YSaC, Vol. 960: PIIIGGSTTIIICCKK!!

2011 April 6

So, a while back the Llamanun and I were playing Scrabbletm, and as we are wont to do, we got distracted poking through the dictionary. We discovered, to our delight, that “pigstick” is a real word.

We decided that “pigstick” is an awesome word. It is especially awesome if you say it at THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS! PIGSTIIIICK!

Isn’t that fun?

husquvarna chin saw


23 in bar nerky eny hours model 345 cal dan ### ####

NERKY! NERKY NERKY NERKY! NERRRRRKKKKKYYYY!!!! YAY!!!!!

That’s my new favorite word. Incidentally, I am NOT the Dan selling the chin saw, so darnit Bruce Cambell, stop calling me!

NERKY!

Thanks for the nerky, Thomas!

150 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 April 6

    My chin is getting rather nerky. Is it time to use the chin saw on it?

    Adores: 8
    • 2011 April 6
      Windrose permalink

      So, Dave, you and the ferret have a good time in the box. 8) I read some of your blog, and I like it! I will have to drop in more often.

      Adores: 3
      • 2011 April 6
        TacoMagic permalink

        I’ve been a fan. Mostly because some of his posts reach almost Capn’esque wordsmithery. I enjoy reading pretty prose that I don’t have the capacity to understand.

        Adores: 4
        • 2011 April 6
          CapnMac permalink

          Posed thus the conundrum of whether you are esurient for continued erudition, or if you’ve just gone peckish for some Venezuelan Beaver Cheese.

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 April 6
          TacoMagic permalink

          I like it when Capn talks all purdy like that. Now to grab my dictionotomy and translate!

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          Artsy Computer Geek permalink

          You can put me down as a fan also.

          Adores: 0
        • 2011 April 6
          LurkRealClose permalink

          I spent about an hour this morning at work reading Dave and the ferret’s blog and I am now a fan, as well.

          Thought provoking and humorous.

          Adores: 0
      • 2011 April 6
        Lola permalink

        Put me down as a fan as well. Who actually does the writing? Dave? Ferret? Both?

        Adores: 1
      • 2011 April 6

        Thanks, y’all. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Adores: 3
  2. 2011 April 6
    Lola permalink

    23 chainsaws in a bar? Who runs the bar, Leatherface?!?
    *Bruce Campbell reference = makes my morning*

    Adores: 8
    • 2011 April 6
      CapnMac permalink

      Klaatu, Barada, Nick, uh, er,Nicro,Nickl-a-rama-lama-ding-dong!

      Adores: 9
      • 2011 April 6

        Oh.My.Gosh.

        Capn said something I understood!!

        :faints:

        Adores: 9
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          Someone get the smelling salts or the Venezuelan Beaver Cheese!

          Adores: 9
        • 2011 April 6
          LurkRealClose permalink

          *passes you a ding dong*

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          That’s what he said.

          Adores: 9
  3. 2011 April 6

    I think the Smithsonian might be interested in this piece. After all, the husquvarna 23 chin saw is one of the first instruments used to perform complicated and delicate facelift surgeries.

    In fact, Jocelyn Wildenstein is an example of the fine artwork this machine is capable of performing.

    Adores: 15
    • 2011 April 6
      Bombdude permalink

      Well shoot, once again, I bought the wrong tool for the job… I bought one and have been shaving with it… The nicks I get when I’m not careful!! OY!!

      Adores: 6
    • 2011 April 6

      I’m not so sure I’d hold Jocelyn up as a fine example of anything that wasn’t prefixed with “anti”.

      Adores: 2
      • 2011 April 6
        Lola permalink

        Aside from “Bride of Wildenstein”, you mean? (Not my phrase, one I’ve seen on teh interwebz.)

        Adores: 1
      • 2011 April 6

        Hey, is it her fault that her surgeon was unfamiliar with the husquvarna 23?

        Adores: 7
        • 2011 April 6

          That’s no excuse. The Husqvarna 23 has been around for years and is practically de rigueur in the cosmetic surgery biz when it comes to chin modifications. I mean, jeez, one surgeon went through three of the things carving Michael Jackson’s*.

          * Too soon?

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 April 6

          Never too soon for us, freaky puppy.

          Adores: 4
        • 2011 April 6

          Nihil sacrum.

          Adores: 5
  4. 2011 April 6

    [Matt]What’s the matter with you people, the Swedish chef has things to sell too![/Matt]

    Adores: 13
    • 2011 April 6

      Shouldn’t that be a [matte]?

      Also, his ad is even better when run through the Swedish Chef Dialectizer:

      hoosqooferna cheen sev
      ———————————————————————-

      23 in ber nerky iny huoors mudel 345 cel dun ### ####

      Adores: 12
    • 2011 April 6
      TacoMagic permalink

      Hoosger Pigerschtick!?

      Bork Bork Bork!

      Adores: 10
      • 2011 April 6
        Lara permalink

        I want to see the swedish chef say that while tossing chin saws around.

        Adores: 3
  5. 2011 April 6
    ghostcat permalink

    :pictures Llamanun and Ostrimu playing Scrabble with bees:

    :giggles:

    Adores: 16
    • 2011 April 6
      drmk permalink

      The hard part is getting them to stay on the triple word score spaces.

      Adores: 23
      • 2011 April 6

        Duct tape.

        Adores: 9
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          Use a metal gameboard and feed the bees magnetic honey.

          Adores: 6
        • 2011 April 6

          Then they would all stick to the fridge.

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          They’d also stick to the truck better. It’s a “bonus feature”.

          Adores: 15
        • 2011 April 6
          Lara permalink

          If they stuck to the truck they wouldn’t be able to get any nectar to make any honey which I thought was the bonus. Maybe the bonus is just getting stung.

          Adores: 4
      • 2011 April 6
        LaKitta permalink

        I like my scrabble like I like my women.

        Adores: 4
        • 2011 April 6
          Lola permalink

          Cold, blocky, and capable of making ice?

          Adores: 7
        • 2011 April 6

          Sprawling, erudite, yet largely incapable of forming a coherent sentence?

          Adores: 11
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          Made of paperboard and tiny bits of polished wood?

          Adores: 6
        • 2011 April 6
          Innana permalink

          Rigid, square, with a vocabulary full of rarely spoken words?

          Adores: 9
        • 2011 April 6
          Camille permalink

          Covered in bees?

          Adores: 8
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          Enjoyed frequently by entire families?

          Adores: 23
        • 2011 April 6
          Lara permalink

          Wooden with too many Qs?

          Brazilian doors for that last one SJ

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 April 6

          Getting a triple score?

          Adores: 4
        • 2011 April 6
          TacoMagic permalink

          That’s how I like my coffee!

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          LurkRealClose permalink

          Made by Hasbro and stuck in the back of the guest room closet for months on end?

          Adores: 8
        • 2011 April 6
          TacoMagic permalink

          Covered in bees.

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6

          Overly verbose and covered in Latin?

          **looks at what he has written**

          Oh, wait, that’s how I like my women.

          Adores: 11
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          Tattoo artists must be much more scholarly than when I was in high school, back then it was butterfly tramp stamps instead of Latin.

          Adores: 4
      • 2011 April 7
        Dan permalink

        But it’s totally worth it, because they’re worth three points each.

        Adores: 2
    • 2011 April 6

      “Okay, look, now I know you’re cheating. You can’t spell ‘buzz’ in Scrabble, there’s only one Z in the bag! You’ve spelled it six times!

      Adores: 15
  6. 2011 April 6
    mudslicker permalink

    Funny, I often get distracted while playing Go Fishยฎ and, as I am wont to do, I always get distracted while poking through my paint swatch collection.

    Adores: 3
  7. 2011 April 6
    TacoMagic permalink

    23 walks into a bar. The bartender says, “We don’t serve your kind here!” 23 says, “But it’s prime time!”

    Adores: 18
    • 2011 April 6
      Lara permalink

      awful yet wonderful

      Adores: 6
      • 2011 April 6

        The truly awful thing is that it took me all of 30 seconds to think it up starting with the “23 in bar” premise.

        I’m in danger of becoming a geek, I think.

        Adores: 3
    • 2011 April 6
      Artsy Computer Geek permalink

      groan

      Adores: 0
    • 2011 April 6

      A C, a G, and an E-Flat walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, “Sorry, I don’t serve minors.”

      Adores: 10
  8. 2011 April 6

    Herky-nerky Husqvarna
    23-skiddoo an inchy barra
    Danny boy sawing a chinny-chin-chin
    With eny a 345 model shin

    /Kazoo solo.

    Adores: 6
  9. 2011 April 6
    Windrose permalink

    You’ll have to come over for game night and play The Dictionary Game. It has another name but I can’t think of it. You need a dictionary for each player, a huge stack of 3×5 cards, and pecils. The players scan the dictionaries until they find a word they think no one has heard of. The player says the word, and if no one knows the definition, everyone writes it down on their cards. The one who found the word then writes down the real definition, and everyone else makes up a definition. Then the cards are passed to the one who found the word, and all the definitions are read out loud. During the second reading, the rest of the players raise their hands when they hear what they think is the correct definition. The point system is important. You get a point if someone votes for your fake definition. The reader gets a point if no one votes for the real definition.

    I frequently win this game but it’s tough to find a word that Chthulhu doesn’t know. 8)

    Okay, back to nerky snarking!

    Adores: 6
    • 2011 April 6
      Lola permalink

      We play this at gatherings of a certain branch of the family. It is frequently a source of much hilarity. I’d love to have a YSAC game!

      Adores: 2
      • 2011 April 6

        We’d re-write the Funk & Wagnalls…that’s for sure.

        Adores: 13
      • 2011 April 6
        Windrose permalink

        *makes note for YSaC convention*

        Adores: 6
    • 2011 April 6

      Sounds a bit like The Liar’s Club, a 70s (and reborn in the 80s) game show where some object or contraption, usually old and whose purpose is far from obvious, is brought out. The panelists, who all know what it really is, will each make up their own explanation for it, but only one will be the real explanation, and the contestants each try and guess which one it is.

      Sounds like fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Adores: 3
      • 2011 April 6
        Windrose permalink

        Mindee, I loved that show! Never missed a chance to see it.

        Adores: 1
        • 2011 April 6

          I didn’t get to see it very often because I was usually in school when it was on. But when I was home, either sick or on holidays or whatnot I’d always try and catch it; it was one of the few truly funny game shows on the air (though by the time I was watching it in the early 80s, it was in reruns and the new one hadn’t been made yet.)

          Adores: 1
      • 2011 April 6
        ghostcat permalink

        Sounds like many of the ads that show up here could be on that show.

        Adores: 5
    • 2011 April 6
      PrincessLuceval permalink

      That is actually a board game called “Balderdash.” But I like your way better.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balderdash

      Is “nerky” in the dictionary?

      Adores: 5
      • 2011 April 6
        TacoMagic permalink

        It SHOULD be.

        Adores: 3
        • 2011 April 6

          Somebody call Rich Hall!

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          Lola permalink

          Sniglets!

          Adores: 0
      • 2011 April 6
        Windrose permalink

        Balderdash! Yes, that’s the name of the game. Thank you, Your Highness!

        Adores: 1
    • 2011 April 6
      Caro permalink

      Mattel markets this game as Balderdash. (We call it Logolept’s Delight.)

      Adores: 4
      • 2011 April 6
        TacoMagic permalink

        My friends refuse to play it with me anymore. Both because I apparently know a lot of obscure words, and because I can write a fairly convincing sounding word definition.

        Adores: 10
        • 2011 April 6

          My family says I’m not allowed to play ANY trivia or word-based games anymore.

          Oh sure, the ONLY information I retain consists of useless trivia and obscure words.

          Yeah, that’ll take me far.

          Adores: 10
        • 2011 April 6
          SisterLyle permalink

          Next time you’re in town, Taco (cough August Habenero Pizza challenge? cough) I’ll play balderdash with you ๐Ÿ˜€

          Adores: 5
    • 2011 April 6
      Lara permalink

      That is awesome!! Thanks for the idea for an actually fun game to whip out during this weekend’s family visit (no bees be upon us during this time).

      Adores: 3
      • 2011 April 6
        TacoMagic permalink

        You may not want to whip your game out like that in mixed company…

        Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          Lola permalink

          *cough* Don’t judge other people’s families. *cough* 8)

          Adores: 2
    • 2011 April 6
      Bombdude permalink

      It’s called “Balderdash”

      Edit: Darn work… getting in the way of timely responses… I really need to remember to refresh before responding to anything

      Adores: 3
      • 2011 April 6
        Windrose permalink

        Thanks, Bombdude! I couldn’t think of it! 8)

        Adores: 0
    • 2011 April 6
      LimeLolly permalink

      I’ve played this game. It was called ‘Bumfuzzle’ by the group I played it with. But I don’t know if that was just a name they made up or not. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Adores: 0
      • 2011 April 6

        That name sounds like it was recycled from another, entirely different kind of game altogether.

        /It’s an entirely different kind of game. Altogether.

        Adores: 3
        • 2011 April 6

          :chorus replies:

          “It’s an entirely different kind of game.”

          Adores: 7
        • 2011 April 6

          You just lost the game.

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 April 6

          Meme Alert! Everyone get to your stations! This is not a drill!

          AWOOOGA AWOOGA!*

          *Can we please buy an actual alarm, I’m tired of screaming that every time we have a meme incursion.

          Adores: 3
        • 2011 April 6

          Agh! Curse you and your Astro-nomical losing! But at least that means you’re not Charlie Sheen, so that’s something.

          Adores: 0
    • 2011 April 6
      Angel permalink

      There’s a show on NPR called Says You! where a couple of the rounds operate on the same premise. They call it a take-off of “fictionary” but whatever it’s called, it’s a fun game to play!

      Adores: 4
      • 2011 April 6
        LurkRealClose permalink

        There’s a segment on Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me that does this, too.

        Adores: 1
    • 2011 April 6

      I think we have a new thing to do on band trips when on the buses.

      Adores: 0
      • 2011 April 7
        Windrose permalink

        Balderdash can be played with a single dictionary that gets passed around in turn.

        Adores: 0
    • 2011 April 7

      The premise of a British tv show called Call My Bluff – two teams of 3, each team takes it in turn to give 3 definitions for a word and the opposing team has to guess the correct one. Used to love it – but sadly I think it got cancelled years ago.

      Adores: 0
  10. 2011 April 6
    Irregular Fractal permalink

    All right, you primitive Craigslisters, listen up. You see this? This… is my PIGSTICK. The 23 in bar double-snouted Nerky. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Adores: 14
  11. 2011 April 6
    Yancy permalink

    Husquvarna chin saw – the favorite tool of Swedish plastic surgeons. Made in St. Olaf (wife and I have been watching lots of Golden Girls) and approved by the Swedish surgeon general, who also doubles as their star chef.

    Adores: 4
  12. 2011 April 6
    CapnMac permalink

    Been reading too much ‘econ’ stuff, saw “PIIGS” then stick, and wondered what new EU issue had cropped up.

    The acronym “PIIGS” refers to the economic troubles of Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain.

    Off to paint, y’all discourse among yourselves in jocular fraternity.

    Adores: 1
    • 2011 April 6
      LurkRealClose permalink

      I’m a girl. Is it ok if I discourse in jocular sorority?

      I’m a moose. Is it ok if I discourse in jocular Alcesity?

      The lice would like to discourse in jocular Phthiraptera.

      The poncho needs some quite alone time right now.

      Adores: 9
  13. 2011 April 6

    The nerky thing to me is that he actually ADDED a letter to Husqvarna, while leaving so many out of the rest of the post.

    Adores: 1
    • 2011 April 6

      Maybe he had a leftover U. You know how hard those things are to get rid of in Scrabble sometimes.

      Adores: 5
  14. 2011 April 6
    CoffDrop permalink

    The Chainsaw by katherine shaw

    He pulled the cord, to the large, electrical knife.
    He was going, to take this poor souls life.
    The saw hummed, buzzed and then it gurred,
    The poor victim, could not say a word.
    For his mouth was gagged, his tongue cut off,
    All he could manage, was a incoherent cough.
    The victim closed his eyes so tight,
    He knew he was going to die that night.
    The madman stood, laughed and swayed,
    and watched, as the victims blood sprayed.
    You could hear the terrified victims death call,
    as his blood sprayed all over the wall.
    His head it lopped, and then it fell,
    Quickly followed by his body as well.
    His body quivered for just a second,
    As the afterlife slowly beckoned.
    The mad man turned on his heels,
    Looks back, as a last glance, he steals
    Off he crept into the night
    To see if his next victim, would put up a fight.

    Adores: 5
    • 2011 April 6
      SisterLyle permalink

      Aware for the Macabre Post of the Day goes to…

      Adores: 1
      • 2011 April 6
        CoffDrop permalink

        Sorry ’bout that. Perhaps this would have been the better selection……..

        Chain Saw Uproar (Tracey’s Song) by dashpoet

        Chain saw Shivers me
        Roaring Gouging
        slivers see
        Spitting Slugs
        of timbered tree

        Hand in Hand with Gravity
        and Slash and Grab humanity
        Another tree
        Another tree
        succumbs to your Gash Tyranny

        away in the ether
        pristine whispered song
        lilts distant elated
        lush vibrant sweet throng

        Ragged Edged calamity with
        Atom Bomb ferocity
        Another tree
        Another tree
        you slaughter indiscriminately

        Forest Bright now breathless sea
        Tiger Blight Dread legacy
        Monkey Dead
        dead monkey tree
        cut to fearful Flat Symmetry

        Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          Jen permalink

          Yes… ‘better’…

          Adores: 3
    • 2011 April 6
      ghostcat permalink

      I wonder why Hallmark hasn’t put that on a card yet. It’d be perfect for wishing someone a Nerky Beesmas.

      Adores: 13
      • 2011 April 6
        LurkRealClose permalink

        Nreky Beesmas for band name of the day!

        Adores: 1
        • 2011 April 7
          Windrose permalink

          I’d fix that for you, LRC, but it’s rather nice. Nreky.

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 7
          LurkRealClose permalink

          They’re from Norway.

          Adores: 1
  15. 2011 April 6

    I think this is just a well-disguised (or poorly-disguised, depending on the intent) Missed Connection.

    You’re 23, and in the Nerky Bar downtown. Your lovely husquvarna-style earrings led my eye to your chin–and what a lovely chin I saw. We talked about the Claymore/SWM Canadian Energy Income ETF on the New York Stock Exchange for hours. I told you I’m a model in the Caymen Islands, but really I’m just Dan. Please meet up with me in California. ### ####

    Adores: 4
  16. 2011 April 6
    SisterLyle permalink

    I think we’ve all lost track of what is really important in this post… the chain saw is only 345 cal! It’s low fat!

    Adores: 6
    • 2011 April 6
      Bombdude permalink

      I prefer a .50 cal chainsaw… After all, bigger is better, right?

      Adores: 4
      • 2011 April 6
        Artsy Computer Geek permalink

        I’d never disagree with a guy called “Bombdude” who has a “.50 cal chainsaw” and lives so close to me.

        Adores: 6
        • 2011 April 6
          CapnMac permalink

          The 875gr turned solid bronze match projectiles kind of bend the definition of “close” . . .

          Adores: 0
  17. 2011 April 6

    Maybe it’s just me, but the fact that Wikipedia says that pig sticks are particularly useful on catboats is just funny.

    Adores: 4
    • 2011 April 6
      CapnMac permalink

      Arghhh, Be ‘lubber yam’ern, tae.
      Ane Jack-tar wor’t ‘is salt be knowin’ thae be callit a jackpole ar jackstaff.

      “Pig-stick’r!” Be bargeman or scowman jabber.

      Arrgh, Gie a salt ane inclin’ashun to lay along yon Wiki an’ take a Pirate Stand, ane the Jollyman can whistle for cetaceans in rescue.

      Adores: 0
  18. 2011 April 6

    OT…sorta, but kinda relevant to today’s “Fun With Words” segment….

    I work in the power generating industry.

    When I first started here, EVERY industry term used was….well, it was akin to de-ciphering a Capn post most of the time.

    Case in point:

    One day, we had a snake get into a box that housed electrical wiring…and not your household type. No..nuh-uh..this stuff is 480V.

    The snake contacted two things at once which resulted in a) fried snake and b) shorting of a major component’s power source.

    The ops manager, at the time, was a guy with an incredible wit, prone to practical jokes, and simply brilliant. He told me, straight-faced, that the snake had laid across…the peckerhead…causing the short.

    Peckerhead?

    Yep, peckerhead.

    I was incredulous, given his rep, but when I saw the pictures….umm…let’s just say that the bundle of wires bore a striking resemblance to…..oooh look, shiny!!

    Case in point #2:

    On another occasion something vital broke, came apart, sorta ripped – like a Southwest Jet roof…and had to be fixed right away.

    Let’s use pooky-stick, the ops manager suggested.

    I wasn’t part of the conversation, but overhearing “pooky-stick” made me burst into uncontrollable giggles.

    Ops manager noticed and asked why I was laughing.

    Pooky-stick.

    Yeah, pooky-stick for repairing this stuff.

    Really?

    Really.

    So, how’d it get the name?

    He stood there staring at me for a while before he finally said…well, it must be because you sneak up on the thing to be repaired and pooky it with this sticky stuff.

    :blink…crickets…:

    Just two of the many instances where words take on a life of their own around here.

    Adores: 11
    • 2011 April 6
      ghostcat permalink

      :snerk:

      Pooky-stick.

      I have a pokey stick at home, it’s a piece of PVC pipe I use to squash bugs I can’t reach.

      Adores: 10
      • 2011 April 6
        LurkRealClose permalink

        I do not have a pokey stick at home. Mr. LRC is in charge of negotiating with the spiders. *shudder*

        Adores: 6
        • 2011 April 6

          And, one must presume, of poking.

          Adores: 8
        • 2011 April 6
          LurkRealClose permalink

          Patently.

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          mudslicker permalink

          I love patently leather shoes! Can’t wear skirts with them though.

          Adores: 3
        • 2011 April 6
          Lola permalink

          *snerk* Is that what the llama-nuns told you, Mudsy?

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 April 6
          mudslicker permalink

          Yes. That’s why I always wore penny loafers with dimes in them. Damn those plaid uniforms!

          Adores: 3
      • 2011 April 6
        Angel permalink

        I have a pokey stick too, also made of PVC! I use it to annoy iguanas until they leave the yard. The iguanas tend to frighten the wild birds that I feed and while I consider the birds to be invited guests, the iguanas are party crashers and deserve to be gently prodded until they leave.

        Adores: 7
        • 2011 April 6

          Hey everyone! How cool is it that Angel gets to pooky-stick iguanas in the back yard?

          Damned cool, that’s what I’m sayin’…

          Adores: 4
        • 2011 April 6
          LurkRealClose permalink

          And if you picture Angel as played by David Boreanaz, you get a really hilarious mental image. At least, I did.

          Adores: 6
        • 2011 April 6

          LOVE

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 April 6
          ghostcat permalink

          And now so do I.
          Ooh, he’s wearing leather pants! :swoon:

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 April 6
          Angel permalink

          Well it’d have to be David Boreanaz as a blonde female ๐Ÿ™‚ But if you want to make those pants out of iguana leather, be my guest. I have a pooky stick ’cause iguanas are mean and spikey!

          Here’s some shots of the one that’s usually in the yard; others wander in and out. I’ve dubbed it “Puffball” for its reaction when I shoo it away. It gets up as tall as it can and does a great dinosaur impression.

          Puffball

          I’m a dinosaur! Rawr!

          Staring down one of the cats

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          Lola permalink

          Angel, those are hilarious, particularly with the captions!

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          Jen permalink

          I second Lola’s comment, plus all I can think of is “dawwwww!!!” Such a shiny green iguana!

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 April 6
          Angel permalink

          Thanks! I have to admit I’m becoming rather fond of Puffball, actually.

          (And thanks for not noticing the dog drool on the windows. We have a hound dog in addition to the cats and all of the windows tend to get a little… damp… if I’ve been out of town on business. My husband doesn’t “do” windows.)

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 April 6
          Jen permalink

          I assumed it was Vaseline-smear, for making all your vistas look like romantic dream sequences from cheesy old Hollywood flicks.

          Dog-drool does kind of burst that bubble…

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        • 2011 April 6
          Windrose permalink

          Do you live in Tijuana? Do you barbecue the iguana?

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        • 2011 April 6
          otter permalink

          Did you hear it on Mexican Radio?

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        • 2011 April 6
          Angel permalink

          Fort Lauderdale, but I have no doubt that there’s some iguana-roasting going on around town. When we have a cold snap and temps fall below 40, they get cold-stunned and fall from the trees and that would make them easy pickings. There was a local news story early last year about a man that was out picking up stunned iguanas and putting them into the back of his car (ostensibly to sell but he may have had his stomach in mind.) The heat in the car revived them and they began crawling about, almost causing him to have an accident. Can you imagine?! They have spikes on every angle and they tail-whip when they’re startled or angry…

          *Jen, you gave me giggles with the thought of romantic movies featuring huge green lizards! Jurassic Park meets The African Queen, maybe?

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 April 6
          Jen permalink

          Lizard love movies (reptilain romances? Herpetorial hankywringers?):

          Love in a Cold-Blooded Climate.
          The Bodyguana.
          Bride of Godzilla (unless this already exists, in which case – awesome).
          My Fair Lizard.
          The (T-)Rex and I.
          Funny Gila.

          Adores: 4
        • 2011 April 7
          Windrose permalink

          Angel, just a note of interest, at a place I call the Disneyland for Bird Lovers, they have outside aviaries, with canaries and orange and yellow weavers, etc. On a warm day, they have a large iguana who gets to sleep in the sun under the “tree” where the birds perch and squabble. We believe the reptile is there to cut down on rodent incursions. The birds ignore him, because they are faster than he is, most days.

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 April 7
          Angel permalink

          Lovely to know, WR. I’ll stop fretting about the birds here on the patio and on the feeders.

          That sounds like a lovely birdie resort, by the way.

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  19. 2011 April 6
    LimeLolly permalink

    I tried for 10 minutes to get here and kept getting “server not found” message.

    :refresh: : refresh: :refresh:

    :looks at web address: www. yousuckcraigslist. com

    Brainwashing complete.

    Adores: 7
  20. 2011 April 7
    Windrose permalink

    So Mr. Dave, and Mr. Ferret (presumably), here is yet another in a long series of Punchity Punch Punches!

    G’Night, Jรถnkรถping!

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  21. 2013 April 6

    Saturday, In the Snark! I know it’s not the 4th of July. Nerky PIIIGGGGSTIIIICKS to everyone!

    Adores: 1
    • 2013 April 6
      Demon Duck of Doom permalink

      Who’s a nerky pooky pigstick? YOU’RE a nerky pooky pigstick! ‘Es ‘ou are! ‘Es ‘ou are!!!

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  22. 2013 April 6
    PhantomBanker permalink

    “Look at me–I’m white and nerky…

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  23. 2013 April 7

    It’s still fun to say – nerky, nerky, nerky.

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  24. 2013 April 7

    CraigsLister, another first timer in the box! Here’s your card, hold it up in front of your face. 8) Pay no attention to the blood stains on the floor. Punchity Punch Punch!

    Good Morning, Nerkers Anonymous!

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