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Someone needs some Tylenol

“He was sozzled and looked a bit worse for wear, shall we say.” Via Drunk Squirrel Breaks into Clubhouse, Drinks From Tap, Gets Caught Hungover @ The Libertarian Republic.

Friday Catblogging: “The Private Life of a Cat”

A great find, from Alexis C. Madrigal @ The Atlantic (The Best Experimental Film About Cats Ever Made): During the mid 1940s, Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid made films together as a husband-and-wife team. Who did what and who deserves the credit for directing or shooting their films remains disputed scholarly territory, but suffice to…

Sharks and Surveillance

Sharks, like many people, dislike surveillance cameras: REMUS SharkCam: The hunter and the hunted from Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. on Vimeo. In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS “SharkCam” underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. They captured more…

Coyotes Begin War Against Humanity

They’ve started in Burbank, California, presumably because an opening front there will be met with little resistance from the many millions of people who’ve long stopped caring much about Californians. Shrewd, very shrewd. At FREE WHITEWATER, earlier this year, I predicted that coyotes would be the next local obsession to grip our small town (after…

Dog-Killing Cop Gets Fired

It’s a start: Killing a dog for doing what dogs do most certainly didn’t have to be done. Firing the cop did, and Hometown’s police chief, Charles Forsyth, did just that on Monday, calling the incident and aftermath an “emotional rollercoaster” for the family, the community, and the police department. A Justice for Apollo Facebook…

Anti-Ferret Bans Lack Justification

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration intends to legalize ferrets in the biggest city in America. That’s great news, but it’s not enough: regardless of what New York City does, ferrets will remain illegal in the District of Columbia, California, and Hawaii. The rationale behind…

Poll: Calling 9-1-1 Over a Spider

A teenager in Oregon noticed a spider in her house, and not knowing what to do about it, she called 9-1-1: KPTV – FOX 12 “I’m home alone and there is a giant spider on the back of my couch, and I’m talking giant. I’ve never seen a spider this big and I have no…

Wild Peacocks Terrorize Timid Residents of Crybaby Town

CNN reports from Union Gap, Washington, where the hypersensitive genteel residents of that six-thousand-person town are sweating out a few wild peacocks. I’m not sure what to make of it — when I look at a map, Union Gap, Washington is plainly part of America. And yet, and yet, America’s the place that confronted and…

Friday Catblogging: Who’s The Best Drinker?

Robert Krulwich compares the drinking techniques of cats, dogs, and pigeons.  Looking at high-speed videos of dogs and cats, he concludes that cats drink more efficiently than dogs, but that a group of pigeons beats both mammals: Say what you will about sloppy dogs or elegant cats, these three [pigeons of Brisbane, Australia] are the…