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(Wired)   National Zoo to suddenly close their invertebrate exhibit in a spineless move   (wired.com) divider line 36
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2014-06-18 12:58:23 AM
...so slug somebody!
 
2014-06-18 02:16:19 AM
This is truly sad. I have some really warm and fuzzy childhood memories in the Butterfly House.

I can pretty much guess what fate will befall the inhabitants of the Chesapeake blue crab exhibit.

www.crabfestival.com
 
2014-06-18 07:09:52 AM
That's really farking spineless.
 
2014-06-18 07:11:26 AM

thekingcobra: That's really farking spineless.


Or that's the pun in the headline and I'm an ass
 
2014-06-18 07:15:27 AM
Their rationale seems a bit squishy.
 
2014-06-18 07:19:40 AM
Cthulhu will not be pleased.
 
2014-06-18 07:20:22 AM
I thought they were going to shut down Congress.
 
2014-06-18 07:22:06 AM
Well, that is just cold blooded...
 
2014-06-18 07:32:16 AM

Prey4reign: I thought they were going to shut down Congress.


The exhibit was redundant....the capitol building is much larger and has lots more exhibits.
 
2014-06-18 07:50:07 AM

markfara: Their rationale seems a bit squishy.


It really is. Hidden behind weasel words I hear "burn it down, Pookie! Burn this motherfarker down!"
 
2014-06-18 08:01:58 AM
Well we always have the politicians.

'Those invertebrates in Congress have done it again. What a bunch of invertebrates.'
 
2014-06-18 08:06:13 AM
i have a friend visiting dc right now...doing some sort of program where she gets to work with congress or something...upon reading this i messaged her urging her to visit the zoo asap!

for some reason i never knew about the national zoo until the last time i went to dc (i've been 3 times, plus passed thru once to see my friend at andrews on my way to catch a flight to germany)...and it's a great zoo!
 
2014-06-18 08:08:01 AM
I guess no one ever told them that you should keep your friends close and your anemones closer.
 
2014-06-18 08:08:12 AM

Burr: Well, that is just cold blooded...


Bravo.

Learn, Subby.

A spineless move would be doing this to expand the jellyfish exhibit.
 
2014-06-18 08:15:01 AM
Is this an A cell directive?
 
2014-06-18 08:33:07 AM
Well, at least the National Museum of Natural History still has its butterfly exhibit.  http://www.butterflies.si.edu/
 
2014-06-18 08:43:18 AM
The exhibit will be replaced by John Boehner.  Also colorful and spineless.
 
2014-06-18 09:09:14 AM
Very sad, it's nice little exhibit.
 
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2014-06-18 09:21:40 AM
So it was just a fly by night operation. I'm feeling crabby.
 
2014-06-18 09:31:29 AM
in December 2013 problems leading to a keeper injury and deaths of several mammals in the Zoo's care

2013 problems? How did they let it get so bad? Surely someone would have taken notice once the issues got into triple digits.
 
2014-06-18 09:37:55 AM
That seems kind of shellfish. How are the visitors supposed eel about this? They should fin a better solution.
 
2014-06-18 09:40:51 AM

Sybarite: I guess no one ever told them that you should keep your friends close and your anemones closer.


Bravo, Bravo !
 
2014-06-18 09:48:10 AM

thekingcobra: thekingcobra: That's really farking spineless.

Or that's the pun in the headline and I'm an ass


Why not both?

/I keed
 
2014-06-18 09:59:51 AM
That's one of the better exhibits.   And a place to cool off on a hot day.
 
2014-06-18 10:05:25 AM

Rhypskallion: That's one of the better exhibits.   And a place to cool off on a hot day.


It's an expensive exhibit to maintain, unfortunately. Fewer memberships and an abrupt drop in government funding means that, to avoid depleting their endowment, they're going to close stuff.
 
2014-06-18 10:10:48 AM
This is pathetic. I've been to the place dozens of times and it's always full of people. They should just sell of a couple of goddam elephants or tigers or get rid of those entirely useless pandas.
 
2014-06-18 10:21:29 AM
Maybe it will be replaced with the Congress Exhibit, since, no doubt, many of the Congressmen who have visited the invertebrate felt very much at home.
 
2014-06-18 11:00:38 AM

FormlessOne: Fewer memberships and an abrupt drop in government funding means that, to avoid depleting their endowment, they're going to close stuff.


Good. Those invertebrates should go out and get real jobs instead of mooching off of the American taxpayer.
 
2014-06-18 11:17:42 AM

theorellior: FormlessOne: Fewer memberships and an abrupt drop in government funding means that, to avoid depleting their endowment, they're going to close stuff.

Good. Those invertebrates should go out and get real jobs instead of mooching  leaching off of the American taxpayer.


Ahhh....that's better
 
2014-06-18 11:21:56 AM
Maybe we recently made contact with an invertebrate species of alien and are closing this down to avoid pissing them off.

I bet that theory is already on various websites.
 
2014-06-18 11:25:51 AM

Burr: Ahhh....that's better


They're slowly diffusing into the surrounding water?

/think you meant "leeching".
 
2014-06-18 11:50:26 AM

Burr: theorellior: FormlessOne: Fewer memberships and an abrupt drop in government funding means that, to avoid depleting their endowment, they're going to close stuff.

Good. Those invertebrates should go out and get real jobs instead of mooching  leaching off of the American taxpayer.

Ahhh....that's better


*leeching. "Leaching" may work, but I don't think you meant "dissolving soluble materials through percolation."

And, honestly, this is exactly why I pay taxes - to help pay for useful, educational installations that all of society can enjoy.
 
2014-06-18 11:55:53 AM

theorellior: Burr: Ahhh....that's better

They're slowly diffusing into the surrounding water?

/think you meant "leeching".


Ahh damnit, here I thought I was being clever....

Lesson learned....get out while you are ahead.
 
2014-06-18 12:07:05 PM
Remember kids, researching anything that can't be used as a weapon is a waste of money. At least we can afford another wheel well for a grounded F-22 now.
 
2014-06-18 12:17:25 PM

gimlet: Remember kids, researching anything that can't be used as a weapon is a waste of money. At least we can afford another wheel well for a grounded F-22 now.


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2014-06-18 01:29:40 PM
glad they are thinning out the candidates to replace cantor.  hopefully they can move the exhibit to the national aquarium .
 
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