Via Squee, h/t commentor PeakVT.
What’s on the agenda for this interstitial Tuesday of the not-quite-holiday week?
Early Morning Open Thread: Silverback
What a wonderful video! Gave me goosebumps of happiness.
One more day off work for me, and the weather forecast for Atlanta is wet ‘n’ wetter, all day, so I think I will just stay in, do some tidying, read and listen to music and be lazy. Back to the office tomorrow for a similar year-end purge of old files and general clutter-clearing.
My pug jenny, the sofa/bed occupier. Selfish bitch.
What a face, though!
@SiubhanDuinne: That’s how she gets away with everything including the heavy pampering by my mom, wifey and kidz. I get to play the role of disciplinarian and have utterly failed so far.
So after I wrote about Ron Paul’s racist newsletters and his dissembling over them (I think only Chad can actually access the link), my Ron Paul friend was compelled to chime in. As usual, this is their reasoning.
And then he links to a video “proving” that black people looooove Ron Paul.
I can’t reach these people. No matter what I say, there’s like this Ron Paul forcefield around their heads that acts as a barrier to any logical discussion about his past, or how his policies would actually affect poor people in the future.
Of course, these people also have money. They’re not in the top 1%, but they’re certainly in the top 10%. It’s a lot easier to be libertarian when you don’t have to worry about where your next meal is going to come from, or paying next month’s rent.
@amk: Pug Hates iPhone.
pugs apparently hate iphones
it snowed here for the first time this year. global warming bitchez!
@arguingwithsignposts: Well, they posted the “selfish bitch” twice!
Light snow falling here, first of the season.
@jeffreyw: It’s rainin like a mofo in Georgia and we need it.
Ordered the Logitech Revue, a digital media machine that features Google TV. Looks interesting. Runs Android. Anyone know much about Google TV aside from the ad blurbs?
@jeffreyw: CNET does really good reviews on stuff.
@SiubhanDuinne: That rain is headed our way, so instead of road-tripping to Augusta for shopping, reckon I’ll stay home and do some cleaning/purging myself.
@Phylllis: Holy smokes where are you, Dublin?
All hail today’s textbook example of simultaneous customer service and PR fail.
P.S.: Already a meme.
@Raven: Good review, thanks. Hope the Netflix search problem is resolved with my unit. They are now touting the android marketplace as available. Hah, angry birds on the big screen.
I have a Sony blue ray machine with the Netflix app that I can use the keyboard on my iTouch to search with, but the full keyboard is a much nicer solution.
@jeffreyw: Glad to be of service. I really like CNET.
@Raven: No, about 65 miles SE of Augusta in SC. I live in the Guv’s hometown.
I’m a member of tech republic. CNET is the best. Brothersoft is also good. THe wondrous Source Forge is also not to be sneezed at. We are supposed to get some serious wind and rain tonight. I read that Texas got a bit of snow. Keep your feet dry. And, hello to your beautiful bride.
Wow. — When I was in Rwanda, the silverback unexpectedly cut across our path within about four feet of me. That was sort of miraculous. I can’t even imagine being groomed by one.
That said: the guides usually try to keep this from happening, since gorillas, being our close relatives, are susceptible to many more human diseases than e.g. dogs and cats. Also, while the gorillas in the tourist parks are habituated to humans, and the parks try to employ locals to provide an alternative to poaching, poaching is still a problem, and so no one wants them to get so comfortable around humans that poaching gets easier.
There’s actually a very good group of vets that treats human-caused diseases and injuries (i.e. from traps) in mountain gorillas. I believe they dealt with a fairly serious outbreak of what was thought to be measles at one point; that’s the kind of thing that can happen given close human contact. (Mountain gorillas do not normally get measles, so they have no immunity to it.)