Friday, September 22, 2006

ClinkShrink's Day Off

Oh Yeah....

Where to begin, where to begin...

I'm back from a week off blogging. I was absent thanks to my little buddy Harold the Vampire Cat who desperately needed a housesitter & catsitter. Unfortunately, Harold lives out in the boondocks with no Internet access.

And now today I have a day off. After giving a morning lecture I had a leisurely lunch with friends and now I am home mulling my options: shop or nap, shop or nap, shop or nap. Nahhh: time to blog. And nothing serious because my brain just isn't up to it. In situations like this there's only one possible topic:


What got me started thinking about this was the recent story about the skeleton of the 3 million year old girl that (who? when you've been dead for 3 million years do you still count as a 'who'?) was found in Ethiopia. It's almost a complete skeleton, the best one ever found, and scientists are hopeful that it will tell us a lot about early child hominids. I found myself wondering what 3 million year old 3 year old girls play with. I wondered if she had a support duck. Then I remembered reading this story about the ancient precursor to modern waterfowl: the so-called Demon Duck of Doom. It had powerful jaws and was thought to be a meat-eater. Probably not much of a support to ancient little girls.


The Demon Duck of Doom

6 comments:

Dr. A said...

Uh... Yeah... I think the Donald Duck of Doom is a ride at Disneyland. I also heard that the Demon Duck of Doom made it into the final version of Jurrasic Park, but then the raptor lobbyists thought the duck was getting too much attention in the movie and so the duck was voted off the island. Save Ferris!

Sarebear said...

I thought Howard the Duck was the Demon Duck of Doom . . . hee hee.

The Locum said...

I thought Count Duckula (the vegetarian vampire duck) was the Demon Duck of Doom.

ClinkShrink said...

Count Duckula...hmm...now there's a Halloween costume for ya, thanks for the suggestion.

Sarebear said...

I found some demon duckies awhile back, for y'all. Bandaids, pencil toppers, rubber demon duckies, etc.

For all your demon duckie needs, look no further!

Murky Thoughts said...

If we refer to the homonoid that must have died as a "girl," then she's "who" too, if we want to be consistent in our preciousness. The news implies she's pre-human, if we understand "human" to mean Homo sapiens. A dog owner will talk and write about a pet as a "girl who," but pet animals are special. I don't know how most people would talk about a sexually immature female orangutan they spot swinging from one of those structures at the zoo. I bet she's a "who" with a name to her keeper and vet.