Followups 5

It’s Fünf for the whole Familie! More shark, crocodile AND bear attacks, self surgery, decapitations, Chinese internet addiction boot camps, art made of pee and poo, armadillo leprosy. All this plus witch’s nipples!

Music: “The Preacher and the Bear” – Phil Harris

Links: Museum of Bad Art



20 Responses

  1. Kevin,

    I *SAW* the alligator getting flushed. It really happened. As kids we heard about the idea of flushing alligators/fish down the toilet, which inspired my friend. For the record, I opposed the action. I had to or risk angering my crocodile god!


  2. How to catch a croc? Get a very long cage, put meat at the far end (inside, doofus), have a trapdoor at the other end, put it in croc-infested mangroves. Croc goes in after the meat, then stays when the trapdoor closes behind him.

    That’s how they do it up in the Northern Territory (Australia) anyway, and I can’t imagine it’s much different elsewhere.

    I guess you could always set a hungry python onto them and just follow it around until it tries to eat one. Just a thought. 🙂

  3. Three things

    1.) I’m glad you handled the Moscow bear massacre the way you did. I was so horrified when I read about that, that once it became clear you were going to cover it, I saw some real room for awkwardness.

    2.) As I may have mentioned before under either this or my real name on fb, I’ve eaten armadillo, when I was in El Salvador. It either tasted like chicken but had the texture of pork, or vice-versa, I can’t really remember which, but it was different (vs. frog leg, which just sucked). And yes, I was paranoid about leprosy but went ahead and ate it anyway.

    3.) I don’t have the source (Sherman 1979, Forced Labor in Central America, or something to that effect) on me, but the branding of 16th century slaves on the face was done on the cheek, I believe. So it would kind of feel like watching the Jonah Hex movie, I mean, be like Jonah Hex (to be fair, Jonah Hex, the movie was just dull, not awful).

    1. I’m in Finland and have to say I have I have ever heard of the thing about having dead people at the table and joking about them. We don’t even do open caskets, too morbid. Could it be Iceland? If there is weirdness about then Iceland is usually the culprit.
      Or something seen in a movie? Like some “Weekend at Bernie’s” clone?

  4. I have a bit of trivia which might hit close to home regarding the shock artist Andres Serrano. If you own the Metallica album “Load” take it down off your shelf and gaze at the abstract cover art for a bit while asking yourself what it might be. It is actually one of Serrano’s photographs, titled “Semen and Blood III”. The semen was Serrano’s (just to add that personal touch, I guess) but the blood was from a cow because he apparently wasn’t quite *that* committed to his art.

    Also, just for Kevin, here’s a song which is actually called “Killing Time”:

  5. speaking of nipples, i don’t recall if you mentioned it when you were originally talking about such things, but celebrity/actor/rapper/underwear model Mark Whalberg has a superfluous nipple slightly below his left pectoral muscle.

    the more you know.

  6. Another Finn here. It saddens me greatly to report to you that we do not dine with our dead while making fun of them not eating their food. Sounds kind of fun, though. Pity.