Saturday, December 23, 2006

Scary Stealing Socialist Swedish Santa

I am talking about Karl-Bertil Jonsson's Christmas Eve, translated by Rixstep. It's a tale of a postal worker influenced (perhaps a little bit for his own good) by Robin Hood. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope you do too. And a merry XMAS to you likewise.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dead Dolphins

The Baiji Dolphin

The rare baiji dolphin which lives exclusively in the Yangtze, China's longest river, is believed to have gone extinct because of pollution.

A group of Chinese and foreign conservationists said they did not spot a single animal after 26 days on the river.

The last verified sighting of the fresh water dolphin species was in 2004.

That makes me so depressed that I am on the verge of tears. All gone. All gone. Thanks to the (literally) bloody Greap Leap Forward, and the Three Gorges Damned. 

(Photo and text courtesly of Al-Jazeera.)