Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New York -- Land Of Military Wonders And Giant Sloths

Ground sloths are a diverse group of extinct sloths, in the mammalian superorder Xenartha. The term "ground sloth" is used as a reference for all extinct sloths because of the large size of the earliest forms discovered, as opposed to the extant "tree sloths."
We were in the Museum of Natural History where the above giant ground sloth skeleton was posed fighting imaginary stoke villains. Sloths, at least in this blog, have come to represent a style of laid-back effectiveness and joy rather than ratty slack buckets. Not sure if the extinct giant sloth could be an improvement in the mascott area.

Sure we saw some great art at MOMA, the Met, the Guggenheim, but then there was the Intrepid, which was epic.

Epic comedy. We were on the waterfront looking for an aircraft carrier. Suddenly a child looks up and points while theme from 2001 Space Odyssey plays from a boom box carried by passing roller-blade dude. We were undone, yet again.

Despite my activism for gun saftey the kids had fun checking out the vintage carrier's defensive abilities.

We had a great time and are now adjusting to our sloth- and warship-free existence.

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