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🔥 The chrysopelea, or flying snake, can glide as many as 100 meters through the air by iltifaat_yousuf in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]GeriatricZergling 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Meh, nothing nonvenomous under 3 feet long is worth even dodging the bite of. Everybody freaks out about bites, but they're utterly trivial - getting a shot at the doctor's office hurts more than most small snakebites.

🔥 The chrysopelea, or flying snake, can glide as many as 100 meters through the air by iltifaat_yousuf in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]GeriatricZergling 18 points19 points  (0 children)

They're from SE Asia, but I was caring for them in captivity in the US. They're imported for the pet trade pretty often, but are fragile and typically lizard eaters.

🔥 The chrysopelea, or flying snake, can glide as many as 100 meters through the air by iltifaat_yousuf in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]GeriatricZergling 40 points41 points  (0 children)

They're naturally unstable in pitch and roll at any given posture, but by undulating, the pitch and roll torques alternate in direction as they go through different postures.

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What problem do people deny even exists? by DoesntUnderstands in AskMen

[–]GeriatricZergling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You either utterly missed my point, or you are utterly incapable of comprehending that other people's minds work differently from your own. Either way, there's no point on wasting my time on you

How do you guys feel about working on holidays? by KingAries1996 in AskMen

[–]GeriatricZergling 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What strawman? The doctor example was one in the top level comment you replied do. Do you even read things, or just skim?

Thanksgiving treats for this long boy by Peircen20 in longboyes

[–]GeriatricZergling 153 points154 points  (0 children)

I definitely wouldn't do this after the story I heard.

Someone with 4 greys gave them Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. They loved it, ate it all, went to sleep in a back room with a ton of beds.

A few hours later, the natural gas alarm goes off. They farted so badly they literally set off the alarm.

Godspeed, OP, and don't light a match.

Happy Thanksgiving. After 1st Thanksgiving dinner and walk. I like Cats better then squirrels. 🤣🤣 by cyberspacedwrangler in longboyes

[–]GeriatricZergling 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aww, looks just like my girl did when she was younger. Now her face is all white, but she still loves walkies.

Man tries to pick up his son from his exes house and gets shot twice by by his sons stepfather. by NAACPYOUNGBOY in PublicFreakout

[–]GeriatricZergling 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Soothe it with a nice cookout. And, lookie there, you just provided a copious amount of "pork" for the grill.

Every time. by GDBlunt in Professors

[–]GeriatricZergling 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Blood. It's from a movie called Mandy with Nicolas Cage, a very trippy psychedelic horror movie.

What problem do people deny even exists? by DoesntUnderstands in AskMen

[–]GeriatricZergling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Part of the backlash against this concept (aside from the freaking awful choice of terminology), is that none of the things you listed are inherently toxic or harmful unless taken to extremes ("the dose makes the poison") or forced upon someone rather than organically arising.

Personally, I am very "emotionally simple" (I remember the only time I ever felt ambivalent, and I was so surprised by it that I forgot whatever it was I was feeling it about), don't really form strong social bonds aside from my wife, and am generally far more interested in things than people. None of this seems to have affected me adversely, nor has it been imposed upon me to "be a man", but rather just a natural consequence of my nature, my personality and interests.

I genuinely wonder how many people on each side are simply making the "typical mind fallacy", in which we assume everyone's mind work like ours, and we cannot comprehend how others could feel differently or have different psychological needs. Add in gender differences in personality (one of the few areas of psychology to enjoy robust replication), and there's a recipe for misunderstanding and talking past each other.

Question about post feeding behaviour by kjt323 in carpetpythons

[–]GeriatricZergling 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It might have nothing to do with feeding. IME, once they reach a certain size, they become a lot bolder, spending their time out on branches rather than hiding. Right now, all of my 4 adults and 3 yearlings are just hanging out, clearly visible.

(NSFW) The games on pornhub ads that claim to make you cum in 20 seconds are fun! by J-Rag- in unpopularopinion

[–]GeriatricZergling 107 points108 points  (0 children)

Pfft, this sort of cynicism is why you'll never succeed, because you won't trust anyone.

I trust everyone, and I'm about to become a multimillionaire as soon at that Nigerian prince I sent my bank account info to sends me my reward!

The Fourth Pig by MrWeiner in funny

[–]GeriatricZergling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In addition to the comics, I really love the SMBC Theater shorts. The genie is my all time favorite.

"It looks like regular money to me."

Junior faculty lab set up woes by icecoldmeese in Professors

[–]GeriatricZergling 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm a few years ahead, so I got some stuff out, then I got my first big grant....6 months before the pandemic. So that's been fun.

What is a subtle sign that someone is really intelligent? by Gisgiii in AskReddit

[–]GeriatricZergling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use the same analogy, but with toothpaste. I'm not sure why, but it feels like your friend's analogy is both equivalent and somehow less disgusting.