When Jennifer Sullivan unexpectedly lost her father to a heart attack six months before her wedding, she brought in her favorite mascot to walk her down the aisle. “I knew that I would be thinking about him the entire time,” Sullivan told WSVN News. “I knew I needed to do something really special to take my mind off of it and make the moment as lighthearted as possible.” Sullivan is a hardcore University of Miami fan, and a former employee of the school’s athletics department. Sebastian, the Miami Hurricanes mascot, was all too happy to step in on her special day, wearing a jersey with her late father’s nickname, Big Walt, on the back. It couldn’t have been a more fitting tribute. [Cosmopolitan, WSVN News]
Charlie the dog didn’t realize he would make the baby cry when he stole her toy. So he tried to make it up to her the best way he knew how — with more toys. Way to own up to your mistakes, Charlie! [22 Words]
There’s no movie I’m anticipating more this year than “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir. Like, Reese Witherspoon wearing no makeup and lots of flannel in a fucking bush.Wild is the story of Strayed’s 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail as she struggles to leave behind drug use and a disappointing marriage, all following the death of her beloved mom. The trailer finally dropped today and, oh, does this look good. We only have to wait until December 5th until its in theaters. [YouTube]
You’ve surely heard of cat cafes, where patrons can have a coffee and a bagel while snuggling a furry kitty, but a new kind of animal dining experience may be sweeping the globe soon, one that I’m WAY more excited about: goat cafes. The trend is starting, as so many weird/wonderful dining trends do, in Japan, where Sakuragaoka Cafe has been letting patrons mingle with their two in-house goats for the past few years. The goats have been a huge hit with customers, who come in droves to pet them and bring them treats. Hear that, American restaurateurs? Goat cafes are a thriving business! Let’s make them happen here ASAP, yeah? Even if other people are grossed out by the idea of eating alongside barnyard animals, I will single-handedly keep the venture afloat. Table for 12, please! (That would be me and 11 goats, obvi.) [Modern Farmer]
Finn the ragdoll cat really missed his human, Nick, while he was away for a drill. Even before he walks through the door, Finn (and his fellow kitty Boo, who we hear off-camera) knows he’s coming and can’t contain his excitement. Watching Finn leap into Nick’s arms is all the proof I need that cats, for all the bad rap they get, are just as sweet as any other pet! [Tastefully Offensive]
I have a distinct memory of being 12 years old and seeing one of my closest girl friends go off to huddle with another girl at school. “What were you talking about?” I asked her later. “Oh, we both just got our periods so….” she explained, her voice trailing off in such a way that indicated that I just couldn’t understand. I was so jealous, dying to be part of their special menstrual club. Of course, when my period finally arrived for the first time a few months later, I was horrified and burst into tears. Ahhh, hormones! This ad for Hello Flo — makers of menstrual care packages — does such a perfect job capturing the confusion of puberty, where all you want is your period … until you finally get it, that is. [YouTube]
Every actor gets their start somewhere. For Matt McGorry, who plays lovebird correctional officer John Bennett on “Orange Is The New Black,” his start was as an axe-wielding He-Man hero in a hilarious student film.
While at Emerson College, McGorry donned a Fabio wig to appear as Gorm in a six-minute-short called “Gizor And Gorm.” It’s got “fertility maidens” fucking a ginger dude tied to a rock. It’s got lots of fake blood. And most importantly, it’s got Matt McGorry running around in the woods without his shirt off.
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Sweet little chihuahua Josie was sadly born without her front legs, but thanks to the Hanger Orthopedic Group, she’s now got WHEELS. Watching Josie motor around gave me a seemingly endless case of the squees. So awesome. [Vimeo]