crows and julienne carrots
Tuesday, February 27 2007
I drove over to Woodstock at around noon today on a brief housecall, and while I was there I checked that dumpster area in Bearsville, the one where I scavenged most of my firewood last year. But there was still none to be had there. When I arrived, my car chased up a number of crows foraging among the restaurant trash produced by The Bear. No doubt they'd been feasting on flirted-over king salmon with citrus segments, quarter-eaten braised beef short ribs inspired by Coyota Cafe (with chipotle, black bean refritos and roasted poblano chillis), grilled portobello mushroom steak with vidalia onion, and most of an oven poached halibut with julienne of carrot. Humans are rugged and resourceful and I don't think our kind will ever go extinct, even with global warming, nuclear war, and depletion of fossil fuel supplies. But if we ever do, perhaps crows will evolve to better fill our niche, making and manipulating tools with their claws. How else will they ever julienne a carrot and keep feasting in the manner to which they have grown accustomed?
None of this would be a problem if people could transcend their ignorance long enough free them from their masochism. But since most people still run virus-riddled PCs and think the blue "e" on their desktop is the internet, I must either join them in their masochism or accept that they'll never experience the fruits of my labor.
Mind you, in the life of the web, Internet Explorer hasn't always been the worst browser. Netscape 4.X was dreadful, but I kept using it out of inertia until it finally completely working on my home computer back in 2000. From then until November 2001, when popup hell forced me over to Mozilla, I used Internet Explorer exclusively.
For the past week or so I've noticed that the website of the New York Times barely functions at all after about 7:00 PM EST. I wonder what's going on.
For linking purposes this article's URL is:feedback
previous | next