"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Each ear moves independently of the other; they are digitigrades, walking on their toes; when walking, they place the hind paw almost exactly in the track of the forepaw, minimizing noise and track evidence; the forearms are attached to the shoulders via free-floating clavicles, permitting them to pass their body through any opening through which they can pass their head. Cats lack taste buds sensitive to sweet.

Except for the cat, all domesticated animals were sought and tamed by humans for food, commodities (leather, wool, etc.) or to do work.  It is currently thought that cats, instead, sought out human settlements where early man stored grain, which attracted vermin, thus providing a target-rich hunting ground.  Put another way, unique among animals, cats domesticated themselves for their benefit, rather than the other way around.

In ancient Egypt, to kill a cat was a crime punishable by death.


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