Kitty Spinner

It’s not really ready yet but I’ve been working on a website that shows you a random video of a cat. I sort of like it???

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David Attenborough with Manatees

Heck. Yes.

It used to be the BBC didn’t allow embedding of their YouTube videos. BUT NOW THEY DO. And they have a really good video up from David Attenborough’s The Life of Mammals.” (Amazon Link)

David Attenborough. One of my five favorite people. Manatees. One of my five favorite animals. Oh man.

Where am I going to write my opinion that being drowned by a manatee is the cutest way to die? Because it totally is and I want to put weird things in this blog even though the real purpose is to look at pictures and stuff.

Amazon links help the site financially. Supposedly. (I’d put Amazon links to my top three favorite Attenborough series, but The Private Life of Plants has never been released on Region 1 DVD. WHAT THE HECK. The other favorite in my top 3 favorite Attenborough series is Life in the Undergrowth, which is under $20 and it is the BEST EVER OK. This disclaimer thing is far less focused than I intended.

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Tapir Commercial

This is exactly what the healthcare debate needs. I live in Japan right now, and I happened to see a health insurance commercial with a malayan tapir in it.

I can’t find a YouTube video at all so I can’t embed it, so I will just have to link to the site that has them.

Japanese commercial for health insurance.

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Baby Tamandua

This baby anteater is the greatest thing I have seen in weeks.

I wish I had a scale like that, I might be less reluctant to check my weight.


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Mother’s Day ’09


mother and baby mountain goats

mother and baby black rhinoceroses

swallow regurgitating

mother cow licks calf

(Photo credits in links!)

Mother’s Day 2008
More baby animals and their mothers.

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A duck checking out some rabbits

There is a park near where I live.

At the park there is an aviary.

At the aviary there is this duck.

duck checkin out some rabbits

I like this duck.

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the coolest guy

I saw this picture, and I had no idea what it was of. I thought it was perhaps a photoshop, or perhaps an eocaecilian, but it turns out eocaecilians are EXTINCT. Bummer for them, and my identification of whatever this is. The filename was dog-248.jpg, but I was also pretty sure it was not a dog.

I had to use TinEye image search (full discloser I think TinEye is pretty neat) to figure out it was a Mexican mole lizard, also known as the ajolote lizard, although when I searched for other pictures of it, it was either the same picture (so it could have just been mislabeled) or the picture was of a completely different animal.

But then I found a video, which is obviously of the same thing. It is really cool. BUT THE OWNER DISABLED EMBEDDING. Why would anybody do this? HERE IS A LINK TO IT ANYWAY, because it’s cool. Only 324 views in two months. It deserves better than that.

Thanks Mr. Self Destruct of the Something Awful forums for finding this picture. Although I would also like to thank the person who took the picture, but tineye couldn’t help me find the photographer. ALSO, video owner person: don’t disable embedding!!! I almost didn’t use your video because of that, and I only ended up using it because it is like, way cool. But disabling embedding: totally not cool?

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American Alligator

That smile… I know I’m in for trouble, but it’s so deviously charming.

Photo by Matt Hansen who seems to have taken a number of pretty cool pictures.

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Is this thing scary?

I only know the name “jumping spider” because somebody in my family once told me my mother is afraid of them more than she is other spiders.

It seems pretty not scary to me?

Thanks, Tical00 from the Something Awful Forums. Even though your version of the picture had the outer eyes photoshopped AND I JUST REALIZED IT WAS ALSO MADE TO SMILE.
(Click the image for photocredits. I think I’m going to do it that way from now on.)

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A Spider on a Frog on a Turtle

I’ve missed a lot while I was gone. Apparently this has been everywhere, but I hadn’t seen it. I’ll share it with you just incase you somehow missed it too.

These people say they found them like that. It is the best thing.

Thanks Mirick from the Something Awful Forums!

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