I hate to spoil it for all you folks on my Christmas list, but I can’t wait to share what I’m getting everyone for Christmas. I have considered in the past making a pact with myself to purchase every single Christmas gift at convenience stores. I’m not doing that this year, maybe next year (I can see you squirming with excitement already).
However, I have found the perfect gift for every single person on my list. From plant lovers to patriots, I’ve got you covered.
It’s the Obama Chia Pet from the Proud to be American Chia series.
Or maybe you’d rather have the Statue of Liberty Chia with the “ever-glowing flame.”
Feeling a bit more revolutionary, there’s the George Washington Chia.
There’s also an Abraham Lincoln Chia edition, but I can’t understand why they didn’t manufacture it where Lincoln’s beard will also grow green plants. Only his hair grows. Shouldn’t Abe be wearing a stovepipe hat to cover his hair, leaving his chin as the best spot for luxurious growing greenery?
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Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Chia Obama, Chia pets, commercials, George Washington, growing, odd, plants, squirrels, Statue of Liberty, television, unusual gifts, weird gifts
I spotted this on Saturday in Paris, Tennessee and I think it applies to me.
Hear some Squirrel Power.
Squirrel punk rock at its finest.
Posted in animals, freaky animals, music, My Legion, Pop Culture
Tagged anarchy, iPod, music, punk rock, punk squirrels, Squirrel Power, squirrels
In case you didn’t know, today – January 21 – is Squirrel Appreciation Day.
All hail the Squirrel Queen.
In honor of the day, drop a few extra snacks in the park and slow down when you see one of my legion strolling in the street.
Or check out these squirrels of the World Wide Web.
Personally, I will seize the day.
Thanks to my pal Badger for the original drawing.
It’s Wobbly the Dancing Squirrel.
Actually, though, I believe it’s Wobbly the Squirrel with Parkinson’s Disease. Can squirrels get Parkinson’s?
This just doesn’t look normal to me.
Maybe he’s been eating fermented fruit like the drunk squirrel I posted another time.
Don’t mess with my legion.
I’ve shown you before that they’ve got some made squirrel-fu skills.
Now, they’ve combined that with a fierce maternal nature.
Check out this momma squirrel vs. dastardly dog encounter with a baby squirrel at stake.
Slightly Warped has the whole sequence of photos from danger to squirrel rescue.
Hat tip to Some Geek In Tennessee
Posted in animals, dogs, family, freaky animals, nature, ouch
Tagged maternal instincts, nature, ouch, squirrel dog fight, squirrel mom rescues baby squirrel, squirrel rescue, squirrels, weird animals
Here’s a story for those of you vegging out after munching on Thanksgiving day leftovers.
The Toronto Star has a story about an ancient marijuana stash found near Turpan in northwestern China. The marijuana is believed to be 2,700 years old – the oldest ever found – and is believed to have been buried in the tomb of a shaman for medicinal or psychoactive purposes, not for clothing or food.
Here’s why squirrels shouldn’t Just Say No to dope.
Posted in animals, My Legion, weird
Tagged ancient Chinese marijuana, China marijuana, Chinese marijuana, marijuana, pot, squirrel marijuana, squirrels, weed, weird news, why squirrels shouldn't smoke marijuana
It wasn’t that long ago that Squirrel Queen proved her legion was taking over the planet by making the screen cap above. Squirrels dominated the news on Yahoo.
Today PopFi is having a squirrel fest.
The fun site (yes, I know some folks who post over there, just to be fair) has a story about a robot squirrel and a pic of an acorn lover getting a big wet french kiss from a giraffe.
First the Innertubes and then the world.
(Cue maniacal laugh)
So Valentine’s Day has come and gone.
My favorite person made it home from a business trip in time to share a few hours with me on the day for romance and love.
That was the best news and the best gift.
Good news not quite of that magnitude, but still pretty cool, is the fact that all that candy that didn’t leave the shelves to be delivered to lovers on the 14th of February is going to be drastically marked down on the 15th.
Giant boxes of chocolates, novelty candy with goofy missives attached and those heart-shaped bits of chalk with corny sayings printed on them are all waiting to be taken home by a thrifty shopper with a sweet tooth.
Now, there’s no way on earth to eat more than two of those foul candy hearts without getting a build-up in your mouth equivalent to licking the chalk rail attached to the blackboard in elementary school in the days before the prevalence of dry-erase marker technology.
So what to do with all those leftover candy hearts?
How about a little experiment? How about finding out what happens to these when you stick them in the oven. It’s been done and there’s a whole tutorial on it.
I wrote about this yesterday over at my new gig at PopFi (thanks Adams).
Go grab a shopping cart, load it up with marked-down treats, head home and do your best Mr. Wizard imitation while doing the Mad Scientist Mmmwwaaahhhhaaahhhhaaa laugh the entire time.
Posted in candy is dandy, food, hearts flutter, holidays, The Tubes
Tagged bargains, Candy hearts, chocolate, hearts, holidays, squirrels, Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.
Yep, that’s right.
Even in the squirrel kingdom, we celebrate the day set aside for love and romance.
Come on. It’s not that far-fetched.
Haven’t you ever heard of chocolate-covered nuts?
That’s a squirrel invention.