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Goose Xing

A village near us is famous for this: its flock of town geese. The picture is from Twitter. The occasion is the policeman erecting the ’20 MPH’ sign in the background, for protecting of the geese.

I don’t know if one has ever been hit by a car, but I do wonder about the fox. Hm. Must ask someone I know in the village where they go at night.

Every time we drive through, the flock is milling around the green happily. Always about the same number. I wonder if they ever import stock to strengthen the bloodline?

I’ve posted about them before. During the village fete, the goosemaster borrows one for Goose Shit Bingo.

Coronavirus update: cases jumped by almost 4,000 yesterday. Total 24,631 today, of which 24,405 in Mainland China. This is very peculiar. From rumor and leaks, the damn thing seems very contagious where it’s hot, but it has hardly spread at all elsewhere. This argues for a longer asymptomatic time (very not good) or an Asian racial vulnerability (less not good, for us non-Asians, anyway).


Comment from Mitchell
Time: February 5, 2020, 8:53 pm

Problem is that you can’t trust anything the Chinese say about Kung Flu.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: February 5, 2020, 9:22 pm

20 miles per hour? I thought that they did kilometers over there.

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 5, 2020, 10:45 pm

What a couple of weeks. Brexit. And now acquittal.

Let freedom ring.

Comment from Pupster
Time: February 5, 2020, 11:33 pm

I’m of the opinion that the Kung Flu is more easily spread by the horrific overcrowding, poor hygiene, and 3rd world septic systems more than a targeted Asian gene.

Canada knows how to treat their geese.


Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 5, 2020, 11:33 pm

Dead Pool has a winnah! Kirk Douglas est mort at 103

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: February 5, 2020, 11:52 pm

No, Rimrock, no one picked him this round. I just checked.

Of all the times he got listed (117/127) this *wasn’t one of them*.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: February 5, 2020, 11:58 pm

Better check again. I won dick! I won dick! I …. uh ..

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 6, 2020, 12:49 am

Jeff Weimer, I believe you were looking in DP127:GOGOGOGOGO! in which Kirk had, indeed, not been picked.

The CURRENT round is DP128: Inktober edition. The Neon Madman has Won The Dick. Congrats!

Comment from Mitch
Time: February 6, 2020, 5:59 am

Kirk Douglas – the last of breed, no? I was always fascinated by the hole in his chin.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 6, 2020, 10:13 am

TNM – nope, we invented feet and inches and have hung onto them. The Aussies (trying really, really hard to be be Continental and sophisticated) went metric, but this is one battle we won.

That said, the same malign forces that made us decimalise the currency, adopt Centigrade and would (had they had the opportunity) no doubt have had us all speaking ‘Fronch’ are just waiting for the opportunity and seize any chance to use ‘metres’ when they are on TV and describing how far away something is. A guillotine for example…

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 6, 2020, 1:20 pm

Remember it was a flock of Geese that saved what was left of Rome from a rampaging bunch of Gauls.

Well, one time.

Not the other times.

Comment from Pupster
Time: February 6, 2020, 7:46 pm

Wait, wait wait wait. Y’all use inches, feet and miles for distance, liters for gas, um sorry petrol, and centigrade for temperature?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 6, 2020, 9:10 pm

It’s a mess, Pups. It’s all over the place 🙁

Comment from Pupster
Time: February 7, 2020, 8:56 pm

I forgot about pounds for money and stone for weight.

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