Intervention, or, Never Mind, I’m Ranting


“Maybe you’ve got a little buddy there to help you eat a strawberry three times the size of your body, but we all die alone.”

Huffington Post

No, really. Who writes this shit?

TurtleberrySo, the setup is simply that I have a friend who adores turtles. A life passion sort of thing. Naturally, I am compelled, then, to forward her any turtle-related stuff I encounter in the n’ether*. Such as a HuffPo temptation called, “24 Tiny Turtles Who Need A Reality Check”. And, yes, the pictures run the gamut from cute to fascinating, but perhaps the most striking thing is the open nihilism of the captions for the slide show. No, seriously, it is clearly somebody’s idea of a joke, but come on:

• “Do you think life is a game? It’s time to stop eating that strawberry and get a job.”

• “What could you possibly accomplish with your life? You’re smaller than a banana.”

• “Oh, look at us, we’re three tiny turtles all in a row. Well, NEWSFLASH: life is full of pain.”

• “Not only does this penny show your scale, tiny guy, it’s a reminder that you’ve never earned a penny a day in your life.”

• “Maybe you’ve got a little buddy there to help you eat a strawberry three times the size of your body, but we all die alone.”

Tupenny TurtleThese aren’t jokes. They’re fortune cookies pulled straight from the Devil’s ruddy bum.

And, no, the advice to not attempt to write comedy while hung over and jonesing for a rail has never really worked out well for anyone who has ventured forth from such crossroads.

Really, though: Who writes this shit?
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* That would be “net aether”. No, it’s not some trendy word. I just thought of it. Figured to try it out. I mean, you know. I loathe cutesy words like interwebs, and the intertubes joke gets old after a while.

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When penguins fly ….


Adélie penguins take flight on King George Island

Yes, that is exactly what you think you’re seeing.

I mean, how freakin’ cool is that?

According to the Telegraph, BBC program host Terry Jones explained,

We’d been watching the penguins and filming them for days, without a hint of what was to come …. But then the weather took a turn for the worse. It was quite amazing. Rather than getting together in a huddle to protect themselves from the cold, they did something quite unexpected, that no other penguins can do.

Apparently a BBC crew witnessed the flight of the Adélie penguins from King George Island—750 miles south of the Falklands—while filming for an upcoming series called Miracles of Evolution.

Adélie penguins migrate north to South American rainforests.