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2014-02-27 01:13:57 PM  
But who do you think is holding UP all those turtles...

/I'm guessing subby has the same Dilbert desk calendar that I do...
 
2014-02-27 02:07:10 PM  
CSB time: Was making idle conversation with Mrs. Gweilo the other day as I switched the lights off downstairs, and noticed our pet turtles were both resting, eyes closed.

Me -- "Do you think turtles dream, and if so, what about?"

Her -- "People. They dream of people, all the way down."

/I knew I married her for a reason
 
2014-02-27 02:11:00 PM  
Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.
 
2014-02-27 02:12:55 PM  
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2014-02-27 02:13:07 PM  
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2014-02-27 02:16:31 PM  
Subby, You're very clever, Young man,
 
2014-02-27 02:17:23 PM  
So they caught all the turtles in their nets and then dumped them out onto the beach inconspicuously so as not to draw attention?   Or all the bodies washed up together?
 
2014-02-27 02:18:07 PM  

SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.


SAME REACTION. Though for me it was more "Oh shiat did he finally off himself" (Since he has, understandably, said he plans to die before his Alzheimers gets to the point where he doesn't recognize his daughter.)
 
2014-02-27 02:19:00 PM  
They'd be excellent in a martini.

/very sad though
 
2014-02-27 02:21:25 PM  

SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.


Those were my exact thoughts.

Sorry for the little terrapins, but De Chelonian Mobile.
 
2014-02-27 02:23:28 PM  
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2014-02-27 02:24:05 PM  

gweilo8888: CSB time: Was making idle conversation with Mrs. Gweilo the other day as I switched the lights off downstairs, and noticed our pet turtles were both resting, eyes closed.

Me -- "Do you think turtles dream, and if so, what about?"

Her -- "People. They dream of people, all the way down."

/I knew I married her for a reason


+1 for you, all I'd get was "that's stupid" and an exit from the room.
 
2014-02-27 02:29:02 PM  
The turtles are gone.

Dead near an estuary.

Why, fishermen, why.
 
2014-02-27 02:30:09 PM  
They're so happy together
 
2014-02-27 02:33:20 PM  

Doryphore: [dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 337x219]


unavailable for comment?
 
2014-02-27 02:46:35 PM  

lindalouwho: The turtles are gone.

Dead near an estuary.

Why, fishermen, why.


Among the olde$t motivation$.
 
2014-02-27 02:54:53 PM  

misanthropic1: lindalouwho: The turtles are gone.

Dead near an estuary.

Why, fishermen, why.

Among the olde$t motivation$.


What, no haiku?
 
2014-02-27 03:06:38 PM  
Just as long as windmills can still keep them cool.
 
2014-02-27 03:07:32 PM  

Texian: SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.

Those were my exact thoughts.

Sorry for the little terrapins, but De Chelonian Mobile.


Not this one, friend.
 
2014-02-27 03:08:38 PM  

lindalouwho: misanthropic1: lindalouwho: The turtles are gone.

Dead near an estuary.

Why, fishermen, why.

Among the olde$t motivation$.

What, no haiku?


A long day, that I have had

Coffee in short supply

But here; I relent.
 
2014-02-27 03:08:52 PM  

SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.


Came to say exactly this.  I clicked on the link already near tears.
pTerry is going to pass far too soon as it is.
 
2014-02-27 03:24:28 PM  

Oh-Blonde-One: SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.

Came to say exactly this.  I clicked on the link already near tears.
pTerry is going to pass far too soon as it is.


Well, that's three of us who got the wrong end of the stick (thankfully).
 
2014-02-27 03:53:10 PM  
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2014-02-27 04:18:37 PM  

almandot: So they caught all the turtles in their nets and then dumped them out onto the beach inconspicuously so as not to draw attention?   Or all the bodies washed up together?


My guess is dumped overboard and  left quickly so they would not be caught in the area.
 
2014-02-27 04:24:01 PM  
I was really worried Terry Pratchett had died.
 
2014-02-27 04:26:51 PM  
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Rip Flo and Eddie

 
2014-02-27 04:47:42 PM  
Sad indeed,  got to swim with some big Ocean turtles in Mexico.  Graceful in the water.
 
2014-02-27 04:55:33 PM  

almandot: So they caught all the turtles in their nets and then dumped them out onto the beach inconspicuously so as not to draw attention?   Or all the bodies washed up together?


I wondered the same..  Also a little ashamed to say I was unfamiliar with subby's reference, but at least I learned something from such a sad story
 
2014-02-27 05:59:01 PM  
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2014-02-27 06:19:11 PM  
holy god particle, I'm going to be the environmentalist in this thread?

These critters breed far to slowly for slaughters like this to be tolerated. Find the boat, cuff the crew to the rails and sink it.
// not joking.
 
2014-02-27 06:23:16 PM  

Felgraf: SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.

SAME REACTION. Though for me it was more "Oh shiat did he finally off himself" (Since he has, understandably, said he plans to die before his Alzheimers gets to the point where he doesn't recognize his daughter.)


Pretty much the same here...  My thoughts more or less went:
* Sadness, thinking Terry died
* Relief, glad that it was instead the mass death of a bunch of turtles
* Guilt, over feeling glad about the death of a bunch of turtles...
 
2014-02-27 06:41:52 PM  
I like the Californian tribe that believes the world sits atop a pair of giant snakes.  As the snakes rub against each other or fight, it causes earthquakes.  They also believed a giant frog lived atop the mountains and its piss formed every river.
 
2014-02-27 09:44:27 PM  

ReverendLoki: Felgraf: SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.

SAME REACTION. Though for me it was more "Oh shiat did he finally off himself" (Since he has, understandably, said he plans to die before his Alzheimers gets to the point where he doesn't recognize his daughter.)

Pretty much the same here...  My thoughts more or less went:
* Sadness, thinking Terry died
* Relief, glad that it was instead the mass death of a bunch of turtles
* Guilt, over feeling glad about the death of a bunch of turtles...


Hours later, I'm still dealing with the guilt.
Agree with the poster who suggested the crew members be cuffed to the rails and their boat sunk.
 
2014-02-28 12:01:03 AM  

ttrafford: Texian: SordidEuphemism: Oh goodness. I saw the BBC, the [SAD] tag, and the Turtles reference and I thought dear pTerry had passed. Never have I been so relieved at turtle slaughter.

Those were my exact thoughts.

Sorry for the little terrapins, but De Chelonian Mobile.

Not this one, friend.


Indeed, I thought the turtle had stopped moving.
 
2014-02-28 06:57:48 AM  

lindalouwho: The turtles are gone.

Dead near an estuary.

Why,

Obama, why.

/somebody had to do it.
 
2014-02-28 07:46:37 AM  

wambu: lindalouwho: The turtles are gone.

Dead near an estuary.

Why, Obama, why.

/somebody had to do it.


*groan*

csb/s

I had 3 of those teeny tiny turtles in a terrarium as pets when I was 4. Got a paint set that Xmas.

Don't paint your turtles, they'll die.
 
2014-02-28 09:20:40 AM  

lindalouwho: csb/s

I had 3 of those teeny tiny turtles in a terrarium as pets when I was 4. Got a paint set that Xmas.

Don't paint your turtles, they'll die.


I never had a turtle. When I was six, my best friend had one and he took a hammer and smashed it while he grinned. I never hung around him after that. I knew he was a sick bastard even before I knew the words "sick bastard". That image of a crushed turtle and his grinning face still haunt me when I see tiny pet turtles.

/nothing cool about my story
 
2014-02-28 09:41:25 AM  

wambu: lindalouwho: csb/s

I had 3 of those teeny tiny turtles in a terrarium as pets when I was 4. Got a paint set that Xmas.

Don't paint your turtles, they'll die.

I never had a turtle. When I was six, my best friend had one and he took a hammer and smashed it while he grinned. I never hung around him after that. I knew he was a sick bastard even before I knew the words "sick bastard". That image of a crushed turtle and his grinning face still haunt me when I see tiny pet turtles.

/nothing cool about my story


o_O

An aside - do I know you? Since your website won't load on my mobile, I can't tell. But zombo is a dj who worked at one of the radio stations that I did.
 
2014-02-28 10:09:33 AM  

lindalouwho: An aside - do I know you? Since your website won't load on my mobile, I can't tell. But zombo is a dj who worked at one of the radio stations that I did.


You probably don't know me.  http://Zombo.com is a particular kind of humor site, but is not mine.

An I'm not this Wambu either.

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