November 6th, 2003

breeden

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Ain't nature grand? Even birds. And I don't even like birds. (There is nothing wrong with birds, I hasten to add, O many bird lovers, but I have never felt the empathy with them that I do mammals. I am simultaneously slightly scared of the power of those beaks, and mortally terrified that if I handle one, its fragile avian skeleton will simply collapse like damp toilet paper in the rain. But they're still neat to read about.)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/11/1104_031104_cassowary.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/11/1105_031105_cockerels.html

Had an earworm in the middle of the night--ha! Earworm is such a useful phrase. So much more pithy and revolting than "song stuck in my head, damnit."

This particular earworm was not, however, the A-team theme or the Fanta jingle or anything by Cake, but was an insidious blast from my childhood. It was the theme song to AWANIS.
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breeden

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Innnnteresting.

Watching this show on sex in ancient Egypt--it was that or "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and believe me, there's no contest--where the speaker claims that, as far as they can determine, there was no concept of virginity in ancient Egypt.
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