Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
out of the closet into the zoo!
gay lions and tigers and bears, oh my! a zoo in norway is featuring an exhibit called "against nature" that features gay animals in all their flaming glory:
The museum said the exhibition, opening on Thursday despite condemnation from some Christians, was the first in the world on the subject. Soeli said a Dutch zoo had once organised tours to view homosexual couples among the animals.
"The sexual urge is strong in all animals. ... It's a part of life, it's fun to have sex," Soeli said of the reasons for homosexuality or bisexuality among animals.
i was quite disappointed that the yahoo news story didn't feature a picture of this part of the exhibit:
One photograph shows two giant erect penises flailing above the water as two male right whales rub together. Another shows a male giraffe mounting another for sex, another describes homosexuality among beetles.
i've long been a friend to gay penguins. some Christian groups condemned the exhibit and silly scientists are trying to figure out the genetic advantage to gayness. you naked apes take yourselves waaaaay too seriously. call me when you figure out the genetic advantage to humping a naked ape leg. doesn't do anything for us but some things are fun to do anyway. don't deny your bonobo cousins...98% of your dna, pals.
Monday, October 09, 2006
the elephant uprising
the new york times alerts us to an alarming phemonenon, rising elephant terrorism.
perhaps the social fabric of elephant lives is fraying because of moral relativism and abortion like this guy said. maybe they're just sick of you naked apes. i know i am!
i wonder, pooches, do we join the pachyderms in their quest to end naked ape domination? perhaps we should merely co-opt them for our purposes. they're really good at sitting on things, i hear. and it sounds like they could use our help:
Decades of poaching and culling and habitat loss, they claim, have so disrupted the intricate web of familial and societal relations by which young elephants have traditionally been raised in the wild, and by which established elephant herds are governed, that what we are now witnessing is nothing less than a precipitous collapse of elephant culture.
It has long been apparent that every large, land-based animal on this planet is ultimately fighting a losing battle with humankind. And yet entirely befitting of an animal with such a highly developed sensibility, a deep-rooted sense of family and, yes, such a good long-term memory, the elephant is not going out quietly. It is not leaving without making some kind of statement, one to which scientists from a variety of disciplines, including human psychology, are now beginning to pay close attention.
this weekend i watched lots of football including my favorite team (other than the seasquawks and tied with the bears)--the beagles!
here is one kind of beagle i like. his name is hank baskett and he likes catching footballs, beating cowboys, and moonwalking with donovan mcnabb. apparently these kind of beagles are allergic to something called "T.O." and it makes them boo very loudly and chant nonsensical things.
this is another kind of beagle that i like. they like blogging (judgin' from my dogosphere friends), chasing rabbits, and getting into mischief. they also like to bay very loudly but they are not quite as rude as the other kind of beagles. i don't know their names but i sure would like to sniff their butts.
weekend with the huskers
another good weekend for the cornhuskers. not so much for iowa state. they're wearing shirts that say "the golden rule: beat nebraska." i believe, guys, that the golden rule is actually to will as if one's will were universal (i. kant). dumb iowans. they're too dumb to read the damn germans they should be ignoring in the first place.
here my sister's favorite running back marlon lucky tells the cyclone "bad cyclone--STAY!" so he can get to the end zone. i hope he gave the cyclone a click and a treat for doing a good job letting him get by.
here some hooskers celebrate ANOTHER td. i prefer to celebrate with snacks rather than ramming my body into other bodies but hey, to each species their own.
this lady can't be a real nebraskan because all the nebraska ladies *I* know (mawma, granny, and mawma's granny) are geniuses. must be an iowan pretending to be a nebraskan. can't say i blame her.
sadly, i didn't take any pictures of the best part of the weekend which was my dinner of eggs and lox. and that is why i love football. we win, we celebrate by getting special snacks. we lose, we mourn by giving me special snacks. it's a win-win for wally.