fredag, februar 24, 2006

Discovered genetic defect creates devolution into ape-like people

An editor of a noted scientific journal says he has discovered a genetic defect that seems to set back the clock on human evolution by more than a million years.

Looks like bullshit to me, I guess you find all sorts of weird instances of genetic defects that might fit some crazy theory.

Update 2: Norwegian newspaper VG has picked up on the story.

Story here, clip here. Update: Erik wrote this great piece of how this story would be translated and retold by our favorite global village-idiot Karl:

There's this fella right, goes to Turkey or something on a holiday. I don't remember exactly. He travels, like, all through the desert and through all this barren land. In the evening, right, he comes to this village where he takes in at a hotel or somethin'.

He goes to sleep and wakes up the next morning and out of his window he sees this great looking farm, right in the middle of the desert. He's thinkin' what great farmes these people must be. Being a famer himself he is astonished by this great lookin' farm. He goes down to the receptionist and says: "Who runs that farm? It's great!"

He answers: "Nah, you don't wanna bother with those people, right. We don't ask questions and they give the village food and stuff."" But they gotta be great farmers, I got to hav' a look, and maybe hav' a chat with these people."But the guy in the hotel says: "No, no! Please just leave. We don't want any hassle, y'hear!"

This guy says says "Right, I have to be on me way anyway." and thinks like "I'll just pop in a bit on me way out of the villige." He goes up to the farm, right. He comes into the yard he is absolutlely blown away about this farm. It's the greatest farm he has ever seen. Much more clever than in any of the farms he had seen at home.

He wanders around a bit. Into the back. He sees this little fella chuckin' hay around, right? He goes up to him to talk with him. There he sees a large group of small fellas. All covered in hair. MONKEYS!

That's where that sayin' comes from, right. "Monkey makes the world go around."

5 kommentarer:

erik (karl?) sa...

Chimpanzee that monkeynews!

(or: As most probably told by Karl Pilkington after he has seen pictures and read the words he could understand)

There's this fella right, goes to Turkey or something on a holiday. I don't remember exactly. He travels, like, all through the desert and through all this barren land. In the evening, right, he comes to this village where he takes in at a hotel or somethin'.

He goes to sleep and wakes up the next morning and out of his window he sees this great looking farm, right in the middle of the desert. He's thinkin' what great farmes these people must be. Being a famer himself he is astonished by this great lookin' farm. He goes down to the receptionist and says: "Who runs that farm? It's great!"

He answers: "Nah, you don't wanna bother with those people, right. We don't ask questions and they give the village food and stuff."

"But they gotta be great farmers, I got to hav' a look, and maybe hav' a chat with these people."

But the guy in the hotel says: "No, no! Please just leave. We don't want any hassle, y'hear!"

This guy says says "Right, I have to be on me way anyway." and thinks like "I'll just pop in a bit on me way out of the villige."

He goes up to the farm, right. He comes into the yard he is absolutlely blown away about this farm. It's the greatest farm he has ever seen. Much more clever than in any of the farms he had seen at home.

He wanders around a bit. Into the back. He sees this little fella chuckin' hay around, right? He goes up to him to talk with him. There he sees a large group of small fellas. All covered in hair. MONKEYS!

That's where that sayin' comes from, right. "Monkey makes the world go around."

Qpeg sa...

HAHAHA Right on the money, exactly like hearing Karl! I think Karl has a huge facination for "barren land", he pops it in any story he can. Also coblers, candlestick makers and toffee shops ;-)

erik sa...

If not to say Right on monkey.

His uncle was a cobler. The one who had two televison sets (One where the sound worked, and one where the picture worked). He slept in a rubber dinghy.

Qpeg sa...

Was that his "uncle" Alf? He always used to over-do his shoes, putting on 5 soles and that so they looked like perscription-shoes.

erik sa...

My favorite is without a doubt Tattoo Stan. The one who tattooed himself. All the tattoos on his left arm were great, while the ones on his right arm were just rubbish.