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Cortocircuito en la Selva

PeloMONO - Cortocircuito en la selva from Perles & Perles on Vimeo.

That sure is a swell tune. Weird video, though.

The group's homepage, in Spanish.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 12, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Music, Surrealism

Cat & Budgie

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Apr 08, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Advertising


As you can see a goose flew right into the windshield of a car shattering the windshield, and the goose as well, from the look of it. Seeing as this happened in Golden, Colorado it makes one wonder if the goose may have been flying drunk. Where is Avians Against Drunk Fliers when you need them??
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Apr 06, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals

Pet Fawn

Back in the 1940s, Beth Pitt liked to take her pet fawn named "Star Messenger" on walks through New York City. As reported by The New Yorker in its Dec 6, 1941 issue:

Talk story about Beth Pitt, who shares her one-room apartment on W. 58th Street with Star Messenger, a fawn. The fawn is five months old & has been with Miss Pitt since her ninth day on earth. Miss Pitt paid $75 for her at a deer farm near Catskill. A stream of minor city officials has investigated the apartment -they were looking for an elk. Miss Pitt has taught her to click her heels, salute, & perform a weaving jig. She lets her off her leash for a romp in the Park.

It was the part about letting the fawn roam off-leash in Central Park that eventually got her in trouble, landing her a $2 fine.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Apr 02, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, 1940's

The Pig Swing

Alas, today's factory farming of pork precludes such luxury treatment.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 27, 2014 | Comments (19)
Category: Animals, Farming, Technology, 1960's

Gay’s Lion Farm


For almost 20 years, the only commercial lion breeding facility (and tourist attraction) "in the world."

The Wikipedia entry.

Article from 1926.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 26, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Farming, Sightseeing, 1920's, 1930's, 1940's



I have no explanation for this micro-video. It might be the work of this fellow. But whatever the source, whatever the intention, it sure is weird.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 23, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Video, Surrealism

Andy Rolan, The Donkey Man

Read everything in two columns up till the break, then everything after the break.




Original article here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 12, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Eccentrics, Regionalism, 1970's

Monkey Hangers

"Monkey hanger" is a term by which Hartlepudlians are often known. According to local folklore, the term originates from an incident in which a monkey was hanged in Hartlepool, England. During the Napoleonic Wars, a French ship of the type chasse marée was wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool. The only survivor was a monkey, allegedly wearing a French uniform to provide amusement for the crew. On finding the monkey, some locals decided to hold an impromptu trial on the beach; since the monkey was unable to answer their questions, and many locals were unaware of what a Frenchman might look like,[citation needed] they concluded that the monkey was in fact a French sailor. Being found guilty, the animal was duly sentenced to death and hanged on the beach. The vertical part of the ship's mast he was hanged from is still visible on the beach between the Pilot pier and the Heugh.

More here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 10, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Death, Eighteenth Century
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