Possibly a little late, but then again, my family tradition was to wait until the last possible minute to put the bird in the oven.
Meaning that one Thanksgiving we drove all around town to find possibly the last unfrozen bird in the state, at about 11:00AM on the Thursday.
This was way before the collective national tradition of getting hammered while the Detroit Lions lose again was put in place.
Actually, I do love Thanksgiving. There's no fucking marketing! Read more about Turkey recipes, anyone?
How true. Now we have proof:
Your Bi-Lingual Kitty
Adult cats, living apart from humans, have very clear communication with one another. It is spoken mostly through scent, then through facial expression, complex body language, and touch. Meowing is not part of this language. Meow-ese, it would seem, is a language developed exclusively for humans.
So why do cats have two "languages?" Because meowing is unnecessary in a cat's world. But in your world, your pet cat is dependent on you, and quickly learns that you are clearly not picking up the scent messages she leaves on your things, and you are not completely fluent in cat body language.
It turns out evolution happens in real time (as if it would happen in any other kind of time). From the Bradenton Herald (I quote the article almost in its entirety, in case any of the Christianists from Minnesota come back for more):
A new study of lizards in the Bahamas shows that the natural selection pressures that drive evolution can flip-flop faster than previously thought--even in months.
Man, that's even faster than the neo-cons flip-flopped on Iraq! Read more about Science for Republicans!
This doesn't suprise me at all.
â€¢The average length of a single story devoted primarily to elections was roughly
76 seconds. By contrast, a similar national study conducted by the UW
NewsLab during the 2002 mid-term election found the average story ran 89
â€¢ 41 percent of the election stories were aired in the final week before Election
Well, that's how the SCLM will represent them. Still, it's fun to say "neener neener!" to the neocons for a change.
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I've been on the Intertubes long enough to have heard this story many times. Readers, share with us your own experience, we want to know if it's typical. I'm protecting the innocent and blanking a few details for the sake of privacy:
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But Bambi is ok, right? Remind me to skip the matinee in Moscow. This is a "funny" post, because Borat is a sensation and all that, but as Antony reminds us:
After the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and poisoning of a former Russian spy, the increasingly authoritarian reign of Vladimir Putin is cause for concern.
Russia: not getting better. Don't forget that; they have oil, nukes, and crazies, just like we do. Read more about Borat Not So Funny to Russians
Thank the God of Your Choice that we've still got a few thinking judges on some courts. Slowly, but surely, the rest of American is coming to understand that there is no difference between speech from a mouth, speech on a piece of dessicated dead tree, and speech that is expressed in the Ether of the Intertubes. Read more about Court to Bloggers: Post Away Without Fear (Sort Of)
So a while back I directed you all to a couple of posts about how the Taliban is basically running around, stronger and more organized than ever, despite our and NATO's efforts in Afghanistan. His Majesty the Grey One has been running a series of late, "Simple Answers to Simple Questions," and I've got one for you. Read this article, and pay attention to this part in particular:
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Over the past year, we've been tracking the story of Bush's gulags, and asking ourselves how many prisoners He was keeping there. Our answer (given in early 2005 on the basis of airplane tail numbers, long before WaPo "broke" the story) was 8,500. Later in 2005, the Times estimated 14,000. Read more about The arithmetic: Were thousands from Bush's gulags disappeared?