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Monday Cute: The Elephant in the Room

Sure, I bet it wasn’t easy getting out of bed this morning, but you can at least be confident that if there was a baby elephant you’d sit up and pay attention.

Previously in Elephants



Monday Cute: Baby Elephant Vacations For Labor Day, Sees The Ocean For The First Time [VIDEO]

Some of you may be on vacation today, some of you may be working (we feel your pain) but no matter what you’re doing this Monday morning, you should take a break and watch this video. It will make you extremely happy. Promise.

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Monday Cute: Baby Elephant in Tiny Pool

It’s a little known fact that baby elephants in hot weather are one of the only surefire ways to get through the much vaunted composure of British news anchors.


And Now For Something Completely Different

Chitwan Kali Wins Elephant Beauty Contest (Also is Elephant)

I can guarantee nobody here is fasting, dieting, cleansing, or investing in anti-wrinkle cream. On the other hand, the acceptance speeches are generally harder to understand.

(via Digital Spy.)


Monday Cute: Baby Elephant Rescued From Well

Ad this to the list of videos that you might otherwise be able to get through, emotions intact, until they slap just the right music on it. Where’s the shipping address for these people, so that I can send them all my excess feelings?

(via CuteOverload.)


There is Nothing on the Internet, Please Accept This Video of a Baby Elephant Playing Soccer

Just keep at it, Donna the Baby Elephant. You’ll get to the Olympics some day!

(via Best Week Ever.)

Heffalumps and Woozles

Zookeepers Order Booze For Elephants, Zookeepers Drink Booze For Elephants

Here’s a funny story for your late afternoon enjoyment: Zookeepers in Pakistan regularly purchase alcohol for the zoo’s elephants for when the animals get a little keyed up during mating season. Or so they claimed. For twenty years. If that isn’t funny enough for you to begin with, try this one: Someone thought it was strange that elephants were basically being “prescribed” booze, so they asked a veterinarian, “Hey, can elephants drink booze?” And the vet said, “No, elephants cannot drink booze. God, I hope they haven’t been drinking booze.” Don’t worry! The elephants never drank any of the booze. It was for the zookeepers, who bogarted all that elephant-relegated booze for all those years.


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An Elephant Playing the Harmonica

Because we all need a pickup this morning after the news about Maurice Sendak, and the tiny fingers on the ends of elephant trunks are just the ticket. Meet Shanthi, a thirty-six year old Asian elephant mom who really does seem to like playing the harmonica.

(via The Frisky.)


Almost Totally Excellent

Biology 101: Robot Elephants

(notes on) biology from ornana films on Vimeo.

This video takes a while to get going but then BAM robot elephant so we don’t even know what you’re complaining about.

Discussion question: Does the mention of etoecology here refer to the robot elephant’s cybernetic enhancements, or the artist’s own attempts to survive biology class?