ashkeloni  asked:

what's the dunwich conspiracy?’s_Tooth

it’s bethesda’s bizarre lovecraftian subplot that they refused to touch on in far harbor so we pretty much won’t know what the fuck any of it means until fallout 5 in like 2026

Fallout Alternate Abbreviations and Cuss Phrases

OMG = Oh my Ghoul
FFS = Ferals’ Foul Sh*t
TMI = Too Many Institute
LMFAO= Lost My Freakin’ Ammunition,
Officer (or) Last Minuteman
Fetches Alcohol Order
ROTFL = Run Over The Flamin’ Lot
WTF = Where’s The Fatman

‘I don’t give a molerat’s left nut!’
‘You A-bomb!’
'Cult-hole’ [Dunwich Borers ref.]
'Children of Assdom’
'Green as a Supermutant in May’
'Up and Atom, baby!’
'About as secure as a Pulowski’ [i.e. not at all]
'You radsucker!’

So….if Strong joined the Railroad, would that make him…the Green Lantern?

Edit: Thanks for all the likes and reblogs so far. I had no idea this would go down so well! Please, please submit / send your ideas to add to this list! Additional: GTFO= Gunners Throw Frags Over
'Sharper than a Bloodbug’s nose’
'You got a Deathclaw wish?’
'Hotter than an Assaultron’s wink’
'Such a ProDickTron…’
'Sour as Brahmin milk’
'Crazier than a rabid radstag on a rampage’
'FTW = For The 'Wealth!’ (As in Commonwealth).
'FUBAR = Fried Under Bright Atomic Radiation’
'SNAFU = Sanctuary Now A Friggin’ Urinal / …Fantastic Utopia
'TITS = The Institute Talks Sh*t’ (e.g. “Everybody knows TITS”

In 1964, University Of North Carolina graduate student Donald Rusk Currey was studying the age of Bristlecone pine trees in the Nevada mountains. Unlike Giant Redwoods, which, like Helen Mirren, grow more majestic as they age, all Bristlecones look like a piece of driftwood suffering from clinical depression, so it’s hard to eyeball one and know its age.

Now, the best way to determine a tree’s age is to examine its rings, which is usually done with a screw-like device known as a borer that carefully extracts a small rod-shaped core from the tree. Currey decided that this tree in particular seemed like an asshole, though, so he and a park ranger just cut the tree down to count the rings more easily.

Once the rings were visible, Currey realized that the tree he’d just killed was more than 5,000 years old. That made it the oldest living organism in recorded history at the time. When that tree first sprouted, mammoths still walked the Earth.

5 High IQ Idiots Who Destroyed Irreplaceable Things

This morning when I came in to work, the view out the front of the building had changed dramatically. This used to be home to a nice little grove of a dozen or so neatly planted trees, and made for a great lunch spot when the weather was nice. Apparently they all had to come down thanks to emerald ash borers. They will replant the grove of course, but those picnic tables aren’t going to be as shady as they were for a while. Also learned today that my immediate supervisor here will be retiring in the summer. It’s not entirely unexpected, but I’ve enjoyed working with her so I’ll miss that professional relationship and getting a new immediate supervisor will definitely be a change for me (hopefully not a bad one).


7/4/2016                             Emerald Ash Borer                     

My first one of these, I really hate seeing them here!!!

Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species planipennis (Emerald Ash Borer)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire 1888
adult 7.5-14 mm (males smaller than females); larva up to 32 mm
Adult: elytra bright metallic green; pronotum golden-green; ventral surface lighter yellowish-green (with fine hairs in males, lacking in females); body narrow and elongate; head flat; eyes kidney-shaped, black; dorsal surface of abdomen metallic purplish-red, visible when wings are spread
generally larger and brighter green than native NA spp.
Larva: body white to cream-colored, dorso-ventrally flattened; head brown, mostly retracted into prothorax; abdomen 10-segmented with pair of brown pincer-like appendages on last segment; segments 5-8 widen posteriorly, giving the abdomen a serrated appearance when viewed from above       Range
native to E. Asia, accidentally introduced to N. Amer., established around the Great Lakes (see distribution map) and has spread as far as CO, LA, and GA.
state by state data here

adults in spring and summer; larvae in summer and fall
hosts: Fraxinus spp.; larvae feed on inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the flow of water and nutrients, and killing infested trees within 1-4 years; adults feed on ash leaves

Life Cycle
one generation per year; overwinters as larva in outer sapwood/bark; pupate in April-May; adults emerge in late spring through D-shaped exit holes and lay eggs on host tree; larvae chew through outer bark and bore S-shaped tunnels in inner bark until late fall, then stop feeding
Accidentally introduced with imported packaging/crating wood, probably in the late 1990s; first reported in se. MI and sw. ON in 2002.
A highly destructive pest and a major economic & environmental threat to urban and forested areas of eastern NA
Wasp (Cerceris fumipennis) preys on this species and is used to detect the presence of EAB (more here)

All information from BUGGUIDE