YSaC, Vol. 511: Seriously.

2009 December 10

Need Furniture…Moving Sale


Moving in 2weeks

Have several items for sale

Coffee table

Lion Rug

Best offer

please call or text xxx-xxx-xxxx

511

Seriously: Not a lion.

Thanks, Alex!

166 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 December 10
    Dotour permalink

    If that’s supposed to be a lion rug, I wonder what the coffee table looks like.

    I bet it looks just like an ottoman.

    Adores: 26
    • 2009 December 10
      Ed Snyder permalink

      I bet it looks just like a Byzantine.

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      • 2009 December 10
        Lola permalink

        Nah, Turkish divan.

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      • 2009 December 10
        mudslicker permalink

        Judging the condition of most of these “items” sold on CL, I would go more with the coffe table being Baroque.

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        • 2009 December 10
          lost_compass permalink

          Ouch.

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    • 2009 December 10

      I bet it’s a French Prudential Papa John chair.

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      • 2009 December 10
        Lola permalink

        If that’s Papa John Phillips French Providential, I’m not sitting on or anywhere near it.

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  2. 2009 December 10
    Ed Snyder permalink

    That rug be lion on the floor.

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    • 2009 December 10
      tacomagic permalink

      I’d be lion if I told you that was a tiger rug.

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    • 2009 December 10

      It’s pretty much my favorite animal… bred for its skills in magic.

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      • 2009 December 10
        sarajean80 permalink

        Sweet!

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        • 2009 December 10

          Vote for Pedro.

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      • 2010 February 12

        I caught you a delicious bass.

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  3. 2009 December 10
    sarajean80 permalink

    If that’s a lion then I’m Audrey Hepburn’s identical twin.

    Because lions and tigers (and bears, oh my!) are both large cats and Audrey and I are both human women even though we are different enough in outward appearance to be two different species. I’m not quite as dead, though.

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    • 2009 December 10
      arallyn permalink

      This whole “Not a lion” thing makes me think about the fact that language is constantly evolving. Maybe in a hundred years, this will be a lion! Or extinct, and therefore no one will care.

      EDIT: why is this under sarajean’s comment? >_>

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      • 2009 December 10
        sarajean80 permalink

        ‘Cause my awesomeness causes others to behave in ways that they themselves do not understand.

        Or, you clicked on the wrong “Reply” button.

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        • 2009 December 10
          arallyn permalink

          I suspect the former. It’s the picture of your cats. They’re no hypno-cat, but close enough.

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        • 2009 December 10
          sarajean80 permalink

          Thanks! Personally I think they are as cute as a bee’s mittens, but admittedly I’m a little biased.

          If Fearless (on the left) had not decided to close her eyes, I would have gotten a perfect hypno-cat picture. Sadly they are at the hyperactive age when the only non-blurry photos I can take are when they are unconscious or close to it.

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  4. 2009 December 10
    Taylor permalink

    Is anyone else beginning to doubt their ability to differentiate?

    Just me? Ok then.

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    • 2009 December 10
      Addicted Reader permalink

      Nope, not just you. I had to look at it for a few seconds to be sure. All of the not-a-lion lions have gotten me rather mixed up. Damn you Craigslist!

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      • 2009 December 11
        Cled permalink

        It’s not a lion. Or is it? Cognitive dissonance and animal taxonomy in a self-chosen cohort of Internet blog commenters

        Coming soon to a nerdy bookstore near you!

        Soon to be a major motion picture!

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        • 2009 December 11
          Lola permalink

          I’m such a geek that I’d probably pick that tile up. Even if I wasn’t posting here.

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  5. 2009 December 10
    Meredith permalink

    I truly had no idea that anyone over 2 wouldn’t know the difference. Scratch that, my nephew is two, and he clearly describes his animal toys.

    “Lion. Daddy Lion. Tigewr. Baby Tigewr.”

    Maybe we should rent him out to edit CL posts.

    “No, no, no. Not Lion…TIGEWR!”

    Adores: 19
  6. 2009 December 10

    “Seriously, Not a Lion” LMAO Thanks for the morning giggle

    Adores: 2
  7. 2009 December 10

    I need one! I already have a lovely sable (OK, nutria) hat.

    I think we need a “Not a Lion” tag or “Taxonomy Fail” tag

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    • 2009 December 10
      Lola permalink

      I like “Taxonomy Fail.” Seriously, WTH is wrong with people that they can’t keep them straight? Is this a reflection of the poverty of our educational system, or the fact that more people that we realized who are on CL are utter dumbasses?
      I vote for the latter option, myself.

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    • 2009 December 10
      Steve-O permalink

      Tonight!!!!!!1 One night only… Taxonomy fail!!!!!!1 with opening act Not.A.Lion!!!!1 Tonight at the Coliseum!

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      • 2009 December 10

        Ooooh! My favourite Not.A.Lion. track is their cover of “The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers.”

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        • 2009 December 10
          Lola permalink

          I like “The Tiger Sleeps Tonight.”
          Aaa-wimoweh!

          Adores: 4
        • 2009 December 10

          … If Not.A.Lion is a country band, they can play “Blame It on Your Tiger Cheatin’ Heart.”

          Not to mention that Johnny Cash hit, “I Walk the Tiger.”

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    • 2009 December 10
      Meredith permalink

      I didn’t get past “nutria hat”…seriously?

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      • 2009 December 10
        sarajean80 permalink

        I might be wrong, but aren’t nutria those big rodents that look a little like guinea pigs on steroids?

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        • 2009 December 10
          Lola permalink

          Big, but not capybara big! That’s a biiiig rodent.

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        • 2009 December 10

          Yes, a nutria is a big rat. Monica has a “rat hat”.

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        • 2009 December 10
          Meredith permalink

          Yeah, they are. And the problem is, now I’m picturing one whole on her head.

          Adores: 5
        • 2009 December 10
          sarajean80 permalink

          I think there’s a little bit in the Nightmare Before Christmas‘s song “Making Christmas” about making hats out of dead rats and bats. I am humming it right now.

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        • 2009 December 10
          Jen permalink

          Thanks to Meredith’s comment “now I’m picturing [a nutria] whole on her head”, I now see a whole nutria attached to Monica’s head, digesting her like a really, really ambitious and stupid snake. And dribbling all down her forehead. Yech.

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      • 2009 December 10

        I could also add that nutria are the host for a nematode parasite (Strongyloides myopotami) that can infect the skin of humans causing dermatitis similar to strongyloidiasis. The condition is also called “nutria itch”. I do not know if a loofa would help this condition.

        Adores: 4
        • 2009 December 10
          Bianchi Sound permalink

          Nutria Itch put on quite a show opening for Nematode Parasite at the Strongyloidiasis last night. I didn’t really care for Skin of Humans though.

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      • 2009 December 11

        No, not really :) The Nutria vs. Sable Hat is a reference to a Seinfeld episode. But now, I think I unintentionally creeped myself out too…

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    • 2009 December 14
      Kenya permalink

      Oh please please please make a “Not a lion” tag. I laugh so hard every time I see a tiger (or a lion?) now.

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  8. 2009 December 10
    JAMen permalink

    awwww!! Kitty!

    Adores: 5
  9. 2009 December 10
    Windrose permalink

    Seriously? Maybe they did this on purpose to get featured on YSaC? If I ever open my own zoo, I would have a Not a Lion exhibit. 8)

    Adores: 7
    • 2009 December 10
      Lola permalink

      So that would be … everything except the lions’ pen?

      Adores: 1
      • 2009 December 10

        Lola, you look so, so…..what’s French for “weltschmerz”?…… today.

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        • 2009 December 10
          Lola permalink

          jg,
          Suits my mood. More cuts coming at work and I have negative amounts of holiday spirit.

          “Fatigue du monde”?

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        • 2009 December 10

          So sorry, just remember, when times get tough, you can sure count on all your YSaC friends to be there for you! Uh, well, maybe not…..

          Seriously, hope things get better. Holidays and job cuts, ouch. You just have to gut it out sometimes.

          Adores: 0
      • 2009 December 10
        Meredith permalink

        From the information plaques at the YSaC zoo:

        “Polar Bears: Native to cold climates. The skin is actually black under a Polar Bears white fur. Not Lions”

        “Chimpanzees: Can use feet to pick up objects and to swing from trees. Not Lions”

        “Giraffe: Long necks help them to reach leaves on tall trees. Not Lions”

        “Tiger: Stripes are found on skin as well as the fur. Can be found in white and orange varieties. Definitely NOT A LION”

        Adores: 21
        • 2009 December 10

          Panda Bear: Native to China. Eats shoots and leaves, not a lion.

          (Or should that be “Eats, shoots, and leaves not a lion”? I mean, for the gun-toting, leocidal pandas?)

          Adores: 30
        • 2009 December 11
          emesis permalink

          I was leocidal after “Titanic”…

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        • 2010 March 11

          OMG … ok I realize this was all posted in December and it’s now March. I found my way here from a link at Regretsy.com, and this post had me laughing so hard I nearly broke my chair trying to not fall out of it.
          Just had to say ..

          Adores: 2
  10. 2009 December 10
    Nicole permalink

    I’m beginning to think my parents taught me the incorrect names for these animals. Is a lion really a tiger, and vice versa?

    Adores: 3
    • 2009 December 10
      Ed Snyder permalink

      When you start dealing with half-breeds like Ligers and Tigons things really get confusing.

      Adores: 3
  11. 2009 December 10
    develish1 permalink

    I’m still waiting for the Not. A. Lion. t-shirts

    Adores: 10
    • 2009 December 10
      tacomagic permalink

      I’m thinking “Not A Lion” would be an awesome band name too.

      Adores: 2
      • 2009 December 10
        develish1 permalink

        but what would we call the first Album? Hanging around on a wall? Stop walking all over me?

        Adores: 0
        • 2009 December 10
          MrWhite permalink

          “Eye of the Lion”?
          “I’ve Got a Lion by the Tail”?

          Adores: 2
    • 2009 December 10

      yes! when do we get the “not.a.lion” shirts? the gift-giving holiday season is upon us! without not.a.lion. shirts, I may be forced to find a not-lion rug on craigslist for that special someone!

      Adores: 1
    • 2009 December 10
      TigerShark permalink

      I would love that. I also would enjoy a “My 6 year old draws at the 8 year old level” bumper sticker with a stick-figure cat drawn on it.

      Adores: 7
    • 2009 December 11
      iamactuallyalion permalink

      I too would very much like a t-shirt.

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  12. 2009 December 10

    Okay, I’m confused…

    The title “Need Furniture…Moving Sale” seems to imply the person needs furniture because they are moving. Punctuation would help soooo much here.

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    • 2009 December 10
      develish1 permalink

      I guess they were so busy pressing the . key that they forgot to add a ?

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    • 2009 December 10

      Maybe he does need furniture for his moving sale since he says he has several items for sale and only lists two (one of which is not a lion or a piece of furniture).

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  13. 2009 December 10

    This person is selling only two items. Not several.

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    • 2009 December 10
      tacomagic permalink

      Actually I think they’re selling the “Best Offer” too. It’s part of the list and therefore for sale.

      Too bad I’ve already got one, I paid full price for my best offer.

      Adores: 2
      • 2009 December 10

        I traded my stuff and things for a best offer.

        Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 10
          develish1 permalink

          I could really do with a best offer to store all my stuffe in, it’s really getting under foot.

          Adores: 2
        • 2009 December 10
          sarajean80 permalink

          I bought my best offer from Chester Drawers, in used but like new condition.

          Adores: 2
        • 2009 December 10
          develish1 permalink

          ah I hadn’t thought of trying there. How big is yours? I really think I need one about 3 foot long and 3 feet wide to cope with all my stuffe and things. Or maybe 3 feet long and 2 feet wide, would work. What do you think?

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        • 2009 December 10
          sarajean80 permalink

          You might want to get a metric one, they are so much bigger. Mine’s 91.44 centimeters by 60.96 centimeters.

          Adores: 3
      • 2009 December 10
        develish1 permalink

        ooh yes that sounds like a better idea. I did try looking for one at the Ikea website, but it seems they’re out of stock and have no idea when they’ll get more. Such a shame.

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        • 2009 December 10
          sarajean80 permalink

          Just don’t forget to convert your stuffe to metric or it won’t fit.

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        • 2009 December 10
          develish1 permalink

          oh dear, I’ll have to get a calculator out for that. I don’t think my poor brain is up to it today after going out for a drink last night.

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  14. 2009 December 10
    Colleen in MA permalink

    Ah, drmk, you may be fighting a losing battle here! I guess I can live in a world in which people insist that tigers are lions. If only people would insist that my $20s were $100s then we’d be getting somewhere.

    Adores: 11
    • 2009 December 10
      Irregular Fractal permalink

      In a world…

      Where tigers are lions…

      One woman – and her pet ostrich – fight a war against tremendous odds.

      “Seriously! It’s NOT A LION!”

      [quick cut to drmk & dan running through a furniture store amidst explosions]

      “It’s rigged to blow!”
      ‘How can you tell?”
      “It’s labeled FRENCH PRUDENTIAL!”

      [quick cut to white text on black screen]

      ERROR: SCENE NOT FOUND

      [quick cut to drmk & dan in a lifeboat on a very strange looking river]

      *dips finger in* “It’s… NACHO CHEESE!”

      A JERRY BRUCKHEIMER Production

      “Quick! Toss me the punctuation rifle!”

      A MICHAEL BAY Film

      [quick cut to an army of overweight men in Spiderman costumes surfing to the shore on ironing boards]

      YOU

      SUCK

      AT

      CRAIGSLIST

      “Is that-?”
      “Yup.

      Love juice stain.”

      Opens everywhere, Summer 2010

      Adores: 92
      • 2009 December 10
        arallyn permalink

        What a quick production time…oh wait, it’s a Michael Bay film. No wonder.

        I like to imagine what happened during the ERROR: SCENE NOT FOUND that resulted in getting from an exploding furniture store to a nacho cheese river.

        Adores: 4
      • 2009 December 10
        sarajean80 permalink

        That.

        Was.

        AWESOME!!!

        Finally a summer movie I would actually pay to see.
        I really need to stop reading the comments at work, I had to supress so much laughter I think I might have had a mini-stroke.

        Adores: 6
      • 2009 December 10
        Addicted Reader permalink

        Plus eleventy thousand! Awesome!!!

        Adores: 2
      • 2009 December 10
        Meredith permalink

        I was just asked if I could breath, and if I was okay. I went into wheezy laughter, and my face was bright red. Thank, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Made. My. Day.

        Adores: 6
      • 2009 December 10
        GrahamT permalink

        I can’t see this movie. I would be waking up screaming in the middle of the night for months. :(

        Adores: 3
      • 2009 December 10

        Dan has a small problem with being referred to as a “pet”, but other than that he thinks this should be the featured comment for the next month or so.

        Adores: 4
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          Pft, tell him to get over his ego. He should’ve realized that he was YOUR property the second he got married… :P

          Adores: 7
  15. 2009 December 10
    CanonicalKoi permalink

    “Here we see the majestic lion in his natural habitat…..the living room.”
    “It’s not a lion.”
    “Shhhhhh! Truly the King of Beasts, his wild, untamed mane…”
    “It ‘asn’t got one!”
    “What?”
    “It ‘asn’t got a mane. It’s a tiger, ya stupid git!”
    “No, it’s not!”
    “And you wrote the title like you was lookin’ for furniture, din’t ya?” Silly bastard.”
    “I never!”

    This ad brought to you in memory of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

    Adores: 36
    • 2009 December 10
      sarajean80 permalink

      Clearly the Not.A.Lion. is pining for the fjords.

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    • 2009 December 10
      mudslicker permalink

      And here I thought you were doing David Attenborough.

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      • 2009 December 10
        CanonicalKoi permalink

        At least you didn’t mistake it for Marlon Perkins. ;)

        Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 10
          mudslicker permalink

          Didn’t he start his own chain of Pancake restaurants?

          But seriously, don’t be silly, I wouldn’t have guessed Marlon because Mutual of Omaha does elks, not liogers. Or is that moosolopes?

          Adores: 0
  16. 2009 December 10
    Irregular Fractal permalink

    I once heard somewhere that those who cannot learn from history are something something… oh, look, a lion!

    Adores: 11
  17. 2009 December 10

    Lion, Lion burning bright
    I can understand your plight
    One of several (2) items for sale
    The poster missed just one detail
    You’re a tiger not a lion
    Best of luck, thanks for tryin’

    Adores: 33
    • 2009 December 10
      mudslicker permalink

      You beat me to it. At least someone had to reference this! Kudos (& Twix)!

      Adores: 2
      • 2009 December 10
        lost_compass permalink

        You mean KitKat, don’t you? (Gimme a Blake, gimme a Blake…)

        Adores: 12
        • 2009 December 10
          mudslicker permalink

          LOL. And here we go full circle with the William Blake reference. Or did you mean Robert (“Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time.”)..?

          YS@C is so feng shui for me sometimes.

          Adores: 2
        • 2009 December 10

          Ancient Chinese secret, huh?

          Adores: 0
  18. 2009 December 10
    Chazz permalink

    IT NEVER ENDS!

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  19. 2009 December 10

    If there is any demand, I will make this a regular feature: a bad poem about the current YSaC, in heroic couplets, limited only by a maximum 5 minute composition time. Please let me know.

    Adores: 8
    • 2009 December 10
      MrWhite permalink

      I’d like to see a poem about the pit bull listing from a couple of weeks ago. No couplets necessary, though – just some doggerel.

      Adores: 10
      • 2009 December 11
        chronologically gifted permalink

        snort What? Did everyone else just overlook this?

        Adores: 0
    • 2009 December 10

      Psst. What you did there isn’t in heroic couplets. Heroic couplets are in iambic pentameter; Blake’s “Tyger” is in tetrameter.

      /pedantry

      Adores: 7
      • 2009 December 10

        Hey, call yourself a pedant, will you. I’ll show you pedantry! Everybody knows “The Tyger” is written in trochaic tetrameter with catalexis. Sheesh, what a pedant poseur.

        Adores: 5
        • 2009 December 10

          I was under the impression that a catalectic line (in English) generally loses its first unstressed syllable. If that’s the case, then Blake’s “Tyger” is catalectic iambs, not trochees.

          If the “catalexis” you’re imagining is happening in the final trochee of the line, then how is your “catalectic trochaic tetrameter” any different from the (more normative) catalectic iambic tetrameter that most readers would hear in that poem?

          It just seems contrary-minded, to me, to scan a line of English verse into trochees when, as in this case, a system of iambs makes just as much sense.

          /professional pedantry

          Adores: 5
        • 2009 December 10
          sarajean80 permalink

          That made my brain go all tingly.

          Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 10
          develish1 permalink

          I think mines dribbling out of my ears sarajean.

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        • 2009 December 10
          sarajean80 permalink

          *Passes Dev spare set of earplugs*

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        • 2009 December 10
          develish1 permalink

          aw, thank you, you’re a pal.

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        • 2009 December 10
          jgs permalink

          I could spend an hour or two trying to sort through all that, but I prefer to cede the pedantry crown to Isaac, in perpetuity. An excellent effort.

          Adores: 0
        • 2009 December 10

          That’s how I earn my paycheck.

          Adores: 0
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          My general lack of knowledge in this area leaves me with a minging taste in my mouth…

          Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 10
          Lola permalink

          Minging? Igor, what have you been getting up to?
          (You’re a teenager, maybe I don’t want to know the answer to that question.)

          Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 10

          Until I looked it up in the Wiktionary, I figured that Igor had just been mingering. Now I have no idea where his mouth has been, but I’m guessing it was somewhere in Scotland or in the British armed forces.

          Adores: 0
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          Scottish slang really does rub off on you, folks. It’s like French swears and “OI!” as a shocked exclamation.
          (Knows way too many people all over the world on the giant series of tubes/internet)

          Adores: 2
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          And Isaac, British SpecFor Operative- Codename(s): Tygor, Trogdor, Dr. Igor, The Burninator.
          :P
          Did I ever tell you about how I climbed Mt. Everest in nothing but my underwear in order to catch a nuclear missile in mid-air, jump on, and disarm it? I also got all the stranded folk down safely in the middle of the worstest storm EVER (before jumping on the nuke). They estimate that I saved over 14 jillion lives that day.

          Adores: 2
      • 2010 April 6
        A. Lion permalink

        When he moved to Hollywood he had to go door to door to tell everyone he was a pedant.

        Adores: 0
  20. 2009 December 10
    lost_compass permalink

    (non-NFL fans may bypass this comment.)

    I’ve deduced that this must be from the Detroit Craigslist.

    Any Detroiter, seeing something that just lies there, gets stomped on, walked all over, beaten, taken to the cleaners, and is a general embarrassment to look at, would quite naturally think of the Lions, and not the Tigers.

    Adores: 22
    • 2009 December 10
      arallyn permalink

      My boyfriend’s response to that: “Damn skippy they would!”

      (Coming from a fellow NFC North watcher :P )

      Adores: 1
    • 2009 December 10
      Rathy permalink

      I haven’t followed baseball too closely in the last couple years, but I recall the Detroit Not-A-Lions do pretty much the same thing during baseball season.

      Adores: 2
  21. 2009 December 10
    TigerShark permalink

    Seriously, is right! I’m so excited.. this will match my wall hanging I got off CL a while back! I’ve been looking all over for a lion to match it! It was driving me nuts! I would google “lion rug” and all these large, cat images without stripes kept showing up! I can finally stop looking!

    Adores: 8
    • 2009 December 10
      Irregular Fractal permalink

      Glad this helped you out, LionShark!

      Adores: 10
  22. 2009 December 10
    Bianchi Sound permalink

    Considering all that this rug has been through- the car crash, the rescue by his wife, the alleged affair, the resulting media circus- I think he’s smart to change his name to Lion and lay low for a while.

    Adores: 25
  23. 2009 December 10
    tigprincess permalink

    When will the movie be on worldwide release?
    Should I change my name to lionprincess? Who the F would want that rug anyway?
    So many existential questions, so little time.

    Adores: 2
    • 2009 December 10
      GrahamT permalink

      Actually this rug will be perfect for my late 70s perve-themed room.

      Adores: 4
      • 2009 December 10
        sarajean80 permalink

        If you already have the blacklight, you might want to give this one a pass. If true crimes shows have taught me anything, it’s that there is a variety of bodily secretions that will show up under an alternative light source. This thing would probably glow like a neon Rorschach test.

        Adores: 4
        • 2009 December 10
          GrahamT permalink

          I’m just going to assume that there’s an ultraviolet butterfly splattered across this thing.

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      • 2009 December 10
        Irregular Fractal permalink

        Giggity.

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      • 2009 December 10
        sarajean80 permalink

        Wouldn’t “Neon Rorschach Test” and Ultraviolet Butterfly” make kick-ass names for acid rock bands? The sort that play big stadiums, are too stoned to remember what city they are in, and fling bodily secretions into the crowd like rabid rhesus monkeys?

        Adores: 3
        • 2009 December 10
          Lola permalink

          My thoughts exactly. And/or heavy metal too – the phrase “rabid rhesus monkeys” brought Axl Rose ca. 1988 to mind.
          Actually “Rabid Rhesus Monkeys” isn’t a bad punk band name. Their first album could be “Poo Flingers.”

          Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 10
          GrahamT permalink

          I’m fairly certain that a few of us could get together and with minimal musical/instrument playing ability, get some stage time at a local underground rock venue. The first show could be under the name “Neon Rorschach Test.” A couple weeks later, you just change the bass player or drummer out and become “Ultraviolet Butterfly.” The songs could stay the same. I already have some ideas for album cover art.

          Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          I used to be a WoW player, and was in a guild called “Monkeys With Spoons.” Plausibility as a band name? ‘Cause they’d go great with a “Poo Flingers” album.
          One of my friends is a guitarist in a pretty awesome metal band up here in NE called “Dessication,” which reminds me of defecation. Does that count on the subject of feces?

          Adores: 2
    • 2009 December 10
      Meredith permalink

      My guy has a blanket that reminds me of this. It’s really REALLY fuzzy fake fur, and has two “lions” on it. Oh, but it’s GREEN for some ungodly reason.

      He was given it by his brother, who brought it back from Thailand, and said it was “pimp”. His brother actually gave it to my guys roommate as a wedding gift…and it was quickly discarded.

      I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. But sadly, it’s the only thing that keeps me warm in his basement apartment. Damn you LION BLANKET!!!

      Adores: 5
      • 2009 December 10
        Lola permalink

        I will never understand the way men’s minds work. A “pimp” item is an appropriate wedding gift? In what bordello?

        Adores: 2
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          Are you kidding? “Pimp” items are always appropriate presents for my brother, no matter the occasion. And by “pimp,” I mean horribly mismatched clothing that is sewed together so if he ever runs out of everything but that suit he’ll look like an idiot.

          Adores: 2
        • 2009 December 11
          Meredith permalink

          Yeah, his view of both world explains why he’s the son living at his mom’s, watching tv and playing WoW, and letting the rest of the family raise his new babby while he contributes nothing to either the babby or babby mumma. To him, that blanket is “pimp” because, and this I quote, “I’m the biggest pimp you’ll find, so I know what to pull out to get the love juices flowing”. (I heard from 5 seperate sources that this is how he explained the gift at the wedding…to the bride).

          Can’t imagine why his ex wife beat him with a towel rod, or why he got thrown out of the hospital when Babby Mumma had little Babby Pimp.

          Adores: 4
  24. 2009 December 10

    Can a lion change its stripes?

    Adores: 5
  25. 2009 December 10
    Meredith permalink

    I do keep wondering if this is a ploy to wind up on this site. Then I have the big question:

    “Have we created a meme?” Win for YSaC!!!

    Adores: 6
    • 2009 December 10

      If I were at home and not hiding in the bathroom at work readig YSaC on my phone, I would be playing with images right now to make not.a.lion. Internet famouse.!!111!

      Adores: 2
      • 2009 December 10
        Betty permalink

        That explains all the giggling from the next stall.

        Whew.

        Adores: 3
      • 2009 December 10
        GrahamT permalink

        I propose a 4chan-style image-posting raid.

        Adores: 1
        • 2009 December 11
          Meredith permalink

          I second. You can get on that right now, since I barely Photoshop red eye out without making zombie eyes in their place.

          Adores: 2
  26. 2009 December 10

    OMG! This made my day. :D

    Adores: 0
  27. 2009 December 10
    Jenn permalink

    Well, even though most tigers are endangered, guess they’re actually extinct in people’s brains now.

    Adores: 2
  28. 2009 December 10
    IrishFish permalink

    Maybe these lion/tiger people have seen “Napoleon Dynamite” one too many times. Wasn’t that where they invented the “Liger”?

    Adores: 0
    • 2009 December 10
      Igor the Vigorous permalink

      No, they actually exist. They just can’t breed once they’re created. Like mules.
      And me.

      Adores: 1
      • 2009 December 10
        Jen permalink

        Owah, Igor, who needs breeding? Your community intermingles their components quite frequently with great success – much less messy and wasteful than childbirth, and no smelly nappies!

        Adores: 0
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          True, marther, we are a fairly rethourthful clan, but I wath referring more to the angthty teen that writeth thethe pothtth.

          Adores: 0
        • 2009 December 10
          Jen permalink

          Sorry, sometimes it’s hard to tell, as I remember awkwardness and disfigurement (and awkward disfigurement) to have featured heavily in both descriptions of Igors and every experience of teenage-hood ever documented… :) Except for celebs, who’re always perfect, from birth, and therefore don’t count and can go sit on a cabbage, quite frankly.

          Adores: 0
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          “always perfect, from birth,”
          I already am, Jen, but having more people as perfect as me in the world would be the equivalent of dividing by 0, or allowing my flux capacitor to run out of juice while stuck in the future. Hence, no mating. ;)

          Adores: 0
  29. 2009 December 10
    penguin permalink

    I just had my 8 year old look at this and the other not.a.lion picture. She assured me that those are tigers and anyone who though otherwise was “crazy or blind”.

    Adores: 5
    • 2009 December 10
      Jen permalink

      Wow, she’s identifying animals at a tenth-grade level! You can totally market that talent. Fact.

      Adores: 8
  30. 2009 December 10
    snowshovel permalink

    My news reader runs line breaks together on preview, so I read “Coffee table, Lion, Rug…”

    Now that’s an ad I would respond to.

    Adores: 2
  31. 2009 December 10
    Depressy permalink

    You think Depressy is funny?

    I mean, funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh… I’m here to fuckin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

    Adores: 5
    • 2009 December 10
      Igor the Vigorous permalink

      I mean funny because I would totally let you stalk/haunt/murder me.
      :D

      Adores: 0
      • 2009 December 11
        Depressy permalink

        Depressy likes you. Depressy will grant your wish…

        Adores: 3
    • 2009 December 10
      Buffy the Clown Slayer permalink

      I do not find you funny, sir.

      I exist only to avenge my friends who live every day with nightmares of you and your kind.

      Watch your back.

      Adores: 1
      • 2009 December 10
        Igor the Vigorous permalink

        What is Rule #1? There are three answers.
        A) Cardio.
        B) Don’t talk about ***** ****.
        C) Do not discuss ****Chan.

        Adores: 2
        • 2009 December 10
          Igor the Vigorous permalink

          Oh, right. The rest of the question.
          Which of these is relevant, Buffy?
          “Why did it have to be a clown?!”

          Adores: 2
  32. 2009 December 10
    LurkRealClose permalink

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am by the return of Not.A.Lion. Totally made my day, which was pretty great to begin with. Yay!!

    I <3 all Not.A.Lion.s :)

    Adores: 0
  33. 2009 December 11
    SuperKarateMonkeyDeathCar permalink

    I’m pretty sure this is an obscure tribute to Rivers Cuomo after his recent bus accident. If you’ll recall from one of Weezer’s more popular tunes:

    …Watch me unravel, I’ll soon be naked.
    LION on the floor, LION on the floor! I’ve come undone.

    Adores: 0
  34. 2009 December 12
    Sabrina permalink

    OMG, I have the PERFECT two pictures to go with this lion rug!

    Adores: 3
  35. 2009 December 14

    Rats! I meant to save it but it’s already gone out to the recycling bin. Yesterday’s Seattle Times had a correction about a tiger they had misidentified as a lion. Or the other way around. Or… oh, aren’t I helpful?

    Adores: 2
  36. 2009 December 14
    Morgen permalink

    Heard from my 3 year old: “I love that tiger carpet” . So I am guessing he is either a genius or it really isn’t that hard telling the difference between a lion and a tiger.

    Adores: 2
  37. 2010 January 19
    Hailey permalink

    Sadly, I know some pretty unintelligent people, but I’m pretty sure they can all differentiate between a lion and a tiger, & that is most definitely not a lion. I’m also thinking, this just proves, being smart enough to know how to use the Internet does not always equal being smart enough to tell the difference between a lion and a tiger…

    Adores: 0
  38. 2010 July 19
    Bombdude permalink

    So the obvious thing that you have all overlooked is that this is a Lionskin rug with a picture of a Tiger on it! Dis guy knows what he has and is gonna get a pretty penny for it!

    Adores: 2
  39. 2013 September 22
    Tankerbell permalink

    *Sniff* The birth of the Not.A.Lion meme. Did they know they were creating history? Actually, given that some of the cmmenters actually said that, Imma go with “yeah, they knew”.
    And I think the Not.A.Lion knew, too. You can see it in the look on his face. He’s fully aware that he is there to endure mocking and taxonomic misidentification for the benefit of all who will follow. He’s like Jesus. Or RuPaul.

    Adores: 1
  40. 2013 September 22
    CapnMac permalink

    I am from the future and approve of this entirely.

    Adores: 2
    • 2013 September 22
      One Moving Violation permalink

      I am from the passed and also approve of this entirely.

      Adores: 1
  41. 2013 September 22
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    This is the best! Although I think all the stupidity has worn me down… the other day I told my 3 yo to put on his lion shirt, to which he helpfully replied, ” it’s not a lion!” Le sigh

    Adores: 1
  42. 2013 September 22
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Reality is what you perceive it to be. If you perceive it to be a tiger, then it is a tiger. If you perceive it to be a lion, then it is a lion*. If you perceive it to be a felinial chihuahua, then you are just batsh*t crazy.

    * With all of the people who would call that a lion rug, I feel I should warn my friends here. Do not anger the sparkies, for they are many and probably outnumber us.

    Oh, what the heck. Bwahahahaha! Seriously, Not.a.Lion.

    Adores: 2

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