Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday funnies

Penalty for landing your plane on the wrong carrier? Merciless sarcasm (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Man, looks like everybody's trying to get out of California before the big bust.

Architectural death ray!

Hey, it's cooler than a garden troll.

Ace of Spades really, really has it in for Kaboom cereal.

I think liberalized concealed carry laws are more practical, but women who live in states (or countries) which make the carrying of guns difficult or illegal might want to consider these anti-rape devices.

Kevin Rudd apparently tried to filibuster the Australian election results.

Update: Suspected spy detained, released, eaten.

Manned flight: the early and, er, innovative years.


RebeccaH said...

I regard the Chicken Airlift as a waste of good food.

Paco said...

I'm thinking of "adopting" some.

rinardman said...

I don't think old layers are exactly Grade A eatin'...but I'd think they would at least make good pet food. But, they gotta be free, so somebody needs to spend an obscene amount of money to make it happen.

Save the chickens! Human fetuses? C'mon. Priorities.

Spiny Norman said...

Old laying hens nearly always end up as pet food, r-man. "Fryers" are rarely more than a year old.


Most of those hens are certainly still laying, but not nearly enough for them to be profitable. My mother kept hens for the last 30 years of her life, and they almost never completely stop laying. She had one old bird that lived more than 13 years and still produced an egg or two a week until she was at least 11.

Spiny Norman said...

Oh, you meant... oh. Nevermind.

by the way, I remember Kaboom cereal, so I guess I'm about the same age as Ace. He's taken the idea of Lileks' "Gallery of Regrettable Food" and turned the snark up to 11.

I also remember a yummy kids' breakfast cereal they don't make anymore: Quisp. It tasted like Capt Crunch, but without ripping up the roof of your mouth.

SwampWoman said...

Hey, Paco, I've got some geriatric hens that I'm willing to part with for only $5,000. They're already on the east coast, too, so you wouldn't have to charter a plane for them. For $50,000, though, I'd feed 'em for the rest of their lives.

Paco said...

Tell you what, Swampy. I'll trade you a prime, I mean to say, stud quarter horse for those hens. He's a little long in the tooth (the one he has left), and a bit lithe in the barrel, but he's a descendant of a horse that was once stabled next to Sea Biscuit's second cousin.

Blood tells.

SwampWoman said...

The hens say no thanks, you got any roosters?