Taxing Taxonomy

A University of Oregon junior, Chad Westbrook, has filed suit against the estate of the late Carolus Linnaeus. Citing his contribution to the naming and classification of animals, Westbrook’s attorneys have accused Linnaeus of gross negligence and are asking for an undisclosed amount of cash. “The guy was a fucking idiot,” said Westbrook at a recent press conference. “A gaggle of geese. A pod of whales. A shitload of beer. Is a little consistency too much to ask for?”