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Friday, April 3, 2015

friday5-- Extinction

Friday5 for April 3rd: Extinction

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5!

Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

UPDATE...  I re-linked the title in this post, but can do nothing about where the friday5 blog sends me when I try to comment there.  I will be doing this MeMe for as long as is possible, and will visit everyone else's blog who actually can get a comment to STICK on the blog.  I thought this problem was solved when what I posted started pointing to the Wordpress blog but that just created more problems.  See you in the funny papers!  gah!

1. What’s the coolest of the extinct animal species?   I'm going for the ones that became extinct last century.  Dino's are still with us, they all just now appear to be birds.  

If I must name one species that has gone extinct that was the coolest, I would say it's the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.  The problem is that no one knows, for certain, if they are extinct.  They are/were heartrendingly cool and awesome.

This is a bird stamp, and the source is commercial.

2. What classification (however you want to define that) of human being seems to be an endangered species?  The Ainu, of Japan.  They are the original inhabitants of those Islands. All that is left of them is mixed, sometimes forcibly, into the dominant race.  Such an old story.  I learned of them years ago, in anthropology classes,  and hold these people close in my heart.  

3. How do you feel about the disappearance of the neighborhood video rental store?  I didn't like when that happened.   We watched each one struggle to the end, and we kept renting as long as they were there.  Small businesses like that disappear all the time in the rush of the new things, or bigger conglomerates, whatever...

4. What’s an older technology that you consider better than a newer technology that’s replaced it?  I'd have to say that technology would be old Carpentry, in the form of handmade furniture, and hand built houses.  Craftsman-style Houses, and furnishings are my hands-down-favorite Architecture.

5. What no-longer-available snack item do you miss most?  Sorry, the ones that I would kill for love are -as far as I know- both still here.   I just can't eat them anymore.

Crunchy Flamin' Hot Cheetos, and Flamin' Hot Fritos Corn Chips!!

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Hi. I don't know if you know this, but you've been linking to your Wordpress blog in the Friday 5 comments for the past three or four weeks. I don't mind, really, but you're not making it easy for people to find your responses. :)

    1. Thank you for commenting about that. And I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. The problem is that if I DON'T use the Wordpress blog, meaning log into it and keep it "live", I can't respond to posts on Wordpress blogs. I just don't know what to do, at this point, to keep being able to comment both places. I'm going to go change this situation right now, and we'll see what happens. *sigh*

  2. Well, that only made it impossible for me to comment on blog posts on many Wordpress blogs. So, thanks for reading here and I want to tell you that as long as you are posting on the friday5 blog, I'll visit your blog to see what you're up too. Thank you for understanding.

  3. I found your comments and published them. Not because we need all four of them :) but because over time, the WP spam detector is supposed to "learn" that your comments aren't spam. Do me a favor, please: keep posting comments from the Blogspot account. I'll keep an eye out for your comments and manually approve them. If WP doesn't learn who you are after maybe a few more attempts, I have a workaround for you.

  4. I mean keep posting comments over the next few weeks, that is. Not to keep posting them now on the same post. In case I was unclear.

  5. Thank you for the good instructions. I thought that the ones I was making were just going into thin air. I forgot about the possibility of them getting caught in Spam filters. I'll do what you've suggested.


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