Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Does The DNA Match?

It’s a quiet day in the area; the chatter on the scanner is just little stuff and hardly worth listening to. Then this comes over:

“A male got out of a car, nailed a target to a tree and is now shooting at the tree.”

That’s got to be in the Back Mountain area, or in one of the strippins (local name for an abandoned strip mining area). At least I hope so.

Reminds me of the hillbilly joke: If an infinite number of rednecks, in an infinite number of pickups, shoot an infinite number of rifles at an infinite number of street signs, eventually they will reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare in Braille.

It’s just a retelling of the old monkey joke: A million monkeys at a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. “And your point is??” Monkeys plagiarize.

Chimps, or some such animal, have DNA that is so amazingly close to ours it’s scary. Of course, hillbillies are pretty close, too, which is also pretty scary. You’ve seen those ads on tv where the guy is working in an office full of dressed-up monkeys (or chimps). When you go to work, look around and remember that your co-workers’ DNA is 98.something the same as those animals. Check out that particularly hairy guy and wonder what he would be like with a prehensile tail. …hmmm…


Anonymous ruthc said...

Ooooo. Somebody's feathers gonna get ruffled over this one. :)

August 22, 2007 3:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

They cain't rede.

August 22, 2007 4:04 PM  
Anonymous ColdJoshVail said...

Now wait a minute here....Wha's wrong wid shootin' at a tree? Us country folk don't miss the target often, we got our first .22 at the age 6.

DNA? Huh, Don't Know Anything?

I figgered that one out all by myself, so there!

School bus is comin', will take it this morning, my car won't start. My cousin drives it and he lets my kids off at the day care center.


August 23, 2007 6:36 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

I might add that Cold Josh Vail opens beer bottles with his teeth (ok, not true), shows up the city folks and their 'spensive fishing gear by using his cheap stuff and catching more (true) and traveling all around the U.S. while spending zero on parking (true).

The DNA = Don't Know Anything is a new one on me.

August 23, 2007 1:42 PM  

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