"Some of you kids get out there and
help your mother with the groceries."
from July/August 1987
A woman’s work is never done.
"One invented the wheel, the other the toll."
from January/February 2000
Good to know capitalism was alive and well among Neanderthals.
"Whatever it is you’re making, Dad, may I use it tonight?"
from September/October 2009
Some behavior goes back further than we thought.
"He handles all our shredding."
from November/December 2008
Shredding used to be hard work like, say, bringing in the groceries.
"Don’t do it. I killed one two years ago,
and I’ve been eating the leftovers ever since."
from March/April 1999
“Aw, Mom! Woolly mammoth again?
"How can you flunk history? It’s only one page."
from March/April 2011
At least after a couple of millennia, it’s getting easier to pull this excuse off.
"I’m looking for someone who’s . . . well, more evolved."
from September/October 2003
Aren’t we all?