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
A brief summary of the experiments done by John Calhoun back in the 60s, where mice were provided with unlimited food in individual colonies. As the population grew, space became more limited and the rodent society begins to deviate. Horrifyingly, our current human society is showing many of the signs of these past failed rodent … More Mouse Utopia
I wonder if the chicken truly knows:
A couple of years ago I was on the receiving end of numerous telemarketing calls from a medicare scam. They called multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times per day. The scam was operated by a company that targets senior citizens, and would offer to send them knee or back braces for free or for … More What did the horse say to the black man? The trolling of a telemarketer
Somehow, it worked out at the end:
I don’t know about the other countries, but the one for America is absolutely spot on: