Otterday! And Open Thread.

This weekend’s open thread is hosted by both sea otters and river otters. Which team are you on – sea or river?

Here are Ken Bondy‘s sea otters:

two sea otters floating in ocean waters. One is upright, front paws clasped together; the other is duck-diving, and all you can see is hind legs and a tail.

And Jo Pettersson‘s river otters.

two otters lying in a large hollow log. Their sun-drenched heads are hanging out of the log, and they look sleepy.

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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  1. I have a concert with my choir tonight, so I am off nice and early for our morning rehearsal. Also: uni classes are done once again – only exams and some leftover assessment to go! Looking forward to being able to take a break.
    The otter in the top picture is trying to do a handstand like I used to do in the pool at home. Adorable! 😀
    Best of Otterdays to everyone!

  2. That’s good news tigtog. If she’s 26 weeks, as I read somewhere, then in theory they could do the C-Section now, because, as all those pro-life people are so fond of pointing out, babies can ‘survive’ outside the womb from 23 weeks these days.

  3. Had a late night discussion on Twitter last night about privilege and shutting up. I got up this morning to find the primary person involved in the discussion is even more entrenched in their position. There is not enough headdesking in the world this morning.

  4. This is the discussion. http://storify.com/nokenwari/a-discussion-of-racism-and-entitlement. Luke Pearson was a model of restraint.

  5. Ten days off for me, huzzah! Good chance to rest the Knusiancy Knee and get lots of knitting done. Even more chance if the weather stays like it’s been today: wet, wet and more wet.

  6. Am I the only person thinking, in response to the media’s “what’s with all the sandwiches being thrown at Julia Gillard?”, that it might have to do with the meme/anti-feminist claptrap of “make me a sammich” (deliberate misspelling used)?

    • Arcadia, I’m too distracted by the egregious misuse of “enormity” in today’s reporting of the horrific size of the asbestos remediation task that faces Telstra.

  7. Dunno Arcadia, I was thinking that as they both happened at schools that was the easiest thing to hand that could be thrown and lost without a) causing a lot of damage, b) being easily identified as belonging to the student and c) was handy.

  8. And d) that you didn’t really want anyway, to judge from my kids…

  9. Mindy and angharad, I think you’re likely correct, but just couldn’t shake the association. I can recall the local paper coming to talk to the kids (all six and seven years old) at our local school, about what I don’t recall, but one spewed a “stop the boats” type line that they clearly didn’t make up themselves (and the paper irresponsibly printed). So I just wondered.

  10. Impossible to know Arcadia but entirely possible too.

  11. Over at Feministe one of the regulars just requested a dedicated Game of Thrones thread there to mark the Season 3 Finale (showing here on cable Monday afternoon and evening). Is there a quorum of Hoydenizens who would also enjoy such a thing next week?

  12. I lived in Albury-Wodonga for much of my childhood. My father was transferred there. Your choice of TV was the one commercial station or the ABC. Needless to say the commercial station was excitement plus, especially the news bulletin: “Jack Smith’s tree fell over in his backyard”, so i spent a lot of my childhood watching the ABC.
    Does anyone here remember the near constant showings of Doctor Who, the Goodies and Kenny Everett?
    My father has an interesting tale about him and his army colleagues sitting around the tv room on base watching Doctor Who and in his words “happily ogling Leela” when some twonk came in and said “what’s this s-t?” and tried to change the channel. My father said the interloper was sent on his way with some very choice words.

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