Monthly Archives: March 2008

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter to one and all.

This has to be my favorite Easter funny.

So, let’s talk. How do you eat your chocolate bunny?

Do you start with the ears and work your way down?

Do you go all Hannibal Lecter and eat the face first?

Are you an ass man and go right for the fluffy tail?

Chocolate rules no matter the angle at which it is approached.

Snake Week Ends With Brady Barr Getting Bitten

We’ll end Snake Week with one story where the snake is winning for a change. This video clip from National Geographic show host Brady Barr in waist-deep water struggling with a giant python which didn’t welcome the visit. According to Barr, he got “a really bad bite.”

I’ll admit, he’s my least favorite nature show host. I lean more toward the Jeff Corwin style. Corwin is funny and gentle and tries to disrupt the animal he’s encountering as little as possible. Barr always ends up thrashing around and seeming to put the animal in huge distress.

Nothing against Barr and all the research and conservation work he’s done, but, in this case, I was in the snake’s corner.

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.break.com posted with vodpod

And thus we bring a close to the inaugural Snake Week here at the Squirrel Queen’s house.

Hope you enjoyed this reptile ride.

SQ

Snake Week Revisits Reptile Bulimia

Continuing with our ongoing theme this week, I flash back to a post from June of 2007 which featured an enormous snake and its hippo lunch which it regurgitated. No small feat swallowing a hippo nor vomiting it back out, that’s for sure.

I think it’s pretty obvious here that a hippo was injured in the making of this video clip.

My condolences to the hippo’s family.

Goats and Sheep

Ever since I heard about the tragic death of Rev. Liston G. Richardson yesterday, I’ve had a certain song running through my mind.

The minister from the Clarksville area got tangled up with an angry goat on his farm. The 76-year-old reverend got entangled in the rope he was using to try to lead the goat to another pen and died. The rope was wrapped around both his neck and his feet when he was discovered.

Family members and emergency workers called to the scene had trouble getting the menacing goat away from the body. According to the story linked above, one of his sons shot the goat later in the day.

And with all that, I still keep humming Cake’s “Sheep Go To Heaven” which repeats the line “Sheep go to Heaven. Goats go to Hell.”

I know. It’s morbid. But I’m the only one who has to live with this brain. You can thank me later for keeping most of my ideas to myself.

Snake Week Collides With Easter Bunny

When I turned this into Snake Week, I didn’t think about it coinciding with the Easter holiday.

I was rolling from rattlesnake vodka to St. Patrick’s snake cleansing of Ireland and on to motorcycle mishaps attributed to rattlers.

However, the calendar is telling me Easter is just a few days away.

In order to get everyone in the mood for egg hunts and milk chocolate bunnies while still carrying out the reptile theme, I present you with this video bit.

And don’t fret when you start watching, the furry one wins.

Please note, no animals were harmed in the making of this post.

Rattlesnakes Make Poor Passengers

I see a theme forming here at Squirrel Queen’s home this week.

Discovery Channel gets to have Shark Week. SQ is putting together Snake Week.

Now, no hissing from the peanut gallery. Hissing, get it, huh, hissing like a snake. OK, I’ll stop with that.

But back to Snakes.

Referring to the headline above, this is not a movie review for “Snakes on a Plane.”

Instead, it’s a story about a motorcyclist in Louisiana whose journey came to an abrupt end when the rattlesnake he’d tied to his cycle began to come loose.

Yes, you read that right.

Let’s review. The snake he tied to his cycle.

Here’s the link for the entire tale.

Vroom, Vroom, Hiss, Wobble, Crash.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Begora!

I love that word, damn it.

Wait, I love to say damn it too, but on this special day I’ll stick with Begora to honor St. Patrick’s excellent work as a snake herder. Maybe he was just rounding up all the reptiles in order to slip the legless wonders into bottles of vodka?

To get you into the mood for the day, I’ve rounded up three classic commercials with an Irish theme – Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s, Irish Spring deodorant soap and an old Lucky Charms commercial from way back when there were only four different marshmallow shapes in the box.

Here we go down nostalgia lane.

I’ll admit I’ve never sucked back one of those minty dairy concoctions, although it is a bit intriguing. Wait, what was I thinking. Pass on the offer. If I’m drinking anything in shades of grass today, it will be green beer. For more Shamrock Shake commercials, head here.

Now, pucker up and whistle along as we get all get squeaky clean.

Carving up a bar of soap must be a way for a frustrated lad to relieve some tension when the lasses aren’t responding to his wooing. That or it’s some threatening and weird fetish. Cleanliness is next to Irishness.

And finally, a 1970s version of those magically delicious breakfast treats.

I actually found the inaugural Lucky Charms commercial which was filmed in black and white but made a point of showing the different shapes and telling the viewer what color they were. The original four shapes and corresponding hues were yellow moons, orange stars, green clovers and pink hearts. I think they’re now actually packing up to about 64 different shapes of the dehydrated little marshmallow bits in a box. That’s one for every color, not in a rainbow, but in a box of Crayola crayons.

Don’t forget to wear something green and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all.