Don’t tell Ernie, but someone zapped his favorite tubbie toy (or our mascot) with the Giganto-Ray and sent it on a goodwill tour. Hatched by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, this 9.5m tall by 11m long rubber duck has been spotted in Europe, Japan, and Brazil. More photos here, and don’t miss the video below.
Actually, make that this just out, because the Hogle Zoo in Utah introduced a new baby elephant, born to first-time mom Christie on August 10. The calf, a girl, went on public display over the weekend.
THIS JUST JUST IN (10:08PM PT) courtesy of Holly B.:
Watching Maru may have adverse impact on your daily life. If you should exhibit any of the following symptoms:
Check yourself into Boxhab immediately.
Thank you for your public service, Danielle L.
According to Laura S., The San Diego Zoo is at it again with the behbeh bear action.
(The following has been typed in Overact-O-Vision™, which will cause you to hear it in the Emperor’s voice from “Return of the Jedi.” Discontinue use if you experience dizziness, tingling in extremities, or urge to chew scenery.)
Goooood, my young apprentice. I can feel the “squee” swelling within you now. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.
I am defenseless. Take your Jedi weapon. Strike me down with all of your redonkulousness and your journey towards the cute side will be complete!
From Animals With Lightsabers, found by Bill S.
[snooty voice *ON*]
Normally this is where I do a bit of an intro & summary of the selection, lamenting Modern Man’s inability to learn from the past enumerating the ways in which the classics inform the events of the present day, like Alistair Cooke from Masterpiece Theater. (Yep. Juuust like him.) This post, however, needs no introduction.
♫ Ba da bump, bum bum, da boodle boodle bum ba da da bum bum bum da dummmm, ba-bump… ♪
Ow! A third submission for a new “Cats n’ Racks” category arrived. It’s now an offical category! As ‘Tracy B’ noted, “It doesn’t get any rackier than this. :)” ha!
1) Dye roots. Other day, human shrieked, called me “skunk”. Hour later, skunk shrieked, called me “Cher”. Humiliating! Was not sure where to aim quill.
2) File/polish nails. Something less Goth for fall. Maybe “Paint My Moji-Toes Red”. It’s kind of gecko, but think I can pull off.
3) Trim whiskers. Starting to resemble that guy from “MythBusters”. Enough said.
4) Stop stress eating. Twice-baked-scalloped-potatoes are for carb-junkies in Jug Bands, only.
5) Find eyelashes. Am legitimately concerned. *plink-plink*
Sigh. Those hedgehogs don’t know how good they have it.
Alert us of any mysterious hedgehog disappearances, Tim C.
We take you now to the monastery at St. Walkies, for a rare glimpse of monks of the Brotherhood of the Sacred Tirebiters as they begin their morning chant…
Et expecto dominos parcheesi ipso facto kemosabe nolo contendre inflagrante corpus delicti utecay overloadway alendarscay akemay eatgreay iftsgay…
ettypray oochpay, Kathy W.
Lucky the box turtle has had a rough time of it. He recently endured an attack by a crazy raccoon who gnawed off his two front legs. Fortunately, the medical miracle known as double-sided tape and furniture sliders made Lucky slowly mobile once again.
Unfortunately, now Lucky bears a strange resemblance to this guy:
Thanks for the submission, Brooke B. I guess his owner will never need to hire movers again.