A variety of Trapezia by biologist Ivan Marin
A variety of Trapezia by biologist Ivan Marin
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A state of national emergency has been declared in Canada as of noon today. The Prime Minister gave an announcement that the recent surge of student riots would not be allowed to further grow. Damages are estimated at roughly 9 million dollars and this morning the riot population climbed to 10,000 in Southern Ontario.
At of 3 pm yesterday the student riot erupted in Ridgetown and overnight more than 85% of city has become a sight of drunken debauchery and heathenism.
The riot began when a group of students snapped under the pressure of their exams and decided to raid a local liquor store. In an hour the entire store had been emptied and inebriate students began to fill the streets, stopping and traffic and causing over 9,000 “noise complaints” by 5 pm.
City police were unable to contain the outbreak, though their arrests are estimated to be just short of 300. At midnight last night regional riot police arrived but by 3 am admitted they could not remedy the situation. ”They’re not protesters, they run at the first sight of trouble and disperse everywhere” said one riot officer.
Student conjecture has erupted on the inter-web, and social media companies have been posed by Canadian Federal Court to “regulate” this activity. Many of the rioters themselves have posted personal opinions:
"We had qualms about the academic system."
"We’re fed up with a process we were born into."
"Things are better now. Our generation is unifying. It’s a sign of progress."
"I don’t care, I’m just having fun."
"We’ve staked our claim. We’ve done what every CEO and politician has always feared, we’re taking it all."
While law enforcement attempts to contain the ongoing incidents, all Canadian academic facilities have been closed and exams, yes, have been put on hold. Over the next few days we will all be watching closely and hopes that the riot trend does not turn into the first Canadian Civil War.
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Tanystropheus (Greek: “long” + “vertebra”)
… was a 6 m (20 ft) long reptile that dated from the Middle Triassic period. It is recognizable by its extremely elongated neck, which measured 3 m (10 ft) long - longerthan/or as long as its body and tail combined. Despite this length, it had only ten neck vertebrae, each quite long. Fossils have been found in Europe, the Middle East and China. Complete skeletons of juvenile individuals are most abundant in the Besano Formation of Italy, dating to 232 million years ago during the middle Triassic period (Ladinian stage).
With its incredibly long but relatively stiff neck, Tanystropheus has been often proposed and reconstructed as an aquatic or semi-aquatic reptile, a theory supported by the fact that the creature is most commonly found in semiaquatic fossil sites wherein known terrestrial reptile remains are scarce…
(read more: Wikipedia)
illustration by RonWeasley; photo by Paleobear | Flickr
Wicked wild solar child
ascended stars above
illuminating pitched space
a shining spark of love
Respondant spiteful nether child
of whimpers echoed low
feeling safe in darkened place
is given time to grow
Wind scar weathered flower child
sings out her heart aloud
letting out the day light sun
her curls make up the clouds
My time, despite my academic engagement, is spent reading, writing, painting, meditating, doing mushrooms, making love; I could go on. I will succeed as a student. I thank my mentors for the resources that will let me do so, when I can bare to focus on such things.
Life isn’t scientific… it doesn’t ask, it calls me, beckons me, and I am enamored by the call. I cry out to it, laugh with it, blow it kisses.
There’s something out there, so beyond science. An essence of spirit and I am uncontrollably drunk of it. I feel the sway of great open space and and the significance of time. I trust what I cannot explain.
I feel someone calling back to me. I feel love. I hear it in a sea of laughing voices that give me hope.
Evil nasty demon child
spins tails around a fire
awaking fools from lucid dreams
to hang them on a wire
"Dying to be FREE"
Tired of her husband, and all of her stupid kids
Hannah wanted to hire a hitman to drown them all like squids
But that would be so messy, and cost prohibitive
Poor Hannah was stuck in a life she no longer wished to live.
So she did what any good mom would do, and faked her own death
Pretending to all the world that she had taken her last breath.
Staging a nuclear explosion, and she’d be counted among the dead
They’ll all blame it on the terrorists, and many tears will be shed.
She giggles to herself, imagining her family around an empty casket
Her husband alone will raise those kids, and she hopes he blows a gasket.
She mildly regrets that to escape her life, others had to die
But she’s sure if she asked them, they’d not want her to live a lie
No one should have to be chained to the mistakes they made,
And while it’s a crime to murder millions, it’s a bigger crime if she stayed.
It’s a tiny sacrifice to make, so that Hannah could be who she’s meant to be
She had to stage her death, so that she could live her life free.
(Happy birthday to the amazing Hannah Elaine!)