11 June 2011


I think the French are pretty nice people, generally speaking. I like their fries, I like Marion Cotillard, and Gerald and Sara Murphy seemed to think they were swell. But I am concerned, like the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, that our friends the French are not doing enough to help the last species of hamster still living in the wild.

The big problem, it seems, is that French farmers have stopped cultivating crops that hamsters like to eat, and switched to corn -- which hamsters apparently don't like. (And really, who can blame them?)

You can read more about the plight of the Great Hamster of Alsace (pictured)
here. (You will enjoy the reader comments after the article. VERY clever indeed.)

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