Oldest Crabs Found

Spider Crab, Cretamaja granulata
Spider Crab, Cretamaja granulata

As a Navy Sailor, there are certain headlines that make my nerves tingle, my legs jumpy. This one is especially, umm, errr, ahhh, thought-provoking: Oldest Crabs Found. 

And this, an actual snippet from the well-written article: a crab with a hairy chest, has been dubbed the “Hasselhoff crab” after former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. It was “almost like a sight from another planet,” Alex Rogers, expedition leader and professor of zoology at Oxford University, told the BBC.

David Hasselhoff and the Peace Symbol

I need to go on the record, officially, and state that the peace symbol is a ridiculous fashion accessory. Nevermind that the actual construction of the peace symbol is done using flag semaphore, a method of naval communication:

The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters “N” and “D,” standing for “nuclear disarmament”. In semaphore the letter “N” is formed by a person holding two flags in an upside-down “V,” and the letter “D” is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down. Superimposing these two signs forms the shape of the centre of the peace symbol.

I’m sorry, maybe I am being judgemental. But did not anyone consider that using military symbols for a “peace” movement is more than the slightest bit ironic? Or is this an issue of co-option? And by using the symbols of the enemy, they are transformed?

Someone, please, tell the Hof that his shirt looks silly. Yes, it is now time to Hassle the Hof.