Journalists, Atheists and the Human-Chimp Love Connection
Went to an LA Press Club event at the Steven Allen Theater tonight with JJ. It’s cool that they’re in the same building as our atheist friends at the Center for Inquiry. God and Goddess bless the atheists. I’m just a humble agnostic myself. But I have a soft spot for atheists and their fearless reason. Napoleon is said to have said, “Religion is what keeps the poor from killing the rich.” He forgot to add that it also keeps the rich killing the poor. Like when Man of God Gee Dubya Bush gets a bunch of poor *volunteers* killed to smithereens in Iraq.
But I digress. It was a reception/discussion of Allan MacDonell’s Prisoner of X (about his life in Larry Flynt World published by our friends at Feral House) and Jason Leopold’s News Junkie. I was hoping Jason could give us the scoop on what’s going on with the Karl Rove indictment he broke a few days ago, which no other journalist has followed up on. Jason said “Be patient. The week isn’t over. There’s still tomorrow.” Patience. Breathe in. Breathe out. Jason, if you are right about Rove, you will be a journalistic hero. And all our patient waiting will seem like delicious foreplay to the joyful climax of Turd Blossom getting flushed down the indictment bowl. But if you are wrong, if the Karl Behind the Kurtain doesn’t get his just indictment, well, you know that we your loyal readers will dump you faster than a bad lay. So, for your sake, for all of our sakes, I hope (I would pray, but studies show prayer has an adverse effect in these cases), that you’re right.
On another note I’m really excited to hear about these MIT and Harvard dudes who theorize that humans and chimps are even closer than we’d previously thought.. I love the euphemisms for sex that these journalists and scientists use, like “swapping genetic material.” Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty here. We mated together. We had sex. I am so blown away by this. And yet, it’s not so outrageous. We are close to 99% genetically similar. I haven’t yet seen anything about which kind of chimpanzees interbred with ancestral humans. But I’m figuring bonobos. After all, they’re the sexy ones.
I will have to commit further bloggamy on this latest Human-Chimp Love Connection later, but it is really late, and I’m going out again tomorrow (yikes, twice in two days!), and I have to have sex with my H.