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This weekend on the Reader Advisor, Matt thinks about our animal brethren, so sweet, so nice, we love them. -- Artblog editors

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The Land Returneth to the Animals

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This week, a series of animal links of a different breed. Animal revolt is only as real as the nerve-deep terror that it reveals in our collective subconscious. Videos of manic elephants and rampaging housecats provide a small glimpse of a well-deserved flagellation. From the Bible, to Orson Welles, to Dr. Zaius, we create allegories that expose our unnatural human state of violence (against this planet; against each other) and forewarn of an animal kingdom uprising that will soon purge our foreign bodies from this land. Everyone loves to see a land-grabbing, blood-hungry monster get what it deserves; even (especially) if that monster is us.

Hey, ABC 6, I fixed this for you: “BEARS RECLAIM BRUTALLY PLUNDERED TERRITORY AT WILD INSURRECTION IN N.J.”
[ via ABC 6 ]

Cats Occupy:
[ via ABC News ]

You know we are a fairly detached society when we need a movie to remind us that lions could and would eat our faces off if given the chance.
[ via The Guardian ]

Animal revolt can also be a medium for talking about human revolt. In White God, a canine uprising reflects the subhuman status of our own abused working class and personifies the sometimes invisible masters and leashes of a capital system.
[ via Bomb Magazine ]

That guy had a chainsaw and the tiger said, “Not interested.”
[ via Hyperallergic ]

REMEMBER: Your cat that you love so tenderly does not care about your precious glass and would begin eating your flesh a few days after you accidentally died in your basement.
[ via youtube.com ]

At around the 1:14 mark, there is a very strange but subtly pleasing clip where the buck is beating the fuck (apologies) out a would-be hunter backed by the lightest of smooth jazz.  It makes me want to drink a merlot and watch a sunset.
[ via youtube.com ]

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animals, fierce, matt kalasky, not as domesticated as you think, sweet, the reader advisor

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