Woke up, fell out of bed …

So, newspapers are today reporting that, according to genealogists, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor, John Smith, a 17th century pastor.

What silly nonsense. So what if they are? Winston Churchill was descended (on his mother’s side) from Native American ancestry. Of course, people only became suspicious when he swapped his cigar for a peace pipe and had to be dissuaded from attending the war cabinet wearing a feather headdress.

If you go back far enough, you’ll find that we all share the same ancestry. Actually, we’ll all probably find apes and fish near the top of our family trees. The first few generations of humans would have practiced some inbreeding to continue the species. Explains a lot.

Pikaia (at the top of the tree?)


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David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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