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God Manifests as an Elephant

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I'm not sure if God sent a real elephant to get us to go to church, or if God Himself manifested as an elephant, or if the whole elephant thing is just a metaphor. But I do know that the next time I see an elephant, I will think of church.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 21, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Religion, 1970's

Stuffed Gators

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Original article here.

Apparently, back in the early part of the 20th century, it was common to have a stuffed alligator as an umbrella stand. I searched the web for an image of such a thing, but could not find one. Maybe one of our clever WU-vies can.

But I did find the great feat of taxidermy seen below. I'm so sad the piece got auctioned before I could bid. As a fan of Pogo, I would have loved it.

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Original auction here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 07, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Comics, Twentieth Century

Sexy Pig Statue

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This is not an anthropomorphic Miss Piggy in her ballgown and gloves. It's a barnyard-realistic pig dressed for the bedroom. Make of it what you will.

Buy yours here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 02, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Sexuality

Okee the Painting Otter

A forgotten giant of the art world. Source: The Santa Cruz Sentinel - Apr 7, 1965.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Oct 28, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Art, 1960's

Bonus ONION Video for Saturday

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 25, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Music

Radish Animals

A new book going on sale soon in Japan teaches the art of making "radish animals." All you need is a pile of grated daikon radish. Then mold it into the shape of whatever animal strikes your fancy. And delight and amuse your guests. [via RocketNews24]





Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Oct 19, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Art, Food

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #32

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Can we believe that this is a genuine taxidermied fox head? Even if not, very cool accessory even for today's bikes. Anger vegans everywhere!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 10, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy, Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's

The Edibility of Animal Spleens

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Read the whole four pages here.

A tip of the hat to pal Brad V. for finding this one.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 08, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Junk Food, Nineteenth Century
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