Chicken or Egg

Which came first?  The chicken or the egg? Please note that this is a bit simplified, since it's doubtful that the distinction between a red jungle fowl and a chicken came about in just one generation.  More likely, there were quite a few generations of a long grey area between sorta-a-red-jungle-fowl-sorta-a-chicken before it became obviously the distinct species we now call a chicken.   But, either way, the egg still came first.

Which came first? The chicken or the egg?

Please note that this is a bit simplified, since it’s doubtful that the distinction between a red jungle fowl and a chicken came about in just one generation. More likely, there were quite a few generations of a long grey area between sorta-a-red-jungle-fowl-sorta-a-chicken before it became obviously the distinct species we now call a chicken.  Plus, they think they might have bred them with the grey jungle fowl as well.

Dammit, Jim, I’m an illustrator, not a biologist.

Either way, the egg still came first.

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Stolen Bumper Sticker

Someone pulled a bumper sticker off my car while it was in a parking lot.  How rude!  However, I’m not sure it had the effect that the person intended.

As you may have guessed, it was a political bumper sticker.  Nothing offensive. It was just an old Obama 2008 sticker.

See what you made me buy, Mr. Bumper Sticker Thief?

I can only assume that some conservative Republican pulled it off because they don’t like Obama.  But let’s think about this for a minute.  If you pull a bumper sticker off my car, then I have to replace it.  In the case of an Obama sticker, that means paying Obama’s campaign fund to send me a new one.  Which means that, because of this person’s actions, I just donated five dollars to Obama’s re-election campaign which I otherwise would not have.  I can only speculate that this was not the result that this person was going for.

As a side note, I also had a Darwin fish magnet on my car which they didn’t even touch, which puzzles me.  I always thought that was far more offensive than the Obama one.  After all, the campaign sticker just supports the Democratic candidate.  The Darwin fish insults Creationists.

People are strange.

Flower Painting

Okay, I like this, but it has some logic problems.  No, I’m not talking about the logic problems inherent in an anthropomorphic flower.  This is a children’s illustration.  Anything can have a face and do humanish things.

What I mean is how, really, he (she?) shouldn’t be holding the canvas.  It should be on an easel.  And that thick brush is too thick to produce the detail shown on the canvas.  And where is his paint palette?

Also, the poor thing’s pot is way too small.

So, my question is, does it matter?  Am I being nitpicky, or does that actually make a difference?

Actually, it’s irrelevant.  I can feel my perfectionism kicking in.  I’m going to fix this, regardless of if it really needs it or not.  🙂