Ant’s Signal Overload Oct21

Ant’s Signal Overload...

It’s sorta a pet peeve of mine when people rely on voicemail to send messages, but do nothing about cleaning up the old ones they’ve collected. On more than one occasion I’ve been unable to leave an important message on someone’s phone because their inbox is full and nothing further can be added to it. And these are the people who won’t text, either, so it’s an exercise in futility trying to get in touch. Maybe they should learn smoke...

Evaluate Your Life Day Oct18

Evaluate Your Life Day...

Tomorrow is “Evaluate Your Life Day” — a great time to reflect on one’s goals and make adjustments for living a happier life. Experts advise surrounding oneself with positive people, spending time doing things you love, and staying in the...

Incident At An Ant Graveyard Oct16

Incident At An Ant Graveyard...

When I heard that ants remove their dead coworkers to an outdoor “graveyard” site I thought it was an amusing joke. Turns out this is the way they keep their colonies healthy. Dead ants pose a nasty chemical threat and a blight of any kind can spread rapidly. Ants place a premium on good hygiene! Way to go, my ant...

Snake’s Magic Act Oct14

Snake’s Magic Act...

Magic acts have always fascinated me. Perhaps it’s because even if I am paying strict attention, I can never figure out how the illusions are pulled off. A pox on those fame-seeking magicians who reveal these...

Fly Learns Foreign Language Oct11

Fly Learns Foreign Language...

Anyone observing a fly up close might wonder why the front legs are being rubbed together. I did a little research into this and discovered that because the bristles on their legs are their sense organs, flies constantly need to keep them clean in order to...

Ant Walks Son To School Oct09

Ant Walks Son To School...

While I was a student at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland I  wound up living with a widow who lived on top of a mountain. To get to school I had to take a 30 minute trolley ride, which let me off a half mile from campus. On the bright side the walking provided me with plenty of exercise. On the down side, I couldn’t resist stopping at a certain bakery that I passed, selling light-as-air...

Mosquito Offers Advice Oct07

Mosquito Offers Advice...

What if Mosquito Flight Instructors gave a pep...

Dung Beetle Dating Disaster...

Today is World Smile Day! Make sure you have nothing stuck in your teeth prior to flashing a...

Can Can Dancers Oct02

Can Can Dancers

In French the word “Cancan” was slang for scandal and back in the 1830’s this was most likely an accurate description of the world-famous high-kicking dance. Back then dancers wore crotch-less panties under their ruffled skirts. This made their kicks rather revealing and to Victorian sensibilities, such entertainment was quite...

Bee Visits Dude Ranch Sep30

Bee Visits Dude Ranch...

My sister and I often went horseback riding together. And on one particular vacation in northern Vermont we arranged to take a one hour trail ride, along with two of her young children. I could not convince my husband to join us. He politely declined, saying a friend of his had gone riding and his mount was stung by a bee and suffered a tragic accident. I poo-pooed his refusal, saying our family had three horses at different times in my life and I had never heard of such a thing happening. Twenty minutes into our trail ride my horse started inexplicably dancing in place, I could barely hold him still. A fellow behind be announced that my horse’s tail had swung wide and had ripped open a bee hive attached to a tree limb and now his backside was covered in bees! A steady canter put the angry insects behind us (no pun intended), but future hopes of getting my husband on the back of a horse were dashed for...

A Special Treat For Maggots Sep27

A Special Treat For Maggots...

Another tasteless Bughouze cartoon on maggots! (Just couldn’t help...

Dung Beetle Comic Book Hero: Caped Crude-Sayer...

Bughouze celebrates National Comic Book...