Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Cuppy , Will (2008-08-30), How to Become Extinct, Non Pareil Books, Retrieved on 2012-04-13
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    13 APR 2012

     Plesiosaurs Sucked

    There were no real sea serpents in the Mesozoic Era, but the plesiosaurs were the next thing to it. The plesiosaurs were reptiles who had gone back to the water because it seemed like a good idea at the time. As they knew little or nothing about swimming, they rowed themselves around in the water with their four paddles, instead of using their tails for propulsion like the brighter marine animals. (Such as the ichthyosaurs, who used their paddles for balancing and steering. The plesiosaurs di...
    Folksonomies: adaptation
    Folksonomies: adaptation
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    Will Cuppy convincingly argues that this reptile was incredibly poorly adapted to life in the ocean.

    31 JAN 2015

     An Aquarium Teaches Kids About Domestic Life

    And what, I ask you, are we to think of the viviparous fish, those that actually pair off in no uncertain manner and a little later bring forth living young! (You catch the drift?) What of the Guppyi, the Helleri, the Tetras and Danios and other tropicals with which our apartments are full to overflowing? Well, at least they keep our own offspring off the streets; you can hardly pry them away from the tank. They might miss something. I always say a small aquarium containing several of these d...
    Folksonomies: humor satire
    Folksonomies: humor satire
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    31 JAN 2015

     Aristotle Was About Quantity, Not Quality, of Thought

    I don't doubt that Aristotle thought more in actual footage during his life than any other person ever thought in the same elapsed time of sixty-two years. I do say, however, that any prize he deserves for so doing should be for quantity, not quality, as a great deal of it was spinach. He would sit around and think like one possessed, or he would walk around and think, since he was a Peripatetic, as they called it in those days. And then he would announce that Swallows spend the winter under ...
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    31 JAN 2015

     The Plural of Thrips

    Much the same can be said of the Thrips, those tiny plant insects that haven't so much as a decent singular to their name, one wished to specify an individual Thrips. You may speak many Thrips, or of one Thrips, but never of one Thrip, how strongly you may feel that such a ruling is in restraint of 'our personal liberties. Nor may you employ the word Thripses to mean one or more Thrips, convenient as it might be in a pinch. The New English Dictionary states, with what end in view I don't know...
    Folksonomies: grammar humor
    Folksonomies: grammar humor
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    31 JAN 2015

     The Fallacy of the Insect Age

    To end on a more cheerful note, I think I have found a fallacy or two in some of the more spectacular arguments used by the Insect Age enthusiasts when they are hardest pressed. For one thing, the fact that insects as a class are 300,000,000 years old, if it is a fact, while we have been here only about 1,000,000 years, or 3,000,000 at the outside, does not prove to me that the insects are bound to win. It takes more than mere old age to get along these days. I think it quite likely that the ...
    Folksonomies: humor logical fallacy
    Folksonomies: humor logical fallacy
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