Vicenteticus Padillicarpeus

ardi.jpgWhile you and I spend our time wondering when the Phillies bullpen will
next self destruct or why there aren’t as many green M&Ms as there
are brown, or how long it will take Glenn Beck to realize we’re laughing at him, not with him, there are some people in the world (scientists and such as) who pass the time by making ground breaking discoveries, actually furthering the intellect of the human mind.

Move over Lucy.  Make way for Ardi.

That’s right.  Australopithecus afarensis,
an extinct hominid (most commonly known as Lucy), who was once thought
to be our oldest common ancestor, now must take a backseat to the most
recently proclaimed elder of bipedalism: Ardipithecus (or Ardi for short).

Like it or not, this is a big deal because Ardi is a million years older than Lucy!  Consider her the
cougar of the archaeological bar scene.  And with her discovery, the
entire evolutionary map of modern day humans and just exactly where we came
from, how we evolved, what we once were, has been totally rewritten.

It is no longer safe to say we share a common ancestor with
chimpanzees.  More likely than not, we came from Ardi and whoever (or
whatever) came before her.  Her construction is rare, odd, striking: a
bipedal creature with an opposable big toe; an animal that walks
upright on land but acts as a quadruped in its arboreal environment,
Ardi is the corner border in a 5 gazillion trillion piece puzzle that
is the evolutionary road to modern day humans.

We’re starting to know where we came from.

Yet the only plausible explanation science can come up with for where the
ugly flop-sweat of a man known as Vicente Padilla came from is this
thing from the Clash of the Titans:

clash of the titans.JPGYep.  We’ve come a long way… just not long enough.

Hate me ‘cuz I don’t pull punches, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace

Jeff

**Special thanks to Jason Russell for the pic and assist. You can follow him on Twitter at @JasonrussellUT

8 Comments

Great title…and I have to say you must be getting some kind of desperate if your checkin out nudes that look like that…as usual your humor and insightful education is second to none or is that noone….
~peter
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

You know – that would explain a lot about Padilla….

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

haha, this is funny because before reading this, I had written in my latest blog “I don’t care what Jeff says, Padilla is beautiful.”
If he can pitch the way he has been pitching, he is a beautiful man.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Peter — I found that title by some serious research… and if you believe that I got some land I wanna sell ya in Florida. Interested?
Julia — Indeed it does ;-)
Emma — I agree… though beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I know that there are a lot of blind people who find him beautiful.
–Jeff

Jeff… my Dad used to say… “they don’t pay me to get hurt.” .. I gotta say “they don’t pay Vicente to be purty!” : ) Homey can chuck the tater.
Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

“…ugly flop-sweat of a man known as Vicente Padilla”
I may be ruthless, but you my friend, are BRUTAL!!!
I burst out laughing.
http://www.paullebowitz.com/
http://princeofny.blogspot.com/

Buz — True story. If they did pay ya for being purty, Six-Fingered Alfonseca and his belly sure wouldn’t have gotten paid much either.
Prince — Part of captaining is making the tough, brutal choices most people couldn’t stomach. All or nothing. There is no other way.
–Jeff

I wouldn’t have it any other way. If Jane continues down this road of bacon/lunacy, you may be in line for promotion as she convalesces.
http://www.paullebowitz.com/
http://princeofny.blogspot.com/

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