January 15th, 2008

scotto and bhk - punkin patch kiss

9028 - tues

Beware the ides of January! Oh, how it snowed today! It went for a brief period, stopped, and then came back, all crazy-like.

I heard that it wasn't going to stick, but it was pretty white out there for a little bit. If it had done its drop after dark, I'd wager there'd have been less sublimation.

Veggie Meatloaf for dinner tonight... nom nom nom.

I'm glad that BHK doesn't mind my meat-free ways! Larry opted for a fried chicken tv dinner, but Chris was game. I have enough to bring a goodly does for lunch tomorrow, too - with plenty of mixed veggies and peas on the side.

Detour guide to 1970's TV detectives. This is a pretty good sampling of tv during my formative years.

Random Scotto factoid - For some reason, as a kid, I got Baretta and Columbo mixed up. I got it worked out pretty early, but there was a time that I thought it was the same show.

We took are time eating and talking... after supper, we're watching a little psych before bed. Stay warm and sleep tight, dear journal.

VIENNA, Austria - A chimpanzee cannot be declared a person, Austria's Supreme Court has ruled, activists said Tuesday.

An animal rights group had sought to have the chimp, Matthew Hiasl Pan, declared a person in hopes of gaining guardianship of the animal.

The shelter where Matthew has lived for 25 years is going bankrupt, threatening to leave him homeless. Donors have offered to help support him, but under Austrian law, only a person can receive personal gifts.

The Vienna-based Association Against Animal Factories sought to have him declared a person and petitioned to be appointed Matthew's trustee.

But the high court upheld a September ruling by a judge in the town of Wiener Neustadt rejecting the petition, the group said Tuesday.

The rights group said it would take the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Matthew and another chimp at the shelter, Rosi, were captured as babies in Sierra Leone in 1982 and smuggled to Austria for use in pharmaceutical experiments. Customs officers intercepted the shipment and turned the chimps over to the shelter.

Organizers said they may set up a foundation to collect donations for Matthew, whose life expectancy in captivity is about 60 years.

But they argue that only personhood will ensure that he isn't sold outside Austria.

1 year ago - moved into the brown house

2 years ago - nudge (I like it now), my latest superpower, electrocution dream, soloing, caribs, pandas make more sense, stardust probe returns,

3 years ago - Jambi back after the great LJ crash of '05, William Schmidt's art, film feminism, chemical weapons, mag knight w/Danny, DVDA

4 years ago - DVD cereal, Mars, cluck cluck cluck

5 years ago - smokies, palm sync, empenadas, Malawi Vampires

6 years ago - nice walk, moody, gave sappho a lj code, midnight pooper, newt patrols

7 years ago - pictures of me with </a></b></a>tarpo at No-nose maldanado's, company on the rocks, ramble on humanity, temptation island, super-soldiers, link to 100 Scotto-things Geotarget