Monday, March 15, 2010

Ass backwards

The other night I was watching ABC's Nightline with Martin Bashir. You might remember the disturbing interviews Mr. Bashir conducted years ago with Michael Jackson.

Well, on this night, Martin was reporting on other odd creatures. More specifically, hybrids like Ligers (tigers/lions), Wholphins (whales/dolphins), even mules, which are a cross between a donkey and a horse.

Mules, I found out, cannot reproduce. Which begs the questions, where do mules come from?

Cue the wikipedia.

But this is where it all gets confusing. Mules are the result of inter-species sex between a male donkey and a female horse. While the hinny is the offspring between a male horse and a female donkey. And all male mules, as well as all female mules, are infertile.

I think its a good bet that when our Intelligent Designer was drawing up the plans for the Mule he might have been imbibing on some old grape juice.

Even after reading the material I'm still not clear about the differences between mules and donkeys and hinnies.

But I do know a little something about jackasses. I know it can't be hard for them to reproduce, because there's certainly no shortage of them.

In advertising.


Or politics.

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