,"Sheeran's said. They were in a bar and a came up saying, Do you wanna come back on the radio - my name's to mine? Ive got a song Ed Sheeran.' Apparently it works for him. There's loads of ginger people who are having a lot of fun. I'm not hating on it - we're finally getting laid! HIS BODY IS HE MADE A FANTASTIC GINGERBREAD MAN AT HALLOWEEN OF HIS CAREER Almost all of Sheeran's many tattoos have some link to his career thus far. One inking marks his first single The A-Team', another his single Bloodstream'. He even has a Lego head tattoo as a nod to Lego House', but sadly no full-face portrait of Rupert Grint on his arse. Before he named his record label Gingerbread, Sheeran had dressed as the Gingerbread Man from Shrekon Halloween in 2013 HE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT AN A-LIST LOVE TRIANGLE HE WAS GQ'S WORST DRESSED MAN IN 2013 I still wear skater hoodies, jeans Don't', from Sheeran's second studio albumx is alleged to be about him, Ellie Goulding and One Direction's Niall Horan. Ed himself told Fuse andskater shoes," he told the men's style mag. the song opened up a door that I probably shouldn't have opened up... I just won'tsay who it's about because... I mean everyone, everyone HE'S WORKING TO A 15-ALBUM MAXIMUM PROFIT PLAN The first five EPs, then the first album +, then 'x and now 밝 There'll be two more in this series of five albums and then five more after that, he's explained. "My benchmark for the second album was Coldplay. This album ], it's Springsteen. l do have numerical targets. I did 14 million of x' and I want to do 20 million of It's the best album I could have made so why not want to win? Why notwant to sell 20 million?" HE'S WRITTEN FOR EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG You'll be aware of his writing credits for One Direction and Taylor Swift, but Sheeran has also penned songs for The Weeknd, Jessie Ware, Rudimental, Usher, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Hillsry Duff, Robbie Williams, Ollty Murs. NME ginger-food-lover-ed: Ed Sheeran | NME March 2017 [÷]
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