Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009


It's tricky proposition, trying to link a sugary, factory-produced, caffeinated carbonated beverage to nature. But as the massive entomological conspiracy to steal a bottle of Coke from a sleeping picnicker unfolds, it's hard not to be charmed by the ingenuity of the wily insects. The illusory bottle created by the butterflies is particularly gorgeous and perhaps a reminder that pleasure — even of the syrupy kind — is transitory and not to be held lightly. Bonus points for innovative use of a rhinoceros beetle.