Portrait day at the Zoological Gardens.

SCHOOL PICTURES @ THE ZOO:

  

PUT DOWN THAT DONUT AND STUB OUT THAT BUTT: It's not only airlines that will begin holding you accountable for your sedentary snack food and vices lifestyle. Your employers are getting in on the action too. You have been warned.

TEXTILE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR: Hagfish slime. For reals. And yes, it's as nasty as it sounds. Also, super strong and resilient.

WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS? A great many of our facebook pals are UP IN ARMS about Monsanto. We see anti Monsanto bumper stickers on all the fashionable Volvos and Subarus in our 'hood. While we are catching up on the brouhaha, we do wonder if we really want the people behind this crap to have so much control over our food supply.

THE SOFT FOCUS CUDDLE LENZ:

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OH THAT'S NASTY: Seriously, in this instance one could say literally and get away with it.

FOR THE RECORD: Apparently, we are egalitarians. We are good with this.

WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM WITH THIS:  This is perhaps the best example of the problems we have with corporate influence and ideological think tanks and their influence on the legislative processes here in America. There is a loathsome stink of corruption behind laws like these and the people and interests who back their enactment are fairly despicable.

MAMA AND HER CALF:

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EXXON: Yup, they're still crapmongers. Did you realize that there was a major oil spill in Arkansas? No, maybe this is why.

MEANWHILE, IN OHIO: It's back to the 18th Century, nevermind that it's all illegal. THEN THERE'S THIS: I wonder if they have room for all of these peeps?

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: How the 1% is creating ghost neighborhoods in London.

PSYCHO KITTEH:

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^^ON A RELATED NOTE:  This first. Then this.

OFFERED WITHOUT COMMENT: Actions speak louder than words.  OK, admittedly, that was a comment. So sue us.

MEANWHILE, AT THE VATICAN: Boobies and wieners.

INTER-SPECIES SNUGGLING OF THE DAY:

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