UPDATED: I’ve added a few more doppelgangers.
First things first: this post has a soundtrack. Click below:
Second: ^*that*^ is part of a freakish, subterranean, wine-spewing fountain in the Budavar labyrinths in Budapest, Hungary. You should’ve seen the fruit flies down there.
Ok. In honor of one of my favorite holidays (yeah, I consider it a holiday)…
I present to you — in blog form — look-alikes, and costume suggestions for the natural world…and at least one example of life imitating art.
Ithaca sky needs a firefighter
Monster Bunny and his highland ally
The Sunfish and the Caterpillar
Jabba the Toadd
The Narwhal in the Garden
Life Imitates Art.
Bats and shoes grow on trees. Maybe money will join them someday?
Pooh-rock in Utah (not quite Grilled Cheesus)
The Pterodactyl Orchid
The bank-robbing-Santa orchid
The Krusty orchid
Mutant saguaro in Phoenix should seriously consider Medusa as a costume
You otter bring a book next time!
More critters that hang from trees: apes and sloths.
Everyone is a big spider, in their own pond
Oh, Fortuna (look closely)
Pinniped-canis Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
And….since peacocks…err, peafowl, are all the rage this year:
(this is actually a peacock, for all you AP Stylebookers. I have Melissae to thank for that piece of knowledge!)
Have a safe and happy Halloween. Stay out late, eat lots of candy, take tons of photos.
1. Blue flowers: http://www.naturalbell.com
2. Fireball: http://www.chinese-letter.com
3. Caterpillar, hippo, Pooh from Disney
4. Shrooms: http://www.phillcatton.co.uk
5. Jabba from a galaxy far, far away
6. Narwhal: http://www.geek.com (that’s appropriate)
7. Bats out of hell. Or, http://comont.org/hervey007.jpg
8. Pteranodon from prehistoric dailymail.co.uk
9. Krusty…oh, Krusty.
10. Medusa from the flag of Dohalice, a village in the Czech Republic.
11. Hammerhead shark from free-extras.com. It’s free, but not extra.
12. Otter twin from Life Magazine.
13. Mallard from Thundafunda. (wow, I can’t believe I just typed that)
14. Nads as the Sugar Plum Fairy by Katie Grace Crutchfield.
15. Blue monkey from Zazzle.
16. Tree sloth: http://webecoist.com/2008/08/24/strangest-endangered-species-and-animals/
17. Little fish big fish: http://www.bflf.com.au/page1.html
18. Sleeping golden pups: 99ranch.com
19. Ship’s wheel from http://www.mackinacparks.com
20. The rest are by nads, and are — as always — copywritten.