This blog is puns, puppies, mice, lizards, and comics. There's some history there too. Sometimes I read the Order of the Stick. Nothing really spectacular. Shoo. Go away.
thirteen year old ashol pan is part of a nascent movement of girls who are keeping alive the six thousand year old kazakh tradition of golden eagle hunting known as berkutchy.
though long the monopoly of boys — once deemed uniquely strong enough to carry a full grown eagle on their arms and endure harsh winter hunts — fewer are now learning the skill, abandoning their traditional semi nomadic ways for life in the cities.
berkutchy is a life long profession, and is often a hereditary one. but ashol’s brother left for the military, leaving her father, an experienced eagle hunter, to ask if she would take his place and assume training.
asher svidensky — who took these photos during a four month trek in the mountains of western mongolia’s bayan ulgii (or “rich cradle”) province, where only 250 hunters remain — told the bbc that where most boys are at first apprehensive around their eagles, ashol was very much at ease.
ashol, though still in school, will spend much of her time nurturing her eagle, imprinting herself on the fiercely independent bird from birth. after much time and training, her eagle — who is considered a member of the family — will learn to track down rabbits, foxes and wolves, whose furs are needed for the harsh winters.
Also the cuteness here:
- Things you learn when beginning most languages: Colors, numbers, "hi my name is"
- Things you learn when beginning Latin: war, manliness, four words for "death"
Area Pup Demands Weekly Mani-Pedi
by Ashley Welter, FluffPo Correspondent
With a face like hers, demands are usually met, and for this Southern California dog, that means a weekly trip to the best spa in town for the full VIP treatment.
Her name is Sassy, and according to sources close to the situation, she’s quite the princess.
“She has a standing appointment every Monday at noon,” said Kim Harper, owner of Serenity Spa in Beverly Hills, “and she’s never missed a single one in five years.”
Harper declined to comment on the degree of work done for Sassy each week, citing client confidentiality, but an anonymous source told The Fluffington Post that Sassy likes to get dirty.
"She may seem like a pretty princess on the outside," said the source, "but that pup will play in the mud and chase sticks until the cows come home if you let her. She needs those spa treatments to maintain that prim and proper image."
Do you want to build a warp core?
(Sorry, don’t know source, please pm me if you do)
HIGH PITCHED SCREECHES OF A DYING FANGIRL
The Borg never bothered me anyway.
MAKE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. MAKE IT SO.
STAR TREK CAN BE CROSSED OVER WITH ANYTHING
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SO DRUNK ON COCK YOU HOWLED AT THE MOON AND BEGGED FOR A FEW INCHES MORE?
NO BUT I HAVE EATEN GUINNESS STEW WITH CHICKEN IN IT
SEMANTICALLY IT’S SIMILAR
Have you ever heard a wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
OH MY GOD I NEARLY ASKED THIS VERY QUESTION TO THE PERSON I REBLOGGED IT FROM
ARE YOU PSYCHIC