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Classes July 22, 2010

Posted by TattooedIntellectual in Nature Shit, News.

It was brought to my attention recently that it’s been several months since I posted any new nature shit type stuff. So hold on to your socks, we’re gonna have some fun.

Dredge through your booze soaked, oatmeal of a brain all the way back to elementary school when Mrs. Whomever taught you about vertebrates and invertebrates. Invertebrates are all of those things like worms, and shrimp, and insects, and stuff that lack a spinal column and vertebrae (actually it has to do with lacking a notochord, but I don’t want to confuse y’all too much). Vertebrates of course have all that stuff. For those of you already lost, the spinal cord is what carries IMs from your brain to the rest of your body, and is protected by a series of bone rings.

Brief tangent, flora and fauna are categorized in a hierarchy. Some of you may remember “Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Stones”, or Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species.

Back on topic. Traditionally we teach that there are 5 vertebrate classes: Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals. Turns out that’s ALL WRONG! There are 5 classes of fish alone! Reptiles have been broken into 3 classes. Class Chelonia which are turtles and tortoises. Class Reptilia; tuatara, snakes, and lizards. Class Eusuchia, or crocodiles and alligators.

So now you know.


1. geoff - July 22, 2010

I like tuataras. They got that vestigial 3rd eye goin’ on. I wish I had a vestigial 3rd eye. Like Michael.

2. Michael - July 22, 2010

Hi Tats!

3. BrewFan - July 23, 2010

Michael has that vestigial reproductive organ thing going on. MCPO told me.

4. lauraw - July 23, 2010

Rice cakes are NOT CAKE and the FDA allows this sham to continue!!!

5. Russ from Winterset - July 23, 2010

Neither are urinal cakes……..or at least that’s what Dave tells me.

6. kevl - July 23, 2010

What about a CAKE of SOAP! WTF is THAT!

7. kevl - July 23, 2010

Calling someone a “hagfish” could become a handy insult.

8. daveintexas - July 23, 2010

>> Neither are urinal cakes……..or at least that’s what Dave tells me.

Now wait just a goddam minute here Russ.

You have indoor plumbing?

9. wintersetruss - July 23, 2010

Well, there is the bathroom at the City Park three blocks South of Casa de Russ.

10. PirateParrot - July 23, 2010

Quoth my college biology prof: “King Philip Came Over For Good Sex”.

11. TattooedIntellectual - July 25, 2010

Only good sex? Seems like a lot of work for only good sex.

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