Speaking of unleashing things into Rock Creek Park, I thought I’d post a link to the story about the python that showed up in Rock Creek Park this week. It’s a nice change of pace from obsessing over all of the exotic invasives in the Everglades, I guess. Speaking of which, if you haven’t had a moment of horror over this monster, you should really take a break out of your busy schedule of reading my site and drinking coffee. “UF Researchers find state record 87 eggs in largest python from the Everglades.”
Friday I joked about the phrases you don’t want to imagine might one day become a punchline in your obituary. “The zookeeper said she’d never seen otters behave that way before,” was one of the phrases I mentioned.
Little did I know, otters are on the rampage! I just saw this headline in the Miami-Herald: “2 more bitten by aggressive otter near Boca Raton.”
It looks like we’re going to check out the s/art/q debut party tonight after all. There’s a post on the creative loafing blog about the screenprinting party and also the genesis of the organization. Jungle Pete and his much better half are meeting us for dinner and art, we’ll give a full report later.
Speaking of art… There are two versions of J. Seward Johnson’s “Unconditional Surrender.” One has moved to San Diego, the other sits here on the Bayfront in Sarasota.
I snapped this picture of Sarasota’s most controversial piece of public art as we were driving by, but I’m pleased to see that I randomly captured someone looking up the statue’s dress. This is apparently a popular past-time (make your own pubic art jokes here).
I’m still reading up on the controversy over the statue. It’s all rather bizarre and probably worthy of a later post.
I have so-called affinity license plates. I’m pretty sure the only place you can get valid license plates is through the DMV. I mention this because over the last few months several people have asked me where I got my license plates.
The best answer I’ve come up with so far is, “I made them myself…in prison.”
You may be able to get personalized, legal postage stamps now but I’m pretty sure license plates are like driver’s licenses, they need to be issued from a government agency to be valid. I just don’t think you want everyone to be able to manufacture plates, even if the state still issues the tag number.
Now that I’ve seen this post on Cajun Boy in the City, I don’t know if I think every state should be allowed to manufacture plates. Aren’t there any grownups in the Florida Legislature?
This is a mockup of the plate the Florida Senate has proposed:
I need to go lay down now.
Dennis, the wayward Manatee rescued in Cape Cod, died soon after being relocated to Orlando.
If the embedded video doesn’t work, here’s an article from the Boston Globe, “Manatee dies before reaching rehab site.”