22 05 2008

By Jim Mullooly

Student: Hey AnthroGeek, what’s “the missing link”?

AnthroGeek: Historically, this was a “black box”, id est (i.e., “i.e.,”) an over-generalized reference for some sort of primate postulated to bridge the evolutionary gap between anthropoid apes and humans. Although an outdated term, some might use this term to refer to fellow anthropology majors – who have yet to attend a department reception!

Student: Oh, I get it, a joke. real funny, yeah, ha ha