Sunday, August 24, 2008

Meet at the dog park. Pass it on.

This is not about bikes. Rather an event that mimics the Critical Mass bike rides around the nation. You know – once a month bike riders meet for a ride down the main drag in an attempt to promote sharing the road. Now comes the New York Boston Terrier Meetup Group that meets at dog parks throughout the city once a month to let their pups co-mingle with their own breed. The club claims 400 members but fortunately only a couple dozen show up at any given event. Still, quite a sight.

Found on CraigsList: Semi for sale. It 535,000 miles on it, motor and tranny and rear ends have transferable warranty to 725,000 miles. I don’t think I’ve been 725,000 miles my entire lifetime. Airplanes included.
And yet—I’m out of warranty.

Human babies, as well as wallabies don’t have to be taught about danger. All species seem to be hard-wired to get the hell away from creatures with big teeth. But humans are the only species to create art on purpose. One of the traits that defines being human. Plus, we may be the only species to practice delayed gratification. You maybe; not me.

This really happened on the Hebridean island of North Uist – a fight between hedgehog lovers and wading-bird enthusiasts lasted for years. Hedgehogs were eating bird eggs. The brouhaha entangled Scottish Natural Heritage, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Uist Hedgehog Rescue and the Uist Wader Project. Finally, peace broke out when they agreed to airlift the invader hedgehogs to a better place.
Pints. All around.

Good quote herewith. “Funny is like pornography. You know it when you see it.” From author Allison Glock in a recent book review.

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