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Flocking Art

Strangely mesmerising geese herding on horseback to Mongolian throat singing. From French equestrian theatre impresario Bartabas, who staged a horse version of Rite of Spring (video starts at prettiest part). Follow up with sheep herding with horse and dog as terribly French art video.
posted by Erasmouse on Aug 3, 2014 - 5 comments

"Am relieved to find their Cordelia's integrity unconvincing."

Performances of Shakespeare are common enough that various reimaginings are often deemed necessary. One of the latest? King Lear With Sheep.
posted by rhymes with carrots on Aug 3, 2014 - 13 comments

The goat says "Meh"

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.
posted by Room 641-A on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

Is it a "geep" or a "shoat"?

What do you get when you cross a goat and a sheep? Two weeks ago, Paddy Murphy, who also owns Murphy’s pub in Ballymore Eustace, saw that an unusual looking lamb had landed from a ewe. [more inside]
posted by readery on Apr 4, 2014 - 68 comments

Boop.

Sheep teaches young bull to head butt, Terceira Azores
posted by andoatnp on Sep 8, 2013 - 40 comments

WHAT DO WE WANT? BAAAAAAA

Man leads sheep political rally.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 16, 2013 - 39 comments

"We each have our own stories. This is mine, a season with the sheep."

A Tale of Transhumance: Herding Sheep with Livestock Guardian Dogs (print) in the Upper Green River Basin. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 2, 2013 - 4 comments

Dances with llamas

In southern Sweden, scene of recent sheep-killing incidents perpetrated by wolves, llamas are being introduced to see if they will kick wolf-butt and protect the sheep. In the US, the guard llama is becoming a more common "first line of defense" on ranches. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Apr 23, 2013 - 64 comments

The Screaming Sheep

The Screaming Sheep (SLYT).
posted by Foci for Analysis on Sep 7, 2012 - 30 comments

Sheep Cyclone

Sheep Cyclone (SLYT)
posted by clorox on Jan 31, 2012 - 27 comments

Move over Babe

Rabbit plays sheepdog. (SLYT)
posted by sardonyx on Jan 29, 2012 - 41 comments

Not for the sheepish ... or is it?

New Zealand produces some of the world's best shearers and its national championship, the Golden Shears, receives substantial media coverage; but the IOC is unlikely to be persuaded that it should be an Olympic demonstration sport. [more inside]
posted by Hey, Zeus! on Jan 18, 2012 - 23 comments

RIP Shrek the Sheep (1994-2011)

Shrek the sheep taught us all that if you really, really don't want to do something, you don't have to.
RIP Shrek the Sheep (1994-2011) [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Jan 7, 2012 - 43 comments

Two sheepy shorts

Two sheepy shorts, of different sorts: Sheeped away (5:22, Vimeo) and Eyrie (4:01, embedded YT)
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 comments

Baaa

Experiments in ovine geometry. by Cyriak (SLYT)
posted by griphus on Jun 1, 2011 - 34 comments

interspecies friendships

A girl and her dog play a board game together | a man and the goose who loves him | a girl and her lamb named Bee | a sheep and dog play tag |rabbit and cat (the aww at :58) | Snaggle Puss and baby bunny | duckling feeds carp. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Apr 2, 2011 - 35 comments

Photos of the West, 1880-1890

Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Grabill is known as a western photographer, documenting many aspects of frontier life – hunting, mining, western town landscapes and white settlers’ relationships with Native Americans.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 6, 2011 - 30 comments

Animal Farm

Animal Farm by Daniel Naudé: Dogs Hunting :: Donkey :: Xhosa cattle :: Persian sheep
posted by puny human on Feb 2, 2011 - 7 comments

A flock of sheep

The perfect gift for the dog who has everything.
posted by scalefree on Dec 27, 2010 - 42 comments

Home Sheep Home

Hey, look, another cute flash game. With sheep.
posted by phunniemee on Oct 17, 2010 - 22 comments

Nom nom nom!

Elmo cupcakes, Poo/halloween cupcakes, monkey cupcakes, sheep cupcakes, pink butterfly cupcakes, and, oh yeah, fetus cupcakes. (via)
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 4, 2010 - 37 comments

Sproing sproing runrunrun sproing!

It's lambing season. Did you know that lambs can jump really high? Ever seen a lambpede? [more inside]
posted by clavicle on Apr 22, 2010 - 51 comments

This may be the "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" of political ads

Carly Fiorina, perhaps best known as the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is attempting to become the Republican candidate for Barbara Boxer's long-time Senate seat. But her nomination isn't sewed up yet; her potential GOP challenger is former Congressman and Stanford Law professor Tom Campbell. So earlier today, Fiorina's campaign released this political attack ad against Campbell. It features her newly-minted acronym "FCINO", it's about six times longer than most political ads, it makes copious use of stock photography, and it stars demon sheep with red glowing eyes. Wait, what?
posted by Asparagirl on Feb 3, 2010 - 155 comments

A Good Man

A Good Man. A struggling Australian sheep farmer and his quadriplegic wife open a brothel.
posted by Extopalopaketle on Feb 2, 2010 - 15 comments

Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware that jaups in luggies: But, if Ye wish her gratefu prayer, Gie her a Haggis!

Just nae call i' English! Food historian Catherine Brown has announced that Haggis, the traditional Scottish dish, was invented in England rather than Scotland. Scottish butchers have dismissed the daft claim. But just in case she turns out to be right, there's always... curry? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 4, 2009 - 54 comments

SuperBa-a-a-a-a-a-ahd

Extreme Shepherding! X-Treme Art!! YEAAAAH!!1! (SLYT )
posted by maryh on Mar 17, 2009 - 20 comments

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.

Performance artists Corpus do Sheep. They also do Le Grand Peep Show. (links safe for peeps, safe for sheep and safe for work. Via Nutritional Plastic)
posted by isopraxis on Dec 22, 2008 - 6 comments

Mammals at the Natural History Museum

Mammals | Natural History Museum. From fascinating bats to enormous whales, mammals are the most diverse group of animals on our planet. Equipped with wings, fins, horns and spines – they have evolved to fill many niches and roles. Discover more about this complex group, which of course, includes us. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Nov 6, 2008 - 15 comments

How Much

Quantum of culture. Terminology from quantum theory shows up frequently in art, films, poetry and sculpture. Robert P. Crease gauges the impact of quantum mechanics on popular culture. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Oct 27, 2008 - 20 comments

Dragging Sheep

An Analysis of the Forces Required to Drag Sheep over Various Surfaces [PDF] was mentioned recently on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast.
posted by blue_beetle on Oct 19, 2007 - 21 comments

Ewe won't believe this, folks!

A Japanese actress complains that her new poodle doesn't bark and won't eat dog food. Why's that? Because it's a lamb. Apparently as many as 2,000 people in Japan may have been duped. Let the punning commence.
posted by cerebus19 on Apr 26, 2007 - 106 comments

baa

adultsheepfinder.com
posted by thirteenkiller on Apr 12, 2007 - 49 comments

Get The Flock Out Of Here!

Black Sheep Bloodthirsty, murderous sheep are on the loose in a small farming village. Keep your fingers crossed, this upcoming horror movie from New Zealand just might be Snakes on a Plane 2!
posted by dhammond on Jan 11, 2007 - 36 comments

Sheep dash

Sheep dash How quick are your reactions? (FFF)
posted by Turtles all the way down on Nov 17, 2006 - 28 comments

The Sheep Market

The Sheep Market -- 10,000 sheep drawn by online workers. Or, if you prefer to be out of step.
posted by OmieWise on May 24, 2006 - 31 comments

Tell 'Em Ewe Saw It Here

"If we start with the sheep then next it's the cows and horses."
posted by scblackman on Apr 24, 2006 - 11 comments

Hungry like the wolf?

Sheeps get their grooves on. Practice your chops on this flash- and sheep-based sequencer. [via]
posted by Espy Gillespie on Mar 1, 2006 - 6 comments

He converteth me to lamb cutlets

Sheep and Dogs [Java] Tricky, but not impossible game of sheepherding with Boids-like movements.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 5, 2006 - 5 comments

It's a queer world after all

It's a queer world after all. A series of animated documentary shorts about homosexuality in the animal kingdom.
posted by gottabefunky on Aug 31, 2005 - 11 comments

Thems good eatin'!

Delightful photographs of pigs, cattle, sheep, and horses by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. (Previous discussion of his aerial photography.)
posted by Wet Spot on Aug 21, 2004 - 10 comments

Send in the clones

Godsend Institute offers up this explanation of their cloning procedures. Since Dolly, several scientists have cloned other animals, including cows and mice. Now, at Godsend, we have pioneered a technique that allows a cell nucleus from a recently deceased child to be implanted within a human egg, allowing a mother to carry that child to term again.
posted by sciatica on Apr 15, 2004 - 33 comments

Sheep pushing

Make sure to use lots of lube when pushing a sheep.
posted by demannu on Dec 12, 2003 - 32 comments

Dolly's gone

Dolly is dead. "The type of lung disease Dolly developed is most common in older sheep. And in January 2002, it was revealed that Dolly had developed arthritis prematurely. She was cloned using a cell taken from a healthy six-year-old sheep, and was born on 5 July 1996 at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland."
posted by 111 on Feb 14, 2003 - 20 comments

Send a sheep

Send a sheep to your beloved in Ethiopia. You can choose from Medium, Big, and Very Big sizes...all with a guarantee! I like their holiday specials too -- check out number 5: a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red and a medium sheep. (though I think I'd need a bottle of scotch if someone sent me a sheep.) Similar to this post, but I had more fun with this. Too bad it only delivers to Addis Ababa...
posted by Vidiot on Aug 21, 2002 - 6 comments

Do you suffer from sleeplessness?

Do you suffer from sleeplessness? Don't bother counting "the same dirty old sheep"!! Seems the old tried and true method does not actually work but do any of them? People are obviously obsessed with sleep in our sleep-deprived culture. What do you do to get to sleep and stay asleep at night???
posted by gloege on Jan 24, 2002 - 32 comments

Dolly

Dolly the Sheep cloned five years ago has arthritis already. Already this year we've had pigs cloned for trasplants. Where is this all going and how ethical is it?
posted by brettski on Jan 4, 2002 - 18 comments

come by, come by, git round, phweeeep, easy boy, easy, come by....

come by, come by, git round, phweeeep, easy boy, easy, come by.... Oh yes it's nice. it's a little flash game. It's virtual sheepherding. WARNING - FLASH USED HERE!!
posted by Spoon on Nov 22, 2001 - 1 comment

Curly and Motly are kinda cute, but Luncheon and Lambchop look might tasty.

Curly and Motly are kinda cute, but Luncheon and Lambchop look might tasty. The children from St Canices school in Westport New Zealand welcome you to Lambs Online, where ten of our students are ‘fostering’ 10 lambs which have been ‘adopted’ by a group of Japanese school children from their sister city in Amagese Japan. Each lamb has its own personal website and we invite you to follow their progress through the eyes of our students by clicking on the photos and links below.
posted by adampsyche on Oct 26, 2001 - 6 comments

Unstable genes make normal clones unlikely.

Unstable genes make normal clones unlikely. Dolly the sheep celebrated her fifth birthday yesterday. Most cloned animals aren't so lucky: they rarely reach adulthood, or even birth. Another reason why cloning humans might not be a good idea, "one can't expect to have normal clones - even if they appear healthy, they may have abnormal gene expression."
posted by lagado on Jul 9, 2001 - 6 comments

Give a sheep.

Give a sheep. That's what Paul Ford did. He also gave us this.
posted by holgate on Jun 18, 2001 - 12 comments

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