Persiflage

I am back from Poznan, had dinner and cherry pie, and now can’t brain. You will have to be satisfied with persiflage today. The good news is that there are two bits of it here.

It seems to be not unusual (at least if you look at YouTube) for a squirrel to steal a GoPro camera, take it up a tree, and then drop it, with the camera filming the entire event. (I’m sure the photographers plan on this, maybe even baiting the camera with noms.)

I posted one of these a long while ago, and of course someone cried that the film was faked. Well, I won’t rule it out entirely here, as that’s not scientific, but this one looks real to me:

And this, which I find hilarious:

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28 Comments

  1. Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Returns from the vet! Hilarious 🙂

  2. Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Did he get…ah…tutored?

    b&

    • GBJames
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

      lol

    • steve oberski
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

      If a mandatory orchiectomy was part of the syllabus for the training of all “holy” men the world would be a much better place.

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

        Do you do the ball-docking (is that what “orchiectomy” means? Yes, it seems so.) at the start of training, or at the end, as part of the “final examination”?
        Serious question. I’d ball-dock people on entry to the seminary, party because it sounds right, but mostly because culling the credulous early is likely to improve the species as fast as possible. (Caveat : choosing to enter the semenary should be voluntary.)

        • steve oberski
          Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

          Onset of puberty.

          I say this as the servant of various male cats over the years, several of whom were not neutered until certain unpleasant (from my point of view) habits had become ingrained.

          • steve oberski
            Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

            And since the Catholic church has employed castrated boys in their church choirs since the 16th century it’s not as if this would be a new policy on their part.

          • gravelinspector-Aidan
            Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

            While that doesn’t fuss me, some people are attached to the idea of having children.
            [SELF] Off to the gene labs to work on the human-terminating germ weapons.

  3. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I’m wondering why anybody would bother faking a squirrel-steals-GoPro video when it seems so much easier to let a real squirrel do the work.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted August 10, 2016 at 1:28 am | Permalink

      My thought too. In fact I’m not sure exactly how you *could* fake it. Other than extensive CGI.

      cr

  4. Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Re the Pope: Can’t help but think of the famous Marilyn Monroe photo. However, I’m grateful that we didn’t have to see the Pope’s legs (and other parts?!)

    • steve oberski
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      The pope and his clerical cabal reserves that special treat for underage children.

      It’s a sin to do this with another consenting adult, don’t you know.

  5. Diane G.
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    LOL!

    Maybe we’ve been misinterpreting halos all along.

  6. Randall Schenck
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Wonder what is the significance of the big white thing. Circle me white?

    • Diane G.
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

      I think either 1), his bib’s on backwards, or 2), he lost hold of the pizza he was twirling.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

        AH; I know. He is so Elizebethan…

        • Randall Schenck
          Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

          Spell ck – Elizabethan.

    • Gordon Davisson
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

      It’s s threat display, similar to the frilled lizard’s.

  7. Christopher Bonds
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    LOL!

  8. bluemaas
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Sweet verbiage ‘persiflage’ is !

    … … as of thus as well:
    http://www.ifunny.com/pictures/rum-make-america-great-again = my & Captain Sparrow’s yard signs !

    More and more and more and … yeah, please !
    Blue

    • darrelle
      Posted August 10, 2016 at 6:16 am | Permalink

      I might be able to get on board with that!

    • bluemaas
      Posted August 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

      Or ‘sides the rum one when, for mine, AllYa’All hail down the adults’ wine truck passing by, then please make mine a Malbec.

      http://www.womenafter50.com … …

      Blue

  9. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    As I understand it the Cone of Shame is intended to stop a kitteh from licking his balls.

    I expect it works on Pope Francis too.

    cr

    • darrelle
      Posted August 10, 2016 at 6:23 am | Permalink

      I’m sure there is an official position that includes that responsibility.

      • bluemaas
        Posted August 10, 2016 at 9:00 am | Permalink

        Such that: .all of this ‘information’. about the Papally Draped One could, please Mr Darrelle and infiniteimprobabilit, be formatted into a PoHuff clickbaiting headline, not ? !

        Blue

        • darrelle
          Posted August 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

          *laughing* (out loud even)

          I don’t have the wit, but I know I few of the regulars around here could compose some appropriately humorous clickbaiting headlines.

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted August 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

          🙂

          Oh dear.

          How about “The Pope does not lick his own balls” ?

          Leaves a number of possibilities open.

          cr


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