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2013-10-03 08:33:32 PM
Don't believe this to be Caturday, much as it may sound like it....
 
2013-10-03 08:40:32 PM
Again?
 
2013-10-03 08:51:10 PM
Nope.  Real Caturday's now up.
 
2013-10-03 09:30:14 PM
That never would have happened in the first place if Roy hadn't attacked Sigfried with raspberries.
 
2013-10-03 09:32:39 PM
No mention of any lesson learned that maybe we shouldn't take a wild animal and make it perform magic tricks in front of lights, sound effects, fog and screaming tourists. Just, look how understanding we are that he got his throat ripped out for obviously no apparent reason.
 
2013-10-03 09:53:25 PM
R.I.P. Alvin Lee
 
2013-10-03 10:09:13 PM
i221.photobucket.com
Always got a kick out of this one...
 
2013-10-03 10:28:55 PM
with a gaping neck puncture wound but pleaded, "Don't shoot the tiger."

He is a responsible pet owner.

My 22 lb cat freaks out once and a while for no reason. (He's skinny and tall). He goes on "hissy fits". Sometimes he swipes at my eyes.  He's too old to be trained. Let him... but it would be irresponsible if I pretended it wasn't a problem. So do you know what I do? I leave him the fark alone. He gets over it.


Now take that problem and multiply it by 30. I honestly have a lot of respect for Roy.
 
2013-10-03 10:48:18 PM
Was hoping this thread was about Patrick Roy.
extras.mnginteractive.com

/leaving disapointed...
 
2013-10-03 10:57:02 PM
static.neatoshop.com

What a tiger might look like if it was a beanie hat being sold on Fark.
 
2013-10-03 11:00:47 PM
"Stored part of his brain in his stomach?" WTF that can't be a thing can it?
 
2013-10-03 11:09:57 PM

mxyzplk: "Stored part of his brain in his stomach?" WTF that can't be a thing can it?


Zombies do it all the time. Brains are delicious!

But on a serious note...

Yes, that is insane. And I guess it is a thing. Must be a rather unimportant part of the brain though.
 
2013-10-03 11:12:40 PM

mxyzplk: "Stored part of his brain in his stomach?" WTF that can't be a thing can it?


Looks like Robin Leach (the writer) is mixed up.
 
2013-10-03 11:15:01 PM

danielscissorhands: mxyzplk: "Stored part of his brain in his stomach?" WTF that can't be a thing can it?

Zombies do it all the time. Brains are delicious!

But on a serious note...

Yes, that is insane. And I guess it is a thing. Must be a rather unimportant part of the brain though.


I thought that was pretty farked up myself when I read that. And yeah, an unimportant part of the brain. I guess the part of the brain that tells you NOT TO TAKE A WILD ANIMAL OUT OF THE WILD AND MAKE IT DO MAGIC TRICKS part. He wasn't using that part anyway.
 
2013-10-03 11:24:26 PM
I saw S&R at the Mirage about 15 years ago. My seats were in the upper section but a no-show in the pit area led to us getting seated in the inner part of the stage ring. In those seats, you can feel the tigers breathing as they walk by just a couple feet away (you can also feel the spatter of elephant urine as it walks by).

The show was really great, although at that distance you could see many of the gimmicks. The two guys were excellent showmen and the crowd got their money's worth.

I'm glad to see Roy's up and around. My worst fear for him was that he was stuck in a vegetative state after the incident.
 
2013-10-03 11:24:30 PM
soon.
 
2013-10-03 11:26:46 PM
Did he feed the tiger his new shoes?  Cause then I'd like to ask him "Pardon me, Roy. Is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?"
 
2013-10-03 11:29:14 PM
Yes, but what is he feeding the tiger to?
 
2013-10-03 11:30:06 PM

JasonOfOrillia: Did he feed the tiger his new shoes?  Cause then I'd like to ask him "Pardon me, Roy. Is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?"


ಠ_ಠ
 
2013-10-03 11:43:52 PM
I once saw David Copperfield pull Seigfried out of Roy.

/Juss playin' go Roy.
 
2013-10-03 11:43:52 PM
is that some kind of gay euphimism?
 
2013-10-03 11:47:55 PM

W.C.fields forever: I once saw David Copperfield pull Seigfried out of Roy.

/Juss playin' go Roy.


E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: is that some kind of gay euphimism?


Simulpost.

Why yes it is.
 
2013-10-03 11:50:02 PM
They put a piece of his skull in his stomach and attached it to a blood supply to keep it alive..  His brain swelled up and the hole had to be cut to relieve the pressure.
 
2013-10-03 11:53:10 PM
The tiger didnt mean to hurt Roy, he was trying to help him.
He started having his first stroke, montecore sensed/felt it. He jumped up and put his face to Roy's, but did not bite.
Roy fell over into him as the stroke hit, and montecore then picked Roy up the way a cat carries their kittens. The problem is,
Humans arent built to be carried that way. He very slowly and calmly carried Roy backstage. This was his safe place.
Thats a big reason Roy kept saying not to shoot the cat.

Now, that is not to say that there are not very real dangers in having a wild animal in close proximity to humans.
Just that this was not an attack of any kind, the way so many make it out to be.
 
2013-10-03 11:56:40 PM

Gumpokc: The tiger didnt mean to hurt Roy, he was trying to help him.
He started having his first stroke, montecore sensed/felt it. He jumped up and put his face to Roy's, but did not bite.
Roy fell over into him as the stroke hit, and montecore then picked Roy up the way a cat carries their kittens. The problem is,
Humans arent built to be carried that way. He very slowly and calmly carried Roy backstage. This was his safe place.
Thats a big reason Roy kept saying not to shoot the cat.

Now, that is not to say that there are not very real dangers in having a wild animal in close proximity to humans.
Just that this was not an attack of any kind, the way so many make it out to be.


I had read that before.
 
2013-10-03 11:57:55 PM
♫  Pardon me, Roy, is that the cat that did your head chew? ♫
 
2013-10-04 12:04:18 AM
Ten years later, Roy feeds the tiger that almost killed him

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: is that some kind of gay euphimism?


Oh, I wish I could draw or paint cause my imagination made a funny picture.
 
2013-10-04 12:21:26 AM
It's like an upscale version of Hoarders.
 
2013-10-04 02:48:17 AM

JohnAnnArbor: mxyzplk: "Stored part of his brain in his stomach?" WTF that can't be a thing can it?

Looks like Robin Leach (the writer) is mixed up.


Is it me or is it the same Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?

/probably would explain why he farked up that line so bad
 
2013-10-04 02:50:34 AM

germ78: JohnAnnArbor: mxyzplk: "Stored part of his brain in his stomach?" WTF that can't be a thing can it?

Looks like Robin Leach (the writer) is mixed up.

Is it me or is it the same Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?

/probably would explain why he farked up that line so bad


The one and the same. Professional remora to the rich and famous.
 
2013-10-04 03:00:24 AM

Mugato: No mention of any lesson learned that maybe we shouldn't take a wild animal and make it perform magic tricks in front of lights, sound effects, fog and screaming tourists. Just, look how understanding we are that he got his throat ripped out for obviously no apparent reason.


"Wild" means not raised from birth by people, unlike the tiger in question.
 
2013-10-04 04:28:34 AM

Gumpokc: The tiger didnt mean to hurt Roy, he was trying to help him.
He started having his first stroke, montecore sensed/felt it. He jumped up and put his face to Roy's, but did not bite.
Roy fell over into him as the stroke hit, and montecore then picked Roy up the way a cat carries their kittens. The problem is,
Humans arent built to be carried that way. He very slowly and calmly carried Roy backstage. This was his safe place.
Thats a big reason Roy kept saying not to shoot the cat.

Now, that is not to say that there are not very real dangers in having a wild animal in close proximity to humans.
Just that this was not an attack of any kind, the way so many make it out to be.


Note to self: tigers would make horrible assistance animals for epileptics.

I'd heard the thing about the way he was carrying Roy being indicative of an effort to protect him.  I hadn't heard that it was caused by Roy having a stroke.  That makes sense though.  Man, what awful timing.  Based on that I think Roy's career was about to end anyway, since once you have a stroke its time to take a break and start working on your health, but maybe it wouldn't have taken 10+ years to recover if it hadn't happened in front of a grabby tiger.
 
2013-10-04 06:17:32 AM
AverageAmericanGuy:
you can feel the tigers breathing as they walk by just a couple feet away (you can also feel the spatter of elephant urine as it walks by).

Well to be fair, elephants pee frequently and voluminously.  My toddler pretty much sees it as their defining characteristic.  Enormous?  Whatever.  Prehensile trunk?  Meh.  But say "Elephant." and you get back "Pee-pee!" almost every time.  /csb

Gumpokc:
The tiger didnt mean to hurt Roy, he was trying to help him.
He started having his first stroke, montecore sensed/felt it. He jumped up and put his face to Roy's, but did not bite.
Roy fell over into him as the stroke hit, and montecore then picked Roy up the way a cat carries their kittens. The problem is,
Humans arent built to be carried that way. He very slowly and calmly carried Roy backstage. This was his safe place.
Thats a big reason Roy kept saying not to shoot the cat.


That's... actually a pretty good theory.  Big cats are smart enough to view humans as peers not food (under the right circumstances), and this one knew Roy for a long time.
 
2013-10-04 07:21:37 AM
if the tiger had intended to kill him, he would be dead.
 
2013-10-04 09:02:33 AM

Gumpokc: The tiger didnt mean to hurt Roy, he was trying to help him.
He started having his first stroke, montecore sensed/felt it. He jumped up and put his face to Roy's, but did not bite.
Roy fell over into him as the stroke hit, and montecore then picked Roy up the way a cat carries their kittens. The problem is,
Humans arent built to be carried that way. He very slowly and calmly carried Roy backstage. This was his safe place.
Thats a big reason Roy kept saying not to shoot the cat.

Now, that is not to say that there are not very real dangers in having a wild animal in close proximity to humans.
Just that this was not an attack of any kind, the way so many make it out to be.


That's one of the theories.  One other is that the night before they'd had a party there and the place was full of different smells the cats weren't used to.  They'd had the same effect a number of years before as well but with less disastrous results.

The problem is that they'll never be able to figure out the timeline as so much happened so quickly and it was all so severe and damaging.  It does make a nice story though.  Penn Jillette, whom typically made fun of them regularly, wrote a thing about them that was quite flattering and reverent.
 
2013-10-04 09:56:04 AM
I remember that day so well. I was at that show. I had spent most of the day making catnip cat toys for my eBay business then I headed over to the show. I got a chance to meet Roy and even got to give him a hug.

Yes, I remember it well.
 
2013-10-04 09:57:07 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: with a gaping neck puncture wound but pleaded, "Don't shoot the tiger."

He is a responsible pet owner.

My 22 lb cat freaks out once and a while for no reason. (He's skinny and tall). He goes on "hissy fits". Sometimes he swipes at my eyes.  He's too old to be trained. Let him... but it would be irresponsible if I pretended it wasn't a problem. So do you know what I do? I leave him the fark alone. He gets over it.


Now take that problem and multiply it by 30. I honestly have a lot of respect for Roy.


I was pretty impressed that his first concern was "Don't shoot the tiger". Good on him.
 
2013-10-04 11:13:53 AM

JohnAnnArbor: mxyzplk: "Stored part of his brain in his stomach?" WTF that can't be a thing can it?

Looks like Robin Leach (the writer) is mixed up.


Thanks for clearing that up, because I was really confused a) that we can even do something like this and b) that someone could actually perform magic after having part of their brain removed and reattached.
 
2013-10-04 12:11:01 PM
I found this surprising because I could have sworn that Roy Horn AND Robin Leach were already dead.
 
2013-10-04 02:03:01 PM
I really want to believe his Weeners when he came out the coma was "Ta Da!"
 
2013-10-04 02:03:56 PM
comment gets changed to weeners?
 
2013-10-04 07:17:24 PM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-04 09:57:13 PM

Hoopy Frood: Mugato: No mention of any lesson learned that maybe we shouldn't take a wild animal and make it perform magic tricks in front of lights, sound effects, fog and screaming tourists. Just, look how understanding we are that he got his throat ripped out for obviously no apparent reason.

"Wild" means not raised from birth by people, unlike the tiger in question.


And being raised by people to do magic tricks is natural just because it happened to be raised.
 
2013-10-05 12:39:54 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: with a gaping neck puncture wound but pleaded, "Don't shoot the tiger."

He is a responsible pet owner.

My 22 lb cat freaks out once and a while for no reason. (He's skinny and tall). He goes on "hissy fits". Sometimes he swipes at my eyes.  He's too old to be trained. Let him... but it would be irresponsible if I pretended it wasn't a problem. So do you know what I do? I leave him the fark alone. He gets over it.


Now take that problem and multiply it by 30. I honestly have a lot of respect for Roy.


Is your cat a hybrid or 100% Felis sylvestris?

Props to Roy for not being afraid of his friend. Maybe like if your human friend accidentally shot you while hunting, or something.
 
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