This Collared Lizard has nothing to do with the comment contest; but he makes an awful nice picture.
Currently we have 32,081 comments in the pot, and we’re shooting for 35,000. From time to time I’ll give you the current total, in hopes of stimulating witty conversation. I wonder how long it’ll take to get there. We shall see.
(And of course the first thing I see, after I post this, is a “Comments are disabled” message. *Sigh* That’s no way to run a comment contest. So I’ll fix it now.)