This should have been the number one story of the week…..not something that Trump said or Putin did or…….
I am a supporter of preserving animals….especially those nearing extinction….like elephants, lions, cheetahs, and rhinos…….and that is where we pick up this story…..
There is a big business for poachers because somewhere in the world there is a limp dick individual that believes powdered rhino horn will put lead in his pencil…..bullsh*t!
So there are people that will go out and kill a rhino and cut off his horn to be used in a dick revival….it appears that nature has stepped in and helped out at least this one time…..
In a case of poetic justice, rhino poachers were recently eaten by lions in a South African game reserve. A ranger at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape discovered remains of at least two, possibly three people near a pride of lions Tuesday; an ax and three pairs of shoes and gloves were later found nearby. “We thought they must have been rhino poachers but the ax confirmed it,” the preserve owner says. “They use the rifle to shoot the animal and the ax to remove the horn.” He adds to AFP, “The comments on our Facebook are all talking about karma and warnings.” The lions had been heard making a “commotion” early Monday, Reuters reports.
Good riddance…..I would buy those lions a side of beef but I think they are full right now.
This gave me a good chuckle….and in the trouble times we have today I will take whatever humor the universe gives me…..
Let me start my weekend off with that thing that I seem to always do….a history lesson.
Since it is Summer let me ask what is the one thing that lets us know that Summer is here and is here to stay for a couple of months?
….Pause here for time to think…….
Stop! It is the Bikini….the answer is the BIKINI!
A piece of attire that we take for granted these days……had a rocky start back in the after World War Two……
Americans will be cavorting on the beach, many of them in swimwear that covers as little as possible. In 2006, Julia Turner traced the history of the bikini to explain its exploding popularity. The article is reprinted below.
Sixty years ago, the world’s first bikini made its debut at a poolside fashion show in Paris. The swimsuit is now so ubiquitous—and comparatively so demure—that it’s hard to comprehend how shocking people once found it. When the bikini first arrived, its revealing cut scandalized even the French fashion models who were supposed to wear it; they refused, and the original designer had to enlist a stripper instead. The images below illustrate how the bikini slowly gained acceptance—first on the Riviera, then in the United States—and became a beachfront staple.
The bikini was the best invention for the sport of girl watching and it all began in 1946….today the bikini gets little to no thought….it is a inevitable that Summer will bring them out.
It is hot here and the garden is just too hot in the afternoon for a sit and sip….there is a reason they call it Summer, huh?
I hope you can enjoy your Saturday and that you are well and safe…..I hope I see you guys tomorrow for all your blogging needs……chuq