End of the day humor

We have two items today, one real and one Photoshopped, but both are funny.

The real one: part of the menu from a Thai restaurant in Hong Kong, sent by reader Winnie. Do any of the dishes look weird?

That beef must have had a good time!

And a fake but funny picture sent by Mark Sturtevant:

Lagniappe: Why you should never get a fennec (Vulpes zerda) as a pet. The species is notorious for its hyperactivity when domesticated.

Extra lagniappe: a BBC reporter mobbed by ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) as he tries to report. There’s another lemur in there, but I can’t identify it.


  1. Diana MacPherson
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    That Fennec Fox is like my 108 pound dog when she was younger. Thank goodness she has quieted down a bit at 9.

    • Mark R.
      Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

      We have an exuberant 60 pounder that is 5…no hints of quieting down however. Maybe when he’s 9?

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted January 11, 2018 at 10:02 am | Permalink

        Yes you might get lucky by 9. My dog still throws her toys in the air though. She has, for the most part, stopped jumping off the deck as if the grass below is water.

  2. Jenny Haniver
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Well that photo of Lil’ Fatty with a cat may be photoshopped, but this video of Lenin (with his wife), talking to someone, opining on atheism while playing with his Kremlin cat is no fake.

  3. Bob Murray
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Red Ruffed Lemur? Varecia Rubra.

  4. Ken Kukec
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Lil’ Kim gotta big button. (Shhh! Don’t tell the Donald.)

  5. busterggi
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Stop giving Red Bull to critters!

  6. loren russell
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I trust that the feline montioring Kim’s big red button is not Schrodeinger’s car. Or we are all both dead and not-dead.

  7. kieran
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Graham norton did a bit on english translations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkbHGH-NnkU

  8. jhs
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Moan and pho. Ha.

  9. Mark R.
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    The menu reminds me of the restaurant scene in When Harry Met Sally. “I’ll have what she’s having.”

  10. Mark Joseph
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    More humor, with some bite.

  11. Hempenstein
    Posted January 10, 2018 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Re. lemurs: serendipity! I just learned the other day that John Cleese is a bigtime lemur fan, and even has one named after him. You can read about that on his W’pedia page.

    But I just found this 2hr program on lemurs, narrated by him on YT, that someone took the time to transfer from VHS because it was otherwise unavailable. Be patient, the video starts ~0:35. Haven’t watched it yet since it’s time to sack out – just posting before this post gets too old for anyone to notice.

  12. James Walker
    Posted January 11, 2018 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    I was once (pleasantly) mobbed by lemurs at the Singapore zoo, where one is free to wander with them in their enclosure. Once they figured out I didn’t have treats for them, they abandoned me.

  13. Liz
    Posted January 11, 2018 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Is it rump roast or tenderloin?

  14. Joseph O'Sullivan
    Posted January 11, 2018 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    It’s common in NYC to see menus and even storefront signs with misspellings and odd wordings. A local tv station did an investigative report and found the problem that both the restaurant owners and the printers are not fluent in English and neither catch the mistakes.

  15. Posted January 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    So what *does* the “bed of moan” dish actually involve?

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