May 19, 2009

At the Peony and Stink Bug Café...

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... the beautiful and the ugly can intermingle casually.

13 comments:

madawaskan said...

Hey you want ugly?

My uncle decided to clean a rabbit out by the garage on a rather warm day.

My best friend-Aline-and I were sitting quite a good distance away on the stoop out in front of the screen porch.

Two peony bushes were planted on each side.

Well suddenly this gawd awful smell wafted over and I began to feel queasy-I was pretty sure I would make it though when my friend spontaneously hurled on the peony next to her-I soon emptied out on the other.

Symmetry.

madawaskan said...

Preschool performance art-we were ahead of our time.

Christy said...

You're breaking my heart with these peony pics. I'm away from home for the entire blooming period of my beloved peonies (and irises.) For 49 weeks of every year, I look forward to the bloom of my favorite perennials.

EDH said...

Not that I dispute the process evolution, but my initial take on this "missing link" discovery is how much it sounds like a "Jesus image on a piece of toast" for the secular evolutionists.

With her human-like nails instead of claws, and opposable big toes, she is placed at the very root of human evolution when early primates first developed features that would eventually develop into our own.

Yet, humans don't have opposable big toes and the scientists said "the absence of [an expected] bacculum (penis bone) confirmed she was female." From what I understand, humans are just about the only mammal without a penis bone.

So finger nails and "the shape of the talus bone in her foot, which humans still have in their feet an incredible 70 million lifetimes later" is the anthropomorphic link?

And how does 47 million years translate into "70 million lifetimes later"?

I'm underwhelmed by this discovery so far.

ElcubanitoKC said...
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ElcubanitoKC said...

EDH, I am too. There have been quite a few of these "missing links" discovered in the past 100+ years, and most didn't past the scrutiny of the scientific community and time. This species is far too backward (it has a pretty long tail, for example), and far too small to be anywhere near the hominid family. It should be seen more as an acestor to all modern primates (perhaps?), rather than to hominids themselves.

I guess this is what happens when science and a publicity intersect.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I've got your ugly right here. Also, I think I found an early picture of Althouse.

rhhardin said...

Good looking fly.

Jason (the commenter) said...

When I was a kid I saw a video of Mexicans stuffing live stink bugs into tacos and eating them. I think they are a delicacy there.

DKWalser said...

...the beautiful and the ugly can intermingle casually.Is this a metaphor for any two people we might know?

traditionalguy said...

This may be a veiled reference back to dancing while dressed in pastel colors.

Jen said...

Do stink bugs actually stink?

srfwotb said...

Are they often a deeper color? Because if that's what a peony commonly looks like, the retail marketing people have been completely mislabeling my tops and knits.