We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I presume you heard the tragic story of how a large golden eagle almost carried away a young child and devoured it. Controversy immediately followed, of course, as the usual two sides faced off against each other. On one side was PETA, echoing my own personal belief that eagles have the right to eat, too.
On the other side are people who apparently want to see eagles starve to death. I'm honestly not sure why these virulent animal haters are even given a say in the matter, but such is the nature of a modern society that allows the voices of all to be heard.
The seizure of the child was caught on smartphone. I think it should be obvious that this is not for the squeamish. Management strongly urges all liberals and young children to immediately leave the room.
Luckily, there's not a lot of blood.
I think it's safe to say the eagle learned a valuable lesson that day in nutritional management.
But for an inside look into this horrific nightmare, let's go to the video:
I thought it amusing that both sides of the interview said something quite naive.
"Did it surprise you that everybody thought it was real?"
No, you mental midget, six people spent over 300 hours on it so it would look fake!
But one of the guy's comments was even more innocent.
"We never thought people would analyze it frame-by-frame."
Guys, I was analyzing it frame-by-frame the first time I watched it expecting it to be fake!
Not in the exact sense he means, but as an acknowledged video guru, I know what to look for. I bought the whole thing right up to the close-up of the afternoon snack kid and saw how big he was. My next thought was, "That snack sure looks big for a squirrel!"
I suppose it was also a point of naivete when the teacher set the grade of 'A' at a mere 100,000 views. When something goes viral these days, it's almost always in the millions.
The Quebec government has handed out millions to encourage job development in the animation field. Then they wonder why it's so hard to find animation executives to move to Quebec to run these companies.
I know why: Obscenely high taxes, mandatory French education for immigrants, mandatory French in the workplace if the company is over a certain size, dangerous & un-maintained roads, snow, ad nauseum.
I would move to the USA but you're in even deeper fiscal trouble.
Of course, the predictably bad part of this will be all of the copycat eagles. So, keep your kids weighted down, the eagles are coming. And keep your shotguns handy as well. Eagles taste pretty good, like a fishy chicken. I use lemon, garlic and butter. Children, on the other hand, taste like fatty veal, but they self baste.