When Do We Get Zo-ger or Li-rse?

Hybrids caught my attention when I watched Napoleon Dynamite drawing a liger. The cross between a male lion and a female tiger is pretty much Napoleon’s favourite animal. Supposedly, they are the biggest cats in the world. I’m really intrigued by the whole wiki entry on ligers:

While male ligers are sterile, female ligers are fertile, and they can reproduce. Because only female ligers and tigons are fertile, a liger cannot reproduce with a tigon.
If a liger were to reproduce with a tiger, it would be called a ti-liger, and if it were to reproduce with a lion, it would be called a li-liger.

Call me liger
Napoleon’s drawing of a liger

Recently, I discovered the Zorse, you guessed it, a cross between a zebra stallion and a horse mare. An extremely hybrid Zorse called Eclyse lives at Safaripark Stukenbrock near Bielefeld, Germany.
Of course there is a video of Eclyse. Watch it, please.

Hi, I'm a Zorse
A Zorse named Eclyse
After the mother Eclipse and the father Ulysses

Owls on a Raft

Mary Messhausen and I needed some time off. So when our gingerheaded photographer friend Kyle offered to take us to his cottage right by the water, it sounded like the perfect opportunity to leave the busy city behind.

When we arrived at the cabin we found that run-down raft laying by the lakeside. In a heartbeat we hopped on the makeshift vessel. After the first excitement wound down and the fishing was done, we totally chilled out on the raft. So chilled out that we fell asleep.

After what must have been at least an hour we woke up and could barely see the coast. We felt like the biggest gaytards ever.

Watch the desperation unfold after the jump.

Photos by Kyle Tryhorn. Mary’s dress by JOFF.

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Fishing is fun

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Chasing rainbows

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Owls on a raft, before the nap

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July Hotnuts

It’s been awhile since the last Hotnuts… Here we go again, with some fierce action:
I’m really excited for this months line up. Shanda will make her grand debut as the hostess. Jamie Sin is joining me at the desks and we’ll be spinning some hot records. The ever so hungry Cave Womon is going to turn every veggie into a carnivore.

Saturday, July 28 – 10.30pm
$5 – Dress up and get in free

Beaver
1192 Queen St. West

Julynuts

Bring Your Ass to Cologne

My friend Viola Klein is throwing a party in Cologne next Saturday, July 28. If there is one party you don’t want to miss in Cologne this year, this is the one.
Viola invited WhoDat from Detroit, Peter Abs and Tim Elzer to spin records.

I would love to be there, it sounds like wonderful night.
You might have heard about the party that started the Bring Your Ass theme.
Now, get ready because Saturday the 28th is Almost There.

Olympia
Lämmerstr. 11
Köln

WhoDat in Cologne: Bring Your Ass

Keeping Summer Hot

This looks more like a link dump than charts. Please bare with me.

without makeup

  1. The Brand New Heavies – Let’s Do It Again (Kenny Dope O-Gutta Remix) – Dope Wax
    After the remixes for “I Don’t Know Why (I Love You)“, here’s another stomper.
  2. Grand High PriestMixdown – Strictly Rhythm
    One of the first new releases on the relaunched Strictly Rhythm label. This instrumental track is a thunderstorm of hand claps and cowbells. Another highlight on the sampler is Quentin Harris feat. Cordell McClary – U Don’t Know. Both songs are now available on separate records, too.
  3. Marcus Mixx – Without Makeup (Ron Hardy Mix)Let’s Pet Puppies
    More Chicago house. Just recently found this record of previously unreleased Ron Hardy mixes. The label caught my attention: Chicago without Makeup. Dark handclaps.
  4. Feist – My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Classic Remix) – EMI
  5. Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix) – EMI
  6. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) – Wichita
  7. CSS – Let’s Make Love and Listen To Death From Above (Hot Chip Remix) – WEA
    Very dramatic Hot Chip mix that turns around half way through.
  8. Tracey Thorn – Raise the Roof (Cagedbaby Remix) – EMI
  9. Osunlade – Queen’s Battle – Strictly Rhythm
    From the Osunlade album. “Get that shit off my face.”
  10. Justin Timberlake – Love Stoned (Justice Remix) – Jive
    I heard Final Fantasy did the strings on that one. No? Anyway, can’t wait for a live version by Owen.
  11. 2raumwohnung – Ja (Just Us Remix) – It Sounds
    The lyrics make me cringe but the La Koehncke mix makes it all good.
  12. Chin Chin – Appetite (Chicken Lips Extended Vocal Mix) – Dialect Recordings
  13. Snax – Honeymoon’s Over (Konrad Black Remix) – Fine Music
    Maybe I even like the original version better, not sure.
  14. DJ Camacho – Me (Original Demo Mix By D Camacho) feat. Janae Jordan – 157 Shelter Records
    “I’d like a man not a boy who thinks he can understand what it is to be with a woman like me.”
  15. Prince – Future Baby Mama – Columbia
    I like that Future Baby Mama. I bet you want to listen to the full song after you listened to that clip. Please.