[Taxacom] Happy Taxonomist Appreciation Day!
rz at berkeley.edu
Wed Mar 20 11:09:32 CDT 2019
Well, I thought I'd just share something I wrote back in 1995, "Dem
Taxonomic, Intergrading, Microscopic, Polymorphic Blues", which is set to
the tune "Stealin" (an old blues tune):
Sittin' at a scope
counting hairs on veins
The numbers always changin'
Driving me insane
Maybe it’s the light
or the focus ain't right
Or it could be just
a tiny speck of dust.
with characters I cannot use.
Cuz they look alike
I got dem
yet another museum.
Hunting for types
with no per diem.
Sittin' in stuffy rooms,
breathin' in those fumes.
Lord, that PDB,
its a-chokin’ me.
and back pain.
My mind I'm beginning to lose.
Cryptic species haunt my dreams.
I got dem
Working on this group
for the past eleven years.
My keys and descriptions
are a-spotted with my tears.
Just when I was through
the group was reviewed.
All my names, so prized,
they're now synonymized.
both claim I hold the wrong views.
Lord take me now,
I got dem
Essig Museum of Entomology
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University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3112
On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:47 AM Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>
> Just sayin'...
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