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How much do you love your cat? SunCATcher Enclosures provides the opportunity for your “cat to come and go outside as it pleases and bask in the sun’s natural rays without the fear of escape!”

suncatcher enclosures

The enclosures start around $1,400 (for the smaller 4ft. model and rising to more than $3,300 for larger “Ultimate” models) and are available in multiple colors and even Stainless Steel. So, I’ll ask you again: How much do you love your cat?

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Pandas, need I say it, are awesome

by alphamonkey on September 21, 2009 · 1 comment

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panda rider

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national dog daySo, it was National Dog Day yesterday (who knew that was a thing?). The annual holiday “serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.”

On a totally unrelated matter check out this pic I found.

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attack-of-the-komodo-dragonOkay, my reasons for doing this post have probably at least as much to do with getting to use that headline as the actually story. That may sound like the title for a sketchy B-movie (most likely directed by Uwe Boll or Paul W.S. Anderson), but it’s actually a growing problem in Indonesia where the large animals have begun attacking local fishing villages.

Although still rare, the rate of the attacks has increased and fear has begun to spread around the islands (Can you blame them? They’re freakin’ Komodo Dragons, people!).

You can read more here.

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Not that I’m looking to bum you out on a Wednesday, but I came across this little article about seven tourist spots that, thanks to climate change, may not be all that attractive (or even exist, at least in their current form) for much longer, including the Great Barrier Reef, China’s Yuloung Mountain, and the Maldives (pictured below). If you’ve got saved frequent flyer points it may be time to start using ’em. Carpe Diem folks!

maldives-vacation

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sunCarbon Day Automotive has set-up the first solar powered electric vehicle charging station in the windy city (hmm… did anybody consider wind power, or is that too on the nose?). The facility will will be used daily by the City of Chicago Department of Fleet Management to power the city’s electric cars with energy from the sun and by consumers when electric cars hit the streets in the near future.

You can check out the full press release here.

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Cool? Admittedly yes, but if tigers have developed this technology humanity is screwed.

Wow that's kinda cool...wait, is he looking at me? AGGGGHHHH!

For the actually story, which also involves polar bears in life vests, click here

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monkey-car-jackingThen maybe you need to visit South Africa. Okay, so roving baboons breaking into cars searching for food might not be the ideal tourism promotion…

Wait. What am I saying? This is awesome!

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scott-speedman-naturalThe same group who revamped the list of the 7 Wonders of the World (because the original sucked?!) has decided to create a list of seven more. Seeing how “The Fourteen Wonders of the World” is just slightly stupider than the entire Underwold series, this new list will be called “The Seven Wonders of Nature” and include only natural wonders (i.e. no Stuckey’s) from across the globe.

There are now 261 nominations spread across more than 222 countries (check out the full list by continent). The wonders, if you could possibly call them that, include a collection on national parks, mountain ranges, caves, valleys, rivers, lakes, and even holes in the ground. Discussion in the ‘buddha office about what we’d put on the list led to suggestions such as the KOA Campgrounds outside of Iola, Kansas, the creek in my backyard, the Bat-Cave, two-headed lizards, and the all-natural meh-ness of Scott Speedman.

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Makes its own gravy!Oh this day of days! Let’s see what’s worth reading:

Ricky Gervais: In defense of fat jokes. Ah, it’s a cheap laugh but a welcome one.

A plea for the Legislative to fight back against Executive power from uh, two men inextricably tied to the promotion of Bush’s runaway Executive model.. (John Bolton and John Yoo) Sweet, delicious irony!

Take a sad song and make it better: Michael Jackson wills Paul McCartney his chunk of the Beatles rights. Apparently the gloved one thinks he’s dying. Weird.

Eyeball love: Big, lovely shots of massive storms. (My fingers kept writing ‘Stroms’, which would be more terrifying to be sure. Imagine for a moment a 150ft tall Strom Thurmond rampaging across the sky.)

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