January 9th, 2002

lung

The death special... or lack thereof.

So I went to Wendy's today, to pay my tribute to the great man that passed. It seemed only fitting that I eat at his chain of fast food restaurants, to honor his memory, and his deeds.

I was very upset to find, however, that there was no death special. No free biggie-size for mourners, no black boxes, no chicken nuggets made to look like tombstones. It was shocking. After all he's done, to ignore his passing. I know that he was a great man, and I know that a great man would've wanted me to get extra fries and a larger coke in remembrance of him. He would have wanted it that way, I know he would.

Dave Thomas, you may be a dead, rotting sack of meat, but your memory will live on in our stomachs.
lung

My second favorite site

http://www.atnesa.org/index.htm
Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa


It has fascinating articles (all available online as pdf files!), such as:

-- Regional and world trends in donkey populations,
Paul Starkey and Malcolm Starkey

-- Gender issues in donkey use in rural Ethiopia,
Kathy Marshall and Zahra Ali

-- Traditional sayings about donkeys in Ethiopia,
Zelealam Bekele

-- Donkey traction in Tanzania: some critical issues,
Hussein Sosovele (this one is a gripping read)

-- Social consequences of introducing donkeys into Zambia,
Rhoda Motya