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Osama bin Laden in a cowboy hat

Because that happened, apparently.

I sometimes wonder if bin Laden — squatting in front of the TV in his dusty compound surrounded by quarreling wives — would do it all again, just so. That can’t have been the outcome he was hoping for.

Me, I’ve just come home from helping to create another chicken lady. The woman next door has given her chooks to the woman four doors down, and I went to assist the settling in. All went smoothly.

We’re taking over, we sisterhood of chicken ladies, and there’s not much you can do but sit back and b’GAK.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: July 8, 2013, 11:00 pm

Apparently the cowboy hat didn’t work. He should have been wearing a ‘hoodie’, and a Guy Fawkes mask.

Comment from SusanG.
Time: July 9, 2013, 12:08 am

I hope you know that chickens are a gateway livestock.
The Hazards of Backyard Hens

Comment from AliceH
Time: July 9, 2013, 12:30 am

Funny video, SusanG.

Comment from kilroy182
Time: July 9, 2013, 12:59 am

Cluck cluck, cluck cluck. All hail our new Chicken overlords! May their reign be long and just. And here I was worried it would be the robots.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: July 9, 2013, 1:07 am

…” the guards wife MaryAnn”? Like on Gilligans Island? What was she doing hanging around with those guys? Where was Ginger?

But yeah, it was so great of Obama to let the Doctor get arrested and sent to prison. Great message to send to anyone else wanting to help the US.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: July 9, 2013, 1:18 am

Just been reading a bit of light poetry.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 9, 2013, 2:29 am

This p-shop would make for excellent target practice.

Comment from Davem123
Time: July 9, 2013, 2:56 am

One L in Marshal, Stoatie. You should know better.

Too bad the worthless bastard couldn’t have met a more classic western end. Trampled to death by a herd of cattle, strung up from a water tower by a lynch mob, tortured to death by a group of squaws, etc. Then again, having his brains blown out by a SEAL works for me too. As long as he saw it coming.

Comment from Bob
Time: July 9, 2013, 3:49 am

You should all put giant metal chickens in your front yards.

Comment from Deborah
Time: July 9, 2013, 3:57 am

Yeah! Like Beyonce the Chicken 🙂

(though I think Beyonce the Chicken has appeared at the Weasel Times & Stoat Intelligencer before)

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: July 9, 2013, 4:51 am

I am not so sure I would be enthusiastic if I were a chicken farmer, and a weasel said she wanted to help comfort the chickens.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 9, 2013, 11:01 am

Geez, Dave, you’re right.

Comment from Oceania
Time: July 9, 2013, 11:28 am

The real Osama died in 2002 .. renal failure.

All the rest is media hog-wash.

Comment from mojo
Time: July 9, 2013, 3:35 pm

Supposedly, Dillon was a US Marshal, but he spent ALL his time (well, except for vacay, mebbe) in Dodge City, Kansas.

Right. And Miss Kitty was a virgin.

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: July 9, 2013, 5:21 pm

I just want to know if he was wearing his cowboy hat when he got his speeding ticket in Pakistan. (Cowboy hats do seem to make their wearers press down a little harder on that pickup-truck gas pedal…)

Comment from acat
Time: July 9, 2013, 6:39 pm

Okay, serious question. How hard are chickens? I mean in terms of social interaction, how do they stack up to toddlers, or dogs, or elderly relative?

Mrs. Cat has decided she wants to become a chicken lady, which is all well and good but as a telecommuter, I know I’m gonna get sucked into the work.. what am I in for ?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 9, 2013, 7:09 pm

I cannot recommend Pekin bantams enough. They have bags of personality, they’re beautiful, they’re much less destructive than the big birds and they make comparatively tiny shits. Much easier to clean up after. Not the greatest layers in the world, but their tiny eggs are almost all yolk. Crack one into a bowl with a full-size hen’s egg and you can’t tell the yolks apart. So, delicious.

You need to clean out their run and house periodically. Less often when it’s dry, more when it’s wet. Food is cheap. Predators can be a heartache, depending on where you are.

I’m not sure they always call them Pekin bantams in the States. At any rate, it’s the bantams with the feathery feet and spherical tail feathers.

Comment from mojo
Time: July 9, 2013, 7:23 pm

Wikipedia: grain of salt

“The first Pekins are alleged to have been looted from the private collection of the Emperor of China at Peking (former name of Beijing) towards the end of the Opium Wars around 1860. However, some sources suggest that a consignment of birds from China around 1835 were given to Queen Victoria, assuming the name of ‘Shanghais’ and that these birds were bred with further imports and were developed into the breed we know today as Pekin Bantams.”

Comment from AliceH
Time: July 9, 2013, 7:27 pm

Per wikipedia:

They are known in America and Canada as Cochins. This is the subject of some debate within the pekin/cochin breeders community.

Made me giggle.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: July 9, 2013, 8:04 pm



Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 9, 2013, 10:11 pm

Americans are used to seeing manifestations for fun of exotic cultures here.

It’s a bit hard for us to get our heads around the idea that American culture can be exotic fun for foreigners. E.g. an Arab in a cowboy hat.

Comment from Oceania
Time: July 10, 2013, 12:37 am

Americans have culture?
That’s the funniest statement I’ve heard in a while!

Comment from Nina
Time: July 10, 2013, 4:01 am

My dear old mum always called small men with big man delusions banty rosters.

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