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Biblical Theme Park Outfits Donkeys with Wi-Fi

For it is written: And the Lord activated the Wi-Fi signal of the ass, and she tweeted unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? And so, 3,500 years later, the Kfar Kedem park in northern Israel maintains that tradition by offering visitors a look back into the past while connecting [...]

Donkey Kong Was Only The Beginning…

Digital artist Julien Bazinet has taken the classic arcade game Donkey Kong and recast it with some of pop culture’s most beloved characters, creating simulated screens for an out of this world platformer. Villains like Bane, the Xenomorph Queen and Cookie Monster?! await the hero at the top of the screen in these pixel-tastic homages to [...]

Game On, World

How would you make an ad for athletic shoes go viral? Just add Donkey Kong, like Nike did for this "Game On, World" ad. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Forbes

An Office Worker Goes Kong

(YouTube Link) If Donkey Kong wasn’t a giant gorilla, but rather a lowly office worker whose promotion was given to a moustachioed employee named Mario, then the situation would probably play out just as it does in this spoof movie trailer for “Mr. Kong”. It’s a good thing nobody took his stapler! –via Ology

A More Realistic Ending to Donkey Kong

Ever seriously doubt the authenticity of the end of Donkey Kong, where Mario simply sidesteps the giant ape to free the lovely (if pixel-y) damsel in distress? Yeah, so did Dorkly. This one’s for all of the realists out there. Link via Geeks Are Sexy

Eeyore, world’s oldest living donkey at 54 ?

Eeyore the donkey is something of a rarity – at 54 he is thought to be the world’s oldest living donkey. Born in 1957 he now holds a Guiness World Rec…

How Did the Donkey & Elephant Become Political Mascots?

It all started with an insult. During Andrew Jackson’s 1828 presidential campaign, his political opponents labeled him a “jackass.” Stubborn as he was, Jackson co-opted the insult and began putting a donkey on his election posters. For the rest of his career and even into his retirement, newspapers and cartoonists continued to represent Jackson either [...]

Creepy Santa and Other Found Photos

Would you let your children pose with this Santa and his taxidermy donkey? This postcard is part of an extensive collection of found photos belonging to Albert Tanquero. I spent a lot of time this morning looking through pages and pages of his Flickr stream of old photographs, each of which has a story we [...]