Tuesday, February 21, 2006

In absentia

I am off to Hull to visit a whole bunch of people for the next week so there may not be any updates until then, unless I can get time to hijack someones PC! I expect some serious work to be done on this reducing the field of animals topic.

That means you Lunar and Maria, we need to save the Sloth before Fam and Liv do away with what is an evolutionary role model to many people!

OK, may see you sooner but if not, see you next week

13 comments:

Olivia said...

Have fun. You didn't tell us about your non-Christmas Christmas party this month.

I'm still working slowly on the Ark.

Famulus said...

They have taken away the ark that was here. :-(

I wonder if it's gone to the paint shop? Maybe it'll be back with some go-faster stripes and metallic paint. I can't wait to see The Ark - Noah's Revenge.

Should we keep the Duck Billed Platypus? Just for it's assumement value?

And Lemmings? They seem to be happily trying to remove themselves anyway...

lunaliar said...

Platypus is definately a keeper. It's the only mammal that lays eggs, so in all its abhorrence it has such wonderous value.

Ex-nay on the Emmings-lay.

However, I think that the Russians get to work on the Snortchick, a pig-chicken hybrid. That will save us some serious space on the Ark for cooler animals like the sloth and lemurs!

Famulus said...

Here's another candidate...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/4739012.stm

Votes please...

Olivia said...

Ewwwwwww no snurtles thanks.

Apparently the platypus carries toxins in its back claws that cause swelling and excruciating pain to humans if scratched - and morphine offers no relief whatsoever.

Olivia said...

But all in all the platypus is a cool animal because when it was discovered they thought it was a hoax!

MJ said...

by the way....zebras may seem like horses in pijamas....but they are very cool...so don't even try to get rid of them....i can do without bats. I would get rid of the eels too, but they are so yummy, so we have to keep em....what else.... pigeons.... definetely have to go.... they are so dirty and do nothing but poop in otherwise very nice parks.... so...
i think we should get rid of all the killer snakes, but snakes are cool...so lets keep some not too dangerous ones...what do u think?
ok...got to go now...
i'll write when something else comes to mind

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MJ said...

By the way.... I was just talking to a friend about the absurdity of Cheney shooting a guy...and the guy coming up on TV to apologize to the Cheney family for the inconvinience....
so, we were talking about the whole thing and I even showed him your post...
I made a comment on how the whole situation is a good example on why I believe not everyone should be allowed to have a gun... so...here was his response, which i think is very true...
"that only shows that guns do not kill people, crazy republicans with guns kill people"

Paddy Duncan said...

I think we could probably get rid of the goose, it just seems to be a big vicious duck.

MJ said...

have to post this..... really funny

TOP 10 REASONS TO DATE AN ENGINEER

10. The world does revolve around us... we chose the coordinate system
9. No "couple" enjoy a better "moment"
8. we know how to handle stress and strain in a relationship
7. we have significant figures
6. We have taken a course on the motion of rigid bodies
5. Projectile motion... Need we say more?
4. Engineers do it to specification
3. According to Newton, if two bodies interact, their forces are equal and opposite
2. we know it's not the length of the vector that counts, but how you apply the force
1. We know the Right Hand Rule

Emi said...

Can i please revise my comment about the removal of horses? As a vegetarian and karma-believing-in person i think an all-out cull would go against my principles, regardless of their brain to body mass ratio. Therefore I propose that we adapt the horse into the much more legitimate unicorn - we could easily achieve this with the use of a carefully folded toilet roll tube, some sticky back plastic and a tin of magnolia paint.
In order to fix the problem of body mass to brain size we could fill the empty space in the toilet tube with extra brain matter.
Maybe we should put some glitter on them too. and we'd have to make sure that the paint was waterproof... but all in all the plan is foolproof!

Emi said...

oops - posted on the wrong blog entry - very new to this comuter malarky - i think it hates me

 
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