the misadventures of nosiop
I'm learning Spanish proverbs. Dios no da alas a las alacránes porque volando picarían. (God doesn't give wings to scorpions, for they would sting in flight.) Mona en seda pero mona queda. (A monkey in silk is still a monkey.) En casa del horcado, no se habla de cabresto. (In the house of a hanged man, one doesn't speak of rope.)
Also a marvelous children's song:
Did you know it's National Poison Prevention Month? So start preventing poison. I've never seen Mr. Yuk before, but apparently he's outlasted other poison-warning mascots, including Officer Ugg, Deputy Don't, and "Nosiop," a snake whose name you spell backward, etc. The concern about the time-honored skull and crossbones logo is that kids might find it cool or confuse it with Pirate Punch or something.
A short review of the new Noam Chomsky book which pretty much mirrors my uneasy stance toward the man; yes, he's right about a lot of things, but he's gotten to the point where his rhetoric is just as sweeping and knee-jerk as that of the propagandistic establishment he condemns.