Stimulating Free Fire Zone

We found a few news items that are certain to excite you. So that you don’t lose control, we’ll give you only a limited number of excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

1: This is from PhysOrg: Oh deer: monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe. They say:

Scientists on Tuesday revealed the “highly unusual” behaviour of a male monkey filmed trying to have sex with female deer in Japan — a rare case of inter-species nookie.

How shocking! It’s no wonder the creationists insist that they ain’t no kin to no monkeys. Oh, if you’re curious, at the end there’s a link to a video. Your Curmudgeon hasn’t looked at it. If you do, let us know what it reveals — but please be tasteful. This is a family-friendly blog.

2: Also from PhysOrg: Meet Canada’s ‘poop lady’. That one says:

They call her the “poop lady.” Way up north in Canada’s Resolute Bay, an Arctic hamlet of less than 300 people in Nunavut, the locals are used to seeing Catherine Girard. The Université de Montréal student of environmental biology has flown in every summer since 2010 to research the diet and health of the local Inuit population. By 2012, after undergraduate work on aquatic mercury, she narrowed down her PhD subject to analyzing “gut microbiome,” the bacteria in people’s digestive tracts.

And to do that, she had to collect stool samples.

If you’re the fussy type, it’s best to be a creationist. They don’t need to do any research.

3: This one comes from a most reliable source — London’s Daily Mail. Their headline screams: Is this proof of ALIENS in Peru? Mysterious giant ‘claw’ with eight inch fingers and a warped skull are unearthed in tunnels deep below South American city. It has four sub-headlines:

• Claims were made by an unnamed group of ‘paranormal enthusiasts’
• They say they found the giant ‘alien hand’ in Cusco, which is near Machu Picchu
• The group also claim to have found an elongated humanoid skull in same area
• Refused to reveal exact location of the find, saying only that it was in a tunnel

There are lots of pictures. One excerpt should be sufficient:

Brien Foerster, a ‘paranormal researcher’ who runs a tour company in Peru, was allegedly handed the mysterious item by the group. He said he took the discovery to some unnamed ‘experts’ who conducted tests and found the hand had six bones in each finger. Humans have just five.

So there you are — proof that we are not alone!

We now declare this to be an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

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9 responses to “Stimulating Free Fire Zone

  1. Just yesterday I watched, once again, the Nova special Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. There are many aspects of the trial and community I find disturbing. The most disturbing to me is the arson committed by the wonderful creationists when they stole and burned a students mural. Two crimes where no one was held responsible.

  2. Pete Moulton

    I was just sure the Canadian Poop Lady was going to be Denyse O’Leary, because she’s so full of it.

  3. @Pete Moulton; Denyse doesn’t collect poop, she distributes it.

  4. FFZ: I see it’s being reported that Monica Crowley didn’t just plagiarize large chunks of her book What the (Bleep) Just Happened (2012) but also much of her PhD dissertation and even a Wall Street Journal op-ed:

    Ms Crowley has been selected by our Manchurian president-elect Donald Trump to be his senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council.

    Sometime soon I’m going to wake up from this Kafkaesque dream.

  5. Jeez, I’ve just checked the ALIEN HAND OHMYGAWD story. It must represent a new nadir in Ancient Astronauts “research” when even the Mail Online is treating your “discoveries” with skepticism.

  6. Ceteris Paribus

    Well, there probably isn’t any photographic evidence to prove it, but the recent macaque / doe incident is quite likely just a variation on a theme. There was a fraternity over on the far side of the Quad which was reputed to have a fondness for their polo ponies.

  7. How on earth did PhysOrg not use the headline “Monkey See, Monkey Doe”?

    I’m very disappointed in you, Internet. Very disappointed, indeed.

  8. Nunavut! come for the northern lights and native culture, stay for the poop.

  9. Clearly the monkey has been reading too much of Larry Niven’s Ringworld stuff.