- Yogi is brown. Grizzly bears are brown, and black bears are (get this) sometimes brown. 1 point for both species.
- He famously describes himself as "smarter than the average bear." Grizzlies are much more intelligent than black bears, and have larger brains. 1 point for grizzly bear.
- Yogi's constantly running away with pic-a-nic baskets. Both grizzly and black bears scavenge for food. 1 point for both species.
- He's slightly taller than Ranger Smith. Black bears grow to be 5-6 feet tall. Full-grown grizzlies can reach heights of 8 feet. Assuming Ranger Smith isn't a giant or an ogre, 1 point for black bear.
- Yogi walks on his hind legs. Both species can manage this, though a grizzly is more prone to do so with regularity. 1 point for grizzly bear.
- He lives in Jellystone Park. I've always thought of Jellystone as being somewhere in the northern contiguous US. Grizzlies are only found in Canada, Alaska and Hollywood. 1 point for black bear.
Sep 21, 2007
Those of you who read the post, let's try to keep it hush-hush, OK? I know I can count on you, 'cuz hey, if you can't trust anonymous internet users, then who can you trust?
Sep 14, 2007
Sep 13, 2007
Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה) is a celebration of the Jewish New Year, which began yesterday at sundown and lasts through Friday night. Welcome to 5768 everybody!
The traditional greeting on Rosh Hashanah is "Shana Tova" Hebrew for "A Good Year," or "Shana Tova Umetukah" for "A Good and Sweet Year." Because Jews are being judged by God for the coming year, a longer greeting translates as "May You Be Written and Sealed for a Good Year" (ketiva ve-chatima tovah).
Some Rosh Hashanah facts:
- characterized by the blowing of the shofar, a trumpet made from a ram's horn
- begins 163 days after the first day of Passover
- can never occur on the first, fourth or sixth days of the Jewish week