Through a Nose, Darkly
Image via The Nation Thailand
Peace, Love and Garbage
Eric Cartman has the correct view of hippies. They stink. They stank in the Sixties (I was there) and they stink today. The current bunch of holdover losers—“The Rainbow Family of Living Light”—held their annual jamboree without permits on public land in Routt County. And of course they trashed the place.
Durian Loses its Punch
Meet the Pak Chong-Khao Yai durian, a new variety officially recognized by the government of Thailand. Its claim to fame: Tastes great! Less stinky!
Given that durian’s stinkiness is key to its reputation, this new variety—while a credit to the skill of Thai fruit breeders—seems a dubious move commercially.
But stinky “corpse flower” bloomings don’t always work out. The latest flop happened at the San Antonio Zoo. Shortly after the zoo started promoting it, their prized specimen began to wilt and decompose. Evidently a decomposing corpse flower doesn’t smell as bad as a healthy corpse flower. Go figure.