Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cute Animal Tuesday #13: Mouse Deer

In response to last week’s request to see mouse deer, which are not really either mice or deer, here is one, from Zooborns:

March 11 Zooborns mouse deer

 

And here are a mouse deer mother and baby, also from Zooborns. Zooborns has lots of interesting information about mouse deer under the “mouse deer” tag:

July 2010.jpg Zooborns mouse deer mom and baby

 

And here are three mouse deer from The Fabulous Web:

Mouse deer from thefabweb

 

There is also a lovely painting of two mouse deer by Sasitha Weerasinghe here, on Fine Art America.

Hey, this isn’t a mouse deer. It’s a deer mouse! How did that get in here? It gets to stay because it is cute, and so are its babies. It comes from funkman.org.

deermouse from funkman org

And another cute little mouse deer from Simon and Finn.

simonandfinn mouse deer

This week in the Slacktiverse, March 10th, 2013

(posted by chris the cynic, who is sorry about this being late)

The Blogaround

Catherine wrote:

Hi all,I was away last weekend, so missed out on sending you my goodies, such as they are. With this heat, and lots of long days at work, not much cooking is getting done, and I’ve been too sick to sing much…

On Cate’s Cates in the last fortnight, I’ve been to the Farmers’ Market and bought watermelons. I made cupcakes with blue curaçao icing for our work Ovarian Cancer Morning Teal, and reviewed Laura Florand’s gorgeous chocolate-and-Paris-themed romance, The Chocolate Thief. I started a new Vegetarian Food Challenge with an Easter Egg theme, and complained bitterly about vegetarian food at conferences. And today, I warded off the heat with raspberry and lavender lemonade, which is quite delicious, if I say so myself.

On Cate Sings, I’m falling in love again with The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation by Purcell – this is seriously one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written – go have a listen. I’ve also been listening to Glitter and Be Gay, and Ouvre ton Coeur, both of which ear-wormed me for three days straight, until even I was tired of them – you have been warned. And yesterday, I amused myself with some fairly scatological Mozart rounds, because they never get old…

Enjoy!

Storiteller considered the broader societal issues around her two favorite subjects this week.  In Yes We Can – Have Safe Bicycling for All, she explains why bicycling isn’t just a hobby for rich or middle class groups and in fact, is the only affordable transportation option for many people. Because everyone has the right to get back and forth to work safely, we as a society (she’s American, but it applies to all developed countries that lack it) need to support safe bicycle infrastructure and resources in all neighborhoods, no matter what the income of the folks living there.  In “I Get My Advice from the Advertising World,” she contemplates the wave of consumerism that’s sprung from the rising popularity of home gardening.  She talks about how she pushes back against the temptation to buy more and more by a Do-It-Yourself attitude and a few hard questions.

chris the cynic wrote:

This week I wrote I’m not well at the moment, which explains why I’ve been so bad at staying on top of things and also talks (first footnote) about the phenomenon in which one “hears” using parts of the body other than one’s ears. I shared an infographic comparing the cost of leaving the corporate jet loophole open vs cutting things that help real people which have been cut as a result of the sequester.

I wrote a bit of Snarky Twilight, specifically Bella pointing out in great detail by means of repeated examples how absurd it is that Edward couldn’t think of anything other than a food analogy. I also wrote what one would expect the van scene to be like if Alice actually used her power.

Things You Can Do

The Sierra Club believes there are a couple of things you can do, specifically:

Representative Alen Grayson is under the impression that the sequester can be solved in one sentence and you adding your name here would help with that.

Cynthia Dill believes that adding your name here could help those who have been sexually assaulted in the US military.

If this list seems extremely USA-centric that’s because it is. You can help make it less so in the future if you contribute to it with things that are not about the USA.

In Case You Missed This

No news here this week. Feel free to mention anything in the comments if you think of it!

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

Deconstruction Round Up, March 8th, 2013

(by the Slacktiverse; collected by froborr)

Happy International Women’s Day!.. Is what I would be saying, if I weren’t doing this post so late. That also means I don’t have time to switch over to only listing blogs that updated. Sorry!

Amarie: Amarie’s Dreamjournal

50 Shades of Gray (No index page, category, or tag)

Nothing new since last time.

Ana Mardoll: Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings

Multiple Deconstructions:

Apocalypse Review: Apocalypsereview’s Blog

Multiple Deconstructions:

Chris the Cynic: Stealing Commas

Multiple Deconstructions:

Clevernamepending: Something Short and Snappy

Fred Clark: Slacktivist

The Left Behind Series: First Post

Since last time: NRA: Not of this world

Froborr: My Little Po-Mo

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: First Post

Since last time: I’m just good with animals. It’s my special gift, you know. (A Bird in the Hoof)

RubyTea: Heathen Critique

Multiple Deconstructions:

InsertAuthorHere: Um… InsertAuthorHere

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:

Season 1 (complete)

Season 2 (complete)

Season 3 (ongoing)

Thoughts on Ponies (ongoing)

Justice_Turtle: ReadAllTheNewberys

Newbery winners / Honor Book: First post

Since last time: Newbery Medal: The Trumpeter of Krakow (Eric P. Kelly), Part 1

Mouse: Mouse’s Musings

Left Behind: The Kids: First Post

Since last time: The Ones that Got Away

 

Nathaniel: Politics, Prose and Other Things

Caves of Steel: First Post

Nothing new since last time.

Omskivar: Omskivar Reviews

Eragon: First Post
Since last time: No new posts since last time.

Philip Sandifer: TARDIS Eruditorum: A Psychochronography in Blue

Doctor Who: First Post

Since last time:
Time Can Be Rewritten 35 (Fear Itself)
Pop Between Realities, Home in Time for Tea 56 (The West Wing, 9/11)
Time Can Be Rewritten (The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)

Ross: A Mind Occasionally Voyaging

Captain Power: First Post

Nothing new since last time.

Yamikuronue: Raven Wings

Multiple Deconstructions:

Please comment or e-mail us if we’ve forgotten anybody or you have anyone to add. Or if any links are broken, or if the Cloister Bell goes off, or for more or less any reason really.

Cute Animal Wednesday: Kittens

(Posted by kisekileia.)

I was seriously stressed and busy on Tuesday, so the cute animals are going up today instead.

I’m keeping it simple this week: Here are adorable fuzzy kittens. All of them are from Instagram, so I don’t know who originally took the photos. I just know they’re adorable.

Nervous-looking kitty, posted by we_so_cute_. (Instagram link http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/406023152939287348_316525495)

kitten from we_so_cute_

And from ellie_the_alley_cat, aka Elizabeth Gonzalez, a compendium of cute fuzzy kittens. (Instagram link http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/406021315224337041_32973005)
Kitten from ellie_the_alley_cat

These kittens, from quiponherfeet (Keyona Mays), are just SO FUZZY. I love their cute little paws and how they’re snuggled together. (Instagram link http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/406015818253880774_178968474)
Kittens from quiponherfeet Keyona Mays

It’s okay, kitty! We’re friendly. (Posted by kolesova. Instagram link http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/405686387381799922_29731697)
Scared kitten from kolesova

I think the person who posted this next kitten, kitkate1999 (Kate Walker), is the one who took the picture, because she says she’s looking for homes for this little fuzzmeister and three others. Is anyone in South Carolina looking for a cat?

I promise there is a kitten in here, it’s just teeny tiny. (Instagram link http://statigr.am/p/406016328849550303_178631401)
Adoptable kitten from kitkate1999 Kate Walker

And here is a ridiculously adorable little bundle of fluff with cute little tiny stubby legs, posted by sam_ayye (Sam Pertsas): (Instagram link http://statigr.am/p/406015241369595226_196923754)

Fuzzy white kitten with stubby legs from sam_ayye Sam Pertsas

Lastly, here is a super-tiny kitten nestled safely in the arms (well, between the front legs, but you know what I mean) of a grown-up kitty that I’m guessing is the mama, posted by lukefubar (Luke Elliot). (Instagram link http://statigr.am/p/406013075521855370_279607358)

Kitten from lukefubar Luke Elliot

Is there anything people would particularly like to see on future Cute Animal Days? If so, please let me know in the comments.

Updated This week in the Slacktiverse, March 3, 2013

(posted by storiteller)

The Blogaround

Coleslaw wrote:

Well, I Thought It Was Funny when my four most read posts for the week, in order, made up a message. But then, I have a warped sense of humor.

Content Note: Sexism in Pop Culture
If you want to get away with crude jokes and songs at the Oscars, That’s the Way You Do It.

Content Note: Domestic Violence
My third post, Getting Dressed, is the second of two works that I once had published and got paid for. (Both were in newspapers that solicited essays from readers for their Lifestyles sections, so neither is that big a deal.) Its publication is one of the events I referred to in my blog post about how I was once the most dangerous person on earth.

Storiteller wrote about her experience attending a local free gardening conference last weekend in Growing Urban Agriculture at Rooting DC.  She particularly enjoyed how the conference not only offered great information about growing your own food, but reflected the increasing cultural, racial, and economic diversity of the needs and people participating in Washington D.C.’s local food movement.
chris the cynic wrote:
Trig wrote:

So this week in geek news I mentioned the Python trademark woes in Europe. In humour, I linked to a Texan take on Shelly’s “Ozimandias” and a political snark on Mitt Romney.

Content Note: Racism
I also put up two posts which mention race and racism. Fiction was forced on fact in the Liberation of Paris. Meanwhile in fiction, who is the default human being?

Things You Can Do

Storiteller says:

One of my friends from graduate school who is a long-time climate change protester was arrested last year with the group No Dash for Gas for sitting on top of a power station in non-violent protest. The British government is in the process of constructing 20 new natural gas fired power stations in collaboration with utilities that will be exempt from future restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions instead of investing in renewable energy. He fully expected to be arrested, but the new twist on it is that now the utility is trying to sue the protesters for £5m. To push back and get enough bad PR for the company to drop the suit, the No Dash for Gas Campaign been going on a media blitz, including trying to get more “likes” for their Facebook page than the utility has in total.

In Case You Missed This

No news here this week. Feel free to mention anything in the comments if you think of it!

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

Deconstruction Round Up, March 1st, 2013

(by the Slacktiverse; collected by froborr)

Like chris, I was going to make the changeover to just showing things updated in the last week this post, but I’m kind of in a hurry so no major changes today.

Amarie: Amarie’s Dreamjournal

50 Shades of Gray (No index page, category, or tag)

Nothing new since last time.

Ana Mardoll: Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings

Multiple Deconstructions:

Apocalypse Review: Apocalypsereview’s Blog

Multiple Deconstructions:

Chris the Cynic: Stealing Commas

Multiple Deconstructions:

Clevernamepending: Something Short and Snappy

50 Shades of Grey: First Post

Since last time: 50 Shades Darker Chapter 8 in which Erika decides Grey being a warlock is canon

Fred Clark: Slacktivist

The Left Behind Series: First Post

Since last time: NRA: Like there’s no tomorrow

Froborr: My Little Po-Mo

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: First Post

Since last time: We brought this blizzard to our home by fightin’ and not trustin’ each other. Now it’s destroyin’ this land, too. (Over a Barrel)

RubyTea: Heathen Critique

Multiple Deconstructions:

InsertAuthorHere: Um… InsertAuthorHere

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:

Season 1 (complete)

Season 2 (complete)

Season 3 (ongoing)

Thoughts on Ponies (ongoing)

Justice_Turtle: ReadAllTheNewberys

Newbery winners / Honor Book: First post

Since last time: Newbery Honor: Nicholas, A Manhattan Christmas Story (Annie Carroll Moore)

Mouse: Mouse’s Musings

Left Behind: The Kids: First Post

Since last time: Cultural Insensitivity Ahoy!

 

Nathaniel: Politics, Prose and Other Things

Caves of Steel: First Post

Nothing new since last time.

Omskivar: Omskivar Reviews

Eragon: First Post
Since last time: No new posts since last time.

Philip Sandifer: TARDIS Eruditorum: A Psychochronography in Blue

Doctor Who: First Post

Since last time:
I Said, “I Hope You Enjoy Your Meal.” (Minuet in Hell)
Pop Between Realities, Home in Time for Tea 55 (Coupling)
Orb Will Soon Show Him How It’s Done (EarthWorld)

Ross: A Mind Occasionally Voyaging

Captain Power: First Post

Nothing new since last time.

Yamikuronue: Raven Wings

Multiple Deconstructions:

Please comment or e-mail us if we’ve forgotten anybody or you have anyone to add. Or if any links are broken, or if we’ve been declared princesses for figuring out a spell ancient wizards couldn’t, or for more or less any reason really.

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