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And I thought we had problems with feral hogs here in Texas…

You can’t hire a qualified monkey catcher in this town for love or money.

So says the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the body tasked with providing civic services such as garbage collection and road repair. Since 2007, the MCD has also been under court order to catch the monkeys that run amok through the city and to relocate them to a wildlife sanctuary on the edge of town. But the MCD went back to court this week to say it cannot meet that responsibility because it can’t hire monkey catchers, despite running dozens of newspaper advertisements and scouring the monkey-management world.

Full article here. (via Marginal Revolution)

Sometimes I think I spend my days scouring the monkey-management world.

No slice for you! – Why you can’t get a slice of pizza at certain NYC Pizza parlors.

Blame it on Al Capone.
(via Kottke)

Especially at minor league ballparks.

Complete and total rambling nonsense – but if you background it with inspiring music, say it with a southern drawl and throw in a monkey or two, you’ll never go hungry in America. God bless, ya’ll!

“And in 1962 a little boy was born and his goal was to own a monkey.”

Now that did it. (via Yewknee)

God’s Country Taxidermy

Think about that one for a minute.

…and I’m sitting in bed eating home made ice cream, writing on this blog and watching a lightweight title boxing match between a Mexican from Guadalajara (Vasquez) and a Korean from Seoul (Kim). Looks like Vasquez is in total control of this one.

Good way to end a vacation. Reality resumes tomorrow.

(via economicsofinformation)

Pamplona bans vuvuzelas for bull run

“Given that vuvuzelas produce noise levels that are both irritating and dangerous, sale of them has been expressly forbidden,” a town hall statement said, adding that police would confiscate any found on sale.

(via The Guardian)

Well, there you have it.

I tell ya, some days this shit just writes itself.

(via Brad DeLong)

This picture says it all.

“I want my future husband to be diligent about money,” a 27-year-old woman says in an ad being run in free magazines promoting a fixed-rate, three-year note that Japan started selling last week. “Playboys are no good.” She’s one of five women featured in the page, which says “Men who hold JGBs are popular with women!!”

Now that’s a rap.

Tom McFadden, performer in the video and instructor in the human biology program at Stanford University:

I’ve found that subjects like glycolysis, the citric acid cycle and the electron transport chain are some of the most feared and loathed concepts among people who’ve taken biology, mainly because some teachers emphasize memorization over concepts. Yet in reality, the way we turn “what we eat” into “what we do” is so relevant to everyone’s daily life that it ought to be inherently interesting. The video stylistically pays homage to two songs, “Hate it or Love it,” by 50 cent, and “On to the next one,” by Jay-Z. Once again, instead of bragging about stacks of cash we’re rapping about making “stacks” of ATP.”

(via NYT)