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(Huffington Post)   25 primates are now on the brink of extinction. Sadly, this can mean only one thing - McDonald's is about ready to bring back the McRib   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 30
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2012-10-17 09:21:30 AM  
Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.
 
2012-10-17 09:26:28 AM  
Well he did warn them not to touch him.

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2012-10-17 09:29:30 AM  
Now I wish I bought that McJordan BBQ sauce...
 
2012-10-17 09:35:35 AM  
If we wipe them out now, they won't be able to rise up and enslave us later.
 
2012-10-17 10:00:33 AM  
Not the lemurs! lemurs are awesome.

www.sheppardsoftware.com
 
2012-10-17 10:29:01 AM  
Part of the Sixth Extinction?
 
2012-10-17 12:56:53 PM  
I know that it makes me a terrible person but I don't really feel all that bad about the primates and I sort of want to eat a McRib now.

/it's 2:00 pm and all I've had to eat today is a cliff bar
 
2012-10-17 01:00:04 PM  
I didn't realize the McRib was made from primates...

No wonder it's so tasty!!
 
2012-10-17 01:03:04 PM  
 
2012-10-17 01:04:44 PM  

Grither: I didn't realize the McRib was made from primates...


Soylent McGreen.
 
2012-10-17 01:08:58 PM  

Cythraul: Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.


So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?
 
2012-10-17 01:12:48 PM  
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2012-10-17 01:14:04 PM  

bittermang: Cythraul: Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.

So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?


You're going to make me google image search each one of these species, aren't you?
 
2012-10-17 01:14:43 PM  
Got dammit so much.
 
2012-10-17 01:20:22 PM  

Mugato: Not the lemurs! lemurs are awesome.

[www.sheppardsoftware.com image 500x298]


Lemurs should be easier to raise funds to protect. Maybe president Madagascar should trademark, patent, and copyright the image of lemurs then lock down everything.
 
2012-10-17 01:24:22 PM  

Cythraul: bittermang: Cythraul: Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.

So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?

You're going to make me google image search each one of these species, aren't you?


I already did.

GIS for "Rondo Dwarf Galago" yields:

wweso.org

GIS for "Roloway Monkey" yields:

www.zooinstitutes.com

GIS for "Bioko Red Colobus" yields:

www.conservation.org

GAH!

Anyway, I'm not going to post all 26.

Also, Mr. "So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?"

Well, if it's very very difficult to find photos of endangered species, it should be impossible to find photos of extinct ones!

GIS for "thylacine" yields:

www.kidcyber.com.au

GIS for "passenger pigeon" yields:

farm2.staticflickr.com

GIS for "great auk" yields:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-17 01:29:48 PM  
Remember that life on Earth is but a flash of dawn. We're all part of it as the day rolls on.
 
2012-10-17 01:32:16 PM  

Cythraul: bittermang: Cythraul: Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.

So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?

You're going to make me google image search each one of these species, aren't you?


Ah, you also missed the class where we covered Intellectual Property. I understand, I had chicken pox when they covered how to tie your shoes in Kindergarden. It's not that there aren't photos of them. It's that they don't have the rights to publish them.

You go to war with the army you've got, not the army you want.
 
2012-10-17 01:42:41 PM  
"Amazingly, we continue to discover new species every year since 2000," says TFA.

So don't panic, we aren't running out of species.
 
2012-10-17 01:47:55 PM  

bittermang: Cythraul: bittermang: Cythraul: Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.

So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?

You're going to make me google image search each one of these species, aren't you?

Ah, you also missed the class where we covered Intellectual Property. I understand, I had chicken pox when they covered how to tie your shoes in Kindergarden. It's not that there aren't photos of them. It's that they don't have the rights to publish them.

You go to war with the army you've got, not the army you want.


Ah, you must have missed the class where your teacher mentions news sources will use stock photos, or buy stock photos from other companies. Maybe instead of implying that images of endangered species are hard to come by, which is what your Boobies seems to say, you're saying that Huffington Post are just cheap bastards?

Make up your mind.
 
2012-10-17 01:49:04 PM  

Cythraul: Ah, you must have missed the class where your teacher mentions news sources will use stock photos, or buy stock photos from other companies. Maybe instead of implying that images of endangered species are hard to come by, which is what your Boobies ORIGINAL POST seems to say, you're saying that Huffington Post are just cheap bastards?

Make up your mind.

 

I really wish Drew would get rid of that filter.
 
2012-10-17 01:52:21 PM  

bittermang: Cythraul: bittermang: Cythraul: Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.

So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?

You're going to make me google image search each one of these species, aren't you?

Ah, you also missed the class where we covered Intellectual Property. I understand, I had chicken pox when they covered how to tie your shoes in Kindergarden. It's not that there aren't photos of them. It's that they don't have the rights to publish them.

You go to war with the army you've got, not the army you want.


By the way, the artist is Stephen Nash, who works for Conservation International.

Nice diversion from your original comment, which had nothing to do with IP rights.

It would be a lot easier to get the rights to the drawings made by a single artist, working for a single entity, than to obtain rights to multiple photos from multiple photographers. But if you already knew that, why not make that argument initially, instead of spouting off about endangered species?

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2012-10-17 01:53:27 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "Amazingly, we continue to discover new species every year since 2000," says TFA.

So don't panic, we aren't running out of species.


So that's why the McRib tastes slightly different every year!
 
2012-10-17 02:13:54 PM  

Cythraul: bittermang: Cythraul: bittermang: Cythraul: Ulgh. Thanks for the slide show, of sketches. I'd rather have real photographs of those species, rather than pretend I'm stuck in the 17th century reading a wildlife magazine.

So you missed the class where we covered the meaning of the word "endangered" then?

You're going to make me google image search each one of these species, aren't you?

Ah, you also missed the class where we covered Intellectual Property. I understand, I had chicken pox when they covered how to tie your shoes in Kindergarden. It's not that there aren't photos of them. It's that they don't have the rights to publish them.

You go to war with the army you've got, not the army you want.

Ah, you must have missed the class where your teacher mentions news sources will use stock photos, or buy stock photos from other companies. Maybe instead of implying that images of endangered species are hard to come by, which is what your Boobies seems to say, you're saying that Huffington Post are just cheap bastards?

Make up your mind.



I think the Huffington Post does a lot of content recycling. The illustrations were all part of the report that they mention. Therefore all they probably needed to do was get the rights from one non-profit place - Conservation International, who is probably looking for more exposure on this issue anyway. So cheap, convenient, and fast is my guess.

On a side note, back when I was an undergrad, we still had to learn how to stipple. I still teach students to properly illustrate when doing field and lab observations. It's still useful (unlike the Latin I also had to learn) especially when you need clarity of detail on diagnostic features. Many field guides still rely on illustrations for exactly this reason. That and there's still a lot of old fuddy-duddies out there like myself.
 
2012-10-17 03:22:24 PM  
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I suggest a breeding program in zoos - complete with sexy-time music and bouncy castles.
 
2012-10-17 05:16:34 PM  
So The Pixies were right.
 
2012-10-17 05:27:36 PM  
think smaller with more legs
 
2012-10-18 02:22:27 AM  
make that 26
 
2012-10-18 03:29:36 AM  
Monkeys are evil and should be destroyed.

Likewise horses.
 
2012-10-18 08:12:24 AM  
How are you going to get a McRib sandwich if their employees are going to be extinct???
 
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