Occupy Nature!

We’re on it:

Via the delightful Deep Sea News.

37 replies
  1. 1
    scav says:

    I’m in love.

  2. 2
    Death Panel Truck says:

    There are a couple of black widow spiders in my garage right now that I’m not lovin’. Gonna have to whack ’em.

  3. 3
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    OK, this is one of those PZ Myers guerrilla things, isn’t it?

  4. 4
    BGinCHI says:

    The bacteria in my digestive tract are cheering.

    Keep it down in there!

  5. 5
    Roger Moore says:

    We’ve already done way to thorough a job of occupying nature, because just 1 species, not even 1%, gets way more than 99% of the love.

  6. 6
    Baud says:

    Fucking Galtian Baby Seal Overlords.

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    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @Death Panel Truck: Be glad they are in your garage. I had one in one of my slip on shoes that I hadn’t worn for a while last week. Couldn’t squish it though, shook it out onto the leaves outside. They are too fat to squish. Gross. As you can imagine I have been checking all of my boots that I haven’t worn since last winter for any squatters.

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    The greedy 1% got to where it is on the backs of the invertebrates.

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    cathyx says:

    How could anyone club that.

  12. 12
    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Reminds me of some time spent in the desert on maneuvers while in the Army: always shake your boots out for scorpions before putting them on…

  13. 13
    MikeJ says:

    We will not surrender to the tyranny of photogenic megafauna!

  14. 14
    Tom Levenson says:

    @General Stuck: Wow. That is all.

    @Roger Moore: Dude. That is so totally charismatic I feel stigmata coming on. Nothing wrong with a big lizard, ever.

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    @cathyx: How could anyone club that.

    The crab?

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    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Veteran of Desert Storm hubby HATES scorpions with an absolute passion. Won’t even go near the area of the Pet Store where they sell them.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Tom Levenson:

    That is so totally charismatic I feel stigmata coming on.

    Fine. Is this a bit better on the non-charismatic front?

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    Tom Levenson says:

    @Roger Moore: Majestic raptor? Check.

    Exceptionally defined outstretched primary feathers? Check.

    Gloriously silly red clown-nose colored beak? Check.

    Still pretty damn impressive, amirate?

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Rise up! You have nothing to lose but your exoskeletons (which is quite a bit, I suppose)!

    On a related note, there’s always the libertarian argument that OWS should stop whining because they’re all in the top 20% of people worldwide. Well, I’ll recommend that they extend this further, and point out that as mammalian vertebrates, they’re in the top .01% of all living things! So stop whining and get back to work, lucky duckies!

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    J.W. Hamner says:


    Dude, baby seals are job creators. They’re not going to go out and club themselves now are they?

    Too much?

  21. 21
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Anyone who thinks that insects can’t be charismatic megafauna ought to check out Igor Siwanowicz

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:

    Anyone who thinks that insects can’t be charismatic megafauna ought to check out Igor Siwanowicz has never seen a collection of blue morphos.


    @Tom Levenson:

    I’ve never met anyone who would describe a turkey vulture as charismatic until now. I guess I must have taken a picture of it for a reason, though.

  23. 23
    The Dangerman says:

    We need a new Tunch Poster (1% of the Animals …. get 99% of the Food)

  24. 24
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    @Roger Moore:

    (Wikis it.)

    Well, isn’t that just the cutest littl-

    The larvae of Blue Morpho Butterflies are cannibals.

    Well damn.

  25. 25
    Anya says:

    An animated (not humorous )video about what Occupy Wall Street is about.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:
    Monarchs would probably also qualify as charismatic fauna, since they’ve been used to convince people to create wildlife preserves for their overwintering territories.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @General Stuck:

    I was gonna watch that, but I got all distracted by Charlie and hummingbirds and stuff.

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    scav says:

    I don’t know if these would classify as charismatic. More clearly along the lines of very very odd (sorry bout the music). These at least are some of the humdrum 99% (here)

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Tom, I just totally swiped the photo and posted it to my FB page. Gave you credit — I’m nothing if not conscientious.

    Although I should actually probably have credited the delightful Deep Sea News.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Wow. That is one handsome guy.

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    cleek says:

    sea pigs UNITE!

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    cathyx says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: ok, so I followed the links to the picture of the handsome guy. I’m always game for a picture of a handsome guy. But really?!? This is handsome?!? It’s a lizard. ‘Nuf said.

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    frogspawn says:

    Where are the hagfishes at?

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    Constance says:

    And where is the scorpion? Nevada has many and they are both scary and beautiful. I love them because they are prehistoric survivors. Who knows? They might even survive the changes we humans probably won’t.

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    Origuy says:

    @Roger Moore: I’ll see your turkey vulture and raise you a California condor. I took this photo at the Grand Canyon a few years ago and sent it to GrrlScientist’s blog.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @Cris (without an H):

    The greedy 1% got to where it is on the backs of the invertebrates.

    I saw what you did there.

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    Raka says:

    If this is really about the unloved 99%, we needs us more beetles.

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