On to the links!
Some zoo chimps were spotted… dancing. Well, sort of.
I’ve had the chance to see two great apes up close. The second was a young male chimp, who was on the other side of a thick plexiglass wall at the Honolulu zoo. He sat there against the wall while I watched him from maybe a foot away. We made eye contact a few times.
The first time, though, was at the home of an old friend who was an orangutan trainer in Las Vegas. Mrs. Animal and I sat on the couch in his living room for an hour or so with his young orang Katie. This was different; we interacted with her, had contact with her; it was fascinating. Katie seemed fond of Mrs. Animal and held her hand most of the time she was on the couch.
When you look in the eyes of one of these apes, it’s not like looking at a cat or dog, but it’s not like looking at a human, either; there’s a weird uncanny valley thing going on there.
Moving on: The U.S. has apparently been missing a standard of international measurement by… a foot.
Virginia Democrats are threatening to call out the National Guard if local law enforcement in 2nd Amendment sanctuary counties refuse to cooperate with a gun confiscation. I predict that won’t end the way they think it will.
The Post-WWII world order is changing. Maybe not for the better.
Exercise bikes with benefits. Uhm… OK…
I’m just going to leave this here:
And for the finale: Last Sunday, Chris Wallace vivisected James Comey in front of a few million people. Watch it all. It’s worth it.
I’m feeling generous, so here’s a little something extra from the archives.