Friday, March 5, 2010

Meanwhile, in Salzburg...

...more snow on the daffodils.

At the Smithsonian

A Closer Look at Evolutionary Faces

John Gurche, a “paleo-artist,” has recreated strikingly realistic heads of our earliest human ancestors for a new exhibit

Australopithecus africanus

This species lived about 2.5 million years ago and, like A. afarensis, is thought by some paleoanthropologists to be one of our direct ancestors.

“I wanted to get an expression that captures something that both humans and great apes do, though the meaning is a little different,” Gurche says. “I wanted to build a smile, but a smile with a lot of tension in it. You might even call it a nervous smile, like the fear grin of the chimpanzee.”

There are times, Michelle...

...when even all the PEARLS in the world won't help!

Harry Reid, your real name is DICK!

Reid: 36,000 Lost Jobs in February 'Really Good'

"Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good," Reid said Friday on the Senate floor.

What a stupid, old DICK!

Let Them Eat Healthcare