In 2009 owls are still running things. These wise old animals prove that intelligence is hip. Plus, having beautiful eyes that gaze with empty intent onto a sometimes less-than-hip world = sexy and aspirational. Make owls into products for your loft. Make owls into street art and paste them up! Make a dollar bill into the owl. Get an owl tatoo'd. Or hang out with your owl wrangling uncle--just to get to know an owl better. You won't regret it.