Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

The very first brain cells may have been in evidence as long as 800 million years ago.

Researchers from Spain and Germany have discovered characteristics of specialized secretory cells in simple animals called placozoans which could identify them as a prelude to neurons in other organisms.

Roughly the size of a grain of sand, these basic creatures have no organs, consisting of little more than a colony of different cell types. Much as they still do today, placozoans once hunted microbes and browsed algae in the warm shallows of seas 800 million years ago.

So 800 million years ago we have evidence of emerging brains.  Any guesses as to when we might see evidence of brains in Congress?

And so…

On To the Links!

Portnoy’s Complaint

The EV Jobs Myth

No shit, Sherlock.

The penis mightier than the sword. (No, that’s not a typo.)

‘Didn’t Go Well’: Reporter Learns ‘Hard Truths’ Attempting Fine Dining in NYC Dressed as John Fetterman

Biden’s Problem Isn’t His Old Age – It’s His Old Mind

A Wholesome Japanese McDonald’s Ad Is Causing Bizarre, Angry Reactions From the Left

‘I Like Him Even Better Now’: Trump Fans Keep the Faith

This is cool.

Well, that’s a lost cause.

Sauce for the goose.

This is known as belaboring the obvious.

Why Menendez Must Resign

This guy’s going to be really disappointed one day.

Seriously, at this point President Biden couldn’t lead a latrine detail.

Oh, the irony!

My RedState Stuff:

‘Florida Woman’ Has Nothing on Michigan Woman Rescued From Outhouse While Trying to Retrieve Apple Watch

Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Roasts WaPo Writer, Gives a Master Class on Fighting Media Bias

Moose v. Colorado Woman: Moose 1, Colorado Woman 0

Portland, Oregon Police Chief Calls It Quits as the City Remains in Freefall

Israel’s Newest High-Tech Tank Ready for Action

Three Cases of Tuberculosis Found Among Illegal Immigrants in El Paso Sector

Thousands of Mink Released From PA Fur Farm: Authorities Term It ‘Agricultural Criminal Mischief.’

RFK Jr. Calls the Biden Administration on the Carpet Over the Southern Border

Report: CBP Orders Agents From Ports of Entry to Assist Border Patrol

Trigger Warnings May Increase, Not Decrease, Anxiety

John Fetterman Calls on Bob Menendez to Resign, Irony of Which Is Lost on Fetterman

Add Another to the Chorus: Democrat Mayor of El Paso Hammers Biden Administration on Border Crisis

Parenting and Grandparenting: Can You Overthink Them?

Tales of the Absurd: Progressive Group Takes on Hopeless Task – Making Joe Biden ‘Cool’

Greek Sheep Sing, ‘Everybody Must Get Stoned’

Senate Democrats Piling on Bob Menendez With Resignation Demands

China Cash Wired to Joe Biden’s Delaware Address – in 2019

VIP Stories (Pay-Walled):

Idiocracy Made Real: The Many Failings of Democrat Leadership

President Biden Uses Executive Order to Establish ‘Climate Corps’ From Green New Deal

DoD Awards Potential $2.5M Contract to Company for ‘Transgender Health Medical Evaluation’ Services

Friday Night Cultural Edification: The Five Greatest Guitarists in Rock & Roll History

Sunday Gun Day IX – Five Weapons for When Something Bad Happens

Whither Manhood: Thoughts on What Makes a Man in Today’s Gender-Fluid World

Photographs and Memories: Grandpa’s Watch

The Trump Phenomenon: State of the Race Today

This Week’s Idiots:

The Nation’s John Nichols (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The Nation’s Chris Lehmann is an idiot.

The LA Times’ Jackie Calmes is an idiot.

Maxine Waters (Dullard-CA) is an idiot.

MSNBC: It’s idiots all the way down.

CNN’s Michael Smith is an idiot.

Vox’s Ian Millhiser (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

Mother Jones’ (Yes, I really read this crap) Inae Oh is an idiot.

Vox’s Emily Stewart is an idiot.

The Nation’s Jess Bergman is an idiot.

CNN’s Max Burns is an idiot.

No, we’re really not.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

It’s not commonly known because she doesn’t demonstrate the skill in public as a rule, but Mrs. Animal has a great singing voice, rich and earthy in a Janet Joplin-esque sort of way.  So does smoke-show Alannah Myles; her keynote tune is the 1989 song Black Velvet, which won her a Grammy in 1990 for Best Female Rock Vocalist.

Mrs. A cannot hear this song without joining in.  Enjoy!