She may be cute but she's no Miss Piggy! Image via Wikipedia
We here at Squirrels Squirrels Squirrels are huge Muppets fans (we heartily endorse The Henson Experience at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, btw), and so we got a kick out of reading this Cinema Blend post on a suggested scene in the latest Muppets movie, in which Miss Piggy spoofs Katy Perry. It didn’t make the cut, sadly:
The premise? Director Nicholas Stoller explains: “Miss Piggy singing “I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It,” while a procession of squirrels lines up to lock lips with her. Stoler explained that “more and more squirrels are lining up to kiss her, and she’s getting weirded out.” If parodying “I Kissed a Girl” was too risque, they could always have gone with “California Squrrls.” “
Published November 18, 2011
Anyone got other great squirrel architecture sightings in NYC?
Stosqui (the stoic squirrel) hangs out among the slightly grubby protesting crowd down at Wall Street. The ending is my favorite part, because that’s exactly what I want to do when I view the OWS footage. *bad shiver*
Video brought to you by animator/artist Dan Meth.
Perhaps because it’s going to be an early winter — many trees are already turning, and I’m shedding tears for them — the red squirrels are out in force this weekend, hunting around our neck ‘o the woods in the Shawangunk Mountains in Southern New York state. From my bedroom window today (while half watching Project Runway), I’ve counted three red squirrels racing around the long branches of the hemlocks that surround our home. Their routine: They grab a tiny pinecone (hemlock cones seem custom fit for the diminutive red squirrel), strip it of the seeds, then race back to their den. They’ve been at it hours, looking like frantic commuters scurrying out of the trains at Grand Central, desperate to keep up with the near panic of going, going, going.
Of course, I didn’t bring my Nikon this weekend, thinking the dreary weather wouldn’t inspire me to take any photos. Wrong. Always wrong. So far, this is the best shot I’ve gotten, and because it’s so lame, I iPhoned-edited it all to hell to make it look more like a painting.
(Frequent readers of Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels know that the masthead above is a red squirrel, a favorite of Joy’s.)
Published September 5, 2011
Tags: animals, astoria, grey squirrels, life, nature, new york, peanuts, photography, queens, squirrels
Photos by Don Victory, in Astoria Park, Queens.
Published July 15, 2011
Tags: humor, life, nature, squirrels, video
If you’ve ever wondered how squirrels have managed to survive amid humans and our many deathtraps, just watch this amazing video:
via: Meet the Luckiest Squirrel to Ever Run Across, a Race Track, CBS NEWS