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Annoying beasts and where to find them

The CIAs' Bestiary of Intelligence Writing (PDF) is an illustrated guide of buzzwords written by CIA employee ███████ and published in 1982 in the Agency's newsletter "Studies in Intelligence": Older employees may recall that when the Headquarters Building was being constructed, guard dogs stalked the corridors by night to sniff out trespassers. Practically no one is aware, however, of the collection of strange fauna in a corner of a sub-basement, the location of which must remain secret. This collection known as the Bestiary of Intelligence Writing, consists of specimen samples of cliches and misused or overused word combinations that CIA editors have encountered frequently over the years. More information about the bestiary at War is Boring. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 3, 2014 - 13 comments

Where there are no people

Animal Land where there are no people was a children's book released in 1897, written by Sybil Corbet, who was four years old, and illustrated by her mother, Katharine Corbet. "Animal Land where there are no People is quite near, only you can't see it... They live by the North Pole and in the leafy places near. It is always light there, always day, they climb the poles and always play." [more inside]
posted by dng on Jul 18, 2014 - 6 comments

Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

Maybe hamsters & hippos are better suited for your weight class-- don't worry, Super Duck Punch will allow to test your pugilistic skills against these combinations and more! Watch out for the giraffe-headed Hydra, though. Almost as tough as the Hydra-headed giraffe.
posted by KingEdRa on Mar 23, 2013 - 29 comments

The Young Girl From Antwerp?

Have you met my friend, Jenny Haniver? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 7, 2012 - 14 comments

EconoTrolls: An Illustrated Bestiary

EconoTrolls: An Illustrated Bestiary [more inside]
posted by Jakey on Sep 26, 2012 - 34 comments

A Compendium and Bestiary of the Unusual and Bizarre

The Ever So Strange Animal Almanac
posted by anastasiav on Sep 9, 2009 - 9 comments

Won't someone think of the animals.

Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow has been linked to twice before on Metafilter. However, you can now view 10 minutes of his film as part of his Ted Talk--it's the most stunning nature footage I've ever seen. In the talk he also mentions a new concept he's developing called Animal Copyright, which I think is long overdue.
posted by dobbs on Jan 2, 2007 - 29 comments

Learn your ABCs...

Learn your ABCs... A very nice piece of flash (via harrumph)...
posted by TNLNYC on Feb 9, 2001 - 3 comments

Aberdeen Bestiary Project

The Aberdeen Bestiary Project, beautiful scans of medieval art, and translations of the Latin translations of the Physiologus, a story-book of sorts, or an encyclopedia of nature.
posted by sonofsamiam on Nov 17, 2000 - 0 comments

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