“It’s embarrassing,” Mr. Rose said...
“It’s just like, are we doing this, or not?” Mr. Rose said of his bedside table. And according to The Gray Lady, Mr. Rose is not alone in his uncertainty. “I have a complicated relationship with the bedside table. I want it to be something that’s somewhat serene.” Robin Standefer, NYT Aw, girl, don’t we all? Like, sometimes I text my bedside table, and by...
It was a really big coup to get him on the Critter...
The New York Times reports that the New York Botanical Garden’s foray into surveillance is finally paying off: a beaver was caught by wildlife intelligence yesterday “engaging in beaverish behavior.” The only question? Which of the city’s two known beavers was behaving so beaverishly. “Though there is no way to tell whether the beaver is Justin or José, Ms....
With his multiple chins and doleful expression,...
Mitik may be a 15-week-old Alaskan orphan, but inside this country walrus beats the heart of a city walrus. “If Mit is resting with his head on my lap, sucking my fingers, looking sweetly into my eyes, and Pak comes anywhere near us, he pops up, yells at Pak and tries to head-butt him,” she said. “Then he’ll turn to me and be all cuddly again. We say he is small, but scrappy — the perfect New...
It’s a shame that it’s come to this
Now, Mr. Oesch tends a herd of dairy cattle and carries a smartphone wherever he goes. Occasionally he gets an SMS from one of his cows. According to the NYT, Swiss cows are sexting Swiss farmers to let them know when they are in the mood for some NSA bovine action. Modern cows: so casual! The sensor implanted in the genitals of Fiona or Bella (favorite names for Swiss cows) measures body...
I’ll never forget how Julian made salad that...
…recalls a rhapsodic groom. “He took the wet lettuce, put it in a pillowcase and spun it dry. I had never seen anyone dry lettuce like that before; I thought it was very ingenious.” For the happy couple, these truly are their salad days.
Other newly acquired high-tech equipment includes...
“The camera allows officers to see what is happening and who might be lurking in dark areas like some parts of the subterranean system, the police said. In the event of an accident or a terrorist act, dogs with cameras might be able to get to spaces that officers cannot.” Abigail Meisel, the NYT Continuing their methodical takeover of the NYPD with Teutonic efficiency, a new...
You want to leave the cat feeling confident
Tail up, head up, he ran along trails, stepped on logs and crashed through twigs. That cat was walking. Stephanie Clifford, the NYT “Taking my cat to the park is a great outing, and if Mac is never going to trot alongside me as I walk to brunch, that’s O.K. He is a cat, after all, and I’ve learned that means he’ll only do what he wants to do.” Boy, it seems like leash training...
“Study of a Hydrant, 2011"
The resulting photos offer a look at the world from a dog’s point of view — a lot of “feet and fire hydrants,” said Sean Bryan, a group creative director at McCann Erickson New York Stuart Elliot, the NYT Making it as an art photographer is like, really hard. You get your BFA and then maybe also your MFA and then actually you just take headshots of aspiring actors/high school seniors and...
If you’re thinking of proposing to your beloved using Groupon, you’d better establish some habits ahead of time. “He kept me up all night, making me drink iced tea with dinner and giving me shoulder rubs to keep me awake,” Ms. Burck said, “and then we went on Groupon, which is something we always do.” The New York Times Because the couple that gets Up to 56% Off on Eyebrow...
The Hungarian Spirit
Dr. Erno Hollo, 52, of the Basking Ridge Animal Hospital in New Jersey, has raised Mangalitsas on five acres at his home for three years and says they have few veterinary needs… “They like the freedom to roam around,” he said. “They have the Hungarian spirit.” Glenn Collins, NYT
pets AND weddings
Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) After the ceremony, guests sipped mojitos while watching a sea lion feeding and a training session led by animal keepers, with the newlyweds as M.C.’s. Nearby, wild cats and tamarin monkeys were treated to wedding favors of dead mice and mealworms — all thanks to that anonymous rock hyrax. The “goofy” groom (likes Jurassic Park III, microwaves...
Or other working, herding or sporting breeds with...
Unemployment continues to rise (Heyo class of 2010!) That is, if you’re a person. If you’re a dog, the future’s looking flush. The NYT reports that dogs, unlike interns, increase office productivity: Mr. Honts found that those who had had a dog to slobber and pounce on them ranked their team-mates more highly on measures of trust, team cohesion and intimacy than those who...
When she’s not around me I’m a little bored
…quoth the understated groom. And from the bride: “…he brought me a dozen long-stemmed roses and a glass penguin. How could I resist? How indeed? Suitors, take note.
Likes his pencil sharpened, intellectually
(Matthew Staver for The New York Times) Mr. Lloyd said he enjoys projects that “sharpen my pencil intellectually.” Also, it should be noted: This bride and groom made it to the altar despite the horror of separate law schools! Moreover, one was, like, totally public.