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11/06/21

Trunk Line

Elephants feature largely in the news this week as a herd grand stands its way across south-western China. Meantime, allegedly from India (home to the world’s largest pachyderm population), hacker group, Dropping Elephant launches “watering hole” attacks that see malware infect mainly Chinese government sites … Imagine a world where they’re connected:

The Grumpy Naturalist – Are You Evolved?

Photo credit: Tatiana Syrikova

23/05/21

They talk too.

For fashion statements off the cat walk: Guilty, Gigi & Bella Hadid

The Empire Strikes Back:

The Rabbi vs. Dua Lipa in the New York Times

Photo by Gijs Coolen

22/05/21

How Will We Live Together?

From Gaza to Chile, Venice Biennalle 2021 considers the issues.

Photo credit: Miquel Rossellu00f3 Calafell

15/05/21

Palestine vs. Israel

Clowns packing a punch:

* The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

* Clowns Without Borders – Palestine 2019

LATEST POST:

Send In The Clowns

Photo credit: Marina Shatskih

1 Shawwal 1442 AH – 13/05/21

The same Eid.

Why do some celebrate on different days?

Photo credit: Alex Andrews

11/05/21

Stop eating fish? Yes, please!

I’m with Ali till the trawling stops: Seaspiracy on Netflix

Not everyone agrees: Blue Marine

Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska

Extinction Rebellion vs. Big Oil 08/05/21

A jury decides— “Not guilty”

Stop stopping XR?

Shell silence justified?

Photo credit: Markus Spiske

What were they thinking? 08/05/21

Desert

Desecration

– Qatar

– UAE

Photo credit: Min An

More Masks Than Jellyfish 04/05/21

How can we stop it?

The Growing Headache of PPE


Goodbye phones, computers, life as we know it? 27/04/21

Not only fish out of water — CHIPAGEDDON


Driven to Extinction vs. Saved by Zoos 19/04/21

This would be a blast … if it wasn’t so sad.

The New York Times: Cocaine Hippos and Mafia Parrots


16/02/21

don’t parROT

when politicians

don’t do the right thing

The Conversation: constitutional rot

photo credit: Jad El Mourad


14/02/21

Up at all hours? Catch the Moonflower cactus: Selenicereus wittii‘s not blooming in the Amazon this time (and isn’t available on Amazon Prime), for 12 hours only: BBC News

From the Cambridge University Botanic Garden: LIVE WEBCAM

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 12/02/21

How now, brown cow?

Lisa Erikson on the feminine side to the metal bull.

09/02/21

Death of a true Monarch

Saving The Butterfly Forest The New Yorker


25/01/21 —Standing Up for Female Rights

WE CAN DO THIS!

No more sitting ducks? —Still, no laughing matter in China: BBC News


22/01/2021 – #MyNameIs

Thanks for getting it right. Why it matters & To me, too.

21/01/2021

WINNER, WINNER, (NO) CHICKEN DINNER!

Michelin’s star goes VEGAN in France.

Photo by Amy Pointer

17/01/2021

IN MIGRANT FRIENDLY MOVE, ANIMALS WITHOUT BORDERS :

Ladybird — Four seasons books updated for next generation naturalists.

‘Both lost species and new arrivals show that Britain’s wildlife is constantly changing …’


10/01/2021 – Cat’s got my tongue

click here for video:

Study Group?


08/01/2021 – Mission Impossible

Impossible Foods is serious about putting a stop to commercial livestock farming.

If you can quit eating burgers, I’ll stop doing my own stunts.


05/01/2021 – A Welcome Back


25/12/2020 – Best Xmas Gift Ever


18/09/2020

Who’s afraid of spiders? Only the scientists who study them . . .

The Ig Nobles 2020 find arachnophobia prevalent amongst insectologists. The annual awards for research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think, is back. Click here for the results. Photo by Nathan Hilton

17/09/2020

A BYTE-sized deal to DANCE about . . .

ByteDance’s TikTok and Oracle tango, with Microsoft waiting in the wings. Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n

14/09/2020

Don’t worry. If you’re ‘young at heart’ that makes you a ‘youth’.

MALAYSIAN POLITICS: Can young-bloods clean up after the elders? A new youth-based party gives it a go.

11/09/2020

With her head in the . . . TREES – Malaysian student climbs to the top for better signal to sit exams.

Anyone lose their head over this?
If it wasn’t the defensive internet authority man who said she was only pretending to have exams, then they’ve got the wrong guy. Who would even think of doing that kind of thing? Animals . . .
Photo by Aldo Picaso

Whom, to believe? “She did it to get YouTube views”, says Minister.


09/09/2020

The KKK says goodbye! . . . As in Kim, Kourtney and KhloeKEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS final season 2021

“Should’ve trademarked that print . . .”


06/09/2020

The NEW Black Panther

Lewis Hamilton Memorabilia
2020 Formula 1: Mercedes unveils new black livery in support of Black Lives  Matter - The Financial Express..
Black Panther: can the Marvel franchise survive without Chadwick Boseman? |  Film | The Guardian
Can the franchise survive without Chadwick Boseman?

27/08/20

Mutant algorithm?

The Metro calls it:

defenddigitalme (@defenddigitalme) | Twitter

Not a U-turn . . . Not a neck on the line.

Be grateful!

A-Level results 2020: Who will survive?


12/08/2020

Hickory dickory dock,
Mickey Mouse runs down TIK TOK

Photos: Top – Skitterphoto; Bottom -Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n

Tom & Jerry switch roles and meet STAR WARS. . . Will the Empire strike one, or just strike back?
Hickory dickory dock.

03/08/2020

OCCUPATION : Animal Activist

FAVOURITE FILM : Wag The Dog

STATUS : Charitable


27/07/2020

Living with ‘cancel culture’?

Try living without colour.

Photo: George Lebada on pexels.com

13/07/2020

Why’s Coronavirus so fat-ist?

In the news: Boris Battles the Bulge


11/07/202

A Civil Service independent of Government? Who ever heard of such a thing?

It’s called the ‘Malaysian Dream’.

Photo: Thomas B. on Pexels.com

08/07/2020

WHO needs US anyway . . .

As the one-year exit clock starts: WHO’s better off?


05/07/2020

Contact Tracer : Do you know how you caught COVID-19?

Respondee : No idea.

Contact Tracer : Where have you been recently? Who have you seen?

Photos: 1) Anna Shvets 2)Trinity Kubassek 3) ArtHouse Studios on Pexels.com


04/07/2020

Of course it’s true. – I got it from WhatsAp

03/07/2020

1) Skitterphoto 2)Pixabay 3)Francesco Ungaro

Colonial karma:
Whose pain? Who's the ass?
Hong Kong: Does it matter that it looks like hypocrisy?

No problem, provided WALES is OK with it.


02/07/2020

Confirm Humanity: I’m not an animal


01/07/2020

Arresting times… Can they make it stick? (Photo by Frank Cone) CNN: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump

30/06/2020

Photo by Nizam Abdul Latheef on Pexels.com

“Come on, I saw a Land Cruiser do it.”

NOT ALL PASTURES ARE CREATED EQUAL





MIGRATION SUCKS… Wish I were kidding.

28/06/2020

26/06/2020

Life’s not always black and white.

25/06/2020

Try not to think… It makes things a lot easier.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

24/06/2020


22/06/2020

“If we didn’t do any testing, we could have very few cases.”

You’re never sick until you see a doctor . . . Without scales, you’re never overweight . . . Without brains, you’re never wrong…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/05/15/trump-without-doing-covid-19-coronavirus-testing-we-would-have-very-few-cases-here-is-the-reaction/#3414bc16518c

* Photo by Petr Ganaj on Pexels.com


21/06/2020

Thanks to bats, there’s less flying.

No chance wingsuits will take off commercially. — The baggage allowance is brutal. Space suits, maybe?

They’d only cost the earth.

Airlines introduce inflight HAZMAT and PPE; whilst Robert Heinlein‘s classic Have Spacesuit – Will Travel (1958, Scribner’s & Sons) proves to be less speculative fiction.

20/06/2020

Fed-up… Do we stick our heads back in the ground?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

19/06/2020 Rhapsody in Black & White

Changing the way we see… changes the way we perceive.

Photographers changing the way we see Animals: https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200609-the-photographers-changing-the-way-we-see-animals?xtor=ES-213-[BBC%20Features%20Newsletter]-2020June19-[Culture%7c+Button]


Tête-à-Tête 18/06/2020

If self-deception is a leader’s undoing, what’s their partner’s?

Photo by Tetyana Kovyrina on Pexels.com

South of Cherry Street 17/06/2020

In Dr. N’s backyard, Melbourne: rainbow lorikeets on a regular visit talk Malaysian politics.

RL 1: Wanna play a game? It’s called ‘How Fat Can You Get, Before You Can’t Fly’.

RL 2: Easy, keep feeding the birdbrains in the flock.
They give you wings.

https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/birds/rainbow-lorikeet/

Outdated’

15/06/2020

Drake 1: Remember when women weren’t allowed in here?

Drake 2: Yeah, it was so boring.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/09/garrick-club-considering-vote-allowing-women-entry-first-time/

Can’t believe Selangor Club’s Long Bar in KL is still MEN ONLY… Freedom of expression or oppression?