Friday, June 12, 2009


According to wikipedia.com:
The term "lemur" is derived from the Latin word lemures, meaning "spirits of the night" or "ghosts". This likely refers to their large, reflective eyes and the wailing cries of some species.
Lemurs are not that interesting, at least not on wikipedia. The most interesting thing that I learned today about lemurs is that they tend to have a female dominated culture which is unusual in mammilian species. The description provided by wikipedia sounds, however, strikingly like most dates and marriages I am familiar with:
where this occurs, adult males exhibit submissive behavior to adult females in social settings, such as feeding, grooming, and sleeping site priority.
Think about it. In most households, who decides what is for dinner? Who spends more time in the bathroom getting ready? And how much of an ass does your man have to be for you to end up on the floor while he sleeps on the couch when you go visit an old friend from high school?
Maybe lemurs seem kind of boring because they are kind of like us.
Photo credit: Robert Zolkos on Flickr

1 comment:

Holly said...

I really like this post. I have to admit that I sort of like lemurs, too, though. Did your man do that to you? Men can be such toads.