What was it Smokey the Bear said?
"Only YOU can start forest fires close to the road so they’ll be easy to put out."
Something like that.
Hot on the heels of Merlin and John’s excellent discussion of how dangerous bears are (Roderick on the Line #69 “Campfire Spaghetti Party”), I get this message on my answering machine today from the local police about a bear that’s been seen in my neighborhood. He even names my street.
A bear. In my neighborhood. ON MY STREET. GAH!
He goes on to say you should supervise children
that you like during outdoor activities, and if you encounter the bear, clap your hands or sing. What the hell? So, if the bear likes your singing, he won’t rip you to pieces? Is he the reincarnated Roger Ebert?
Well, to be fair, my singing would repel any fish, fur, or fowl.
Maybe the police should have suggested throwing a sneaker at him.
Jennifer contains multitudes, but what is most prominent when I think of her is her fierce devotion to her sons.
She shows them how to live in the world with gentle love, but if anyone tries to mess with them, they would be lucky to pull back a stump.
Plus, polar bears love Diet Coke.
"You don’t have to run faster than the bear. You just have to run faster than the guys with their pants around their ankles."
Pretty sure somebody we all know here on Tumblr taught this bear how to dance. I’d recognize those moves anywhere.
This will be my CHSH dance. Prepare yourselves.
A polar bear’s guard hair. Polar bears have hollow hairs that insulate their bodies and keep them warm in freezing temperatures. (Source)
They also act like fiber-optics, in that they channel sunlight to the bear’s black skin, which absorbs what little heat there is in the Arctic sun.