Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coyotes: Canine Survivors

These guys are really interesting critters. I've seen 'em within 20 yards of human dwellings--my own--scouting for a meal.

Friday, September 24, 2010

From 2727 B.C. to the present*

Via Mad Mike's page:
(The name of the band and the song is; Spirit Kid: You Lit Up for Me)

*Who EVER thought they'd live to see the day when a comic, benevolent "history" of "Weed" would be a trailer for a mainstream TV program?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

For Wombats, At Least, Things Appear To Be Looking Up

One of the bloggers I admire most is "D r i f t g l a s s" in Chicago. He has been an indomitable spirit through this past, truly frightening decade. Today he departed on one his whimsical (fund-raising) asides, which I will supply the bare bones: his illustration (above) and the AP story that inspired it (below), and invite you to traipse over the his site for to savor the rest.

From ABC News:
American gives $8m to wombat rescuers

A multi-million-dollar bequest from an American benefactor has shocked a volunteer wombat rescue program in South Australia.

The man visited Mannum in South Australia to see the work two years ago and has now given $8 million to the Wombat Awareness Organisation.

Founding director Brigitte Stevens has been astounded by the donation and plans to put the money towards buying land to develop a centre to care for wombats.

"There's nothing like that in South Australia and you know that'd be a big step forward for conservation in South Australia where we can then work on co-existence with other species of wildlife as well," she said.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jerry, the Dachel, Plays Well With Self

"How To Buy A Cowboy Hat"

There is one and only thing that matters if you want to look good in a hat: You MUST think you look good in it.
You can always tell folks who aren't comfortable under their brims, cuz they look stupid in their hats.
How to buy a cowboy hat

Friday, September 10, 2010

You Don't Know Dick About Drugs!

I ALWAYS score "high" on drug tests!

Here is your chance to test your knowledge and find out how much you know about drugs and drug policy.
September 8, 2010 |

Drug use, addiction and the war on drugs touches everyone.

Most people's drug use starts before they leave the house (coffee) and many end the day with a drug (alcohol). While most people have beneficial relationships with drugs, we all know someone who has misused or developed an addiction to certain drugs. And we all know someone who has been harmed by the drug war.

The war on drugs is in the news every day: whether it's violence in Mexico, Californians voting on marijuana legalization, or some famous person getting caught with marijuana or cocaine.

Here is your chance to test your knowledge and find out how much you know about drugs and drug policy!

Sample questions:
1) Which Country Locks Up the Most People for Drug Law Violations (In Total and Per Capita)?
A) Russia
B) China
C) Mexico
D) United States
E) Iran
2) True or False: The U.S. Congress Passed a Resolution in 1988 Calling for a Drug Free America by 1995?

3) Which Country Decriminalized Drugs in 2002 and has since seen declines in crime, death and disease?

A) Portugal
B) Netherlands
C) Germany
D) England

4) Which Current/Former Presidents Used Illegal Drugs?
A) President Obama
B) President Bush II
C) President Clinton
D) All of the Above
There are 20 questions in all, and the answers are supplied. If you don't finish during class-time, finish it for homework.

Class dismissed.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Non-Prescription Attitude Adjuster, W/Salt & Lime

The narration's a hoot, but there needs to be more animation, action.