Posts Tagged: animals
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Clear Butterflies

"Incredible Photos of the Beautiful Glasswinged Butterfly." Pretty pictures on this [adjective] day in which [percentage] of it has gone [adverb]. [Via]

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A Game of Ice and Fire and Costumes and Staffs

"They dress in bear heads and bells, and behave like beasts."

Right when you think you've been starting to pull things together.

[Thanks, Natalie!]

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The Quick Brown Fox Tripped Over the Cuddly Sloth

Because most of the chocolate-tasting jobs are already taken.

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And the Winner of the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Is…

…Banana Joe, this nine-year-old Affenpinscher from the Netherlands. In the video above, he's winning Best in Breed (Toy); yesterday he won it all. According to the American Kennel Club, the Affenpinscher is known as "a peppy dog that has the face and impish nature of a monkey," and was originally used for killing rats and mice. (Which would actually make for a spectacular live-competition category.) The AKC also ranks breeds by popularity, if you're interested.

And then, because first thing in the morning is definitely the right time for it, Petfinder.

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Interview With a Bedbug

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with animals on policy and population control issues, we recently sat down with Warren, a bedbug about to step onto a bean-leaf in Murray Hill.

Us: Hi, Warren, why don't you come sit down over here?

Warren: Sure, just let me…hm…wait a second.

Us: Take your time!

Warren: Something about this doesn't feel right.

Us: No? It's just us. (shows hands)

Warren: (cautiously steps forward)

Us: GOTCHA, YOU SON OF A BITCH!

Warren: (turns to run, gets hopelessly entangled in the hooks of the bean leaf)

Us: GROW OLD AND DIE THERE, I CARE NOTHING FOR YOUR PLEAS.

Warren: You'll [...]

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Inteview With a Gunnison Sage Grouse

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with animals on policy and population control issues, we recently sat down with Anne, a Gunnison sage grouse living in Utah.

Us: Hi, Anne.

Anne: O THE ROSY-FINGERED DAWN! O HERALD OF THE MORNING!

Us: Is this a bad time? Who's he?

Anne's Special Friend: MY DARLING! LET US GREET THIS NEW DAY TOGETHER!

Us: Oh. Ohhhh. Um, we can come back?

Anne: POP THOSE AIR SACS AT ME.

Anne's Special Friend: You want me to fan my tail, too?

Anne: You know it, baby.

Us: I mean, we only have an hour or so in Moab to get this interview [...]

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Unfortunate Week for Meat

South Africa study finds donkey meat sold as beef.

What will they find in meat tomorrow? Somewhere an olive oil wizard and his public relations team are sharing seven celebratory glasses of wine and a handful of nuts.

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15 Cats That Are Leaning In

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Cube Fish, Inverted Hedgehogs, and Other Animals

Illustrator/animator Guillermo García Carsí's Doomed: A Biological Cartoon! tells a story of "the failures of the natural selection" process (per production company El Señor Studio) and won lots of awards in the past couple years, but is only just recently online in full. Lovely and odd.

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Goats Screaming Like Humans

Worse than the human-faced dog. Substantially worse.