Tag Archives: anthropomorphism

Doggles

Doggles

Hi guys! Did you miss me?

I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus. But not to worry, I’m still here, being amused and delighted by the small things in life.

Like, for example, Doggles. Now, I did not know that this superb invention existed until last week when my good friend Mr. Fox (that’s President Fox to you) texted to let me know that he had just run into a dog wearing goggles. He tried to snap a photo for me but alas the good fellow had continued on his merry way by that point and the Fox didn’t want to harass him on the street like a paparazzo.

Fortunately there are many photos of Doggles online.

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Be cool, dudes!

Pickles in Party Hats

I mean really…what else is there to say?

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Lolcats

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You guys, I know that cats have been ruling the internet since…well, basically since its inception. Or at least, ever since the whole government/military experiment era ended and everyone dropped the pretense that the internet is ‘for science’ (obviously it is for downloading free music and/or following celebrity feuds on twitter). But anyways, I am totally new to the lolcat party! Seriously, I know it’s hard to believe, but I really wasn’t aware of this phenomenon until I read an article about it in Vanity Fair (of course) a while back. You’ll be happy to know though that I’m making up for my years of ignorance by googling lolcat pics as often as possible these days and texting them to a friend of mine to underscore/complement whatever subject we’re conversing about at the time (possibly earning myself the title of Most Annoying Friend ever, but amusing me to no end). There really is a lolcat for every occasion. I also factored them into my final project for my JavaScript class! (Predicted grade = F minus).

Anyway, here are a few that make me laugh. Enjoy!

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Strawberry Pop Tarts

THIS CAT HAS A POP TART FOR A BODY!!!!
A STRAWBERRY POP TART!!!!!!!

Do you ever suspect that the world might be a much happier place if more things were just made out of strawberry pop tarts? Just putting the idea out there…I mean, I think this could be a real solution to society’s many ailments.

Crows Sipping Martinis

I think it obviously goes without saying that a crow should never be without a martini in hand…

stoned crow

Doesn’t it just seem like the world would be a better place, if this was the status quo?

I Want My Hat Back

A Boy And His Frog

Konn

Konn: just chillin'

My nephew T is one and a half years old. His best friend right now is a little stuffed frog named Konn (the Estonian translation for ‘frog’). Konn goes everywhere with him. When T reads a book, he holds it up so that Konn can read along with him. When they’re in the car, T puts Konn’s face up to the window so that Konn can see what’s going on in the outside world. I went out for a walk today with my brother and T, and when we stopped in at a coffee shop T thoughtfully fed Konn some pieces of his croissant (he didn’t seem to notice that Konn wasn’t actually eating any of them).

There’s just something so amazing about the way that little kids think stuffed animals are real. I remember feeling that way when I was young. I mean, just because something isn’t alive doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a personality, even if it’s only a construct of your imagination. I love that kids can so freely assign human attributes to inanimate objects. In T’s mind, he and Konn are the same, equals. When I hang out with T, Konn seems real to me too, and that makes me happy. Sometimes it’s nice to see the world through the eyes of a one and a half year old — a world in which it seems perfectly plausible that frogs like going for walks, reading books, and eating croissants.