anything you say may be taken down and coloured in——

Sometimes, the internet delivers us delightful things.

In the past few days, I’ve read a few articles about the Japanese scientist who has promised to grow a live woolly mammoth within five or six years. I would love to see a real live woolly mammoth! I’ve seen some bits of mammoth from the Siberian permafrost (at the Aichi World Expo in 2005), and that merely whetted my appetite.

Today, I wrote on Twitter:

The mammoth cloners have really got my hopes up. They’d better not disappoint me. I demand woolly mammoths!

A few hours later, I received this illustration in reply:

drawing of mammoths on each other's backs

Irkafirka is an interesting project: they choose random tweets that inspire them, and post an illustration. Today, I was that random inspiration.