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I saw this furry mascot on the back of a truck yesterday while driving in West Warwick.


These pictures are from the FaceBook site of this company, and the mascot just screams (early) Chuck Jones!

edit: Right studio, at least... Digeri Dingo:  "Digeri appears to be patterned (in both appearance and personality) after Looney Tunes character Charlie Dog " per a fan wiki. I found the pic used by the company via tineye.com, here.




Kinda cute in that toony way :D

(DW is having LJ type problems with connections this morning)

[aside: The Library bought a Rocktech PT-390 bluetooth wireless speaker and it works so well with my phone! (now) Listening to Why Can't I Be You]
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I watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 last night and it was lots of fun: Great action, great jokes, but a could-be-a-bit-better story line. Rocket was my favorite character, of course, with Baby Groot coming in a close second.

Spoiler scenes beneath the cut- no, not adjustments this time.
gotta love that sense of humor )
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I got to see our 'partial' eclipse today, through hazy clouds, and it was a nice distraction :o)

Near the end of July we received 1000 pair of eclipse glasses to hand out to the public at the Library, and by August 15th these were all gone. We had a literal run on them after the news spread that many online sites were selling counterfeit pairs. Even today we had over fifty calls in the morning from folks still looking for where they could get these.



I got mine back in July, for myself and my family. I never expected we would run out so quickly as we were not the only library in the State giving them away.

*snicker* we had a propane delivery today here at home, during the event, and the driver complained that all he had seen of "the eclipse" was dark clouds looking like rain- I lent him my glasses and he was surprised to see the crescent sun so clearly through the haze.

I tried to get a couple of pics through the lenses of these shades but they were a waste of time. My only good eclipse shot is under the cut-

Great Eclipse )
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I remember watching an eclipse out in front of my house when I was young. My dad had given us blackened photographic glass plates to view through (not recommended now) and I recall the eerie feeling as the sky darkened while the moon swallowed the sun! The whole neighborhood was out for this as it was quite the event.

On a whim I searched online for information about that eclipse, figuring it was probably 1963 based on my memories of my surroundings, and I found it readily enough! I really love the internet for these things (like that tornado I searched out).


-click the picture to enlarge-

The page I found this on even has a neat animation of what happened that day. The eclipse was 93% at it's maximum magnitude, though people were calling it total anyway.

And it is quite possible that it was overcast that day, and that what I really saw was the grey sky grow darker... a weather history search says there was rain and fog at some point. This would fit neatly into the pattern of my finding my views of celestial events somewhat obscured all my life!

To all of you going to watch the 2017 eclipse, may the skies be clear for you!

I can still say "meh, done that..."

:o)
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Buddy Thunderstruck, on Netflix, is a cute, furry, kid-friendly, stop-action animation cartoon, but unfortunately (for me) remains entrenched in its pre-teen viewing category: very kid safe and without the adult innuendoes that even Looney Tunes might drop in. It is so Robot Chicken in appearance that I expected raunchy, er, adult humor when I started trying to watch it, but no, it is just a fun kids' show, for kids.

I like Buddy's friend Darnell, the albino ferret, and of course this guy


Hoisenberry.

And if you have some bleach in a spray bottle to cleanse your eyes afterwards, a google image search shows that there are a lot of furs with their own ideas of how the characters should ship, look, and interact...
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Something sent to me from my youngest-



I returned the favor by sending the video of Wolf and Sheep, posted by sabotlours :o)

I've been feeling quite feral today, primal even. I finally got some new headphones to replace my old crumbling ones. I noticed right off how much more pronounced the bass is with these and so went on a quest for some music with deep, rolling percussion (the kind that goes right through you and you can feel down below!). I listened to Glass Animals' "Life Itself," Paul Simon's "Obvious Child," and Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk," The Cure, Echo And The Bunnymen, and some Blues Travelers, among others. Naturally this has got my damned tinnitus screaming to be heard above the melodies... but I do love the music.

[I really need to get my hearing checked. I was told in the eighties that I was missing different ranges in both ears, but to me this compensated for itself unless I actually covered one ear. Like, I can hear crickets only on side :D I discovered that when I turned over in bed one night and wondered why it got so silent outside. Since then I have developed obnoxious whistling/ringing in my head, mostly on the left side. I miss words in conversations and find myself asking people to please repeat themselves. *sigh* I'll add this to my list of "what I need to do about my health" this year.]

Cheers!
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"...but please, Br'er Fox, don't fling me in dat briar-patch!"

I was out back yesterday with The Huntress when I realized she was quite interested in a patch of briars near the fence. She's sniffed around in here before, or near here as it is all thorns and vines, but she was truly on the scent of something today. She did her little 'pointer' thing when not just playing snuffing-beagle, and I finally saw what she didn't: a baby bunny among the foliage. Wish I had the camera with me, but alas. I coaxed her away and she reluctantly moved on to another thicket where the rabbits have been known to hide.

Pictures, all safe )

I knew there had been wee ones among the ground cover because it has been harder and harder to get the dog to come away from these hidey places. I even saw the poison ivy and low strawberry plants moving in line as one critter ran off from the pup (she missed that, too). I just hope these fellows get the hell out of the yard or at least into secure places before they become play toys!
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I love Amazon Prime and purchase lots of stuff online using it, however, Amazon Prime Day is as useless as Black Friday to me when it comes to anything I might be interested in.

Poking around for plush critters I came across this little gem in 'Prime Deals.'



Beyond the ten cent savings, pay special attention to the delivery information ;o)

Rock Dog

Jun. 28th, 2017 05:54 am
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Got Rock Dog through the Library yesterday: I vaguely remember this movie mentioned who-knows-where but had forgotten it until seeing another patron received one via ILL. Regardless of the usual critical, whiny reviews, this was a fun little flick! You can get the background from the iMDb link though it will contain spoilers. I had absolutely no idea what the movie was about  beforehand other than it had a furry cast. Bodi (the rock dog) was fantastic on so many levels, and I would have liked to have seen them develop Dharma's (vixen) character.

I recognized only one critter's voice from the movie, that of Fleetwood Yak, and waited until I finished with it before checking it out (be sure to watch the 'behind the mic' special feature).


Have a most misleading trailer! It contains the signature song of the movie (crank it up!) and the usual composite of disjointed scenes (like all music videos).

And apparently this is loosely, very loosely, based on a book. Did I say loosely? I only say that because of the book review's synopsis. Neither the Library, nor Amazon, have this item.
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I'm aware of the concept of "Race Suicide" but don't ever recall the term used. There's a typically long-winded appeal from 1905, by Teddy Roosevelt, here, or you can cut to the chase and read the quick synopsis, here ;o) Or you can research this on your own and spend an afternoon musing over the political turmoils of the early 1900's.

My inquiry into this topic began with a trivia line in a post by Austin_Dern, more because of my curiosity concerning his mention of the Teddy Bear Moral Panic (at the end of his post, here on LJ) than any actual researching of the movement. What did the author of his referenced article mean by teddy bears replacing the affections of little girls to actual dolls The inference was that the girls would lose their mothering instincs if given 'beasts' to coddle instead of 'babies.'  I mean, who would ever think that? My only take is that because Teddy Roosevelt was a proponent of this Motherhood over Race Suicide ideal that his critics were using his iconic bear against him.

Like in this cartoon from one of the links-



A world gone mad.

Finally, beneath the cut, an actual Teddy uprising that I've posted before :D
uprising )
(edited to clear things up a bit)
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When I was a kid...
Pics and text: safe )
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My son sent me this pic of a condo advertisement from downtown today. The condos are actually in a town south of here.


I wonder what they were thinking when they chose this image and slogan? Certainly not yiffing... but then, who would ever think that ;o)

I ran a google search of the image to see if the artwork showed up anywhere else and got stupid results


(expands)

but at least the artwork didn't show up 'stolen' per se (I assume they paid someone for this and that person didn't take the work from another without permission).
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Before FiOS VOD got all HD with their 'free' shows I could watch fun stuff on Adult Swim like Mr. Pickles, Mike Tyson, and Rick and Morty. Well those days are gone because I hate the thought of spending even more money on cable for a high def box just to watch my 'free' programs. To clarify, the best free programs were commercial-free or able to be fast-forwarded through the chaff.

Tonight I happened upon Rick and Morty Season 3 episode 1 on YouTube (you know, that wonderful how-to-fix-your-engine site). I was actually watching Cyanide and Happiness compilations when this appeared in suggestions. Even though I missed all but one of Season 2 this was a great episode. And it explained something I had been seeing lately and wondering what the hub-bub was all about


??
Memes involving this have been popping up all over iFunny.

Here's the responsible episode on YouTube if you haven't caught it yet-


And here's an article discussing the sauce.

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If you don't know about April the Giraffe, well, here is some background:

- Animal Adventure Park set up a live cam to broadcast the birth of April the Giraffe's calf

- April took her time at this, and after watching for a few weeks we finally got to see the baby born!

- Haters gonna hate.. or pranksters gonna prank: there was an outcry at the beginning, maybe a joke, or maybe PETA or some self-righteous individuals, that this was too explicit etc, etc. Some of the early comments are here.

I guess Animal Adventure Park never saw this parody-



because they have now decided to take down the cam in a few days because of all the negative and/or 'helpful' whining comments about how things ought to be!


In any event, the baby is born, and he is pretty damn big. Looking at his stance in this picture, and being a plush loving sort, I posted this on twitter and FB-

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