Who could walk away from this tomorrow? The Guardian's piece is titled "I could walk away from this tomorrow - Gordon Brown" - but in the piece Gordon himself says "...to be honest, you could walk away from all of this tomorrow..." - he was talking to Katharine Viner, presumably he was saying that she could stop writing for The Guardian. Was he offering her a job? If he was she completely misunderstood, she thought he was talking about himself. She says he often uses 'you' when he means 'I' so it doesn't seem so personal. Poor Sarah - he'll be telling her 'I love you' and she won't know how to take it. I means I and you means you - come on Gordon, be fair!
The baroque classical music today is Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and it's not working so well. Perhaps that's because it's vocal. But it's an opera-type thing, surely the refined radiologists would work away happily to that. Even when they go ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha like they just did. Maybe I've just got to raise my game. I'll try.
We're more closely related to orangutans than chimps, according to a study! That's great, orangutans seem of a more agreeable temprament than chimpanzees. I'd rather think we were more like that, although to be honest I think as a species we behave in a more chimpy way. These guys aren't saying our DNA isn't most similar to chimps, they're saying that that's not necessarily the bottom line. Last time I covered an orangutan story an orangutan guy commented, which nice, a guy that's involved with good orangutan work, and I ended up joining his facebook group or something. I can't remember if I covered famous orangutans before, there's the librarian in Pratchett's Discworld, which is a human or wizard or whatever turned into orangutan form, so it's not really a proper one, is it? Still, I believe it is associated with some merchandise that raises money for proper ones, so that's good. Then there was the one that was in those films with Burt Reynolds or whoever it was. I think it went by the name of Clyde. But that's not why they're great. They're great just being in the jungle doing their thing. That's them at their best.
In old news, Oldest Seahorses Found; Help Solve Mystery. Wow, that's a bit Scooby-Doo, isn't it? What mystery could be solved with the help of the oldest seahorses? A quick bit of research suggests they don't live more than five years. So, unless they've had information passed down from their antecedents, perhaps the identity of Jack The Ripper, it must be a mystery that's no more than five years old. Or perhaps they'd lined their nest with an old treasure map or something? Maybe I should have read the article. Of course I shouldn't! That's not the It Is What It Is way. and It Is What It Is is what it is.
that's all from me for now
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