A simple comic: I know this comic probably meant to refer to things like personal habits or perhaps tendencies shared by a particular culture. But the same thoughts and logic can be applied to the issue of governance – what is the most popular form of government in today’s world? How did it came to … More Monkey See, Monkey Do.
Maybe culling all those feral cats wasn’t such a good idea, Australia: In Australia’s defense, if you pay close attention to government policies and politics in general, most western countries seem to operate in a similarly shorted sighted manner.
A picture paints a thousand words. The poor lion is not just abused by the wife – based on his facial expression, you can tell he’s not even allowed to complain!
A young man who worked as a computer technician details one of his most bizarre encounters while visiting the home of a client:
A zoo in Japan recently placed a bristle brush inside their hedgehog exhibit, along with the message stating that due to the cold weather, the hedgehog is staying inside a custom warm enclosure (possibly hibernating?), so they have prepared the brush there as a substitute “because they all look the same anyway. Hedgehog will be … More Substitute Hedgehog
A picture is worth a thousand words: And heck, just to add an addendum to the little allegory above, translated in terms of modern, western governments, the lion on the left is not even guaranteed security, food, decent shelter or medical care. But the cage is the one thing that’s guaranteed to be there.
A pretty poignant parable on what’s happening on a societal level in the United States nowadays: A black man with a knife was shot by the police last night in Philadelphia. Almost predictably, a riot broke out in the city, with much ensuing looting, destruction of property as well as further violence between the police … More The Ant Jar
Activism is nice and all, but perhaps even better when aimed at the proper targets.
An otter named Warabi (わらび) from the Omoriyama zoo from the Akita prefecture in Japan recently celebrated their 6th birthday (on 7/16). A sushi feast was given to him/her in celebration: The feast included slices of raw fish, apples, crab and even a crawdad. The apples were carved with the animal’s name and age. The … More Otter Birthday Feast
Perhaps the alliance with the humans was a mistake: On a more serious point, this can happen to us as individuals as well. Ally yourself with the wrong career, corporation, spouse or what have you, and perhaps 20 years down the road the same thing would have happened to you. One must be always vigilant … More 10000 Years Later