Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Alas, No Bigfoot

You may recall that last week a couple of guys in Georgia (NOT the one that got invaded) held a news conference to announce that they had found the body of a Bigfoot. Of course, they conveniently failed to actually bring the body with them, claiming it was being kept in a freezer for safekeeping.

DNA tests on supposed Bigfoot samples furnished by the Georgia men have proven their claim to be a hoax. According to a scientist at the University of Minnesota who ran the tests, some of the DNA was from a human, and some of it was from an opossum. Skeptics have seized on this to denounce the claim as nothing more than another hoax.

Personally, I'm not sure. Since the existence of Bigfoot remains in dispute, how would we even recognize its DNA should we ever encounter a genuine sample? For that matter, how can we say with any certainty that Bigfoot is NOT, in fact, what you get when a human mates with a opossum? Heck, that's just the sort of thing that happens in the south all the time. Seriously, have you seen Deliverance? Is it a coincidence that the movie was set in Georgia?

It would also explain why there are so many Republicans in the south.

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