austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

All the prettiest girls go dancing by

I should close off Squirrel Awareness Month with a couple last pictures from the Popcorn Park Zoo which somehow went unused otherwise.

Hungry coati.  ``I'll eat it, but that doesn't mean I'll like it. Well, I'll like it, but that's coincidental to my eating it. ''
Nap-readying coati.  Cocoa settles down after eating and gets ready for his nap.
Squirrel Awareness Month ends the 31st.  Are you aware of squirrels? This one seems very aware of some certain things.
Start *seeing* squirrels.  Some people passing the squirrel thought that the freelance squirrels hanging around the zoo was maybe the funniest thing ever. I admit I did laugh when I first saw the squirrels on exhibit at the Singapore Zoo, but these aren't on exhibit; they just know a good place when they find it.
ATTACK! And this is a frame from Harvey Comics's Little Audrey Number 28, ``Aw Nuts''. Out of context this would make one think that Little Audrey, who is a completely and radically different character to Little Lulu, is about to be devoured by a pack of enraged, flesh-eating squirrels. In context, however, this is the correct interpretation. Her successful escape involves a refrigerator and roller skates. This comes from Dark Horse Comics's Harvey Comics Classics Volume 5, and the whole book is wonderful like this. I really got into the Harvey Comics when a kid, and as a grownup, I appreciate they're much weirder than I thought back then.

Trivia: Amylose, which makes up about 20 percent of starches, is the only starch that turns blue when iodine is applied. Source: Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs, Joe Schwarcz.

Currently Reading: The Making Of The Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes.


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