Impossible Cuteness vs. Monday Blues: Fox Kit and Badger Cub Edition

A new week has begun and, whether you're excited about it, utterly indifferent, or up to your eyebrows in dread, this trio of interspecies orphan friends is here to transport you to an uplifting realm of cuteness, even if only for a few moments. So let's try to forget our worries and focus on Phoebe …

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The Mysterious Fish vs. Monday Blues

Because sometimes what you need most, especially on a Monday, is a video of Nazo no Sakana, aka The Mysterious Fish, mascot of Japanese professional baseball team the Chiba Lotte Marines, retrieving their "luggage" at the Honolulu Airport. The week can't help but look brighter knowing this colorful character walks among us. No one, and I …

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Medieval Cats vs. Monday Blues

Whether you've got too much, too little, or only wibbly-wobbly things happening this week, nothing puts a brand new week into perspective like the angst-ridden, demented, confused, just plain sad, or otherwise troubled visages and misshapen bodies of medieval art cats. I thought I knew existential angst until I saw this anguished kitty: Many of …

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Akira 100%: Japan’s Hypnotic Naked Cure for Your Monday Blues

Monday? What's Monday? You won't remember either after watching Japanese comedian Akira 100% display his skills with a metal tray, a small silver pendulum, and his own body, which is completely naked save for a sparkly yellow bowtie. In addition to the nude antics themselves, there's something about how utterly delighted he is with himself for …

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Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

Instead of lamenting the beginning of a new week, reacquaint yourself with the time in 2014 when renowned American portrait photographer Sandro Miller collaborated with the singular John Malkovich on a series of uncanny recreations of iconic photos taken by photographers whose work helped shape Miller's own career in photography. The series is titled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage …

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Monday Blues vs. Two Penguins, One Camera

Nothing alleviates Monday-related woes like the sight of two emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) encountering a camera set out on the ice by Antarctic researchers. First one penguin literally knocks the camera over with their feet and then peers down at the curious object. Then a second penguin waddles over to check out what the first penguin …

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When a robot doggo helps another robot doggo…

There's nothing quite like watching a sleek and clever robot dog helping a fellow robot pupper to distract you from any Monday-related concerns. In this latest amazing video from Boston Dynamics, when one SpotMini robot approaches a door and sees that it's closed, they call over a second SpotMini, this one equipped with a special hand attachment. That …

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Fenton the Doggo, Chaser of Deer and Monday Blues Alike

Because sometimes what you need most, especially on a Monday, is to be reminded of the existence of this video of a dog named Fenton living his very best Labrador life, chasing an entire herd of red deer through London's Richmond Park as his horrified human, editorial consultant Max Findlay, runs after him, his futile shouts at …

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Dance Those Monday Blues Away…

Whatever the week has in store for you, this shiny, sassy Nosferatu, working their preternatural dance moves to the infectiously uplifting zyn-zyn-zyn of Q-pop, has your back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB0JHm-NRno I'm just sorry I've only been able to find 25 seconds of this inexplicable yet undeniably delightful video to share with you here. Would that I could tell …

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