… to rock a bitchin’ velociraptor costume!
Two boys decide to prank their grandmother by meeting her at the airport dressed as dinosaurs. Grandma heard about it and decided to prank them first.
Maybe the greatest prank ever!
— Akki (@akkitwts) January 17, 2020
A Porcupine taking a stroll
(Photo: Ernst Weiss https://t.co/BK0YzJyg0h) pic.twitter.com/2YHWSJhllr
— 41 Strange (@41Strange) January 15, 2020
Dog standing on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building
— 41 Strange (@41Strange) January 18, 2020
Here’s a Pomeranian dressed up as Paddington
— 41 Strange (@41Strange) January 18, 2020
This is Lego. He had a big day. Probably did very important puppy things. 12/10 would snuggle immediately and forever pic.twitter.com/ZfHMMfNNMK
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) January 17, 2020
Did she wear that dino costume on the plane? If not, did it fit beneath the seat or in an overhead bin?
These are important questions. We need answers.
Epic grandma is epic! Made my day, full stop.
In that last tweet, what does “12/10” mean?
Spouse is joining a sewing group tomorrow who will be making animal rescue cozies for Australia. There will be beer, since it’s being held at a taproom. I hope to learn the difference between a koala cozie and wombat cozie.
That’s not a pomeranian, it’s the real Paddington Bear. I met him in London once.
@debbie: 12 out of10 is better than 10 out of 10, no? Go to the site and you’ll see.
Mary Ellen Sandahl
@NotMax: Or Nonnasaurus. Madam Speaker wears one of those in the privacy of her own home.
Best be Fosters (though I’ve heard Foster’s ain’t that good; no personal experience, as I live in World Class Pinot Noir country and am perfectly happy to try to find the best one through repeated testing, for the curious, current leader being Adelaida).
Speaking of local, did your child (daughter? my mind is fuzzy on meds) enjoy SLO?
That Pom should join the look alike circuit, attending parties, opening fetes and acting as a decoy when the real Paddington wants to go night clubbing with his fellow stars.
Who would have believed that a canine could pass so easily as an ursine.
@Duane: The real Paddington Bear was an illegal immigrant:
Major Major Major Major
In the days before pull tabs on the cans, I convinced some freshmen in college that, since Foster’s came from Australia, it had to be opened on the bottom.
I’m guess there’s never been less than a 10/10.
Every Pomeranian I’ve ever met believes themselves to be LARGER THAN LIFE. They only get away with it because the actual Big Beings they challenge — humans, but also dogs many times their size — find it entertaining, coming from such tiny fluffballs…
I wonder if Fosters is one of those several jokes Aussies play on us, because other than the “oil can” size cans, there’s no there there.
Thanks for inquiring about the kiddo, a schedule conflict now has here going at month’s end. Soccer and track are having a knife fight! The SLO coach is very nice, even offered to put the wife up in a hotel while kid gets the college experience. Plan is for her to train with the team. I’m boggled by the whole thing.
The back story on the Grandma prank is good:
@Major Major Major Major:
Oh, those comments! ?
@Major Major Major Major: My yellow lab would eat pea gravel if I put it in his dish. He would tear apart that ‘pizza’ and then start working on the cardboard box just because it had vague pizza odors from sitting in Dominos.
Question for the jackals: how quickly can a credit card skimmer work to steal and transfer card numbers? (Grumbles about how this is the second time in two years my card has been hacked, and I think that I should report this instance to the police as well as my credit card company – I suspect the local gas station although Mr. Rudbek hasn’t had any problems there)
Sounds like fun (read: envious as hell, I’d love to do Poly again); to get a read on SLO (the city), try to go on a Farmers Market night (Thursday) if you can. Though Vegans/Vegetarians will have to hide their eyes from all the BBQ action going on.
Hmmm. Speaking of BBQ, it’s dinnertime!
@debbie: The only 10/10 I ever met was an ugly German Shepherd who bit me. But she did it with heart so 10/10.
Dorothy A. Winsor
Of course not. They’re dogs.
@Kayla Rudbek: I think the answer is “pretty fast”. My credit card company has flagged a few attempts of theft over the past few years. Usually there would be a $1 charge attempt. I was told that if that attempt worked, then they would go on to charge more.
I no longer use the card readers at the pumps. I always go inside and use the chip reader.
Heh. Must-not-see TV.
@Kayla Rudbek: Usually next business day. My most recent experience is September, when I had to use the lobby “after hours” parking payment kiosk instead of the one on the floor where I was parked (only open 6am-midnight). Sunday morning 1am; three charges Monday am before it was put on hold, all charges reversed.
The 10 days waiting for the new card was a pain in the tuchis.
The right to keep a bear in arms shall not be infringed.
@FlyingToaster: Hmm. Maybe it was the parking garage payment machine at work for me as well (garage is totally open to the public, and the payment machine is notoriously finicky so I’ve had my suspicions about it as well). Or it could be Apple or my Democratic donations…and some idiot is still trying to use the card (in a completely different state so that was how my credit card company caught it yesterday)
@Anne Laurie: The threat of deportation would explain why I never see Paddington at the park anymore.
Emma from FL
@Quinerly: Sometimes I think we’ll make it as a species.
Fosters. It’s Australian for Bud.
My 9-year-old is working on “Dance of the Hours” by Ponchielli, but of course all I can hear every time he practices is, “Hello Muddah…. Hello Faddah…”
Since it’s an open thread- my cancer update is… pretty good, actually! Ten lymph nodes were removed, but only one was malignant, and while the Ki-67 indicated it’s a faster grower than the last time, my oncologist said, as it was still the same type as before, it’s not aggressive enough for chemo to be beneficial, so it’ll be 6 weeks of preventative radiation and then hormone therapy. Keyword being “preventative” as, for all they can tell, there’s no cancer left, but after a recurrence they want to be more aggressive in follow-up treatment, ergo the radiation. Which is fine with me.
So I got my hair cut and colored today (I’d been holding off since I figured why bother if I have chemo and it all falls out). My roots were looooong. It was a good day.
Major Major Major Major
@Nicole: great to hear!
Watching the Gonzaga vs BYU basketball game on ESPN right now. Swear to God this is about the whitest thing I have ever seen outside a Trump rally. There are even 9 white boys out of 10 on the court right now. And the fans? 99.999% white. Or maybe 100%
Kind of weird for a nationally broadcast basketball game in this day and age.
My new coat rack…all assembled and ready for use!
Wonderful news! Keep fighting, everyone here’s pulling for you.
Thanks, guys; yeah, I’m feeling much better than I did this time last week. Fun fact I learned at the oncologist office- after you’ve had lymph nodes taken out from under an arm, that arm is no bueno for blood pressure readings or blood draws for the rest of your life.
@lamh36: Cool! I hear they’re really good for those big towels too ;-)
That third one is a fucking Ewok, and you can’t tell me differently.
@Nicole: That’s ok, I’m sure your blood pressure is much better anyway now that all this has been worked out. Wow. Just so happy for you that the prognosis is good. You have a 9-year-old and had to think about not bothering to color your hair… how awful.
Now I’m going to go all hippy-dippy and remind you that your skin absorbs 30% or so of everything you put on it, so be careful of chemical stuff (says she who’s drinking wine).
Go! Go! Go!
@Nicole: Marge! Is Lisa at Camp Granada?
@lamh36: Coats need exercise too.
Pretty much; it’s no worse or better than any other generic conglomerate-brewed Australian lager (XXXX, Tooheys New, Carlton Draught, VB).
The Australian interest in craft beer appeared a bit after US or the UK, but we’ve caught up a long way. While my city is still better known for its Pinot Noir, some of our better craft breweries will hopefully start exporting to the US soon.
@trollhattan: SLO is awesome – I went to school there 15 years ago.
For the best mexican in town, go to Chili Peppers. Not the one on Foothill near the schools that one sucks. Go to the one on the east side of town.
Visit the Madonna Inn for breakfast. and for champagne cake. You’ll thank me later. :)
Yup, Les has receipts on the Dumph lawyers, too.
@Jay: Your comment went into Spam because it had more than 7 links. Nothing personal!
Once in Spam, it thinks you are a spammer, so everything goes into spam until we click “not spam” and then release the comments.
@Nicole: Way late to the thread but I’ll write anyway. That’s such great news. So happy for you.