Visualize a comic book, in your language, and imagine what would be written in the text balloon coming from the mouth of an animal. Now translate it. Derek Abbott
of The University of Adelaide (previously
) has compiled "the world’s biggest multilingual list" of animal sounds, commands, and pet names.
"First time I ever got beat up by a baby moose."
-- Maine moose trapper/tagger Wes Livingston gets mauled by an ungrateful juvenile moose on video. [via 9MSN; TW: animal mauling; Livingston is ok] [more inside]
A REDTAIL'S DREAM
Two years ago, Minna Sundberg was an art student who aspired to write and draw graphic novels so she decided to create a 'practice comic' while still in school. It was a fantasy adventure based upon Finnish mythology - not like Norse Gods, the omnipotent entities here were spirit animals, including an irresponsible young fox spirit who messed up the Northern Lights (also known as 'Fox Fire') and pulled the population of a rural village into a Limbo-like 'dream bubble' between Life and the Afterlife. [more inside]
Jimmy DiResta has made a lot of videos for MAKE Magazine over the past year, and here he shares his five favorites: http://makezine.com/video/diresta-celebrating-one-year-on-make/ [more inside]
The iconic monarch of the North Woods is dying at an alarming rate.
Is it climate change, a brain-piercing parasite, or is something else to blame?
Fellow Norwegians used a quadcopter in the woods
and came up on a moose. The audio when they discover it is funny, even if you don't understand Norwegian.
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
is a thirteen-part television series of one hour shows written by Carl Sagan
, Ann Druyan
, and Steven Soter
, that was aired at the tail end of 1980 and was - at the time - the most widely watched series in the history of American public television. It is best introduced by an audio excerpt of one of his books, The Pale Blue Dot
. Inside is a complete annotated collection of the series. [more inside]
Isle Royale is a 206 square mile island
in Lake Superior, over 15 miles from the mainland. Most years, it is isolated from the mainland. The moose and wolf populations of Isle Royale are isolated, and wholly interconnected
with each other
In the last decade there has been a decline in the wolf population on Isle Royale. Recent evidence shows that the wolf population has collapsed. [more inside]
Charitable Thoughts About Bedbugs
from the new standard for random web infographic funnies, Lunchbreath
. Since his last appearance here
, LB has also offered useful lifestyle advice about Craigslisting
, Home Security
, Maslow's Hierarchy
, Designer Portfolios
, as well as less practical content about Business Lumberjacks
, Underachieving AT-ATs
, Cow Stomachs
and Moose Lips
But if you prefer a daily format that resembles a conventional comic strip but contains 3-to-5 times the punchlines, may I recommend Bug
, which has recently covered Snappy Comebacks
, Home Security
(yes, related to Lunchbreath's piece), Looting
(also semi-related) and Graverobbing
OR if you just want some single-panel pop-culture in a distinctive style, say Hello With Cheese
. Now you can't tell me webcomics are totally boring for at least two weeks.
After checking the USGS map
for the earthquake
that happened on the Ontario-Quebec border region today, I bet you were wondering the same as me: What is the deal with Moose Factory?
It's the island off the coast of Moosonee, the ancestral home of the Swamp Cree
, the home of the Hudson's Bay Company
, the site of the first English settlement in the Province of Ontario (1673) and is the home of the Moose Cree First Nation
. Here are recent
photos of the region. [more inside]
The Worst Flop in Broadway History?
First staged in 1983 for only one night, Moose Murders (wiki)
is legendary as the flop-of-flops
in Broadway history--and is now being revived for its kitsch value. [more inside]
Either yesterday was April 1 in Sweden, or northern officials have just given the go ahead to build a 6.5 million dollar, handicapped accessible moose
. There's even a walkthrough video
. [more inside]
Monsignor Moose informs all G-d fearing Americans that Wednesday, April 13th is the most sacred day in the Republican moral calendar.
Brothers and Sisters and all ye of faith, fall to your knees and genuflect at the altar of the almighty dollar! This is a time for deep and reflective prayer. For tomorrow, the Godly Republican Cardinals will gather in the House to provide eternal life for the blessed sacrament of the GOP - the permanent elimination of the estate tax for the ultra-wealthy.
Maine man hits moose
at high speed on I-95, three other people die. Once again, the Wheel of Fate is a steering wheel, and the story a warning to all Good Samaritans out there.