Category: Africa

June 24, 2011

Maize Minutia (updated)

Filed under: 'Toons,Africa,Cluebat,International,Soc. Engineering,Y2Kyoto — Dennis @ 2:01 pm

Talk about pots and kettles...6/24
UPDATE: Isn’t it funny how things work their way along sometimes?

Here’s a few things that you might not know:

  1. Rice is not the #1 food crop in the world; that would be corn.  Rice is second and wheat comes in third.
  2. The planet produced 817,000,000 tonnes of corn in 2009.
  3. Maize (aka corn) is Africa’s most important staple food.
  4. North America is the world’s largest producer of corn, producing about half the worldwide yield.
  5. 40% of North America’s corn production gets made into biofuel to satisfy the yuppie need for a masturbatory sense of enviro-self-satisfaction.
  6. The price of corn has more than doubled in the last year.

But hey, that’s gotta be just a coincidence, right?  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization doesn’t think so(more…)

April 14, 2007


Filed under: Africa,Outdoors,Stupidity,Video — Dennis @ 3:13 pm

AsshatteryWell, since I seem to be in a video kind of mood today, let’s add this one to the pile. SDA had this earlier and it’s pretty damned dumb.

Ah, ecotourism, isn’t it just wonderful? Happy little tree-hugging granola-grinders getting themselves back to the loving, gentle embrace of Mother Nature, where nothing nasty ever happens, there is never any violence, and all the goddess’s happy creatures live in perfect harmony with one another. Probably because there’s no conservatives around.

Cluebat timeMemo to the Ecotardsâ„¢:
Nature isn’t politically correct. Nature isn’t pacifist. Nature is downright violent. Nature has a word for vegans and that word is: “FOOD.” Animals fall into two categories: those that eat other animals and those that get eaten by other animals. Neither one gives a shit about you, how many petitions you signed in college, or how much you hate the east coast seal hunt. They do, however, give a damn about their young. And ELEPHANTS are something that, if you had two brain cells to rub together, you would stick right up near the top of your “I don’t wanna screw with that” column.

These idjits aren’t that smart, though. The price of their stupidity? I’m not 100% sure, but the quoted stat of “two were injured and one was killed” doesn’t stretch the imagination too much. Can you say “Darwin Award,” boys and girls?