I knew it was all about the sauce.

Drunkenness, hangovers, and debauchery tend to come to mind when one thinks about alcohol and its effects. But could alcohol also have been a catalyst for human civilization?

According to archaeologist Patrick McGovern this may have been the case when early man decided to start farming. Why humans turned from hunting and gathering to agriculture could be the result of our ancestors’ simple urge for alcoholic beverages.

“Alcohol provided the initial motivation,” said McGovern, a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. “Then it got going the engine of society.”
Read the rest: www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology…

And here is a joke. Because sometimes we just really need one.

From: Mr. Bill
Subject: How do you know when love fades?

A man was sitting on the sofa watching TV when he heard his wife’s voice from the kitchen. “What would you like for dinner, Love? Chicken, beef or lamb?”

He said, “Thank you, I’ll have chicken.”

She said, “Fuck You. You’re having soup. I was talking to the cat.”

Thanks to Mr. Bill for that one. Made me laugh out loud in the law library when I read his email. I always get a kick out of those moments when I lose it and people stare at the square old guy with kids who studies by himself. They have no idea…

More of Mr. Bill at Bills Bike n Breakfast, Linden, TX.

Charlie Brooker – How To Report The News
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And now, the link dump:
Now, this is how you put on jeans (Barely SFW)
Indy Custom Cornhole
Did this band rip the DC logo?
The Bud Light clothing drive

Paris-Nice Cometh:
Paris-Nice 2010: The Big Preview
AFLD to snub UCI at Paris-Nice
Paris-Nice serves up a treat
Weekend Preview – Murcia, West Flanders, L’Eroica, and the Race to the Sun

I’m going to be, of all places, in Texas next week. Del Rio, Texas. I look forward to doing a whole lot of nothing. I, of course, will have to bring school work with me. As they say, the river never stops flowing.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

16 thoughts on “I knew it was all about the sauce.

  1. Texas. >shudder< Moms lives there, but I refuse to visit. Too much redneck in the air; I'd get arrested for some stupid shit.

  2. Texas >shudders<

    Moms lives there and I refuse to visit her. we make her come to SF for family shit. I'd probably get arrested for saying something there. Too much redneck in the air.

  3. BJ – Have you heard of Terrance McKenna? He has a similar theory that has to do with mankind consuming the magic mushroom. The mushroom experience was a catalyst for a variety intellectual accelerations that fast forwarded “culture”. Having eaten my share, I can really go with Terrance’s theory. I can believe McGovern’s work too. Really interesting stuff. Do we love our drug experiences or what?

  4. Don’t you be crossing that border, big jonny!! Wish I could come to Del Rio for a ride.

  5. Yeah Aaron, I remember the magic mushrooms of Palenque well, a real nice trip to the waterfalls, oh yeah, good memories

  6. That band may in fact stolen the DC logo, but I can’t really complain to much about them using it because when push comes to shove, they are in fact metal. So therefore I think it is OK.

  7. Del Rio is about 3 hours south of here. Seminole Canyon State Park is near there, has some bike trails. I haven’t been since college, it was safer to cross the border then. We’d go to Lake Amistad, do some cliff jumping/diving, then head to Mexico, hang out, have some beers. Good times.

  8. “Be civilized. Have a beer.” If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it before.

    That’s all I have to say about that.

  9. The border isn’t anywhere near as bad as it’s made out to be. The big problems on the border are in Nuevo Laredo and Ciudad Juarez, and even those are mostly the cartels targeting Mexican nationals and their families in the US. Gringos are fairly safe. Ciudad Acuna isn’t bad. Just don’t get stupid drunk late at night while in Mexico, which could be said about anywhere. You are at higher risk walking through parts of Houston, New Orleans, LA, NYC, DC… etc.

    Seminole Canyon is cool, but the best pictographs are only accessible by boat. I don’t know about their mtb trails other than it being short. There’s also the Devils River State Natural Area, not too far from Del Rio. Camp Eagle is in Rock Springs. I don’t know what their public access rules are. They have a race in the fall as part of the state series.

  10. Well Judi, one should approach something like shrooms with a clear conscience. Like don’t open the door if you don’t want to see the mess, or don’t ask the question if you…

  11. Shrooms are like turning trippy/giggly up to 11…

    And yes, don’t do psychedelics unless you are o.k. with uncomfortable answers. If you are afraid of the answer, don’t ask the question…

  12. Uncomfortable answers indeed! We’re talkin gut wrenching moments of self-realization here.

  13. speaking of hallucinogens…did anyone catch the guy waving torches and screaming from on top one of the rocks on friday night before 24 hours in the old pueblo? some of that shit didn’t make any sense, but it was hilarious. and he was telling people to come and get naked and eat brownies with him.

    pretty sure part of his dialogue actually made it in that video dirty biker posted when the guy says, “this is not a bike race. it’s an expeeeerience!”