That's not a photoshop image, there really is smoked salmon vodka -and that's not the only bizarre and gross flavor out there, there are also varieties in pickle, lemongrass and waffles as well.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you just aren't content with the calories and cholesterol in bacon and eggs, then perhaps you should try adding some cream and sugar to turn the mixture into ice cream. It certainly would be an easy way to get the kids to eat breakfast.
As you might be aware, if you’ve been online or watched any television over the last month, the long-awaited Hobbit movie is finally in theaters and while plenty of people are talking about the movie, we’re here to talk about its inspiration, the classic Tolkien novel, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. So grab your second breakfast and sit back and relax because there’s plenty to talk about when it comes to this classic children’s book.
Tolkien Started to Create Middle Earth Long Before He Thought Up The Story
While plenty of fantasy authors create mythologies to work with their characters and their plot lines, Tolkien, who had an academic background in Germanic and Norse language and religions, instead started creating a mythology and elven languages in 1917 -long before he ever thought about the characters that would later star in his stories.
He didn’t even start to think about hobbits until the early 1930’s, when a sentence popped into his head as he was grading some tests. He immediately scribbled down the words, “In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit” and within a few years, he finished the story.
He Didn’t Even Send the Manuscript to a Publisher
After finishing The Hobbit, Tolkien sent it to few friends and colleagues to review, including a student named Elaine Griffiths. In 1936, Elaine was talking to Susan Dagnall, who worked for a publishing company, when she recommended that Susan take a look at the manuscript. Susan was impressed with the work and gave it to Stanley Unwin, the head of publishing house George Allen and Unwin. Stanley gave the book to his 10 year-old to review, as he was the target age for the title, and the boy’s positive review led to the publishers deciding to print the book.
Sure, putting all the horcruxes on one necklace makes for an impressive piece of jewelry, but it sure doesn't make much sense if you're trying to keep yourself immortal -after all, then your arch nemesis just has to find the necklace to destroy you in one fell swoop.
That great Dane might have about 100 pounds on the little tiny piglet, but that doesn't mean he'll win this round of roughhousing because that is one tough little piggy.
Via Cute Overload
These little critters aren't in it for the presents or the giant feasts, they're simply here enjoying (or, in a few cases, being miserable) the holiday spirit. So sit back, relax and enjoy the Christmas weekend with a few of the cutest holiday critters around.
MSNBC requested readers submit pictures of their furry companions to be included in the site's Christmas critters post and Rhonda Schuldt was all to happy to send in this great picture of her little Leena all dolled out in her Christmas dress.
Coco here was also part of the MSNBC bounty. According to her owner, Liz Knight-Erb, it took quite a lot of yummy bribes to get Coco to leave her Santa suit on long enough to get her Christmas photo taken.
Denise Cox sent MSNBC this adorable image showing Alice hanging around waiting for Santa.
For some reason the person who submitted this image of their adorable little pugs to MSNBC wanted to stay annonymous. If they were my babies, I'd be bragging to the whole world.
I don't know the names of this Christmas angel, but I certainly appreciate Ambrosio Photography for sharing this image with the world.
As I said above, not everyone looks excited about Christmas and Link just wasn't feeling the holiday spirit when Flickr user windy234 dressed him up like a reindeer.
Maja und Cora certainly took well to dressing up for the occassion. I think Flickr user Astrid Kopp must have told them about the naughty and nice lists.
And, amazingly, Ollie didn't seem to mind either the collar or the jingle bells Flickr user joce01_y put him in, maybe he knew how great he looked
And lastyly, here is my own chubby little Percy wishing you all a very Happy Holidays.
And by the way, if you want your critter to be featured on the Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly (whether or not he or she is decked out for the holidays), just send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You've seen pictures of critters getting ready for Christmas, but now it's time for some video footage of animals actually celebrating the holidays. Consider it our gift to you.
Here are red kangaroos, chimps, bears, meerkats and more enjoying a little bit of holiday enrichment treats at the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney.
One of Tard's loyal fans spotted this amazing gingerbread house at her local Whole Foods Market. I have to admit, I'm a little jealous. All my Whole Foods has is a lot of overpriced organic hoohah.
Admittedly, I know we've posted a ton of Grumpy Cat stuff over the last month, but when they're this ridiculous and adorable, it's hard not to.
After posting "Have A Meal With Your Cocktail," Miss C replied saying she originally read it as "Have A Meal With Your Cockatiel." Since that idea sounded just as fantastic, here you go. Now we just have to work out how to have a cocktail with your cockatiel.
And don't worry, the YouTube user says she doesn't let her bird do this barely ever and she points out that he only eats a few bites of the bread -so he's not in any danger here.
Earlier last week I posted an article featuring some really great nerdy nursery themes, in the comments, LisaL mentioned that she had a Star Wars Muppets nursery, so I begged her to send pictures. She kindly obliged and here is the amazing mural on the wall (complete with glow in the dark stars), along with some great light saber lights.
In addition to the mural, the nursery also features Star Wars artwork by James Hance and Brandon Peat, as well as amigurumis made by the little babe's grandmother based on these cute Etsy designs and other adorable details.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't get enough great geek nurseries -especially when they're in the homes of our Neatorama readers! Thanks LisaL!
Psshhh...just a stalk of celery in your bloody Mary -how droll. Instead, have a burger, shrimp, cheese, sausage and all the savory garnishes you can imagine, this way you can have a whole meal with your cocktail.
When a tiger mom abandoned her cubs at a Russian zoo, Tallim, a white Swiss Shepherd, stepped in to nurse the cubs and serve as their surrogate mother. Let's just hope the job came with some ear plugs.
Via Cute Overload
Dirigible Plums can help you accept the more extraordinary things in the world, so if you want to be as open minded as Luna Lovegood, these earrings just might help.
Just look at these adorable little chinchilla babies. Did you know they made such adorably squeaky little noises? I have adult ones and I didn't even know they could sound this chirpy.
Via Cute Overload
That is one seriously territorial kitty -just look at how hard he tries to fight off this visitor to his property.
I don't know the original source of this image, but when you see something so adorable as Lizard Claus and his nine tiny lizard deer, you just can't resist posting it.
Buzzfeed has an impressive collection of geek-themed nurseries, all with fantastic details. I'm particularly big on the knitted Daleks in the Doctor Who room and the Nightmare Before Christmas mobile.
A terrible outfit, giant glasses and a wretched backdrop is all it takes to put together a great horrible school photo Halloween costume, as Flickr user j.hische proves right here.
Hey Planet Express crew, I've got a delivery mission for you: deliver your delicious cupcake goodness into my mouth on the double!
Yes, this is a cat grooming her own baby while nursing hedgehog babies at the same time. Now this is some serious mothering.
Sure these Walking Dead Rick cookies are cute now, but as soon as you bite into them, they'll turn really ugly and reanimate into something evil. I guess you'd better munch them all in one bite.
Admittedly, these aren't the most gorgeous cakes we've ever featured, but the great thing is that you could actually try to copy Clutzy Geek's adorable designs and actually be impressed with what you came up with. Also, all you fondant haters will love the real frosting used on these bad boys.
There's no denying that chameleons are fascinating creatures if only for their awesome color-changing abilities and amazing eyes, but Twisted Sifter has a list 10 facts about these amazing creatures and you might be surprised what you don't already know about them. For example:
Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of Madagascar, with 59 different species existing nowhere outside of the island. There are approximately 160 species of chameleon. They range from Africa to southern Europe, and across south Asia to Sri Lanka.
Chameleons feed by ballistically projecting their long tongue from their mouth to capture prey located some distance away. While the chameleon’s tongue is typically thought to be 1.5 to 2 times the length of their body (their length excluding the tail), it has been recently discovered that smaller chameleons have proportionately larger tongue apparatuses than their larger counterparts.
The list also has some great chameleon pictures, but not the cute one I posted above, that was on another article on their site.
If you like cute things and Christmas, then you'd better keep an eye on Cute Overload over the next few days, as they are holding a contest for the cutest holiday critter photos submitted and the resulting submissions are already proving to be fantabulous -like this guy:
I don't know about you guys, but I want to see this turned into a regular strip. Best of all, iI think everyone can relate to wanting to exterminate Mondays.
A litte food coloring, waffles, some fruit and bacon...who knew that's all it takes to make a great Christmas breakfast. I particularly love the use of pinneapple to make a star.
It takes a special kind of time traveler to enjoy fish sticks and custard together, but when you make cookies that look like fish sticks, it's a whole different story.
Toot! Toot! Here's the iguana fart train. The best part is that it actually seems to push the little guy up in the air a little.
Via Pets Lady
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