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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and plenty of them are really good. Here are the best of the bunch. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles, plenty of the good. Here are the best of the bunch for your reading enjoyment. See more »

An Adorable and Heartbreaking Gallery of Cute Animals In Casts

 An Adorable and Heartbreaking Gallery of Cute Animals In Casts

Somehow these are adorable. Just absolutely adorable. See more »

A Gallery of Extremely Hip Anthropomorphized Animals

 A Gallery of Extremely Hip Anthropomorphized Animals

Artist Kim Nguyen has a way of illustrating animals as hip and edgy humans. Check out his Anthros series here. See more »

16 Animals Behaving Like Humans

 16 Animals Behaving Like Humans

Just go ahead and try not to anthropomorphize these animals - you can't do it! See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read a ton of stuff. Here is the best of the bunch for your enjoyment. See more »

 The Fraudulent Chicanery of the Professional Wildlife Photographer

A Norwegian wildlife photographer living and working in Sweden has had a rough few weeks, though deservedly. The photog, Terje Hellese, was cold busted using Photoshop to doctor his photos. Apparently, he would shoot an exotic locale to use as a backdrop and cut and pasted images of lynxes he grabbed from stock photo websites. Were Hellese just some photographer, this would be a big deal, tantamount to a writer from the Toledo Blade blatantly plagiarizing another reporter's work. But Hellese is not just some photographer. See more »

 Florida Did Not Accidentally Outlaw Sex; or, How Slow Weekend News Cycles Work

(Please excuse the subject matter; this post is on media criticism, not really on illegal and corrupt sex acts.) Infrequent, it is when the topic of zoophilia makes the news cycle. Which is what makes the news cycle during the second weekend in May 2011 remarkable. Zoophilia, the clinical term for the more vulgar term bestiality (vulgar being a less common term for common), was all over the place in the last news cycle. See more »

 Internet Hunt: Animals Adopting Other Animals

A recent story in the Metro UK about a Polish goose named Buttons who has become a caretaker to a blind dog named Baks reminded me of all of those other similar stories of animals adopting other animals. Buttons has decided that Baks will live, live!, and leads Baks around their shared yard, either by using her long neck to guide the dog or by honking in the direction Baks should walk. See more »

 On the Coinciding of Norman Borlaug and Pain-Free Animals

I've come to believe that there's some sort of connective tissue between events and living things that lies just beyond sensible perception. Sometimes a glimpse is afforded for only an astoundingly clear moment and our understanding of what's just been realized fades into gauze and then nothingness, despite how hard we may grasp at it to maintain our hold. At other times it remains in plain sight, but our understanding of what we're looking at simply falters. Kind of like how the first person to behold a dead fish must have puzzled over it. There it is, smelly and shiny and not moving, but what the heck is it? Eventually, we came up with a word for it -- fish -- and with a name, it became mundane. A dead fish, now, is a dead fish, nothing more. See more »