Friday, February 1, 2013

Reading for a diversion. CNN author's musing of trending topics

Another good story.  A  recommended article: Apparently This Matters: Pet tortoises, By Jarrett Bellini, CNN

Yes, is the story of the tortoise missing for 30 years is true or simply as true as Manti Te'o’s girlfriend?  It is a good story either way and certainly offers a diversion from politics, mock drafts and doping – who is not getting tired of knowing what PEDs means and telling those who still don’t?  Who hasn’t had a mean pet iguana? Live and learn. In politics, they say if you want a friend, get a dog. Tortoises? Well, other than the fact that they will outlive you, they certainly will not violate any municipal noise ordinances by barking.  Here are more stories of the pet.

As the author of this story remarks: “But, anyway, that's the (possibly) amazing animal story trending out of Brazil. And the Web absolutely loves it. Though, remarkably, Manuela isn't the only pet tortoise who has recently found its way into the world's collective consciousness.

There's also Sammy -- the beloved 100-pound companion of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII this weekend in New Orleans.

Read up, it’s a diversion. Besides, who doesn’t like reading "Screw you, lizard!" in print? And why haven’t we seen this tortoise as part of media day?

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