Wild Things

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November 16, 2004 | Columbus Dispatch by Joe Blundo The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The re-election of President Bush is prompting the exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray and agree with Bill O’Reilly. Canadian border farmers say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.

Dwarf Human Ancestors Lived on Pacific Island: Three-Foot-Tall Hunters Existed 18,000 Years Ago

28 Oct. 2004 | Washington Post [ page A03 ] by Guy Gugliotta Scientists have discovered a tiny species of ancient human that lived 18,000 years ago on an isolated island east of the Java Sea — a prehistoric hunter in a “lost world” of giant lizards and miniature elephants. These “little people” stood about three feet tall and had heads the size of grapefruit. They coexisted with modern humans for thousands of years yet appear to be more closely akin to a long-extinct human ancestor.

85 year-old Socialist to Sail to Cuba

[ The article below is about an 85 year-old socialist who, for the past 15 years, has been preparing for the adventure of a lifetime: He is building a boat and will sail to Cuba along with a crew of friends he’s met on the journey. –BL ] The Old Man, the Mountain and the Sea: Naturalist Has Big Plan for Sailboat April 28, 2004 | Washington Post by Blaine Harden ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. — At 85, App Applegate keeps pushing the limits of living off the grid. Out here in Puget Sound, on the upper west side of the American […]

New Nietzschean Diet Lets You Eat Whatever You Fear Most

The Onion, Mar. 3, 2004 (vol. 40: 9) NEW YORK—While dieters are accustomed to exercises of will, a new English translation of Germany’s most popular diet book takes the concept to a new philosophical level. The Nietzschean diet, which commands its adherents to eat superhuman amounts of whatever they most fear, is developing a strong following in America.   Above: The book, which tells dieters to “be truthful about what thinness is.” Fat Is Dead, proclaims the ambitious title of the dense, aphoristic nutrition plan, which was written by Friedrich Nietzsche in the late 1880s and unearthed three years ago. […]