Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The news item

that I've found most enjoyable in the last few days is one about an orang-utan at the Adelaide Zoo who short-circuited the electric fence around her enclosure by jamming a stick into it, climbed over it once there was no current, moved to the next fence that protected her from the visitors & the outside world, built a stack/ladder with whatever was around her just to prove she knew Claude Lévi-Strauss' definition of bricolage, used that to climb to the top of the fence where she paused, looked around, saw what the world was made of, thought "fuck that", & climbed back down to wait for her keepers to return her to her own domain.

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