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weasel and mouse

This is the same photo shoot as the one a couple of days ago, with the dead animal hovering just above the weasel. This one needed a little more editing, of course.

I hope he bit somebody.

sock it to me

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Comment from TattooedIntellectual
Time: October 23, 2007, 7:28 am

Dude, wait. There was a post a couple of days ago w/ a dead animal hovering over the weasel? WTF? Did I see this post? Have I finally cracked under the pressure?

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 23, 2007, 8:03 am

Naw, I cut out the dead animal. It’s how they got that stoat to stand up like that in the ‘invisible keyboard’ one.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 23, 2007, 8:17 am

Our next door neighbors say they saw a badger in the hedge, so we’ve just a big bag of peanuts to lure the bastard into the yard. Uncle B is full of glee.

I want to put out raw meat for the weasels. We must have a nature cam.

We had the sweeps in yesterday; they pulled the biggest crow’s nest I’ve ever seen out of the chimney. Good thing we decided not to light the fire until it was swept. Anyhow, we had a fire last night. Hooray! It’s cold down here. That thing INHALES wood.

Gotta go. Uncle B needs to upload something.

 


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: October 23, 2007, 9:03 am

They’re talking about culling some badgers to try to – even though they doubt it’ll have much effect – prevent tuberculosis in cows. You may have to rescue that sucker if he comes into your garden.

 


Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: October 23, 2007, 9:46 am

Will you have a chimney cap installed to keep the birds out of the chimney or do you plan to put your new badger on the roof to act as a deterrent?

 


Comment from Gnus
Time: October 23, 2007, 10:04 am

Hope ya kept it. Next Talk Like a Pirate Day you could order any miscreants into the crow’s nest. For real.

Arrrrrrgh.

I giggled like a retard at today’s weasel graphic. Is that redundant?

 


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: October 23, 2007, 10:08 am

In my experience, retards tend to drool and wear vacant expressions rather than giggle. But then, this is the European variety of retard, not the North American one; there may be subtle differences.

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: October 23, 2007, 10:26 am

We’re having real fall weather here in Dallas Lokkiville the last few days. Very cool and rainy but nice after the heat of summer.

Football weather we called it in the days of my youth.

We’ll probably build a fire in the fireplace this weekend, but it’s more symbolic and ornamental than useful. We have to remember to turn off the central air to actually get any feeling of heat from the fire.

There’s nothing more beautiful than a fire (Note to my Parole Officer: In a fireplace, it’s OK, right?)

I’ve already decided to follow Gibby’s lead and start cooking some 3-day chili, nice and slow to let the flavors blend. Does anyone else here use cocoa powder as their secret ingredient?

Every Texan has a secret ingredient, in their chili, you know. Please don’t pass mine on, and if there are any other Texans here, please avert your eyes and pretend you didn’t read this. Thanks.

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: October 23, 2007, 10:40 am

I guess I’m hungry because I was really thinking about a beautiful country house with a real fire place and badgers and (but of course weasels in the garden, and being extremely jealous…..

Sitting in a big wing chair in a real wool sweater, sipping Earl Gray (hmmm, what IS the proper British tea for evenings in front of the fireplace). The only thing I could add to that scene is a damn nice big dog lying beside my footstool. I’m partial to Irish Setters, but a Golden Retriever is a suitable companion for any occasion. Of course a setter has to be acquired as a puppy and have the dickens trained out of him. Either that or he’ll run the place and just drag you along with him on his adventures.

 


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: October 23, 2007, 11:07 am

I don’t know how people can drink Earl Gray – that stuff is nasty. Me, I drink strong, black freshly-ground coffee up until midday, and then green tea in the afternoon. I’m unusual in that respect. Most tea-drinkers I know drink regular supermarket-popular-brand black tea teabags with milk.
Sitting in front of a fire with a dog and a comfy chair, I think, would call for something harder than tea or coffee. You know, whiskey, gin or an opium pipe if you’re McGoo.
By the way, I’m an atheist, but Godspeed to Space Shuttle Discovery and her crew. The pinnacle of human endevour. T-00:09:00 and holding.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/live_tv.html

 


Comment from nbpundit
Time: October 23, 2007, 11:12 am

Darjeeling.
Uncle B will know what that is. Heh….

 


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: October 23, 2007, 11:35 am

T-00:04:40…

 


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: October 23, 2007, 11:45 am

I’ll never get tired of that. Let me be the first to say it: America – fuck yeah.

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: October 23, 2007, 4:10 pm

Sigh I’ve tried to be polite and civilized all day. But I’m weary now and the Hell with it, so:

Jalapeno Farts
Stink less than Habanaros
But hurt a lot more

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 23, 2007, 8:29 pm

Hey Lokki – My “secret” ingredient is a can of diced tomatoes. That makes my chili very unTexan, but I have to make it for a family of Arizonians.

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: October 23, 2007, 10:40 pm

I hate myself.

I figgered you were out for a couple of weeks. And I could use that excuse.

But it won’t work.

Goddam I suck.

Scoot that dusky Slimline away from me.

I’m no damn good.

I’m not.

(hugs toots and hope the move is good and bullshit is minimal).

yr. obdt. svt. (whatever the fuck that means)

dave

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 23, 2007, 10:43 pm

I just got a letter from one of the kids I lived with in the orphanage. He is stationed in Iraq. It sounds like things are going well.
Hello All,
Just wanted to send a thank you note. Got your boxes today. They didn’t last very long. Everything was wanted and needed. I get the boxes and open them at the HQ’s bldg. There I seperate all of them and I dont get done before most of the items are gone. Today was a normal day in Iraq. I had to threaten to arrest a contractor today. He is a local national who has been hired to clean Ba’Quba but he thought he didn’t want to do it. He just needed a little convincing. Thats where SFC Walker come in. Our boss LTC Arnold calls us his junkyard dogs. He has to play the politics, we dont. So the contractor was supposed to start Sat. and he decided to tell me today he wasn’t ready to start until Thurs Inshalah (God Willing). I told him God is willing and he sent me here to put your butt to work. I told him if you don’t have crews cleaning today I will arrest your butt and you will wait two days at FOB Warhorse until the people who hired you get back. He got on his phone and started calling people. You got 45 min to get crews out or you go for a ride with us. He got crews out in the 45 min. Well the weather is changing here. It’s sad being from Texas and being cold when it’s in the low 90’s here. Now I know what Mary was talking about. Well violence is down here. Not as many deaths whether Iraqi or CF. I am ready to come home and see my family. I miss them so much. The city govrenment is coming along quiet nicely. The mayor is doing a fantastic job. The city is starting to function like it should. People are getting fuel for the winter and food. We have done a good job here I think. Only time will tell. Thank you all again for the boxes and the e-mails. I can’t really think of anything else we need other than what is being sent. We did get some CD’s also from Lynda’s son they were a big hit. Love to all of you…

Jimmy

P.S. the pictures I sent you are of me and my soldiers trying to negotiate using an abandoned gas station as a temporary fuel depot until the provincial one is repaired. And guess what… We did it…

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: October 23, 2007, 10:49 pm

Dawn – We here in Texas use something called Rotel -instead of them thar plain ol’ diced tomatoes. Rotel’s basically diced tomatoes with green chilies mixed in, although they claim there are other spices in there too.

Rotel comes in three levels – Sissy, Man, and Real-Man hot.
( Okay, Okay, plain old Mild, Regular, and Hot) Hot is, well, hot enough for Gibby who likes his habaneros. Regular is hot enough for a man who is isn’t a native of Texas but (originally) Yankee like me. Mild is for, as stated above, sissies, although it’ll still make some of ’em cry.

Retel really is good stuff, and it goes into just about everything that needs a little flavor down here. It’s as Texan as Frito Pie

Note that while I’m not a Native Texan, and therefore am not entitled to wear a Cowboy hat or drive a pickup truck, I do own a very excellent pair of Cowboy boots.

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: October 24, 2007, 8:42 am

Steamboat – I used your recommendation about dropping the http from my links…. and STILL ended up in the filter. I really do think Akismet hates me. Here’s the post that I made; sans links of course. You’ll just have to look up frito pie on own.
OK, OK – here is the link sans any linky stuff. You’ll have to remove the spaces http://www. disgruntledhousewife.com/meals/frito.pie.html

Dawn – We here in Texas use something called Rotel -instead of them thar plain ol’ diced tomatoes. Rotel’s basically diced tomatoes with green chilies mixed in, although they claim there are other spices in there too.

Rotel comes in three levels – Sissy, Man, and Real-Man hot.
( Okay, Okay, plain old Mild, Regular, and Hot) Hot is, well, hot enough for Gibby who likes his habaneros. Regular is hot enough for a man who is isn’t a native of Texas but (originally) Yankee like me. Mild is for, as stated above, sissies, although it’ll still make some of ‘em cry.

Retel really is good stuff, and it goes into just about everything that needs a little flavor down here. It’s as Texan as Frito Pie

Note that while I’m not a Native Texan, and therefore am not entitled to wear a Cowboy hat or drive a pickup truck, I do own a very excellent pair of Cowboy boots.

Thanks for your comment! It has been placed in the moderation queue, and if it is approved it will be published here soon!

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: October 24, 2007, 10:36 am

Pure Assam tea.

The only stuff worth drinking, if you ask me…

And, er, someone did.

 


Comment from Lokki
Time: October 24, 2007, 11:41 am

I drink mostly green tea, but I do like Darjeeling and I admit to liking Earl Gray (although I brew it a bit weak).

I’m not familar with Assam; but I will be searching the net as soon as I finish this post. Here in Lokkiville, I’m fortunate that the city is big enough to support a couple of different Tea shops where I should be able to find some Assam to try.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 24, 2007, 12:49 pm

In my experience, retards tend to drool and wear vacant expressions rather than giggle. But then, this is the European variety of retard, not the North American one; there may be subtle differences.

In my experience, that describes members of congress.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 25, 2007, 7:34 am

Uncle B’s Assam is a bit strong for me. I reuse his teabag when he’s done.

I always assume they use crap tea for Earl Gray, on account of the bergamot flavor is so strong. One year, I bought a little bottle of bergamot to do-it-yourself the stuff. Use any old tea and put a drop in. Tastes like the real thing. The main flaw is, it’s hard to put a small enough drop in for a single cup.

 

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