Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Rabbits defy Fibonacci



Well, this is sad. A government attempt to save the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit failed when the last male in captivity died, apparently unable to "breed like rabbits" and completely disregarding the expectations that Fibonacci Numbers have placed on rabbitdom since the 13th century.

If our government scientists can't get rabbits to reproduce, what are the chances they'll ever figure out a way to shoot down incoming North Korean missiles or develop new sources of energy?

But I doubt I would do much breeding either, with some biologist in a lab coat noting my every move on his clipboard.

And the romance is probably ruined when you have to use a line like "my corner of the wire cage or yours?"

On the other hand I suppose there's a club in L.A. where people pay good money for that very experience.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Joseph McCarthy, the (cautious) liberal




From the Here's-something-you-don't-hear-every-day file...

It takes him so long to get to the point that I almost wonder if he was hoping the reporter's recording machine would run out first. But Joe McCarthy was a senator from Wisconsin and there was a time when Wisconsin viewed itself as a very progressive state.

Joseph McCarthy speaks on Brown vs The Board of Education
(mp3)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Flying Fish

While I was taking an animation class, there would sometimes be a draw-a-quick-gag challenge. This was my entry for "Flying Fish".