October, 2007

Virtual Pumpkin Carving

By · Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 · 21 Comments »

I’ve spent what seems like decades of my life with my hands immersed in wet, sloppy pumpkin goo, scraping out the endless insides of orange gourds, shearing away at the rind to get that front wall thin enough for my magnificent carving to come. Pumpkin poo under my finger nails; pumpkin glop in the big […]

Was this man D. B. Cooper?

By · Monday, October 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

Left: An FBI sketch of “D.B. Cooper.” Right: The late Kenneth Christiansen, Northwest purser and former paratrooper, who, despite his strong resemblance to a doofus elf on quaaludes, may have been the notorious hijacker. Raoul and I had a fake fight last night so we could make up later, and while he was out of […]

Tashi Delek

By · Thursday, October 25th, 2007 · 27 Comments »

Sorry for the light posting this week. Raoul and I are on an astral backpacking tour of the Himalayas. My new favorite drink: Sherpa tea, with salt and rancid yak butter. Out of this world. ***** Update for Sis: Here’s one of Raoul with fewer clothes on. We’re still experimenting with different heads.

Researchers discover that early Homo sapiens were all male

By · Friday, October 19th, 2007 · 60 Comments »

I’m gearing up to post the continuation of the Grandmother Hypothesis, which I’ve been too busy to do proper justice to this week, but in the meantime here’s a news item that will set the stage. First, a quiz. 1. What allows ev-psychos to get away with their cartoonish, Flintstones view of life in the […]

I am never going back to New York

By · Thursday, October 18th, 2007 · 12 Comments »

NYC Woman Finds Python in the Toilet

Breaking news in ev-psych!

By · Thursday, October 18th, 2007 · 5 Comments »

From the Creek Running North news desk: Belief in Evolutionary Psychology May Be Hardwired, Study Says. Further study by Mann-Esser’s team found a surprising commonality among the five percent of subjects showing clinical signs of susceptibility to evolutionary psychology, which the team refers to as “Desmond Morris Syndrome,” or DMS. Ninety percent of the DMS-positive […]

When Mao said “women hold up half the sky” he just meant they were supposed to dress as flight attendants

By · Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments »

The headline reads, China’s Leader Closes Door to Reform. I guess so. Check out these two pictures from the accompanying slide show of the Communist Party Opening Day in Beijing: “Hostesses for the Communist Party’s 17th National Congress played a game Monday outside the Great Hall of the People.” “Party delegates — 2,200 in all […]

Rape = “theft of services”

By · Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 · 28 Comments »

I saw this in the news a few days ago, but didn’t post on it because it upset me too much. It upset me so much, in fact, that I had to spend two hours googling dolphin pictures in order to calm down. But Shakespeare’s Sister is a better woman than I, and so she’s […]

Do you know that Jesus loves you?

By · Monday, October 15th, 2007 · 9 Comments »

Well, do ya, punk? via Coturnix.

Larry Craig should have thought of this

By · Monday, October 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments »

The Vatican has suspended a senior official who was caught on videotape propositioning a young man. Monsignor Tommaso Stenico, a capo ufficio, or section head, at the Vatican ministry responsible for the clergy, insisted yesterday he was not gay. He said he had posed as a homosexual to research a plot by satanists. Every time […]