Friday, Oct 12 2012
A PBS program this week noted that many modern humans have genes from the Neanderthals. My daughter, who took a DNA test year, notes the results showed that 2.6 percent of her genes are Neanderthal
. I think would wife’s opinion is that my percentage is a lot higher. She says that Neanderthal women were constantly yelling at their mates to pick their animal skins off the floor of the cave.
The presence of Neanderthal genes, of course, is proof that modern man and Neanderthals interbred. This often led to worried conversation among parents a 100,000 years ago. . "I don't like our daughter's new boyfriend. He's a real Neanderthal." … Given the two hits games, “Words with Friends” and “Angry Birds”, one sure to become a favorite is hybrid “Words with Birds” in which humans invite their feathered counterparts to form words based on bird calls. It’s a hoot. Or a chirp. Or something like that. Meanwhile, a Halloween version “Words with Fiends” is designed to pair humans with their favorite monsters.. …. … Mitt Romney has made a slight change to his plans to fire Big Bird. Instead, he announced plans for Bain Capital to buy the Sesame Street characters and move filming to China where the cast will be replaced by cheaper Chinese labor. The Sesame Street neighborhood will be renamed "Glorious Street of the Valiant Workers." ... Following the well-publicized between troubled actress Lindsay Lohan and her mother, new reality show is in the planning stages called,” Lohan Family Values.” Alternately, is known as “Celebrity Family Feud”. … Hi, my name is Justin Bieber. And when I think I’m going to be sick on stage, I take Dramamine. … The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union is to be followed soon by an award to Greece and Spain for safe banking and to the United Kingdom for its food. … Just so they don’t waste anything, candidates for president for the 2016 race have begun forming exploratory committees. … Cyclist Lance Armstrong has had damning testimony about his doping given by 11 teammates. On the bright side for the many time winner of the Grande Prix de France, he’s being given serious consideration for a Nobel Chemistry prize for the sophistication of his activities.
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Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.