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Los Angeles, late 1962
. A bar-band's guitarist invites a drunken carpenter on-stage to sing "Work with With Me Annie". Louie Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
As we approach the twentieth anniversary of the death of Frank Zappa, let us pause to celebrate the life and ponder the fate of Mother Ray Collins
, who passed away last December.
was one of Zappa's earliest collaborators, the Mothers' lead vocalist, an under-appreciated contributor to the Mothers' sound (and to "conceptual continuity"), one of a very small number of people to share song-writing credits with Zappa, carpenter, taxi driver, dish washer, world-class procrastinator, a perennial "where are they now" subject since 1968, and finally unofficial Village Greeter of Claremont, California. [more inside]
posted by Herodios
on Oct 24, 2013 -
"We cannot help but see animals from a human vantage point, and therefore in some sense all the works in the present exhibition are actually about us."
is a photo series featuring animals exploring a grocery store.
posted by quin
on Jan 3, 2013 -
If you're looking for some uplifting dance music to help you get your week going, Goldroom's Otoño Mix 2011
is a very soulful nu-disco collection that pairs nicely with The Magician's Magic Tape Sixteen.
Need something with more energy? Edwin van Cleef's November mix
is a bit more hands in the air, perfectly suited for the elimination of afternoon doldrums. [more inside]
posted by beaucoupkevin
on Nov 21, 2011 -
The life and times of Harvey Updyke: [espn.com]
Harvey Updyke talks about life, death and the trees at Toomer's Corner. "Harvey Updyke walks into the famous catfish place down in the swamp, takes off his crimson houndstooth baseball cap and asks, right off the bat, if I know where he could get some cheap tickets to next year's Alabama-Ole Miss game. Provided, he makes sure to point out later, he's not in prison."
posted by Fizz
on May 30, 2011 -
Current TV previously & previously
, the media company founded by Al Gore after the 2000 election, has picked up the kinds of in depth long form journalism being rapidly dropped by major networks, but has been tantalizingly unavailable for those without cable; until now. They have been putting their Vanguard episodes up on their website and on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb
on Apr 30, 2011 -
Tigers and leopards and pumpkins, oh my!
(Metacafe video, will autoplay on page load). So your little kittycat loves cantaloupe, eh? Then you should see how these rescued big cats descend upon the leftover Halloween pumpkins and assorted gourds distributed to them each year. (via
posted by maudlin
on May 11, 2009 -
Tigers bite back.
Endangered Sumatran tigers have taken the destruction of their habitat into their own mouths by killing three & mauling several other illegal loggers.
posted by i_cola
on May 13, 2004 -
Roy Horn, of Siegfried and Roy fame, was mauled
by a white tiger last night during his show.
posted by tomcosgrave
on Oct 4, 2003 -
was one of the greatest tiger trainers of the 1910's and 1920's. Her life is now the subject of a novel,
The Final Confession of Mabel Stark
by Robert Hough. The book has created a lot of controversy because it describes the sexual nature of Mabel's relationship with her big cats. Film rights have already been sold;
will play the lead. Writer Rip Sense
recalls seeing Mabel as an old woman
still handling big cats in Jungleland, California. Want to raise big cats in your home? See this handy guide
to matters such as litter-box training, feeding, and keeping the tigers from destroying the furniture.
posted by SealWyf
on Apr 8, 2003 -
So some tigers in China
aren't getting any action when they should be. As a last ditch effort
, they will be given the miracle drug, Viagra. Just for kicks, who thinks it'll work? (side note: the last paragraph in the article lends a whole new meaning to "Discovery Channel")
posted by dai
on Dec 6, 2001 -
was: Computer Programmer, now: Tigerman.
In San Diego, some jerk spent $150,000 to tattoo his face, file his teeth into points, etc. Why, you are clearly asking? Because he wants to be a cat
. Dude. Spend your dot-com cash on something constructive, like jackelope ranches or x10 cameras.
posted by rev-
on Aug 29, 2001 -
Animals thought extinct found in remote Cambodian jungle:
British scientists have found a wilderness in the Cardamom region of Cambodia where exotic species, some though to be
extinct, have been found. These include the Siamese
crocodile, the wolf snake (a new species so named because of
its dog-like fangs), large populations of tigers and Asian
elephants, and the gower, a forest cow. Ironically, the habitat was protected from significant human
intrusion because it was a longtime Khmer Rouge stronghold
and also because routes lead to and from it are landmined.
posted by jhiggy
on Oct 5, 2000 -