Are humans just mutant animals?

Have you ever wondered what animals think of humans?  We take it for granted that we are many times more intelligent than our pets, but what do they think about us?  Your dog might think you’re a mutant with super powers.  You can do things that transcend his understanding.  Imagine it from his perspective…

Now some scientists think that we may have super powers compared to other animals, that humans are mutants and a “copyediting error” in the brain is what separates us from other animals.  To that I say, “WHATEVER”.  God designed us this way.  Although even if you believe in evolution, does that account for mutants with super powers?  If so, I wasn’t taught that in school.  Science and biology classes would’ve been a lot more interesting if we’d talked about how to get super powers.

It’s impossible to know how an animal would think of all this.  Although it’s probably safe to say that if you were born a cat instead of a human, you wouldn’t be thinking about these things, nor would you even be aware that such a discussion could exist.  Your life would center around eating, sleeping, and playing.  Although I reckon that’s what a lot of humans focus on, not making much use of our superior intellect.  To each their own.  Actually, on second thought, eating a big mound of nachos and taking a nap sounds pretty good right now, super powers or not.

Occupy Denver elected dog as leader

If he could wield a lightsaber, maybe...

For a while the “occupy” movement was getting a lot of attention, with people camping out in city parks and such.  I figure there are valid points to be made, but some of them are hard to take seriously.  For example, the Occupy Denver movement elected a Border Collie to be its leader.  The dog’s owner was inspired to do this by a speech from Michael Moore.

That’s all I know about the story, and I’m not sure it’s worth the effort to know more.  I don’t know that more details would make it more intelligible…

I just don’t get it.  Is that supposed to make some statement?  What kind of message are they giving?  Are they begging for handouts / treats?

caption contest, dog in Superman costume

Like clockwork, here’s this week’s caption contest.   (Actually, since it’s later than normal, the clock might be broken.)   This time the photo is of a person walking their dog, which is wearing a Superman costume.   It’s up to you to write something funny to go with this picture.  You can write from the owner’s perspective, the dog’s point-of-view, anyone watching, or even just general commentary or jokes or puns.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

caption contest, man and dog begging

Well, if it isn’t time for another caption contest!  We haven’t even exhausted the last one yet, but surely some of you can handle two at a time, right?  Anyway, this week’s photo is of a man and a dog begging for food.  Why do you suppose they’re begging?  What might they be thinking?  What might a passerby think?  Or what kind of joke can you make about it?

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)