This little bird was photographed by Nicola Giacomelli earlier this afternoon, apparently advertising cat food, at the local Co-operative store in Brodick.
Photo copyright Nicola Giacomelli, with thanks to Colin Gilbert.
Where does one even begin with this 1988 Swedish action movie called Animal Protector starring David Carradine?
You don’t. You just watch the trailer in awe and ask for MOAR.
Via Super Punch
Liverpool-based environmental artist Kerry Morrison lays out long sheets of paper in parks in hopes birds poop on them so that the droppings can be “interpreted as musical notes.”
All of this proves to be quite challenging for poor Ms. Morrison.
These photos from this weekend’s annual Blessing of The Animals at the Cathedral of Saint John The Divine in New York City make my heart feel full. As a human being, Priests scare the shit out of me, but the pigs, llamas, doggies, turtles and various strange and beautiful creatures seem to be very calm and happy at this event celebrating St. Francis of Assisi’s teachings on the interrelationship between all living things.
There’s a part of me that feels it is a form of human chauvinism and arrogance to think that animals need our blessings (we could probably use theirs), but I’m willing to cut humanity some slack when I encounter something like these photos. There’s a spirit of good will in them that can’t be denied. And I’m all for advocating good relations between all Goddess’s creatures.
It’s getting to be that time of year again…
Two young’ins dressed as “Walter White” and “Jesse Pinkman” from Breaking Bad. I’m pretty certain this was for mommy and daddy’s amusement.
It feels like “Mr. White” is lacking his “Heisenberg” hat, however, the kid dressed as “Jesse” sure has the face down!
I have no idea of the provenance of this image. Is it old? Is it new? Is it ‘shopped? In any case, it’s damned cool and I thought I’d share it.
Via Twisted Vintage
Hero pig helps out a baby goat in distress whose foot is stuck underwater at a petting zoo.
With thanks to Henry Baum!
I knew nothing about snake wine until the above photo—it’s kinda pretty in its weird colorful way, isn’t?—started popping up on my Facebook timeline. I noticed a lot of people were calling shenanigans in the comments, saying the photo was fake. Well, it’s not.
“The drink was first recorded to be used in China during the Western Zhou dynasty (771 BC)” according to Wikipedia.
The snakes, preferably venomous ones, are not usually preserved for their meat but to have their “essence” and snake venom dissolved in the liquor. However, the snake venom is denatured by the ethanol; its proteins are unfolded and therefore inactive.
Snake wine can be found in China, Vietnam and Southeast Asia. If you can’t travel there to get your mitts on this exotic hooch, you can order bottles online at Asian Snake Wine.
More photos after the jump…
Mega-talented Chicago-based artist Gail Potocki is serving up some major awesomeness with her limited—only 100 sets signed and numbered by the artist herself—handmade letterpressed trading cards of “history’s most recognizable sideshow performers.”
These are truly gorgeous. I can’t wait to see SERIES TWO. Amazing.
The set is $40.00. You can purchase them here.
Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy
Daisy & Violet Hilton
More of ‘Freaks’ after the jump…