OK, at ScienceOnline2011 I did a little bit of talking about Neandertals represented in art. So this entry in the NAD files truly pains me.
You see, Britney Spears Watcher picked up that story from last year about how digit ratios predict that Neandertals were oversexed.
Neanderthals may be lampooned as slack-jawed low-brows who could just about wield a heavy club on a good day, but in one important respect they outperformed us: in the number of sex partners.
Well, yes, it is a delicious irony for a blog devoted to Britney Spears to refer to anyone as a "slack-jawed low-brow" with too many sex partners. But that's not what had me concerned. No, it was the accompanying picture:
Dude! They didn't even give him a Ken Bump.
I mean, really -- I know that Britney Spears fans are always looking for quality family-friendly material, but this is just rude. Plus, I think it's sort of obviously one of those times like when they put Oprah's head on Ann-Margret's body.
UPDATE (2011-01-20): Gretchen says it's a Neandertal merkin.
And that, my friends, is Google gold.