Primate worker Karen Colwell has been keeping a close watch on Eugene, the rescued Japanese macaque who came to live at Fauna last month. This is her latest report…
I am happy to say I think Eugene is doing GREAT! His hair looks fuller and fluffier. His thigh muscles are starting to develop after a lifetime confined in a small space with nowhere to exercise. He climbs and perches from all different parts of his rooms. He seems calm and relaxed except for the occasional displays with Newton (his Rhesus Macaque neighbour). I think part of their aggression towards each other is perhaps a feeling of frustration and not being able to meet each other without bars. Maybe one day, we can try to safely introduce them.
For now Eugene needs some time to adjust to his new life. He followed me everywhere yesterday during my shift in the monkeyhouse, even standing straight up bipedally to make sure I was washing the dishes properly! He loves sitting in the sun, exploring all areas of his rooms and trying different kinds of food. He is especially fond of mushrooms, grapes and fresh crispy lettuce. He stuffs food in his cheek pouches. When the pouches get too full, he re-adjusts them to fit more in!
He has not ventured outside yet. When I opened the front door of the monkey house yesterday to let some clean spring air in, he quickly went into his room farthest from the door and up to the highest platform under his heat lamp. I am sure in the next few weeks, his curiosity will get the better of him and he will explore the great outdoors. He is a lovely addition to the Fauna family and I absolutely adore him. Thank you all for asking about his progress and we will continue to let you know how he is doing.
If you would like to help, Fauna is in need of additional funds to support Eugene along with his 4 other monkey friends and 12 chimpanzees. In addition to the extra mouth to feed, Eugene needs his own toys and modifications to the monekyhouse need to be made to accommodate him. Visit www.faunafoundation.org/donate to help Eugene in this new chapter of his life!
HOMESTAR RUNNER: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
The year is 2003. It is a kinder time, a simpler time.
Every single one of your classmates knows how to draw Trogdor the Burninator - first, you draw an S, then you draw a more different S.
"Everybody to the Limit" is a staple at middle school dances.
Your best friend’s little brother owns a plush The Cheat, and you can kick it, and it makes noise.
The year is 2003, the golden age of Homestar Runner.
Basically, every online content creator, every webcomic artist, every YouTube entertainer, owes Homestar Runner a shitload.
Once upon a time, Homestar Runner was the definitive Flash site, an online destination for kids and immature grown-ups alike, fielding millions of hits and thousands of e-mails a day.
Homestar Runner, the earnest athlete with a pure heart and a love for mankind, and his arch-nemesis, Strong Bad, a wrestler with a penchant for issuing snarky responses to fanmail, defined a generation through weird, surrealist Flash cartoons tinged with outdated pop cultural references.
Ten years later, there’s a new generation of Internetters who have never experienced the pure, unadulterated joy of H-Star-R, and that breaks my heart.
So, here, I’ve compiled this beginner’s guide to Homestar Runner. Every cartoon on this list is shorter than five minutes. Get into it. Do yourself a favour.
STEP ONE: STRONG BAD E-MAILS
- japanese cartoon
- stunt double
- kids’ book
- different town
- for kids
- bedtime story
STEP TWO: TEEN GIRL SQUAD
Episodes #1-15 are available here. Watch them all.
STEP THREE: SHORTS
- An Important Rap Song
- Where My Hat Is At?
- Best Caper Ever
- Play Date
- The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
- One Two, One Two
- Fluffy Puff Commercial
STEP FOUR: TOONS
Reblogging for personal reference
CAN I SCREAM THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS
Europe, just fucking stop it.
Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable.
KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.