Can’t wait for the next non-episode.]]>
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.
Jeez, that’s kinda directly aimed at the Kochs, now isn’t it? Quiver, Corporate Court.
Strange they haven’t had this removed yet.
Better to just ignore such things. Cherry-pickin’ what you need for personal profit, that’s what the bible is good fer.
I heerd it sez slavery is God’s Will. Somewhere in there.]]>
Historically, Neanderthal Man has generally had a bad press. Pictured as clumsy, shambling and dumb but very strong, he was your exemplar ‘cave man’. While Neanderthals did live in caves and rock shelters, they were fully Human beings. Like US but NOT like us, they were slowly pushed to the margins of late Ice Age Europe until they faded from the scene ca. 30K years BP.
With brains often larger than their younger sapiens cousins, they weren’t lacking for ‘smarts’, but seemed to lack our flair for innovation. Over hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals adapted to the brutal cold of Ice Age Europe, but their tools and hunting weapons changed but little over that vast span of time… The original conservatives!
But even as their gene-pool was being ‘swamped’ by the inexorable rise of sapiens, neanderthal DID manage send a few genes downstream. Unless you’re of sub-saharan African descent, you have ~1-4% neanderthal genes! So, to that extent, H. neanderthalensis lives ON in US!
I’m generally sympathetic to our erstwhile cousins. Life is a tough business and some simply can’t make it. ALL species go extinct eventually! Makes me wonder.]]>
Jeff looks at Cam with an appraising glance.
Yeah, those guys. I know those guys.
I know you know those guys.
We gave them all a terrible case of Very Bad Luck. Almost-instant karma.
You would have loved it, dad.
It sounds pretty revolutionary.
Democracy’s a wild idea, dad.
Pinkness Maximus! Elvis hits the road?]]>
What’s music coming to, and man, that racistly-titled song is fucking beautiful.
Stop me before I post again.]]>
I imagine Sky will enjoy it quite a lot.]]>