God Hates Astronauts
is a webcomic that includes: John L. Sullivan and his mustache, a bear army, head trauma, infidelity, a demonic cow head, criminal owls, and agrarian astronauts. [more inside]
posted by P.o.B.
on Apr 30, 2013 -
David Cohn, AKA Serengeti
, has been described as "the quirkiest, deepest rapper", and "a writer who happens to rap". He has put out several albums but has encountered virtually no commercial success whatsoever, despite some raw works on the topics of absentee fathers
, and a fictitious UFC fighter
Chief among his creations is alter-ego Kenny Dennis, with origins in what has become his most famous track, "Dennehy
". Kenny is a Chicago sports superfan with a mustache "the size of Mike Ditka's forehead" who loves actor Brian Dennehy
, O'Douls, brats, and chops, 'sconsin, the Sears Tower, and his wife Jules
, and who passionately defends Steve Bartman
. [more inside]
posted by rollbiz
on Apr 11, 2012 -
the bear is giving birth and is going under the web cam again
. The web cam and the American Bear Center
are the creation of Lynn Rogers
. Dr. Rogers work has his critics
: "I highly disagree with the way Lynn Rogers has decided to pimp out these bears in order to pay off HIS debt. Instead of studying bears, I believe he has successfully 'studied' humans and has found the trick to manipulating them. "
posted by Xurando
on Jan 20, 2011 -
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science
quarterly is devoted to 5 articles chronicling the history of the management of grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, from the 1950s era "garbage dump bears," to listing as an endangered species, to de-listing as endangered, to current management. Many excellent photos, maps, charts and graphs make this a great resource for people interested in the fate of grizzlies in the lower 48 states. Part 1 of the issue
. Part 2
. [links to PDF files] (via
posted by paulsc
on Jul 22, 2008 -
Written in 1967
by Bob Dylan, it was originally quiet, lowkey... and vaguely menacing
. But when Jimi Hendrix
redefined it the following year
, even Dylan knew
that the song had changed forever.
Since then, it's been covered
(over and over again
), praised almost as often
, and, of course, found to be encoded in the minds of Cylons.
Originally released 40 years ago, erm, yesterday: All Along the Watchtower.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Dec 28, 2007 -
The Japanese Trailer to Kokoro Scan.
Japanese game trailers always seem pretty interesting and fun. And, well, most often more-or-less nonsensical. This is for the new game Kokoro Scan
, which, um, looks like it might be a dating sim of some sort? Maybe? The animation and segues are pretty interesting, and, though it's 6 minutes -- awfully long for a trailer, particularly one sans any gameplay (I think) -- it's interesting/off-the-wall enough to be engaging. What do cartoon nipples, pixellated white things and bananas have in common? (via)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me
on Aug 3, 2007 -
I researched and put an infopiece together after recently learning of bile bears here on Metafilter
. Even as an animal professional, I was unaware of the existence of bile bears. Now I know: Bile Bears
are live moon bears
that are turned into living crated "bile kegs," the bear's bile being extracted by means of a surgically implanted tube and used to treat conditions as varied as gallstones, kidney disorder, and (of course) impotence. After the long-suffering bear dies, the creature's body parts are then sold off individually for further monetary gain.
Indeed, it is an appalling practice, but worse I learned the practice is spreading
, and in fact demand for bear products is now affecting the bear population of North America
, as North American bears are being illegally hunted and harvested
for their parts to be used domestically and abroad
in the preparation of traditional Chinese medicine
posted by mongonikol
on Nov 30, 2006 -
"Our society really doesn't deal well with the whole dying process."
No, it's not
Through the magic of soft teddy bears, pillows, and plush dogs or cats, you can hold your deceased loved one, thanks to Huggable Urns.
It's founder, Alexandra, Lachini was inspired to form the enterprise after her recently departed father spoke to her. "All I wanted to do was hold him again, but the urn was hard and impersonal." For less than $100, her solution can be yours too.
posted by motherfather
on Jul 5, 2006 -
The first bear kill of the Maryland hunting season was made by an 8-year-old girl, notes Joel Achenbach's blog.
It's quite an interesting news story that makes one wonder what values many of us are teaching our kids these days. Just as interesting, however, are the comments, which at least in one case deals with gender stereotyping:
I think that it is important for our kids and especially our girls to experience life and if part of life is killing game, then so be it. After all, if our girls just sit in their little bubble wearing pretty dresses and playing Bach on the piano, we may just end up with lots of Condi Rice's (re: Eugene Robinson's Op Ed).
The blog got lots of comments -- many more than my measly entry will.
posted by PlanoTX
on Nov 3, 2005 -
So, ya got bears
. And you've got bears
, and guys who love Bears
. (From here, probably NSFW) But bears
? I had no idea. I guess they're everywhere. We know they're in Chicago
, but they also inhabit northern woody areas
, southern coastal habitats
, and from June 10-12 they will ravage the countryside
(can't deeplink, check "events"). These bears have their own spam portals
, non-spam resource guides
, graphic novels
, rules and regulations
, and of course lots and lots of pr0n
(that's not too graphic, but they're not called "bears" for no reason). I knew one of these guys my freshman year. I'm straighter than Peter North but he and his friends were some of the coolest people I've ever known. What are your favorite sex subcultures?
posted by saysthis
on Feb 11, 2005 -
"Its discreet, its funky and now none of your friends will ever know you have a problem." Well, as long as they aren't observant enough to notice that you're ripping the head off of a stuffed bear and trying to drink from its neck...
posted by miss lynnster
on Jan 5, 2005 -