Bear Eats Monkey

Visitors to the Beekse Bergen Safari Park outside of Amsterdam may or may not have been hallucinating this weekend, but dozens were around to witness a Barbary macaque monkey being slaughtered and devoured by Sloth bears.

Here’s a .pdf photoessay of of the incident (in Dutch).

The b-sphere is humming with nearly 1000 posts on the “bear eats monkey” tip, including several posts shouting out to the excessively bear-fearing (sign petition) Stephen Colbert (threat-down vids). Stick around for any late-breaking monkey-munching news…

Border Pac-Man

“We will construct high-tech fences in urban corridors, and build new patrol roads and barriers in rural areas. We will employ motion sensors infrared cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles…

“catch and release….” [link]

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…[W]e have enough Guard forces to win the war on terror, to respond to natural disasters and to help secure our border.

Summer Doldrums

Saw a few Cubs games last week up in San Francisco and — man — are they just awful. Can hardly even follow anymore! As of this posting, I believe they’ve lost 14 of their last 16 games and appear to swing at every first pitch as if they can’t wait to get sent down to the minors one by one. Adding a nother notch to their futility belt, the Padres became the first team in the Cubs’ 131 season history to sweep the season series from the No’ siders.

Wood supposedly returns this week – we’ll see how long that lasts… Prior is expected in the coming weeks as well. No D.Lee, however, for at least another month.

Can it get any worse before it gets better?