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*Snicker*

I suspect a number of people on my F-list will be amused by this:

"- The guardians of animal nomenclature had mixed feelings over a proposal to name three newly-discovered species of slime-mould beetle after US President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. A pair of insect experts reserved the names Agathidium bushi, Agathidium cheneyi and Agathidium rumsfeldi for their latest creepy-crawlies."

(nicked from fireez)

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cleverusername2
Dec. 20th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know, Gary Larson took it as a compliment to have an owl mite named after him.

The Agathidium bushi just want's to protect America!


(p.s., is your father doing better?)
legolad
Dec. 20th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
That's a fitting kind of bug, the "slime" beetle. Says a lot about what those scientists probably think of Bush's administration.
dances_withcats
Dec. 20th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Tee hee hee. That made my day! :-)
lily_marhime
Dec. 21st, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
M, do you know a good place to find Chinese and Japanese names? I need character names for something.
thegamemistress
Dec. 21st, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
Hm...

I've had good luck with recent Baby Name books (cliché, maybe, but it works), or I've stolen names from anime series. XD

One of my better resources is a little booklet lostsatyr and I picked up a number of years ago called The Everyone Everywhere List. It's a list of first and last names from a variety of countries. I could probably turn it into a PDF and send it along, if you like.
lily_marhime
Jan. 12th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
Would it be too much work to PDF that book? I don't want to trouble you.
thegamemistress
Feb. 24th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the lateness...
Oopsie...I just found this comment "archive diving."

I have a PDF of the booklet for myself; it'd be no problem for me to e-mail it to you. It *is* somewhere in the 5-6 MB category, though - that OK?
lily_marhime
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Sorry for the lateness...
Thanks, sweetie!

You really go the extra mile, I respect that.
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