Today, in awesome stuff on the Internet: this fluffy bunny, a blizzard of white wool with only the faintest traces of a face (oh, it’s there though, you just have to work for it).
Where did it come from? What does it like to do? How can we get one ourselves? Did it eat the abominable snowman? Can I sleep on it like a beckoning pillow cloud? These are the questions that keep us up at night.
We do know that it’s an Angora, one of the most popular rabbit types. Popular with French aristocrats in the 18th century, Angoras have long been bred for their long, soft wool, which is sheared and in turn, developed into wearables like scarves, mittens, hats, and sweaters.
We think this guy needs a nickname! Leave your suggestions in the comments below! Funniest answer wins a fist bump and a modest does of Internet notoriety!
If there’s anything sweeter than cute animals, it’s cute animals wearing slippers. And right now we have something bound to get you right off your rocker. If you are sensible to cuteness overload, you might want to reconsider venturing further, as the awwwwwwwwwwww factor is just about to fly straight off the chart.
Bunnies wearing bunny slippers, pink flamingo slippers, or just about any kind of slippers out there, we’ve got it. And it’s not just bunnies either, but all sorts of four legged little guys. So buckle up and check out our gallery of cute animals wearing slippers below.
Cat videos are the currency of the realm here on the Internet. At their best, they’re funny, cute, and endlessly shareable. But what happens when you take them into the real world? One man, Scott Stulen, wanted to find out and the Internet Cat Video Film Festival was born as a result! We reached out to Scott about the project’s runaway success and this is what he had to say.
From Hop To Pop: Would you please introduce yourself and talk a little bit about your role with the Internet Cat Video Film Festival.
Scott Stulen: My name is Scott Stulen. I am an artist, dj, curator, writer and programmer. I am the Director of mnartists.org, an online art hub serving over 20,000 Midwest artists, and co-curator of Open Field at the Walker Art Center. I am the co-creator of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival (along with Katie Hill) and the sole producer/curator of the program (currently). Basically I do everything with the festival production and tour.
From Hop To Pop: The initial program last year triggered quite the response, both locally in Minneapolis and then nationally and on the Internet. Talk about the decision to take the program on the road.
Scott Stulen: At first I only expected a few dozen people to hang out and watch a few YouTube cat videos. After the press release went out, it went viral in hours and I anticipated a much bigger crowd. Optimistically we were thinking around 4-5 thousand and ended up with over 10,000 people attending and probably would have had more if we would have had a bigger site. The festival became one of the most heavily attended and by far the most media covered event in history of the Walker Art Center.
Shortly after the conclusion of the first festival I was flooded with requests to re-stage the festival at other sites (nearly 250 requests to date). Taking advantage of this sustained interest I choose to take it on tour. I have been careful in selecting the tour sites to find communities where the festival can be presented in the proper context and also places where the festival can partner with local cultural non-profits and animal welfare groups to raise money and awareness.
In each community I work with the host venue to shape the presentation and related events. I travel to most of the screenings and give the introduction and place the festival into the context of its origination. To date the festival has been presented in Boston, San Diego, Memphis, South Bend (IN), Oakland, Austin (as part of SXSW), Vienna Austria and now Portland (editor’s note: tonight and tomorrow, June 21st and 22nd at theHollywood Theater!). Currently, I am working on the second festival of all new videos set to debut in August at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. I have booked the festival at venues in San Francisco, Chicago, Honolulu, Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, Toronto, Brooklyn, Little Rock and Derry (Northern Ireland) in 2013-2014. The festival has been presented in a wide range of venues from outdoor festivals to art house theaters. In each venue it has been met with an ethusiatic response by the community. The interest just keeps building.
In the end the success really lies in the social factor of the event. I like to say it’s not about watching cat videos, it’s about watching cat video together. This is why it works, we are creating a moment to share a passion for this content with other people in a “real world” context.
Meet Monti the cat. Tucked away in his little cat tunnel, he likes to swing his tail back and forth. Waffles the bunny? Not a huge fan of said tail wagging. The result is an adorable, but harmless, squabble, caught here on film for the benefit of the Internet. Enjoy!
Hello slipper enthusiasts! We have two new animal slipper styles to share and both come with an aquatic pedigree.
The first, otter slippers, are pinch-me cute. Rendered in warm, offsetting shades of brown and orange, they fit up to a woman’s size 10 and cost $24.95 (plus shipping). The second design, stingray slippers, are unlike anything in our catalog now and come true to the species’ diamond-flapped shape. As with the otter slippers, they cost $24.95 and fit up to a woman’s 10.
Click here to learn more about our other new styles!
And as I was raking the volleyball court at the barracks I found a dead rabbit (fully grown). As I continued raking I found a small hole with 4 tiny tiny rabbits in it. I grabbed a box put a few old shirts into it and picked up the bunnies. I researched how to raise them and what to feed them. I made a nice box for them to live in a and bottle fed them until I could ween them to eat the local foods. After a couple months I brought them to a wild life rescue because they were starting to jump out of their box. It was a lot of hard work but I loved the bunnies…