Saturday, August 26, 2006

It’s been emotional

Ha ha! Radmila beat me to it, but I wanted to extend a big thank you to Mister Anchovy for letting me loose on his blog while he was holidaying. I feel greatly honoured to have been asked, and I hope he'll be happy that I didn't completely trash the place.

I'd also like to give a big shout-out to Radmila for being a great co-host. I've really enjoyed reading her posts here and heading over to her blog, too. I've been lazy at discovering new bloggers of late, so this has been a real find for me and someone that I'm happy to have added to my blogroll of daily visits.

We had some fun, though, didn't we?! YEEEEAAHHHHH!

So, my friends, I'll leave with my inane thought of the day.

A couple of evenings ago I was watching, on TV, an ape giving birth. When the baby came out, I was amazed how much it looked like an old man, and this got me thinking. I'm sure I'm not the first person to have thought about this, but here goes...

What if Darwin got it wrong? Well, not so much wrong as in reverse? What if ape-like creatures have not evolved into humans, but that we will devolve into ape-like creatures? We're killing ourselves on a global scale, along with the rest of the planet. And we're killing ourselves on an individual scale, turning our brains to mush, diminishing our vocabularies, and reducing the amount of contact we have with other humans. How long will it be before we are grunting rather than talking and crawling to the TV because standing up is too much hassle?


Radmila said...'s been great for sure!

On your post though...have you seen the stand up scooters people are whizzing around on?
How about the parents who drive their kids 2 blocks to school.
I had a parent have a hissy fit two years ago when I wouldn't be hiring a school bus to drive her grossly overweight son to the corner Catholic School.
I told her "You're kidding, right? If I throw a rock out my office window I can hit the school.."
She was serious.
Lazy, Lazy lazy

Candy Minx said...

Yes, been enjoying this other side of you Asterisk, nice job.

and...I think the monkeys are WAY smarter than we are. I wish we could evolve to their level.

Wandering Coyote said...

I don't think that's inane at all, actually. You might be onto something.

* (asterisk) said...

Radmila: We had a blast, huh? Those scooters.. is that the Segways? Niles Crane had one in an episode of Frasier a couple of years back, and I've seen them on the news in recent months. RIDICULOUS! People has got so lazy, it's unreal.

Candy: Thanks pet. I totally think monkeys, apes, chimps etc are well smart. I didn't mean it in a derogatory way towards them, although I was aware of it coming out that way, possibly...

Wandering C: Scary, huh...?

me said...

it's been a blast seeing if you could go this long without swearing! well done you. oh and the posts were good too.