When I was a kid, I used to love beetles and snails and all things colorful that crawled. Nowadays, I’m one of those people who becomes hilariously frantic when arthropods are anywhere near me, but I still love snails.
This week, I wanted to pay tribute to our lovely little friends who leave pretty trails behind with their slime. This was kind of a weird tutorial to do since it uses so many different shades, but I wanted to play up the blended, multi-hued nature of these guys, as well as the aforementioned slime trails.
Perhaps not Gail the Snail so much, though… More
Have you seen the cover of Women’s Day from 1964? It’s… really only cats. Just cat picture after cat picture. It’s magnificent. According to the description in The Village Voice:
Since it’s adorably fuzzy, impossibly cute, and somehow able to predict the specifics of our tech future, you might think that the January 1964 issue of Woman’s Day somehow had to be guest-edited in Japan. But no. It is instead exactly what it looks like: a magazine issue that doesn’t just announce what the future will be like: It actually resembles that future. Just pages after the article “Your Fabulous Future” predicts that mothers will carry “a pocket device” with a “pocket radio-television-telephone” that will “enable her to survey her children no matter where they are playing,” the prescient souls at Woman’s Day actually demonstrate exactly what–besides America’s children–will most often appear on everyone’s pocket TV/communicators: adorable kitties.
Right, just in case you were feeling a need to break out of the mold, I’ve been thinking about some other options. Namely: More
There are lots of things you can put with a cup of coffee to improve it. Biscotti, for instance, which I only recently realized is delicious when you dip it in coffee (instead of just treating it like a cookie that failed to be delicious). Also, 1930′s music. Starbucks is onto that.
Also, cats. Dozens and dozens of cats. More
Q: Is there a baby monkey?
A: Of course there is a baby monkey. More
SAVE THE ANIMALS! CLICK HERE! More
“The tarsier disguises itself in the forest by pretending to be a small teddy bear, undergoing a colonoscopy.” Okay, everything about this video is great. Seriously. It is so great: More
Animals are people, too!
No, they’re not, not really. But I remember a scene in this terrible Greg Kinnear movie called Dear God where the characters say that the ability to care about people other than ourselves, even different from ourselves, is what separates man from beast. Wrong! Incorrect, Greg Kinnear movie! A pack of whales has accepted a deformed dolphin into their midst and now he is a part of their whale family. More
I don’t ask for much, but I would like to go to a place where ponies wear sweaters, and is everything is beautiful and cozy. It’s stupid cold here, and no one is getting me a sweater. Maybe I just want a wooly sweater. Maybe I just wish I were as adorable as a much loved pony. I don’t know. But the answer to everything is “go to Scotland, cold American, everything is adorable there.” On that note, the Visit Scotland Facebook page is now showcasing these ponies: More
This kitten’s got claws. Catfight. Purred like a kitten. What a catty thing to say. A real hellcat. Don’t have kittens about it. More
BIZARRE PHOTO OF THE DAY: Seal getting to first base with Girls’ Allison Williams. Whaaaaat? More
The mean reds are nothing to joke about, so let’s try to nip them in the bud, shall we? At least for the sake of the Holly Golightly in us all. More
Thank you, Pinternet, for this bounty of adorableness that will now grace our screens. More
Men are like wild animals. They fight, they’re filthy, and they will resort to some pretty dirty tricks to get you to sleep with them. They’re also insanely competitive, and sometimes puke in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Some animals have some pretty bizarre mating rituals that sound eerily family. Maybe even too familiar. Here are the ten most bizarre mating rituals in the animal kingdom — and some reasons why they remind me of my boyfriend. More
I quite often think that child stars never make it big, but then I realize that I’m just never tracking their careers like, at all.
This is Kevin Zegers in Air Bud (it was part of that “animals doing things with young boys” genre that defined your childhood): More