Tag Archives: Animals

American Girl dolls, Ambiguously Gay duo, NYP Headlines, a book I desperately want, and more

Fun things discovered this week:

  • I just adore NY Post headlines…
  • My birthday is in 2.5 months so if you’re looking for a gift, may I recommend (via Neatorama):

  • Australian comedians attempt to create an offline social network (via BuzzFeed):

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The next FaceTime commercial will feature me and @KaitlynWilkins communicating through stuffed bears.

Hers is T.B. and mine is Fluffy.

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My mother pronounces llama, “yama”

And yes, technically it’s correct, but you just sound silly.

Anyway, this graphic of different llamas made me laugh AND reminded me that when I went to summer camp in Maine, I used to do llama care.  Fortunately, Hidden Valley Camp never refilmed the video from llama care class that they made the summer I was there.  While I’m not in it, if you want to see where I spent two hippie dippie summers, click here.

Image via TDW

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“Yeah, well, that’s why children aren’t put in charge of grading animals”

Ummm this segment on NPR is amazing.

For too long, Jacob Lentz thinks, certain animals have gotten by on good looks and charm, while more impressive species are ignored by children and stuffed-animal manufacturers.

A couple of years ago, Lentz and friend Steve Nash set out to right this wrong. They began a blog called Animal Review.

It’s exactly what the name implies: reviews of critters, not unlike reviews of cars or new gadgets, complete with letter grades. The ladybug gets an A-. The bald eagle gets a C+.

Their blog has now become a book, also titled The Animal Review. Lentz tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer that being a good animal critic is “more of an art than a science.”

“It takes at least two years of blogging to really get good at this,” he says. “I can’t expect laypeople to just start judging animals accurately. It’s probably best left to me and Steve.”

Please, please click through and listen. Also, Jacob Lentz, if you read this, I kind of want to be your best friend.

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It’s like if Audrey were a Swedish school girl

(Via The Daily What)

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This weekend, Barbara reminded me about how fun babies are in costume

I admit, I’d kind of forgotten, but now I’m already wondering what the World’s Cutest Niece should be for Halloween.  Barbara suggested a giraffe, but I’m thinking Mexican street food:

Via Bits & Pieces

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Only the Japanese would have a Biggest Loser: Animals edition

Via Boots

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