gaia deniers

question: will the human race
ever stop stinking up the place
wisen up and learn from its mistakes?
reading the papers? probably not
because even though brains we’ve obviously got
when it comes to using them we ain’t so hot

we’re great at setting up institutions
fancy places and constitutions
but sensible, international solutions?
you’d have to shrug and say nope
we’re basically a LONG way south of NOPE
the human race is basically a dope

meanwhile the planet buckles and burns
while plutocrats fiddle their tax returns
focused on their business concerns
until the planet shrugs us off
with storms the size of an end-times cough
then settles back down, happy enough

and ants will rise and take dominion
from The Winter Palace to the Brighton Pavilion
(obviously that’s a personal opinion)
and will they fare any better than us?
they’ll certainly be cleaner, no ifs no buts
and won’t do politics – so that’s a plus

ants in my head

Frankly? I was distractedThem
looking up Them!
a 1950s sci-fi film about gigantic irradiated ants
One thing that bugged me
the exclamation mark doesn’t appear on the poster
Imdb’s pretty quiet about that
although it has plenty of other stuff,
Plot Holes for example:
If food is scarce in the desert, then why did an ant merely kill Gramps Johnson and leave his body in the store, instead of taking it back to the colony to be eaten as had been the other three killed up to that point?
During the first ant encounter, Dr Harold Medford tells the policemen to aim for its antennae, saying, “He’s helpless without them!” Later, he (correctly) explains that most ants are female, the rare males dying shortly after fertilizing the queen when a new nest is established.


I went from that to googling
some amazing facts about ants
here are 10 of the headlines:

  1. ANTS – An Underground Movement originating from Ibiza
  2. Ants: Fun Facts about Ants
  3. OMG! My Fire Ants Are Planning an Escape
  4. 10 Interesting Facts About Ants You Need To Know
  5. 10 cool facts about ants!
  6. Amazing Ant Facts for kids and adults to learn about ants
  7. 25 Awesome Facts About Ants You Probably Didn’t Know
  8. Really Gripping Facts about Ants
  9. Top Interesting And Exceptional Facts About Ants
  10. How to get rid of ants

Where was I?



(with thanks to IMDb!)