Pick of the Day: The Cove

They call him Flipper! Flipper! Faster than lightning.
No-one you see, is smarter than he.

I don't know who wrote the classic theme song (YouTube) for the popular '60s TV show set in south Florida and starring a crime-fighting dolphin, but I have to call bullshit on him/her. While it's true that Flipper, with the help of the game warden and his two sons Sandy and Bud, did regularly manage to outwit crooks on the show; and while it's also true that dolphins do rank pretty high on the intelligence scale for animals; they're nowhere near as smart as humans.

No animal is. We boast by far the biggest intellects of any lifeform on Earth. Yet we still do stuff like what this documentary (which screens tonight at the RPL at 7 p.m.) condemns. Go fucking figure. Here's the trailer (YouTube)

And if you're in the mood for a doublebill, Food, Inc. plays at 9 p.m. (YouTube)

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