When this delicious macaron from heaven, featuring a back-of-the-sweatshirt cameo by Choupette Lagerfeld, angel-winged its way onto our computer screens yesterday, I was beside myself. Firstly because Jessica beat me to the Choupette Watch punch (Jessica: I forgive, but I don’t forget), and secondly because hello, why do I not have a Choupette sweatshirt already hanging in my closet? In fact, why don’t I have a closet full of Choupette paraphernalia? (The one in this video is indeed only for three-year-olds, and certainly only available in a very limited quantity, but hello, hi, I am a toddler-sized person, that hoodie was made for me.) A quick search of Etsy (where else?) wised us up to the fact that there actually is a market for this sort of thing. Let’s take a look at some of the cutest Choupette merchandise on the web, and hope to hell that there isn’t some sort of brand infringement at stake here. If there is, let me know, and I’ll cease production on my Choupette-inspired Cafepress collection ASAP.
Are you mad because whatever you were going to do today is now ruined by this amazing photo of two Shetland ponies in Fair Isle sweaters? Sorry! Too bad! It’s only the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen, so I thought I’d share. Apparently, this pony/sweater combo situation is being used in order to promote Scotland or whatever. Well Scotland, it’s definitely working. Check out another picture after the jump! Keep reading »
Sure, dogs will let you pet and scratch them all over. But cats? Cats really make you earn it. You can’t just willy nilly pet a cat — unless you want a bite, or a case of cat scratch fever. So take a good look at these helpful charts before you extend a hand out to that tabby’s paw. [Buzzfeed]
White lions are incredibly rare: a majority of their population is kept in zoos because of a (recently-dispelled) belief that they could not survive in the wild, and another large part are bred in South African camps for “canned hunting” purposes, which makes me want to say, “Fuck this whole being human thing.” There are only about 200 of them in the world, but these numbers got a healthy boost recently when twin female white lions gave birth to six cubs between them. They are, as you can imagine, to die for — and it’s easy to see why indigenous African priests recognize these beautiful creatures as direct messengers of the divine. Check out the cubs in this video, then hop on over to White Lions Homeland to learn more, and see what you can do to protect their future. [BuzzFeed]
Sometimes I feel bad about wild animals enclosed in zoos. But I feel slightly less bad for Gina, a chimpanzee at the Seville Zoo in Spain, who spends her days watching porn on TV.
Gina’s TV has lots of different channels, but the only ones that this frisky primate watches are the ones rated “adult entertainment.”
Chimps are, of course, one of the closest cousins to humans; we share 90 percent of our DNA with them.
That information should, I hope, make Salon.com writer Issac Abel, 23, feel slightly better: Abel published an essay this weekend about how he came of age masturbating to internet porn and now he’s having difficulties getting sexy with real, live women who don’t fulfill his fantasies quite like those on set. Keep reading »
I realize that at 10, you’re a bit too young to actually be my boyfriend. However, I’d just like to give you a shout out, as a fellow cat lover and feline fanatic. In 2009, when you were just seven years old, you donated your entire year’s worth of allowance to help save animals at City Kitties in Philadelphia, and have done so every year since. I understand you’ve now got three cats, and are well on your way to being a bonafide crazy cat person, and I, for one, couldn’t be more thrilled. Keep reading »
Sigh. The final few episodes of “Breaking Bad” return in July of 2013. Until then, we’ll take the doggy versions of our two favorite meth makers instead. [Uproxx]
Look at that face! That’s the furry visage of Chips the Bobcat, who was discovered by firefighters while fighting a major forest fire in Plumas National Forest in California. She was discovered with burned paws and an eye infection, and was nursed back to health by the folks at Sierra Wildlife Rescue. The only problem? She’s now a bit too domesticated, so volunteers have been devising challenges to make her a bit more wild. No, they don’t involve tequila and karaoke marathons. Instead, Chips now must chase mice and rabbits for her meals and has a new, harder bed to sleep on. Life ain’t so cushy in the wild. [Huffington Post]
In the absence of comfort dogs, like the ones which have been brought to Newtown, Connecticut, to help residents heal in the aftermath of the tragedy, we have Maru. Yes, Internet cats are our comfort dogs. Maru’s newest video is just like every other Maru video — will he fit inside this box? — yet somehow refreshingly new. Thank you for being you, Maru.