“I am so excited to be living one of my dreams – to be here on Sesame Street. I’m here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of ‘yet.’ Never, ever, ever give up because there’s so much power in ‘yet.’” - JMonáe
Sesame Street: Janelle Monáe - Power of Yet [x]
Hiroshi Sugimoto - Seascapes, 1980-
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"Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing."
More than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world are currently under threat of extinction, and hundreds vanish each year. We don’t always know the exact time of extinction, but for the Pinta Island giant tortoise, the date was June 24, 2012.
On that day, Lonesome George—the Galapagos Island tortoise now on display at the American Museum of Natural History, and the last known member of his species—died of natural causes. With him, his species, Chelonoidis abingdoni, vanished.
Over the last two years, Wildlife Preservations taxidermy experts have worked closely with Museum scientists to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life—down to a missing toenail on his left front foot.
Gallant cracks his knuckles and eats too much when he gets nervous. Sometimes he trips and falls in front of people he doesn’t want to trip and fall in front of at all.
Goofus indifferent to his children if he has them, doesn’t want to have any if he doesn’t, and is rude to waiters.
Gallant always tries to be a likable protagonist.
Goofus feels entitled to the same things you do, and that makes you feel uncomfortable. He is pathologically broken in a way that you would prefer to pretend does not exist.
Gallant always asks himself what he thinks that you would do in a particular given situation before he acts.
Goofus won’t commit to a decision. Goofus won’t take his birth control pills even though he’s sleeping with someone he doesn’t want to have a child with, then takes illegal drugs while he thinks he might be pregnant. He keeps putting off going to the doctor because he’s convinced that if he doesn’t name the problem, it can’t possibly exist. Goofus is living in a fantasy world, and he is also a bad mother, and this infuriates you.
Gallant has his problems, but his children are the most important thing in the world to him. You’re willing to overlook all of his faults because of how much he loves his kids.
Maybe you’re just afraid of Goofus because you can’t control him.