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5 WTF snaps from the Comedy Animal Photo Awards
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (yes, that's a thing) are back once again, showcasing candid shots of the funniest critters on the World Wild Web.
So good are some of these snaps, it's almost as if the animals knew the brief. From peekaboo eagles to ballet-dancing ants, and friendly polar bears to snowball-flinging monkeys, the most comedic scenes from the animal kingdom are all here.
Kick-started last year to help raise cash and awareness for conservation efforts in a lighthearted way, you can enjoy a handful of 2016's funniest shots below before heading over to the CWPA website to LOL at the rest of the entries
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a 'peli-can't catch a fish to save his life'
*Plays 'The Great Escape' theme tune* © Nicolas De Vaulx/Comedy Wildlife Photo 2016
That feeling when you forgot something important
"Shit. Did I leave the iron on?" © Barb D'Arpino/Comedy Wildlife Photo 2016
Oh yeah. Laugh it up
"You want a funny photo? Owl handle it." © Edward Kopeschny/Comedy Wildlife Photo 2016
Who needs hand-eye coordination anyway?
"Oh yeah, this is awkward for you, huh?" - fish © Rob Kroenert/Comedy Wildlife Photo 2016
That's a bad day in the office
"Hey, Dave, I'm taking the rest of the day off." © Tom Stables/Comedy Wildlife Photo 2016
Check out the rest of the entries to this year's competition right here.
2016, the year of bad language
Only a year ago Oxford Dictionaries chose the face with tears of joy emoji as its word of the year, signaling the more frivolous mood of the time, and also suggesting that we were moving past a conventional use of language and towards something more playful, emotional, and international. How things have changed. Oxford Dictionaries's word of 2016, 'post-truth', suggests the alphabet is anything but done for and that rather than moving past language, society is instead moving past facts. The landscape is changing fast and language is changing with it.Here are the words that have defined 2016:
Rather than merely another synonym for lying, this is an adjective to describe today's circumstances in which the act of lying is taken for granted by the public. In much of contemporary politics (and much journalism and entertainment too) the use of honesty and facts is less effective than appealing to our emotions and beliefs. Such are the conditions of post-truth.
Of course, emotions and personal creeds have always played a huge role in the formation of public opinion, and we may well have been living in a post-truth world for a decade or more. But this year, it has been formalized. Given the ubiquity of the internet (this is also the "post-internet" age), for the first time in civilization we have access to all the facts: and subsequently many of us have renounced facts. It's hard to escape the feeling that a lot of us don't want to hear the truth.
While the rise of post-truth politics is directly linked to the propensity of politicians to tell bigger and bigger lies, it's also worth noting that the figurehead of post-truth, Donald Trump, owes much of his fame to reality television: a format that has been chipping away at our belief in reality for quite some time now.
Maybe it's not all bad. British journalist Peter Pomerantsev, an expert on Russian politics and post-truth (which he has been warning us about for a good couple of years now) acknowledged in Granta this month that "there is some sort of teenage joy in throwing off the weight of facts — those heavy symbols of education and authority, reminders of our place and limitations." If the facts don't matter then anything is possible.
Here's another term connected to the last one. During the US election, the Washington Post meticulously checked 168 claims made by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail and gave its Four-Pinocchio Rating — signaling the most dishonest and flagrant lie — to 59 of Trump's claims and seven of Clinton's. In the quest for truth, the Pinocchio Rating is your friend.
Other distinctions awarded by the Washington Post include the UPSIDE-DOWN PINOCCHIO, indicating a flip-flop or reversal of one's previous position, and the GEPPETTO CHECKMARK, indicating complete honesty.
It became very clear this year that our social media feeds — and we're really talking about Facebook here — share opinions with us that we're likely to agree with and hide those that we aren't. In this way, feeds are like echo chambers, bouncing our voices back to us while concealing the great complexity of public opinion. And now that we find most of our news through social networks, this has created a huge problem: we have become completely disconnected from the world outside of our small and particular bubbles. In the US, especially, many on the left had hardly considered the possibility they would lose the election; and having lost it they have found it impossible to agree on why.
This is exactly what it sounds like: made-up and misleading stories, often intended to discredit a political opponent, spread across social networks under the guise of genuine news. It's the dark side of clickbait — a form of propaganda dressed up as journalism.
We suggested earlier this year that a youthful, magical counterculture was emerging in the worlds of pop and spirituality (it's also a subject that Teen Vogue has been covering in quite some depth), with a focus in their case on the modern witchcraft movement. So in youth culture, as in other parts of society, there has been in places a retreat from the rational and scientific in favor of the old ways of thinking.
As of late there has been more and more discussion of the idea that we're living not in reality, but in a computer-generated simulation of reality: essentially that we're trapped in the Matrix. That is simulation theory. In the spring, Neil DeGrasse Tyson argued that this was likely to be the case. In the summer, Elon Musk claimed, "There's a billion to one chance we're living in base reality." In the autumn, it was reported in the New Yorker that two Silicon Valley billionaires (Musk is rumored to be one) are funding scientists in an effort to break us free from our cosmic virtual reality.
It's an idea that can also be found in the most talked-about show of the year, Westworld, the central premise of which is that the characters are living in a make-believe world and cannot tell whether they are people or just robots with an artificial intelligence (and, in a pointed piece of casting, Musk's ex-wife Talulah Riley plays one of the robots).
Simulation theory is a radical idea; however in its renunciation of reality, it has much in common with the renunciation of facts in a post-truth world. But, as for the reasons why in 2016 the jettisoning of facts by politicians has coincided with a growing interest in magic amongst teenagers and a questioning of reality by billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneurs — these have yet to be satisfyingly explained by anyone. We find ourselves at a strange philosophical crossroads in history.
In spring, Microsoft launched a chatbot — meaning a computer program that can simulate a conversation with a person (much like the robots on Westworld, only without a physical body) — named Tay that was supposed to speak like a 19-year-old American girl and to learn from her conversations with other Twitter users. "The more you chat with Tay," the software company explained, "the smarter she gets."
But on her very first day she had to be taken back offline after trolls taught her to say things like "race war now!!!" and "Donald Trump is the only hope we've got" and "WE'RE GOING TO BUILD A WALL, AND MEXICO IS GOING TO PAY FOR IT" and, aside from a brief reappearance, offline is where she has remained. Tay was intended to explore and learn to speak the language of today, and in most ways she was a failure. However, all those months ago, she certainly was able to foreshadow what was coming in politics and online discourse with an eerie and oracular accuracy.
2016 threw up a lot of gloomy words reflecting rather gloomy times. But while the political discourse was often backwards-looking, much of our vocabulary had a futuristic feel to it, in keeping with how quickly things continue to change. So let's see what 2017 brings.
Whenever my curiosity on women popped up,they question on my masculinity😂😂So my unanswered questions are as follows:
1) If reproduction of a boy or girl depends on male's XY chromosomes as we studied in class 10th,then why woman is blamed for an undesired child?🤔
2) If saree is the only attire represents tradition and culture then why don't males wear dhoti-kurta everytime.Is our customs and rituals are limited to females only?🙄
3)Do we consider women as Laxmi in India just because she brings a huge dowry along with her after marriage?😏
4)Why it's obscene for girls to shout , laugh loud and give their opinions in this male oriented society?🤐
5)If periods means impurity😵then please let me know what purity equals to: is it your stereotype on this issue?😐
6)Is there any retirement plan for women(our mother and wife )from their household work as we male expect pension and rest after our retirement from services?😣
7)If women are weak then how she bothered to bear the Pain for 9 month to deliver u to this beautiful world?😔
8) Is it necessary for women to cover her body completely because we male don't have control over our desires and mentality?😡
9)if males are protecting females then who is raping them?😳
These questions are for all those whose patriarchal thoughts and dogmatic principles are demolishing society and mankind 😒actually women are not equal to male they are superior than us.. and they don't want their rights ,they want their dignity and individuality. love and respect for every women in this world😊
Happy women's day🤗🤗
Guide to a good girl.
1- When I was 5, my maa handed me over the barbie dolls and kitchen sets to play with,
My fascination for hotwheels and beyblades, building blocks and video games, action figures and lazer rifles, to my maa and papa was more or less a cosmological myth.
My parents could not digest my leisure time being spent in company of boys and their masculine toys, and as the consequence,
I was made to sit in a room all day, with a stuffed doll and few make up sets in defence.
I wanted to run away, from the holes of that dungeon tied to the invisible shackles, as quick as the squirrel,
But i couldn't, i was the good girl.
2- When I was 13, a muscular and stiff man with dense beard and frowned eye brows, animalistic gazes and mysterious intentions,
Reaches out for newly formed budding breasts, and inserts his fingers piercing into my vagina
Leaving no unexplored canyons.
He played with me like I was the barbie doll,
But I thought cricket and kabbadi were his call.
He bruised me like I was the GTA or NFS car,
But those red scars, to him were merely victory avatars.
I wanted "my brother" to stop, to not gift me this disgust and pain as the rewards of my Rakhies, unable to unfurl,
But i couldn't, I was the good girl.
3- I'm 21 now, and I have few advices for the women of my age, or younger or elder.
1, Do not show cleavage or thighs or shoulders or neck or legs or even your face,
For the length of your fabric can even get you raped, just like an 18month infant or an 80 year old lady, following your disgrace.
2, Do not talk to male friends or fall in love with men or buy condoms or go home late,
For you can destruct your hormones on pills, or get acid attacked on refusals or get killed in the name of kinship dignity to dilate.
Do not smoke or drink or go clubbing,
Do not laugh out loud in public
Do not raise voices against violence by men
Do not wait for thirties to get married
Do not disrespect or disobey relatives or in-law
Do not break the tradition of indian culture
Do not deny favours to your male bosses
Do not abuse in filthy languages and slangs
Do not dream about sexual pleasures and female orgasms
Do not rant about education and career and women empowerment
Do not use words like vagina or menstruation or masturbation or male chauvinism
Do not object at being called a characterless or a bitch or a slut or a prostitute or a mistress
Do not utter a word at being touched in several areas of your worshipped and sacred body by a boy, or a man or an uncle.
Do not enclose your identity preserved carefully under the sheathe,
Do not breathe.
I am the woman who was
Molested and assaulted,
Gaped and raped,
Smacked and acid attacked,
Objectified and sanctified,
Beaten and auctioned,
Born and died right after
My silenced screams, bruised scars, crushed down soul, ripped apart, are the evidence of my body being handed over in hands of patriarchy, as they conquer.
Listen, please follow these rules
However I couldn't,
I shouted and yelled,
I opposed and protested,
I screamed and hurled,
I am, now, the bad girl.