The Daily Ant One-Year Antiversary: In Review

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s true. What started out one year ago from yesterday as a podunk formicid-friendly online media project with an inaugural post on loving your house ants has grown into a podunk formicid-friendly online media project with 196 published articles. Whether you’re joining us now for the first time, or have traversed the long foraging trail of myrmecological justice since the very beginning, it’s time to consider what we’ve accomplished together.

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BREAKING: Daily Ant Launches GoFundMe Campaign: “AntSongs”

The Daily Ant is thrilled to report that we have launched a historic GoFundMe campaign: “AntSongs: A Daily Ant Experience“.

Bring such remarkable tunes as Tom Waits’ “Army Ants”, Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes”, and Calle 13’s “El Hormiguero” to life! The Daily Ant will partner with Jordan Blanchard, a singer-songwriter from Michigan, to produce interpretive covers of these underappreciated classics.

If you would like to support this formicid-forward campaign, donate today!

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T.V. Tuesday: The Kardashiants

We start this post with an unusual sentence: A recent headline in New York Daily News caught our attention. What was the headline?

“Fire ants could be used to help Kim Kardashian”

It turns out that a component of the chemicals released in a fire ant sting also may alleviate some symptoms of an auto-immune disease called psoriasis. And Kim Kardashian has psoriasis. Thus, fire ants could be used to help Kim Kardashian.

But our story does not end with this New York Daily News article. Investigative reporting by The Daily Ant has revealed that the Kardashian family is remarkably antlightened. There are at least two other occasions of Kardashians dabbling in the world of Formicidae. Consider this scientific inquiry by both Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian:

Or, dwell on this myrmecological musing by Kanye West, husband of Kim Kardashian, during a lecture at Oxford University (video here):

People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She’s only doing good if your daughter’s doing good. We’re all one family. We have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs.

Thus, The Daily Ant is surprised to report that Keeping Up with the Kardashians by association, is one of the most ant-friendly shows currently on television.

UPDATE (09/13/2017): Public Relations Consultant Natalia Piland suggests that The Daily Ant ought to answer Kourtney’s and Khloé’s noble inquiry. The answer is: Yes, basically. In ants, as in other insects, it’s called an aedeagus.

Style Saturday: Play on Fire Ants

The Daily Ant hosts a weekly ant fashion series, Style Saturdays. This fourth installment is by our Fashion Correspondant Kathryn Pogin, who is also an Executive Producer of our popular Philosophy Phridays series. Enjoy!

Style Saturdays took a brief hiatus last week for the March for Science (it made me think, maybe I should dedicate a future entry to protest-wear; you really don’t need to sacrifice style or comfort to be part of the Resist-ants!), but we’re back this week and fired up about a look inspired by fire ants. So, sit back, put on some tunes, make yourself a cocktail if you’re so inclined, and let’s talk formicid-fashion.

Speaking of fire, Lil’ Kim’s not the only one who can rock a peep-toe boot – and in fact, if anyone ever tries to tell you otherwise, remember the Queen herself would say, “Take a deep breath and say it loud, never can, never will, can’t hold us down“! (But seriously, peep-toe booties are trending, and it’s a beautiful thing). This week’s look features a gorgeous boot by Maison Margiela. I’m pairing it with a moto-jacket by IRO from Intermix to bring a bit of a balancing edge to a feminine (and myrmecologically-themed) skirt. Grey Ant sunglasses top off the look for an overall cool, yet sophisticated aesthetic. A little bit of extra accessorizing (say, with this phone cover) wouldn’t be remiss, but also really isn’t necessary.

It’s a great look whether you’d like something dressed up without being formal, or just appropriate couture for pondering the social complexity of gender relations — human, or ant.

Play on fire ants

IRO cropped jacket

Grey ant sunglasses

Patterned skirt

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