Hey Hey We’re the Monkees

Evolutionary changes to the size and shape of humans certainly don’t take place rapidly. But others in the animal kingdom may be changing much faster.

A study last week in the journal PLoS One found that the head shape and overall size of rodents has been changing over the last century. The changes appear to be linked to human population density and climate change. — herald.net

When I trip across this article (actually a butchered abridgement in Sunday’s Miami Hurled), it’s like a bright light illuminates the mildewed closet where my cobwebbed brain is imprisoned.  Which is next to the drawer where Guido secrets away my severed nuts.  But that’s another story.  And probably a better one.

Rodents.  Weasels.  Rats.  They’re evolving, changing their looks, and — here’s the scary part — taking over undiscovered.  The Dirty Rats!

It makes sense.  Look:

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That’s Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the tie and jacket, a rodent on the right.   Let’s make that: “An OBVIOUS rodent”  on the right (of course, “on the right” is where one finds most rodents).   Side by side, is there any doubt?  Doesn’t this explain why the ‘Pubs have been so emphatic in their denial of the reality of Global Warming?

Give the rodents credit.  For 8 years they’ve been lurking in the shadows as the world stared, fascinated, at the simian takeover commonly  known as the Bush administration.  But to his credit, Curious George Monkey Boy was pretty open about it.

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Pythons in the Everglades, rats in the Congress.  Call Truly Nolen.

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7 Responses to Hey Hey We’re the Monkees

  1. Ted End says:

    You mixed up left and right! Not the political ones, just the ones on the screen. I guess maybe you’re anorexic or something?

  2. Muscovy Ducks says:

    Not everybody can be beautiful like us, you know.

  3. Camiel Toe says:

    That’s a scream. The DO look alike. What’s intriguing is that while the guinea pig is really cute, McConnell, well, isn’t.

    What the hell is wrong with Ted End? He doesn’t know right from down, does he.

  4. Beardsley says:

    One thing George W. Bush was NOT is curious.

  5. ya'gotta'guessit says:

    No fair!

    Nancy Pelosi has a face like a lamprey, and Joe Biden looks like a character from Duckman…no fair!

  6. Borkon says:

    ya’gotta’guessit has a point, but to be fair, Pelosi has two nostrils. And fewer scruples.

  7. Piles says:

    Yeah yeah funny. When it comes to government, what they look like is at the bottom of my list of items to complain about.

    Lincoln was no beauty either. Even before his lead poisoning.

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