Mermaid & Mongoose

A wunderkammer of the sea and land

Dying in the snow: The cold hard truth of arctic ardor

Seriously, winter is such a buzzkill. But oh, what a beautiful way to go. What better way to spend the hours forcibly confined inside than watching TV and films? Here … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wave2Wave: the nouvelle vague-hallyu connection

How can my Kdrama viewing and my near-completist Truffaut viewing ever intersect? With Lee Dong Wook, who must have the spirit of Jean-Pierre Leaud lightly infused in his veins. Not … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

mmmK: The IU edition

With a taste for the sugary sweet, the aesthetic of many Kdramas is often colorful, almost whimsical, decidedly romantic and undoubtedly filled with flower boys. Since yours truly is a … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vintage Gymnastics: part 2

There’s more flip-flopping, heart-stopping, old skool goodness that started like methadone for a serious Olympic addiction; now transformed into a wonderful trip down 90’s gymnastic memory lane for me. This … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gorgeously choreographed animated wunderkammer and Docent LL goes interspecies!

One helluva film from┬áJan ┼ávankmajer. It’s taxonomy writ audiovisually! And it has a stunning bodyworlds-esque finale. Part of what makes the film fascinating is how it builds on hierarchies of … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vintage Gymnastics: part 1

Are you suffering from a little Olympic gymnastics withdrawal? Well suffer no further because M & M are ready to showcase some old favorites from the gymnastic history vaults (pun … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mermaid tail for sale

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July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Greetings from our curators

Welcome to Mermaid and Mongoose. We have scoured both the sea and the land to bring you a wunderkammer chock full of delightful ephemera. Mmmm yeah (mmmmm) check it out … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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