Monday, April 02, 2007


No, no. The other kind of hives.

No! Dammit. Not beehive hair, idiot! The kind of hives you get on your skin that itch like crazy. That kind.
--You want a picture?
No, too disgusting.
--So, what about them?
I've got 'em.
Yeah. I'm doing the whole topical cream business plus taking enough high powered anti-histamines to sedate a horse. Right now, I don't care about war, politics, or the price of gasoline. All I want to do is scratch and nap.

While I'm on the topic of hives, did you notice the story out of Congress last week that North American bee colonies are disappearing. This is a major environmental problem that goes beyond a probable honey shortage. Flowers, nuts, and fruit all rely on bees for pollenation. When the bees disappear, so do all of these crops.

1 comment:

PoliShifter said...

I did hear about the bee shortage.

The conspiracy theorist in me wonders if the media has been quiet about it by design.

It seems the things that are not a threat get trumped up in the media (SARS, FLU, HUNTA Virua, etc) but stuff that is a serious threat and could actually threaten the food supply and wreak havoc on local economies don't get much play.