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Merry Christmas!

Sandy Claws brought me one of these. Ever since my old office chair went to bits, I’ve been using a hard wooden dining chair at the computer. Elderly butts do not like this.

Ahhh…that’s better.

We are now post-presents but pre-Christmas dinner. We eat ours late.

The turkey is the largest we’ve ever had and there’s some trepidation about getting it into our usual roasting pan, not to mention the oven. It must have been a very peculiar-looking bird in life – its breast is disproportionately huge and its legs rather small.

We’ve had an excellent Christmas and we hope you have, too. We’re hoping to stretch the Christmas mellow across the weekend.

See you Monday!







Comment from Teej
Time: December 25, 2020, 8:15 pm

Merry Christmas Stoaty and Uncle B.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 25, 2020, 8:18 pm

The Nashville story is weird. I still have family there, but opposite side of town. Nobody would know anything.

6:30 a.m. on Christmas morning? An audio warning to evacuate? Doesn’t sound like our Muzzie friends.

Please let it not be a right-winger of any description.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 25, 2020, 9:04 pm

Don’t matter, ‘we’ will get ‘credit’ for it. Though how they’ll spin right wingers blowing up right wing Tennessee will be entertaining. All of the Electors from Tennessee voted for Trump.

Maybe the FBI could spend less time suggesting people they’re spying on do stupid hateful things with their embedded agents or forging evidence of Trump’s Russian Collusion. And of course DHS is right on the ball here too I’m sure.
Security theater wins again.

Because ya know, the ‘Deep State’ is all about protecting the citizens.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 25, 2020, 9:08 pm

Merry Christmas!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 25, 2020, 9:23 pm

Merry Christmas ! The cats are going to love that new chair you bought for them!

Comment from Weaseltablet3
Time: December 26, 2020, 12:46 am

You are a prophet, Some veg. As soon as they are done being terrified, they are so going to steal it.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 26, 2020, 3:00 am

Merry Christmas! It was a beautiful, boozy but cool day here in sunny Florida. Hubby and I were still wearing shorts and t-shirts but our Florida friends were bundled up like it was winter in Boston. Speaking of which…Boston was warmer than Tampa today, so there is that. We have enough food left over to feed an army.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 26, 2020, 5:04 am

Happy Boxing Day to all!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 26, 2020, 7:27 am

Happy Christmas, everyone!

Glad to relate that the turkey (deformed or not) was our best ever. For years we avoided the bronze variety as too gamey but the ones we’ve had from our local butcher for the past couple of years have been extremely tasty.

Up early on account of a rat scrabbling around in the woodwork again (s/he has been gnawing at some ancient woodwork for a week or so now, which worries me greatly). We’d have put down poison, but who wants a decomposing rat under their floorboards for Christmas? You do? Why ever didn’t you say…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 26, 2020, 3:07 pm

@Uncle Badger — It’s not so much wanting to have a decomposing rat under the floorboards as perhaps preferring a dead and decomposing rat over a live and gnawing rat perpetrating what may be structural damage. Sometimes one must make a choice between “more bad” and “less bad”.

If we were engaging in a new Dead Pool, I think I’d choose the rat. (-:

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 26, 2020, 3:42 pm

Probably on your antique house finding the point of entry is, well, like finding a needle in a haystack full of needles.

We had a gnawing critter for a bit but were able to find the entry point and seal it up without catching the critter inside.
Uncle Al has it right though, the gnawing is worrisome.

On a lighter note, is anyone else familiar with the “Exploding Kittens” card game? What a hoot, especially after some alcohol has been poured into glasses and consumed.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 26, 2020, 5:34 pm

@uncle badger- I feel your pain. I just spent $250 to repair the pool heater after rats made a nest and chewed the wiring and another $250 to have the pool heater cleaned and rodent proofed. We bought some rat traps to put around the back of the house and managed to kill a few…the bastards can’t resist Reese’s peanut butter cup

Comment from BJM
Time: December 26, 2020, 6:06 pm

Santa Baby surprised me with a new Explorer ST and I gave him Bose BT headphones and some red silk boxers. Rwar!

Re Nashville makes no sense, muzzie terrorists usually want to kill as many people as possible and they’d target a telecom hotel, cus AT&T can route around a local exchange. Gotta be homegrown crazies.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 26, 2020, 6:38 pm

Yes, Ratty dear has his special Boxing Day lunch ready and waiting for him.

Her Stoatliness managed to bag a pair of the blighters with peanut butter but has strangely been unlucky for a couple of weeks. I suspect word got around.

As for blocking the entry points to Badger House. It’s just so damned porous you’d end up trying to rebuild it. Two cats ‘on patrol’, too (more like asleep on the bed).

The first sign of success with poison, we find, is usually the sudden appearance of bluebottles. Even in December. Then comes the delicious aroma of melting rat…

Country life, eh?

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 26, 2020, 9:29 pm

RE: Nashville

Interesting coincidences here.
1. There are supposedly 8 NSA monitoring centers in AT&T switching centers. Reportably that was one.
2) The blast shut down the 911 services in a number of areas AND shut down the Nashville Airport’s phone system [and the airport].
3) AT&T leases the building. Apparently the ownership involves a company named Dominion.

No, there are no answers here, but a bunch more questions. Incidentally they have named a “person of interest”. His status is in question, including being alive or being in custody.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Oldowan
Time: December 27, 2020, 11:44 am

Merry Christmas!
Nice chair!

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: December 27, 2020, 12:00 pm

Now they’re saying he’s a 5G worryperson. Afraid he’s being spied on you see by 5G tech you see.
Guess he heard they’re secretly adding 5G transmitters to your Covid Cocktails which will be now conveniently unable to prevent the new Super Covid Monster from killing you!
(Dammit why aren’t you scared yet!!!!!)

Because they can never spy on you otherwise.

Oh look a sidebar add for children’s trikes that Mrs D and I were talking about yesterday! What a fortuitous and completely coincidental opportunity. The universe sure is a funny old place for coincidences isn’t it!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 27, 2020, 7:20 pm

They’re just floating the 5G thing I think, durned. No evidence I’ve seen.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 27, 2020, 8:58 pm

Peanut butter used to be my favorite mouse trap bait, but a couple of stubborn rodents made me try something different: raw bacon. Apparently no one can resist bacon 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 28, 2020, 7:10 pm

Interesting. My go to has always been peanut butter, but this bastard obviously can’t stand it.

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 28, 2020, 7:37 pm

IMGUR video link

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 29, 2020, 10:36 am

Pupster- People who don’t think animals can experience “joy” are morons.

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