… the goal of aposematism is to advertise that, as a piece of prey, you are decidedly unprofitable for the predator. If a predator can easily recognize you (and other members of your species), and remembers getting burned during past encounters, it will quickly learn to stop attacking you in the first place.
~ Kevin Simler
Long [long!] ago humans stood up (makes us easy to see),
moved into the open grasslands (makes us really easy to see),
lost our claws/protective-thick-skin/fangs (makes us soft and easy to kill),
did NOT have tools other than rocks we could pick up (makes us unable to defend ourselves),
started singing ON THE GROUND (makes us easy to hear and find, NO OTHER ANIMAL DOES THIS),
… and then we took over the planet.
AND we are the only animal that uses RHYTHM,
ALSO, all humans dance (ever have the urge to tap your foot or more your head to music?)…
Wait, also, why do we always — every society, every religion, every military — ALWAYS retrieve/prepare/handle/bury our dead?
Intrigued? Click that link… I’m a simple person, with a small brain, and I’m easily amused. This article. BLEW. MY. MIND.
I’ve seen the whole world six times over
Sea of Japan to the cliffs of Dover,
Overkill. Overview. Over my dead body.
Over me. Over you. Over everybody.
Too much information /
Runnin’ through my brain.
~ The Police, Too Much Information
You can’t stop nothin’
if you got no control.
You can’t stop wishin’
if you don’t let go.
You keep on rollin’
put the moment on hold.
~ Jack Johnson, from Breakdown
Bucket list: finally got around to picking up Chopin’s complete works. Something here for any coding/sysadmin occasion!
Ever notice how drinking’s like war?
Cup o troops oe’r the guns
Til the end of our health
A campaign ‘gainst myself
Armed with bourbons and scotches and rums
~ Moxy Früvous, from The Drinking Song
There are things you can’t avoid /
You have to face them /
when you’re not prepared to face them
~ The Flaming lips, from Fight Test on Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Bear McCreary, who wrote the music for the BSG re-imagining, has a detailed discussion of the music for the Daybreak episode. (Boingo fans: Bartek and Avila were involved!) It even describes the meaning and derivation of the final coordinates. I wildly enjoyed the re-imangining of BSG. And the music . . . the music is epic.
George Thorogood & the Destroyers. ba ba ba ba ba BA BAD . . .