Category Archives: animals

Wagging Tails

“In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money can not buy… to wit the wag of a dog’s tail” Josh Billings 19th century American humorist Photo by Stefania Fumo

A BARK BETTER THAN A BITE by Peter Nolan Smith

Every diamond shop on West 47th Street was open seven days a week from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Sales people, guards, elevator operators, schleppers, cutters, setters, polishers, and even Lennie the Bum slaved throughout the holiday rush in hopes of scoring enough cash to buy presents. Stores extended their normal hours to entice late-night shoppers. […]

Elephants on Acid

What happens if you give an elephant LSD? On Friday August 3, 1962, a group of Oklahoma City researchers decided to find out the whys and hows. Warren Thomas, Director of the City Zoo, fired a cartridge-syringe containing 297 milligrams of LSD into Tusko the Elephant’s rump. With Thomas were two scientific colleagues from the […]

Tanked Tiger

Tigers are native to Asia. Deforestation and farming have diminished their hunting grounds. Indonesia boasts some 400 tigers on Sumatra and Russia’s Siberian tigers are estimated to number over 300. The feline predator hasn’t so lucky in other lands. Cambodia is down to thirty with poachers actively seeking to kill the rest for Chinese and […]

Not Man Enough

I’m half-Irish. I wear a size 10 shoe. Not once have I ever dropped my trousers and heard a woman say, “Not with that you don’t.” Once I mentioned transplanting a donkey penis and my doctor scoffed saying, “Your body doesn’t possess enough blood to engorge such a monster. You’d probably pass out before you […]