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7/9/2014

What should I watch out for when fighting a chimpanzee?: HOLY FUCK!

2/11/2013

Think Nemo’s Bad? In Brazil It’s Raining Spiders: this should be a clue that it’s time to move.

12/2/2011

Worlds biggest ever insect found called the Weta Bug: there go my plans to visit New Zealand ever.

10/10/2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, the best pet Halloween costume of all time: agree wholeheartedly. My dog, however, would be the fastest damn AT-AT you ever saw.

8/23/2011

Scientists undo evolution to create a chicken with a maniraptora ‘snout’: not allowed “for ethical reasons” to hatch the animal?! Come on, maybe it’s delicious! {via}

7/22/2010

Spiders, Scorpions, and Crawlies: holy crap! I hate bugs for exactly this reason—who needs that kind of aggravation?

7/6/2010

Ravoux’s slavemaker ant: yet another example of the insect world’s badassery.

12/4/2009

Emerald Cockroach Wasp: it uses the cockroach’s antenna as a leash. I christen this wasp as Nature’s Second-most Badass Animal. First? Oh that’s easy.

11/13/2009

Pile o’ Otter Babies: this is for You Know Who You Are (though you’ve probably already seen this).

10/16/2009

Cats in Sinks: what is it with cats and porcelain?

7/27/2009

You Don’t Understand, You Weren’t There: that dog must’ve seen a lot of action.

2/13/2009

Soft Paws: stunned, I am.

2/5/2009

Reticulated Giraffe Calf at the SF Zoo: awwww.

10/23/2008

Shiba Inu Puppy Cam: awwww. {via}

10/15/2008

Upside Down Dogs: dogs smile when upside down.

10/3/2008

Pictured: The moment a grey heron catches a baby rabbit by the ears, drowns it, then swallows the thing whole: nature is badass.

9/24/2008

Dog on Tramp: not exactly what I was expecting but still fun. {via}

3/4/2008

Shazam!!!: I haven’t linked to a LOLcat in awhile. Don’t worry, I’ve been reading them dutifully—just waiting and biding my time for one that made me LOL.

1/4/2008

I Has a Hot Dog: from the team behind I Can Has Cheezburger, but for dogs.

12/5/2007

I Question: I think it’s not all felines, just kittens. Every adult cat I’ve encountered is quite comfortable with the strictures of grammar.

11/12/2007

The Terrifying Toothpick Fish: I’ve had soap in there before and I think I’d rather die than have a devilfish lodge itself there. Mental note: avoid the Amazon at all costs.

11/2/2007

River Dance Monkeys: when I first saw that Arby’s commercial (fast-forwarding on Tivo, I exclaimed, “Did I just see some dancing monkeys?” and immediately rewound) I laughed my ass off. {via}

8/11/2007

Sea Lion Irish Dance Contest: I think it was fixed.

8/1/2007

LOLcat of Death: and new life is breathed into this meme. {via}

7/12/2007

Tiny Animals on Fingers Pool: photos of exactly what you’d expect.

6/18/2007

Let’s Be Friends: real-life mashups. Or The Fox and the Hound for reals.

6/11/2007

Mr. Lee CatCam: German cat gets wired. Must’ve removed all the photos of him licking himself. {via}

5/30/2007

Straight Dope – “Why are the bees disappearing?”: excellent summary of the alleged crisis. Apparently, this isn’t a new problem, just a new name for it.

5/24/2007

Dog Gas Neutralizing Pad: if your dog is farting so much that you’re seriously trawling the Web looking for this garment, you may want to change his diet or put him out of his misery. {via}

5/3/2007

lolcats2: it’s derivative, but I just can’t get enough of the lolcat phenomenon.

4/17/2007

For Sale – One Useless Cat: a story in pictures.

2/27/2007

I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?: I know some think the subject matter is sophomoric, but they crack me up. {via}

2/12/2007

Kitty Goes Potty: video of cats doing it people-style. I wish I had the time to toilet train my kitten (though at 2 lbs. I don’t know that she’d be able to manage the toilet).

1/25/2007

Cute Otters: this one’s for my otter-obsessed boss.

1/10/2007

Kittens!: nothing but.

11/15/2006

A Cats Christmas: two fairly large cats decorate a Christmas tree and proceed to defile it over the holiday season.

11/13/2006

Captioned Cat Pictures: these are unbelievably cute and the captions are often clever.

Costume Dogs: wow, I can’t believe that niche hasn’t been exploited yet. They’re so cute and silly.

10/12/2006

What Jeff Killed: the adventures of one murderous cat named Jeff.

10/4/2006

Bunny Yawns: umm, pictures of rabbits yawning.

9/28/2006

Jesus Appears on Backside of Beloved Pet: wow, it’s a miracle! {via}

7/19/2006

Baby Animalz: aside from the utterly objectionable plural substitution, this site is nothing but cute. Sometimes you just need a whole lot of cute little critters and Cute Overload‘s one-a-day just isn’t sufficient.

7/13/2006

Cats That Look Like Hitler: was ist dieses? They call them “kitlers,” which I’m still on the fence about whether I hate or not, and this one is obviously the closest in resemblance.

6/15/2006

Meow Mix House: a reality TV show on Animal Planet where 10 cats live in a single house, are under constant surveillance, and vie for the top spot as a Meow Mix spokescat. Let’s see if my calculations are correct: Big Brother + The Apprentice + Survivor = WTF.

6/9/2006

FrontRow versus the Kitten: you’re smiling right now, aren’t you?

2/15/2006

Puppy Mover: this monorail’s gone to the dogs. Ugh. I’m sorry I just wrote that. {via}

2/9/2006

Pets in Uniform: Awwww. Or, uhhhh. I’m torn between a WTF and the desire to put a dog or cat into a Nazi uniform. Sadly, that latter option isn’t available. {via}

2/7/2006

Things That Make You Go Aahh: cute, widdle fuzzy-wuzzy animals.

1/24/2006

Cat Helmet from an Orange: not much head protection, but it’s cute.

1/10/2006

Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks, 2000-2004: that’s their title. My title is “Places I’m Likely Never to Visit.”

10/6/2005

CitiKitty: toilet train your cat. My wife’s grandmother had a cat that used the toilet, but it always seemed like an urban legend. On the other hand, there are fews things in this life that I’d rather not do more than training a cat to do anything.

9/12/2005

Beedogs: bills itself as “the premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes.” You’ve got to have goals.

8/20/2005

Toygers: domesticated cats bred to resemble tigers. Wha?!

8/11/2005

The Moggy Horde’s Silly Sleeping Pose Olympics!: cats sleep in the oddest positions.

7/26/2005

Pets in Clothes: awww, aren’t they precious!

7/18/2005

Hummer Nest ’05: photographic series documenting a hummingbird’s nest. It took the two babies 21 days to leave the nest.

7/8/2005

Jumping Cats: they’re cats and they’re jumping. Cute.

6/19/2005

Cat Vomit Sign: these would be handy. Our cats are always horking everywhere. If it’s not hair, it’s masticated bits of cat chow. {via}

6/17/2005

Oregon Cat Born with Two Faces: here’s a picture. I don’t understand how you could publish a story like this without a picture. {via}

4/14/2005

The Birds at the Races: don’t know precisely where this occurred, but it does confirm why I hate birds. {via}

4/11/2005

Sugar Bush Squirrel: I can’t decide which is more amazing/disturbing: a) the fact that the squirrel will pose for these pictures, b) the fact that someone would pose a squirrel for these pictures, or c) the fact that someone is actually making squirrel-sized outfits and scenes. {via}

4/3/2005

Eat Liver: a source for those crazy pix on that Internet. Especially this one.

I Gave My Cat an Enema: I can relate—my cat’s been getting poo stuck in his butt fur and not enjoying the removal process (it wasn’t champagne and roses on my side either, Francisco). {via}

3/28/2005

Strange Foreign Objects in Dog Feces: too bad, dogcrap.com is already taken. Look for the upcoming book wherever tasteful literature is found.

2/9/2005

Sightings of the Tree Octopus: marine cryptozoography comes to the forest.

2/3/2005

My Cat Hates You: cats, the pessimists of the animal kingdom.

1/30/2005

Goggle Dog: just like it says. Poor dog!

1/21/2005

Wheelchairs for Dogs: wow, I wonder how the dogs adjust to the contraption. {via}

1/7/2005

Hippo Calls Tortoise Mom: aww, how cute!

11/23/2004

Kat Wallks: death from above! {via}

11/17/2004

Fish Highway: but would your fish appreciate it? {via}

7/20/2004

Texas Reptiles’ Freaks of Nature Gallery: this is some serious animal kingdom weirdness. {via}

7/9/2004

Awwww.

7/4/2004

Oliver is a very special chimpanzee. No, he’s not a helper monkey; he’s a mutant chimpanzee with humanoid features including a proclivity for our unique vices. {via}

6/18/2004

Awww.

5/12/2004

Infinite Cat Project: pictures of cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats looking at monitors with pictures of other cats ∞

5/7/2004

Not for the squeamish: the story of one man’s tapeworm.

4/13/2004

With a domain name like SkateboardingBulldog.com, what else would you expect?

4/8/2004

Here’s the latest from the PETA-Ain’t-Gonna-Like-That department, a British ad from Ford.

3/28/2004

Four-eared kitten: the latest mutant to grace this blog.

[UPDATE (11/29/2007): MSNBC took down the article, so here’s an alternate site about Lilly.]

2/9/2004

AnimalYawns.com: though I have to question how a viewer would know that these are actual yawns rather than just pictures of animals opening their mouths.

1/30/2004

Hate fat cats? Why? They’re so cute.

10/27/2003

Animal husbandry just got taken to a whole new level. How touching!

10/26/2003

Who knew that butterflies could be so beautiful and distinct? Or that they could spell out the alphabet?

9/25/2003

If you thought dog and cat shows were bad, what sort of people show rats?

9/15/2003

My friend found this funny, but I’m not sure why. I’ve seen footage of a moose stuck in an empty pool and heard about elk going down bobsled tracks, but this is a bear being shot out of a tree. The others I mentioned were so incongruous that you could empathize with the homeowner or track maintenance.

9/13/2003

I have never seen sharks do this before. Amazing!

8/5/2003

A well-designed site, PotatoBugs.com revels in hatred for the potato bug. Describing itself as “dedicated to the fabrication and perpetuation of fear, hate, and disgust for the Potato Bug,” the site features pictures, e-cards, surprisingly active message boards, and articles. The potato bug is definitely scary looking, but around here I’ve always heard the potato bug name applied to what are also known as pill bugs.

5/13/2003

Poor Japanese dogs.

Poor, poor Japanese dogs.

10/1/2002

Umm, Dognose Heaven anyone?

9/16/2002

I’ve featured nice kitty sites on this page before, but here’s a new one on me: stories of the evil that kittens can do. The dark side of kittendom, indeed.

9/13/2002

Wow: a two-headed turtle!

12/17/2001

Squirrel hazing…exposed!