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Creepy Monday

davey and goliath

So I had this dream about Mike Huckabee, and the punchline was, “not David and Goliath, Davey and Goliath,” which I woke up thinking was the funniest joke evarrrrr. Then my eyes adjusted and saw that I was lying on a mattress on the floor covered in cats and dustbunnies.

Monday. So very, very Monday.

Anyhow, Davey and Goliath — for all you philthy pherriners — was a stop-action TV program of the ’60s, brought you by the Lutheran church and Art Clokey (of Gumby fame). Yes, it was every bit as fun as it sounds. It ran Sunday mornings, and you watched because…what the hell else you going to watch Sunday morning? Davey and Goliath has to be in my top five Programs I Wouldn’t Want to Watch after Dropping the Brown Acid.

I didn’t realize until I Wiki’d it this morning that the sweet, stupid Davey of the Sixties turned into a major dick in the Seventies: cheating, contaminating a well and “telling a handicapped child to shoot himself for being so ‘dumb’.” I’d love to know how Goliath handled that one.

It’s still running on some religious stations, minus certain episodes. Violence, racial issues…that sort of thing. Yes, we have lived to see the day that Davey and Goliath is too edgy for children.

And speaking of edgy and creepy…a doctor in Australia is under investigation for mutilating and abusing hundreds of women.

Carolyn Dewaegeneire, a patient who broke her silence on a national TV news program last week, was admitted to Pambula Hospital on August 2002 to have a minor lesion removed from her labia.

Before she lost consciousness to a general anesthetic, she said Reeves leaned over and whispered in her ear: “I’m going to take your clitoris, too.”

After the operation she discovered all her external genitalia had been cut off her body. It is alleged Reeves later boasted of removing “all the fun bits” — and said she wouldn’t need them as her husband had died.

He wasn’t struck off for that. He was merely ordered not to practice as an obstetrician. He was struck off for disobeying and working as an obstetrician anyway.

Note to self: swing by the liquor store on the way home.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 25, 2008, 4:58 pm

That pic reminds me of Moral Orel on Adult Swim.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 25, 2008, 5:12 pm

Yup. Davey and Goliath is what they’re spoofing. The Simpsons took a crack at it, too.

 


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 25, 2008, 5:40 pm

I love Davey and Goliath. I remember when we’d watch that and HR Puffinstuff. Good times, good times.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 25, 2008, 6:32 pm

Thanks for the explanation. Things are beginning to make sense.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 25, 2008, 6:51 pm

How can y’all talk about Davey et al when some Aussie is slicing the good bits off the fairer sex’s naughty bits?

I think he’s a prime candidate for … you guessed it … Scientific Experiments.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 25, 2008, 6:55 pm

I must admit, McGoo…that one made me go OW! I tried to forge some sort of thematic connection between Davey and Goliath and the Butcher of Bega (as they called him) but failed in all but the vaguest and most uneasy of ways.

The article did pass along the helpful notion that, if you find yourself in New South Wales with your happy bits excised, best to go to the police. The medical licensing board is useless.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 25, 2008, 6:58 pm

Well, NSW is off my travel itinerary!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:06 pm

Go to New South Wales?
Leave your clitoris at home!
It’s not travel-safe.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:10 pm

Have you read “Lamb” yet. Weaz. You really, really, really need to read this.

Biff (Christ’s childhood friend and the main character) asks an angel if he can see the angel’s naughty bits. The angel replies, “I didn’t bring it with me.”

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:11 pm

Have that mole remov’d?
I don’t think so, butcher-man!
My parts are just fine.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:12 pm

I’ve been off fiction for years. I’m hoping in my new life, book-reading will be an item again.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:28 pm

I understand. My fiction reading has dwindled in recent years: no new plots. But Lamb is different…

I hope there is a decent bookstore near the Badger Estate.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:40 pm

Today’s fun fact: Lord of Culpin’s Wine.

The order of the wines served by the Lord of Culpin, according to a letter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge to his wife in 1798:
1. Claret. 2. Madeira. 3. Port. 4. Frontiniac. 5. A Spanish Wine (‘I have forgot the name’). 6. Old Hock. 7. Mountain. 8. Champaign. 9. Old Hock again. 10. Punch

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:44 pm

Okay, so why isn’t the butcher dude in prison or rotten dead somewhere from someone’s husbands wrath, where he can’t keep pretending to be a doctor?

 


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:53 pm

Before she lost consciousness to a general anesthetic, she said Reeves leaned over and whispered in her ear: “I’m going to take your clitoris, too.”

Holy crap! How did I miss this? I was so excited to see Davey and Goliath I missed it.

What he whispered in her ear is the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. That is the stuff horror movies are made of.
And if that happened to me that bastard would be walking with a limp.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 25, 2008, 7:56 pm

Duh. It’s Australia. Land Where They’re Too Busy Partying Half-Naked In Famous Sunglasses. (Thank you, Greg Gutfeld, for keeping this on the top of our minds.)

That reminds me: Your Grace, I submit the following questions to further annoy Your Grace and Lord Badger:
1. Do you watch Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld? If so, what do you think about it?
2. Has Lord Badger heard of Kevin Godlington? (He appears often on the aforementioned show. He’s a British former soldier.) What does Lord Badger think of this chap and/or the show if he watches it?

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 25, 2008, 8:01 pm

And if that happened to me that bastard would be walking with a limp.

In my culture, if the family decided to side with the girl/woman, he would be walking with a limp. In Hell.

It can be scary how protective we barbarians can be of our women.

Mom rarely goes anywhere without a male escort: whether I or my father. Not because she’s old-fashioned. She wants there to be someone to hold her shopping bags and to beat the snot out of anyone who dares offend her. And we would too. (However, er, she can hold her own too. She’s a force to be reckoned with. I clearly remember when we were in Pakistan and water tankers were quite bad about stopping by our house, my mother told our driver to go to the local water-refilling place, where the tankers are, and while we kids and driver were in the car, she got out and gave a good scolding to the people there. It was scary: my short Mom surrounded by these not-very-cultured or well-mannered scruffy men. Oh, how she lashed them with her tongue! A water tanker appeared at our house half an hour later.)

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 25, 2008, 9:09 pm

Sorry, Muslihoon, never heard of Godlington.

Then again, I am famously ‘out of the loop’.

Mind you – 1975! As The Weasel once famously remarked: ‘I’ve got socks older than that’.

She has, too!

 


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: February 25, 2008, 10:47 pm

*shudders*

I wonder if that guy gave off creepy-vibes.

 


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 26, 2008, 2:16 am

For some reason the whole thing reminds me of those people that go under the knife, but for some reason the sleepy part of their anesthesia doesn’t work, but the paralyzed part does so they undergo their operation feeling everything, but can’t move to say anything about it. Can you say run-on sentence? Anhoo, that’s a creepy thought right there.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2008, 5:23 am

graeme reeves butcher of bega

Bit of a Colonel Sanders thing going on, no? Plenty more on Google News about the bad doctor. Victim count: maybe 500, though only one death has come to light so far.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 26, 2008, 1:21 pm

It’s so quiet.

Too quiet…

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 26, 2008, 1:43 pm

I agree. I refresh, oh, every three minutes and no one’s commenting.

The British can be quite ingenuous with their words. On the colour white, my calendar says “the colour of an insignificant tarradiddle”. Tarradiddle? Had to look it up. In other words, fib.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2008, 2:00 pm

I know, I know. I keep rubbing two braincells together hoping for a spark. I think my kindling is damp.

Hey, Bubbah Clinton’s going to be here Thursday. The missus was here Sunday. Rhode Island never gets this much action.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 26, 2008, 2:07 pm

Victim count: maybe 500,

500? It took 500 mutilated wimmin bits before this came to light? If someone snipped parts off of me that I did not sign off on, I would not have only gone to the medical board…I would have gotten a lawyer and brought in the cops.
There needs to be a complete overhaul of the medical protocol if hundreds of cases of this abuse by ONE guy kept happening under their watch. There needs to be a lot of firings and suings. This is what we get to look forward to under the Obama’s lefty messiah school of affirmative action healthcare system.
No wonder they want to take our guns.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 26, 2008, 2:10 pm

Hey, Bubbah Clinton’s going to be here Thursday.

Can you show up with a poster of Monica with some kind of LOL cheezburger slogan?

 


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 26, 2008, 2:26 pm

Something about the words naughty bits and Clinton in the same thread make my tummy hurt.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 26, 2008, 2:43 pm

I was just thinking Weaz should go just to let us know if he’s a charismatic as everyone says. But I’m not sure he’s worth the wasted drinkin’ minutes either.

Take a sign that says sweasel.com with the “weasel” highlighted.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 26, 2008, 2:47 pm

Oh – Weaz,

It’s a slow day all over the Net today. No one’s got anything. Today is a waste of minutes. Even Pravda and Science daily suck. NASA – zilch. Reuters – nada.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 26, 2008, 3:00 pm

Pravda?

I see. And for how long have you been working for the proletarian revolution, McGoo?

I bet Pravda is more reliable than NYT, though.

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: February 26, 2008, 3:03 pm

Erie Pennsylvania?

http://www.comics.com/comics/lilabner/archive/lilabner-20551028.html

 


Comment from Bill
Time: February 26, 2008, 3:08 pm

Something about the words naughty bits and Clinton in the same thread make my tummy hurt.

*Ears perk up, naughty bits go ‘en pointe’*

Come here sugar, I want to feel your pain.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2008, 3:12 pm

Oh, Musli…if you don’t check in on Pravda every once in a while, you really should. Now that Weekly World News is gone, Pravda is the only joy in town.

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: February 26, 2008, 3:40 pm

Lenin’s Body may finally be taken out of Lenin’s Tomb.
http://english.pravda.ru/russia/history/22-02-2008/104195-lenin-0
I’ve been there and seen it. It’s creepy. Russian couples used to go there on their wedding day. A bad omen for a happy marriage, I’d have thought.

Note the juxtaposition of the picture of Lenin with the picture of the world’s sexist celebrity immediately below. She looks like she’s given her all in attempting to revive the poor man -and if the attempt failed, it wasn’t her fault.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 26, 2008, 3:44 pm

“There will be Lenin’s tomb on the cemetery as well,” said Russian painter and project leader Sergei Goriaev in an interview with Zhizn newspaper.

*giggle*

“Zhizn” means “life” in Russian.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 26, 2008, 4:00 pm

You’re so right, Your Grace! Pravda is so bizarre! It’s just like you said.

Something for the guys (although probably better at Ace’s): Call Nerd Girls.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2008, 4:08 pm

If you follow it for a while, you’ll be blown away by how relentlessly anti-American it is. I don’t mean against America…I mean if you believed a word of it, you would think the US is perpetually on the verge of complete collapse.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 26, 2008, 4:49 pm

Oh, yes, Pravda is an unending source of idiocy. I especially like the complete-bullshit science articles – like the “giant crystal in the center of the earth” one, or the many UFO articles.

The only problem with Pravda is that they can’t come up with a lot of new horseshit on a daily basis. Typical Russian inefficiency. The update rate is slower than The Onion.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 26, 2008, 5:00 pm

I mean if you believed a word of it, you would think the US is perpetually on the verge of complete collapse.

Like them saying that the iPod will save the American economy. A complete lie.

We all know what will save the American economy is the Nintendo Wii.

 

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