walking panda

What the well dressed Venezuelan is wearing
2005-05-20— Posted by: allegra


The Venezuelans will be the first outside of Russia to make this baby under license. They bought several hundred thousand at almost $400 US a pop. Liberty is ‘spensive, y’know? Boy did the Americans yowl about this. But they just don’t make a gun this good, this cheap.

Chiba Park’s bipedal panda
2005-05-20— Posted by: allegra

This is Futa the lesser panda. He can stand on his hind legs for ten seconds at a time. Did you ever see an animal that looked more like something out of an anime? He’s apparently a star at the Japanese zoo where he’s incarcerated. I thank Sploid for providing the link to the pic.

I have little to report but a very great deal of happiness about the long weekend. John is off to Victoria/Courtenay, and so I have to feed Pokey.

Don’t all thank me at once for not posting a link to Saddam Hussein in his underwear. Here, however, is a link to Bush in court http://billmon.org/archives/001864.html – and don’t forget to read the commentary, it’s amusing in a very partisan kinda way.

I hate to say it, but the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Digest I just read was a major guilty pleasure. I especially like the Mina Harker character, and the expression on Quatermain’s face as he peers up her bloomers (she’s on a ladder above him) made me spew tea. What I don’t understand is how they got away with the quite in your face racism of the piece. I couldn’t tell whether it was a matter of parody or what… it was sort of post parody. The best thing about it was the Picture of Dorian Gray Paint by Numbers kit. Inspired. And Pollyanna turns up, as a character in a very disgusting school for wayward girls. Arab and Chinese characters speak in Arab and Chinese, untranslated – for pages! Given how racist the depictions are, I am at a loss as to how I could possibly get the dialogue translated. Hauling it into work doesn’t seem like a good idea.

Writers Group on Wednesday was fantastic. I read that piece from my blog a while back about Monumental Angst.

Well, it’s time to get up and get out.

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Born when atmospheric carbon was 316 PPM. Settled on MST country since 1997. Parent, grandparent.

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