What The Duck?

Following the various links and threads evoked by Anne Laurie’s awesome bit of cultural anthropology below, I stumbled on the LGM comment party that ultimately led to…

Wait for it…




I mean…


I have no words.*

The LGM swarm has already had its way with this image.  Your turn.

You’re welcome.

*Just kidding. It’s me remember?

Two thoughts:

1: I’m really not sure that these shut-ins fully grasp the concept of the carnivore**.  Or maybe mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Whatever…if whoever drew that sees the kiss that way, I pity his/her partner(s).

2: Speaking of drawing.  As one of the commenters over at LGM pointed out, that ain’t no photoshop. Someone carefully took implement in hand and chose every line and shade.  I admire that.

Update: As many suspected, this is hoch-snark. The original images come from a 2010 series of drawings called “Summer of Love” by Saiman Chow.  The fox-on-man image has had a prior moment in the sun as cover art for Ariel Pink’s single, Round and Round.

I don’t know if Chow put this panel together — if he did, kudos!  If not — props to the so-far anonymous ridicule-meister.

**obviously, given the provenance, can’t blame the shut-ins here. Apologies to anyone for whom that particular offense rises above all the ridicule embodied in that image.




138 replies
  1. 1
    Emma says:

    And another one. Oh frabjous joy. Calloo, callay. If you have a perverse sense of humor (hai imp) the next few months are going to be a banquet.

  2. 2
    dmsilev says:

    That’s …a large grasshopper. Should we be worried that gay marriage will inevitably lead to submission to our new Insect Overlords?

  3. 3
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I think they are saying that thanks to liberals, conservatives can now marry their true loves.

    I don’t see any sheep.

  4. 4
    Cassidy says:

    Pig and elephant DNA just won’t splice.

  5. 5
    Jim C says:

    That Peter Graves – Giant Grasshopper kiss couldn’t be more unsettling, but I have to conclude the artist is a fan of The Beginning of The End.

    If a duck wants to marry a deer, who are we as humans to object?

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    EconWatcher says:

    OT, but for those of you following the saga of our own Governor of Virginia, TPM’s headline says it all:


    I’m beginning to think we’re going to see an indictment in our near future. Maybe he could share a cell with Blagojevich. I’m sure Blago would tell him he needs to think bigger–this two-bit grifting of his just isn’t worth the risk.

  7. 7
    Baud says:

    That’s hot.

  8. 8
    MikeJ says:

    The duck and deer? horse? is the best one. You know they were just waiting on the go ahead from the supreme Court before indulging in their forbidden love.

  9. 9
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Duck on doe? Hey, as far as I am concerned, if everyone is of age and consenting, have fun. BTW what is the age of consent for grasshoppers (I guess David Carradine’s death means we will never know)? Also, won’t someone think of the children – the sweet hybrid monster children?

  10. 10
    different-church-lady says:

    I’m thinking the duck-on-deer action is the giveaway: it’s yet another parody that fooled the talibangicals into taking it seriously.

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    Cassidy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    the sweet hybrid monster children?

    Yeah, I’ve seen how that movie ends. It never works well for the humans.

  12. 12
    buskertype says:

    this reminds me of those drawings of Jesus lurking behind people going about their jobs… who was the guy who drew those? could it be the same person?

    eta- here they are http://www.jesus-withyoualways.com/

  13. 13
    Baud says:

    I will never again see the relationship between Bambi and Thumper in the same way.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Cassidy: Oh sure, that is true, but they can’t abort the fruit of their sick and unholy love because that would be wrong, so now we are going to have to deal with the consequences. If only the Supreme Court had thought ahead…

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    Shakezula says:

    I’d like to put $100 on High Grade Spoof. For one thing, the art is way too good.

  16. 16
    different-church-lady says:

    You usually have better artwork in your posts, Tom.

    @Baud: That was never consummated, you perv.

  17. 17
    Tom Levenson says:

    @Shakezula: Highly possible. Which makes it more wonderful in my book.

  18. 18
    Tom Levenson says:


    You usually have better artwork in your posts, Tom.

    I’ll make it up to you soon.

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    Glidwrith says:

    I’m really puzzled. How can a bunch of screaming gabbling primates possibly alter other-species behavior just because we’re hung up on those nubbly bits?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:


    That was never consummated, you perv.

    Haven’t you seen the director’s cut?

    @Glidwrith: Once you have violated God’s Law, all bets are off. Or something.

  21. 21

    Yeah I tried French-kissing my cat but their tongues are just too rough.


    Yeesh what maroons.

    Okay, here’s a roundup of GOOD news to close out your week!

  22. 22
    JPL says:

    The Supreme Court decided that corporations are people, so why not dogs and cats and goats and lambs. Equal protection under the law. Now try explaining that to your cat.

  23. 23
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @JPL: Wouldn’t cats regard being people as a demotion?

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    Cassidy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Haven’t you seen the director’s cut?

    You’re thinking of the Michael Bay remake: Bambi, Motherfucking King of the Goddamn Forrest and Explosions and Shit!

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: “I can’t quit you, Thumper…”

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    Somebody needs to replace one of the animals with a facehugger.

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    joeyess says:

    Christians for Michele Bachmann is a facebook page devoted completely to satire. I belong to it… and yes LGM is correct in their assertion that it’s impossible to parody these people any longer and CfMB does a fine job of it. Now get out there and do the never ending work of “keeping people off Teh Pot for jesus”.

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    Face says:

    Speaking of gay marriage stuff, I strongly suspect this is going to become a big deal and news talking point by the end of the day.

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    NickT says:

    How on earth did they get T&H to hold still for the image in the top left frame?

    Still, I guess anything is possible when…. (scary music)


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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Ha Ha. Yes.

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    JPL says:

    @Face: Obviously, you jest!

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    bill d says:

    That kitten is kinda hot.

  33. 33
    Baud says:


    Actual Bambi scene:

    Flower: [about two birds fluttering around] Well! What’s the matter with them?

    Thumper: Why are they acting that way?

    Friend Owl: Why, don’t you know? They’re twitterpated.

    Flower, Thumper, Bambi: Twitterpated?

    Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You’re walking along, minding your own business. You’re looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head’s in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you’re walking on air. And then you know what? You’re knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!

    Thumper: Gosh, that’s awful.

    Flower: Gee whiz.

    Bambi: Terrible!

    Friend Owl: And that ain’t all. It could happen to anyone, so you’d better be careful.

    [points at Bambi]

    Friend Owl: It could happen to you…

    [points at Thumper]

    Friend Owl: …and you, and…

    [Flower looks at Owl shyly]

    Friend Owl: Yes, it could even happen to you!

    Thumper: Well, it’s not gonna happen to me.

    Bambi: Me neither.

    Flower: Me neither.

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    handsmile says:

    Once you go kitten, you’ll always be smitten.

  35. 35

    I kissed a kitteh and I liked it!

  36. 36
    joeyess says:

    Facebook made them take it down…. it was a gloriously hilarious parody page…. now you just get redirected to your timeline. someone had a sad and complained.

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    Dean Booth says:

    I’m looking forward to their new children’s book “The Aunt and the Grasshopper.”

  38. 38
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: Did your cat’s breath smell like cat food?

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @bill d:

    But clearly underage, though that won’t slow down a horny conservative much. I hear that they can’t count to 13 without unzipping their fly.

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    NickT says:


    Once you go Alito, you’ll marry a Frito.

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    Punchy says:

    @different-church-lady: I thought the give-away was the giant grasshopper. This is Grade-A spoof.

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    NickT says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    That’s 10 more than the usual conservative can count to anyway.

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    @Omnes Omnibus: Actually I kissed the kitteh on his nose. So no tuna breath. He proceeded to wash himself for half an hour afterwards.
    Human cooties, do not want.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Punchy: I try not to pry into the personal fantasies of others.

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    scav says:

    In order to not support “gay” marriage, I’m sure some of that team so very careful to have dreary, dull and sad sad marriages themselves.

    And, Where’s my turtle! Weren’t we promised turtles as the next slide slip? I mean, Insect Equality is all very good — arthropods are just as good as chordates, and many mollusk lovers are busily trying to work out how their partners will handle the pen in the registry . . but reptilia visibility now!

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    Schlemizel says:

    THANK PASTA! Now that the USSC has opened the door I can finally gay marry that preying mantis I have had the hots for for years. The controls are off, the flood gates of hell are opened.

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    maya says:

    May flies make beautiful December brides.

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    bemused says:

    Huh, I’ve come to think these folks are just revealing their subliminal desires considering they spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about stuff like this. Just saying.

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    Once you go kitten, you’ll always be smitten.

    You mean bitten, right?

  50. 50
    Baud says:

    The Crying Game 2 — In theaters this summer.

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    NickT says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Once you go crocodile, you’ll have a new smile.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Yes, definitely.

  53. 53
    handsmile says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Little love bites, I’d imagine.


    Once you go boar, you’ll never want more.

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    Ramalama says:

    @JPL: Here’s the math, as I see it:

    – corporations are people
    – fetuses are babies, therefore people
    – women are incubators (irrelevant when a baby’s inconveniently stuck inside a womb) or other objects
    – gay people are the gateway drugs to no-holds-barred anything. You gay people want to get married? Well, then I get to (literally) fill in the blank.

    Barbara Johnson wrote a book called Persons and Things about some of this, especially the first point. But, then again, she was a liberal arts professor at Harvard, therefore just making shit up.

  55. 55

    The silliest thing I read was, now biological parents will have to adopt their own children. I have no clue, as to the logic.

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    gelfling545 says:

    These people just do not seem to understand what the ability to give consent to a legal contract means.

  57. 57
    Ben Cisco says:

    @Dean Booth: On the other hand, a retelling of “The Scorpion and the Frog” would definitely NOT be kiddie-appropriate.

  58. 58
    NickT says:


    Once you go beagle, you must make it legal.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:


    I guess that means kids are safe from them? ;)

  60. 60
    scav says:

    Once you go bat, you’ll know where it’s at.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @gelfling545: They don’t understand consent in general. Applies to anything. Go ahead try it.

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    debbie says:


    Just curious: How long was the page up and how many followers/likes did it have?

  63. 63
    Morbo says:

    Japan, of course, is way ahead of them on the cat/human making out front.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Yes, the cat picture looks disturbingly realistic. Although like you, I usually go for the nose, or the top of the head.

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    gnomedad says:


    That’s …a large grasshopper.

    But hot.

  66. 66

    @gogol’s wife: Cats hate it if you cover their face, kissing a cat like in this picture would be like kissing shredder with sharp blades, not recommended.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: Don’t be so judgmental.

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    Aaron Baker says:

    It may just be me . . . but, man, that grasshopper is hot!

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    JPL says:

    @gelfling545: Those people are republicans.

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    Citizen_X says:

    Once you try chicken, that’s all you’ll be lickin’.

  71. 71

    Totally unrelated to kissing kittehs, or anyone else for that matter. My thoughts about our punditubbies (MoU and such) being in love with China, and the never ending comparisons of India and China in the media.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    Plague of man-sized locusts?
    Millions in crop damage?

    Plague of man-sized Love Locusts?
    Six legged kids in Red state kindergartens .

  73. 73
    maurinsky says:

    Once you go otter, nothing else will be hotter.

  74. 74

    It’s raining hens. Hallelujah, it’s raining hens.

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    D58826 says:

    And just when it looked like the grasshopper had found true love after all those years playing second fiddle to the industrious ant! . My heart is broken- bohbobobo:-)

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    nemesis says:

    Providing CPR to a dying pet is okay by me.

    If liebrulism leads to beastiality, what does conservatism lead to?

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @buskertype: Jesus was really excited for the Seamstress and needs to watch his hands on that fighter pilot.

    Love how women are not allowed to be pictured in any of the “manly” jobs.

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    NickT says:


    If liebrulism leads to beastiality, what does conservatism lead to?

    Humans marrying Rush Limbaugh.

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    Tonybrown74 says:

    The bottom left pic: is that a drawing of Newt Gingrich kissing a goat??

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    Noshmek says:

    @JPL: Considering how often we get screwed by Corporations, why can’t we have them arrested for rape?

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    Ramalama says:

    @NickT: well, for that guy, conservatism leads to chastity belts and cuckholds.

    I believe that commenter was displaying a tell, in poker parlance.

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    nemesis says:

    The page has been taken down?

    CONNECT THE DOTS SHEEPLE!!1! Another infringement on our free speech by Obambi.

    Alex Jones will be all over this today.

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    Amir Khalid says:


    Should we be worried that gay marriage will inevitably lead to submission to our new Insect Overlords In-laws?


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    slag says:

    @NickT: I actually don’t think you’re allowed to win a thread multiple times.

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    Shakezula says:

    Once you’ve had snail, you’ll never fail.
    Once you’ve had snake, you’ll never want hake.
    Gee, this is harder than it looks.
    Once you’ve had skunk you’ll … wash off your junk.
    Forget it.

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    It's Not The Fall, It's The Landing says:

    I’m confused about the implementation of this new law. Does this mean Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny could get gay-married now, if they were a “real” duck and bunny?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    They’re a pretty gullible bunch, after all.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Shouldn’t it be Mickey Kaus kissing a goat?

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    Bill in Section 147 says:

    @Baud: I have wood for termites so I am all in on the new open drawers policy advocated here on. I thought gay married might be the closest we would get to true freedom but I see our God-fearing mouth-breatheren want us to push for more and hotter love.

    @NickT: Somewhere on the internet I saw the “already four different women have married the same pig.” meme. Oh Rush…you can make a silk purse!

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    Origuy says:

    Has anyone made the Muppet (Rainbow) Connection yet? It’s pro-gay marriage propaganda! Wake up, sheeple!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Origuy: A frog and a pig? Oh, yeah…

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    They really believe “everyone is thinking” this. No, most of us can tell the difference between a relationship with a consenting adult human and relations with animals, thanks.

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    LittlePig says:

    @Dean Booth:

    I’m looking forward to their new children’s book “The Aunt and the Grasshopper.”

    Ladies and gentlemen I believe we have a winner!

  95. 95
    different-church-lady says:

    @It’s Not The Fall, It’s The Landing:

    Does this mean Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny could get gay-married now, if they were a “real” duck and bunny?

    I dunno about those two, but apparently a lot of people think Muppets have sexuality.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @LittlePig: split decision.



    You know how you get sheeple, don’t you?

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    Paul in KY says:

    @different-church-lady: He actually wasn’t called ‘Thumper’ because of what he could do with a hind leg…

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    gene108 says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    The real issue with China is if and when will it’s financial system implode. Link

    I think India’s economic is a sounder footing than China’s.

    The problem with India politically is that not all state and local governments are created equally. The Hindi belt is very much holding the rest of the country back, with it’s high birth rates and low literacy rates.

    I looked at the last census results, the last time I was in India, in 2011 and Kerala and Tamil Nadu have Sweden level birth rates, while other states are closer to the U.S., with just over two births per couple. The Hindi belt is three plus births per couple and is essentially what is driving India’s population growth right now that will push India to surpass China as the world’s most populace country.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Given the headline and the correction in that piece, I’m guessing the folks at TPM aren’t quite sure about the precise difference between “censored” and “censured.”

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    Paul in KY says:

    @handsmile: One you go Hopper, you won’t be able to stop her.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Shakezula: Once you go deer, you’ll always be queer.

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    Tonybrown74 says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    Shouldn’t it be Mickey Kaus kissing a goat?

    I assume he was too difficult to caricature, being the big joke that he is in real life?

  103. 103
    NickT says:


    I would bet on China. They’ve got their infrastructure and educational systems in far better shape than India’s. Yes, their financial system isn’t in the best shape (and who are we to talk?) but they have the advantage of a strong, central government that can act quickly if a crisis arises.

  104. 104

    @NickT: My point, if you read the blog post was that comparing India and China have nothing in common and comparing them is a pointless exercise. Also, the pundits swooning over China’s authoritarian regime, is unseemly.

    ETA: Do we know the social costs of this “progress” China has achieved.

  105. 105

    […] down at the near-death end of the man-on-grasshopper thread cross-posted at Balloon Juice, someone asked where all the Sesame Street love might […]

  106. 106
    joeyess says:

    @debbie: it was up for a while….. had about 5k followers…. LOTS of trolls…. the running theme was ‘Murika going to hell because everyone was on Teh Pot”…..

  107. 107
    Aaron Baker says:

    Shouldn’t it be Mickey Kaus kissing a goat?

    How could you tell which one was the goat?

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    Aaron Baker says:

    Wow, what a fox!

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    NickT says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    It’s too easy to say that we can’t compare them. We have to be careful with the terms of comparison and how we select the data, but simply throwing up our hands achieves nothing. I disagreed with gene’s take on the matter because I think China is better positioned in several areas.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Once you get over laughing at the images (and thank you, Tom, for that):

    They’re kind of sweet.

    I see romance more than dirty bits.

    Bottom line: they make me think that gay marriage is more about love and respect than about icky stuff.

    That is all.

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    @NickT: I did not say we can’t compare them, I fail to see the point in comparing them, for they are nothing alike.

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    scuffletuffle says:

    Wait…you mean it’s bad to kiss my cats on their lips????

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    NickT says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Two human societies in the same timeframe, with the needs and debates that all societies have. Nothing in common indeed.

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    gene108 says:


    they have the advantage of a strong, central government

    At some level, I just can’t accept that dictatorships and one party rule are the path to prosperity.

    If that’s the case, why not scrap our government and copy the Chinese?


    I disagreed with gene’s take on the matter because I think China is better positioned in several areas.

    Time will tell.

    I think China isn’t in as strong a position as people think.

    Or for that matter, the U.S. is in as weak a position as people think.

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    gene108 says:


    Two human societies in the same timeframe, with the needs and debates that all societies have. Nothing in common indeed.

    China: Strong central government for 2,000 to 3,000 years.

    India: Some cultural commonality, with regards to religion, but no organized self-governing central government until 1947.

    If people, who poo-poo India’s government – for all its fault – need to realize that holding a country together and forging a national identity out of 20+ native languages and many more regional dialects/ethnic groups, is not a small accomplishment.

    No other government/country on the planet is as diverse.

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    kuvasz says:

    I draw the line at homo-sexual bestiality; that is just wrong!

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    @NickT: That is true about any two countries under the sun, so why just India and China.

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    PaulW says:

    For those of us who read Omaha the Cat Dancer, we don’t really see a problem with this…

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    lgerard says:

    Call2Fall pretty cowardly not to allow comments on their blog

    I did manage to sign up Pastor Mo Buttsecks to participate though

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    Jockey Full of Malbec says:

    @Jim C:

    If a duck wants to marry a deer, who are we as humans to object?

    A Duck/Deer crossing would lead to some delicious offspring..

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    burnspbesq says:

    Sure, Gov. Perry. We get it now. You were praising Sen. Davis, and all us meanies took your remarks out of context.

    We’re sowwwwy.


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    burnspbesq says:

    Wait … is that the poster for the upcoming furry convention?

  124. 124
    mike says:

    Finally, I can do it doggie style with, um, a doggie. Bark!

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    nineone says:

    @buskertype: Yikes. And we thought the NSA surveilance was bad. Try beating omniscience.

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    Wally Ballou says:

    Bears on bears!

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    AxelFoley says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    BTW what is the age of consent for grasshoppers (I guess David Carradine’s death means we will never know)?

    What you did there–I saw it.

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    GxB says:


    …I can finally gay marry that preying mantis I have had the hots for…

    Okay, a couple points of clarification requested. First are you male or female? Second is this a gay or straight marriage? Because if you’re a male and gay or a female and straight I don’t foresee any problems, but if you’re female and gay or a male and straight, I’ll bet there’s only a single round trip ticket for the both of you to the honeymoon destination. Don’t sign anything – especially insurance papers…

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    randolf hurts says:

    I’m pretty sure this is someone else’s artwork repurposed via some text added on top.

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    NickT says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Why not? Nothing stops you or anyone else comparing Ireland and Patagonia, if you so wish. It’s not unreasonable to compare the performance/expectations/possibilities of two rising economic powers.

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    @NickT: Sure why not, but I can also criticize them for adding nothing new to the conversation.

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    John Revolta says:

    Once you go goat, you’ll know how to vote.

    Once you go manatee, you’ll quit Christianity.

  134. 134
    Herbal Infusion Bagger says:

    @It’s Not The Fall, It’s The Landing:

    Does this mean Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny could get gay-married now, if they were a “real” duck and bunny?

    Bugs does dress up as a girl bunny a lot…

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    mclaren says:

    Man-on-giant-grasshopper sex is the greatest threat of the modern age. In fact, giant grasshoppers are the greatest threat of the modern age, never mind the sex.

    Jeez, didn’t any of you people ever see The Beginning Of the End?

    Why am I the only person on this forum who knows this stuff?

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    ottercliff says:

    At last! My grasshopper friend and I can now file jointly!

  137. 137
    Enrique says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: The David Carradine comment killed me!

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    JAFD says:

    A lusty young gaucho named Bruno
    Said “About sex, there is one thing I do know,
    Women are fine,
    And sheep are divine
    But the iguana is numero uno

    Ol’ Tennessee is shaking his head over how you’ve forgotten this.

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