Six In The Morning

1 TRAGEDY AT U OF A A robbery after midnight today has left three dead at the University of Alberta. Information is still sorted out, although some are questioning the effectiveness of the U of A’s communication with its students during and following the incident.

2 AMERICA HAS DREAM Or at least President Obama will be enforcing the DREAM Act via executive action. From Roll Call:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the new policy, effective immediately, will grant the people eligible for the program renewable, deferred action on their immigration status and the ability to apply for work authorization. In a conference call, Napolitano said she was exercising prosecutorial discretion that is already afforded the department. The DREAM Act would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrant children who go to college or join the military, but it has been blocked in Congress.

3 N FOR NEANDERTHAL Scientists say what was previously thought to be human cave paintings might have been made by Neanderthals. Those Neanderthals — just a bunch of forgers and con artists.

4 NBA FINALS GOING ON And the Miami Heat just won Game 2 last night.

5 FOR ALL YOU NERDS Joe Cornish, director of the incredibly entertaining British flick Attack the Block, is set to write and direct a big screen adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. I never made it through the cyber-punk classic, but I feel like Cornish could make all the outlandish elements of that story gel.

6 ALSO FOR THE NERDS Chris Sims at ComicsAlliance has a history of Batman’s most recent villain. Of course, if you aren’t up to date with your comic reading, maybe hold off on reading the piece, as it has a big spoiler at the top.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

3 thoughts on “Six In The Morning”

  1. #3: Neanderthals, or to use their full name, Homo sapiens neandertalensis, were a subspecies; modern humans are Homo sapiens sapiens. When I was an anthropology student, Neanderthals were considered human. I wonder if the use of the term “human” in the article above isn’t the usual journalist dumbing-down of concepts, rather than a complete rendering of what the quoted scientists actually said.

  2. #1 I agree, but aren’t we partially Cro-Magnons?

    I don’t need no stinkin DNA test.

    Isn’t it kind of obvious that, that all people of different races, actually like each other? some times?

    Hey a lonely Neandertal, hooks up with a lonely Cro-Mag…

    there are yer ancestors.

  3. Cro-Magnons were the earliest found H. sapiens sapiens remains in Europe, distinctive from other hominids in having prominent chins. The term “Cro-Magnon” has become obsolete.

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