Friday, July 29, 2016

Not Yeti Friday - Various Animals

 White Honduran Bats:


Bombyx mori:

De Brazza's monkeys:

Snow monkeys:


Likely candidate for Honorary Yeti of the Year, there's one voiced by Charlize Theron  in an upcoming stopmotion film (8/19/2016) : Kubo and the Two Strings


Oddity of the Week

Gross critters coming out of a Yeti head

Thursday, July 28, 2016

[Destination: Russia] Snezhnyy chelovek

Maybe it's because Siberia seems like it would harbor them.  Or maybe it's due to the Dyatlov Pass incident.  Or maybe it's just 'cause it is a natural universal sentiment that all people share in common.

We don't need to hope it, Sting: the Russians love their yeti, too.


Not too long ago, a Russian guy claimed to have a close encounter with one and was able to sketch his portrait:

Starring in a cell phone commercial:

You can visit Coffee Yeti is in Novokuznetsk:

And see this somewhat frightening Christmas display:


This outdoor statue at the Mountain Shoriya:

And at Rosa Khutor alpine resort in Krasnodar Krai:



There are more weird original yeti costumes in Russia than anywhere else in the world. Some examples (and this is just the tip of the iceberg):



Source (previous blogged Morrison's yeti)
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Source (commercial)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kids Cartoon: Laurel and Hardy

The Laurel and Hardy animated series ran for one season from 1966 to 1967. That's prime Yeti craze time.

And sure enough, His Himalayan Abominableness makes an appearance.   I'm not sure exactly which episode, probably "That's Snow Biz".

Here's the footage I nabbed these shots from.

Note the mop top, popular men's hairstyle in the 1960s.  I previously blogged about it here and here.

Seems like a popular hairstyle for Yetis in the 1960s, too. Cases-in-point:

Popeye, Dick Tracy Show, and Snooper and Blabber

Flurridelphia, Pennsnowmania

Sophie Argetsinger
Dex Black

Jolly Nihilist
Alex Tur

Jessica Mellen