"About six weeks ago at a zoo in Sochi, Russia, an Amur tiger - one of the rarest tigers on the planet - gave birth to a pair of cubs. The zoo, of course, was thrilled, but its joy soon faded - the mother wouldn't feed her babies. Fortunately, the zoo found a woman, Yekaterina Khodakova, whose Shar Pei Cleopatra had recently had a litter of puppies. Cleopatra immediately accepted the tiger cubs as her own, and began nursing them. Now the Amur cubs, dubbed Clyopa and Plyusha, think they're dogs
posted by davidjmcgee
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Haw Par Villa
, also known as Tiger Balm Gardens
, was quite possibly the weirdest
theme park on the planet. The first park was built in Hong Kong in the 30s, soon followed by another in Singapore. Built by brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, who made their fortunes selling Tiger Balm
, the park was really a sculpture garden devoted to all aspects of Chinese mythology
. Weirdest and most surreal of all was the section of the park which depicted the the 10 levels
of Buddhist hell
, featuring demons dismembering
sinners, and is best described as "if Heironymus Bosch built a putt putt course."
posted by puny human
on Jun 20, 2011 -
David Wu will cut you, with his claws.
Representative David Wu (D-OR) sends out pictures of himself in a tiger costume, his staffers wonder about his mental state; he denies any issues claiming he feels GRRRRREAT!
(scroll down on the MSNBC page for tigery picture goodness). [more inside]
posted by aloiv2
on Feb 23, 2011 -
for their song Tiger is a voyage through some vintage 80's scifi.
posted by euphorb
on May 14, 2010 -
Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf today, teeing off at the Masters
at 1:42 EDT today. ESPN will carry the tee shot live, then begin full coverage at 3 PM. Last time Tiger returned from a long break due to surgery, Nike's ad was lighthearted
. This time, things are very different, and the new ad
released yesterday definitely has a different tone, invoking the words of Tiger's late father, Earl Woods. Of course, some in the media are going to keep teeing off on Tiger's scandalous affairs, including this new revelation
of a tryst with a neighbor's 21-year-old daughter.
posted by msacheson
on Apr 8, 2010 -
Today's the day for Mac OS X Tiger
(10.4). Operating systems have come a long way
(what about the future
?), and Tiger presents a couple of features that are worthy of mention because of their design approach. The approach is to let "tiny-scale developers,"
developers that might not be able to write an entire application, even a small one, develop plug-ins and extensions for core system functionality. Dashboard
has a budding user community (check dashboard exposed
, apple's official gallery
) as does Spotlight
(and not just a way to add filetypes, check this
out!) and Automator
. It's interesting to note that the most hyped features of the new operating system will all have end-user-submitted
extensions and additions making them even more essential.
posted by zpousman
on Apr 30, 2005 -
If it didn't happen on national television
[wmv]) you would have thought it was faked like that LeBron
Well if Wieden+Kennedy
isn't already working on it, they surely will be shortly
. "... they have a Nike
-sponsored golfer wearing a Nike shirt, a Nike hat, Nike golf shoes, using Nike clubs, held in hands covered by Nike gloves, hitting a Nike prototype golf ball that was chipped onto the green, rolled, turned, rolled some more, then teetered on the edge of the cup with that Nike "Swoosh" turning and facing the television cameras for a full 1.5 seconds."
posted by pwb503
on Apr 12, 2005 -
shall lay down with the lamb. But first
, it shall lay down with the tiger, the leopard, and the jaguar. And then
smaller cats will lay down with different smaller cats, and then
there are those gazelles and bears that were always hard enough to tell apart anyway, well, now we can't seem to keep them apart. Long live the anomalous felids
posted by breezeway
on Mar 3, 2005 -
20 years ago
(the year I moved to Detroit), the Tigers
won the World Series. What should have been a proud moment for a city such as Motown quickly deteriorated, culminating in this photograph
of fan Bubba Helms
, which came to symbolize the riots that ensued (he later died of an overdose, following a failed suicide, broken marriage, mental illness, and addiction). Having a tradition of arson (Devil's Night
), during which some residents have burned
houses while others protected
, bustin' caps
to celebrate the New Year, and uneasy race relations
may have contributed, though sports psychologists point to deindividuation
) when seeking to explain hooliganism
over the home team's victory.
posted by adampsyche
on Oct 11, 2004 -
There has been a sharp rise
in interest in exotic pets nationwide. Some people get exotic animals because they think it will be cool or because they saw one on Animal Planet. "I think there's more tigers
in the U.S than there are in India or Russia."
posted by stbalbach
on Oct 6, 2003 -