Monday, September 02, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Koko Searches for the Right Word

Koko Searches for the Right Word
Koko Searches for the Right Word (2016)


Famously, Koko felt quite sad in 1984 when her adopted kitten Ball was hit by a car and died. How do we know? Here is nonhuman primate grief mediated through language: In historical footage in the film, Patterson is seen asking Koko, "What happened to Ball?" In reply, Koko utters these signs in sequence: cat, cry, have-sorry, Koko-love. And then, after a pause, two more signs: unattention, visit me.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mother Nature Swims with the Dolphins

Mother Nature Swims with the Dolphins
Mother Nature Swims with the Dolphins (2019)


Scientists are trying to determine why more than 260 bottlenose dolphins have been found stranded along the Northern Gulf of Mexico since the beginning of February.

The number of dolphin deaths is about three times higher than the average for the time period, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

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Some of the stranded dolphins had skin lesions associated with freshwater exposure, which is being investigated as a possible contributing factor, NOAA researchers said. In addition to skin lesions, dolphins can suffer from abnormal blood chemistry, swelling of the cornea and even death if they are exposed to low salinity water for an extended time.

Researchers said high levels of rainfall and flood control actions have altered the flow of freshwater in dolphin habitats this year. Dolphins in the area also suffered health problems after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 that may make them more susceptible to the effects of low salinity.
--USA Today, 6-16-19


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jedi Grad

Jedi Grad
Jedi Grad (2017)


After graduating from the academy, the daily routine of Jedi changes dramatically. No longer are they faced with a regimented schedule. Instead, they are paired up with a Jedi Knight or Master who has chosen them and continue their education on a one-to-one basis.
--Nathan Gibson, "What Daily Life is Like for a Jedi", Ranker

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Trump Toady: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Remix

Trump Toady: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Remix
Trump Toady: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Remix (2017)


If the Huckster spawn had a soul, she’s sold it.
--Max Brantley, Arkansas Times



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Trump Toady: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Trump Toady: Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Trump Toady: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (2017)


Among the tales that Sanders — then the deputy press secretary — spun was the myth that Comey didn’t have the trust and faith of the FBI rank and file. When a reporter said that FBI officials actually supported the fired director, Sanders said in a May 10, 2017, briefing, “Look, we’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things.”

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According to the Mueller report, Sanders was lying about this plume of FBI sentiment: The “countless” comment, said the report, was a “slip of the tongue,” as Sanders told investigators. “She also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made ‘in the heat of the moment’ that was not founded on anything,” reads the report.
--The Washington Post


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Trump Toady: Ben Carson Remix

Trump Toady: Ben Carson Remix
Trump Toady: Ben Carson Remix (2017)


My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain.
--Ben Carson

Antiquities minister says presidential hopeful’s claim doesn’t deserve response, while another official points out that "this man is not an archaeologist."
--The Guardian


 
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