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Raging Pencils by Mike "Lefty" Stanfill

Ponderings of immortality.

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bacon, the gateway meatYou know what's fucked up about this world?


Yes, I realize they're cool 'cause the big ones will rip off your leg and eat you alive but it's not too much of a stretch to imagine a much more peaceful Earth populated entirely by plant eaters or photosynthians.

You, yourself, for example, could be happily sitting in a tree in Olduvai Gorge, nibbling on acacia nuts, free from the constant terror of lions threatening ambush.

But, no. In order to stay alive early man had to develop defensive weapons like spears and arrows and clubs. Once all the larger predators were wiped out (I'm specfically talking about northern Europe and central Asia) we began focusing on the next big threat... each other. After all, one can't show weakness to something as deadly as another human, now can you? So organized war was The Next Big Thing.

We kill one another so casually now. It's entirely true that humans are the deadliest creature in the known universe as in the previous century over 100 million people were killed as the result of armed conflict. Most of those were the more hardier of our gene stock, too.

It'd be one thing if we killed each other for food, but we're not carnivores. We're only human.

Happy Thanksgiving , everyone!


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Today's Google Chow.

Woman talking to turkey.

Woman: "Think about this... if a planet was large enough and populated by a type of organism that reproduced very, very slowly it's conceivable that the mechanisms of death might never have evolved, thus ensuring virtual immortality."

Turkey: "In other words this is God's fault."

Woman: "You could say that. Now get in the oven. Game starts at three.