Thursday, 10 May 2007

wild kingdom, and a snicker

Earlier this week the kids and I saw a porcupine on the side of the road, contentedly munching on something, looking benign and foolish the way quill-pigs usually do. I pointed it out, the kids plastered their noses up against the glass for a quick look at Ma Nature, and off we zoomed.

Yesterday we saw him again. 'Look! There's the porcupine!'

Today while we were driving home I saw him again. A little farther up the grass, but still with his head down, snacking away.

I mentioned him at dinner tonight. Bear looked a little askance.

'Up there at the turn-off? There's been a dead one there for a week or so.'

No! (B nodded.) He moved! (B shook his head.) He's right side up! I...was...sure? (B nodded without laughing his head off.) GREAT.

So for the last week we've been cheering on ...roadkill.

I think tomorrow morning we'll take the long way around.


This (totally legit! I swear!) has been up downtown for a few weeks now...

One of the old buildings is putting on an addition.
(You may want to click on these to enlarge them.)

Now the company name ALONE is enough to make me giggle, but the best? The absolute best?

Is the tagline.


Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Hmmmm. MAybe they can help get the porcupine up. I could use them over at my blog too if you follow my post for today.

Anonymous said...

Too funny -----A dead porcupine!

You can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl.

Miss you this week.


Major Bedhead said...


There's a meat market around here that has slogans like "You can't beat our meat" and "We're breast men." Cracks me up every time.

Beagle said...

Oh my god! How funny!

Caro said...

That porcupine story had me cackling.

Do you think when the erection men are unemployed they hold signs reading, "Will work for Viagra."

Joke said...

This company sounds like just the sort of thing that would have suited me fine when I was around 15 or so.


kimmyk said...

that poor poor porcupine.

nice sign too. i wonder if that helps or hinders business?? how crazy.

Wisconsin Crunchy Mama said...

Bwahahaha...that's too funny

Sarah Louise said...

cackling...oh my!!