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Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Is This The Week’s Cutest Press Release?

OK, that headline’s not technically accurate, but when was the last time you wondered what the weather in Belgrade feels like this time of year?

She doesn’t have a name, but she does have a great media trainer: she’s a natural in front of the camera and knows, instinctively, that it’s time to show off when the Associated Press shows up. Now let’s see if her reps can teach her how to hug.

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Bam-BOOO: More Bad Press for Pandas

Hate to break it to fans of the San Diego Zoo’s Pandacam, but those big guys are more overexposed than Macklemore.

Yes, we know that they’re adorable and majestic (which is kind of incredible, considering that they subsist on the Regina George “all carb” diet of bamboo followed by more bamboo and topped off with a little bamboo chaser). But Bloomberg‘s Timothy Lavin isn’t having any of it, and yesterday he wrote a piece titled “I Hate Pandas and You Should Too” to explain why.

See, Lavin doesn’t think everybody should get so excited about the National Zoo’s newest and cuddliest resident, because pandas are really just…marketing tools!!

That’s right.

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Scotland’s Rebranding Campaign = PONIES!!

Yesterday we told you about an Irish politician’s unfortunate decision to confirm every relevant stereotype by proposing a change in local laws that would allow for a bit of “moderate” drunk driving. Today we examine a nearby country engaging in a legitimate rebranding campaign designed to promote tourism by highlighting the natural beauty of its landscape…

Oh, who are we kidding–it’s Friday! We just wanted to post these adorable Shetland ponies. Look at their big silly sweaters!