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Ron Callari - Social Media Scientist & Animal Enthusiast

Ron CallariRon CallariWelcome to my Homepage. As a freelance writer and editorial cartoonist, my published work explores current trends on the digital horizon, social media, humor, politics and innovation. I treat global geo-political issues with the same weight of importance as cartoons and Twitter. My published work includes the satirical "kidd millennium" cartoon series, Facebucks & Dumb F*cks, a graphic novel satirizing Facebook and Crude Behavior  and Uncle Dubya's Jihad Jamboree, two parodies of the Bush Administration.

Also keenly interested in the safety of our pets, and will be writing here about various issues pertinent to pet travel, pet innovation and how social media intersects with the pet world. 

Ron has also been a contributing writer for InventorSpot, where he focuses on social media issues and evolving technology.

In a world where we are barraged daily by data overload, I try to cut through the clutter by delivering new insights with off-center, but hopefully insightful commentary.  Your comments and feedback are always welcome. If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow. If you need a friend, let's connect on FacebookBut in any event, please come back often!

 

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Comfort Dogs Return To Boston Marathon After Visits To Tragedy-Stricken American Towns

Golden Retrievers Maggie, Addie, Luther, Richie and Isaiah are Boston's hometown heroes - even though they haven't taken up residency. These five canines are trained 'Comfort Dogs' or what some call "Therapy Dogs." Their unique role aside from being man's best friend is to visit various communities in the aftermath of tragedies. And while they're trained like 'Service Dogs,' this particular group focus on providing emotional support.

No, Virginia, There Isn't An Easter Bunny?

While the New York Sun's editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church might have had his reasons to pen his famous response to 8 yr-old Virginia O'Hanlon pertaining to the existence of Santa Claus in 1897 -- it's been announced with some certainty this holiday season that there's no such thing as an Easter Bunny!

Twin Mutts From Another Mother, Gone Viral

Commercial photographer Grace Chon who specializes in celebrity-and-pet photography just became a celebrity in her own right this week when she released a photo series that featured her son and his best friend. The Tumblr spread titled, "Zoey and Jasper, A Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy" is perhaps the cutest portraits to have hit the digital airwaves in quite some time. . .

American Bombay Cat - Predatory Panther Or A Priss Of A Puss? [Video]

With a sleek patent-leather-like black coat, a muscular build and tapered gold or copper-colored eyes that emit a piercing glaze, it's no surprise that the American Bombay cat is often mistaken for a Panther kitten. However, despite its threatening facade, this feline would much rather curl up in your lap than join its distant big cat cousins in the wild.

"What's Your Sign?" Could Be A Real Animal, According To Native Americans

The word "Zodiac" literally means animals, but the 12 Astrological signs we're familiar with refer to patterns or constellations of animals as seen in the evening skies. Thought of as 'celestial events,' Astrology is a pseudo-science that attempts to draw correlations between these signs and our pattern of behavior on Earth.

Bionic Kangaroo Designed To Bop To The Hip Hip Hop, Bang Bang Da Vinci Beat! [Videos]

For those who remember the Sugerhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" lyrics recorded in 1979, it's a perfect theme song for a very unique kangaroo that just hopped off a German assembly line this past month. After two years of research, the tech company Festo and their engineers have unveiled. . .

Moving On Up To The West Side - Peregrine Falcons Get A Piece Of The Sky [In Jersey City]

High atop 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a pair  of Peregrine Falcons return to a nesting site prepared exclusively for them. Since 2000, this year marks the 14th season for these endangered birds to take residence once again on the skyscraper's rooftop.

Doris Day At 90 Runs The Most Pet-Friendly Inn In The Land

For those that might not remember America's Sweetheart, Doris Day was the biggest box office star at the movies during the 1950 and 1960s. Starring with some of the greats, she appeared in 39 comedies and dramas with the likes of Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, David Niven and James Stewart. . .

Real Animals Miss The Boat In Movie Epic "Noah" [Videos]

It's ironic that the biblical tale about saving animals during the Great Flood hasn't cast any animal actors to be featured in the film. While PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] was most pleased with the decision, at first blush it does seem somewhat disingenuous that real animals weren't used to recreate about saving the planet's animals.

Cross Between Adams & Liebovitz, Photographer Captures Praying Mantis In Nature & Under Microscope

Internationally acclaimed photographers the likes of Ansel Adams and Annie Liebovitz have produced iconic photography while influencing others who are just beginning to make their mark. While capturing raw and majestic landscapes or portraits of celebrities under the spotlight might seem like juxtaposed imagery -- in the very capable hands of Igor Siwanowic. . .


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