Otterday! And Open Thread.

Today’s Open Thread is hosted by this wee pup, shared on flickr by Hamish Irvine.

Wee otter pup with a dash of pink on its dark nose, standing on rocks.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

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14 replies

  1. I’ve been hanging out to share this otter gif since I saw it somewhere else (manboobz?)

  2. [Moderator Note: Really? You’re so averse to netiquette that you’ve followed me over here from Feministe? And you’re commenting on one of my co-bloggers’ posts with no effort at all expended on lurking and learning? Welcome to plonkville, jackass. ~ tt]

  3. So “Jeff” above proceeded to leave threats on Feministe that he would physically abuse a woman tonight in Tallahassee, Florida in retaliation for being banned on Feministe. Interestingly, after I noted that I intended to contact the police in Tallahassee with his IP details and email addresses, I found that I can’t get through to their website (but shows it as up for others – confirmed that at least one US based commentor on Facebook can reach them). I would be interested to know whether other Aussies can also not reach, because that would seem to be a mightmite telling, don’t you think?

  4. That site is coming up for me TT.

  5. I can also see it and ironically the headline showing when it opened was ‘Report crime from anywhere’.

  6. I left them a message through their Facebook page anyway, so we’ll see whether they get back to me. “Jeff” may well be a mere keyboarding blowhard, but then again he could be somebody who rationalises serial assaults on others based on what somebody says to him on the internet. I wouldn’t be placing a bet either way right this moment.

  7. What a lovely person to run across, not.

    I saw the fuller version of the otter video where a woman found it in her car and she and the man in the gif are trying to get it out but it is on for a play. They both seemed, to me, to have some experience with otters as neither tried to touch it. I probably would have tried to pick it up and been bitten or clawed.

  8. I can get into it too. For me it was a picture of an older woman in a polo shirt emblazoned with ‘citizens police’ firing an automatic weapon….go figure…

  9. Did some car dancing to embarrass the kids. Look in the backseat and they are both fast asleep. Fail.

  10. I tried that link, tigtog, but it timed out.

  11. A belated May the Fourth to all you Hoydens.

  12. After a weekend of extra kids sleeping over (or not sleeping, as the case may be) and a very uncharacteristic attack of “clean all the things” I have hit the wall. I’m so tired I don’t feel safe driving but I’ve had to taxi kids to lessons all afternoon anyway, it’s not a nice feeling. And I still have my own singing lesson to go to at 8:30 tonight. More coffee.

  13. There have been Islamic demonstrations in Dhaka. I see fifteen people have been killed and over sixty injured. At one point, demonstrators were shouting, “Atheists must be hanged.” When will the world be rid of religious terror?

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