The Australian bush fires that started on Saturday have racked up a devastating death toll, with 181 confirmed dead and it could total over 200. How does the world comfort itself? By oohing and ahhing over a rescued koala bear. Get outta the way, you un-cuddly human survivor with unsightly burn wounds. We'd rather care for the now-I-want-one-for-a-pet, thirsty koala bear. Forget the pictures of the carnage, repeat the video that captured this.
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While Obama shares in the pain of all the family and friends who have lost people, I am stupefied when the koala bear places his paw on top of the firefighter's hand. And koala bears are even ugly -- they're ugly, distracting creatures. So for the folks who have koala calendars up on your walls, here's a fun fact page on them to further remove yourself from the world.