The Smithsonian National Zoological Park Conservation Biology Institute mailed 400 specially selected people a polycarbonate record from hit band Portugal. The Man with a song called “Sumatran Tiger” on it. It wasn’t anywhere online. In fact, there wasn’t a single digital copy of the song in existence. And the polycarbonate would disintegrate after several spins.
It’s a clever metaphor for what’s become of the song’s titular tiger and what role people an Internet away can play in saving the animal. There are only 400 Sumatran tigers left on the planet. That’s mostly because the commercial market for the tigers is robust. Poaching accounts for over 78% of the tigers’ annual deaths — at least 40 deaths per year. That means that in fewer than 10 years, there could be no Sumatran tigers left. The World Wildlife foundation has labeled the Indonesian species “critically endangered.”
Hooray - Minus the Bear
This is all we want
Time to be with us
Come to lift the cold
deliciously cold this morning. good cup of joe in hand. good morning.
I knew her in the way that
I knew not to speak
Quietly took a seat
And thought I’d stay for a week
Try to get some rest
Count backwards from ten
You’ve gone too long without sleep
I know you won’t rest stressed
So give up, just give up
Don’t say no to pills
Ativan won’t kill
You said, “My life’s like a bad movie”
And I said, “It’s true of all us”
You said, you said, “I gotta wake up so fucking early”
And I said, “Maybe the director’s turned on us”
The Walkmen - Heaven
There aren’t enough good songs about best friends but this is a really, really good song about best friends.
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The Smithsonian National Zoological Park...