December 29, 2008

The Howdy Doody caveman.

Neanderthals had red hair and freckles. (Maybe.)

(Can somebody Photoshop an image?)

ADDED: Combine:



Ah, there's this:



ADDED: 2 images, from Palladian and Lordsomber, respectively:



I love the complete contrast in mood.

28 comments:

Trooper York said...

Obviously you never met Ron Howard's brother.

JohnAnnArbor said...

"GEICO.com: So easy,..."

Meade said...

"(Can somebody Photoshop an image?)"

Come on Palladian, my man, now is your chance to show her a little bit of that complicated love you have for her. Else Chip will beat you to it. And I can assure you, Chip's love is predictably unencumbered, simple, and easy.

chickenlittle said...

I love the pensive caveman--it's like he knew all along.

Bender said...

Well, if they had Gingervitis, it is no wonder why they died out -- inherently evil, having no souls, and unable to walk around during the day. Of course, apparently there were a few Daywalkers, since a few have survived to the present day.

heywoot said...

"Neanderthals had red hair and freckles."

They still do.

wgh said...

No need to Photoshop when
this is disturbingly available in real life.

HelenParr said...

Mitch Vogel.

Palladian said...

Is that first guy the Neanderthal Jack Benny?

Henry said...

No photoshop, but here's a haiku:

Alas Le Penseur,
red headed neanderthal,
it sucks to be dead.

chickenlittle said...

He looks more like Rhodon's "The Thinker"

rhodos = red
get it?

Bissage said...

No photoshop but here's a limerick:

There once was a caveman named Doody
Had red hair and freckles all rooty
Said I gots me a club
And I just ate some grub
Now it’s time to go gets me some booty.

chickenlittle said...

Now it’s time to go gets me some booty.

yeah, wonna da butt sistas

(optional musical link)

EDH said...

I think Trooper York was on to something with his reference to Ron Howard's brother Clint Howard.

Like to see a "childhood" photo?

Have some Tranya!

cardeblu said...

I think the Neanderthal kid looks more like a not-too-distant ancestor of Rupert Grint, aka Ron Weasley.

Michael said...

Speaking of Howdy Doody...

Even an emerging crisis in the Middle East, one he pledged to resolve just 13 months ago, has not drawn President George W. Bush from his final vacation before leaving office. Despite his personal pledge at Annapolis last year to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinians before 2009, this weekend Bush sent his spokesmen to comment in his stead.

Since departing Washington for Crawford on Friday, President Bush has made no attempt to be seen in public. In fact, he has yet to leave his ranch.

Bissage said...

Excellent link, chickenlittle.

Truly excellent.

** stands up and kicks chair away from desk **

** gets all funky **

mariam said...

@ Michael: Are you secretly Spike Lee? Surely no one here will tell anyone.

I feel like in the pre-reading for my job in a department of hair chemistry I had to read something about how hair developed on the heads to protect the new less tree-ensconced standers. Maybe the light sensitive ginger neanderthals were a necessary variation, just like apes baldening too far.

http://www.entertonement.com/clips/54025/Hair-Club-President

Matt Eckert said...

Michael always hated Howdy Doody because it reminds him of what everyone says when he shows up: Hello shithead.

heywoot said...

Mr. Eckert - I must admit that comment made me laugh. I was about to leave a "go away troll" blast, but you handled the Michael intrusion in a much more clever way. Thank you.

mcg said...

Well, Matt's half right. With Michael nobody bothers with "Hello".

mcg said...

But on topic, no wonder the Neanderthals went extinct. Everyone knows gingers get an unfair share of bullying, so if an entire species is stuck with it, damn!

Chip Ahoy said...

I have wondered why we think of Neanderthal as having gone 100% extinct. Is it not possible their genes have become mixed as per Jean Auel? It seems to me she had it about right. I see a few Neanderthal types, just say'n.

My take on Howdy Neanderthal.

TitusLastofTheFamousInternationalPlayboys said...

That Picture of Carrot Top is frightening.

He is gross...and he shaves his queave.

Meade said...

Palladian, you are the man! man.

Chip Ahoy said...

This is fun.
NeanderCynthiaMckinneythal.

Chip Ahoy said...

Neanderthal, I just can't quichew.

Neandergingerthal

George said...

the howdy doody song is going to be with me all day now-

"Buffalo Bob: Say kids, what time is it?
Kids: It's Howdy Doody Time!

It's Howdy Doody Time.
It's Howdy Doody Time.
Bob Smith and Howdy Do
Say Howdy Do to you.
Let's give a rousing cheer,
Cause Howdy Doody's here,
It's time to start the show,
So kids let's go!"

and of course, there was the peanut gallery-

and clarabell (bob keeshan at first)-

http://www.tvparty.com/50howdy.html