Cute little pussycat. Wonder if it played with a ball of yarn?

Venezuela has found the first fossils of an extinct scimitar cat — of the saber-toothed cat genus — in South America, during oil prospecting activities southeast of Caracas, paleontologists announced.
“It’s South America’s most important discovery in 60 years,” Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Investigation paleontologist Ascanio Rincon told AFP on Monday.

He said fossils of six scimitar cats, or Homotherium, were found along with those of panthers, wolves, camels, condors, ducks and horses, all from about 1.8 million years ago, by a Petroleos de Venezuela team looking for oil in Monagas state in 2006.

The most important find, he said, was the complete skull of a scimitar cat, an animal never before found in South America.

“For us it’s a milestone and opens a window to the past.”

The scimitar cat, a smaller version of the saber-toothed tiger with a hyena-like appearance and smaller, crenelated teeth, was believed to have only inhabited Africa, Eurasia and North America between five million and 10,000 years ago.

Rincon estimated the scimitar cat became extinct in South America about 500,000 years ago.

He said the finding proved the scimitar cat shared the same habitat with the saber-toothed tiger in South America. Saber-toothed tiger fossils have been found in both North and South America.

Rincon said the fossil find would expand his research into the lifestyle of the extinct big cats.

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Well shit, don’t blame me Breitbart started it

Tuesday’s Best Worst Poetry

Some Haiku for a cold Tuesday morning.  So bad, it’s almost good.  Almost. 😛

Check It Out

It’s bawdy, dirty and altogether quite shameless. It’s also well written, well acted and very funny. If you aren’t offended by rampant nudity and sex-talk, check out Showtime’s new series, Californication, starring David Duchovny in a role as far removed from Agent Mulder as you could possibly imagine. And yes, the chick with the big boobs is Madeline Zima, better known to most as Gracie, the youngest kid from The Nanny. And her new role is as far removed from that one as you could possibly imagine, too.

Duchovny plays gifted but irresponsible novelist Hank Moody. A good example of his social graces is seen at an environmental fundraiser. When asked what he’ll write about it, he replies: “Well, just off the top of my head, I find it interesting that all these people are ranting and raving about saving the environment when they’ll probably blow like ten thousand pounds of fuel on their private jet planes getting down to Cabo this weekend.”

Not that you’ll get lashings of such sentiment from the show. Simply enough good, old-fashioned fornication and profanity to make Sex and the City look like Melrose Place.

In truth, on the subject of its explicitness, there are similarities with Showtime’s other great series, Rome, where – with numerous exceptions, of course (there’s a certain menage-a-trois with an ending I certainly didn’t see coming*) – most of the ‘shock’ content is confined to the pilot episode. And the show’s title, by the by, refers more to the effect California exerts on the main character than it does to…you know, thingy.

 *pun intended, but you’ll have to watch that episode, The Devil’s Threesome, to know what I mean.

Since we’re showing old vids today…

Christopher Horner.

Challenge to any Lefties who stumble across this. We’ve helped you with that second link. Debate the facts he presents.

Note there are three more parts to that vid.


Something more recent and timely. An example of what would have to be done to follow Kyoto and where industry may be headed.


Alfred E. Obama


What, me worry?

What, me worry?

Via Instapundit.

Urban Word of the Day…..27/4


27 seconds a day, 4 days a week, i.e. quite rare


Kev: Hey Boss, I work 27/4 for you.
Boss: You lazy bastard!

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Scientists Say Invisibility Cloak Now Possible

Russian Jets Bomb Georgian Targets; Georgia Signs Cease-Fire Pledge

Where’s Wesley Clark, when he’s needed? Fox News

OH, that’s right, Wesley didn’t actually want to face the Russians, he ordered the Brits to do it. At which point Wesley was told to stuff it, in so many words.

38 People in Venezuela Die After Being Bitten by Vampire Bats

Fox News

CARACAS, Venezuela — At least 38 Warao Indians have died in remote villages in Venezuela, and medical experts suspect an outbreak of rabies spread by bites from vampire bats.

Feel terrible about these people dying. I believe it is time, for the Great Hugho, to visit said area and commiserate, with his people.

Bedtime Stories.

Kevin Rudd is the gift that keeps on giving.

This evening, during our nightly snuggle before sleep, Magilla looks at me and says:

“Mummy I stuck my finger in my ear and then in my mouth but I didn’t eat it so you can’t call me Kevin Rudd, okay?”

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