Dispatches From Exile

Hi. I'm Joey. I'm an old married geek gimp crazy cat lady. Sometimes I blog at Newly Nerfed too. The cats are Two Burmese Beauties.
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Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has became the first to make the descent into the fiery pit to look for signs of life (x)

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kamikazegarage:

Still my most favorite picture of all time.
I’m gonna make a shirt

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mymodernmet:

California-based artist Crystal Morey explores the relationship between humans and nature with her intriguing ceramic sculptures of people encased in animals.

netinago982:

木曜時代劇 銀二貫
Thursday Samurai Drama “Ginnikan”

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huffingtonpost:

IKEA ADVERTISES ADOPTABLE DOGS IN STORES, BECAUSE EVERY HOME NEEDS A RESCUE PUP

The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.

Find out which state in the United States will be adopting rescue pet displays in Ikea stores here.

I am glad I just bought something from Ikea. How totally wonderful.

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percychekov:

sirdef:

northwangerabbey:

Sulu’s like “whatever, drama queen.”

is sulu texting

he’s livetweeting chekov’s problems

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nintendontdodrugs:

sixpenceee:

hornetpresident:

sixpenceee:

I don’t even live in Japan but I’m a little freaked out right now.

I didn’t compile this list, I got it from here

Here’s the Tomino’s Hell poem for those of you brave enough to read it out loud.

Also the original Cow’s Head story, which supposedly makes you die from fright is said to have no known copies around. 

Teke teke will sometimes be sitting in a window, but once she catches you staring, she will jump out and chase you. Run as fast as you can.

Kuchisake Onna is a dead-end if you keep saying yes. When she asks you if she is pretty, you can say “You’re average,” “You’re so-so,” or “Am I pretty?” And escape when she is confused.

Teke teke makes my heart race. I dunno, just imagine it slowly crawling towards you in the middle of the night. Yikes. 

Aka Manto was probably one of my favourite japanese urban legends when i was younger.

If you are sitting on the toilet (usually the last stall), a mysterious voice will ask you if you want red paper or blue paper. If you answer red paper, you will be sliced apart until your clothes are stained red. If you choose blue paper, you will be strangled until your face turns blue. Any attempt to outsmart Aka Manto by asking for a different color will result in you being dragged to the Netherworld. The only correct answer is to say no paper and he will leave you alone

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bilt2tumble:

generalgemini-booknerd:

Alright, these are kinda adorable…

Much-MUCH better than sad, tortured, & unfortunate Wee Ones staring at the camera hopelessly. THIS might actually help THEM find homes too.

Couldn’t agree more.

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