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Squirrel and Hedgehog

Squirrel and Hedgehog - Yes folks, this is a North Korean cartoon produced in house ... The animation is really good, (episode 24 and on is animated in Flash, while before it was all hand drawn) the story is pretty complicated sometimes, and the characters are cool. The only thing actually wrong with this show, other than it being blatant propaganda, is that the lipsync is awful. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Jun 19, 2014 - 8 comments

narcoleptic squirrel song

a song.... about a narcoleptic squirrel... and, for those of you with little kids, LOTS of neat songs (including "kitten sleeping in a cup", "Shark Cat" , and, my own favorite "Snow Dogs")
posted by HuronBob on Mar 6, 2014 - 4 comments

The Power of Patience

It took me nine minutes to notice that the shape of the boy’s ear precisely echoes that of the ruff along the squirrel’s belly—and that Copley was making some kind of connection between the animal and the human body and the sensory capacities of each. It was 21 minutes before I registered the fact that the fingers holding the chain exactly span the diameter of the water glass beneath them. It took a good 45 minutes before I realized that the seemingly random folds and wrinkles in the background curtain are actually perfect copies of the shapes of the boy’s ear and eye, as if Copley had imagined those sensory organs distributing or imprinting themselves on the surface behind him. And so on. What this exercise shows students is that just because you have looked at something doesn’t mean that you have seen it.
posted by shivohum on Oct 23, 2013 - 40 comments

A Redtail's Tale or What Does the Fox Dream?

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]
posted by oneswellfoop on Sep 30, 2013 - 12 comments

Squirrel Sunday

Squirrels in Nova Scotia work harder. Some cute squirrel photos to help you prepare for Monday. [more inside]
posted by troll on a pony on May 5, 2013 - 9 comments

Squirrel purrs like kitten!1!

Your Saturday dose of interspecies lovin: cat adopts squirrel, squirrel learns to purr (slytb). Warning: seeing this might lead to hours of watching related videos as you fall down a rabbit hole of interspecies fostering.
posted by MartinWisse on Nov 17, 2012 - 19 comments

Chicken of the trees

"I stood staring at the enemy's trophy, the familiar impotent rage rising. But the impulse to fall to my knees, gnash my teeth, and howl at the gods was stayed this time by a resolution I'd made earlier that spring. The squirrels may take my tomatoes and spit them back, but they would not go unanswered. The time had come to close the circle of life." (via)
posted by vidur on Aug 16, 2012 - 59 comments

Tommy Tucker was the most famous squirrel ever to come from Washington

Perhaps in some forgotten corner of a museum there sits — nay, there standsTommy Tucker, a little dusty, a little moth-eaten, but still the best-dressed squirrel in the world
posted by boygeorge on Apr 9, 2012 - 8 comments

You are on your own for moose

Has your garden been ravaged by the marauding squirrel hordes? Has your bird feeder been pillaged? Tired of shaking your fist at the neighbor children? Learn how to use Python to tap into computer vision libraries and build an automated sentry water cannon capable of soaking intruders.
posted by DU on Mar 22, 2012 - 34 comments

More like Mighty Sciuridae Am I Right?

A squirrel enjoys playing with a ball, to the tune of "The Mighty Mouse Theme". Strangely satisfying.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 13, 2012 - 25 comments

"In the constant pursuit of albino squirrel rights."

In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day 2012, I present the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society. Start a chapter in your area! (Previously on MeFi)
posted by hermitosis on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 comments

Warning, may contain nuts

The contestants on the grand final of the BBC's The Great British Bake Off were upstaged by the brief 'explicit' appearance of a squirrel. This has apparently shocked a nation. (possibly NSFW unless you work in a zoo/farm/park/pet shop etc)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 6, 2011 - 75 comments

This is more precious than it has any right to be.

A toddler finds a dead squirrel. Cuteness ensues. [SLYT]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists on May 11, 2011 - 178 comments

Barkour, and other stupid pet tricks

You've seen cat parkour, but have you seen dog parkour? How about monkey parkour? Squirrel parkour? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Oct 21, 2010 - 20 comments

Squirrels squirrels squirrels squirrels squirrels

The Squirrel in our Window. A website documenting a squirrel lady raising her squirrel babies. BONUS FEATURE: BRITISH MAN IS FRIENDS WITH A SQUIRREL
posted by Greg Nog on Sep 17, 2010 - 25 comments

And how he has a patrol car...

Attack of the demon squirrel.
posted by valkyryn on Jan 11, 2010 - 54 comments

SQUIRREL!

The real world location behind “Up’s” Paradise Falls. But could that house really fly?
posted by Artw on Jun 2, 2009 - 54 comments

A Feel-Good Story About Two Squirrels

A story about a little squirrel and a big wall. [slyt]
posted by no1hatchling on Apr 29, 2009 - 51 comments

Where are the acorns?

Where did all the acorns go? With reports of acornless oaks coming in from all over the U.S., what is a squirrel to do? [more inside]
posted by afu on Dec 1, 2008 - 62 comments

It Don't Matter if You're Black or White (Furred)

You know, sometimes, you want to read about an upcoming economic nightmare, sometimes, you want to read about Obama's transition team, sometimes, you want to read about the Rifleman's Creed, and sometimes, you just want to see squirrels dance to Michael Jackson (SLYT).
posted by WCityMike on Nov 11, 2008 - 25 comments

And thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

Spider eating a snake [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Oct 19, 2008 - 77 comments

Stop this now!

What's the biggest problem facing America today? Gas prices? Healthcare? High taxes? No, it's far, far more serious than any of those things. I demand to know what the candidates intend to do for the American people in the face of this threat.
posted by essexjan on Oct 2, 2008 - 39 comments

Boy, you're going to bring home some meat this summer!

Squirrel: It's what's for dinner.
posted by blue_beetle on Sep 11, 2008 - 42 comments

Gopher Hole Museum

While in Torrington, Alberta you can visit the world famous Gopher Hole Museum. The museum features dioramas of taxidermied Richardson’s Ground Squirrels in humorous situations.
posted by Tube on Jun 25, 2008 - 12 comments

Is this it? Yes, it is. But it's plenty.

A squirrel enjoys a nice cracker, to the tune of "If This Is It" by Huey Lewis. Strangely satisfying. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 5, 2008 - 103 comments

Just Squirrels

Kamikase Squirrels / Mission Impossible Squirrel / Pope Squirrel / Twirl a Squirrel / Drunk Squirrel / Dead Squirrel
posted by Huplescat on Mar 28, 2008 - 33 comments

Dead Animal Art

Still lifes of dead animals.
posted by dios on Apr 4, 2007 - 39 comments

Bust a squirrel deal, face the squirrel wheel

Why did I annoy that black squirrel in Council Bluffs? I hope they don't put me in their special haunted jail.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 21, 2006 - 15 comments

Squirrel Holocaust

British government one step closer to Final Solution. The inferior race has taken over the great majority of our country, forcing out the decent natives, and must be exterminated. The £1 per confirmed kill bounty proved inadequate. Only through a mass poisoning campaign can our local boys gain deserved ascendance over the invaders. The plan has sterling supporters.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Mar 31, 2006 - 40 comments

My wife is obsessed with this albino squirrel

I finally saw it and captured it on film. The picture got me wondering whether or not anyone else was equally smitten by these freaks of nature. Apparently the good people at The Albino Squirrel Preservation Society are. So are these seemingly nice folks. Leave it to the BBC to be the definitive authority on the topic. Of course there are those who will turn this into a tourist attraction or a way to make a quick buck. There are frauds. There are criminal aspects. There is always a detractor or two, and as always too much hype.
posted by scblackman on Mar 28, 2006 - 39 comments

Squirrels-For-You.com

How To Have A Ton Of Fun Raising Baby Squirrels. Husband and wife document their adventures raising these little spazz-monsters with many photos and some Flash movies. Via Cute Overload.
posted by Gator on Jan 2, 2006 - 40 comments

With all apologies to the rhyming dictionary.

Squirrels on crack. When squirrels attack. Squirrel fighting in Iraq. Squirrel you smack. Send in your squirrel feedback.
posted by hindmost on Oct 14, 2005 - 30 comments

Please leave a hazelnut after the tone

Do you suffer from mobile telephone calls at inopportune times? Could you use a cute PA to take calls for you while gaming, or asleep? A dissertation project from MIT by HCI specialist Stefan Marti may have your solution: Cellular Squirrel.

Of course you will always want to talk to people who are thinking the same things as you, so Cellular Squirrel waves and moves about rather than making a sound. His oddly bulbous figure makes use of "socially strong non-verbal cues like gaze, posture, and gestures, to alert and interact with the user" rather than intrusive alerts in order to minimise user stress and social disruption.

Cellular intermediaries also come in two other flavours: "a parrot and a cute bunny"
posted by NinjaPirate on Aug 26, 2005 - 12 comments

Hot squirrel-on-squirrel action

Evolution, social harmony between those of different colors, and rodent roofies: "He used to smear a tree behind his Silver Spring home with a mixture of peanut butter and Valium and then tattoo the squirrels that he found passed out below."

All this and more in the story of the ongoing displacement of the grey squirrel by the black squirrel in the Washington, D.C. region.
posted by NortonDC on May 19, 2005 - 22 comments

SugarBushSquirrel

Sugar Bush Squirrel Sugar Bush Squirrel is 'The Military Mascot' and a 'Superhero' to our troops everywhere. She is working to keep our country free while helping to free Iraq. Sugar Bush Squirrel is boosting the morale of our military troops everywhere by posing for humorous photos in military clothing with guns, tanks, planes and helicopters while wearing helmets, camouflage caps and a turban. Watch for more of her military shots in the near future as they shoot around the globe for freedom!!!
posted by srboisvert on Mar 26, 2005 - 30 comments

A row, a racket, a rumpus in the old white cabin...

Pumpkin Soup (the best you ever tasted). Tatty Ratty. Bear Under the Stairs. Helen Cooper writes and illustrates some beautiful children's books. This is a fascinating site about her books and her writing process. Take a look inside Pumpkin Soup and make sure to find it next time you're at the bookstore. Even if you don't have children... Then there was trouble. A horrible squabble. A row, a racket, a rumpus in the old white cabin.
posted by humuhumu on Apr 15, 2004 - 2 comments

Super cool squirrels!

Super cool squirrels! "We believe that a ground squirrel, when it goes into hibernation, produces chemical messengers that are released from the brain that direct the slowing down of the metabolism... If we were able to synthesize the same chemical compounds and make them available in an injection, it could be administered to induce a hibernation-like state in humans."

And they're cute, too.
posted by moonbird on Dec 11, 2003 - 5 comments

Squirrelly wrath & cheesy cheesy creamy cheese

5 More Minutes is one of the latest Neurotically Yours animated 'toons from Ill Will Press. Check out the whole twisted series of squirrelly tales, many are quite fun. (work alert: flash, squirrel profanity, and scantily-clad cartoon goth girl!)
posted by madamjujujive on Jun 5, 2003 - 13 comments

R.I.P. Squirrel 2002-2002

R.I.P. Squirrel 2002-2002 He lived a short, productive life. Some guy finally shot and killed him to end his reign of terror over Chesire. I'm sure that with a good taxidermist, he will be stuffed and live on in the hearts of all of England. He also spawned an unintentionally funny caption to a picture: "A squirrel, similar to the one shown in this file photo, is spreading terror in a Cheshire town where it keeps attacking people"

I dub thee "Chester the Crazy Squirrel". May he live his afterlife like he lived his life, by attacking people at random.
posted by RobbieFal on Nov 8, 2002 - 10 comments

The National Organization to Shoot Bill O'Reilly Into the Sun.

The National Organization to Shoot Bill O'Reilly Into the Sun. Complete with mission statements, fundraising information (they've raised $145 so far out of two billion dollars,) and vital related links to pages about O'Reilly, Jesse Jackson, and Squirrel sex (not all at once, though.)
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Oct 17, 2002 - 19 comments

Even Harvard students get bored.

Even Harvard students get bored. [via TheMaxx]
posted by margaretlam on Jul 5, 2001 - 4 comments

All squirrels must die!

All squirrels must die! (One of the more interesting single-issue web sites I've seen.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Nov 2, 2000 - 0 comments

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