Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New post for now


BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: For those who missed it in the comments, Edgar has a new blog: My Junk
Woohoo!
Elephant by ~counterevolutionary

pink elephant by =rakastajatar

14 comments:

Ogg the Caveman said...

Murst!

Is it elephant day?

Ogg the Caveman said...
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Ogg the Caveman said...

Something about this dog's face reminds me of Akubi (the dog, not the blogger).

Akubi said...

@Ogg,
Yes, the smile does look like Akubi's.
Speaking of dogs, I thought this was awful:
A Beijing law making it illegal to keep dogs taller than 35 centimeters (1.1 foot) means that dogs such as Deng's placid Golden Retriever are outlaws and can be locked up and put down if they are intercepted by the authorities in the Olympic city.
Do they come up with these dogs just so they have an excuse to eat dog meat?

Edgar Alpo said...

An elephant never forgets, or so they say.

Casey Serin said...

How am I still a free man after committing a seven-figure fraud on multiple banks?

That's the real elephant in the room. :-p

Akubi said...

An elephant never forgets, or so they say.
I wonder how that expression came about...

Casey,
Maybe because even the banks loaning you money were scammers as well. I doubt the FBI has the resources to go after everyone who committed mortgage fraud.

In other news, I can't believe that 1 in 4 California high school students drop out. What do they expect to do with their lives?

Edgar Alpo said...

The origin of the phrase seems to go back to observations that elephants follow the same paths and even hand down genetic memories of directions and places grounds across generations. Each elephant clan has a certain burial place, like many human communities, and always help the dying ones get back there if they are not killed traumatically first.

The most famous example of the tenacity of memory of elephants is illustrated in the story "Elephant Walk," which was made into a movie in the 40s, or perhaps early 50s. This is the true story of a British colonial villa which was built across a traditional elephant walk in India. The elephants were confused and enraged to find their way blocked, and every year at the same time, the villa staff would have to defend the villa and deflect the herds around it so they could get from one side of the offending villa in their traditional migration.

Finally the elephants could not be dissuaded, and one year in rage they finally stormed on through the villa, destroying it and killing many of the people, restoring the traditional road.

In addition to their travel and burial patterns, it has been demonstrated in the 20th century that elephants also have a high friendship skill with humans, as well as develping lasting relationships with other elephants, and in fact do remember individuals of the human and their own species even when separated for decades.
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akubi, if you get a chance please take Good Riddance off your blog roll and add My Junk. Thanx. :)

Akubi said...

Hmmm, interesting.
I changed the links BTW.

Akubi said...

Elephants in the news: RNC fights use of elephant logo
I guess they don't like elephants like this.

Edgar Alpo said...

Elephants will put up with some shit for awhile, but when they get pissed, look out!

akubi, do you know why when I do a Ctrl + Print Screen I only get part of the screen now? It seems to get smaller and smaller these days.

Akubi said...

akubi, do you know why when I do a Ctrl + Print Screen I only get part of the screen now?
Are you sure that's all your getting and not just what your seeing in Paint or whatever app your pasting into? For example, I have two screens at work and they both are captured in a Ctrl Print Screen, I just have to scroll over and down to see the whole picture.

Edgar Alpo said...

Thanx akubi, I'll try messing with it some more tomorrow.

Did you see the latest from FMW over at my blog? Second post down, sixth comment. She says hi to you. Check it out, see what what you think. :)

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Akubi:

n other news, I can't believe that 1 in 4 California high school students drop out. What do they expect to do with their lives?

Flip houses, of course. Make sweet deals. That kind of thing.