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2009-10-20 01:26:46 AM
www.tristatecomp.com
 
2009-10-20 01:40:01 AM
www.tristatecomp.com
/Rodent nazi
 
2009-10-20 03:04:10 AM
Does The Sun always go for the highest number of puns that can be fit in a short article? And do British readers find this amusing?
 
2009-10-20 06:37:17 AM
Birds are vicious creatures.

A friend of mine had a cat that once found a low-hanging robin's nest with
chicks, and the cat did what God intended cats to do: he ate the chicks.

The mama bird came back every spring for the rest of its life and on the
anniversary of the cat's attack dive bomb/pecked the cat within an inch of
its life.

I guess the lesson here is don't fark with a mama robin.
 
2009-10-20 07:33:10 AM
How many stones does that little guy weigh?

/just trying to fit brit
 
2009-10-20 07:38:55 AM
That picture has to be reused from somewhere. I've seen it before.
 
2009-10-20 07:39:14 AM
They need to call for some help...
img10.imageshack.us

Yeah, I recognized the animal in question as a prairie dog too.
 
2009-10-20 07:40:27 AM
Epsilon: Does The Sun always go for the highest number of puns that can be fit in a short article? And do British readers find this amusing?

The type of people who read the Sun probably do find it amusing.
 
2009-10-20 07:43:17 AM
potterydove: That picture has to be reused from somewhere. I've seen it before.

I was doing a random GIS one day and seen that photo too. Didn't read where it was originally from, but I remember the birds going for that nut.
 
2009-10-20 07:53:36 AM
Epsilon: Does The Sun always go for the highest number of puns that can be fit in a short article? And do British readers find this amusing?

Yes.

No.
 
2009-10-20 07:54:32 AM
Epsilon: Does The Sun always go for the highest number of puns that can be fit in a short article? And do British readers find this amusing?

Yes, and the morans who buy the Sun do.

This was on icanhascheezburger on 29th November 2007.
 
2009-10-20 07:55:47 AM
potterydove: That picture has to be reused from somewhere. I've seen it before.

Haven't heard of TinEye yet? LINK
 
2009-10-20 07:56:58 AM
Next thing you know they'll have to watch out for vicious gangs of keep left signs.
 
2009-10-20 07:58:31 AM
Danack: This was on icanhascheezburger on 29th November 2007.

Heh. Yeah, I actually remember that. I was going to post that very picture, not realizing that the Sun is only just now getting there; talk about old news.

Personally I always thought that said pic was a perfect representation of liberals progressives Democrats Unions communists trying to enforce their "entitlements" on the working white man.
 
2009-10-20 07:59:03 AM
MrKrabbs: /Rodent nazi

You know who else insisted on differentiation between creatures considered below him?

/Karl Von Linne
 
2009-10-20 08:03:35 AM
Those are Speckled Starlings BTW. They're *etremely* smart for a "trash bird". I once rescued a pair of hatchlings after their parents were killed in a storm, and they grew up to be very talkative. I think before they died they had a vocabulary of over 300 words, which is pretty damned impressive for such a tiny brain (as far as birds go.) They could even imitate our Atari 2600 games with remarkable precision, and the sound of the screen door opening and closing. Incredible mimics, and they even understood word association for certain names, such as for us, themselves, and the dog.

/Yeah yeah I know... insert random [Cool story Bro!] pic.
 
2009-10-20 08:07:05 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1221618/You-birds-nuts-Hungry-Chipmunk- b ravely-fends-bullying-starlings.html
 
2009-10-20 08:16:39 AM
How sad. After all, the only thing the little chipmunk wanted was a hula hoop...

/the only guy on fark.com to actually memorize those damn lyrics
 
2009-10-20 08:19:46 AM
If you don't know what a chipmunk looks like, then you shouldn't be writing news articles about them.
 
2009-10-20 08:34:55 AM
GungFu

Pic #1: "It's not fair that you have something to eat and we don't; give us some, even though we did *absolutely nothing* to deserve it or earn it!"

Pic #2: "Fine! You won't cooperate? Obama will help us take it from you then!"
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-10-20 08:38:25 AM
Has anybody noticed that isn't a chipmunk?

I saw a squirrel frightened by a baby bird. Squirrel sees potentially edible object on ground. (They eat birds when opportunity arises.) Bird sees large shape that might be mommy and begs for food. "Chirp!" plus wing flutter = big, loud creature that's probably dangerous.
 
2009-10-20 08:46:37 AM
Not a chipmunk. Chipmunks are smaller than starlings, and striped.
Not a prairie dog, either.
It's a groundhog.
Plus, that photo has been hanging out on the web for ages. The Sun will do anything to pretend it's there. Not all there.
 
2009-10-20 08:56:14 AM
Thud'nBlunder: Not a chipmunk. Chipmunks are smaller than starlings, and striped.
Not a prairie dog, either.
It's a groundhog.
Plus, that photo has been hanging out on the web for ages. The Sun will do anything to pretend it's there. Not all there.


Too small to be a ground hog. It's a gopher.
 
2009-10-20 08:57:28 AM
Thud'nBlunder: Not a chipmunk. Chipmunks are smaller than starlings, and striped.
Not a prairie dog, either.
It's a groundhog.
Plus, that photo has been hanging out on the web for ages. The Sun will do anything to pretend it's there. Not all there.


It's a prairie dog, dude. Not a ground hog. (new windows)
 
2009-10-20 08:58:28 AM
The cute rodents; aka squirrels and chipmunks have been causing damage to the roof, gutters, and retaining wall around the house. In response I have deployed the 8 and 10 year old sons and friends with airsoft guns to confront the horde.

To date the score: kids - 0; rodents - a bunch

But they have fun trying and the squirrels seem to spend more time yelling than chewing, so it's a win win
 
2009-10-20 09:10:35 AM
www.officialpsds.com
 
2009-10-20 09:29:12 AM
Well, at first I thought "hey cool, now I know what a starling looks like- I've been wondering ever since reading the Mary Poppins books." But since they can't tell a chipmunk from a prairie dawg, I have some doubts. Off to wiki wiki land....

OK. They got the starling part right.
 
2009-10-20 09:32:23 AM
img.thesun.co.uk
Deez chicks be all up on mah nuts
 
2009-10-20 09:32:38 AM
This is the greatest example of "journalistic" failure I have witnessed in some time.
 
2009-10-20 09:44:40 AM
That's not a chipmunk. At first I thought it was some type of ground squirrel, but look how fat that farker is. You're right, it's a groundhog.
 
2009-10-20 09:45:24 AM
Late to the game, but wanted for questioning?

img27.imageshack.us
Shot at 2009-10-20
 
2009-10-20 09:45:51 AM
I'm pretty sure The Sun found that pic and then completely made up a story to go with it. Notice the complete lack of any specific information such as location. That, and the pic is old.
 
2009-10-20 09:55:23 AM
That's not a chipmunk; it's a European elk (Alces alces). Not our fault you bloody colonials call it a moose....
 
2009-10-20 09:55:51 AM
"The hungry rodent grips hold of his nutty snack"

I've got your nutty snack right here

img.fark.com
 
2009-10-20 09:58:49 AM
How about some live footage of eagles hunting reindeer?
 
2009-10-20 10:16:42 AM
i278.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-20 10:47:49 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure what that is, but thats not a Chipmunk. Thats a Prairie dog or groundhog or something. Those birds would have pwned a Chipmunk. Chipmunks are tiny.

Great poster btw
 
2009-10-20 11:12:18 AM
So, not only does the Sun publish an ancient photo but also "protects" it against right-click copying as if the Sun owns it. Nor do they appear to know what a chipmunk is. The Murdoch empire at its best.
 
2009-10-20 11:28:19 AM
groverpm: So, not only does the Sun publish an ancient photo but also "protects" it against right-click copying.....

"View Source" always wins.
 
2009-10-20 11:28:37 AM
Candygram4Mongo: How sad. After all, the only thing the little chipmunk wanted was a hula hoop...

/the only guy on fark.com to actually memorize those damn lyrics


Or a plane that loops the loop.

/no you're not.
 
2009-10-20 12:06:47 PM
laughing at these puny rodents...
 
2009-10-20 01:09:19 PM
MrKrabbs: /Rodent nazi

As a frequent visitor to the St. Louis Zoo, I was going to say that happens everyday in the prairie dog exhibit.
 
2009-10-20 02:06:52 PM
Haha, those hummingbirds are ganging up on that chipmunk!
Priceless!
 
2009-10-20 04:03:20 PM
Uh this picture is like old (like 2007 old)... funny that it's current news on two sites.

Proof: http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/funny-pictures-nuts-birds. jpg

icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-10-20 06:55:21 PM
Thud'nBlunder: Not a chipmunk. Chipmunks are smaller than starlings, and striped.
Not a prairie dog, either.
It's a groundhog.
Plus, that photo has been hanging out on the web for ages. The Sun will do anything to pretend it's there. Not all there.


Smallest groundhog I have ever seen
 
2009-10-20 07:18:13 PM
Egalitarian: That's not a chipmunk. At first I thought it was some type of ground squirrel, but look how fat that farker is. You're right, it's a groundhog.

Ground squirrels (that includes prairie dogs and Richardson's ground squirrels, aka gophers) can get pretty chunky in suburban areas or zoos.
Link (new window)

/Goldy Gopher approves of this thread
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2009-10-20 07:39:38 PM
it is a prarie dog and you can see the scene almost daily at the st louis zoo. seen it many times myself.
too small to be a ground hog. doesnt matter anyway. its a prarie dog.
watched this scene just a month or so ago at the zoo.
 
2009-10-21 08:03:22 AM
DjangoStonereaver: Birds are vicious creatures.

A friend of mine had a cat that once found a low-hanging robin's nest with
chicks, and the cat did what God intended cats to do: he ate the chicks.

The mama bird came back every spring for the rest of its life and on the
anniversary of the cat's attack dive bomb/pecked the cat within an inch of
its life.

I guess the lesson here is don't fark with a mama robin.


One day I heard a hellacious commotion from some birds outside. They were blue jays which are loud and shrill enough as it is, but these were loud, shrill and pissed off.

Soon, my cat comes and flings herself at the front door crying and scratching to get in. I let her in and and she dives under the couch.

Two blue jays then land on the front step of my porch and are screaming as loud as they could scream. Just a terrible racket. AND they had no fear of me or intended to leave.

I quickly put 2 + 2 together, fished the cat (who looked terrified) out from under the couch and saw that she was already beat up pretty badly. I looked at her and said "you killed their babies, didn't you? Well, you did the crime, you do the time". I tossed her back out on the front porch and told the jays, "Here, let her have it".

They set on her like you wouldn't believe. Pecking, clawing, beating her with their wings. They chased her all over the yard and down the street kicking her ass every step of the way. I laughed for a good hour.
 
2009-10-21 01:00:37 PM
DiamondDave: DjangoStonereaver: Birds are vicious creatures.

A friend of mine had a cat that once found a low-hanging robin's nest with
chicks, and the cat did what God intended cats to do: he ate the chicks.

The mama bird came back every spring for the rest of its life and on the
anniversary of the cat's attack dive bomb/pecked the cat within an inch of
its life.

I guess the lesson here is don't fark with a mama robin.

One day I heard a hellacious commotion from some birds outside. They were blue jays which are loud and shrill enough as it is, but these were loud, shrill and pissed off.

Soon, my cat comes and flings herself at the front door crying and scratching to get in. I let her in and and she dives under the couch.

Two blue jays then land on the front step of my porch and are screaming as loud as they could scream. Just a terrible racket. AND they had no fear of me or intended to leave.

I quickly put 2 + 2 together, fished the cat (who looked terrified) out from under the couch and saw that she was already beat up pretty badly. I looked at her and said "you killed their babies, didn't you? Well, you did the crime, you do the time". I tossed her back out on the front porch and told the jays, "Here, let her have it".

They set on her like you wouldn't believe. Pecking, clawing, beating her with their wings. They chased her all over the yard and down the street kicking her ass every step of the way. I laughed for a good hour.


Huh. You're kind of an asshole.

/doesn't even LIKE cats
 
2009-10-21 05:07:58 PM
cattheotherwhitemeat: DiamondDave: DjangoStonereaver: Birds are vicious creatures.

A friend of mine had a cat that once found a low-hanging robin's nest with
chicks, and the cat did what God intended cats to do: he ate the chicks.

The mama bird came back every spring for the rest of its life and on the
anniversary of the cat's attack dive bomb/pecked the cat within an inch of
its life.

I guess the lesson here is don't fark with a mama robin.

One day I heard a hellacious commotion from some birds outside. They were blue jays which are loud and shrill enough as it is, but these were loud, shrill and pissed off.

Soon, my cat comes and flings herself at the front door crying and scratching to get in. I let her in and and she dives under the couch.

Two blue jays then land on the front step of my porch and are screaming as loud as they could scream. Just a terrible racket. AND they had no fear of me or intended to leave.

I quickly put 2 + 2 together, fished the cat (who looked terrified) out from under the couch and saw that she was already beat up pretty badly. I looked at her and said "you killed their babies, didn't you? Well, you did the crime, you do the time". I tossed her back out on the front porch and told the jays, "Here, let her have it".

They set on her like you wouldn't believe. Pecking, clawing, beating her with their wings. They chased her all over the yard and down the street kicking her ass every step of the way. I laughed for a good hour.

Huh. You're kind of an asshole.

/doesn't even LIKE cats


Trying...to...care...about your...opinion...!!!

Nope, just can't.
 
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