August 12, 2010

Aw, come on now, you can't expect me to follow this sign.

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Don't you realize how much a blogger loves lynx?

22 comments:

Gahrie said...

*rim shot*

Albatross said...

Haw haw!

Doug Wright said...

Perhaps? Yet, doesn't a golfer love sea side lynx even more?

Beth said...

Los lynx!

But seriously...

We were at a state park in KY this summer and every three feet was a Bear Aware! sign. A hiker had been mauled by a bear a few days before we showed up.

Sitting in the lodge (grapping their wifi, browsing the lynx), we overheard the ranger and park staff talking about the bear hunt. They were all deeply unhappy about having to hunt this bear, and eventually kill it. Turns out the hiker wasn't just minding his business on a trail when he was attacked by a bear; he'd gone off the trail, seen the bear and started following it, taking pictures. The bear took a swipe at him and injured his leg, then ran off. The state park folks pretty much felt he'd brought it on himself, and the bear would pay for his ignorance.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Excellent! You are so clever. Oh, the cleverness of you! :-)

Beth, I hope you have a great time in Kentucky. Natural Bridge and Cumberland Falls are my two favorite state parks, but they are all good. Too bad about the bear. When I was a kid we hardly ever saw deer in the wild, and now there are bear, even in Ohio!

Toy

James said...

There are bears in Ohio? Uh-oh. Better keep an eye on my pic-a-nic basket.

Matthew said...

I post only to facepalm. I thought it was an OS joke...

ddh said...

No more shorts for thee,
Petting lynx kitties for me.
Tell us how that works.

traditionalguy said...

Very punny, Professor.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

Just stay away from the loose rocks, ok? I would hate for you guys to learn a new meaning for 'Instalanche.'

Clyde said...

Oh, no, she di'nt!

DADvocate said...

There are bears in Ohio?

On the Ohio/Kentucky border where I live they've been spotted within 25 miles of my house. The first time I see or hear of one close by, I'm getting a side arm to carry while mowing the yard.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I'm getting a side arm to carry while mowing the yard.

Better be a .44 or you'll just piss them off ;-)

rick said...

Lots of black bears where I live (near the Allegheny National Forest). A new neighbor moves in from the big city. Against all advice,he decides to start feeding bears outside his house. Loves to see the bears.

One evening, he takes a brief walk from his house. When he returns to his yard, there are several bears waiting for him, looking for dinner. They have equated him with food. He was fortunate to escape.

There was an additional consequence to his stupidity. In the following bear hunting season, the hunters went to the "new" prime spot.

Scott said...

You forgot the "lame" tag. :)

wv: proet ... and you don't knrow it.

dbp said...

Can you get as close as you want if you are like the (pictured) invisible tourist?

Deirdre Mundy said...

You know, my husband and I talk about lynx all the time. Browsing was so clean with it. Pages loaded quickly, even at 2400 baud. You didn't have to deal with pictures or movies.

Unfortunately, search options stunk. You WERE the webcrawler....

And then, along came Mosaic, and there was a whole new world.... spinning, up in the corner of our screens.

Seriously, I could see a blogger loving the old Lynx.... but not one as photographically minded as Althouse......

AlphaLiberal said...

ha ha!

Ta dum!

jeff said...

OK, I'm in. Where do I go to get my huge pair of levitating binoculars?

deborah said...

Bud-dum-cha!

Jeff Boulier said...

I sometimes look at Althouse using the old-fashioned lynx web browser:

http://lynx.isc.org

Deirdre Mundy said...

Jeff-- You are beyond awesome! I can have my high school web browsing experience back!

(I wonder if you could install it on a phone....)