39 thoughts on “Links: Rook Takes Bishop, Squeakmate

  1. allein June 6, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Oh how I wish I lived anywhere near that elephant sculpture!

    (There’s a link to the sculptor’s pumpkin carving art in the article that’s worth checking out, too.)

    (Videos will have to wait until I get home, but that jellyfish is creepy-cool.)

    • Murray C. June 6, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      Isn’t that elephant amazing???? I’d love to go see it, too. And made out of sand! Incroyable!(did I spell it rightπŸ€”)

    • Kar June 6, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Is that hair on top of the elephant’s head?

      • Duckie June 6, 2016 / 4:15 pm

        I think it is! I am completely amazed at this sculpture. I thought the elephant was real!

        • 6rabbits June 6, 2016 / 6:04 pm

          So did I!

  2. Smartypants June 6, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    The jellyfish is stunning – science fiction has nothing over real life creatures!

    • Kar June 6, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      It looks like a UFO from a 50’s scifi movie. What Roger Corman would’ve come up with if he had James Cameron’s budget.

      • Ricky's Mom June 6, 2016 / 3:41 pm

        Did you know Corman was one of Cameron’s mentors? #truestory

        • Kar June 7, 2016 / 12:29 am

          Yeah, he directed Piranha II and my favorite director, John Sayles, wrote the screenplay for the original Piranha.

          I find his business model fascinating. Although the working conditioned prompted one of Jack Nicholson’s infamous quips, “Who do I have to [BEEP] to get off this film?

      • tara June 6, 2016 / 6:31 pm

        Or maybe the aliens are already here?!

        and Squeakmate. . . SQUEAKMATE!!!!
        NTMTOM – you are brilliant!

  3. birdcage June 6, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Great set of links! That canopy cat rescue in the two-cat tree was remarkable! That did not look like an easy tree to work in.

    Were my eyes playing tricks on me or did that elephant sand sculpture have hair on its forehead like a real elephant?

    • debg June 6, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      No tricks. It looks like hair. The Bored Panda linkies have different views of that amazing sculpture.

    • Murray C. June 6, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      And behind him there was a dung beetle rolling away his booty!😜

  4. Laura June 6, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    They did a 6- or 8-episode show about Canopy Cat Rescue a year or two ago on, I believe, Animal Planet. Those guys are so talented at rescuing the most awkwardly stuck kitties! We need people like them everywhere!

    And that elephant sculpture is truly beyond amazing. I don’t know how sand artists do what they do, but their skill is astonishing!

    • allein June 6, 2016 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks! I was wondering about the ROUSs (ROUSes? ..hmm.).

      • fkaWaldenPond June 6, 2016 / 3:41 pm

        Spotted at dusk!

        • birdcage June 6, 2016 / 4:09 pm

          Those wiley patagonian pitbulls! Toronto will catch ’em eventually!!!!

        • fkaWaldenPond June 6, 2016 / 4:57 pm

          The photo reminds me of one of those fake sasquatch photo sightings– always at dusk, just an outline, blurry etc. πŸ˜€

          • Smartypants June 6, 2016 / 5:21 pm

            Hehe, yes, that’s either a runaway capybara…or a bag of laundry! πŸ˜€

          • allein June 6, 2016 / 5:31 pm

            Fake?! What do you mean, fake? 😱

            • fkaWaldenPond June 6, 2016 / 7:26 pm


            • Murray C. June 6, 2016 / 7:56 pm

              You can practically see the zippers up the backs of those suits the “yeti” wearsπŸ™„

              • allein June 6, 2016 / 8:23 pm


          • Murray C. June 6, 2016 / 7:49 pm

            Thought he was waiting for a bus.

  5. amyliz June 6, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    A. I thought that was a real elephant. Amazing!
    B. The distressed meowing broke my heart but I am so glad about the happy
    ending! Great work by the kind rescuer!
    C. Those jellyfish look otherworldly! Nature endlessly fascinating!

    • Mariana June 7, 2016 / 5:55 am

      B. Me and my cat were anxiously waiting for the happy ending as well.. good lord, poor kitties. Glad he took some time calming them down but on the other hand thinking: just get them to the ground already!!!

  6. Murray C. June 6, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Yes, I think they used the ancient method “pachyderm perdu” to cast the elephant.

    • Laura June 6, 2016 / 11:28 pm

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. sugitomo June 6, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    That first jellyfish was having a serious bad hair day!

    • Haha June 7, 2016 / 9:17 am

      He was great, my favorite! I love cowlicks and messy hair/fur!

      • Murray C. June 7, 2016 / 10:56 pm

        SOMEday I’m going to have a guinea pig – they are so dear.

        • Haha June 8, 2016 / 2:42 am

          Holds first finger to lips. “Shhhhh.” Looks left and right. They piddle and poop. ALOT!

          Nope. Not me disparaging the mini hamster dog.

          • Faye June 8, 2016 / 2:51 am

            I still miss my childhood Mini Hamster Dogs. The eeeping and peeping makes the peeing and pooping worth it. Sweet creatures.

            • Haha June 8, 2016 / 7:25 am

              The squee outweighs the pee (period or question mark)

              • Faye June 8, 2016 / 7:46 am

                Yes. Very squee worthy creatures.

                • Murray C. June 8, 2016 / 11:12 pm

                  Loving all of the above gPig remarks. I’ll bet their pee and poop are very compost worthy.

  8. Stephanie June 7, 2016 / 11:29 am

    I knew the elephant wasn’t real because, as the Mythbusters proved, elephants are afraid of mice.

    A truly astonishing work of art!

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