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Have a Holly Boot

A seasonal Andy Warhol– he who coined the expression:  “15 minutes of fame“– which has evolved to “In the future, everyone will be obscure for 15 minutes,” and adjusted by Banksy: “In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes.” Still evolving: … Continue reading

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The Handsome Lithops

H/T to the humble lithops, who are not cyclopse. The first scientific description of a lithops was made by William John Burchell, this gentleman: (via Wikipedia) Here is a very nice time lapse of a lithops flowering: (Sorry, maybe the … Continue reading

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Dauphin DobSon

H/T to the dobson fly; le petit dauphin, Louis; his gentle hellgrammite dauphine, who  enjoys her cuisses de grenouille (gently sautéed by Dauphin dragon). Louis prefers his pommes Dauphine au gratin. The word “dobson” sounds like a folk etymology for another word foreign … Continue reading

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KnobHead Haiku

Bunostegos akokanensis (h/t to bulbous head) Related articles Lumpy, Cow-Sized Bunostegos Roamed Isolated Desert 260 Million Years Ago (hngn.com)

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Mitey Destructor Haiku

‘Varroa destructor is an external parasitic mite that attacks the honey bees Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. The disease caused by the mites is called varroatosis.’ (from Wikipedia) Related articles Biodiversity: New hope for honeybees? (summitcountyvoice.com) Feeding bees corn syrup may leave them vulnerable to colony collapse (arstechnica.com) … Continue reading

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A Red Triangle Slug Haiku

Did you know that these slugs are incredible mould-munchers? Every home should employ a couple! (Read Stephanie Pain’s interesting article in New Scientist Magazine, July 2000, discovered via Wikipedia) Hat Tip to: One will really amaze you, the other just eats his … Continue reading

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What is a Nest, but a KnotDream by Another Name?

I have recently done an enjoyable little project, an illustration for LitNet‘s haiku competition. Below is the winning haiku, Vinknessie, by Pieter Strauss. (loosely translated: weaver nest so high/like a planet in the sky/bundlekin of fear) There are maningi-many different … Continue reading

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Goodness Gracious, it’s Greed and Goody-Two-Shoes

Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins septych. Not everyone sees greed as a sin, of course. It is arguably the very foundation of capitalism. (Milton Friedman: see this YouTube clip; Searches yield articles like: What motivates online social participation? …good … Continue reading

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Toad

A Cure for Pessimism Those capricious fantasies, friend! You say your palate naught can please, I hear you bluster, spit and wheeze! My love, my patience, soon will end! Pluck up your courage, follow me– Here’s a fat toad! Now … Continue reading

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Of Teasers and Tea Tree Oil

I initially planned to do a series of Pilates poses; I still want to—once I can get a willing and able) model again. Pilates is one of the best exercise routines out there, though my daughters prefer Zumba. And because I … Continue reading

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