Reflections of Normalcy



Reblogged from rubaiyate
rosalindrobertson:

rubaiyate:

This is my youngest colt, Dante.
He is half Houdini, half goat.
I took him to his very first halter show, left him tied to the trailer with his mother, and turned my back. When I looked back, he had untied himself, his mother, and was halfway to the next trailer over - presumably to either make friends, untie the other horses, or attempt both.
So I stuck him in the trailer, figuring he couldn’t get in much trouble in there.
Now, I don’t know how familiar you are with stock trailers/cattle haulers/what have you, but many have this hay loft up front, and a partitioning gate about halfway back that can be locked open or shut.
He unlocked the center partition (the mechanism for this is on the *outside* of the trailer), waltzed up front, and climbed into the hay loft.
This is how I found him.
(He was not hurt, if you were curious. He just kinda hopped back down.)
He is now 6 years old, and his antics over the years have included: opening gates, untying every knot that I know how to tie, undoing various buckles (on halters, headstalls, saddles, harnesses, *my belt*), pantsing his farrier, attempting to steal his vet’s wallet, opening doors, climbing stairs (up *and* down), climbing into the back seat of the truck, opening the trailer door, locking his brother in said trailer, treeing a raccoon, outsmarting the electric fences (fence posts are insulated, thus do not shock him + if the wire touches the ground, it shuts off = remove the fence posts, ground the wire, escape).
Today, he clipped my truck keys off my belt and disappeared with them. 
This horse is too smart. Send help.

Had to reblog because I laughed SO HARD


Too funny!

rosalindrobertson:

rubaiyate:

This is my youngest colt, Dante.

He is half Houdini, half goat.

I took him to his very first halter show, left him tied to the trailer with his mother, and turned my back. When I looked back, he had untied himself, his mother, and was halfway to the next trailer over - presumably to either make friends, untie the other horses, or attempt both.

So I stuck him in the trailer, figuring he couldn’t get in much trouble in there.

Now, I don’t know how familiar you are with stock trailers/cattle haulers/what have you, but many have this hay loft up front, and a partitioning gate about halfway back that can be locked open or shut.

He unlocked the center partition (the mechanism for this is on the *outside* of the trailer), waltzed up front, and climbed into the hay loft.

This is how I found him.

(He was not hurt, if you were curious. He just kinda hopped back down.)

He is now 6 years old, and his antics over the years have included: opening gates, untying every knot that I know how to tie, undoing various buckles (on halters, headstalls, saddles, harnesses, *my belt*), pantsing his farrier, attempting to steal his vet’s wallet, opening doors, climbing stairs (up *and* down), climbing into the back seat of the truck, opening the trailer door, locking his brother in said trailer, treeing a raccoon, outsmarting the electric fences (fence posts are insulated, thus do not shock him + if the wire touches the ground, it shuts off = remove the fence posts, ground the wire, escape).

Today, he clipped my truck keys off my belt and disappeared with them. 

This horse is too smart. Send help.

Had to reblog because I laughed SO HARD

Too funny!

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Reblogged from theclearlydope
theclearlydope:

Well … shit.
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theclearlydope:

Well … shit.

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Reblogged from thisisandres
thisisandres:

Tiny Point of Light gives opinions on current events
Far beyond Saturn’s rings, a tiny point of light careens around the sun. It is home to roughly 7.1 billion bipedal animals known universally, relatively speaking, as homo erectus. Many of them give birth, fight wars, and even help one another. They also die - every single one of them. 
I interviewed Tiny Point of Light to learn its thoughts on events that seem to be impacting a significant (?) percentage of these intelligent beings. 
Did you watch Anthony Weiner’s press conference today?Are you kidding? I hosted it! I mean, I guess it matters to the local citizens who want a good leader, but in the end, is it worth obsessing over? Look at me. Look at that picture of me and tell me it’s not ridiculous that a man on that dot held a press conference addressing his sexting incident.
Any thoughts on the Royal Baby?Yes and no. I’m used to welcoming millions of new human beings every day, but I understand why this one was so high-profile. To me, it doesn’t matter that this event received a lot of attention as long as more impacting events get attention as well. It’s an interesting current event and it doesn’t affect anybody whether or not you care about it. Like I always say, “Live and let live.”
What about all the wars, all the killing in the name of a Supreme Being? Humans are prideful. I don’t mean this in a negative way, but an excess of pride generally leads to conflict. Perhaps if more humans would look up and gaze at the other tiny points of light, there would be less conflict. I’m very idealist, as you can see.
Fair enough, TPL, but are you saying that we are insignificant?(deep breath) This is a good question. No, humans are definitely not insignificant. A large number of them practice compassion and are trying their hardest to advance civilization without harming others. There are critical thinkers and there are those choose to be ignorant because being otherwise would challenge their identity. Just because I am a Tiny Point of Light in a universe where time and scale are incomprehensibly large and small doesn’t mean that life is meaningless. Rather, it means that humans need to care for themselves so as not to destroy one another. Cherish this opportunity of being alive. Oh, and you know what? I really don’t think that I’m the only celestial body that harbors life. Many astronomers have come to the consensus that there may be more planets than there are stars. That’s pretty insane.
That’s awfully romantic, but it’s nice to hear. This wasn’t too bad, right?It was pointless, but hopefully I’ve made a mark.(Image source: @AstroRM)



Best interview I’ve ever read.

thisisandres:

Tiny Point of Light gives opinions on current events

Far beyond Saturn’s rings, a tiny point of light careens around the sun. It is home to roughly 7.1 billion bipedal animals known universally, relatively speaking, as homo erectus. Many of them give birth, fight wars, and even help one another. They also die - every single one of them. 

I interviewed Tiny Point of Light to learn its thoughts on events that seem to be impacting a significant (?) percentage of these intelligent beings. 

Did you watch Anthony Weiner’s press conference today?
Are you kidding? I hosted it! I mean, I guess it matters to the local citizens who want a good leader, but in the end, is it worth obsessing over? Look at me. Look at that picture of me and tell me it’s not ridiculous that a man on that dot held a press conference addressing his sexting incident.

Any thoughts on the Royal Baby?
Yes and no. I’m used to welcoming millions of new human beings every day, but I understand why this one was so high-profile. To me, it doesn’t matter that this event received a lot of attention as long as more impacting events get attention as well. It’s an interesting current event and it doesn’t affect anybody whether or not you care about it. Like I always say, “Live and let live.”

What about all the wars, all the killing in the name of a Supreme Being? 
Humans are prideful. I don’t mean this in a negative way, but an excess of pride generally leads to conflict. Perhaps if more humans would look up and gaze at the other tiny points of light, there would be less conflict. I’m very idealist, as you can see.

Fair enough, TPL, but are you saying that we are insignificant?
(deep breath) This is a good question. No, humans are definitely not insignificant. A large number of them practice compassion and are trying their hardest to advance civilization without harming others. There are critical thinkers and there are those choose to be ignorant because being otherwise would challenge their identity. Just because I am a Tiny Point of Light in a universe where time and scale are incomprehensibly large and small doesn’t mean that life is meaningless. Rather, it means that humans need to care for themselves so as not to destroy one another. Cherish this opportunity of being alive. Oh, and you know what? I really don’t think that I’m the only celestial body that harbors life. Many astronomers have come to the consensus that there may be more planets than there are stars. That’s pretty insane.

That’s awfully romantic, but it’s nice to hear. This wasn’t too bad, right?
It was pointless, but hopefully I’ve made a mark.

(Image source: @AstroRM)

Best interview I’ve ever read.

Reblogged from discoverynews
discoverynews:

The Pale Blue Dot: Here’s Looking At Us, Earthlings
For a cosmic rendition of seeing the proverbial forest, rather than the trees, take a look at Earth from the perspective of the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. From nearly 900 million miles away, Earth is just a dot of light and the moon is even smaller. Read more

Life is best kept in perspective.

discoverynews:

The Pale Blue Dot: Here’s Looking At Us, Earthlings

For a cosmic rendition of seeing the proverbial forest, rather than the trees, take a look at Earth from the perspective of the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. From nearly 900 million miles away, Earth is just a dot of light and the moon is even smaller. Read more

Life is best kept in perspective.

Reblogged from limbsa7o

Ekso™ is a bionic suit, or exoskeleton, which enables individuals with lower extremity paralysis to stand up and walk over ground with a weight bearing, four point reciprocal gait. Walking is achieved by the user’s forward lateral weight shift to initiate a step. Battery-powered motors drive the legs and replace neuromuscular function.

Whoa. Cool!

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Reblogged from npr
npr:

Look Up And Smile: NASA’s Taking More Photos Of Earth
As Robert Krulwich told us, “it’s going to be a very small picture, but we’re all going to be in it — all trillions of us on Earth.”
So check your hair in the mirror and say “cheese!” Read the rest on NPR’s The Two-Way.
(Illustration courtesy of NASA)

Cheese!

npr:

Look Up And Smile: NASA’s Taking More Photos Of Earth

As Robert Krulwich told us, “it’s going to be a very small picture, but we’re all going to be in it — all trillions of us on Earth.”

So check your hair in the mirror and say “cheese!” Read the rest on NPR’s The Two-Way.

(Illustration courtesy of NASA)

Cheese!

Reblogged from theclearlydope
theclearlydope:

WORTH READING: Drew Magary’s new book Someone Could Get Hurt is released to the world today. It has inspired me to become a dad. Who wants to carry my child? 
Get it here: http://bigdaddydrew.tumblr.com

My friends would say, “Someone is going to get hurt.”

theclearlydope:

WORTH READING: Drew Magary’s new book Someone Could Get Hurt is released to the world today. It has inspired me to become a dad. Who wants to carry my child? 

Get it here: http://bigdaddydrew.tumblr.com

My friends would say, “Someone is going to get hurt.”

Reblogged from fastcompany
fastcompany:

Floating Sheep’s map charting hate tweets, which allows you to search on several flavors of hate, is a creative use of data and mapping to raise awareness.




I’d love to see this overlaid with a population density map.

fastcompany:

Floating Sheep’s map charting hate tweets, which allows you to search on several flavors of hate, is a creative use of data and mapping to raise awareness.

I’d love to see this overlaid with a population density map.

(via npr)

Reblogged from npr

npr:

This is Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, performing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while floating around the International Space Station. You may have last seen the space station team walking around in outer space fixing stuff.

You will never do anything this cool.

‘Space Oddity’ In Space: Yes, Astronauts Are Still The Coolest Humans : Monkey See

"You will never do anything this cool" Sad but true!