Today in Ancient Arachnid Activities…

Behold the prehistoric perfection of a 20 million-year-old spider exquisitely preserved in Dominican amber while in the act of unweaving their special spider silk. Here's some additional info about Dominican amber from a helpful Redditor: "Dominican amber is amber from the Dominican Republic. This spider was caught in resin from the extinct tree Hymenaea protera, which …

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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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Spooder Moosics: Lucas the Spider’s Encore

Let's celebrate the end of the week and beginning of the weekend with a serenade by my favorite animated arachnid, Lucas the Spider. Lucas was designed and is created by professional animator Joshua Slice, who receives some crucial help from his young nephew Lucas, who voices the fuzzy wee spooder. Lucas the Spider is as outrageously …

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The Sounds of Goldblum

Hello Jeff Goldblum, my old friend I've come to listen to you again Because your utterances softly creeping Left their seeds while I was sleeping And the noises that were planted in my brain Still remain Within the sounds of Goldblum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJKQI_ht1I That is, unless what you really need most a 4-minute video montage of …

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Oracular Creatures and Arcane Spaces: The Enigmatic Art of Jenna Barton

I'm not sure how I've only just discovered the work of American illustrator and designer Jenna Barton, but better now than never at all and rest assured I'm paying close attention now. I have a particular fondness for visual art that invites the viewer to construct their own narratives about what they're seeing. Barton's cryptic …

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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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Fossil and Inner Strength: Pejac Beautifies Brooklyn and Manhattan

Do you remember the first time you saw something painted, drawn, or pasted onto an outside wall, or perhaps a utility pole or street sign, and recognized that you were seeing street art? I'm trying to do that right now and I'm struggling. I feel as though I've simply always been aware of it, starting …

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Welcome to King Country: A Tribute to Stephen King by Jordan Monsell

In King Country everyone can hear you scream... but do they care? Behold the monstrous glory that is "King Country," a visual tribute to the career of legendary author Stephen King created by Los Angeles-based illustrator and humorist Jordan Monsell. With 56 novels and over 200 short stories under his belt (to say nothing of all the non-fiction, …

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