In one of my favorite episodes of "The Simpsons" ("Bart Gets an Elephant"), the family brings an elephant with an attitude to a nature reserve for rehabilitation. The elephant, named Stampy, starts headbutting all the other elephants in his new home, and a park ranger explains to Marge "Well, animals are not like people, Mrs. Simpson. Some of them act badly because they've had a hard life, or have been mistreated ... but, like people, some of them are just jerks."

I don't know for sure that this episode inspired the creators of the Reddit subreddit AnimalsBeingJerks when they named their community, but I would be surprised if it wasn't. Animals Being Jerks is a fun little pocket of Reddit, one of the most trafficked website on the interwebs. It's purpose is to share photos and videos of animals being jerks — cats pushing things off the desk, dogs sitting on their owners heads, cats sitting on dogs' heads, and penguins jumping on top of one another. But don't worry: animals lovers can breathe easy; the tone of the site is light and fun and there are explicit rules against any kind of content in which animals are killed or injured.

Here are a few examples of what you'll find there:

Cat sitting on cone of shame

• Hey man, get off my cone of shame!

Dog and day old blinds

Dog vs. day-old blinds. (We may have a case of separation anxiety or an obsession with squirrels.)

Cats caught in the blinds

Blinds and cats do not mix.

Puppies and house plants

My puppies don't like houseplants

Kitty not sharing the Skittles

Can I have some Skitt…

The video above is a roundup of other great moments in jerkdom, or you can swing over to take in the whole set of animals being jerks. It's not a bad way to pass some time.

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Waste a little time: Watch animals being total jerks
Even the most die-hard animal rights activist has to admit that sometimes, animals can be jerks. Check out a few good examples here.