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29 Aug 11:11

It's A Boy! Baby Giraffe Born At Auckland Zoo

by Andrew Bleiman
allie

THAT SLEEPING POSITION EHEHEHE

11893970_10153106151701984_8230317602288156455_oEarly in the morning on August 21, a baby Rothschild’s Giraffe was born at New Zealand’s Auckland Zoo!

The male calf was born to mother Kiraka and father Zabulu.  This is the second calf for Kiraka and the first male calf to be born at the zoo since 2010.

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Photo Credit:  Auckland Zoo

For now, Kiraka and her calf are behind the scenes bonding, but the staff expects them to join the herd in the exhibit soon.

Baby Giraffes are born while the mother is standing, and fall six feet to the ground.  The fall breaks the umbilical cord and induces the newborn to take its first breath.  Mom immediately begins licking her baby, and the calf attempts to stand within the first hour of birth.  Shortly afterward, the calf will begin to nurse.  These instincts are important to a calf's survival in the wild.  If the calf can’t get up and move right away, it could fall prey to hungry hyenas or lions.

Once believed to be plentiful across Africa, Giraffes are now known to be in serious decline.  Of the nine subspecies of Giraffes, two are listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature – including the Rothschild’s Giraffe.  Threats come from loss and fragmentation of habitat.  Giraffes have already become extinct in seven African countries.   

30 Aug 03:32

Citizen complaint of the day: I don't care if it's called Sweet-N-Nasty

by adamg

See it larger (if you have smelling salts handy).

A shocked citizen was shocked to see that the window display for Sweet-N-Nasty on Mass. Ave. in the Back Bay, which specializes in X-rated cakes and chocolates, was filled with the sorts of items one might expect to find in the window of a store that specializes in X-rated cakes and chocolates.

"Totally offensive," was all the outraged citizen could muster before hitting submit on his or her 311 app and, no doubt, swooning to the ground.

28 Aug 20:30

Vogue Japan: Caroline’s Symphony

by Tom and Lorenzo
allie

ATTN KENNY

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Model: Caroline Trentini
Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura
Stylist: Anna Dello Russo
Hair: Andrew Guida
Makeup: Jessica Nedza

 

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28 Aug 14:30

Crap in the dog food

by admin

28 Aug 16:18

Lindsay Lohan Went On A Naked Rampage After A Wedding In Italy

by Michael K
allie

"The source says she...played Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” over and over again."

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Lindsay Lohan, the Blanche DuBois of washed-up messes (because she always depends on the kindness of rich Arab men), is still living the high life in Europe and people are still inviting her to things. LiLo was a guest at the wedding of Justin Etzin (the ambassador of tourism for the Seychelles) and model Lana Zakocela in Florence, and she immediately brought the foolery by showing up in a white dress. LiLo told everyone the dress once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. I think LiLo’s getting her Taylors confused. I think she meant that she stole the dress from a Lord & Taylor.

Page Six says that during the ceremony LiLo behaved like the polite swan we all know her to be by painting her nails and looking at her phone. The source says that LiLo checked out of the reception early and when she got back to her villa, she stripped down to her naked body and ran around while saying that someone drugged her drink.

The wedding was a 4-day long party and at one event, which had an Eyes Wide Shut theme, LiLo was the DJ. The source says she yelled at some trick for taking a picture of her, spoke in a British accent and played Brandy and Monica’sThe Boy Is Mine” over and over again. LiLo also claimed someone stole her jewelry. (SPOILER ALERT: It was Lindsay. Lindsay even steals her own jewelry.)

A rep for Justin Etzin claims that all of the above did not happen.

Most weddings are boring, but I’d go to any wedding that LiLo was a guest at. Who cares about the bouquet toss and listening to the best man slobber out some cheesy speech. I’d much rather watch LiLo run around naked while screaming in a British accent about how someone stole her necklace as hos in masks fucked around her (that’s what they mean by an “Eyes Wide Shut theme” right?) and “The Boy Is Mine” played on a loop.

P.S. – Playing “The Boy Is Mine” ten times in a row at someone else’s wedding is one of the funniest things LiLo has ever done. We already knew this, but now we really know to never accuse LiLo of having shame.

Pic: Instagram

28 Aug 19:00

In Love

by admin

27 Aug 07:40

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26 Aug 17:27

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17 Aug 22:00

Worst Neighbor Award

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13 Aug 13:19

Your Friend Mayonnaise

by Mary Kelly
allie

don't make an incorrect salad.

Correct Salads for All Occasions
General Foods Corporation
1931

We haven’t featured an old cookbook in a while so I was glad I found this little gem in my library travels. I think the idea that a salad could be “correct” or “not correct” was a bit interesting. I found out from the chef inside that hostesses need to match the proper salad to the proper occasion. (By the way, the chef doesn’t seem to have a name, but he looks like Snidely Whiplash.) Unlike some of our other cookbooks, these are illustrated with drawings rather than photographs and the dishes don’t look nearly as awful as black and white photos might be.

Mayonnaise for everyone!

Mary

More retro cooking:

Be a better housewife

It’s Congealed!

Be Bold with Bananas

Mmmmm Meat

Spry?

18 Aug 15:09

Endangered Wallaby Joeys Emerge at Taronga Zoo

by Andrew Bleiman
allie

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1_Wallaby Joey (2) Photo by Paul Fahy

Two tiny Brush-tailed Rock-Wallaby joeys have emerged from their mother's pouches at Taronga Zoo, continuing its successful breeding program for the endangered species.

2_Wallaby Joey (9) Photo by Paul Fahy

3_Wallaby Joey (12) Photo by Paul Fahy

4_Wallaby Joey (16) Photo by Paul FahyPhoto Credits: Paul Fahy / Taronga Zoo

A female joey has started peeking out from mother Mica’s pouch in the Zoo’s Platypus Pools exhibit, delighting keepers and keen-eyed visitors.

“She’s still quite shy, but we’re starting to see her little face more and more. Mica likes to find a nice spot to rest in the sun and the joey will often pop its head out to look around,” said Keeper, Tony Britt-Lewis.

At five months of age, the joey will likely spend another month inside the pouch, before venturing outside to explore its surroundings.

The joey is one of two Brush-tailed Rock-Wallabies to emerge in the past week. Another of the Zoo’s breeding group, Ruby, is also carrying a joey.

Once abundant and widespread across the rocky country of southeastern Australia, Brush-tailed Rock-Wallabies (Petrogale penicillata) are now listed as an endangered species in New South Wales. They are classified as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Brush-tailed Rock-Wallaby population has declined by up to 97% in the last 130 years.

Brush-tailed Rock-Wallabies have called Australia home for millennia. They are found nowhere else on earth and are a unique part of Australia’s natural heritage. “Brushies” were once common in all of Eastern Australia, and they numbered over half a million individuals. In the 19th century, Brushies were hunted by humans for their fur (now outlawed), but today they are still killed by predators, such as: foxes, feral dogs, and cats. They also face competition from introduced species such as goats and of course, a loss of habitat due to farming, weed invasion and the generally expanding human population. They’re vulnerable to introduced diseases and suffer from a lower overall genetic health, due to the increasing isolation of colonies.

Taronga Zoo is working with the Office of Environment and Heritage on a coordinated program to help the recovery of the species.

More incredible pics, below the fold!

5_Wallaby Joey (13) Photo by Paul Fahy

6_Wallaby Joey (14) Photo by Paul Fahy

7_Wallaby Joey (6) Photo by Paul Fahy

8_Wallaby Joey (7) Photo by Paul Fahy

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10_Wallaby Joey (3) Photo by Paul Fahy

11_Wallaby Joey (5) Photo by Paul Fahy

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20 Aug 20:00

Meow you go to jail

by admin
allie

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29 Jul 14:30

Nah, I’m cool.

by admin

23 Jun 13:00

Jamaica Plain May Get a New Burrito Shop

by Jacqueline Cain

Chilacates looks to bring Mexican food to Armory Street.

A new Mexican restaurant is seeking a food license to open up shop at 224 Armory St. in Jamaica Plain. Chilacates, with manager Socrates Abreu, has a hearing with the Boston licensing board on Thursday.

Chilacates is seeking a 10-seat counter at the shop that most recently housed the Dominican Armory Restaurant. Predominantly, Chilacates would serve walk-up and take-out customers. The establishment is seeking permission for a beverage cooler inside, without beer or wine. If approved, Chilacates could be open from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

A fledgling Instagram profile shows Chilacates has been in the works for nearly a year, with two posts from 44 weeks ago. The posts indicate Chilacates, which is the name of a pepper found extensively in Jalisco, Mexico, will focus on burritos. The company has registered the domain chilacates.com but hasn't created a website yet.

Last week, interior designer Ivory & Bone shared a photo of antique tin, pictured, which apparently will be used to build Chilacates' counter.

23 Jul 13:18

Assault and battery with a dangerous iced coffee reported at South Station

by adamg
allie

Me

Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:

Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."

I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.

The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.

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24 Jul 16:06

Blind, Orphaned Red Fox Kit at Buttonwood Park Zoo

by Andrew Bleiman

 

18 Jul 03:30

T bus driver pulls to side of road - to buy all his passengers some lemonade

by adamg

WBZ reports a Route 35 driver spotted a lemonade stand some kids were running on Centre Street in West Roxbury and pulled over and bought his seven passengers lemonade.

08 Jul 13:54

elizabitchtaylor: back-then: Sorority girls, University of...

by annagoldfarb


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09 Jul 13:01

Jog your way out of Hell

by Mary Kelly

Jogging With Jesus
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Remember how Satan wants you to be fat? Now we have Jesus wanting you to lace up those trainers and join him jogging. Remember, Satan is sitting on the Hellmouth with cookies, liquor and all sorts other temptations to make you unhealthy. Satan also loathes exercise and is hell bent on keeping you a couch potato. (TV is part of this devil bargain as well.) Generally, the exercise is mild and the tips are probably okay, but he advises against any medical check because its just “gentle” exercise. No big deal. So put down the remote and those cookies. Jog with Jesus and start running AWAY from Satan. Stylish track suit optional.

 

Mary

 

More helpful tips on Satan:

Satan for Kids  and Satan for Kids part 2 (You need to see this book to believe it. It is real.)

Science or Religion

Ozzy made me do it!

The Devil Made Me Do It


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08 Jul 09:44

WIWW: Maxi Vest

by Amy Bunch
allie

Today we are having 19 Celtics weather.

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Happy Wednesday Everyone. Today we are having 19 Celtics weather. That is 67 Fahrenheit. Which I'm loving.  The past week we have been having 37 Celtics weather. Which is 99 Fahrenheit.

Don't get me wrong I love warm weather but living in Europe mean no A/C.  So there for I have been living like a vampire all that week. What I mean is that I had all the windows shut with the rollden(metal blinds) shut.  With all the fan in the house on high. Just to keep it cool in the house. Which it was much cool in the house then outside. 

Since it a cooler out today. I decide to do some layering. Just because its summertime doesn't mean you can't layer. I pulled out one of my favorite maxi vest and put it over my 3/4 sleeved black shirt.  Since today is Wednesday. You know I can't leave pink out of my outfit. So I add a pink cami and earring to finish off the outfit. Which with outfit made the prefect outfit to run some errand in downtown this morning. 

*Picture taken at the Heidnmauer(heathens wall)* Which you can read more about in this post

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Shopping My Closet

linking up to Sydney Fashion Hunter

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

30 Jun 22:22

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23 Jun 18:24

Singer of the Day: Boy Wows Crowd at Karaoke with Pitch Perfect Whitney Houston Cover

by TDW
allie

I LOVE KARAOKE

Someone get this kid a recording contract!

Not much is know about this clip of a young man belting out Whitney Houston’s single “I Have Nothing”song from the film “The Bodyguard.”

But one thing is for sure, he’s got a pretty amazing voice, and the audience in attendance at the outdoor karaoke event sure seems to enjoy it.

Here’s the original video below for comparison.

Another young singer named Lin Yu Chun captivated the world several years ago with his version of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on a Taiwanese version of “American Idol.”

The post Singer of the Day: Boy Wows Crowd at Karaoke with Pitch Perfect Whitney Houston Cover appeared first on The Daily What.

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24 Jun 19:40

Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime

by Elise
Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, Lime

Hot days are here! Today we are cooling off with a crisp watermelon salad with a southwestern flair. It’s sort of a spin off of a classic watermelon salad with feta and mint, but with cotija instead of feta, and cilantro in place of the mint.

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25 Jun 16:30

Parking Level: Wal-Mart

by admin
allie

That looks like a New Hampshire license plate

16 Jun 09:47

Tough it out Tuesday: Weight lose Update

by Amy Bunch
allie

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weight loss update

Hello Everyone.  I'm back with another Tough it out Tuesday.  This month update will be short one.  Since I  don't have much to say.  Back in January I  told you all that I lost 3 pounds.  As off this month I'm down 9.1 pounds. 

The last month I have been doing a low carb diet and still am . Which I do have a cheat day once a week. Over all I have not missed eating bread and high crab food items.   

For drinks I mainly drink water. I will also drink tea as well. I plan on doing a what I eat post soon. 

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY. 

22 Jun 21:58

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Because news cameras are apparently only there if looting and protests are mentioned, here are some shots from the march for peace in Charleston yesterday. In case you missed it, thousands marched to Ravenel Bridge, holding hands in prayer and unity. Yet this doesn’t make news, but an interview with the killer’s friend does. all photos from Twitter

23 Jun 05:09

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22 Jun 14:00

Portland Trash Core Band Outed as Three Raccoons with a Drum Machine

by ihatebillconway

PORTLAND, Ore. –  Portland Police responded to a series of noise complaints this weekend and unknowingly broke up the much anticipated record release party of local band Stink Bandits, outing the hyped-up group as nothing more than three raccoons and a drum machine.

“In a joint operation with the Southeast Animal Control, Portland City Police officers investigated an abandoned building in relation to a noise and smell complaint from neighborhood residents. When officers arrived, there was an abnormally large pile of garbage on the front yard separating a crowd of punks from the band. After scaling the massive wall of rubbish, officers and animal handlers discovered the music was being performed by a small group of feral raccoons, who release music in the form of limited edition cassette tapes under the name Stink Bandits,” said a police spokesperson.

In recent months, Stink Bandits have been the pioneers of a new movement known as ‘Trash Core'; followers of the movement promote, according to their website, “musical chaos, dumpster diving, and washing your hands before you eat.” The band also remained committed to playing only outdoor or semi-outdoor venues, playing behind makeshift screens, which were later revealed to be plastic bags spread between trash cans.

One Stink Bandits fan took the news particularly hard.

“About 9 months ago I hit a raccoon with my car. Around that same time Stink Bandits took a hiatus and now I am afraid I killed a member of my favorite band,” Taylor Allen said while attempting to hold back tears.

Authorities are shocked that fans of the group were unaware the musicians they loved were in fact disease-infested scavengers.

“As officers, little surprises us during an arrest, we had presumed this was a typical southeast gaze of raccoons. We had no idea that this group were local celebrities. I still don’t know how they figured out how to program a drum machine,” said officer Mike Stephens.

Inside of the building, police discovered what appears to be a band practice space with crude instruments and a zine printing press.

Stink Bandits are currently being held at the Multnomah Animal Shelter, but are scheduled to be released into Mount Tabor to complete their city-wide Trashcan Tipping Tour soon — maybe even tonight.

Article by Justin Lentz.

The post Portland Trash Core Band Outed as Three Raccoons with a Drum Machine appeared first on The Hard Times.