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Anonymous said: Why do we need to clean our teeth from an evolutionary point of view? Surely our teeth haven't always been falling out as early primates



Well, a few things to consider. First, these days we eat a lot more foods with nutrients that bacteria REALLY LOVE, particularly simple sugars. So there is some truth to that whole “candy rots your teeth” thing. But the bigger answer is that animals get terrible tooth decay (including primates) and keepers regularly brush the teeth of animals in zoos to prevent these problems. Finally, the average human these days lives a lot longer than we’re designed to. The life expectancy of our nearest relative, the chimpanzee, is just 40 years in the wild. In captivity, that number goes up to around 60. We just live longer than we’re supposed to…so we have to keep our parts working for longer than they’re designed to work…which means brushing your teeth a couple times a day.

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Boyf was really excited to make cookies this weekend so we could do something before his flight to new york. We made one tray before he got impatient

Boyf was really excited to make cookies this weekend so we could do something before his flight to new york. We made one tray before he got impatient

The only thing “free” about so-called free time is that it doesn’t cost the boss anything. Free time is mostly devoted to getting ready for work, going to work, returning from work, and recovering from work. Free time is a euphemism for the peculiar way labor, as a factor of production, not only transports itself at its own expense to and from the workplace, but assumes primary responsibility for its own maintenance and repair.
The Abolition of Work by Bob Black, 1985 (via ifveniceissinking)

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Black Widow #1 (2014, Phil Noto)

"This is what I am now. And you’ll never know who I was before."

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Real Time with Bill Maher: 6.6.14 — Anthony Weiner, Jim Geraghety, Nicolle Wallace


Holy shit, Anthony Weiner actually said something important.

It’s a miracle!

That’s been the Republican strategy since day one of Obama’s presidency. Block the President at every turn, then blame him for not getting anything done. In fact, here’s Newt Gingrich openly admitting to it.

That’s why Republicans block jobs bills — so they can blame Obama for the economy still sucking. They’ve blocked budgets, resulting in a government shutdown that they then tried to blame on Obama. They’ve tried over and over again to block Obamacare, and complain that it’s a failure as they work their asses off to try to make it fail.

It’s kindergarten politics, and we need to vote these schmucks out in November. A bunch of white guys throwing temper tantrums and shouting NO! to everything just because they don’t like the president is no way to run a government, especially if we’re going to continue to pretend to be one of the greatest nations on earth.

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