Monday, January 26, 2015

Making a Boo-Boo

Today's WaynoVision comic shows a happy user of the new "Thinning the Herd" iPhone app.
 
This panel was drawn months ago, but its publication is timely, after this weekend's news reports of several bears dying in the New Hampshire woods after "sportsmen" baited them with chocolate, which is toxic to many animals, bears included. Apparently, trapping bears is illegal, but baiting is A-OK. Baiting is the practice of luring the animals to the hunter's location, where they can be picked off with firearms.

I wasn't aware of this hunting situation at the time, but wanted to comment on our tendency for over-documentation of experiences (real or fabricated). A pet peeve of mine is watching a musical performance through the cellphone camera of the person standing in front of me.

I'd also recently read reports of the fad for dudes to have their portraits taken in the company of exotic animals for posting on dating sites, which eventually led to today's gag.

Amazingly (to me, anyway), according to an article in today's Telegraph (UK),"bear selfies" are actually a craze that's causing concern in the US Forest Service!

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1 comment:

ginnieb said...

Finally catching up on important reading. Blog comments are as equally amusing as your art work!