Monday, December 21, 2015
Monstrous Hog of Landser, Albrecht Durer, 1496
Daily Thoughts 12/20/2015
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
Last night, I finished reading The New and Improved Romie Futch by Julia Elliott. Romie Futch is tracking down Hogzilla a giant pig so he can stuff it for taxidermy.
The book draws from existing urban legends. Snopes has an interesting article on giant wild pigs. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/hogzilla.asp In the fantasy novel, the pig has bat wings, is a transgenic experiment, and eats everything in site. There are other urban legends in the story, including rats with eyes in their backs. This reminds of the Vacanti Mouse, the one with the ear on its back. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacanti_mouse
The story gets more interesting as it gets towards the end. It touches on environmentalism, hunting, and corporate transgenic research. There is a streak of paranoia and macabre humor than can be quite entertaining to read. Put on your tinfoil hat, pour yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy this book.
I also finished watching New Manager Fundamentals by Todd DeWett on Lynda.com
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