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Aug 20

Remember bear week? Bear week was fun.

Remember bear week? Bear week was fun.

Wall snail

Wall snail

Can’t sleep gram

Can’t sleep gram

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Aug 19

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caseymalone:

patbaer:

Did you know there’s a fan theory that Drax heard people refer to Gamora as a whore in the prison, and that he took it at face value, and that’s why he calls her a whore and not a murderer or an assassin or a minion? 
That is certainly a possible reason for the always literal Drax to call Gamora a whore. It’s also possible that James Gunn just thought it’d be fun to have Drax say that. Just like it was fun to have Star Lord call Ronin a bitch. 
I liked Guardians a whole lot. I liked the humor and the subtle moments and the action. I liked the team dynamic and the moments between the team members. I liked the post credit reveal. I wanted more Assassin Sisters. I wanted AT LEAST one visible female pilot. I wanted Quill to be interested in a DOG FROM EARTH WHY WASN’T HE EXCITED TO SEE AN EARTH DOG?
I wanted them to honor the character game of Drax and not push it aside for a cheap laugh. That’s my snarky post on Drax.

Bold mine! That is Pat being a hard core improv nerd, but he’s totally right! 

caseymalone:

patbaer:

Did you know there’s a fan theory that Drax heard people refer to Gamora as a whore in the prison, and that he took it at face value, and that’s why he calls her a whore and not a murderer or an assassin or a minion? 

That is certainly a possible reason for the always literal Drax to call Gamora a whore. It’s also possible that James Gunn just thought it’d be fun to have Drax say that. Just like it was fun to have Star Lord call Ronin a bitch. 

I liked Guardians a whole lot. I liked the humor and the subtle moments and the action. I liked the team dynamic and the moments between the team members. I liked the post credit reveal. I wanted more Assassin Sisters. I wanted AT LEAST one visible female pilot. I wanted Quill to be interested in a DOG FROM EARTH WHY WASN’T HE EXCITED TO SEE AN EARTH DOG?

I wanted them to honor the character game of Drax and not push it aside for a cheap laugh. That’s my snarky post on Drax.

Bold mine! That is Pat being a hard core improv nerd, but he’s totally right! 

itsdlevy said: If you were in charge of Shark Week, how would you run it?

hannanimal:

hannanimal:

Oh my god, thank you for asking! I would change so many things.

I love Shark Week in theory, but in practice it’s kind of gross and fear baity? Chris Fallows and Rocky Strong are still doing good stuff, but it’s kind of a bummer that Shark Week is 90% SHARK ATTACKS! OMG! and 10% a new Air Jaws.

Here is a breakdown of the shows featured in 2013’s Shark Week:

Air Jaws: Countdown to Shark Week 2013

This is basically a clip show, but I’ll allow it, because Air Jaws is incredible and I would watch it read a phone book if that were a thing TV shows about sharks jumping out of the water could do.

Megaladon: The Monster Shark Lives

Ooooooooooooh, a show about giant pre-historic sharks, this could be fun! JK, it’s about how “scientists” think a species of shark from  the Cenozoic Era could still be alive and eating people.

Return of Jaws

This one is sooooooooooo close to just being a cool thing about how sometimes sharks do actually live off the coast of Cape Cod, JUST LIKE IN JAWS. Except the shark takes a “chilling interest” in one area, which unless you’re going to call this Return of Jaws 4, is just not a thing sharks do.  (It’s still not a thing sharks do, but at least then the movie reference makes more sense.)

Voodoo Sharks

First of all, I call shenanigans that “local shrimp farmers” actually assigned this nickname. Does the Ghetto Hikes guy work at Discovery now?

The producers over at Shark Week have such a hard on for Bull Sharks, because they can swim in salt water AND fresh water. More places to be afraid of sharks! I look forward to Shark Week 2016: Can Sharks Swim Up Your Drains? Probably!

Spawn of Jaws

This one isn’t even that bad! It’s about Great White Shark life cycles and mating habits! That’s pretty interesting! Better give it a scary name so people will still watch.

Top 10 Sharkdown

“All sharks are terrifying blood thirsty human gobblers, but some are blood thirstier and human gobblier than others!”

Also, sharkdown is a great word and is totally wasted here. I would make a cop show set in the 70s where the cops are sharks and when they’re being rough with a suspect the guy is like, “Hey, this is a sharkdown!”

Great White Serial Killer

OH MY GOD STOP IT.

Sharkpocalypse

Do you think The Discovery Channel is mad at SyFy for stealing their idea for Sharknado?

Alien Sharks

This is a very cool and awesome show about sharks in the deepest parts of the ocean. The deepest part of the ocean, you know, where nightmares live.  

Here is the segment on Megamouth Sharks: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/videos/alien-sharks-the-megamouth.htm The narrator calls it a monster no less than five times and totally freaks out about it coming near shore. IT EATS KRILL. FUCKING KRILL. How many tiny shrimp are watching this? Who are you trying to scare, Alien Sharks Narrator?

Great White Gauntlet

I guess this could be kind of an interesting human interest piece about people whose jobs bring them in close contact with sharks every day, but I kind of doubt it.

And no actual new Air Jaws?! That is some bullshit.

In conclusion: I would continue to make a new Air Jaws every year. Those are dope and they are making really great use of their increased budgets. I would also expand the programming a bit. I guess there was some kind of chat show this year? That’s cool. I liked the year they had the Mythbuster guys do their own Shark Week special. Less Top 10 Shark Attacks That Are Probably About To Happen To You and more Cool Facts About Sharks. 

Reblogging my thoughts on Shark Week from last year, because I am a person with “Strong Shark Opinions.”

I choked while reading this.

notryanw said: I have multiple hot dog questions for you. #1: Is it acceptable to prefer plain hot dogs? I have had to deal with numerous sour looks from hot dog vendors when that's all I want. #2: What is the best kind of hot dog bun that isn't just regular bread? I've had buns made from Texas Toast and from pretzel dough, and they have both transported me to my own private Flavor Country.

hannanimal:

Ok, I have multiple hot dog answers for you. 

1. Yes. Absolutely. Do not ever let anyone shame you for how you like your hot dogs. I personally think ketchup (which I am normally pretty ok with) tastes like death on hot dogs, but I will fight to the death for your right to throw your hot dog in a bathtub full of ketchup if that’s what your heart wants. 

Personally I prefer my hot dogs plain. Like, the only kind of mustard I like is that really fancy whole grain kind, because I’m the fussiest like that. I also like them with only raw onions? But it really doesn’t matter, because you’re not eating your hot dogs for anyone else, you’re eating them for you. 

2. BAGEL DOGS. 

This is pretty much the best.

Aug 18

Tonight’s halfway point is Jamaica Pond #badgeronthego #trainingforALC

Tonight’s halfway point is Jamaica Pond #badgeronthego #trainingforALC

Guys I get to see @tymulholland’s amazing @wildland sticker everywhere I bike.

Guys I get to see @tymulholland’s amazing @wildland sticker everywhere I bike.

Aug 17

Nice 25 mile ride today, a step in the process of training for the ALC ride next June.

http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/ToddPage

Nice 25 mile ride today, a step in the process of training for the ALC ride next June.

http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/ToddPage

Boston from the JFK museum

Boston from the JFK museum

No longer will I find myself jealous of @chibimasshuu and @alexdarke’s helmets.  Halfway through the ride, stopped at Castle Island :)

No longer will I find myself jealous of @chibimasshuu and @alexdarke’s helmets. Halfway through the ride, stopped at Castle Island :)

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