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QUOTE(Malleus @ Wed 12th August 2009, 11:36pm) *
There is something funny about ferrets, I agree; they're charming, mischievous little rogues, just like me.


Well, that settles it -- we need to put you down our pants! smile.gif

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In the the interest of full disclosure I'll admit that I have 12 of the little blighters. biggrin.gif


Have you ever considered raising horses? I am free for adoption -- and I am great fun at the pub, too! evilgrin.gif
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While you're at it, that picture on the WP article for Gurning isn't a gurn - it's a guy just pulling a stupid face. This is a gurn.
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post Thu 13th August 2009, 3:57am
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QUOTE(Sarcasticidealist @ Thu 13th August 2009, 4:39am) *

Personally, elk are my go-to funny animal.

Maybe elks are funny. They've got a ridiculous pomposity about them, like they're trying to be serious, but will always fail because they carry around what is basically a tree on their heads. There was that old Woody Allen stand-up routine where he hit a moose while driving on the road, and ends up taking it to a party. Controversial Scottish comic Gerry Sadowitz once opened a performance in Montreal by shouting "Hello moosefuckers!" and had to leave the stage due to crowd fury.

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Dave Barry once theorized that weasels were inherently funny,


Weasels don't seem funny though, they're too sinister and ratty.

Ferrets are funny in that hazy tradition of British innuendo that is hard to pinpoint - maybe because of ferret legging. Under certain circumstances, even the mention of the word "ferret" can get a laugh. They're almost like the male equivalent of "beaver". It's no coincidence that the two culprits behind the Gropecunt Lane FA immediately got involved in the ferret legging article when highlighted here.
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QUOTE(Kato @ Thu 13th August 2009, 4:57am) *
It's no coincidence that the two culprits behind the Gropecunt Lane FA immediately got involved in the ferret legging article when highlighted here.

I've got no idea what you're talking about Kato. rolleyes.gif
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Thu 13th August 2009, 3:07am) *

This article will only be deleted over my dead body. About the daftest comment I've seen on the talk page is that because Lady Chatterley's fictional lover and manservant was called Mellor the article is obviously a hoax. A comment written by a fictional sword no less!


Just to point out that this is an example of what I call meta-vandalism: getting a true but implausible article deleted as a hoax. See this thread for the taxonomy.
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QUOTE(Sarcasticidealist @ Wed 12th August 2009, 11:39pm) *
Dave Barry once theorized that weasels were inherently funny...


Dave Barry is probably the unfunniest humor writer in today's media. dry.gif
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QUOTE(Kato @ Wed 12th August 2009, 8:57pm) *

QUOTE(Sarcasticidealist @ Thu 13th August 2009, 4:39am) *

Personally, elk are my go-to funny animal.

Maybe elks are funny. They've got a ridiculous pomposity about them, like they're trying to be serious, but will always fail because they carry around what is basically a tree on their heads. There was that old Woody Allen stand-up routine where he hit a moose while driving on the road, and ends up taking it to a party. Controversial Scottish comic Gerry Sadowitz once opened a performance in Montreal by shouting "Hello moosefuckers!" and had to leave the stage due to crowd fury.

For me, moose are funnier, what with the horse head and loose lips. I once had a moose behind a fence take food out of my hand in an Alaska nature preserve, and it's less funny when close. The damn things are huge and dangerous. Though they FEEL hilarious. laugh.gif

Cows. Cows are inherrently funny. A reason you see them in so many Gary Larson cartoons.

Remember Ferret Face Burns in MASH? Did you know that animals with little beady eyes and narrow faces make most women bananas? Unlike kittens, the ferrets, rats, and possums of this world have sort of anti-baby look (baby = wide big eyes and a little smile). Thus, anti-cute. I predict the killers of this ferret article will be found to be female.

Stephen J. Gould once had a delightful article in which he showed that Mickey Mouse had evolutionarily morphed over the years to be less Steamboat Willy mouse-like, and much more baby-like. Thus, cuter by definition.

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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Thu 13th August 2009, 12:00pm) *

For me, moose are funnier...


There was a Warner Bros. cartoon where Porky Pig was trying to evict a bunch of rowdy cats from his house. One of the cats climbed up on a moose head that was hanging from the wall. Porky grabbed the cat by the tail and tried to pull it down, but the cat wrapped its arms around the neck of the moose. The more Porky pulled, the further the moose head stretched – until the entire live moose came through the wall. I always thought that was the single most bizarre gag ever put in a cartoon. Pulling a moose through a wall? Wow, I still can’t get over it. wtf.gif
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Thu 13th August 2009, 9:34am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Thu 13th August 2009, 12:00pm) *

For me, moose are funnier...


There was a Warner Bros. cartoon where Porky Pig was trying to evict a bunch of rowdy cats from his house. One of the cats climbed up on a moose head that was hanging from the wall. Porky grabbed the cat by the tail and tried to pull it down, but the cat wrapped its arms around the neck of the moose. The more Porky pulled, the further the moose head stretched – until the entire live moose came through the wall. I always thought that was the single most bizarre gag ever put in a cartoon. Pulling a moose through a wall? Wow, I still can’t get over it. wtf.gif

This is cultural. In Alaska there are mounted animal heads on walls at the main airport in Anchorage. You look up at them and say: "I guess we're not in Massachusetts anymore, Dorothy."

I suppose it would be okay to have the head of a magnificent animal you killed up on the wall, if it included a little brass plate that certified that you ATE the rest. mellow.gif
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Oh, by the by: the guy who provided the only "Delete" vote, Steve Dufour (T-C-L-K-R-D) ?
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He is a Moonie.......he spends a LOT of time editing the articles involving Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church. To make them look more favorable to Moon's "philosophies". And he's been doing it for three years.
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For the record, I regard Moon to be a dangerous ultra-right crackpot, okay?
And he also publishes one of the worst newspapers in America, just btw.

Bonus; Dufour was directly involved in the Scientology editwarring.

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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Thu 13th August 2009, 1:52pm) *

Oh, by the by: the guy who provided the only "Delete" vote, Steve Dufour (T-C-L-K-R-D) ?
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He is a Moonie.......he spends a LOT of time editing the articles involving Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church. To make them look more favorable to Moon's "philosophies". And he's been doing it for three years.
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I was aware that the Unification theology article existed. To me as a member the article on Divine Principle seems like it should be the main article. We members almost never use the expression "Unification theology". I'll see what I can do in improving the articles. Thanks for your support. Steve Dufour 19:26, 15 January 2007 (UTC)


For the record, I regard Moon to be a dangerous ultra-right crackpot, okay?
And he also publishes one of the worst newspapers in America, just btw.

Bonus; Dufour was directly involved in the Scientology editwarring.


Ah, but Super Dum-Dum WMC joined the WR team for the Keep votes.

Hey, can one of the nice admins here temporarily unblock Guido, Petey and the other banned folks so they can vote in this AfD? biggrin.gif
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Is there any chance of getting Dwile Flonking deleted as a hoax? After all, that's real too.
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QUOTE(Grep @ Thu 13th August 2009, 7:06pm) *

Is there any chance of getting Dwile Flonking deleted as a hoax? After all, that's real too.

I've never heard of this, but a look at the article implies that the practice takes place in the Lewes Arms in Lewes, Sussex.

The Lewes Arms is a famous pub, and is the hub of most of the oddness that eminates from Lewes. Comedian Mark Steele recently presented a radio show from Lewes which delved into the bizarre history of the pub, and the town. Thomas Paine is Lewes's most famous son, which may explain something.

I remember when the entire town of Lewes constructed a huge effigy of TV presenter Anne Robinson and set it alight on a bonfire.
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QUOTE(Kato @ Wed 12th August 2009, 8:57pm) *
Controversial Scottish comic Gerry Sadowitz once opened a performance in Montreal by shouting "Hello moosefuckers!" and had to leave the stage due to crowd fury.

Sadowitz is GOD. One of the greatest comedians of all time--who few people outside the UK have ever heard of, because he's "too offensive". angry.gif
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QUOTE(Kato @ Thu 13th August 2009, 12:57am) *
Controversial Scottish comic Gerry Sadowitz once opened a performance in Montreal by shouting "Hello moosefuckers!" and had to leave the stage due to crowd fury.
Really? That doesn't sound like the Canada I know; most of us take quite kindly to having our inaccurately rustic self-image validated by outsiders.

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Dave Barry is probably the unfunniest humor writer in today's media. dry.gif
I loved him as a kid, before I became discerning enough to recognize formulaic writing. He's certainly not brilliant, but he's far from the worst out there. Very far.

Anyway, I don't think he's writing anymore, is he?
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QUOTE(Kato @ Thu 13th August 2009, 7:15pm) *

QUOTE(Grep @ Thu 13th August 2009, 7:06pm) *

Is there any chance of getting Dwile Flonking deleted as a hoax? After all, that's real too.

I've never heard of this, but a look at the article implies that the practice takes place in the Lewes Arms in Lewes, Sussex.

The Lewes Arms is a famous pub, and is the hub of most of the oddness that eminates from Lewes. Comedian Mark Steele recently presented a radio show from Lewes which delved into the bizarre history of the pub, and the town. Thomas Paine is Lewes's most famous son, which may explain something.

I remember when the entire town of Lewes constructed a huge effigy of TV presenter Anne Robinson and set it alight on a bonfire.

Lewes has a long and peculiar tradition of burning effigies given half the chance. This image of the 2006 Lewes Bonfire Night seems particularly creepy to anyone raised in the US. With the possible exception of Kevin.
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Thu 13th August 2009, 8:39pm) *

QUOTE(Kato @ Thu 13th August 2009, 7:15pm) *

QUOTE(Grep @ Thu 13th August 2009, 7:06pm) *

Is there any chance of getting Dwile Flonking deleted as a hoax? After all, that's real too.

I've never heard of this, but a look at the article implies that the practice takes place in the Lewes Arms in Lewes, Sussex.

The Lewes Arms is a famous pub, and is the hub of most of the oddness that eminates from Lewes. Comedian Mark Steele recently presented a radio show from Lewes which delved into the bizarre history of the pub, and the town. Thomas Paine is Lewes's most famous son, which may explain something.

I remember when the entire town of Lewes constructed a huge effigy of TV presenter Anne Robinson and set it alight on a bonfire.

Lewes has a long and peculiar tradition of burning effigies given half the chance. This image of the 2006 Lewes Bonfire Night seems particularly creepy to anyone raised in the US. With the possible exception of Kevin.

According to Wikinews, in 2006, residents of Lewes burnt giant effigies of "George Bush, Condoleezza Rice (as Wonder Woman) and Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin." Condoleezza Rice was holding a US flag in one hand and a miniature Tony Blair in the other - while a fevered mob shouted "Burn! Burn! Burn!" The Bush effigy had a giant firework going through his head.

I don't know what Steve Irwin did to end up on the pyre-of-hate. Didn't he die that year?
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Thu 13th August 2009, 5:04pm) *

I suppose it would be okay to have the head of a magnificent animal you killed up on the wall, if it included a little brass plate that certified that you ATE the rest. mellow.gif

That sounds reasonable.

However hunting licenses, tags, and especially ammunition are expensive these days, even in Alaska. But as far as subsistence goes, roadkill alone will more feed many of the smaller Parks Hwy communities during the winter months, however Wikipedia has no mention of this tradition. The best I could find was on everything2. [1]

I found the meat itself barely distinguishable from lean beef, plus it's 100% organic. tongue.gif
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QUOTE(Kato @ Thu 13th August 2009, 9:10pm) *

I don't know what Steve Irwin did to end up on the pyre-of-hate. Didn't he die that year?

Not a hoax (my first thought) - photo.
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Dave Barry is probably the unfunniest humor writer in today's media. dry.gif
I loved him as a kid, before I became discerning enough to recognize formulaic writing. He's certainly not brilliant, but he's far from the worst out there. Very far.

Anyway, I don't think he's writing anymore, is he?


I hope not. And I respectfully disagree -- I never understood how he ever got as far as he did. Barry and Erma Bombeck always astonished me -- people with no gift of irony, let alone comic talent, were able to make a living with such awful writing. ohmy.gif
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