This lady is crazier than I am !
This lady is crazier than I am !
I ran across Ms Rabbit - that young, suburban Bunny matron-on the beach-at the Jersey Shore.
I noticed -after a while - her pelt was a silvery grey -instead of the usual splotchy rabbit brown, and I commented politely.
" I like your ummm...new fur-style . It's quite.....regal !"
Ms Rabbit beamed. " It's called "Royal Platinum".
She simpered flirtatiously - an unnerving sight. " I'm sure all my Alpha Male Choices will approve !"
I'm sure you're something of an expert on Alpha Males, I thought---but decided it might be wiser to keep that thought to myself.
"One of our neighbors said she saw you going into the beauty parlor the other day", I said.
"The place had kind of a funny name...what the heck was it ??"
Ms Rabbit began to tremble with agitation.
"It will come to me ", I soothed.
"So: what else have you been up to lately ?"
" IT'S A LIE ! ", she screamed. " IT'S A VICIOUS LIE !!!"
" I DID NOT GET A BIKINI WAX !!!
I stared at her, uncomprehendingly.
Car wax , surf board wax , moustache wax ---okay---but what in heck is a "bikini wax" ?
I shrugged and waved goodbye : having decided it might not be wise to ask Ms Rabbit any further questions about what was quite possibly a sore topic.
My Daughter-in-law decided to arect a bird feeder in the back yard : something she had long wanted to try.
For the first week , the feeder was zealously guarded , first-bird-takes-all territory.( The caption is a joke, of course---but just barely !)
Then something odd happened: the birds (most of whom are House Finches) seem to have discovered when they fight over the feeder and try to swarm it...
... Some of the seeds they are fighting over drop to the ground , where any bird - including some too big to use the feeder-can reach them.
(Last shot is a bit fuzzy: had to shoot through screen door as birds were a bit shy.)
The birds seem to have developed a "cooperative framework" out of their natural instinct to compete to the death !!
Not bad for " Bird Brains" ----and a pretty good example for us : the smart species !!
In the summer, older male members of the Omigawd Clan are forced to undergo an unparalleled test of courage and resolve called " Shooting the Vapids" .
Here in this candid shot, a Candidate contemplates the obstacle before him : summoning all his wisdom, experience, and raw courage before essaying this cruel test.
Soon he will paddle his little kayak into "The Vapids" -
The "Vapids" are well-named. After all, what could be more vapid than paddling a kayak up the steps of a swimming pool ----at the kiddy end ???
Once this truly non-monumental task has been accomplished, the intrepid Candidate must run a gauntlet of jeering, sneering, laughing - even giggling fellow Clan Members.
Savages ! Little more than ignorant , politically unevolved savages !!!
How many times have we seen "IMHO" (In My Humble Opinion) on an internet post, letter to the editor, etc. ??
How many times has the person writing "IMHO" actually been humble ???
Not very often would be my guess !
Writing IMAO (In My August Opinion) might be tempting- but others would soon substitute different "A" adjectives : arrogant, asinine, antiquated, arbitrary, etc.in response.
I make the motion we "deep six" the false humility, and (if we absolutely must tell people our opinion is ...well ---an opinion ) then let's just say " IMO" : "In My Opinion" .
That's just my humble opinion, of course...
It's not unusual to see rabbits around our backyard - so,when one hopped into view yesterday morning, I was not surprised.
At first I had grave misgivings : was the pool about to be invaded ?
To my relief, instead of diving in, the rabbit simply vanished !!
I went to the other side of the pool-and-after some diligent searching of the disappearance area, discovered a tiny burrow !
Closer examination disclosed a tiny white sign in front of the burrow.
It was VERY difficult to read: written in tiny Rabbit Cursive script; but I persisted----and this is what it said:
BUNNY BIRTHING CENTER
La Maze Classes , Rm. 203
Coaches and Midwives 24/7
Major Credit Cards Welcome.
( Oh, boy ! Now I'm REALLY worried !! )
Ms Taitz and World Net Daily have been cooperating on a rather transparent project : the object of which is to destroy the reputation of the very popular , recently elected President of the United States-Barack Hussein Obama.
The method used is to insist the President was NOT born in the United States (or,alternatively, that he was automatically granted his father's British citizenship) and is thus ineligible to serve as President.
Quite recently, Dr. Taitz (she is a dentist, mail-order lawyer,and realtor) unveiled what she described as a birth certificate proving President Obama had been born in Kenya.
Not content with displaying an image on the internet, she also filed suit, demanding (among other things) the Secretary of State be compelled to confirm the validity of the document.
Orly's fans on Free Republic (Freepers) were all agog ! One could almost hear the church bells being rung in a victory celebration.
At last ! America would be freed from the "Kenyan Usurper". (That's the polite way of talking about "one of those people" now.)
Alas for the Birthers and Freepers : the "smoking gun " from Kenya turned out to be a snarky prank by an Obama supporter !!!
The reaction on Free Republic was mostly fury : not because Orly Taitz had duped them again, but because they had been made to look foolish for believing her.
I'm including a link for anyone who is interested, but must warn there were over 400 responses at the time I posted this.
So: how about the other players ? World Net Daily - after a brief burst of self-congratulatory enthusiasm - has glumly decided the "Kenyan" document is a hoax.
Orly Taitz ...apparently decided it would be a great time to visit the folks in Israel ; but , I'm sure she'll be back !
America needs a little humor break in these difficult times !
The Sunshine Project recently closed up shop. While it was operational, I had certain questions in my mind about it. The following is a copy of my original (2005) post.
" Oooh ! See how keeeee-ute my little Rapunzel is !!" (Which is another way of saying, "Look at ME ! See how CLEVER I AM !!" )
You may wonder what this poor dog is thinking. Could it be: " When I get home, I'm going to soil this woman's carpets in every possible way; then I'll roll in the mess, and rub myself clean on her new furniture. Yes. Yes. Pant-pant !"
At the risk of spoiling your digestion for the day, I have dredged up some additional images.
Kira the cat. Doesn't she look thrilled ?
Rhesus the monkey,starring as an Arab Sheikh in someone's fantasy drama.