American music culture 101, from Country to Rock to Pop to Hip-hop, in 3 easy steps:
1. when black americans invent it, initially detest it, mock it, claim it is destroying american youth and proper sensibilities
2. realize it isn’t going anywhere, co-opt it, engage in it and profit from it
3. obscure its origins and repackage it in such a way that the next generation understands it as a product of white american excellence
Strange Marine Creature
This strange creature was filmed underwater by drillers in the deep ocean. It is called Deepstaria enigmatica. It looks like an underwater dementor.
Above it all x Bronson Snelling
Giant Spinosaurus Was Bigger Than T. Rex—And First Dinosaur Known to Swim
“The biggest and the baddest among meat-eating dinosaurs, Spinosaurus may have also been the first dinosaur to take to the water, swimming in North Africa’s rivers some 97 million years ago, researchers reported on Thursday.
Floating like a crocodile to stalk prey, the 50-foot-long (15.2 meters) predator bore a massive sail on its back that would have risen from the water like a shark’s fin. The carnivore probably ate fish, ancient crocodiles, and anything else afloat.”
Joie Lee in Coffee and Cigarettes (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
Rocket launch into the night - well done, SpaceX!
California Whales Rebound in a Big Way
“The number of California blue whales has returned to near historical levels. The species had been hunted nearly to extinction, researchers say.
“The recovery of California blue whales from whaling demonstrates the ability of blue whale populations to rebuild under careful management and conservation measures,” says Cole Monnahan, a doctoral student in quantitative ecology and resource management at University of Washington and lead author of a new study published in the journal Marine Mammal Science.”
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GIANT SHRIMP FOUND OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA
An enormous shrimp that measured 18 inches was found off the coast of Florida. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, it is likely to be a mantis shrimp. It’s hammer like claw can lash out at speeds of 50 miles an hour. It is designed to break through the shells of unsuspecting prey. It was caught by fisherman Steve Bargeron, who also noted the powerful strike of its tail which he wisely steered well clear of. (SOURCE)
Get the grill ready
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST SPONGEBOB EPISODE!!!!!!