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Getting stung in Berkeley, CA

March 23, 2009

bee1The Berkeley City Council is poised to transform all city parks and open spaces into habitats for bees.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a proposed City Resolution requires all future landscaping to be “pollinator friendly.” The goal is to attract bees, bats, moths, beetles, and flies to the city parks.

Rocky appreciates nature, but he doesn’t enjoy swatting mosquitos during a picnic, or getting stung while playing in the sandbox. (He also admits to secretly stashing a can of Raid Yard Guard in his garage behind the organic mulch pile.)

Rocky concludes that the Bee and Beetle Lobby must have undue influence on Berkeley’s elected officials. He protests the City Council’s unfair favoritism of bees — at the expense of other, equally deserving species. Please join Pied Piper Rocky at his upcoming “Rats for Parks Rally” and “Million Rodent March” to raise public awareness of the plight of Berkeley’s oppressed rodent population.

  1. Dan
    March 23, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I’m hoping you are not going to overlook arachnids.

  2. March 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Sorry Dan:
    Rocky is not that good at math. He can’t count past 6.

  3. masteroftheuniverse
    March 23, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Time to go long the company that makes the Epi-Pen. I carry one wherever I go and wouldn’t leave home without it.


  4. March 24, 2009 at 6:45 am

    The company that makes Epi-Pen is Mylan Pharmaceutical (MYL). You’re a bit late, the stock is up 36% year-to-date (seriously).

  5. masteroftheuniverse
    March 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    The stock should be expensive. I just got a new Epi-Pen and it was $80. They make sure the expiration date is 6 months:)


  6. March 24, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    But do you carry your Epi-Pen in a stylish Epi-Pen holder:


    Is your nemesis peanuts? Or bees? Or ?

  7. masteroftheuniverse
    March 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Bees and fire ants put me straight in shock within 2 minutes. Because we have fire ants here in Fl, I get stung 2-3 times a year and have to use the pen, then go straight to the hospital, although this hasn’t happened since last May. Those pens have needles that are huge, and they really blow out the epinephrine in a second. Still, they save my life. They also hurt like hell.


  8. March 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm


    Rocky’s advice: Stay away from Berkeley, CA. If the bees don’t get ya, the whackos and dodo birds will.

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