Tally this past week:

  • Duck – 1
  • Squirrels – 4
  • Birds – 2
  • Opossum – 2
  • Unidentified – 2

What companies are naming themselves Roadkill?  Is this funny? Clever? I guess it depends on how much roadkill you have seen and if you have come across a dying animal that was hit by a car.

Anyway, you get the idea. I suspect the common use of the word “roadkill” in company names is related to the same mental problem we have with war. War games, war movies, war books, war on drugs, stick the word “war” in front of virtually everything and that makes it somehow more valid, much more macho of course.

 Here is a website that discusses roadkill as a problem, which it is, and not just for the unfortunate animals, but for humans as well. Here are a couple of paragraphs from the website article:

“Have you ever given much thought to the gruesome deaths taking place on our roads every day? Yes, we are killing fellow humans but we are also killing wildlife in huge numbers. Think of the terrible way these animals die, the awful cost of human injury, the staggering cost of damage to vehicles.”

“Yes, this website is gruesome. Not pretty to look at. BUT, there is a purpose. It is my firm hope that SOMEbody much smarter than I am will come up with new, better ways to reduce the slaughter. Some methods have already been developed, some are being tried out but there must be other methods not yet dreamed up.”

The author shows photos of some of the solutions Canadian provinces have come up with to reduce the human and animal deaths. I don’t recommend looking at the pictures, but you can open the website and read the article without opening the photos, thanks Ken Laninga! Very tasteful way to present the awful information.

By the way, he sells some very awesome walking sticks, check him out.

Hamster report

Some jokes to lighten the load of reality:

I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather… Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. — pillowkiller

I have six locks on my door all in a row.  When I go out, I lock every other one.  I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. — The INSANE Cousins

I am not insane!….I just do what the voices tell me to! — The INSANE Cousins

And my favorite Lilly Tomlin quote: Reality is for those who can’t handle drugs.

There you go!