April 7 is Genocide Memorial Day in Rwanda which starts an official week of mourning. In a hundred day period nearly a million Tutsi and Hutu people were slaughtered by Rwanda’s ruling government, planned by a political elite known as the Akazu. During the violence, which was characterised by war-rape as well as the…
Not so long ago Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings debuted in theaters, whitewashed and all. Despite (or perhaps because of) the major controversy surrounding it, the film didn't seem to make much of an impression and has already faded from most people's minds. But it doesn't look like Hollywood's done with…
This is a genet, a little fella from Africa related to the civet and mongoose.
In honor of Kinja.
There's never going to be a thread on the Deck about the unrelenting, undying beauty and wonder of African pop music unless I start one, here it is—
The latest in an increasingly more occasional series showing my pictures from our Africa trip last summer. The last post involved predators, so we are back to prey today. Or click on the Africa tag to find all the posts.
As usual, click on the "Africa" tag to see all posts in this series. It has been a while since the last post, but work has been busy. So I finally supply you with pictures of one of the more under-appreciated animals in Africa, the spotted hyena.
No animals in this post. If that is what you are looking for, check out the last post. Or click on the Africa tag to get them all.
Maybe it's Caturday, but you just can't say no when an elephant demands attention. If you want cats, check out Leopards in Trees. Or just click the "Africa" tag and all the posts will come up.
Happy Caturday everyone. Mythbri has been making veiled threats since the last few posts have not involved cats. Although "post some cat pictures or I'll claw your eyes out" doesn't really qualify as "veiled."
Not as exciting as the last post, but still beautiful animals. Or just click on the "Africa" tag and all the posts will show up.
So this post in no way constitutes a contract between us for me to post my pictures of beautiful exotic animals in their natural habitats on a daily basis. I'll do it when I want, how I want. To paraphrase John Scalzi and channel Jesse Pinkman, Dr Emilio Lizardo is not your bitch.
So I finally posted a bunch of Cheetah pics in Mythbri's Caturday post. But this is seriously just the beginning. We were in Africa a month or so ago on safari and I can not describe how wonderful it was, so I am going to share some pictures.