Thursday, November 16, 2006

Friday bird blogging: Koga

(I know it isn't Friday quite yet, but bear with me).

This is Koga. She is a wild-caught African Grey parrot, of the timneh subspecies. She is quite interested in the camera, now that I've turned off the flash.

Here is Koga more at ease:

She is at least in her early 20s, but she has lived with us since April of 1991.

I accidentally set the camera to black-and-white, and got this picture of Koga. We were told that Koga is the Cherokee word for "crow," and she does resemble one a little, except for the maroon tail and the parrot beak. Watch out!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006


You know, I like the Nevada desert just fine. I drive the Great Basin Highway twice or so every year, and I enjoy the sagebrush, rabbitbrush, golden eagles, turkey vultures, and coyotes I see along the way, not to mention the occasional lucky sighting of a herd of pronghorn antelope or even wild mustangs. The landscapes of Elko and White Pine counties - valley after valley nestled between mountains low and high, are beautiful in their own timeless way. Clover Valley, Butte Valley, Ruby Valley, Steptoe Valley, Lake Valley, Skull Valley, and on and on.

This is just not cool. Why couldn't "yuck" foods do this in Kentucky, where their corporate headquarters are? Look at all that land they cleared for this PR crap - land that is now subject to erosion, because they have ruined the ground cover that is such a vital part of this delicate ecosystem. Bastards. When the revolution comes, the first ones we're going to shoot are the PR and marketing people. The politicians can wait.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Going in a minute to vote, and then to Drinking Liberally to watch the returns.

Let's kick some ass!

oh, snap! Election Day edition

Oh bwahahahaha ha ha har!

Republican Congressman turned away at polls, because he doesn't have the proper ID. But they don't think those laws suppress the vote or anything, they only prevent fraud!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

alritey then

Don't have a lot of time to post, so here is a quick drive-by.

I just discovered this by accident last night:

O RLY owls video

I don't know why I find this hilarious, but I do. It's like hip-hop meets geek. You will notice how the owls speak 1337! O Rly? Ya rly!