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This adorable feller is a dormouse. They’re known for hibernating six months of the year and being painfully cute. The photo was used on Facebook to promotee the Sussex Wildlife Trust, though it’s the typical FB bait-and-switch where you click the picture and you don’t actually get a bigger version of the same picture. It’s credited to Terry Whittaker/2020VISION (I think. It’s hard to read).

But the actual article I’m linking to is a crowdfunding campaign called The Vagina Museum needs your help to open

Set to be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum, (the first and only registered charity in the UK with vagina in its title) is positioned to open in Camden Market in November 2019. But to make this great (and time sensitive) opportunity a reality, we need your help to do it! We have launched a crowdfunder to achieve this.

Then they go on a long tirade about how health is endangered when women are embarrassed to say “vagina” — but I’m pretty sure most people would be embarrassed to say penis or testicle in the same setting and it isn’t causing millions of men to drop dead of dick cancer.

Anyway. There you go. Toss ’em some change if you want to see this happen. Or, better yet, look at that adorable dormouse.


Comment from iamfelix
Time: April 23, 2019, 11:25 pm

A.A. Milne

What shall I call
My dear little dormouse?
His eyes are small,
But his tail is e-nor-mouse.

I sometimes call him Terrible John,
‘Cos his tail goes on –
And on –
And on.
And I sometimes call him Terrible Jack,
‘Cos his tail goes on to the end of his back.
And I sometimes call him Terrible James,
‘Cos he says he likes me calling him names…

But I think I shall call him Jim,
‘Cos I am fond of him.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 24, 2019, 12:23 am

will I go to hell or worse if I ask if they’re going to feature a certain operation prevalent in certain parts of the world on the certain organ that the only registered charity in the UK uses as part of their name?

Or am I just not in a good mood and it shows?

So let’s just look at the cute little dormouse. Isn’t that the creature in the teapot at Alice’s Tea Party?

Would you like a little more tea?
But I haven’t had any yet so I can’t very well take more.

Comment from drew458
Time: April 24, 2019, 12:54 am

huh, I always thought it was door-mouse. I don’t know if I’ve sever seen one, but I have seen a field-mouse, who is just as cute.

See? I got through the entire comment without making any snarky remarks about the Vag-useum. Maybe because if useum one, useum all?

Comment from OldFert
Time: April 24, 2019, 1:04 am

What is it with some women and their obsession with certain of their body parts?

Some day maybe guys will dance around in male organ costumes (other than in parades in San Francisco). Guys who do/would are just as whack as these “ladies.”

Why not cover everyone and just call it the International Crotch Museum.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 24, 2019, 1:27 pm

A dormouse hibernates six months of the year??? No wonder Lewis Carroll had him be such a sleepyhead in the mad tea party scene in Alice. You have to wonder what evolutionary benefit being out of the “mouse race” half the year would confer, though. It must have conferred something, or the dormouse would be extinct.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 24, 2019, 3:57 pm

Apologies in advance; I simply could not resist this.

It may be the only but perhaps not the first charity with “vagina” or equivalent in its name. According to Wikipedia:

North Lincolnshire Museum (formerly known as Scunthorpe Museum) is a local museum in the town of Scunthorpe, north Lincolnshire, England.

I imagine they changed the name because web searches had all the results filtered into the pr0n bucket.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 24, 2019, 7:24 pm

The big question is – what monument or museum will be built to the “third Gender” (now being demanded by leading Equus Africanus Asinus party candidates) and which body part will be this third gender symbol?

This raving lunatic madness has, however, given me a new goal in life.

I now am determined to live until SANITY returns.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 24, 2019, 8:25 pm

and then there’s the warning not to put garlic in places because it’s “the perfect area” for killer botulism bacteria to grow.



I’m really not sure which of all this is the weirdest part, but I am compelled to bring all of it to your attention.

Dormouse. Should have stuck with Dormouse.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 24, 2019, 8:54 pm

Uncle Al, in the early days of the internet, poor old Scunthorpe famously stopped getting their mail for a while because of a rogue pr0n filter.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 25, 2019, 8:35 pm

I started with dormouse, but then my corrupt thoughts led me to think of titmouse (yes, a bird). But then I wondered: might some loopy zoologist/naturefarian have named something a vaginamouse? Behold! My search yielded this:


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