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Hungry Dachshund Bounces Up and Down In a Futile Attempt to Reach the Pizza on the Counter

An adorably determined piebald dachshund eagerly bounced up and down as if he were on a trampoline, all in a futile attempt to reach at the piece of yummy pizza that was left out on the counter. This hungry little dog looks just like Chong, one of my father’s very …

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Your Best Photo Of 2017 Assignment Winner Amy Ames

Photo By Amy Ames Congratulations to Amy Ames for winning the Your Best Photo Of 2017 assignment with the image, “Fresh Catch.” “I was lucky enough to spend five days at Cook Inlet in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, in late July of 2017. The salmon were just …

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Photo Of The Day By Robert Potts

Photo By Robert Potts Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pilings in the Fog” by Robert Potts. Location: Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Astoria, Oregon. See more of Robert Potts’ photography at www.stormlightfoto.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly …

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Photo Of The Day By Satesh Ramjattan

Photo By Satesh Ramjattan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Usual Suspects” by Satesh Ramjattan. Location: Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, Florida. “Silhouetted palms against a candy-colored sky at Matheson Hammock Park in Miami right before sunrise,” describes Ramjattan. “This is one of those locations where you can get …

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Laughing Squid Video Archive Digitization Project

Just about half way through the 48 hours of HI8 video I shot related to @burningman 1996. A post shared by Scott Beale (@scottbeale) on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:35pm PST Way back in the early days of Laughing Squid, before I launched this blog, I used to shoot a …

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Simon’s Cat Does a Bit of Housekeeping in a Humorous Compilation of Classic Episodes

In Paws & Chores, a well-intentioned Simon’s Cat tries to do a bit of housekeeping without inflicting too much damage on Simon and/or the house. The animation is made up of a compilation of previous Simon’s Cat episodes including “Hidden Treasure“, “The Monster“, “Washed Up”, “The Box“, ““Lunch Break”, Shelf …

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Musician Plays a Gorgeous Medieval Tune of His Own Composition on a Beautiful Hurdy-Gurdy

Musician and composer Andrey Vinogradov performed a gorgeously mournful original medieval tune on a beautiful hurdy-gurdy, which is also known as a wheel fiddle. The instrument is an unusual combination of strings and keys that are all played with the strategic turn of a crank. This original song is available …

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How a Good Title Ensures That the Film Stays in an Audience’s Memory For a Long Time

In a humorous video essay, filmmaker Karsten Runquist explains the critical significance of a taking the time to create a good title so that the film will stay in the respective memories of audience members for a long time. Not only is making titles fun, I feel making titles is …

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Prolific Crocheting Yarn Bomber Olek Shares Her Vision for Changing the World One Loop at Time

Olek, the prolific crochet artist, yarn bomber and friend of Laughing Squid sat down with Great Big Story to share details about her life, her work, her inspirations, the people she’s worked with, the places she’s been and her vision for changing the world – one loop at a time. …

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A Well Armed Bride and Groom ‘Cut’ a Propane-Filled Wedding Cake in the Black Rock Desert Back in 1996

In 1996, prior to the official start of Burning Man, my friends Doc and Honeybadger invited a group of their closest friends to help them celebrate their recent marriage in a very unique way. Out in the Black Rock Desert, miles away from camp, a special wedding cake had been …

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