rllygay:

cuteness-daily:

This is Cat Island. It is located in Tashirojima which is a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. With a population inhabited by mostly cats. 

i must live here

(Source: MSN)

awwww-cute:

Maybe not your typical aww, but here’s a baby octopus

awwww-cute:

Maybe not your typical aww, but here’s a baby octopus

jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

pretty incredible

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rustbeltjessie:

unsatisfiedskin:

In honor this blog’s recognition of Lucky Strano Appreciation Day, this is a little clip from when I interviewed him for a paper I was trying to write freshman year of college (ostensibly) about literary/pop cultural references in song texts.  I had no idea what the hell I was talking about and Lucky knew that so he offered me a beer.  Glad I captured this in audio.  Funny moment.

Hey, it’s Lucky Strano Appreciation Day on my blog, too! This is pretty great.

thrillinglytragic:

a-life-that-used-to-trouble-me:

teutoniic:

un-toxicated:

finnharriesdick:

kissnecks:

there should be a two year period after high school where it is socially expected that kids not work or go to school or do anything but take road trips, read books, meet new people, and take lots of pictures

yeah that’s called a gap year… don’t you have that?

Not in America…

what

WHAT

We have that option, but it’s not socially acceptable.

Even if it were I sure as hell wouldn’t be able to afford it

(Source: maddylioness)