Jabba Venus

An ancient fertility idol found in the sands of Tatooine.


Ah, Memories

Ah, Election 08. What a great time we had. My loyal readers will no doubt recall this fine pic, which was accidentally released before the second debate. Which McCain lost, of course. But this ridiculous impulse to "create your own reality" is very much with us still today, in the form of the ever more absurd Repuglican Party.

Slice o' Jupiter

You're awfully pretty, Jupiter.

Dear Robot Magazine

Long time reader, first time caller. Yeah, I was wondering if you could add more sexy chickbots to the pages of your magazine? Yeah? Thanks in advance,



More Monkeys

Just in case my previous post was not clear!


Say hello to Ida, a 47 Million old ancestor of yours. She was very young when she died - tragically, no doubt - and still had a little meal of berries and leaves in her belly when she plunged into an 800 foot lake and sank to the bottom, there to be buried under 47 million years of sediment. Hence the rocky look.

Ida is a big deal, and will no doubt cause many textbooks to be re-written. But here's something that I learned while reading up on Ida, and human evolution in general.

The key point is (JESUS FREAKS! DO NOT READ FURTHER!!!): We not only descended from a common monkey ancestor (and not directly Ida above -- she is way, way up the human evolutionary tree) but, and here's the point, we ARE monkeys. Still. Right now, you and me. Monkeys. Just really really smart monkeys.

And one of our biggest advantages over our monkey brethren, and perhaps the only thing that truly separates us from them, is our collective ability to store information outside of our bodies. Think about it: When born, we are provided (for the most part) the collective wisdom of those that came before us. The internet makes this real easy. But few - no? - other animals can do this. The best they could hope for is a small oral lesson from their parents. Other than that, it's all genetic information, and whatever the creature can learn during it's life.

We, on the other hand, do not have to reinvent the wheel or agriculture or math or anything really - it's all there for us, waiting. We can add to it of course.

To wit: Our true "human" evolution only began with the advent of the earliest writing/painting/art, for that is the medium outside of ourselves in which we can store information for others. Before that, we lived much like other monkeys, save for the awesome luxury of fire and spears. Thus, our true evolution is only 40-70 thousand years old, and really only kick started in the last 8-10 thousand years. A blink of an eye in the scale of it all.

Feel free to disagree!


Let this be a warning

I ain't no Saint, for sure, but I'll give this advice nonetheless: Once you see your first cigarette burn in your keyboard, consider a change in lifestyle.

Your tip o' the day!


"Furious Anger"

H/T to Wonkette for the pic. Is anyone out there surprised by the continuing revelations of how truly f'd up the Bush Administration was? Have you seen the design work on Rummy's Daily War Bible Briefings? For no other reason than better design capabilities, the Repuglicans might want to reconsider their position on homosexuals.

King of his Castle

"Honey....set the coffee pot to..... brew....."


Big Bottom Woman

The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'
That's what I said
The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand
Or so I have read

My baby fits me like a flesh tuxedo
I'd like to sink her with my pink torpedo

Big bottom, big bottom
Talk about bum cakes, my girl's got 'em
Big bottom drive me out of my mind
How could I leave this behind?

I met her on Monday, twas my lucky bun day
You know what I mean
I love her each weekday, each velvety cheek day
You know what I mean

My love gun's loaded and she's in my sights
Big game is waiting there inside her tights, yeah

Big bottom, big bottom
Talk about mud flaps, my girl's got 'em
Big bottom drive me out of my mind
How could I leave this behind?

Fun times. But seriously, this above sculpture is wicked old, and yet shows that we really haven't changed much at all in the 60000 years that followed.


RIP Starling

I certainly did not want to kill you. I tried my best to stop, but you flew in the road directly beneath my truck, and then you froze even though I honked my horn. And now you're dead. Sorry. I hope you find an unending pile of seeds in the great beyond.


VOW! Denied

Like the true nerd I am, I forgot my VOW!, and slinked into the local IMAX (really, the only way to watch movies at the theatre anymore) nice and early, and yes, saw the new Star Trek movie.

Non - Spoiler review: It's good, fun, light, breezy. Nothing really makes you think -- which means, this is new Trek, not old Trek. As a natural born trekkie, this might be a problem for me, but I also realized the franchise was all but dead, thanks to the decade long mismanagment of the franchise by the Killer B's. So, I understand why they would reboot everything. And it might work.

So, go see it, but don't expect anything other than a PEW-PEW-PEW action flick with some good humour, which really is not so bad.

Miles and miles and miles better than Nemesis, Insurrection, or any of the TNG based Trek movies, really.

There, Hollywood - YOU WIN!!!


Mask update

One nice upside to the Pig Flu is the ever growing popularity of wearing masks. Forget for the nonce that these typical masks do little to prevent you from breathing in whatever; the look is what is key.

I'm waiting for these trends to break out into the mainstream soon enough -- I was assuming it would be an Asian based trend, but now it might be Mexican/Flu related.

New Star Trek Movie

As a natural born Trekkie, I'm having something of an existential crisis. One the one hand, I am hard wired, apparently, to get really excited about any new Star Trek. On the other hand, I have the last ten years of history, which I vividly remember, which is nothing but one fantastically crappy Trek product after another. Culminating in the twin atrocities of the tv show Enterprise, and the movie Nemesis, which were both embarrassingly bad - I VOWED never to get sucked into the trap again.

And yet, hear I am, wondering when I will slip into the IMAX theatre so as to best avoid the crowds. But then I remember my vow! But then I look at pictures like the above.... and something... primal, stirs in my soul.



Happy May Day!

Here, we witness some elaborate mating ritual from the Olden Days. No one is quite sure what they are doing, but rest assured, there was some heavy petting shortly after this pagan ceremony.

Show Time

As if Obama does not have enough to deal with, here comes a Supreme Court appointment! Suffice to say, the Repuglicans will freak out over whomever Obama picks, but it doesn't matter, since they are irrelevant.

More importantly, this is what the game is really about. It's highly realistic that Hopey will get 2-3 appointments in his first term. As a Constitutional Scholar, he is better positioned than any President I can think of, in history, to make wise choices here, choices that will live on long past his two terms in office (I'm optimistic no Republican can win in 2012).

Finally, how reassuring, for me, that Obama is in office. Imagine McCain making this pick, and the picks to come? End game.

But instead: Hope.