Never be afraid to get dirty, but be sufficiently sure-footed to avoid the abyss of contamination.

Jail

They’re both stories of captives, but neither are thought of that way. Let’s start with the first: nursing home residents. Often, these elderly cannot leave the grounds, and sometimes they attempt escape. The Bus Stop, a recent Radiolab podcast, explores an interesting technique used to keep the escapees from traveling far.

The second would have Elphaba in an uproar over Animal Rights. It is the story of Fu Manchu, an orangutan with the supposedly evolved trait of deception. He uses it to evade his captors, leave his jail cell in the zoo, and climb to the top of a nearby tree. I couldn’t help but feel unease at the fact that the Omaha Zoo won. Fu Manchu did nothing wrong, but he was captured, anyway, and his escape was to somewhere on the grounds. Why couldn’t the tree just be his bus stop?

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