skunkbear:

Where do plastic bottle caps go? A lot of them end up in the ocean. 75% of ocean debris is made of plastic. And it doesn’t just float around. A lot of it ends up killing marine life, like this young albatross.
We talked with marine biology professor Richard Thompson yesterday, and he said:

It’s not about banning plastics. It’s about thinking about the ways that we deal with plastics at the end of their lifetime to make sure that we capture the resource.

On Midway Island, where this photo was taken, 1/3 of albatross chicks die from ingesting plastic. This image comes from photographer Chris Jordan, who says:

For me kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth.

Jordan directed a film about Midway Island and you can explore more of his pictures here.

this is what i’m sayin’

skunkbear:

Where do plastic bottle caps go? A lot of them end up in the ocean. 75% of ocean debris is made of plastic. And it doesn’t just float around. A lot of it ends up killing marine life, like this young albatross.

We talked with marine biology professor Richard Thompson yesterday, and he said:

It’s not about banning plastics. It’s about thinking about the ways that we deal with plastics at the end of their lifetime to make sure that we capture the resource.

On Midway Island, where this photo was taken, 1/3 of albatross chicks die from ingesting plastic. This image comes from photographer Chris Jordan, who says:

For me kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth.

Jordan directed a film about Midway Island and you can explore more of his pictures here.

this is what i’m sayin’

(via npr)

time-teller trains

-(he told me that) they say that people sitting in forward-facing seats on the train are more likely to think of the future, and people sitting in backward-facing seats are more likely to think of the past
-(with this in mind) i sat in a seat on the train that was facing backwards and turned myself around, sitting with my back against the seat in front, my legs knotted on my own seat’s cushion, so that i was met with the forward view
-(and i recited like an incantation) fuck the past, fuck the future

once upon a time there was a rain goddess who was banished by the other gods for doing some out-of-line bullshit that nobody even remembers and when she finally managed to return it rained all over the world forever and everyone rejoiced

once upon a time there was a sad iphone that got discarded because it had a cracked screen & it was like BUT I STILL WORK PLEASE LOVE ME but nobody did.  the iphone that replaced it soon joined it in being discarded because it was outdated & then they were sad together & it was sort of weird at first because the newer one had replaced the older one so there was some rivalry and animosity but soon the fact that they had so much common ground helped them overcome that and they fell in love & lived happily ever after

didn’t initiaily intend for caps-lock but just went with it

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A CAT MADE OF CHOCOLATE AND ALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN WOULD CHASE IT AND TAKE NIBBLES OF IT AND IT WOULD SCREECH as chocolate cats are wont to do when bites are taken out of them BUT ITS PIECES WOULD ALWAYS GROW BACK AND ONE DAY BOMBS WERE DROPPED ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BECAUSE THEY WERE OUT ON AN ADVENTURE THAT DAY ONLY THE CAT AND THE CAT-NIBBING CHILDREN SURVIVED AND ALL THE CHILDREN STAYED ALIVE FOR WEEKS BY NIBBLING ON THE REGENERATING CHOCOLATE CAT but they forgot to feed the cat itself and it soon starved to death and then so did they

once upon a time there was an ugly rabbit who decided to dig a hole in the ground so that it could bury itself so it wouldn’t have to show its ugly face around town anymore

it dug a very nice hole and lived in it and interacted with the rest of the rabbit community through a complex system of speakers and lasers that made a sort of wizard of oz lightshow aboveground

also it turned out that the nutrients in the ground increased its lifespan drastically so it after it had lived for hundreds of years and perfected its oz lightshow and become a legend all the aboveground rabbits worshipped it

after thousands of years of being worshipped it had finally gained the confidence to go aboveground and it did and everybody recognized it as ugly but in a beautiful sort of way and there was harmony everafter

once upon a time a tiny peach went rotten
BUT I AM SO YOUNG, it cried

it was mistaken, though.  it was not young—only tiny—and it was time for it to go rotten.

there is one creature in the universe that has the ultimate sense of humor and he himself never cracks a joke but he has the last word on judging everything that you say as funny or not funny and usually what you say is not funny

meyle:

wwgsd:

the snakeman who would be king

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the king tiger-snake was not always king.  in fact, he was not always a tiger-snake.  he had to earn his stripes.  each stripe came to him in his sleep, when he still had eyelids.  each stripe began as a bleeding wound, when he still had blood.  he practiced with a switchblade until he could maneuver it skillfully with his eyes shut, and then he cut off his eyelids.  nobody fucks with the king of the tiger-snakes.

the curious creature

once upon a time there was a very curious creature who wished to know everything about everything but he had a very suspicious face and although he was kindhearted and well-meaning his face made other creatures distrust him and all of his inquiries were met with hostility and he never learned anything about anything.  ever, actually