A Member of the Beast


A writer called Cheeseburger Brown has penned a bestiary of traffic-based organisms, interpreting each freeway pattern as "a distributed animal with human components." Here's a sample:

Unfettered, the Epiphysian Cyclosalp is like half a butterfly, its riparian body gilded by a slowly flapping wing of accelerating, gliding Librigenates ebbing and flowing in a stately round. Its insides whorl as partners switch places, benthic turning briefly pelagic, pacer cars joining a rippling pulse of local inertia forward, headlights cross-sweeping.

Don't worry about the unfamiliar words: By the time you get to the passage, they've all been defined.

[Via bOING bOING.]