Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cthulhu Elephant?

Actually it is an indian street painting of Indra's multi-trunked elephant.
via automatism

Also, Wagga sent me this depressing article that states there are only 3500 tigers left worldwide.
Note: "The Chinese government is actively planning to legalise the trade (of tiger products) and if they legalise this trade then the demand for wild tigers is going to increase manyfold," he said, pointing out that people preferred products from wild tigers over farmed animals.

13 comments:

Buzz Saw said...

Allow me to be murst to say that if you are in a mood to be depressed, this is the link for you.

Akubi said...

@buzz saw,
That *is* depressing and this article it links to is even worse.
When cats kill so many rodents what is logic in sending them to death camps to clean up the city?

Akubi said...

Are Women Too Sexy for I.T.?

Ogg the Caveman said...

Not only is it inhumane, it's ineffective. The US Navy tried it in my neck of the woods, and ended up switching to trap/neuter/vaccinate/release because it gave them a smaller feral cat population than trying to exterminate them. A healthy cat that's not spending energy on reproduction can control a large territory.

Buzz Saw said...

Internet on a bus?

I Hate Hillary said...

Testing New Identity now.

NotAnOptimist said...

Re: Are Women Too Sexy for I.T.?

"Smart chicks are HOT." - Xander Harris

Truer words were never spoken.

Akubi said...

@Notanoptimist,
I wonder why lack of women in IT is so much more of a problem in Europe than here...

NotAnOptimist said...

OT: Predictions made in 1900 about life in 2000

Dare to dream, eh?

Akubi said...

@NotAnOptimist
Some of it isn't too far off. Overall I don't think it's any less accurate than these predictions 50 years later. My particular favorite:
- So tell your children not to be surprised if the year 2000 finds 35 or even a 20-hour work week fixed by law.

Akubi said...


Federal officials have indicated that they are likely to close the Pacific salmon fishery from northern Oregon to the Mexican border because of the collapse of crucial stocks in California’s major watershed.

That would be the most extensive closing on the West Coast since the federal government started regulating fisheries.

...The 2007 count of the fall Chinook jacks from the Sacramento River was less than 6 percent of the long-term average, Mr. Lohn said.


At least there's some small bit of good news today.

Buzz Saw said...

Moko saves the day!

Akubi said...

@Buzz saw,
I think the world would be a much better place if dolphins were in charge! Monkey brain people suck!