UGGs make you look immature and self-unaware. I can’t tell you how many times I have been attracted to a woman until I noticed her UGGs. Is she a high schooler trying to look older? Is she a college-age sorority robot? Is she a post-college arrested-development wanna-be? Either way, I’m not interested, and neither are my extremely attractive, sophisticated friends.
I know the above considerations will be most important to many of you, but I’d also like to point out that UGGs are the product of unimaginable suffering for the sheep that are tortured and killed in the name of $150 fashion failures.
So please — just quit it with the UGGs. I only want you to be happy.
Look, Uggs are so hideous, not even your mom would wear them. (Har har, just kidding. Your mom is beautiful.)
That these shoes have the unique power to make a woman’s legs resemble tree stumps is beside the point. They’re the man dog of the shoe department: sheepskin outer on top of wool lining on top of suede/leather heel. That’s gross. Do NOT wear these shoes, people!
Higgins is a a 7-year-old Hamadryas baboon living with Bob and his wife in upstate New York.
Is this mutual bonding?
Is ant society as complex as human society? Are ants sophisticated in the ways we consider humans to be? So supposes The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies, by Bert Holldobler and E.O. Wilson, recently reviewed in Slate:
In an advanced ant city, thousands of individuals work closely together to create a functioning colony in which there is a balance of cooperation and conflict. Some ant societies feature spectacular architecture and climate control. The most remarkable ant species have agriculture: They farm fungus and even domesticate other insects as livestock. In fact, at its height, ant civilization is remarkably like ours. A key contrast is that their society emerges from the hard-wired decision-making of thousands of efficient little biological robots, whereas ours is, at least partly, conscious and intentional. Despite this seemingly massive difference, it appears you can go a long way without a mind.
I wonder how the authors unwind the ants-as-livestock-farmers thread here. The reviewer seems to think that livestock farming is a sign of incredible sophistication, and perhaps it could be, but I doubt there is an ant equivalent to modern-day farming practices that humans enact.