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Sunday, 05 October 2008
Oxted graffiti: by any means necessary



The acronym BAMM stands for By Any Means Necessary. In the United States this could refer to an organisation committed to protecting affirmative action legislation. It could also be a food product, or the name of a marketing team.

Searching via a popular web search engine for the words Oxted BAMN took me to a Surrey police anti-crime website (that offers £500 rewards for information about graffiti offenders). Unfortunately the page itself has been updated and no longer refers to the “recent spate of BAMN graffiti tags in Oxted”.

If anyone what floats the boat of these taggers, do let me know.

Meanwhile, under the heading You Betcha, Get out Those Snorkels, *Wink, Juan Cole makes an amusing/frightening observation:

The bad news is that 250 million years ago, global warming almost killed the planet.

Through the darkest days, the planet was a barren wasteland. Ocean circulation, so vital to our modern climate, had shut off. Huge algal blooms sucked the seas dry of oxygen. Poisonous hydrogen sulfide built up to lethal concentrations in the water and may have even been belched into the atmosphere, suffocating organisms on shore.

The good news is that the 160 feet along the shoreline where the waves come in aerated the water and created a narrow band where crustaceans and other forms of life could survive until the planet cooled down again.

So if humans do unalterably again poison the planet by digging oil and coal up out of the ground and pumping carbon dioxide into our atmosphere, apparently it will be we who get boiled and the lobsters that laze about all day snapping their pincers.

Posted by bigblue on 05/10/2008 at 05:48 PM
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