Cavemen in Drag?: Cue the Gay Flintstones JokesBy Thomas J. / Saturday, January 1st, 2011
Evidence that drag is one of the oldest art forms.
Scientists in southern Spain unearthed shells used as pigment containers by the Neanderthals — the Flintstones equivalent of a makeup compact. While the Neanderthals were considered to be the less-intelligent subspecies of the homo sapiens (humans), this evidence is a huge scientific discovery suggesting that they were capable of some relative symbolic thought. The Neanderthals have always had a bum rap of being unintelligent, until now.
“This is the first secure evidence for their use of cosmetics. The use of these complex recipes is new. It’s more than body painting,” said the team of scientists.
Before their ultimate extinction around 30,000 years ago, you know there had to be some fierce gay Neanderthals working it out RuPaul style. I’ve always had my suspicion of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble making the bed rock in Bedrock.
Here’s to my surreptitious sexual thoughts as a child.
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