Thursday open thread: State of nature edition

Trust me, you’ll want to watch the whole thing. Via Unfogged.

5 responses to “Thursday open thread: State of nature edition”

  1. PB says:

    Hey, Dave, watched to the bitter end! Who says the meek won’t inherit the earth?

  2. Dave says:

    Meek? Those things?

  3. PB says:

    I am just saying that normally one would think buffalo are meek-er than lions or alligators and they kicked everyone’s butts. Usually the buffalo are the food part of this chain. But perhaps the real message is that we are all predators and and all prey and cycle is vicious and never endiing and I am going back to the jolly tattoo. This is far too real and layered. To think I usually just go to Youtube for the Harry Potter trailers . . . I am sheltered.

  4. Mike N. says:

    there is a bit of a revenge of the nerds/karate kid to this. i found myself hoping the last plot twist would have one of the lions tossed into the alligators. but i guess that would be too hollywood…

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