Wednesday, December 16, 2015

News from Florida

Primal Ooze
[T]he human race is actually de-evolving, . . . we are moving backward on the evolutionary scale. If you picked the headlines from the five largest newspapers in Florida every day, you could make a very solid case that the human race was slipping backward into the primal ooze.” 

Carl Hiaasen, writer and Miami Herald columnist, “Carl Hiaasen on Human Weirdness,” Smithsonian Magazine, 2010

Editorial Comment: Let’s not even mention, say, Iowa.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Hammond Multiplex

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