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I don’t believe this…!

Remember that baby badger I posted about earlier this week? The one that ended up in the wildlife rescue?

Durnedyankee posted a link to this Daily Mail article and asked if that was our badger being molestered by Johnny Depp? And I said no, that badger is named Freddie and they named ours Bertie, but that is the same wildlife rescue outfit.

Turns out, that is the same badger. The rescue phoned our neighbor today and asked if it was okay to rename it, as Depp wanted to call it Freddie Mercury.

The picture has now made all the papers. I find that unutterably bizarre.

I’m disappointed we didn’t go see the beacons lit last night. I thought we’d watch it on TV. The BBC showed one (1) beacon being lit, after which they walked around and asked people about their feelings.

The absolute state of journalism today.

Have a good weekend, everyone!


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 3, 2022, 6:07 pm

“Tell our viewers, please, how you feeeel about us asking you how you feeeel about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. What…?!? Hey, now! PUT DOWN THAT PICKAXE!”

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 3, 2022, 6:21 pm

Now everyone on this blog has less than six degrees of separation from Johnny Depp…

Comment from OldFert
Time: June 3, 2022, 6:46 pm

I hope Mr Depp paid the badger rescue facility well for his (re)naming rights.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 3, 2022, 11:46 pm

I knew it! It’s “kiss me Hardy!” Oh, sorry, it’s Kismet!

I thought it was just too much cosmic coincidence that a badger should appear and you should report on it and then Johnny Dipp should be seen be seen pestering one.

And in case you’re wondering what this has to do with kismet….


This is awesome! We are now witness to being party to 2 degrees of separation between MS Stoaty and Johnny Depp and the rest of us at 3 degrees! Stoaty to young Freddie to Johnny! You may do the math as an exercise for yourselves to determine the rest.

Not to boast but I’m three degrees from HRH herself, which I mention only because I’m name dropping in hopes for getting the invite that the Palace didn’t give to Kim Kharcrashian yesterday.

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: June 4, 2022, 1:52 am

So did Johnny jet from his defamation trial straight to the badger rescue?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 4, 2022, 7:37 am

Talk about playing it cool, Surly Ermine, apparently while the legal deliberation had been taking place, Mr Depp has been on tour in the UK with the guitarist Jeff Beck, whose wife took him along to meet that even bigger star – a badger.

Of course, we badgers are used to hob-nobbing with superstars, it happens all the time. We don’t like to talk about it much, you know…it can go to their heads… mumble mumble… nice worms, these…

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: June 4, 2022, 5:43 pm

Smashing Uncle B. I’ve a B list wild celebrity making appearances lately. It’s either a muskrat or a nutria. So far no one’s stopped by for a selfie.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 5, 2022, 4:06 pm

@Surly Ermine: a grown nutria is about 4x as big as a grown muskrat, which is maybe 4 lbs tops, or about the size of a young house cat.

Comment from lauraw
Time: June 6, 2022, 12:45 am

Jackass has the Che patch on his jacket.

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