so, while i was away, a whole bunch of things happened.
i'll post (kinda retro-post...) some of them over the next week or so.
first up, in cryptid news, is this article and photo that christian sent me early last week.
HIDEOUS, UNIDENTIFIABLE MYSTERY CREATURE DISCOVERED IN CANADA
The strange and rather horrible-looking body of, er ... something ... was found in Big Trout Lake up in Northern Ontario. No one quite knows what it is, but guesses include various cryptids like the Chupacabra as well as more mundane beasts like a dead river otter, or possibly a bear cub.
Some locals say it could also be a semi-legendary omajinaakoos, a creature that apparently used to roam Northern Ontario eating beavers and otters ... or maybe that's just a myth, too. Cryptomundo is calling it the Bald Beast of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, which can't be right because that's way too long to be the title of a Syfy Saturday night monster movie.
like the montauk monster of two summers past, this thing looks like it's suffered the unfortunate effects of being (partially) submerged. in, what...bleach? if you read the comments that go with the article you'll see that badgers and wolverines are favored as explanation and that, rightly so, queries as to why there's only one picture abound. i agree. and yet i can't stop looking and wondering and hoping that maybe this is some strange new unidentifiable creature that we've never seen before. maybe one that hasn't been able to be seen until just recently...
another thing that happened while i was taking my break was the oil spill which just sucks.
we are sheep, we are in the dark, and we HAVE NO IDEA how devastatingly horrible this is, how monumentally destructive this is going to be, how environmentally catastrophic and irreversible this is. we are being lied to and placated. the facts as to how destructive this spill is and it's far-reaching, long-term effects on our planet are being fed to us slowly, seeping out over time so that the horror of it becomes vague and everyday. comedians are making jokes about it.
and what will happen as a result? will we see the error of our ways and change our laws, our policies, our way of life? will we just say, as we always do, the ends justify the means? does it? at the cost of our oceans? our swamplands? our water? so that we have more oil? cheaper oil?
i don't know a lot, but i know a lot of people make their living along the gulf coast.
smell ya later~