I am taking April off from Disperser Tracks, from reading blogs, from Facebook, from Twitter, and from the Internet in general. I plan to return (virtually) live on May 1st.
Meanwhile, I scheduled a few posts (like this one) to go live during April . . . like a blog heartbeat of sorts.
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We have not done so for some time now, but we used to visit antique stores pretty regularly. Animals are often well-represented in one form or another.
I presume the above is meant to be some type of tropical fish . . . with Mimi Bobeck makeup.
You do find things that sometimes strain one’s ability to reconcile them with, you know, reality.
I have never heard of a Fruit Duck, but they do look delicious . . . and healthy eating.
Some ducks are more recognizable, and I thought this next carving was pretty good.
These are interesting . . . I guess there is wide and varied demand for rubber ducks.
These are probably unsinkable . . . and are these days used in reference to long-held, usually wrong, and near-impossible to dislodge beliefs. From the Moon Landing conspiracies, to Astrology, to people who insist Titanic was a good movie, all could find a place on that wall.
Of course, one can also find stuff that’s not pleasant to think about . . .
. . . such as that with one of these . . .
. . . you can get yourself one of these:
Bear trapping, or any animal trapping, is still legal all over the world. I myself trap animals. I don’t want to, but I also don’t want field or deer mice in the house (see THIS) as one has to be concerned with stuff like Hantaviruses.
It’s difficult to fault people who trap when we ourselves engage in the systematic removal of certain animals. Someone might say the animals are different, and hence subject to different criteria . . . some have made the same argument about people; there is little merit to it.
Mind you, I’m not against trapping or hunting, but I do see a difference between sport and necessity. Too many assholes hunt or trap just for the enjoyment of it. But, enough.
This next photo aims to depict the close interconnectivity of species.
Frankly, I don’t get it. I mean, I can see how Buffalos and Humans are food for Wolves, but the chance of a wolf catching an Eagle are pretty slim.
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