International Polar Bear Day

Feb 27th was International Polar Bear day.  On that day you were supposed to try to drive less or keep your thermostat down a couple degrees.  Which, of course, can be tough to do.  In many developing countries, they’re still building the coal refineries to power their air conditioners.

Of course, that’s not the worst news for polar bears.  PCB’s, which were used in paints and rubber products and banned in 2001, are still accumulating in the environment and causing polar bear’s baculum’s to become less dense.  (And if you don’t know what a polar bear baculum is, it’s literally their boner).

That’s some really bad news.  Especially if it’s your job to measure baculum density.  With the polar bear population hovering around 25,000 as it is the job market is already tough for polar bear scientists.  And if they’re paid by the measure micron of the baculum, that just affects their bottom line.

May Day

May is almost over and I hope everyone had a great May Day.  May Day celebrates Aunt May’s capitulation to her communist ideals in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962.  No one suspected that this comic book character would create a world socialist movement that would get us a Kenyan President, death panels and Benghazi.  All worthy spider-man spawned scandals that are deserving of immense Congressional time and money, constant media attention and debate.  Clearly not topics that a lunatic fringe would invest time in promoting.  Note, I haven’t seen Spider-Man 2 yet, so I don’t know if any of these are debunked … no spoilers please.

February Update

Let’s just all come out and admit it – February is a dumb month.  It’s always been a dumb month.  In Old English it was referred to as Solmonath (mud month) or Kale-monath (cabbage month).  Charlemagne called it Hornung (keep you nuts warm, boys!).  We call it February so grade school kids will get dinged for missing that first ‘R’ in spelling tests.  That’s just how much of a dick February is.

Of course, most people think of Feb for it’s marked occasions – most notably Estonian Independence Day (because most guys forget Valentine’s day – immie right galz?).

Anyway, let’s move on and forget this month, and this post, ever existed.