I was looking for a tug-of-war stuffie for Ashley and saw a sloth one. She loves it. I think she may just hang on to it forever. 📷🐕
It would probably be too much to add on to my busy schedule of Esperanto group meetings, and yet I imagine re-founding the Megatherium Club.
They spent their weekdays in the rigorous and exacting work of describing and classifying species. But their nights were spent in revelry.
Source: Megatherium Club – Wikipedia
At least I don’t need to distance myself socially from my sloth pillow.
Our collection of giant microbe stuffies does not include a coronavirus, but it does include Ralph, our rhinovirus stuffie, the blue guy on the far right (next to Yoko, our brewer’s yeast). A coronovirus probably looks pretty similar to a rhinovirus.
My sloth pillow has been moved from being on display in the living room to its highest and best location: On the window seat in the study. #mbfeb
Sloth magnetic poem of the day:
I need to improve my drawing
I need to improve my drawing skills enough to draw a recognizable raccoon and opossum. I will then do a series of comics in which brave opossums hold off the raccoon threat, with the help of an occasional hedgehog, sloth, and slug.
Edited to add: And a box turtle. Box turtles are also on the side of right and good.
Sloth claws are not
Sloth claws are not—as in many other species—essentially long, hard fingernails, but are actually the sloth’s protruding finger bones http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170428-why-sloths-do-not-get-crusty-eyes-from-all-the-sleeping
For the second year in a row, my sweetie bought me a sloth calendar to hang in the study!
Doctor Emery’s Nightmares
If you’re a fan of anime-influenced art jam-packed with memey goodness, I’ve got a treat for you: Doctor Emery’s Nightmares.
[Update 2013-12-06: Doctor Emery’s Nightmares is back! I’d take the original link down when the site was taken over by some advertising crap. Now Doctor Emery has a new tumblr site, so I’m pointing there.]
When it comes to physical objects, I’m at least a generation behind the cool kids. (I not only still have an iPod, my iPod still has a hard drive.) But when it comes to internet memes, I figure I’m only two or three steps behind. I mean, I read BoingBoing. I have an account on Reddit! Even so, I usually have to visit Know Your Meme two or three times for every one of Emily Mongeau’s comics.
But if that’s not you—if you already know your memes—then you’ll find Emily’s comics great fun. And if, like me, you’re a few steps back on your memes, you can still enjoy the art.
Oh, and I should also mention: Emily drew the picture I’ve been using for my favicon for a while now. It’s a picture of my totemic animal: the sloth.
Here it is in slightly less faviconic form. Have you ever seen such a handsome creature?