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Feeling cranky this morning
In the good-news-and-bad-news department, in today's mail I
received a booklet about the infamous Tyrannosaurus named Sue (I hope
that it turns out that the beast in question was really a male. Given
all of its injuries, it would be fun to be able to say that life
wasn't easy for a boy named Sue). The good news is that it has
several gorgeous color photographs of the specimen. The bad news is
that the booklet is a Sotheby's catalog.
<Intemperate remarks to follow; please disregard if any of the
following is offensive>
The phrase "bottom-feeders" came irresistibly to mind. But that's
unfair. I spent several years of my life as a marine biologist
studying the food habits of deep-sea crabs and demersal fishes, during
which time I developed a great deal of respect for bottom-feeders.
You may now draw the appropriate inference....
The preceding are my own thoughts and feelings, and do not reflect the
official position of anybody else, yadda yadda yadda blah blah