Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Since our move to the Great Land, I’ve been thinking about the Old Man a lot.  He would have loved this place.  I would worry that our owning only a tad over two acres may have made him feel hemmed in, but the fact that there are thousands of acres of state land just behind us that he could have wandered at will would have eased that problem.  Yesterday I was having a look ’round in my woods – that’s a great feeling, to be able to say my woods – and told Mrs. Animal, “there are a couple of dead birches I’ll have to knock down and cut up for firewood.”  “You sound just like your Dad,” she said, and I’ve never received higher praise than that.

Now then…

On To the Links!

Now this, this is some first-rate trolling.

It’s like they want to provoke some kind of national divorce.

Ice Age hyenas hunted in the Arctic.

How Denisovan DNA spread into Oceania.

Our nearest stellar neighbors may be a good place to look for life.

How giant pterosaurs’ long necks worked.

I’m pretty happy with Alaska.

A rare moment of sanity?   Eh, probably not.

No shit, Sherlock.

No shit, Sherlock 2.

We have ranked voting here in Alaska now.  Not sure how it’s going to work out.

There shouldn’t be any Imperial funding for science, unless (maybe) there’s a national security issue at stake.

Things you need to know, Part 1.

You forgot the oldest profession.


Bill Maher finds an acorn.

Mummy returns:  Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life, first words from mummy:  “Epstein didn’t kill himself.”

Tyrannosaurs may have hunted in packs, like wolves.  Imagine that!

Let them come on up to the Sustina Valley and try it.

This Week’s Idiots:

Leftist British MP Claudia Webbe is an idiot.

House Democrats resort to idiocy.

Extinction Rebellion’s Alison Plaumer is an idiot, as are all the members of Extinction Rebellion.

Jerry Nadler is a whiny little crybaby, and an idiot.

The Baltimore Sun‘s Ben Jealous is an idiot.

Idiots being idiots.

The appearance of this image of a wood-chipper is purely coincidental.

Idiot Maxine Waters incites insurrection.  Why is this moron not in a Federal jail?  If this isn’t a damned clear-cut case of fomenting an insurrection, then I’m the Queen of Denmark.

Michael Wood, who is apparently the Administrator for the Oregon Department of Occupational Safety and Health, is an idiot.

CNN’s Mitch Landrieu is an idiot.

CNN’s Van Jones is an idiot.  Again, seeing a pattern.

You stupid, pusillanimous fuck!  What ever happened to due process and presumption of innocence, you cheap, crooked hack?

Guilty on all counts – and at least two idiot politicians made his appeal case for him.

And So:

You don’t see a lot of Aussie culture up this way, but back in the Eighties, the Aussie band Men At Work got a fair amount of play on American radio (and on MTV, back when MTV was still ‘Music Television.’)  Here is that band with their 1980 hit Down Under.  I’m not sure why the Aussies haven’t yet made this their national anthem.  Enjoy!