Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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I won't deny that, but something has still got to be said for the zoos all over the world who are doing their best to preserve the lineage. And the extinction has not been one of deliberate brutality, but a series of mistakes and bad choices, that together became fatal. To use theological terms, this is sin.

What's happening in Myanmar, on the other hand, is iniquity.

Tom Strong

Terrible and sad.

And yes, what is happening in Burma - yet again - is outrageous.


That's so upsetting. And you said it right: "High among the naked ape's most shameful accomplishments." 'Nuff said.


The biggest single threat to the tiger's existence is probably erectile dysfunction (or even less-than-awesome function) in China. The officiating body of Chinese medicine has now declared tiger penises and other parts to be unnecessary and ineffective, but it will take at least a generation for the news to trickle down.

Internet Ronin

You know, I can get you a very nice oil-painting of the rare Golan Heights tiger very cheap, if you're interested. Either that, or tulips. Your choice ;-)


LOL, IR . . . with a little bit of a shiver.

Internet Ronin

Don't worry - I'm reasonably confident the Golan tiger is just a harmless pussy-cat trying to survive in the wild. (BTW, did you know that all tulips come from Turkey?)


Won't be the last Big Cat we drive to extinction (see Smilodon, or the European cave lion), but it's getting awefully close to being the last Big Cat we'll drive to extinction. We're just at the leading edge of learning how, as a species, to deal with plenty, and if we don't learn quickly we'll have to learn to deal with naught.


That should have read: Won't be the FIRST Big Cat we drive to etinction....

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