Skip Navigation
I can't disagree.
  • Because people are supposed to have the psychic ability to predict what the driver in front of them is going to do?

  • Why doesn’t Paddington, who is famously from "Darkest Peru," speak with a Spanish speaker’s accent?
  • The voice was the late, great Michael Hordern. I can't think of something he was in where he wasn't delightful.

    And if you ever want to hear an amazing take on Gandalf equal to Ian McKellen's, he played him in the BBC radio version. (Incidentally, Peter Jackson must have been a fan of that adaptation because Ian Holm, who he cast as Bilbo, played Frodo in the radio version.)

  • Up is an illusion in space
  • The Borg didn't want to be stealthy and assumed they could always adapt to a threat.

  • Donald Sutherland Dies: Revered Actor In ‘Klute’, ‘Ordinary People’, ‘Hunger Games’ & Scores Of Others Was 88
  • Absolutely. They were a terrific team-up and I doubt I would have enjoyed the movie at all if they hadn't been in it. Right up there in that era with Butch and Sundance in terms of a charismatic cinematic duo.

  • Scientists enlist AI to interpret meaning of barks
  • But if a lone dog's body language is unique to the dog, wouldn't that also be true of the bark?

  • Why doesn’t Paddington, who is famously from "Darkest Peru," speak with a Spanish speaker’s accent?
  • Am I the only want who wanted a Paddington movie like the old show where he's stop motion and everyone else is paper drawings? That's what I think of when I think of Paddington.

    They did one where they animated Paddington doing an almost move-for-move copy of Gene Kelly's famous titular dance in Singin' in the Rain, which was pretty damn impressive for the 1970s.

  • Stonehenge sprayed with orange powder paint by Just Stop Oil activists
  • It's stone. Stone is full of cracks. It will get into those cracks and not wash off.

    Furthermore, environmentalists pissing people off in the middle of a religious ceremony does nothing to help with an environmental cause. That's the way PETA goes about doing things. Do you think they've been remotely effective?

  • Spectrum Call Center in Charlotte, NC Reportedly Provided Fried Chicken and Watermelon to Employees for Juneteenth
  • You're in the South and this was the closest thing to soul food you could find, huh?

  • 'Words Fail': More Than 1,000 Die During Hajj Amid Extreme Heat
  • Clearly their faith wasn't strong enough.

    That seems to be the usual excuse in these scenarios.

  • Donald Sutherland Dies: Revered Actor In ‘Klute’, ‘Ordinary People’, ‘Hunger Games’ & Scores Of Others Was 88
  • That is correct. And it's an excellent film, as is the original from 1956.

  • Animal homosexual behaviour under-reported by scientists, survey shows
  • But there definitely have been observed instances of long-term same-sex bonding pairs in nature and in zoo settings.

    Most famously: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_and_Silo

    Silo appeared to be bisexual, but Roy was only interested in two males, one being Silo.

    You do have a point though. For example, make cane toads will literally mate with anything they think they can mate with. Like soda cans. They don't even see, to consider whether what they are humping has something for them to stick their cane toad penis in. Honestly, it's amazing they breed so prolifically in Australia despite the lack of predators because they're clearly very stupid.

  • Animal homosexual behaviour under-reported by scientists, survey shows
  • Like a huge amount of animal sex is rape.

    Pretty much all duck sex. Sometimes males will gang rape a female to death.

  • Animal homosexual behaviour under-reported by scientists, survey shows
  • I'm guessing most animal behaviorists have priorities other than watching who is fucking whom. Unless we're talking long-term bonding pairs, which are much easier to observe, but those are not the norm in the animal kingdom.

  • Dr. Cox as spoken by Dr. T'Ana: Get a Pair
  • Not enough swearing.

  • Why doesn’t Paddington, who is famously from "Darkest Peru," speak with a Spanish speaker’s accent?

    Or is he from one of those indigenous Peruvian tribes that speaks the King's English?

    Edit: A friend of mine pointed out that he's also not a South American spectacled bear.

    What the fuck, Michael Bond?

    10
    You got the cheese, the ham, the... wait
  • WHERE are the motherfucking CHEESE BALLS?!

  • Stonehenge sprayed with orange powder paint by Just Stop Oil activists
  • The article says it came out of a spray can. So how am I spreading misinformation?

  • 376 boys in blue sat around and let 19 kids and 2 teachers die
  • I never claimed to have a way. However, you claimed to want to die in a shootout with police, but you won't find a gun to do it with. Not my fault if you can't go ahead with your own plans.

  • todayilearned @lemmy.world Flying Squid @lemmy.world
    TIL about Crabbie, the world's largest (fake) horseshoe crab. It has a very weird history.
    www.atlasobscura.com The World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

    How did this massive marine arthropod make its way to landlocked Ohio?

    The World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

    > This gigantic horseshoe crab has migrated from a harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, to dry land in Ohio. This massive piece of art has had four homes over the last 25 years. The first was in Baltimore, the second in a creationist museum in Kentucky, the third outside a church in Blanchester, Ohio, and now in Hillsboro. > >Known affectionately as “Crabbie,” the fiberglass arthropod measures 67 feet long, 28 feet wide, and 12 feet high (with an even longer tail that sticks up behind the structure). It was built in 1995 for an attraction in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The structure is open on the inside, with room for dozens of people, and it was initially used as a space for teaching about the Chesapeake Bay’s marine life at the Columbus Center. Videos of sharks hunting were shown inside the huge shell. > >After it was purchased at a bankruptcy sale, the horseshoe crab moved to the Midwest where it spent time at two churches. In 2008, daredevil Gene Sullivan jumped over the horseshoe crab and through a flaming “Gates of Hell” as part of his gospel ministry stunt program, Jump for Jesus. > >In 2015, the church put Crabbie up for sale. It was purchased by a family in Hillsboro, Ohio, who moved it to their property and set it up as a roadside attraction, where it remains to this day.

    More on Gene Sullivan: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4wb54d/the-evangelical-evel-knievel-511

    Crabbie as it was delivered to its current Hillsboro location: !

    Crabbie has since been given a new coat of paint:

    !

    This is the best picture I can find showing the underside. Clearly whatever building structure was beneath it to project the shark video is gone.

    !

    2
    Microblog Memes @lemmy.world Flying Squid @lemmy.world
    I can't disagree.
    115
    Stonehenge sprayed with orange powder paint by Just Stop Oil activists
    www.theguardian.com Stonehenge sprayed with orange powder paint by Just Stop Oil activists

    Two people arrested, say police, while Rishi Sunak’s comments on protest prompt response from Labour donor

    Stonehenge sprayed with orange powder paint by Just Stop Oil activists

    If you ever wanted to read about fake druids vs. environmental activists, now's your chance.

    82
    Political Memes @lemmy.world Flying Squid @lemmy.world
    Big, tough guy.
    99
    Political Memes @lemmy.world Flying Squid @lemmy.world
    American Christianity
    54
    TIL India had a tradition in the 1970s of making military helicopters look like animals
    www.peepultree.world Is It a Bird, Is It a Plane? It’s a ‘Flying Elephant’!

    Here’s something we bet you didn’t think was possible – an elephant that could fly and dance in the sky. In the 1970s, the Indian Air Force discovered a creative way to showcase its Chetak helicopter. See for yourself.

    Is It a Bird, Is It a Plane? It’s a ‘Flying Elephant’!
    40
    FlyingSquid Flying Squid @lemmy.world
    Posts 1.7K
    Comments 35K
    Moderates