Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Africanized Bees Request Name Change
Indeed, the squeaky clean image of bees collecting honey and fertilizing flowers seems a bit antiquated this day and age. So does the notion of a harmonious world where things work in concert. So it's not just the bees. The problem, however, is that the bees are taking a lot of the blame for the otherwise natural order of the world. Case and point: the Africanized, or "killer" bee, a name that when uttered in front of any bee is sure to send them into a frenzy of rage or excitement (we can't tell-- they're really small!).
"Yeah, cause it was like, how would a bee fly all the way over here from Africa? I understand you're embarrassed that the majority of your species kills people or whatever, but that don't make us dumb enough to just believe a bee could fly across the ocean. Think it through," Method Man, a member of the Wu Tang Clan, said in an earlier statement.
So today, the bees march--err, fly on Washington to attempt to get their lives back. Should they win their case, the bees will no longer be referred to as "killers," and the fines for referring to them as such will increase with each offense for any human who violates the law.
Ouch. That one stings.