Sunday, July 1, 2012

Anthropological Fact

"Chimpanzees never shelter from the rain; they just sit in the open and look miserable, occasionally shaking themselves to throw off the raindrops clinging to their coats." Source: http://chimpanzeesite.webs.com/everydaylife.htm

Q: What's the difference between chimpanzees and Oregonians?

A: Oregonians sit out in the rain grinning, and they don't bother to shake.

6 comments:

Cluedweasel said...

To be fair, Oregonians won't throw poop at you either.

H. Bruce Miller said...

That's true, as a rule.

Unknown said...

Oh, I don't know about Oregonians not throwing poop at you. You need to spend more time in the Eastern Third.

Marshall_Will said...

An appraisal I DO not share. If you want poo flung at you, then Portland's your place! They park their car ( and then pretend they don't OWN one! ) Pedestrians abuse the ROW at every turn, cyclists do as they please and they're very open minded about all kinds of viewpoints ( as long as yours is i-d-e-n-t-i-c-a-l to their's? )

An armed society is a polite society and you're bound to be treated w/ more respect -outside- the Portland Metro than IN.

Now we enter the nerve racking part of the year where ANY check of the 10-Day Forecast can potentially signal TEOS. The End Of Summer. Yes, when you see that 'odd' first day dropping to the mid-60's, overcast w/ rain, barring a MIRACLE It.Is.Over.

H. Bruce Miller said...

"An armed society is a polite society" I don't want to get into a political argument because this is not a political blog -- but how does that statement square with the fact that violent crime and homicide rates are so much higher in states with high gun ownership rates?

Marshall_Will said...

Bruce,

Not my best choice, just trying to avert blog post run-on. In general, rural OR's are more about property rights, privacy and respecting each other's space. They don't want to tell YOU what to do w/ your property and they damn sure don't want to be TOLD what to do w/ their's?

That aside, what's the call on TEOS? FA showed we should have been doing a LOT better YTD than we actually 'have'. I'm now a fullblown Summer 2012 skeptic.