8 December 2006: Two
I have two gifts for you, both of which came to me by e-mail,
neither of which I'd ever have expected to receive (even though
I asked for one of them).
"The Man with the Sign" is the (almost complete)
lyric that Sheldon Harnick wrote to the tune of John Philip Sousa's
"The Stars and Stripes Forever." The how-this-happened
is here, though I still can't quite believe
it happened. Thank you, MA!
"The Man with the Sign," the best anthem to free
speech I have ever heard is here.
Thank you, Sheldon Harnick!
Theater is the journal of a zookeeper who takes stunning
photos of the animals in his/her care and who tells wonderful
anecdotes about them and about zookeeping as well. Do not miss
how to tickle a slow
loris out of its dish so you can change the dish, the baby
porcupine that dances
with brooms, the young
tom ocelot who can't quite figure it out (NSFW, if your boss
is an ocelot), and the turtles and the fruit bats and the leopards
and the bears and....
This is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes they lose animals
and they always have to muck out the enclosures. But,
oh, there are so many things here I need to know that I didn't
know I needed to know and the photos are just plain amazing.
Thank you, ungulata!