Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Not so spooky, but the last day for the Animal Magnetism Oktoberfest!

Meanwhile, in Florida, some real-life horror show sets fire to a mattress, and makes national news – why?  Because he’s a sort of do-it-yourself Homo habilis.  Excerpt:

A South Florida man with half a head is facing attempted murder and arson charges for setting his mattress on fire.

Police say Carlos Rodriguez, 31, set his mattress on fire at his Miami home Monday afternoon. Two victims were inside a duplex connected to the house and police say the fire posed a threat to the occupants.

Police found Rodriguez in the backyard and arrested him.

He was being held on a $20,000 bond.

Rodriguez, who goes by the nickname, “Halfy,” is seen on a YouTube video explaining how he lost half of his skull in an accident.

Image from the article.

Holy crap.

Just for shits and giggles, here’s a speculative reconstruction of H. habilis:

Homo habilis

Now that I think on it, I think comparing this gomer to H. habilis may be doing our distant ancestor a grave disservice.  Our habiline ancestors, to be fair, while having only roughly half our brain capacity, were at least born that way.  Mr. Rodriguez gained his quasi-habiline status through the exercise of his own poor judgement.

I mean, really.  Driving while intoxicated.  Anyone with half a brain should know better.

And on that note – and with that image above burned into your brain – we return you to your Hallowe’en, already in progress.