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April 14, 2005

ATTENTION, ENTYMOLOGISTS OF ITHACA

Good one.

(Thanks to several people, most recently my son)

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Seriously? First?

Naming the beetles after Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld had nothing to do with physical features, but was intended to pay homage to them


*goes to check dictionary to make sure she's hasn't misunderstood the meaning of "homage" all these years*

So, if Rumsfeldi and Cheyneyi are from Mexico, let's send them back there ...

I think the slime mold beetle should be the National Insect. I don't like butterflies anymore.

EWWWW! aptly named.

and get rid of that stupid sick intruder!

Panti hose office girl?

Ya gotta admit, the name of the first spam link is kinda funny.

arriba arriba andale!

Wow, I've got to send this one in to the DaveBlog! Wait, uh, never mind . . .

ENTYMOLOGISTS = not slimy stooge

Too early for much else.

ENTYMOLOGISTS = not slimy stooge

Too early for much else.

so ... if the Slime Mold Beetle and the Dung Beetle would somehow merge/combine, we'd have some really big news ... it would even be huge enuf to email Dave Barry ... I dunno ... I thot I had an original concept here, but ... my bad ... too early, on PDT ...

I thought EXACTLY the same thing a slyeyes, but of course she beat me to it. Again.

*begins planning an elaborate scheme to kidnap and gag sly, thus preventing her from copping all the best lines*

Maybe The Slime-Mold Beetles could open for the Rock Bottom Remainders?

OOOPS!
Time Warp Again

*mwwwffmpwwwmmpmpmp*

get a room, you two.

"We admire these leaders as fellow citizens who have the courage of their convictions and are willing to do the very difficult and unpopular work of living up to principles of freedom and democracy rather than accepting the expedient or popular"

Man, I thought snake-eating dude would make me hork, but this disgusting crap made me grab my vomit-receptacle faster than a starving man after a triscuit.

*BLEEEUUUOOOOAAAAACCCCHHHHH*

"Slime-mold beetles are named for the fungilike molds on which they feed."

Sounds exactly like politics. Now I want to see Cheney, Rumsfield and Bush have to stand and look pleased while accepting the slime mold beetle honor.

Targetgirl, they do have their convictions. Nowhere in the article does it say they are right, though.

I said right, not on the right.

Those wacky bug docs from Cornell
Have named their new insects too well
"They're not just our leaders
they're slimy mold feeders.
"To make the distinction, 'tis hell!"

Insom,

You da bomb!

"You know, I just admire you so much. I even named a new species after you."

"Really? What is it? A monkey? 'Cause that really would be an honour."

"Oh, um, no. It's acually a rare lickable poisonus toad that's slowly killing the local eco-system, but it's really not about being a reflection of you. It's really about admiration.
Really."

"You know, I just admire you so much. I even named a new species after you."

"Really? What is it? A monkey? 'Cause that really would be an honour."

"Oh, um, no. It's acually a rare lickable poisonus toad that's slowly killing the local eco-system, but it's really not about being a reflection of you. It's really about admiration.
Really."

Ugh... crappy double post.

So nice, you said it twice ... that's cool!

Thanks UO!

I just wish I wasn't so LTTG.

I don't know what's scarier. The idea that some people might buy the idea that naming slime beetles is a way to honor someone, or that these entymologists really believe that it's an honor.

I only hope that we will soon be able to honor Bill Frist, Tom DeLay and Condi Rice in a similar manner.

To honor Condi Rice? How do you that mean?

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