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    Monday, October 4th, 2010
    10:18 pm
    Spirit Day
    Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
     


    It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

    RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
    RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
    RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

    REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.




    Current Mood: sad
    Sunday, July 18th, 2010
    10:05 am
    Can't a lemur just go out for a drink in peace?
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5irzZ2E1zPgH5WCYP_ZC1AeoKFUxQ

    Two runaway lemurs captured in Austrian bar: reports

    VIENNA — Two young ring-tailed lemurs which had escaped from Salzburg zoo five days ago have been recaptured by their keepers in a hotel bar in a nearby village, according to local media reports Friday.

    The two-year-old males had escaped from Salzburg's Hellbrunn zoo on Sunday afternoon, journeying around 25 kilometres (15 miles) over the next four days.

    On Thursday morning, they crept through the open window of a hotel in the village of Wals, where staff lured them into the bar with fruits before calling the zoo to collect them.

    A spokeswoman for the zoo said the animals' keepers had been keeping track of their whereabouts, but had not made their escape public so as not to trigger a hunt for them.
    Friday, July 2nd, 2010
    1:43 pm
    Helpful Lemur is Helpful
    Craigslist ad, posted in the Volunteers section:

    ====================================
    Could you help me out? (Durham)

    I just launched my website recently. If you could stop by and have a look and let me know what you think "HONESTLY" it would be greatly appreciate!!!

    I want to make my site as good as it can be! And public opinion is always apreciated! Thank you SOOO much!

    www.GTAHomesByRyan.com

    Feel free to contact me if you have suggestions.

    Ryan Smith - Sales Representative
    Sutton Group Heritage Inc., Brokerage
    (289) 355-8601
    Ryans@sutton.com
    ====================================

    A lemur being helpful:

    To: Ryans@sutton.com
    Subject: Feedback regarding www.GTAHomesByRyan.com

    Hi. As requested, some feedback:
    1. Capitalizing the word "You" and "Listing" when they are Not at the beginning of a sentence Seems A bit Weird.
    2. Regarding the linked Youtube videos: loud music, distorted shots of rooms sliding by, and gratuitous special effects do not make me want to buy a house. Instead, they induce nausea. A better video would be a walkthrough of the main rooms with a voiceover enumerating the features of the house.
    3. Your page has a picture of two people wrestling while looking at a house in Belgium. Why do you have a picture of a Belgian house when you're trying to sell houses in Durham region?

    Photo on your site: http://www.gtahomesbyryan.com/4a_layout/10/fp/FYDH_9.jpg

    Photo of the house in Belgium:
    http://www.batidava.be/
    http://www.batidava.be/images/deco_homepage.jpg

    4. Your site needs more pictures of lemurs. Lemurs make everything better.

    Sincerely,

    A Lemur.

    ====================================
    From: Ryans@sutton.com
    Subject: Feedback regarding www.GTAHomesByRyan.com

    Thank you for your "constructive" feedback...

    I am always looking for ways to better my website. And I appreciate your thoughts. I am looking into doing guided video tours. I cant use those on the MLS virtual tours though. So that is why I create the photo style.

    The photo used of people "wrestling" is not from Belgium, Its actually a photo from microsoft's clipart.

    And I will see if I can find some Belgium Lemurs for my site.

    Thanks,

    Ryan
    Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
    10:15 pm
    Make the web better, save a lemur.
    From http://www.mozilla.org/about/parks/ :

    "Did you know that Firefox 3.6 is code-named Namoroka? Help support Madagascar’s Namoroka Park, home to some of the world’s cutest lemurs."

    "The newest release of Firefox is called Namoroka, named for a park in the northwest section of Madagascar.

    Famous for its unique topography, Namoroka is full of caves, canyons and natural swimming pools. Namoroka is also home to eight species of lemur. Here at Mozilla we are fond of things tailed and furry, so we've decided to celebrate the release of Firefox 3.6 by supporting lemurs in Namoroka and throughout Madagscar."
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
    9:29 pm
    Patrissimo's theory about yiffing leading to dairy farming is in Scientific American!
    Remember how patrissimo and I discussed how yiffing furries could have lead to the formation of the dairy industry? Well, it's in Scientific American!

    *is so proud*

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=lactose-toleraence

    From the article:
    "Of course, there are other (less probable) ideas still being milked: Thomas points out one example—that tolerance evolved as "prestige" via "Neolithic drinking games": men battling it out to drink a quantity of milk without getting sick. "Like football players, maybe they screamed at each other while downing one," Thomas says. "Then some guy comes along, doesn't get sick, and everyone thinks he's cool." One has to wonder, did the macho milk drinker then rub it in his opponents' faces by chanting, "Got milk?""

    From the comments:
    Lemur123 at 06:49 PM on 08/28/0
    Furries may have been responsible for lactose tolerance! Imagine that a neolithic farmer happens to be a furry with a fetish for cows. He carefully sews himself a bull fursuit, puts it on, and begins courting the more attractive bovine members of his herd. He falls in love with one of his lady cattle, and (as tends to happen with mammals in love), some erotic snuggling takes place. One evening, while the furry farmer is erotically licking at his cow-bride's nipples, he gets a mouthful of cream. With a little experimentation, he learns how to milk her as a form of foreplay. His friends and neighbors are enchanted by how much in love he and his cow-wife are, and decide to also have sexy fun with the herd. Interspecies mating becomes a village tradition, so when one person has a random mutation making them lactose-tolerant, the social behavior of milk-drinking is there to allow them to take advantage of it. If that person also occasionally mated with human females as well as quadrupeds, the mutation would spread. It's about as plausible as people going to the trouble of squeezing cow parts and drinking the stuff that came out as a competitive game.

    Hans L at 08:50 PM on 08/28/09
    Lemur123, what you say is very funny, indeed! Thank you!

    galaxy_man at 09:24 AM on 08/31/09
    /facepalm
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    12:42 pm
    Animal domestication is thanks to furries
    An interesting thought came up during a discussion on patrissimo 's journal: furries are how humans originally domesticated animals.

    Imagine a bunch of hunter-gatherers sitting on a savannah. One of them is a furry who likes buffalo. With bone needles, he sews himself a buffalo fursuit.

    One day, the furry (wearing his fursuit) and his huntmates chase down a female buffalo. The are about to kill it for food, when suddenly the furry realizes that love at first sight is real. He flings himself over the heaving torso of his lovely buffalo-bride-to-be, and declares his undying devotion. Their relationship grows, and they spend many enchanted evenings yiffing under the moon. He falls in love with more lady buffalo, and develops a small herd of lovers. They find his hand-sewn buffalo costume to be a bit weird, but stick around due to his charming personality. Over time, they get used to his strange bipedal friends, and lose their instinctual fear of humans.

    One evening, during some sexy snuggling, the furry is erotically licking at his bride's nipples, when he gets a mouthful of cream. With a little experimentation, he learns how to milk his herd of lovers. Soon the humans in his tribe become fit and healthy from drinking nutritous milk (although they all suffer from flatuence, as the gene for lactose tolerance hadn't mutated yet).

    And that's how furries are responsible for the dairy industry.
    Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
    8:23 am
    Lemur Island, Madagascar!
    This is a great video of Lemur Island, Madagascar! There's a bunch of dancing humans too.

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080722.html
    Saturday, June 21st, 2008
    4:55 pm
    Book Review - Into The Storm
    Summary: Very good, but needs more lemur sex.

    Taylor Anderson has written a great book, Destroyermen: Into The Storm. Alternate history with a yiffy furry twist!

    It's early in World War II. The US Navy has a few ancient ships (relics from World War I) in the area to fend off the Imperial Japanese Navy. Just when it seems that they are all about to die, WHOOSH - a mystereous storm comes up, and everything changes. They've been flung into an alternate universe where humans never developed. Instead, dinosaurs roam the planet, and a civilization of intelligent lemurs occupies giant floating cities.

    YAY! Lemurs!

    The humans and lemurs team up to defend themselves against pirate ships sailed by dinosaurs, and at least one human-lemur interspecies couple find true love. Or do they? Sadly, that's left for volume 2.

    Overall, was very good. I hope the next volime (coming out in October) has more furry yiffing, though. Just imagine the bosun and his lemur bride at their wedding, with the bosun wearing a fursuit instead of a navy uniform!

    Current Mood: bouncy
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
    10:07 pm
    Friday, July 21st, 2006
    9:06 am
    Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
    7:21 am
    Lemur cousin found
    Mikey!!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4501152.stm


    'New mammal' seen in Borneo woods
    By Richard Black
    Environment Correspondent, BBC News website


    In the dense central forests of Borneo, a conservation group has found what appears to be a new species of mammal.

    WWF caught two images of the animal, which is bigger than a domestic cat, dark red, and has a long muscular tail.

    Local people, the WWF says, had not seen the species before, and researchers say it looks to be new.

    The WWF says there is an urgent need to conserve forests in south-east Asia which are under pressure from logging and the palm oil trade.

    The creature, believed to be carnivorous, was spotted in the Kayan Mentarang National Park, which lies in Indonesian territory on Borneo.

    The team which discovered it, led by biologist Stephan Wulffraat, is publishing full details in a new book on Borneo and its wildlife.

    "You don't find new mammals that often, and to do so must be extraordinary," said Callum Rankine, head of the species programme at WWF-UK.

    "We've got camera traps there, which are passive devices relying on infra-red beams across forest paths," he told the BBC News website.

    "Lots of animals come past - it's much easier than pushing through the forest itself - and when an animal cuts the beam, two cameras catch images from the front and back."

    The find was made in Kayan Mentarang national park on Borneo. So far, two images are all that exist. But they were enough to convince Nick Isaac from the Institute of Zoology in London that the animal may indeed be new.

    "The photos look most like a lemur," he told the BBC News website. "But there certainly shouldn't be lemurs in Borneo."

    These long-tailed primates are confined to the island of Madagascar.

    "It's more likely to be a viverrid - that's the family which includes the mongoose and civets - which is a very poorly known group," Dr Isaac said.

    "One of the photos clearly shows the length of the tail and how muscley it is; civets use their tails to balance in trees, so this new animal may spend chunks of its time up trees too."

    That could be one reason why it has not been spotted before. Another could be that access to the heart of Borneo is becoming easier as population centres expand and roads are built.

    The WWF says this is the heart of the issue. It accuses the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia, which each own parts of Borneo, of encouraging the loss of native jungle by allowing the development of giant palm oil plantations.

    Last week Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, chief minister of Sarawak, the larger Malaysian state on Borneo, said that such claims are unfounded and part of a smear campaign.

    He told the BBC News website that palm oil plantations are mainly sited on land which had previously been cleared for cultivation or are in "secondary jungle".

    But the WWF says species like the new viverrid - if new viverrid it be - are threatened by such development.

    It is concerned that other as yet unknown creatures may go extinct before their existence can be documented.

    The group is planning to capture the new species in a live trap so it can be properly studied and described.

    Current Mood: happy
    Sunday, November 20th, 2005
    12:45 pm
    Ooooooooh! Shiny!

    Someone etched a picture of a tarsier (cousin of the lemur) onto their Powerbook!!!!

    http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/11/laser_etched_powerbook.html

    *sexxes teh powebook*

    Current Mood: horny
    Friday, November 11th, 2005
    8:35 pm
    And now for something different: Scientists name newly discovered lemur species after John Clee
    http://www.news24.com/News24/Backpage/Offbeat/0,,2-1343-1347_1832416,00.html via FARK.COM:


    Most people know him as the crazy English hotel owner in Fawlty Towers, or Monty Python's Minister for Silly Walks.



    But John Cleese will also go down in history for another reason: lemurs.


    Researchers from the University of Zurich have named a newly discovered
    species of lemur - one of the most primitive and endangered primates in
    the world - after the British comedian in honour of his work with the
    animal.


    The avahi cleesei, which weighs less than a kilogram and eats leaves,
    was discovered in Western Madagascar in 1990 by a team led by
    anthropologist Urs Thalmann and his colleague Thomas Geissman of Zurich
    University.




    The name is a tribute to Cleese's promotion of the plight of lemurs in the movie Fierce Creatures and documentary Operation Lemur with John Cleese, the university said in a statement. A lemur even appears next to Cleese on his website.



    The lemur's long legs are the only physical attribute it shares with Cleese, Thalmann told New Scientist magazine.



    "Woolly lemurs can't really walk - but they do enjoy silly jumps," he said.

    Thursday, August 18th, 2005
    11:39 pm
    Tagging meme thingy
    List 10 things in a day that give you a moment of joy, and tag five of your friends...

    1. Realizing that I have scent glands on my feet and ass, and can mark my trail and territory

    2. Marking my trail and territory

    3. Wafting my luxurious bushy tail in the breeze

    4. ru_lemurЛемуры

    5. Sleeping

    6. Eating fruits and berries

    7. Regenerating forests by pooping fruit and berry seeds everywhere

    8. sparhawk2kReading Phillip's LJ

    9. Sex

    10. Sleeping again



    Tagging:
    ClintiskeenClintypoo
    mechagellyMechasmelly
    meathausAhlexay
    sparhawk2kPhillip
    tarterusTarter Sauce
    Thursday, May 13th, 2004
    8:18 pm
    Wednesday, April 30th, 2003
    8:21 pm
    The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Zeroth Level of Hell: Realm of the Fluffy Bunnies!
    Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
    LevelScore
    Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
    Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
    Level 2 (Lustful)Very Low
    Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very Low
    Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
    Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very Low
    Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
    Level 7 (Violent)Very Low
    Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very Low
    Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

    Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
    Tuesday, April 29th, 2003
    12:23 am
    Ooooooooh!

    This is so cool!

    *wants*
    Thursday, June 20th, 2002
    8:32 pm
    First Post!
    Hi! This is my first journal entry.

    Doo de doo de doo de doot ...

    ... nothing interesting to say, so off to make some friends, hopefully they'll be having interesting adventures I can comment on!
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