May 20th, 2009

the irony of life

fated_addiction: My dad's an oncologist/hematologist. He'd probably kill all of us if we went near cigarettes.

thisisironic: I can understand that. It reminds me of an irony that fascinates me, though: when you see a doctor smoking. I mean... what?

fated_addiction: RIGHT? It's like, take up bowling, dude. Or yoga, actually. There are plenty of ways not to end up someone else's patient, for sure.

thisisironic: It's like a politician or a policeman doing something illegal. They would never... Oh. Wait.

Context is locked and QWP.
see the world through my eyes

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I had this conversation with my 3yo:

Me: The birds are building their nests and soon they will lay their eggs.
Ivy: And then they sit on them. But they don't have bums. Only humans have bums. Actually, we're humans, you know. And we live on the planet Earf.

To which missedith01 replies:

I have a bum. Therefore I am.

Context is human too.
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Bees on Coke!

fruvous  wonders what goes on in the mind of a bee on cocaine.  Context is an article in "Wired" (and how perfect is that) on bees exaggerating their polen finds while on coke.

Scientists have discovered that putting a drop of cocaine on the back of a feeding bee causes the bee to go back to the give and wildly exaggerate how good the pollen was when it tells the other bees about it with it’s “waggle dance”.

Is this poignant, or what? It’s hard not to imagine a wacked out bee making a beeline (ha ha) at supersonic speeds back to the hive and dancing out “Girls! Girls! I just found the most AMAZING pollen! I mean, this is like the VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY best pollen EVER! I feel AMAZING! We need to get all of this shit that we CAN! Holy fuck, if we all eat this pollen, we’ll be able to do ANYTHING! We’ll take over the WORLD! I’m…. I’m gonna go crazy, this shit is AMAZING, I’m…. I’m gonna go sting that eagle! Watch out, motherfuckers!!!!”

And then the afterschool special ends with a poignant shot of an eagle turd with a stinger sticking out of it.