It’s your weekend activities, featuring Chrissie Hynde, fancy pets, and protests! »
Are you ready for fun this weekend? Well? Because we have FUN ACTIVITIES for you and we expect you to PARTICIPATE. The Chrissie Hynde show, Pet Pride Day, rodeo and animal testing protests, and the Mini Maker Faire—FUN!
Saturday, Oct. 23
Chrissie Hynde plays Bimbo’s, and you could win tickets to see her! Remember, your Vegansaurus has three pairs to give away; enter ASAP because the contest closes at 6 tonight (FRIDAY!). Purchase tickets here if you don’t win!
The last protest of the gross, gross rodeo happens tonight at 6 at the Cow Palace.
Sunday, Oct. 24
It’s the East Bay Mini Maker Faire! It’s just like the big-time annual Maker Faire, but just for Alameda and Contra Costa counties, and should be pretty cool. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Park Day School at 360 42nd St. in Oakland. Tickets are $15 now, or $20 at the door.
Come out to San Francisco Animal Care and Control’s Pet Pride Day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Visit the website for details.
Or first come protest animal testing at UCSF at noon for National Primate Liberation Week, the importance of which we illustrated yesterday with a cartoon.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
The Vegansaurus/Nasoya/Skinny Bitch/awesome shorts giveaway ends today! Better enter NOW!
Friday, Oct. 29
Wildcare is having another one of its lovely fancy benefits; tonight it’s an Evening with Owls! Held at the Marin Art and Garden Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m., this will benefit the Hungry Owl Project. Tickets are $75 per person, and festivities will include appetizers, light dinner, desserts and wine, and live owls will be present. Goodness.
Saturday, Oct. 30
It’s East Bay Vegan Bakesale time! Get to Issues at 20 Glen Ave. at Piedmont in Oakland between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; proceeds will benefit Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue and the East Bay Children’s Book Project.
Enter Scharffen Berger’s Chocolate Adventure Contest AND WIN 10,000 (vegan) BONES! »
Y’all, we need to enter Scharffen Berger’s Chocolate Adventure Contest because we want, nay NEED, a vegan to win! It’s a cupcake recipe making contest and basically you have to come up with a cupcake recipe that employs at least one ingredient on a list of “exotic” ingredients. Basically, it’s stuff like adzuki beans and coconut milk and lots of stuff vegans already bake with because we’re a creative and resourceful lot. Anyway, you don’t have to use them all; just pick a few stand-out ingredients and make an amazing cupcake and then win! Win big! Win $10,000 big! CHA FUCKING CHING!
The contest ends on Jan. 2, 2011 so you have some time. My challenge to all of our readers is if you have an iota (an IOTA!) of baking talent, PLEASSSSE enter!! The more we flood them with tasty vegan cupcakes, the more they won’t be able to deny us and our amazing talent. I know you all have a copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and you’re all harboring the dream of being a Vegan Cupcake Queen Supreme (this works for all genders) so read the rules (or skim them! It’s pretty simple!) and then: DO IT.
[deeeeelicious cupcake image via Freakgirl!]
Win a pair of fancy vegan shoes by Cri de Cœur! »
This is the Luster Peep-Toe Pump in plum, and Ecosalon wants you to have it! They also (alternatively?) want you to have it in black! Yes, very fancy; if this is your kind of shoe, it is really your kind of shoe, right? Basically the vegan archetype of the peep-toe pump. To enter the contest, leave a comment at Ecosalon “about how you’d feel if you won these” shoes by Friday, Oct. 15 (one week from the contest’s start), and bang you’re in!
Fast & Furious Giveaway: Tickets to see Jonathan Safran Foer speak at the Herbst! »
YOU GUYS! We have some free tickets (at least two, maybe more!) to the City Arts & Lectures talk with Jonathan Safran Foer at the Herbst Theater TOMORROW (Wednesday, Sept. 21) NIGHT! Tickets are $20 but we’re giving ‘em away to a few lucky Vegansaurus readers!
For a chance to win, let us know your favorite animal in the comments, or make some sort of mega-plea. Preferential treatment is given to omnivores (who could really benefit from this talk), people who will make him vegan cupcakes, or people who will ask hard! hitting! questions! that make! people! think! (but in a non-asshole way) BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF IS THAT YOU?
We’ll announce winners early tomorrow morning SO DO IT TO IT. Never fear, If you don’t win, there are still tickets available.
The Humane Society of the United States had a photo contest for Spay/Neuter Day and HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THAT FACE. I don’t care if you don’t like rattie rats, YOU’RE A MONSTER. Rats are the very best and as smart as dogs and I love them all soooo much and GUESS WHAT? I’d rather marry a rat than your dumb ass. OH SNAP I HELLA SAID I’D RATHER MARRY A RAT THAN YOUR DUMB ASS! WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT YOU!?*
P.S. You should click through that link because there are hella cute photos, including a pit bull on wheels! that fool has wheels for legs! the future is now!
P.P.S. There is also a cat eating a book! Cats hate books! They also don’t think women should vote and are totally homophobic.
Liquid Sanctimony, blatant hypocrisy, fur in fashion, bunny photos AND MORE in this week’s link-o-rama! »
Videogum does it again! Beloved pundit Stephen Colbert reads Cat Fancy magazine at the Olympic games, where he is a member of the U.S. speed skating coaching squad. We have no events for you this weekend—but there is a contest! So go enter it, and read some articles, maybe watch a couple videos, and enjoy your weekend. Vegansaurus loves (to argue with) you!
You know what you want? A bunny calendar, starring Bells, Nuage, and dearly departed Fats of Potentially Nervous! And you can win a page of that calendar (read: a quality bunny photo) by entering the PN guess-a-number sweepstakes by Monday night, Feb. 22! GO NOW BUNNIES.
More pretty photos, these from the BirdGuides 2009 Photo of the Year competition. Seriously, check out this puffin, it’s coming to getcha!
Aw, Kate Beaton did a comic about Vegansaurus’ hometown’s namesake, Saint Francis. He loved animals! Especially birds!
An Italian food writer gets fired because he gives a recipe for cat casserole, which he says is “better than chicken, rabbit or pigeon. Viewers totally freaked, to which I say, fuck you: chickens, rabbits and pigeons are people’s sweet pets too, and deserve the same respect not to be eaten. A million ways to serve bunny, but don’t talk about MITTENS LIKE THAT! Jerkbag hypocrites 4ever.
Hey, it’s a fucking fursplosion at Fashion Week! People wonder why fur is “still” an issue; maybe because designers are still using it? And it’s still revolting and entirely unnecessary? I don’t care if that coat was your great-great-grandmother’s treasured possession and a family heirloom, or if you love status symbols and it represents your triumph over economic adversity, or what: if you’re wearing fur, you’re an asshole.
Did you know that Wal-Mart is the largest grocery chain in the U.S.? True! It owns 30 percent of the food retail market. And thanks to the massive efforts of the Humane Society, our nation’s biggest grocery store will now be selling “cage-free” eggs under its Wal-Mart label. Way to go, HSUS!
A recipe for Liquid Sanctimony, which has nearly 30 ingredients. Said to be excellent for detoxing from “a hardcore tater tots/cigarettes/peanut M&Ms habit.”
The New York Times’ Lens blog features videojournalist Brent McDonald, author of “The Danger of Livestock Waste”—you know, that vide/article you emailed to everyone you’d ever met who still eats animal products.
OK sit down, and prepare yourself for the brilliant logic that is about to smack you in the face, direct from Smart Money: “I couldn’t even watch a YouTube video of a chicken slaughter. Does this mean I shouldn’t eat meat? Perhaps. But Nathaniel Lewis, who hosts workshops on his Washington farm, says not to worry: Most of us couldn’t bring ourselves to perform heart surgery, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.” GENIUS.
Or what about this, from an NYT op-ed: instead of making factory-farmed animals’ lives less shitty, let’s genetically engineer them to be unable to feel pain! They’ll still be aware of danger and so understand terror and threat of death, but when they’re abused, it won’t hurt so much. Guilt: eradicated! I can’t wait till we do this with people!!
Green Is the New Red blog has some questions about the “systemic disparities” in the application of the “terrorist” label.
If you can stand the piss-poor sound, check out this video interview with David “foot-in-mouth disease” Chang in which he opines on the costs of meat.
In LA and DC, groups are helping veterans adopt shelter dogs! Apparently having a dog can seriously mitigate the effects of PTSD.
Scientific American says that dogs can also teach people how to play fair. “[W]hen we study dogs, wolves and coyotes, we discover behaviors that hint at the roots of human morality.”
You guys, I am moving to Portland to work in a factory. For Bob’s Red Mill, specifically; Bob is transitioning to an employee stock-ownership program, meaning the workers will own the company. As though there weren’t a million reasons to love Bob’s Red Mill already.
This’d be a wacky story about a zebra stopping traffic on an Atlanta freeway, except that the poor zebra was running away from the fucking circus. We’re sorry you were returned to those animal-torturing psychos, zebra.
After its “Animal Minds” episode last month, Radiolab’s had three follow-up shorts that you should definitely check out. The most recent features a video (on the radio? what? science!) about a chimpanzee called Lucy.
Je vous présente à Antoine Goetschel, Swiss animal lawyer, and yet another reason why Europe wins.
San Francisco Food Not Bombs Chili Showdown & Fundraiser! »
A vegan chili showdown, bitches! Get down there, show your superior chili-making skillz, and win a prize! Is there a prize? Probably not. BUT THERE IS the prize(-ish) of knowing you fed a lot of hungry homeless people/freeloading vegans. Ow!
IMPORTANT DETAILS: $7 to enter (!?) but it looks like eating is free (!?); it’s happening on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. Head to the the 16th Street BART and follow the smell/the people who look like they smell (that’s me!) until you find it.
Holiday Nog-in! Vegans need to enter! »
There is a Nog-In (which is more of a holiday nog-off because there will be a winner! with prizes! I think!) on Sunday, Dec. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fabric8 in SF. We want a vegan to win this piece! If you think your nog has what it takes to reign supreme, email them to enter! Remember, the secret to any delicious nog is just a shitload of booze. Also maybe a couple of twenties. And it might help if you’re attractive and willing to sleep with the judges. You are, right?