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Flavors of opinion…

In the spirit of the Buddhist teaching, “if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him” (on this, the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin), an essay from MacArthur Fellow Carla Safina:  “Darwinism Must Die So That Evolution May Live.”

And on a lighter (well, at least more poignant) note, this retrospective reminder that while some change is progress, some isn’t (or in this case, wasn’t)…

From reader JO:

Ben and Jerry created “Yes Pecan!” ice cream flavor for Obama. They then asked people to fill in the blank to the following:

For George W. the best Ben and Jerry’s flavor would be “__________________”.

Here are some of the responses:

– Grape Depression

– Abu Grape

– Cluster Fudge

– Nut’n Accomplished

– Iraqi Road

– Chock ‘n Awe

– WireTapioca

– Impeach Cobbler

– Guantanmallow

– imPeachmint

– Good Riddance You Lousy Motherf**ker… Swirl

– Heck of a Job, Brownie!

– Neocon Politan

– RockyRoad to Fascism

– The Reese’s-cession

– Cookie D’oh!

– The Housing Crunch

– Nougular Proliferation

– Death by Chocolate… and Torture

– Credit Crunch

– Country Pumpkin

– Chunky Monkey in Chief

– George Bush Doesn’t Care About Dark Chocolate

– WM Delicious

– Chocolate Chimp

– Bloody Sundae

– Caramel Preemptive Stripe

As we ask for a waffle cone, we might note that today’s a nifty day to sing “A Hymn in Praise of Neptune,” as it was on this date in 1567 that Elizabethan poet and composer Thomas Campion was born. (C.f.:  Auden’s 1972 collection of Campion’s work, The Selected Songs)

Thomas Campion

N.B.–  Your correspondent is headed for realms Bahamian, where, he is told, connectivity with be watery at best.  Thus, it’s likely that these notes won’t resume until sometime next week…

To keep readers amused in the meantime, a treat from our friends north of the border:  the CBC’s “Concerts on Demand”

Written by (Roughly) Daily

February 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

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