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Let Me Pet You: Orphaned Walrus Edition

Hey, a baby is still a baby — even if that baby happens to weigh a couple hundred pounds. This is Pakak, one of two orphaned baby walruses who are being cared for by the staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Palak, and his brother Mitik were orphaned after becoming separated from their herd, and are apparently really, really into cuddling. Local reporter Kate O’Malley visited the siblings and found them super endearing. “They lumbered right over to me and photographer Marc Lester and smacked us with their velvety bowling ball heads. Then they started barking,” she wrote. “They sounded like a couple of smokers hacking into a megaphone.” Smokers hacking into a megaphone! Adorable!

Sadly, the two will be separated — off to the Indianapolis Zoo and the New York Aquarium, respectively. But for now, they can cuddle with the staff — and each other. Check out one more amazing pic after the jump. Keep reading »

Why I Love Horror Movies

Jennifer’s Body,” a horror flick starring Megan Fox and written by Diablo Cody, is out September 19, which means it’s time for another article postulating: “Why Do Women Like Horror Movies?”

Nice try, Entertainment Weekly, but, no, us girls don’t like horror flicks for the “strong female leads,” whomever those might be. Or because we can cuddle with a man during the cover-your-eyes parts.

No, I love horror movies because they make me feel bad-ass, like I’m “one of the boys,” so to speak. It takes a strong stomach to sit through two hours of shocks, jolts, and adrenal surges, and not every cream puff can hack it. I might paint my nails baby girl pink and sleep with a teddy bear sometimes. But I saw the zombie flick “Quarantine” in theaters twice, and my boyfriend, who says scary movies keep him up at night, wouldn’t dare watch it once. Keep reading »

Orphans Not Actually Sick, Twisted And Murderous, Like In “Orphan”

Breaking: orphaned children are not actually hellbent on killing their adoptive families, like Esther, the 9-year-old in the horror flick, “Orphan.”

Adoption and foster child advocates aren’t happy about how the girl is portrayed in the scary movie, and some have even started a Facebook group called “I Am Boycotting Warner Bros.’s ‘Orphan’ Movie.” Over one hundred thousand kids are in the foster care system and advocates are worried the Peter Sarsgaard/Vera Farmiga movie will reinforce negative stereotypes about the kids being problem children.

Fair enough point. While we haven’t seen the movie yet, we’re pretty sure, though, that most would-be adoptive parents are smart enough to realize their new little bundle of joy won’t be an actual demon (or whatever Esther’s problem turns out to be).

Next up, zombie advocates protest against the zombie rape scenes in Deadgirl. [NY Daily News]
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Trailer Park: “Orphan,” “The Ugly Truth,” And “G-Force”

Summer is really great, but aren’t you sooo bored with all the nice weather and nature and crap? Yeah, we get it, it’s pretty out, now stop gloating you hussy season. I don’t need your vitamin D, sun. Give me artery-clogging movie-theater popcorn and one of those Coke slushies and I’m golden all year round. This week, consider adoption with “Orphan,” ponder the state of gender relations with “The Ugly Truth,” and check out “G-Force,” just cause isn’t it a miracle we haven’t run out of animals to animate yet? Keep reading »

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