Democrat and Independent Thinker..."The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -Nietzsche

Commenting on many things, including..."A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from." - Keith Olbermann

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Stephen, Jr.

Here is the link to the Hancock Wildlife website Stephen Colbert mentioned in tonight's broadcast. It shows "Stephen Jr." and how to track him.

Here is the comment post from Peter Sharpe, Institute for Wildlife Studies, informing the original poster of what he'd found:

Your photo is indeed bald eagle A-46 from Santa Cruz Island, California. It was hatched this year at the San Francisco Zoo from an egg produced by one of their captive pairs of eagles, placed in a release tower on Santa Cruz Island when it was 8 weeks old, and released when it was 12 weeks old. It has a GPS unit on its back that sends us data every three days as long as the battery gets charged by a small solar panel. The day length in British Columbia must have gotten too short to recharge the battery because the last data we received from this bird was on Nov. 6. This bird is also known as Stephen Jr., after the Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert. It has been featured many times on his program. You can track the bird (at least when we receive data) on our website at (under Interactive). I'd appreciate receiving any photos or sightings of this bird so that I can add it to our database.

If you're on the west coast and in a position to track the bird, you can find the good doctors contact info at the link, but I didn't want to post it here. You will also find a link to the Colbert Report for the video of Colbert's response at the IWS site, but I couldn't get it to work. You may have better luck. Seems to me like if Comedy Central is going to refuse to allow the clips on YouTube, then they should damn well make sure they have the technology to replace it. Obviously they don't. Ahh, the brains behind commercial TV. They were so raised on it and they reflect it's educational worth so well.

While I'm on Colbert, ColbertBalls has an article from Mass Media about his appearance at Harvard's Kennedy School of Business.

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