Aggravating. Very, very aggravating…
1. While sitting, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
2. Now, while doing this, draw number ‘6’ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change directions.
3. Shake your head, decide that you’ll do better if you’re really concentrating, and attempt it again.
4. Swear. Curse your dinosaur brain and the fact that we are much less evolved than we believe ourselves to be…
While we’re on the topic of evolution…
If you really want to have fun with a newborn infant — short of annoying the parents by playing a game of “catch the baby” — try this: Take your finger and place it gently at the base of the little newborn toes. Watch as the reflex to grip your fingers kicks in. Isn’t this beautiful? It’s that “hanging in a tree” response – salvation for our tree-dwelling ancestors…
Typically, this response remains for a couple months post-uterus… This reflex, and the Moro Reflex, hint at our primate ancestry – if you consider the behavior of a baby monkey flailing and grasping to hang onto parental backhair, it seems pretty strong evidence supporting that pesky “theory” of evolution.
If you prefer to ignore science, you can always consider a visit to the Creation Museum – a mere stones throw from The Park. Here you can learn about dinosaurs dwelling in the Garden of Eden just a few thousand years ago. Seriously. The universe was created in 6 days, and these folks can prove it…
(it’s no wonder he was “elected” twice…)
That freaked me out on the first try and pissed me off on the second. Thanks!
Snarkiest – you talking about the ‘foot’ thing, or the elections. That’s pretty much how i felt about both…
The number ‘6’ thing almost gave me a seizure.
uncle keith – just another service i offer… do it three times and “the beast” might appear in your bathroom mirror.
Daisyfae – I love you. And that’s not just the w(h)ine.
Incidentally, John Scalzi’s annotated visit to the creation museum is required viewing.
I loved playing the toe-grip game with my kids when they were wee. That, and belly farts.
A few thousand years of civilization is merely a second or two on the evolutionary clock. The fact that most people are still so easily fooled by charlatans and crooks as to become their willing slaves is a pretty good indication of how little we have evolved. Or perhaps it points to how much we have devolved.
If you enjoy Scalzi’s visit, read about Ian Murphy’s Trip to the Creation Museum. hee hee!
While you’re visiting The Beast, be sure to also read The BEAST 50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2007. Superb!
ok I did steps 1,2,3. i seem to be stuck on step 4 @#%^*&@#
Imeantno – Aw, shucks… i loves you too. Even when you’re impaired. especially when you’re impaired. Um… i’ll drive…
kyknoord – Keep talking that way and i’m not responsible for my actions… The Scalzi pics are as close as i’ll ever get to the inside of that museum…
toby – i could only play that game with my own children. smart people don’t let me near their babies… i’m a known experimentalist. would have been fun to be a fly on the wall during the grand opening.
nm – Keep talking that way and i’m not responsible for Uncle Keith’s actions…
I have problems patting my head and rubbing my tummy in circles!
This one should be so easy – I’ll just try it again – – –
And again – – –
Has this been tested on drummers? I’ll bet they can do it no problem.
az – Brilliant! Any drummers out there? Potential fly in the ‘overcoming evolution’ ointment? Don’t you need some critical mass of brain cells for something like this? Aren’t most drummers the biggest stoners in any musical outfit?
hey, wait a minute. are you serious about that right foot, right hand thing? I just tried it and had no problem maintaining the clockwise rotation of my foot.
and don’t ask me why i waited until now to try it, because I don’t have an answer. no, I haven’t been drinking! 🙂
hey what do you call someone who hangs around with musicians?
answer: a drummer
i’m allowed to make drummer jokes. my eldest son’s father was a drummer
toby – maybe there’s a gig on “letterman” with that! very frustrating to the rest of us, that’s for sure…
nm – my fav drummer “story” is from Spinal Tap. The band keeps going through drummers, each one dying of something more bizarre than the last…
Mrs BB will attest that I am definite proof we have descended from apes!
BB – you say that like it’s a bad thing? better than being descended from banana slugs, isn’t it? at least apes are cute…