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10 FUCKERING LIGHTS

20 Times Font Choice Mattered [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 23, 2017 - 36 comments

Ruff day today

Even the dogs are sad.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 20, 2017 - 13 comments

What are the young animals of America learning today?

The United States of America has a wide variety of biomes, and in all of them today there are baby animals learning how to be animals.
Forest: Bobcats have to learn a lot of things, to climb and play and survive in the wild* but they don't have to learn manners. *Note video includes images of bobcat eating prey. [more inside]
posted by Homeboy Trouble on Jan 20, 2017 - 7 comments

Ain't motherhood grand?

Mama cats taking care of their kittens [obnoxious music at beginning, occasional music throughout]. Mama dogs and their puppies [background music]. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 18, 2017 - 14 comments

Chinese Whiskers

When Marcel Heijnen took a picture of cat hanging out in a shop in Hong Kong, he didn't know he had just uncovered his next project. He calls it "pure serendipity."

"[I moved to] an area that is rapidly gentrifying, with new cafés and galleries coming up left right and center, but it’s still rooted in tradition, as well — there’s loads of dried-seafood shops and traditional Chinese medicine halls," he said. "I noticed a cat sitting on the counter of one of those stores and photographed it on my iPhone. Then, another and another."
[more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 14, 2017 - 31 comments

Compare and Contrast

Here's what dogs are thinking about. Here's what cats are doing.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 13, 2017 - 22 comments

Scientists are building an animal fart database

Does it fart?” is one of most frequent questions zoologists receive from kids, said Dani Rabaiotti of the Zoological Society of London. In fact, the whole #DoesItFart adventure started when her teenage brother asked if snakes ever experience flatulence. Rabaiotti knew from her own work that the wild dogs of Africa definitely fart, as do the extremely gassy seals that reside on the Atlantic island of South Georgia. But she wasn’t sure about snakes, so she consulted snake expert David Steen. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Jan 12, 2017 - 36 comments

What Lies Beneath

People Just Realized What Owls Look Like Without Feathers And OMG (SLBuzzfeed). Includes other disturbing uncovered creatures. (h/t Miss Cellania)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 11, 2017 - 50 comments

My very heart leaped with delight at the sound!

Horse with a rubber chicken [much squeaking]. Horse with a big silver bouncy ball [ambient noise]. Horse with a rubber chicken, again [not so much squeaking]. Horse with a pokey reindeer and a rubber duckie [talking and teensy squeaking]. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 8, 2017 - 18 comments

Dogster Jekyll and Meowster Hyde

Dogs Being Jerks—mostly about food. Cats Being Jerks—mostly about who the hell knows. [both videos feature music and ambient sound]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 7, 2017 - 37 comments

That is how a cuttlefish do.

Cuttlefish are cute except when they're feeding [silent]. Seriously, that is some scary-ass shit there [music]. Want to know more about this terrifying creature? Of course you do! [voiceover, captions] [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 6, 2017 - 39 comments

Sciuridae? Dunno, they scurried away...

The owners of a convenience store in Toronto have been plagued by a rash of thefts. Local squirrels have been stealing chocolate bars from the store, and have been caught on video. This wouldn’t be the first time squirrels have been fingered as thieves. In 2013, residents of Kentish Town in Greater London were puzzled when soap and shower gel began going missing from their bathrooms. The culprit was squirrels. [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Jan 6, 2017 - 35 comments

May all that have life be delivered from suffering

Shelters have a hard time finding adoptive families for elderly pets, animals with disabilities or chronic medical conditions, large animals that need special facilities, and working animals who have outlived their usefulness. Some people have stepped up to provide permanent care for these animals, so that they can live out their lives in comfort and security: 10 Animal Retirement Homes [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 5, 2017 - 22 comments

The Detective of Northern Oddities

When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call. (contains some descriptions of animal gore) [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Jan 5, 2017 - 5 comments

Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

In Animal Sentience this year, Brian Key's "Why fish do not feel pain" provoked over 40 replies, including intriguing comments on tigerfish, rays and cichlids, mormyrids, invertebrates, plants, and robot fish but also comments written or co-authored by people who've been on the blue before: Lynne Sneddon (previously), Antonio Damasio (previously), and Culum Brown (previously). Less controversial threads of related interest include those on animal mourning and insect subjectivity.
posted by Wobbuffet on Dec 30, 2016 - 4 comments

Felines, Canines and Tiny Humans

Cats meeting babies for the first time (mostly "WTF?"). Dogs meeting babies for the first time (mostly "WTF!"). (h/t Miss Cellania)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Dec 29, 2016 - 26 comments

They're all good animals.

Bored Panda is compiling 100s of photos of People Posting Pics Of Their Animals Before And After Being Called A Good Boy. (Click the "show 10 more" link after the last pic.)
posted by Room 641-A on Dec 29, 2016 - 48 comments

What can be more amazing than having a best friend?

Before & After Pics Of Animals Growing Up Together (SLBoredPanda). That is all.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Dec 26, 2016 - 10 comments

They're absolutely haunted by what they're not

The Ad and the Ego (1997; 57mins; transcript; study guide [PDF]) is a classic documentary featuring sound design by Negativland; it incorporates many well-known ads to ask "Where does advertising end and myself begin?" Aileen Farrar's beginner's introduction (2015; 25mins) to Jacques Derrida's "The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow)" [PDF] offers oblique suggestions regarding the "mixed and confused messages" of Orangina's anthropomorphic animal ads to address another matter of self and difference--how "human identity ... rests upon following the animal."
posted by Wobbuffet on Dec 24, 2016 - 5 comments

A cat is a cat is a cat

Siberian tigers investigate a drone sent to investigate them. Tigers aren't the only ones curious about drones. Cheetahs [cc speech] are all about the chase. Housecats have had more success with flying objects. Male lion don't care but (captive) lionesses are more curious. Token pupper. [all vids music/ambient noise only unless specified] [more inside]
posted by AFABulous on Dec 20, 2016 - 28 comments

Cat burglars

Dogs will steal your heart; cats will steal your money. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Dec 16, 2016 - 27 comments

Time spent with cats is never wasted

A cat’s sandpapery tongue is actually a magical detangling hairbrush (WaPo)…you may be wondering why cat grooming mechanics matter. There are two big reasons: First, it might add insight to the field of soft robotics, which, among other things, is about making robots that can move through small spaces for search-and-rescue missions or surgeries. Second, it might help make a better brush that, Noel said, could herald “new ways to clean deeply embedded dirt in your carpet to wound cleaning advances in the medical field.” (alternate link for non-subscribers, lacks video of cat licking a blanket)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 30, 2016 - 12 comments

I don't know if Steve Axford is a fun guy but his fungi photos are fun!

Steve Axford photographs fungi. Fungi that is blue, orange, yellow, and purple. Fungi with gills and without. And not just fungi, but also other living things around the world.
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 22, 2016 - 11 comments

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!

Everyone thinks farts are funny. Underwater farts (NSFW) are better. Slow-motion underwater farts are better still. But nothing compares to 120fps slow-motion underwater naked farts (also NSFW unless you work with naturists). [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 20, 2016 - 71 comments

B is for Boxer

After being told she's not allowed on the new couch, Bella the boxer decides to voice her opinion. Dexter enjoys Strauss. Baxter tolerates bunnies. Junebug and her puppies take a nap. (Boxers previously and previously)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 15, 2016 - 16 comments

Guess who else needs naps?

Most awkward cat sleeping positions: 1–25; 26–50
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 13, 2016 - 33 comments

"Just be cool and act like we planned to do this."

Two cats get the same idea and end up, well, you'll see [SLYT]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 13, 2016 - 18 comments

Everybody needs a nap.

24 Sleeping Dogs. But not just sleeping—sleeping hilariously. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 11, 2016 - 20 comments

Wheeeow

Cat likes broom rides (don't we all?)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 10, 2016 - 23 comments

Flooftober III: The Floofening

How well do you know your Halloween animals? Some animals have a sinister reputation this time of year. Amateurs. We got yer vortex of evil right here: [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Oct 31, 2016 - 14 comments

"I believe that some things should not be told, they should be felt."

Almost 100,000 dogs are euthanised every year in Taiwan. The dogs caught on the street are kept in the kennel for twelve days waiting for adoption. If nobody rescues them over that period of time, they are put down. The ones who are seriously ill and suffering are put down immediately. Yun-Fei Tou is the author of Memento Mori, a series of portraits of these Taiwanese stray dogs taken just before being euthanised. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 24, 2016 - 37 comments

Good news, everyone!

Jumping spiders don't have ears—but they can still hear you coming. This may only apply to hunting spiders. However, orb weavers can control their web’s tension and stiffness to help them identify potential partners as well as prey. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 23, 2016 - 12 comments

R.I.P Hannah

Dogs are too amazing to let go, but sometimes it happens and they will forgive you.For about two months Hannah has been having seizures, they were small and nothing to worry about, but they gradually got worse. (Alternate link) [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 22, 2016 - 38 comments

Grains! GRAINS!

Tiny Hamster Is A Zombie! (Tiny Hamster previously)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 20, 2016 - 9 comments

A tiny bit of election relief: Tiny animals in tiny sweaters

72 tiny animals in tiny sweaters!!!!
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 20, 2016 - 24 comments

Dogs vs. Leafblowers

Compilation
Slow-motion boxers
Jersey looks like a Chinese demon
Bonus: Deer vs. Leafblower
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 16, 2016 - 13 comments

Flooftober Feral Fixathon (and More)

Tinykittens is livestreaming a two-day Trap-Neuter-Release "fixathon" to humanely care for a feral cat colony. [more inside]
posted by Hypatia on Oct 16, 2016 - 12 comments

dog duck dog duck 🐕

Bird chases dog
posted by griphus on Oct 14, 2016 - 17 comments

"I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons."

18 Times Doggie Day Care Was The Happiest Place On Earth — because who's a good weblog? Huh? Who's a good weblog? You are, MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 7, 2016 - 16 comments

examining the sensorium of political engagement between humans & animals

"A prominent animal rights activist in New Delhi, explaining her relentlessness on behalf of animals, said to me the following: "I only wish there were a slaughterhouse next door. To witness that violence, to hear those screams... I would never be able to rest." She was not alone among animal welfare activists in India in linking the witnessing of violence against an animal to the creation of a profound bond that demanded from her a life of responsibility. I argue in this article that this moment of witnessing constitutes an intimate event in tethering human to nonhuman, expanding ordinary understandings of the self and its possible social relations, potentially blowing the conceit of humanity apart." Witness: Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming, an essay by Naisargi N. Dave. [cw: contains vivid text/visuals describing non-human animal suffering and death*] [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Oct 6, 2016 - 16 comments

"Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day."

20 Cats That Fell Asleep and Look Ridiculous — that is all.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 1, 2016 - 51 comments

Just like a hairy black potato with wings

Let's close out Happy Fun September with the heretofore unknown parts of the creation story.
posted by drlith on Sep 30, 2016 - 65 comments

If you put a silk dress on a goat he is a goat still.

Photographer Kevin Horan took portrait photos of goats. Who could say "No" to that face? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 26, 2016 - 29 comments

"But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”

Mumble the Chicken was born without eyes. A year later, Mumble — who lives with the dogs, cats, rabbits, humans and other chickens of the Cummings family in North Somerset, U.K. — has become an ambassador for disabled creatures everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 25, 2016 - 14 comments

Dogs vs. Crocs

No, not the scary kind of crocs. Spencer the Irish Bulldog gets stylish prosthetics—you won't BELIEVE what happens at the end! [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 23, 2016 - 14 comments

"Are you my mother?"

Meg, an 11-year-old yellow Lab and her human, David Jackson, found a tiny baby bunny in the back yard—and two ravens looming overhead. Because Jackson was raised near the woods and knew the birds were a threat, he decided to hang around with Meg and watch the bunny until the ravens were gone. While they waited, Meg and the bunny began to play. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 22, 2016 - 56 comments

The Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia contains information on all the known species (animals, plants and more) in Australia, aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities. It contains more than 50 million occurrence records, based on specimens, field observations and surveys. These records are enriched by additional information including molecular data, photographs, maps, sound recordings and literature. Explore your area! [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Sep 22, 2016 - 28 comments

Natural Friends

Kitten cuddles baby chick. And there's [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 20, 2016 - 18 comments

Mirror, Mirror in the Bush

Anne-Marie and Xavier Michel Hubert Brierre with Michel Guiss Djomou set a large mirror up in the forest of Gabon and recorded animal's encounter with it [SLYT]
posted by Mitheral on Sep 17, 2016 - 17 comments

Humans are monsters

A Visit to The Dead Tiger Warehouse
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 17, 2016 - 15 comments

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