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Living on the Edge

4:30 PM -- EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct & Globally Endangered) seeks to draw attention to endangered species that "are truly one of a kind. If they disappear there will be nothing similar left on the planet."

If you've never seen a Black and Rufous Sengi, a Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, or a Long-Beaked Echidna, here's your chance. There's also an appetizing shot of a southern marsupial mole eating a gecko Then there's this thing...



This is mostly a collection of plug-ugly beasties, but, sadly, our adorable fellow blogger, Red Panda, comes up at No. 19 on EDGE's endangered list. (For comparison, the mighty Blue Whale is way down at 88 and the Orangutan, my clambering cousin, at 97.)

Donate today. Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:16:29 PM
re: Living on the Edge Both great examples of intelligent design with a sense of humor.

CLG

Didn't I see these on South Park?
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:16:29 PM
re: Living on the Edge The Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew (like a Jumbo Shrimp?) is also a thing of beauty: http://www.edgeofexistence.org...
Michael Harris 12/5/2012 | 3:16:29 PM
re: Living on the Edge This handsome fella has nothing on the Star-Nosed Mole. He is a real looker. http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~r...

Thankfully, this guy is not on his way to extinction.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
optodoofus 12/5/2012 | 3:16:27 PM
re: Living on the Edge > Didn't I see these on South Park?

No, that was the Mexican Staring Frog of Sri Lanka on South Park.

optodoofus
paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 3:16:27 PM
re: Living on the Edge
I think ManBearPig is what was being referred to in the South Park Reference.

Either that or the Jackoffasaur.

As we all know the Mexican Staring Frog of Sri Lanka is a myth.

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paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 3:16:26 PM
re: Living on the Edge
If you watched South Park at all, you would find that extreme viewpoints are harpooned by them all the time:

Examples:
The cloud of "smug" that arises from the owners of hybrid cars.
The stupidity of the Vatican Law as it related to sex with young boys.
"Big Gay" Al and his battle with the Boy Scouts and the Boy Scouts hiring a pervert to replace him (by mistake of course).
The evil Walmart episode and the episode where the ant-smoking people were going to kill Cartman to blame it on the tobacco companies (who rescued Cartman).

Lampooning the right and the left - stock in trade for South Park.

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CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:16:26 PM
re: Living on the Edge Check this out:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci...

At first glance, it seems this loris is striking a more intelligent pose than our friends Larry or Red could ever muster.

A more thoughtful review indicates that its either that or he just finished off a pan of special brownies. Hmmm, maybe Larry or Red could look that intelligent.

CLG
CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:16:26 PM
re: Living on the Edge It must be quite annoying to you lefties that Parker and Stone are on my side:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
"In the tenth season episode "Go God Go", Ms. Garrison begins to date famous biologist Richard Dawkins after he convinces her that there is no god. They make a plan to convert the whole world to atheism, and eventually do. This is shown when Cartman freezes himself because he "can't wait for Nintendo Wii" and is awoken 500 years in the future where the whole world is atheist. Ironically, this all-atheist world is home to several warring atheist factions in a dispute over what name to use for their organization, parodying the notion made by many atheists that there would be no more war in the world if religion was done away with."

The Wii episode definitely reminded me of our laborious discussion of ID: "Spreading Stupidity"
http://www.lightreading.com/do...

Imagining Larry, et al, playing the role of Richard Dawkins and the future humans and rodents...


For those that haven't seen it, I strongly advise reruns on Comedy Central. Some people of weakness may find inappropriate guilty pleasure finding an illegal copy on youtube.

CLG
CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:16:25 PM
re: Living on the Edge "If you watched South Park at all, you would find that extreme viewpoints are harpooned by them all the time"

Of course, they harpoon both right and left.
You just seem to disregard the nuance of which viewpoints the audience drawn to support: and its not the typical politically correct secular progressive drivel that most media puts out.
For example, the preachiness of Boston Legal is now WAY over the top.

Most people I know on the left either hated "Team America: World Police" or did not find the content especially funny: how about you?

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 3:16:25 PM
re: Living on the Edge
I preferred South Park: The Movie to Team America: World Police, but that was just me. I think you interpreted my comment as some defense of liberalism. However, my point was that stupidity on both sides is attacked.

You agree there is stupidity across the board right?

seven
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