PESA adherent betrayed!

February 13, 2007 at 6:25 pm (Pop thoughts, Random thoughts)

As the faithful Den readers know, PESA (people for ethical standards on animals) has been growing in popularity. Our loyal membership follows strict guidelines to insure equitable treatment in all respective kingdoms (people, animal, plant, weather and most recently space). Tragically a Belgian PESA member by the name of Karen Aerts was betrayed by the animal kingdom this past week. Karen loyaly supported the care of an imprisoned cheetah (crime: unknown) at the Olmense Zoo. This prisoners name was Bongo. She paid for Bongo’s food, visited Bongo every week and wrote Bongo letters. Karen loved Bongo, but in the words of Jan Libbot, Zoo spokeswoman, “Karen loved animals. Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust.”

I know this is a sad story, (for more details you can read here) but we at PESA must not allow this incident to dissuade us on our mission for equity amongst all kingdoms.



  1. Albino Hayford said,

    Dude, We need a place to vent about the coaching purge at the Charger’s organization. What in the world is going on? We are hungry for inside information!

  2. danielbalc said,

    ask and it shall be given unto thee

  3. itsasecret2u said,

    Officially, according to PESA, which kingdom is at fault in this, er, incident? Are we still keeping score?

  4. danielbalc said,

    The animal kingdom. They BETRAYED her.

  5. itsasecret2u said,

    I think the Animal Kingdom is WAY behind! They keep attacking the People Kingdom. The Weather Kingdom can be really gnarly too. I think the most well-behaved kingdom, by far, is the Space Kingdom.

  6. danielbalc said,

    Thats just because we don’t understand the Space Kingdom. I got mail yesterday that taught me that scientist have wrongly thought the solar system to be heliocentric (orbiting around the sun) when in fact it is geocentric (everything revolves around the earth). We are so ignorant.

  7. itsasecret2u said,

    Really? Does that mean that all those little planet models we made in school with the big, ol’ sun in the middle were wrong? I think the Space Kingdom should get points taken away for being so deceptive…

  8. danielbalc said,

    Maybe someone who is really good at math could estimate how fast the sun would need to be traveling to orbit around the earth once every day. I’d really be interested to hear that. I am guessing it must be several times the speed of light and if that were the case then when the light hits (i.e. day time) , it must actually be daylight from a different day, maybe even different week, month, year. Again though, I’m no good at math so non of this makes any sense to me.

  9. danielbalc said,

    Here is the site for geocentricity, have fun.

  10. itsasecret2u said,

    I guess that would depend on how far away from the earth the sun is, which I’m sure we know… or at least we THINK we know. I now have no trust in the Space Kingdom whatsoever.

    I have heard, though, that stars are often burned up by the time we can see them… or something like that. I used to love space stuff when I was little, but I stopped caring at around age 11. There’s too much to study here on earth for me to ever get to outer space, I guess. Eh.

  11. ineedsheetmusic said,

    584 337 600 / (24 * 60 * 60) = 6 763.16667

    6763 miles per second. Quite a bit slower than the speed of light.

    584,337,600 is the circumpherence of a circle whose radius is 93,000,000 miles. (Sun to earth distance).

  12. ineedsheetmusic said,

    Not exactly advanced math. But I have a pretty good handle on the idea of dividing to get a rate (speed) and I know the circumpherence formula. (pi * d).

  13. danielbalc said,

    So are you geocentric then?

  14. danielbalc said,

    BTW it’s always delightful to know you are stopping by the den sheetmusic. Stop by the Poway gym some time we’ll go for a bike ride and chew the fat.

  15. Echo_ohcE said,

    *Echo is amused, to the extent that he can think of nothing to add.*

  16. itsasecret2u said,

    If the Space Kingdom is unacceptable as the most well-behaved kingdom, I guess it would have to be the Plants that hold the title. But……. Have you ever had poison ivy? Ack.

  17. Echo_ohcE said,

    Ever parked your car under a tree?

  18. Anonymity Requested said,

    So are you geocentric then?

    Anthropocentric by nature, Christocentric by confession.

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