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April 28, 2009
From "The revenge of Iguanas" (My response to Jews and Iguanas)
May 11, 2009
Teahupoo Memory #1 - Laird Hamilton
Following my conversation with Lirun here, I decided that the Jewish section of this post is not going to be written. This is mainly because since my early childhood I persistently failed to get impressed by mammals. This is not to say that I am against environment and biodiversity in general, but mammals just don't do it to me. Other creatures do. For example since I was a child I have always had a big respect for the cold blood dignity of the reptile world. But when it comes to Jews, humans, rats and other mammals, all of them can go extinct as far as I am concerned. That's why I could not remained unmoved by Nizo Cuban stories in which the magnificent iguanas were reduced to begging for scraps from despicable gringos and their Latino servants.
So the Jewish part is not coming as I can't make myself today write about something so boring as Jews. However, given that I still have to finish this post somehow, let me finish it with some truly inspiring creatures. Even though I consider mammals in general as a sort of evolutionary dead end, there is still one group of mammals that I absolutely worship. These animals are invariably present on desktop wallpapers of my computers at home and at work. One species of this group is particularly overwhelming.
30 something meters long, these are living sub marines that cruise oceans at speeds approaching 50-60 km/h. They can hear each other from a distance of 1500 km by generating low frequency sounds comparable in power to commercial airliners. One particular theory is speculating that these enormous creatures use their vocalizations and echolocation to create global oceanic maps that contain underwater mountain ridges, the Bermuda triangle and the basic outline of continental coasts. Verily said one of those scientists, humans don't need to go to other planets to search for extraterrestrial life. This is another planet. These are the most alien and extraterrestrial creatures that can exist.
May 12, 2009
May Allah save us.
On a related note, iguanas are mainly herbivorous..
May 15, 2009
Scientists have unearthed what is believed to be the oldest human statue yet discovered. And, well, it's an absolute pornography. The find, attributed to the previously unknown hominid Homo Pervatus, has started a massive debate in the scientific community as to whether Homo Erectus preceded Homo Pervatus or Homo Pervatus should be hailed as the oldest known human species, the true forefather of modern humans.
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