The Coffee Shop – Lizards Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors

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From Deep Look:

Male side-blotched lizards have more than one way to get the girl. Orange males are bullies. Yellows are sneaks. Blues team up with a buddy to protect their territories. Who wins? It depends – on a genetic game of roshambo.

How I wish I knew how to post a poll on this site!  Tell me in the comments, which style do you favor – Orange, Yellow, or Blue?


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11 Responses to The Coffee Shop – Lizards Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors

  1. wordcloud9 says:

    Good Morning and THANK YOU Joy –

    Great Video – What a find!

    In a choice between a Polygamist, a “Don Juan” and a Faithful Husband who’s also a Good Neighbor, I have to choose the BLUES. That the females are the ones maintaining the balance of power by choosing the underlizards when their numbers are dropping is the icing on the lizard cake.

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    Here’s a thought – The Blue Side-Blotched Lizard as the symbol for the Progressive Movement – better than a jackass.

  3. I like blue. The Celtic Lassie loved yellow, her favorite color.

  4. Yes!! Except in a generation or 2 or 10 the Blues are replaced by Yellows and Oranges!

  5. Grumble grumble, this site. Looks like I’m logged in, but won’t let me post a comment w/o logging in again, and then complains I have a double comment. Chuck and Nona, what page do you typically start with for a WP session?

    And Chuck, I do believe CL would have loved a good time with Yellows but prefer a True Blue for settling down.

  6. wordcloud9 says:

    Hi Joy – I have FfS as a Favorite at AOL , so I just click on it there – but my DSL (curse you AT&T and the sweetheart deal you made with our city council!) plays havoc with all my browsers, so it’s really just luck if I get connected no matter where I start from.

  7. I stay logged in to my office web site on the desktop. WP does not like you to be logged in from two different computers. That is a feature to make it harder for your website to get hijacked.

    To get here, I click my bookmarked link. Have you tried cleaning your cache and running Windows Disc Cleanup?

  8. Thanks Nona and Chuck. I do frequently clear cache and I just ran cleanup a few days ago. I think the problems are due to LastPass, I cleaned out the entries for any WordPress site, and am trying starting over. There were 6 of them, with several for variants of this site’s address.

    The test will be to see whether I can post w/o needing to log in again.

  9. pete says:

    Two thoughts, I think of myself as a green, some yellow, some blue.

    And if you add two more colors they can play rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock.

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