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The horror of the unblinking yawner.

November 5th, 2011 by

Cats make the biggest face when they yawn.

It's awesome.

Except when sometimes it goes wrong.

Cricket's yawn.

From the Tumblr account of Yuko Ota, one of the two behind the mighty webcomic Johnny Wander:

Cricket yawning. Photoshop doodle.

When the kitten yawns, she looks positively fiendish. I am not kidding, the face she makes straddles the line between disturbingly cute and disturbingly otherworldly. Do cats usually not close their eyes when they yawn? I think Rook closes his eyes when he yawns. Maybe Cricket is some sorta changeling.

Cats' yawns take up their whole head, their whole face.

The Deftones knew that. Hence what was on the cover for their 1995 single "Bored."

Deftones' cover for their single Bored

Here's the video for that song.

And the next time a cat yawns near you... watch.

Whether we like it or not.

October 12th, 2011 by


(Via Nedroid.com.)

Excellent comic strip Pictures For Sad Children escapes into the outside world

June 5th, 2010 by

Pictures For Sad Children is an excellent, sometimes terribly sad, most-times painfully funny comic strip. The writing is singular, and the subject matter is often dark dark dark yet it'll unerringly strike chords with you-the-reader. Recommended.

And now it has escaped into the outside world.

1: so how's your quiet desperation going? 2: shhhhh

From PFSC's site:

decided to give this a try, it is about 5' by 10', it is strange to work very large

A Softer World #560: Dig!

May 27th, 2010 by

A Softer World # 560

A Softer World is sometimes brutal and sometimes brutally heartfelt. Sometimes agonizingly funny and sometimes dealing an unexpected blow. Whatever tact they're after on any particular day, no one does what they do quite the way they do it. Thoroughly recommended.

Polar Bear's Dirge: dragoninstall's Aloha to Lost

May 23rd, 2010 by

Tonight, the series finale of Lost will air.

Marking the show's ending, dragoninstall -- creator of the gleefully incoherent webcomic series Shitcomic -- created this eulogizing picture featuring Lost's famous polar bear.

Polar bear's dirge.

From dragoninstall's posting:

The feeling is hard to place, it's like both going to your best friend's wedding which is stacked with a colossal buffet, but while you're stuffing your face with food a funeral is happening. Not that I think death is all that bad, however...I am stocked full of food for tonight.

The last 5 years of my life, I think I expended at least 25% of my energy thinking, watching, or reading about Lost or literature both closely and distantly related. I know it's the finale tonight, but it hasn't sunk in yet. The motor memory of visiting sites like Lostpedia and Darkufo is going to stay there for a long while after, let alone the absence of the usual weekly podcast with Darlton. Withdrawal is imminent. This picture isn't much, but it's a funny reference to something in the show that I wondered about for a good while. Lost deserves much MUCH more for how much I personally got out of following the show, but I'm happy I was able to at least spare some time to crank something out. Not much else to say. Only a few more hours.... See you in another life, brutha.

This one is for Seth, and Lost fans the world over (and other worlds, too).

(Via LJ/dragoninstall.)

Do You Know What Today Is? It's a Fuck You Friday.

May 21st, 2010 by

It's a Fuck You Friday.Do you know what today is?

It's a Fuck You Friday.

That's right, a Fuck You Friday. Every Friday is.

This is inspired by Achewood, the incredible work of Chris Onstad. Achewood is a comic, and a series of blogs, and in fact, a series of fictions involving most formats that involve printed matter -- including cookbooks, zines, and paintings.

Onstad's immensely moving/horrific/sad/hilarious series is one my favorites, and one of my inspirations. There is nothing that better captures the spoken cadences of Northern California better than Achewood. It is a difficult canon to explain yet marvelously easy to recommend. Start at the beginning and just keep reading 'til the characters start finding their respective voices... then by that point, you're hooked.

We honor Onstad, and we honor Fuck You Friday. In the words of Ray Smuckles, "[T]ake old Fuck You out for a spin today. You'll be glad you did! Take care, and... fuck you!"

Here, now, is the original Achewood that began this-all. From 2005/01/07, this is the original Fuck You Friday:

The first Fuck You Friday, from Achewood.com.