What the hell is that, you ask? Why, it's Van Gogh's Ear. Specifically, it's a Van Gogh's Ear organic catnip cat toy. Seriously. It's for sale at The Modern Dog, a Venice, California pet boutique owned by my dear friends Guy Miracle and Lance Castro. Also available in a similarly strange vein is a catnip toy emblazoned with, er, Michael Jackson's face. They're $8 and $9, respectively, from the Modern Dog's online shop.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.