I can’t help it: What the kids at Tastefully Offensive are posting … again

I was only going to post the Bert and Ernie graphic below, but then I got greedy. These are all from the Tastefully Offensive bonus site.

“Say, Ernie, would you like some ice cream?” “Sherbert.” 

Snowmen are at the window watching arms and legs fall outside: “It’s huming! Can we go out and make a human?”

Two mics are talking. “Can I just be honest with you?” 

It’s Wednesdog!

Today’s Wednesdog is brought to you by Del, a pup who traveled halfway around the world to get his portraits done with Tina and me.

Del’s from Hong Kong. He’s a skittish little thing, but apparently he loves flying in the luxury accommodations available to him and other canines when traveling overseas.

Tina and I shot this lovely put over the weekend, and we’re glad we did. Such a lovely dog.

Everybody give a warm, rousing belly rub to Del.

Happy Wednesdog!

Three out of four people are believers … you know what that means?

Well, hell hell, how about these awesome ads claiming that 1 in 4 people is an atheist. That would mean over Christmas, we’ll have a household of two atheists, but the other one isn’t out yet.

Maybe it’s Talulah?

Wait, she’s not a “people.”

“Try and tell her that,” says Tina.

“Talulah believes in Vishnu, anyway,” I said.

The stats are probably a little skewed. The numbers claim to reflect Washington’s population.

Here’s the website linked in the ad. Here’s Hemant Mehta’s take on it.


Eating elephant meat aided human evolution … take that vegetarians

Go check out this article about human evolution aided through hunting and eating elephants.

Yes, elephants.

A snippet:

When Tel Aviv University researchers Dr. Ran Barkai, Miki Ben-Dor, and Prof. Avi Gopher of TAU’s Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies examined the published data describing animal bones associated with Homo erectus at the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov in Israel, they found that elephant bones made up only two to three percent the total. But these low numbers are misleading, they say. While the six-ton animal may have only been represented by a tiny percentage of bones at the site, it actually provided as much as 60 percent of animal-sourced calories.

The elephant, a huge package of food that is easy to hunt, disappeared from the  400,000 years ago — an event that must have imposed considerable nutritional stress on Homo erectus. Working with Prof. Israel Hershkovitz of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, the researchers connected this evidence about  with other cultural and anatomical clues and concluded that the new hominids recently discovered at Qesem Cave in Israel — who had to be more agile and knowledgeable to satisfy their dietary needs with smaller and faster prey — took over the Middle Eastern landscape and eventually replaced Homo erectus.

Via Kottke.org