baby's first words
baby: d-d-da..
father: daddy?
baby: dada /ˈdɑːdɑː/ or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Many claim Dada began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915.[1] To quote Dona Budd's The Language of Art Knowledge,
Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The origin of the name Dada is unclear; some believe that it is a nonsensical word. Others maintain that it originates from the Romanian artists Tristan Tzara's and Marcel Janco's frequent use of the words "da, da," meaning "yes, yes" in the Romanian language. Another theory says that the name "Dada" came during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse'.[2]
The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestoes, art theory, theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and had political affinities with the radical left.

cool-critters:

Devil´s flower mantis (Idolomantis diabolica)

Devil´s flower mantis is one of the largest species of praying mantis, possibly the largest that mimics flowers. They are native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda. In the event of being confronted by a predator, the Idolomantis diabolica initiates a deimatic display in an attempt “to scare off or momentarily distract a predator”. In the presence of prey, the Idolomantis diabolica, impersonating a flower, remains motionless. The objective is to seduce the insect into it’s striking zone. In this zone, the Idolomantis diabolica utilizes the tibia portion of its leg to grasp and maintain a strong grip on the prey. The dietary preference of the Idolomantis diabolica is exclusive to airborne insects, specifically flies, moths, butterflies and beetles.

photo credits: Igor Siwanowicz, shaggybevo.com,photo.net

hightechzombie:

The screenshots don’t really do Solarix justice, which is a gorgeous looking atmospheric stealth action game inspired by System Shock 2. 

It’s Kickstarter has 22 days left and 9000 dollars more to collect. The low sum is explained by the fact, that the game is almost finished. Here is a gameplay video to attest to that.

The money raised will go into professional voice-acting (which is right now lacking), polish and bug-crunching. Basically, the things that matter the most but are often skipped due to lack of funds.

You can add your pledge to Solarix right here.

jingledink:

found two kitties cuddling by the sea

madmothmiko:

Juha Arvid Helmine: Invisible Empire 

monkeydseehr:

Sur’Kesh - Mass Effect [◼]

there’s actually a clan in GoIO whose symbol is a musical note and their signature thing is that they blast music over their mics the entire match

whenever I join a match and any of them are in it I pretty much immediately leave. I cannot deal with that.