Blog of the Day: Free Kibble

answer trivia questions once a day to donate free dog and cat food on freekibble and freekibblekat

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April 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . BOD: Blog of the Day, Eat this, Emily, I can has animals, World saving. Leave a comment.

I love party cat!

 

Nedroid is pretty freakin cute!

April 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Emily, I can has animals, Innernette. Leave a comment.

This bird has more rhythm than I do.

Snowball dances in time to his favourite Backstreet Boys song played at three different tempos 

April 30, 2009. I can has animals, Steph. Leave a comment.

Just in case you haven’t seen Gus and his new poool yet

Also I saw a bulldog puppy on my way to work today!!!  AW best day ever!

April 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, I can has animals, World saving. 1 comment.

Cute and strange

Baby giant anteater born at the National Zoo.

April 30, 2009. I can has animals, Is this pretty?, Steph. Leave a comment.

my mom would love this

From CoolHunting…

With an early heat wave hitting NYC, we’re reminded once again of how intense the sun can be yet tend to forget how little time it takes to damage our skin. UV SunSense wristbands make for an easy way to monitor sun exposure with the simple color-changing gauge alerting when it’s time to reapply sunscreen or to get out of the sun all together.

The recyclable wristbands work simply by simultaneously applying sunscreen to the band and your body. When the band’s purple color fades, it’s time to reapply. When the words “apply sunscreen to this side” disappear, it’s time to find some shade. Because the bands sense the potency of the sunscreen, if sun-worshippers take a break, the bands do to.

Each pack includes seven bands and can be purchased from Amazon for $6.

My mom is a skin cancer fanatic. When I would lay out in high school she would run by and squirt me with sunscreen and run away so I’d have to rub it in. I can’t wait to do that to my kids….or watch my mom do it to my kids. mwhahhaha.

April 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Becko. Leave a comment.

So funny, so true

I love these PHD Comics- besides the fact they are kinda science oriented, they are totally spot on. Like the one below. This seriously happened to me yesterday- I have no idea how I’m still awake right now…

Also true… one time i had a 15 min conversation about mascara and fake eyelashes  with another grad student/museum employee at my internship

April 30, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again. Leave a comment.

Can’t get enough of Nicholas Galanin

if you are reading this Nicholas, I will totally marry you just on the merit of your art….

Galanin is also one of those featured gawker artists btw.

April 30, 2009. Tags: , , . Becko, Crush, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, Videos. 1 comment.

I love breakfast

If someone ever told me I was the cheese on their baguette, I’d be super-flattered.

this is Le Le and they are french and I thought it was fun and Drew showed me this, obviously, cause otherwise this would be a Britney Spears video.

April 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Eat this, Emily, Music. Leave a comment.

Tweenbots

I really liked this project, which shows little robots traversing Washington Square Park in NYC with only the help of strangers.

“Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”  There’s a video too!  

April 29, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, World saving. 1 comment.

Best friends pig and bunny!

William and Charles are best buddies! Also, happy birthday today to Drew and Bernie Madoff.  heehe.

April 29, 2009. Tags: , , , . FYI, I can has animals, Viral, Want. 1 comment.

Swine Flu PSAs from way back when

The second one is really creepy.

April 28, 2009. Tags: , . Ads we like, Do not want, FYI, I can has animals, News, Steph, TV, Uncategorized, World saving. 3 comments.

I iz a pirate

That is all.

April 27, 2009. I can has animals, Innernette, Steph, Viral. 1 comment.

Bravo needs to make a Real Housewives of Yaoude

Cause this lady lives there.

April 27, 2009. Fashiony, Not pretty, Politicals, Steph. 1 comment.

figure this out for me….


the comments on youtube suggest its not actually a mirror. i cant figure it out.

April 27, 2009. Tags: . Ads we like, Becko, Viral. 1 comment.

New Maru!!

the latest from box cat!

April 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, I can has animals, Viral, Want. Leave a comment.

FYI

Thanks Ryan for sending me this.

April 24, 2009. FYI, Steph. Leave a comment.

Blagojevich fail


April 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Emily, FYI, TV, World saving. Leave a comment.

Crazy Cat Face Paint

this guy painted his face every day for a year.. and he’s awesome.

April 24, 2009. Tags: , , . Emily, FYI, I can has animals. 1 comment.

More fuck yeah blogs

This bacon-wrapped cilatro dog looks pretty good.

April 23, 2009. Tags: . BOD: Blog of the Day, Eat this, Steph, Want. Leave a comment.

No one wants to play Sega with Harrison Ford

I love this print so much, I told Vicki I wanted to put it in our new apartment.  Should I?? Not sure.  At any rate, Brandon Bird’s stuff is hilarious and great.  It’s sort of like my love for animals doing things they aren’t supposed to (like ride a bike!), only it’s celebrities doing things you wouldn’t imagine (like be a lame Sega loser..)  more here!

April 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Emily, Want. Leave a comment.

Autotuned news

maybe the third time in history that autotune has been used for something not annoying.

via all songs considered

April 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Dan, Videos, Viral. 4 comments.

Blog of the Day: Яolcats

Яolcats: English Translations of Eastern Bloc Lolcats

I just picked a few to put on the blog but there are a bunch and they are so so good.

-His lethargic display of apathy and lack of industry is shameful!

-It is a legitimate response to the harsh and inconsequential nature of being. I celebrate his tenacity!

Commissar Markov has long been a loyal party member, but I fear his growing influence in state policy.

Commissar Markov has long been a loyal party member, but I fear his growing influence in state policy.  Perhaps it is time to cash in a favor from my friends at the Kremlin.

Submit with honor, and you will earn a proper burial among your fathers!

April 22, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, I can has animals. 1 comment.

look what happened at bk museum…

i have the feeling it’s an art stunt.

museum fail.

April 22, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again. 1 comment.

Do not want

This isn’t cute. Or even kitschy. It’s just gross.

No thanks, Design Milk.

April 21, 2009. Tags: . Design, Do not want, Fashiony, I can has animals, Is this pretty?, Matate, Nora, Not pretty. Leave a comment.

I wake Emily up every day

So this roundup of really annoying alarm clocks is a real FYI for her. Of course, I’m partial to Clocky, but there are some great highlights:

This one you have to “diffuse” to get it to shut up.

This one you have to hit the target.

There’s also my favorite alarm clock, which is when I call Emily when I walk to work from Dan’s house. So I guess, in that case, I’m the alarm clock.

April 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, FYI, Nora. 1 comment.

Look at this fucking hipster

http://lookatthisfuckinghipster.tumblr.com

I think this is better than Fuck Yeah Ryan Gosling.

April 21, 2009. Blogz, Fashiony, Innernette, Not pretty, Steph. Leave a comment.

Tammy Faye Bakker’s baby

Or is it Rosemary’s baby? You decide.

via BoingBoing via Matt

April 21, 2009. Tags: , , . Dan, Videos, Viral. 1 comment.

Porterhouse takes the trophy!

.. in Des Moines famed bulldog beauty contest aka my dreams.

Porterhouse (the handsome dog in pic number one) had finished in 2nd place the last two years, so congrats for making it to the big time!!  Now I just have to stop myself from googling ‘adopt bulldog puppies’ for the rest of the day.  Damnit.  Pics via Jezebel.

April 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Emily, I can has animals, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Proof of Cat Riding Bus

Cat takes bus to shops.

April 20, 2009. Tags: , . I can has animals, Steph. Leave a comment.

graham crackers- not sexy

According to Wikipedia…

The graham cracker was developed in 1829 in Bound Brook, New Jersey, by Presbyterian minister Rev. Sylvester Graham. Though called a cracker, it is sweet rather than salty and so bears some resemblance to a cookie (American English) / biscuit (British English) (although the term is unheard of in the United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland – a digestive biscuit is the closest approximation). The true graham cracker is made with graham flour, which is unsifted and coarsely ground wheat flour.

It was originally conceived of as a health food as part of the Graham Diet, a regimen to suppress what he considered unhealthy carnal urges, the source of many maladies according to Graham. Reverend Graham would often lecture about the adverse effects of masturbation or “self-abuse” as he called it. One of his many theories was that one could curb their sexual appetite by eating bland foods. Another man who held this belief was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of the corn flakes cereal. [1]

Does anyone believe this?




April 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Becko, FYI. 2 comments.

learning about the plague has never been so much fun (or cute)!

from the Science Museum of London- take a quick quiz about the Black Death and learn about how strange people in the 14th century were while enjoying funny little animations.

The Black Death

screen-capture

April 19, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, FYI, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again. Leave a comment.

This cat is named Nora

April 18, 2009. Tags: , . I can has animals, Innernette, Nora, Steph, Viral. 1 comment.

Russian commuter dogs: sad and adorable

Watch the video!

April 18, 2009. Tags: . I can has animals, News, Steph. Leave a comment.

Even more reasons to love Paul Rudd

He loves children and the earth.

April 18, 2009. Tags: . Crush, Pretty, Steph, TV, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Enough of that Susan Boyle, this is true Diva awesomeness

What a showdown.

April 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Music, Videos. 1 comment.

Train issues

this is fake, obvs.

April 17, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, New York. 1 comment.

He’s a cat, flushing a toliet

Meetza just drinks out of our toilet, but these cats are productive.

April 16, 2009. Tags: , , . Emily, I can has animals. Leave a comment.

Do Want: Breathable G&T’s

Only 7 dollars/hour!

April 16, 2009. Tags: , . Steph, Want. Leave a comment.

Dolphins:1 Pirates:0

Dophins foil pirate attack/China is bizarre.

April 16, 2009. Tags: , . I can has animals, News, Steph, World saving. Leave a comment.

wood prints

I know I haven’t posted in a really long time. Sorry folks. But here’s this really cool art that Bryan Nash Gill makes by- well – I mean, the pictures kind of explain it.

So beautiful. More info here. Via DesignVerb.

April 14, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want. 2 comments.

Nora, you will like

There are so many more pictures.

April 14, 2009. Design, Nora, Pretty, Steph, Want. 1 comment.

This is what I dream

Eames dreams

April 13, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

I still can’t get enough of Womanizer and I like this classy version

“When asked by BBC why the band chose “Womanizer,” Alex Kapranos said it was because it’s the best song out in the last few months.” via stereogum, from drew.

April 13, 2009. Tags: , , . Emily, Music. Leave a comment.

More har har hars

April 13, 2009. Steph, Viral. Leave a comment.

throw water on your co-workers because today is Dyngus Day!

(from Wikipedia)

Dyngus Day or Wet Monday (Polish Śmigus-dyngus or Lany Poniedziałek) is the name for Easter Monday in Poland. In the Czech Republic it is called Velikonoční pondělí or Pomlázka. In Slovakia Veľkonočný pondelok (Easter Monday) is called Šibačka/Polievačka or Oblievačka too. All countries practice a unique custom on this day.

In Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic[3] traditionally, early in the morning boys awake girls by pouring a bucket of water on their head and striking them about the legs with long thin twigs or switches made from willow, birch or decorated tree branches (palmy wielkanocne); however, the earliest documented[citation needed] records of Dyngus Day in Poland are from the 15th century, almost half a millennium after Poland adopted Christianity.

Benedykt Chmielowski in Nowe Ateny cite after “Carolo Berthold” that this ritual was already in custom in 750, 250 years before Poland officially adopted Christianity.

One theory is that Dyngus originates from the baptism on Easter Monday of Mieszko I (Duke of the Polans, c. 935 – 992) in 966 AD, uniting all of Poland under the banner of Christianity. Dualism and “twins” are featured in Slavic pre-Christian paganism. Dyngus and Śmigus were twin pagan gods; the former representing water and the ‘moist’ earth (Dyngus from din gus – thin soup or dingen – nature) and the later, representing thunder and lightning (Smigus from Śmigać or to making a whooshing sound). In this theory, the water tradition is the transformation of the pagan water god into the Christian baptism. The custom of pouring water was an ancient spring rite of cleansing, purification, and fertility. It is alleged that the pagan Poles bickered with Nature/Dyngus by means of pouring water and switching with willows to make themselves pure and worthy of the coming year. Others have suggested that the striking tradition is the transformation of the ritual “slap” of Christian confirmation. However, still others suggest that the Smigus tradition is actually simply a youthful recapitulation of a Good Friday Polish tradition, in which parents wake their children with switches from twigs, whispering the words of a Lent prayer “the wounds of God” or “God is wounded” -‘bozerani.

Early in the Colombian evolution of the tradition, the Dyngus custom was clearly differentiated from Śmigus: Dyngus was the exchange of gifts (usually eggs, often decorated like pisankas), under the threat of water splashing if one party did not have any eggs ready, while Śmigus referred to the striking.

Later the focus shifted to the courting aspect of the ritual, and young unmarried girls were the only acceptable targets. A boy would sneak into the bedroom of the girl he fancied and awaken her by drenching her with multiple buckets of water. Politics played an important role in proceedings, and often the boy would get access to the house only by arrangement with the girl’s mother.

Throughout the day, girls would find themselves the victims of drenchings and leg-whippings, and a daughter who was not targeted for such activities was generally considered to be beznadziejna (hopeless) in this very coupling-oriented environment.

Most recently, the tradition has changed to become fully water-focused, and the Śmigus part is almost forgotten. It is quite common for girls to attack boys just as fiercely as the boys traditionally attacked the girls. With much of Poland’s population residing in tall apartment buildings, high balconies are favorite hiding places for young people who gleefully empty full buckets of water onto randomly selected passers-by.

Another related custom, unique to Poland is that of sprinkling bowls (garce) of ashes on people (starts men on women) or houses, celebrated a few weeks earlier at the “półpoście.” This custom is almost forgotten, but still practiced on the area around borders of Mazuria and Masovia.

Apparently this festival is big in South Bend, Indiana and there are some celebrations in Indianapolis. Wikipedia told me this but it’s been confirmed by fellow Hoosiers. It will be interesting to see what goes on in my extremely Polish neighborhood. Maybe I should carry an umbrella when I walk to the subway later….

April 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Happy Easter everyone!

AIG easter egg hunt via Wooster

April 11, 2009. Tags: , . Becko. Leave a comment.

Totally silly, but this cracks me up

 

titty kitties aka cats in boobs.

April 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, I can has animals. Leave a comment.

Horses in wigs!

I feel like horses in wigs is a total CWL subject, so I had to post.  UK newspapers are tearing it up lately.

April 9, 2009. Tags: , , . Emily, Fashiony, I can has animals. 2 comments.

Bubs in tubs

Why are these bubs in tubs?!

April 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Emily. Leave a comment.

Flutter: har har har

Anyone know how to embed this?

April 9, 2009. Innernette, Steph, Videos, Viral. 1 comment.

i like square butts

April 8, 2009. Tags: , , . Ads we like, Becko, Videos. 1 comment.

The Blankoat: a high-end snuggie

It was very very cold
so was made Blankoat

And you can win one!

April 8, 2009. Tags: , , . Do not want, Fashiony, Matate, Not pretty, Steph. Leave a comment.

Sisters Make People Happy

The BBC said so.

My sister sent this to me. Awwwww.

April 7, 2009. Tags: . FYI, News, Steph. Leave a comment.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CAT?

via nadia via michael (i think)

April 7, 2009. Tags: . Becko, I can has animals, Want. 2 comments.

i had no idea pigs could be so cute

via Adam.


Kingsford Goes to the BeachWatch a funny movie here

April 7, 2009. Tags: . Becko, I can has animals. Leave a comment.

See my fancy long hair?

Mesmerizing.  via Dlisted. Also here is his Youtube channel, described as: “This page is devoted to long hair. I belong to the rare species of guys who like to grow their hair really long. I have many other interests but you won’t find anything about them here…”

April 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Do not want, Emily, Fashiony, Not pretty, Videos, Viral. 2 comments.

Because your car salesman should have many skills

Becky showed me this, which comes from Nadia.  AMAZINGNESS!  I need to freedomize the Ford Explorer!

April 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Ads we like, Becko, Emily, World saving. Leave a comment.

worst. tagline. ever.


from Wooster

April 7, 2009. Tags: , . Ads we like, Becko, Matate, New York. Leave a comment.

these commercials are brilliant

Props to Mother London for making these brilliant little commercials. Below is a preview for the slightly longer “film” 24 Heures. The second is 8 Kilomètres and the last one is entitled Dial Hard .


See more here.

April 6, 2009. Ads we like, Becko, Videos. Leave a comment.

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