thedisreputabledog:

deducecanoe:

catladythings:

tkohl:

War kitties in hammocks

I am so delighted by this. I cannot handle those tiny hammocks!!!

Holy shit that last one’s just a baby. Yes the tiny hammocks are adorbs. Carriers and other vessels got infested with rodents. So cats were not just moral boosters (which they very much were) they were also working members of the crew. Some have even been immortalized for surviving multiple attacks on their ships, etc. Military dogs have been recognized for the important roles they’ve played but I think cats kinda get lost in the shuffle of military animals sometimes.

Also, military working animals and military mascots can be given military rank. Most animals that belong to police departments and the military are considered materiel. Meaning—they’re property of whatever branch they  belong to. They do not get cushy retirements when they are too old to work. They can be abandoned in the field (they may leave no man behind, but animals are considered tools and can be left) and when they are too old or too ill to perform their duties, they can just be put down, instead of being retired out of service and sent to a forever-home. A lot of people who work with these animals will personally adopt them, but if their handler is killed in battle, or is deployed and not in a position to take care of them, they can have a grim fate.

Giving an animal rank as a mascot means they’re given, by the military (not sure how police handle this) a stipend for their care and well-being. It also means they are no longer materiel, but are actual staff members and therefore are treated better at the end of their service. When I worked at Fort Leavenworth, the on-fort veterinary care facility had Major Cinnamon, a ginger cat that outranked everyone that actually worked in the vet center. He “oversaw” the taking care of military horses, horses belonging to military members who stabled them on-post, the pets that belonged to people living on post, and the animals that needed to find new homes (they also ran a shelter out of the clinic).

So there’re your fun facts for the day. A salute to all the working navy cats, and a special thank you to all the working navy cats that provided comfort to the crew and those that went down with their ships.

Tammy you’re amazing.

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-annoying:

vengefulbullwinkle:

gallifrey-feels:

earthgirldonna:

feferipixies:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

everythingis19:

cosmicsyzygy:

Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!

DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED

are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD

can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you

pretty sure this whole series has been about the wrong wizard guys

Plot Twist: He is able to do wandless magic because his comprehensive understanding of quantum physics means that he is the only wizard/witch to actually understand how magic works.

You could not possibly understand how happy this makes me.
I have hope for the wizarding world again.

….oh my god wizards aren’t real??

-annoying:

vengefulbullwinkle:

gallifrey-feels:

earthgirldonna:

feferipixies:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

everythingis19:

cosmicsyzygy:

Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!

DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING

I NEVER REALIZED

are you serious

I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.

FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD

YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD

can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too

like voldemort couldnt even do that shit

molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that

who are you

pretty sure this whole series has been about the wrong wizard guys

Plot Twist: He is able to do wandless magic because his comprehensive understanding of quantum physics means that he is the only wizard/witch to actually understand how magic works.

You could not possibly understand how happy this makes me.

I have hope for the wizarding world again.

….oh my god wizards aren’t real??

(via caszombie)

thewalterbeforethisone:

ecutkoskys:

fuck whenever i look at this gif i get a hard-on

and i’m a girl

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I feel so understood

(Source: artparkinsons)

six men I would be friends with given the chance

tren-za-lore:

omnomnomrainbows:

lady-annabeth-crowley:

1. Misha Collins

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2. Daniel Radcliffe

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3. Martin Freeman

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4. Oliver and James Phelps

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5. Robert Downey Jr.

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that was only 5 and it’s bothering me

oliver phelps is a different person from james phelps

(via caszombie)

darthhermitcrab:

frostygears:


happyhippyspookydrift:


Military Sign Language


YES, this is very relevant to my interests…


HUGE pet peeve of mine, I see it a lot in TV shows. The troops are walking quietly toward their objective. The leader holds up his hand in the halt signal and then
“THE ENEMIES ARE OVER THERE GUISE”
NO
The whole point of these hand signals is to be silent so the close range enemies you’re about to engage DON’T HEAR YOU GIVING COMMANDS
though why I’m still expecting sense out of tv shows I don’t even know

darthhermitcrab:

frostygears:

happyhippyspookydrift:

Military Sign Language

YES, this is very relevant to my interests…

HUGE pet peeve of mine, I see it a lot in TV shows. The troops are walking quietly toward their objective. The leader holds up his hand in the halt signal and then

“THE ENEMIES ARE OVER THERE GUISE”

NO

The whole point of these hand signals is to be silent so the close range enemies you’re about to engage DON’T HEAR YOU GIVING COMMANDS

though why I’m still expecting sense out of tv shows I don’t even know

(Source: wind-wave, via okumurakoshu)

we are pack;
we are blood

(via holyfrackles)

isaac-laheyed:

halespawn:

sometimes im like “isaac lahey”

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other times im like “isaac lahey

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but most times im like “isaac lahey”

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This is the most accurate post about Isaac Lahey that I have ever seen tbh. 

(Source: spookysmoldier, via cherryatomic)

Teen Wolf AU: Derek and Stiles are both professors at college; Stiles has been teaching there for a while and Derek is the new guy who literally knocks him off his feet at first sight.

(Source: spookedsterek, via sexysouralpha)

notyourplayground:

demigraydient:

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, lost both legs and had an arm reattached. This guy twisted his ankle playing football in prep school and now want special disability status for his business. No really.

Watching her tear him a new one is immensely satisfying. THIS is what Congressional oversight is for. 

Motherfucker did NOT know who he was messing with.

(via okumurakoshu)

elementalsight:

banora-white-aka-dumbapple:

I picked up this cool special effect makeup book and thought I should scanned some of the cool stuff in it. Sorry if you can’t read the text. just let me know and I can just type out what it say.

These are really great resources! But if you reblog, try to tag this with some warning (TW: cutting works) because this makeup is good and may hurt and disturb some of your followers.

(via cherryatomic)