Friday noms

Okay, it’s silly season, what with Paul the Octopus and all, and it’s also Friday, so here—I give you a marmot (Marmota spp.) eating a biscuit.


  1. Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Marmots are, of course, fat squirrels with short tails that live underground.

  2. JDStackpole
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Looks like that fellow (or gal) ha eaten a LOT of biscuits in his (her) day.


  3. Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    You call yourself a scientist? That’s obviously a cracker, not a biscuit.

  4. Gunga Lagunga
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Body of Christ…

    Squeak! Chirp! Munch…munch…

    Erm… sir, you have received the Body of Christ, now please return to your pew.

    Munch…CHIRP!… Squeak…munch…


    SQUEAK! Munch munch munch…


    • Ian
      Posted July 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink


  5. Doc Bill
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    OMG, I want one! I want one! I want one!


    (haha, you thought I wanted the fat marmot.)

    (well, truth be told, I do!)

  6. gruebait
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Purina Marmot Chow.

  7. Scarecrow
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Nothing worse than a marmot. Little buggers will chew through your backpack to get at the little goodies inside if you don’t keep a eye on them. Heading to Glacier next week to hug the glaciers, wrassal grizzle bar’s and go on moose rides. Maybe even get a few marmots drunk and sing camp songs. Great blog and book BTW 😉

  8. Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Okay, I am a big fan of LOL Cat speak, but can someone please explain to me what “noms” are?

    • Josh Slocum
      Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

      Iz lolspeak for “teh good foodz.” As in the noise Cookie Monster makes when he eats: “Om-nom-nom-nom-nom!”

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

      Oh dear, Jason, where have you been on your hiatus–Mars? Josh’s explanation is correct, but i should add that “nom” can be either a noun referring to teh foodz (“I can has noms now?”) or a verb (“I want to nom a cheeseburger”).

  9. efrique
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    The word “biscuit” doesn’t have a single meaning across all english-speakers.

  10. Notagod
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    On the subject of noms and biscuits/crackers; shouldn’t jesus DNA show up in christian feces if they eat jesus slices?

    • Posted July 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

      The Catholics have a ready answer for that one: Transubstantiation leaves the cracker with the “accidents” of crackerness, while imbuing it with the “essence” of Jesusness. And only the accidents have DNA, so you will only see the wheat genes.

      [disclaimer: I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the Catholic church]

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