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Stalin's crabs

Giant Pacific crabs are invading Europe, crawling down the seabed past the Norwegian coast, headed for Gibraltar. They're Stalin's fault.

European governments are stressed out about this. Why? Because the crabs are destroying everything in their path. The seabed off Norway is now a solid mass of crabs.

But they're edible. Delicious, in fact.

So why the hell is this a problem?!? Catch them, sell them, and eat them, for pete's sake. There are many traditional fishing areas that have been fished out, depleted so badly that they are now off-limits to fishermen until the fish stocks recover. And Norway is complaining that there's too much delicious seafood crawling around on the ocean floor, just waiting to be caught, boiled, and eaten with drawn butter, a spritz of lemon and a nice white wine? If there are too many crabs for the ecology, just catch them and eat them until the population is down to the something reasonable.

Giant scrumptious crustaceans invading Europe's seas is a problem like Ben and Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch invading my freezer is a problem.

Europe, the crabs are not a bug, they're a feature.
via Neal Gaiman's blog



meaning: beginning, order

序文 == jobun == preface
序列 == joretsu == order

Left/upper radical is 'building'. Inner radical is 'already/in advance' (予). This character originally meant 'laying a foundation', i.e., what is done in advance of constructing a building. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Building already beginning to show orderl.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database
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