it’s 3 am and i’m getting worked up about a kids book about owls and it’s movie adaptation go to sleep jess
The Star Finch - Neochmia ruficauda, is a species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It inhabits dry grassland and dry savanna habitats.
Photo by Brian Huggett.
~~La Hyène et son Bébé : PHOTO : Dominique Delfino~~ by Joélisa on Flickr.
Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)
Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.
One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)
GO THE FUCK OFFFF
The human brain is an amazing organ. It functions 24 hours a day from the day we are born and only stops when we are taking an exam
Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.
Red Rat Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) refusing to let our car pass to get to the campsite.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, FL.
brm brm dont htink so!!! Where your reservatins! (car moves) swerve ho hoa I dont see your Papperwork! Produce the resetervations or turn your bunk buggy STRAIGHTOUT and AWAY! 9.665/10 have been hold it up the whole time only that the snac officer CANNOT Read any
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) »by Dennis33053
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