Who sang “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? [. . .] What did the band Toad the Wet Sprocket sing?
President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards.
I’m in a bit of a rush (I should be working either on cleaning out cupboards, doing the dishes, or a Website right now) so I’m just throwing down a list of interesting articles related to today’s holiday (I’m Irish, in case you didn’t know. Well… Irish in addition to a big pile of other stuff…)
The year of the snake has just come upon us. In celebration, I present some snakes.
This is a Reticulated Python. They’re freakin’ big. At least some of them are. They live in Southeast Asia and are the longest snakes in existence, some growing to be over 28 feet in length! Also: They can eat people if the people aren’t careful.
Now we have the Barbados Threadsnake. These guys are freakin’ tiny. All of them. They measure just shy of 4 inches long and were only discovered 4 years go on Barbados. Threadsnakes are pretty damned adorable, IMO.
Then it’s on to the Inland Taipan. These guys are really freakin’ poisonous. Like, kill everything poisonous. It really shouldn’t be a surprise, though, since the Taipan is from Australia, where I’m pretty sure even the dogs exude deadly substances from their skin.