Monday, December 7, 2009

That'll show 'em

Bees. We're supposed to appreciate them for pollinating our food, and be in a panic about a mysterious disease affecting them. We're also supposed to be impressed that these tiny creatures have an amazing communication system, where they're able to direct their hivemates to food using a complex dance.

I was pleased to run across this comic for those of us who are tired of being told to be impressed by animals, suggesting a way to take it out on bees:



(Click the cartoon for larger version, or see the original at Abstruse Goose.)

As we saw earlier, of course, the dance might not be all it's cracked up to be. Check out another cartoon where the bees agree here.

2 comments:

  1. Too funny! Now, not only are we all paniced about the bee situations but you could have started a panic in the hive! if they weren't so cynical and apethetic.

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  2. They're too busy gossiping to care, according to yet another comic about bee communication:
    http://wondermark.com/569/

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