Monday, February 20, 2006

Sloth???

There's a hearty debate going on over at rant-a-matt as to what animals should be tossed and which ones we should keep, of course, in hopes of making them into incredibly abhorrent human-animal hybrids.

But, call me shocked, there was a call to eradicate the sloth! Sloth? NOOOO!




I then realized they were talking about this little fella:

I don't know, guys, but I think you should pick on something that can actually outrun you. It just isn't fair!!!

5 comments:

Famulus said...

I watched a programme on evolution several years ago. It used 'Mount Improbable' as its model of evolution. Mount Improbable has many peaks, only one of which (the highest) reaches humans. As an animal crawls (evolves) up Mount Improbable it choses a random path. It can only crawl up, never back down. If it starts up a minor peak, then it is stuck up that peak an can never evolve further than the top of that minor peak. The sloth is at the top of such a peak. The peak is thin and cannot support the sloth. The peak breaks; the sloth falls...

And the koala looks across from his peak. He too, cannot hold on much longer...

MattJ said...

OI! I'l have no more talk of this sloth eradication! So far it's me and LL Vs you and Liv, and frankly Fam I am shocked and appalled at your stance! these guys live to sleep! Don't eradicate them just because you're jealous!

MattJ said...

Incidentally, it's not really human/animal hybrids we're after here. ALthough I am not ruling it out entirely, I am happy to start with the Squow and the Chew-ow-aarrgh and see how we go from there

Olivia said...

Maaaan, I wish I hadn't mentioned the sloth now...

lunaliar said...

P.S. I wonder if I can get a pet sloth... but do they need a litter box? Or will they only poop like, once a month? I'd think that they're not that hard to care for, and you'd never have to worry about it running away. I think it would only require some leafy-ness and a tree...