View Full Version : OT - cat adoption from Chernobyl area

04-26-2005, 08:51 PM
At about 2:00 am on a sleepless night after several alcoholic beverages, I saw one of those late night TV ads that are supposed to help the starving and disaster stricken animals around the world. "Many loving and helpful people have made time in their day for these creatures, why cant you?" the TV asked. "Wuy kan't me?" I answered in my well exercised language of Toomuchbeer.

For $10,000 on your creditcard, they will send the creature to you so that you may help it recover or just adjust to its new life after the accident and away from harm. And in turn, you will not have to burden yourself with all of that money you keep worrying about. What a deal.

I had forgotten about that night, much like I always do when I have spoken lots of the language Toomuchbeer. But today, true to their word, my poor suffering animal arrived to his new home and my wallet became much lighter to carry. Who knew the effects of Chernobyl's radiation could be so strange?


Sorry, the bunny post made me do it.

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04-26-2005, 09:19 PM
Does it provide a night light effect too?

Jim Luck
04-26-2005, 09:52 PM
Must be one small cat somewhere under all that fur, look at that tiny face!

3 Phase Lightbulb
04-26-2005, 11:58 PM
I showed that picture to my cat.. I told him he's going to look like that if he keeps eating the way he does...


3 Phase Lightbulb
04-27-2005, 12:19 AM

John Stevenson
04-27-2005, 03:30 AM
Bloody hell Rockrat 10K ...????

I bought a turret head for my lathe off Ebay from back of beyond and collected it one dark night.

Got there and this guy had the turret in his worshop away from the house. He asked did we want a cat? Ours had recently died so we came away with a, as new, Enco turret head and a cat for the same price of £50 UKP.

Got home and stripped the turret head up to clean and free it off.
Didn't bother with the cat as from experiance I've found it's hard to get them to work again after having them to bits so left it alone.

Turned out to be a nice animal, more like a dog.

John S.

04-27-2005, 06:21 AM
I bought the dog!

04-27-2005, 11:43 AM
Who'd a thunk it? A hydrocephalic cat!
Gary Larson would be proud.

04-27-2005, 06:01 PM
Wirecutter, Your words are way too big for around here. I had to look that one up. Now I have to look up one of them there hydrocephalics too. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

By the way, didnt we all loose ol Gary Larson? Or did he just stop the funny pictures? My favorite has to be the one where you see a scene from Hell and two guys getting cofee are talking when one says to the other, "Oh man the coffee's cold! They thought of everything!" Big grins.

04-27-2005, 06:05 PM
Larson retired a few years ago.

That should be "microcephalic".

04-27-2005, 08:40 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
Larson retired a few years ago.

That should be "microcephalic".</font>

Yeah, you're probably right. The reason I thought of it was a Larson cartoon. (I think he just "called in rich" and retired.) And I had to look it up, too, just to spell it right.

The cartoon? A kid, with his back to a tree, a bow loaded with an arrow and pulled way back. The kid's head is about 3 times the size of his body, and he's got an apple on his head. The caption says something like "Few people have heard of William Tell's unfortunate older son". The kid's saying, "Shoot the apple, Dad! Go ahead! Shoot the apple!"

I read that Gary Larson actually got hate mail for making fun of hydrocephalics. Apparently, it's a birth defect that causes the head to be really large, and usually comes with severe retardation. (Or "Special Needs", to be PC about it.)

Anyway, I miss Larson. He seemed to be really good at capturing the moment either right before or right after the big action.


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04-27-2005, 09:24 PM
The Farside has been the only comic that has ever actually made me laugh, I miss his work, his sick sense of humor is compatible with mine.

jim davies
04-28-2005, 12:06 AM
I still use the Larson "two ways to stop a runaway stage" cartoon as a two-part overhead for apprentices. The first part [guy jumps down onto the reach, goes to the front, gets the reins, goes back to the stage and yells whow!] as the shop manual way of doing stuff. The second part [guy is sitting on the stage, smoking Colt and six dead horses all piled up] as the flat rate method.

Usually gets a good laff, especially from the fourth year guys...

04-28-2005, 01:20 AM
Interesting link about Chernobyl...

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04-28-2005, 01:45 AM
HAY&lt; I been trying to figure out why none of my hats fit since working at a nuclear plant.

NOW I know.


04-28-2005, 01:49 AM
Why is it , it is unacceptable to eat cats and dogs? They are definitely cleaner than chicken. Anyone who has ever raised chickens knowes that. Darned Vultures in a cage.
Vietmiase people don't have stray cats and dogs in thier neighborhoods. Hmm, free lunch.


04-28-2005, 02:44 AM
I have 9 cats and one pit bull, if times get tough..

mmmmmmmmm bbq http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

I want more critters around the house. I got 1/2 beef in december in its so good.(from my brothers place)
just today my brother got 12 baby turkeys(one day old), they will be huge in no time.

mmm good...

be a farmer eat like a king http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif never be real rich http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

Peter Sanders
04-28-2005, 07:44 AM
Surely as "engineers" the favourite (at least mine is) must be the two guys building a bomb.

One guy bending over hammering in the last "nail", and the other guy standing behind, about to burst the inflated paper bag.

Har, har, har http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

John Stevenson
04-28-2005, 08:27 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Wirecutter:

I read that Gary Larson actually got hate mail for making fun of hydrocephalics. Apparently, it's a birth defect that causes the head to be really large, and usually comes with severe retardation. (Or "Special Needs", to be PC about it.)


Caused by water on the brain, can be cured by a tap on the head.

04-28-2005, 10:25 AM
My favourite Larson cartoon was the "Boneless Chicken Ranch".

Bunch of chickens flat on the ground and draped over the fence or tree branches 'cause they didn't have any bones in 'em.

My kind of humour.

04-28-2005, 12:02 PM
I liked the one with 2 polar bears eating an egloo, one says to the other, "Hey I just love these things, crunchy outside and a chewy center".

04-28-2005, 12:10 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by John Stevenson:
Caused by water on the brain, can be cured by a tap on the head.</font>

I stand corrected on the first part, but are you serious about the second part, or are you making a "Far Side" type joke?

04-28-2005, 12:35 PM
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