Evolution is not picky about direction

Running sushi. I’m not sure about that one. Does that make it a sad thing that the human race is headed for extinction, or a happy thing? Some things, like digital photography, are clear. Happy thing. Good riddance, you think. Excellent idea: colorful light to distract them and then one day, poof, no artefacts. Other things, such as certain music involving the cello or harp you think, aw too bad. Bach, for example. Handel with the two dots over the A. Certain AC/DC tunes. Bone saws that shut off automatically before they slice into the brain.
But running sushi confounds me.
We were at the running sushi place recently. They had a new maki going around. It was square and rather intricate, but all it was was seaweed, rice and a little fake crab in the middle. I only had about ten of those.
We were there so long that they finally shut off the conveyor belts and it was simply “sushi”.
We’re often like that, the last ones to leave a party.
Maybe it’ll be like that when the human race finally goes extinct. Me and my family wandering around going, “look at all these digital cameras. The Panasonics even still have a charge.” Gamma could wander through supermarkets gathering all the pop music fan magazines she wanted. Alpha could finally get that carport. Beta would be going, “well, that virus was a little more virulent than I meant it to be…”.
The sky is grey and cloudy. It looks like smoke over my neighbors’ houses.
Not really. It looks like clouds. Lots of clouds.
Imagine playing checkers with Bj

9 responses to “Evolution is not picky about direction

  1. TH

    Was that the running sushi place in your hometown? My ladies were there recently and said it was good and inexpensive.

    I so need to get there sometime.

  2. mig

    It was the running sushi place nearest to my house, yeah. They also have a Chinese buffet that the running sushi price entitles you to; buffet alone is slightly cheaper. Lunch is quite a bit cheaper than dinner.

  3. bauke

    Beta would be going, “well, that virus was a little more virulent than I meant it to be…”.

    Heh. I see a place of employment at EVCO in her future…

  4. Happy Birthday Mig! And keep on dreaming up stuff like that, your sense of humour makes my day.

  5. Happy Birthday Mig! And keep on dreaming up stuff like that, your sense of humour makes my day.

  6. Jann

    When we see “clouds” over our neighbors’ houses here in the greater Los Angeles area, it frequently is smoke, from the brush fires, made much worse this year by the lack of rain, very likely from the global warming/climate change thing…have we actually managed to wreck our still partially beautiful planet?

    Happy Birthday, mig; I hope you get your digital camera, and I, also, like your sense of humor.

  7. Erin

    Happy Birthday big brother. I guess I like your sense of humor too.

  8. cj

    Happy Birthday!
    Moleskin cahier pocket plain notebook… I have it on good authority that they’re good for sketching, fit in your pocket, and survive drops from distance much better than a camera without losing focus. Use it as a backup for the new camera! Sorry to hear about your worms.

  9. k

    happy birthday a day late!

    (and i really love the last paragraph a lot)