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April 17, 2006

Ministry Of Silly Links

Carlton Draught ad is Pythonesquely silly as it parodies Guiness' ads. Or at least it uses the same Oort music. Pretty funny.

When Hightlights For Children hosts an animation of mastodon skulls trying to gore each other to death, you've pretty much got to link it.

The big mystery that the animator was trying to solve was-- "Why do all these mastodon skulls have signs of such horrific wounding?" The answer, a shock to no one excpet a pointy-headed volvo-driving scientist, is "Because other mastodons killed them."

Apparetnly the trick is to get a tusk between and under the other mastodon's tusks, so you can deliver a lethal upstroke.

But anyway, they think they've solved the "Mastodon Mystery."

It reminds me of a Nova special I saw a few years ago. Apparently a lot of Neanderthal skeletons and skulls showed signs of great trauma. The scientists were baffled at how they suffered all these deep, bone-shattering and bone-scratching injuries. Perhaps they just were hunting big game that was a little too big for them...?

Yeah. Must have been animals. The idea that human beings wiped them out with spears and clubs and arrows just didn't seem to even occur to them.

And... The Trunk Monkey! A compilation for ads for a local car dealer I'd not seen before (though I'm sure Dave has) that are pretty funny.

They advertise that their cars come equipped with a "Trunk Monkey" who can do all sorts of useful things for you.

Thanks to John S, Brett, and Lord Floppington.

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