Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for March 07, 2007
The political zoology field guide. Today's specimen: the Imperious Oneway (stayus thecoursus). Identifying characteristics: tiny head and brainpan in proportion to its body mass. Once this odd duck takes flight, it has a remarkable inability to change direction. It's pea-sized brain keeps this stubborn fowl in a blissful state of ignorance, enabling it to happily remain oblivious to any and all dangers in its flight path. No one knows how it's able to take flight to begin with, much less how it remains in flight. Habitat: the fundamentalist swamps. Natural enemy: reality.