This is a Penguin mascot for Penguin kids books. He is young and lovable and he has a big smile and big blue eyes. He gets hot in the summer so he retires to his igloo to stay frosty.
This is a silly meme of pepe the autistic frog smoking and looking stoned and smug on a couch. He is living in the moment. He is taking pleasure in how weed makes music more plastic and dimensional. He is at peace with the aliens living within his brainstem. Note to self: smoking is bad for you.
I love ICEEs. This is their polar bear mascot updated with retro 80s sunglasses, a hipster sweater, skinny pants and sneakers. He is tall and skinny with a giant grin. He is drinking an ICEE.
This is a fat slob of a purple walrus with yellow tusks using a giant 80s brick cellphone. Never let one use your phone because they will slobber all over it before they give it back to you — IF they give it back.
Crying frog is good luck. If you see him online say “Thank you crying Frog” in the comments. And he will erase any bad luck you have. His tears are powerful amphibian magic. Use them wisely.
Green snake coiled around an apple tree branch. This is the symbol for original sin. It is a female snake with a red apple on her head. It is strange how western culture has a short list of biblical images emblazoned on every single persons mind.
Waggles was my sweet little gentle doggy. When I left for college my mom and dad got divorced and my mom got herself a boyfriend. I came home on a random weekend to find Waggles very sick and skinny. I took her to the vet and the vet told me that she had been neglected to the edge of death. My mom had gone on a trip with her new boyfriend and left Waggles in the fenced in backyard to starve. Waggles died a few days later. I still have dreams about her.
I love Stimpy. He is such a well-meaning meat head. For him all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. The world and everyone in it is perfect. He likes 80s toys and board games. He can never figure out Rubik’s cubes though. He is drooling and thinking about saline nasal spray.
One of the first movies I remember watching at the cinema by myself is Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. My mom dropped me off at a summer matinee. I remember the tiny runner lights in the dark and mysterious shadows walking in and out like airplanes on a runway. I remember finding the movie deeply unsettling. I was very young and it made little sense to me. The characters were hostile and dangerous. And each successive scene was more and more confusing. I had bad dreams about being trapped in Wonderland many nights as a kid. I understand that the book is about Victorian politics in England and I don’t think the Disney movie paid much attention to that. And what was left is a nightmare of creepy but beautifully designed cartoon characters espousing nonsense.
I love frogs. They are tiny rad monsters that help us keep bugs in check. All amphibians are endangered and it is our responsibility to help them. They are being killed by the deadly disease called chytridiomycosis, caused by the chyrid fungus, known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. For something that is so common and deadly, scientists know almost nothing about it.