Ok, so i know i said i'd keep up the blog, but i let that go for a little longer than i wanted. To my defense (not that i have to defend myself to you punks) i have been extremely busy.
But, to make up for it, i'm including another fun new song! I know i said the songwriting was on hold, and it kinda is, but the i started this song on monday and liked it so much, i finished it for my show on tuesday! Wheeeee!
Music: Fuck Revolution; Evolve.
I just adopted a new ferret. His mom was moving to a new place and couldn't take him with, so he's here now. The good thing is, she's like family and can come over and be with little Gordo whenever she wants. Yay ferrets!
I wasn't planning on having pets again for a while after Bianca kicked it. That shit was awful, and expensive, and stressful. But we'd rather Gordo stay in the fam, than off to wherever with whomever. And who can resist ferrets? FERRETS!
Here are some other animals i think are fucking awesome in their own crazy bizarre ways:
The Star Nosed Mole
Each of its nose tentacles are individually dexterous and can actually grasp!
The Pistol Shrimp
How fucking sick is that?
The Flamboyant Cuttlefish.
Holy Shit! Super-intelligent, bioluminscent, camouflaging, toxic-lethal flesh, and can fit in the palm of a child's hand!
Tufted Capuchin Monkey
Ok, here's the deal with these monkeys. Yeah, monkeys are smart, we all know that. But, these small monkeys use tools! They find large boulders with flat surfaces. Then they go around knocking certain nuts with rocks to see which ones are ripe. They then drop the nuts onto the ground and let them dry for a few days. They then go back, again, tapping the nuts with rocks or other nuts to see which have dried properly. They then take the nuts to the boulder, and with large crushing stones, sometimes weighing as much as the monkeys themselves, lift up the stones and slam them down onto the nuts, cracking open the hard shell, and revealing the meal inside. Beyond just being cool, the implications are astounding.
1- It was once thought that only higher level apes had the intelligence to use tools. This blows that, and associated theories out of the water. The evolutionary implications are so beautiful.
2- These monkeys will carry the crushing stones for up to 3 miles to get the right stone to their smashing-boulder.
3- This is learned behavior. Again, this is not instinctual, this is learned behavior.
4- The forethought needed to complete this process is amazingly high functioning.
They'll even climb to high places and push large rocks off the edge to scare away predators. That goes beyond fight-or-flight. That's active protection of one's home & feeding area.
I'll let you do your own research.
That's all for now. Have fun. Hope to see you at some of my upcoming shows. (NIN Afterparty in December anyone????)
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