- OP, Anderson Cooper is hosting the "CNN Heroes" tribute on Thanksgiving Day. What more do you want?
- How about a Thanksgiving Day marsupial: the oppossum!
- I vote for The Thanksgiving Nutria.
- R3, you read my mind. I was also going to say the nutria!
- Voles are cute, but lemmings seem more consistent with the season.
Black Friday! Only 31 more shopping days!
- Are we going to eat it? \
Can someone provide the most gourmet nutria recipe?
- To go with the giant bird we''re expected to eat, why not the world''s largest rodent, the might Capybara?
they are surprisingly cute, actually
- Another vote for the nutria!
- I vote for the Nutria!
- New tradition! Kill and stuff the nutria (the tail is the delicacy, save that for Thanksgiving eating), and put that nutria under the tree as a fun surprise for the kids. Or in their stockings.
- Just remember hamster is taken!
- I love voles!
- You forgot the NSFVWYMF warning, R13
Not Safe For Viewing With Your Mouth Full
- My vote goes to a chinchilla. They are cute and fluffy.
Have two myself
- I''m not so sure about the nutria -- they seem to have mood swings.
- i vote for the nutria.....they always look like they are hurrying home...for the holidays.%0D\
but we will not eat it....it is strictly representational.%0D\
christmas mouse...hanukkah hamster...thanksgiving nutria.
- [quote]Can someone provide the most gourmet nutria recipe?%0D\
Not even Louisianans will eat nutria, darlin''.
- I say the Thanksgiving capybara!
- Damn, the biggest rat in this nation now is the Alaskan Sarahtipusis Palinantius. Isn''t that enough?
Bug Eyed Bab''s Bush
- I LOVE capybaras! They always look so bored and soignee and elegant.
- Nutria Nutria Nutria
- R21, I hear they even make good pets.
yes, I nominated the capybara
- PS - R21, I love you so much for managing to combine "capybara" and "soignee" like that.
- Newton the Thanksgiving Nutria often stops by my mouse nest for hot cocoa and gingerbread!
- I don''t know about Nutria. I was once tortured by an aging Serbian who demanded that I sell her a spool legged harvest table without charging tax.\
She told me I was ridiculous, that the piece was crap, that she knew of a cheaper one in much better condition elsewhere. All the while her beady eyes were glaring at me from beneath a Nutria fur hat the same boring brown as her hair. Even her hands looked like those of Snow White''s evil queen - but multiple diamond chip rings on every dagger-like finger. \
Her throat had those two vertical lines of flesh surrounding her windpipe (wanted to punch her so hard) and her mouth was not so much sphincter as it was a crack in that fucked up face.\
She actually whipped out her checkbook and wrote down her idea of the price and dropped it in front of me. I tore it in half, gave it back to her, and told her I was too poor to survive an IRS audit.\
So, No, I don''t see Nutria as a thanksgiving rodent.
voting for oppossum
- Well we like selling Nutria fur out here in coon-ass land. NUTRIA.%0D\
Can''t someone make a poll?
Coon-ass out in Coon-ass land.
- We could dress him up like a pilgrim.
- I am thinking a giant Pilgrim Squirrel. He could deliver Pecan pies to all the children of the world on Thanksgiving eve. \
or tiny nasty little shrew.
- One word would scan better with "thanksgiving" than another long word.%0D\
So that leaves us with "rat", "shrew", or "vole". I vote Vole, although I think "shrew" also has its points.
- A sauce, a unit of chemical measurement, And a rodent. Fuck voles, vote moles.
- Don''t forget that it''s a benign skin tumor, Team Mole!
- Join me Shrew Bitches! Vote Shrew ! Stu The Thanksgiving Shrew!
- "He could deliver Pecan pies to all the children of the world on Thanksgiving eve."\
Only to the good children. The bad children get day old white bread and asparagus.
- The capybara. They''re like giant hairy pigs, just like most people at the Thanksgiving trough.
- How about Sarah Palin?%0D\
(There was no intention to insult rodents in the production of this post.)%0D
- Capybara #1 to capybara #2: \
"Squiffy, ou sont les neiges d''antan?"\
The capybara is much too elegant merely to be a holiday mascot!
- I am also too elegant to be a mascot!
- OP stipulated a rodent, R36. Otherwise a stoat would be perfect. Gorgeous critters.
- I vote for the mighty ALMIQUI.
- I am Percival, the Thanksgiving Bedbug.
- What about me?
- There are already enough shrews at my Thanksgiving dinner.
- At last, R41. The rare and exotic almiqui owns this thread!
- The Mighty Almiqui is Cuban. Thanksgiving aint a holiday in Cuba.
nice try overlord bitches!
- Thanksgiving Vulva
- Doesn''t have to be a rodent. Easter has a bunny. Why not a Thanksgiving Hyrax or Thanksgiving hedgehog?
- With Almiqui you get ''venomous saliva'' per R47''s link.\
Go Team Almiqui!
only poor people adopt moles
- [quote]Thanksgiving Vulva\
Thanksgiving Walking Clitoris.
- The capybaras and their permanent bitchface wish you a Happy Thanksgiving
- Honey Badger.
getting too old for this shit
- [quote]I think we need a Thanksgiving rodent.
I nominate Courtney Love, although Lady Gaga is more visibly rodent like.
- I think a thanksgiving monkey would be kind of cute. Dress it as a pilgrim and give him little cymbals.
I was going to suggest a thanksgiving platypus, but it doesn't have the same cachet as a monkey.
- I'm so torn between the capybara and the squirrel! Hugs to R20, love the way you think.
- [quote]How about Sarah Palin?
Good, r36, but I think Alabama's Jeff Sessions is more rodent-like. And about as tall.
- How about a weasel?
- I wish it could be a honey badger, but they're from Africa and they're mustelids.
The Thanksgiving Rat would be appropriate as there were no doubt plenty of rats that came over on the ships with the English Puritans!
- [quote]The capybaras and their permanent bitchface wish you a Happy Thanksgiving
I want to start an alt-rock band just so I can call it Capybara Bitchface.
- "The capybaras and their permanent bitchface wish you a Happy Thanksgiving."
Or, more to the point, don't.
- Clearly, the DL Thanksgiving rodent of choice is Anderson Cooper.
- We've got a "Thanksgiving Day Shrew" at my house - but we just call her "Mom" the rest of the year.
- If I had a capybara, I'd name it Countess LuAnn.
- R60, so what do capybaras do on Thanksgiving?
- Since both the capybara and the nutria appear to be basically giant guinea pigs, I suppose they could be stuffed and used in lieu of a turkey.
- The hodag!
- The nutria is not a cute little rodent suitable for a holiday. It is a voracious monster that can grow to 350 pounds and has been know to kill cattle in Texas. My nephew hit one driving early one morning and almost died, and the damned thing just sauntered away. They're not nice. You hear stories of how they form gangs and attack isolated homesteads - they seem to watch the houses because they know when it's a woman alone there. They break through windows and will attack and kill humans if they get in the way when they mob the kitchen. They're particularly vicious because they use their long fangs to snap at the soft tissues, especially a woman's nethers and occasionally a man's bottom and testicles. Three teens were nearly castrated in Louisiana when they tried to trap one. The fangs jut out like something in an old vampire movie, and they harbor terrible tropical bacteria they carry from their pestilential homelands. Nutrias also eat cats. My aunt in Alabama lost 16 of her cats to a gang of nutria and it really had a depressing effect on her happy home. They eat everything but the heads and they return the heads to the door of the house the take the animals from. It was horrible. My uncle lost his mind over it and went out and trapped as many as he could and went bankrupt attempting to make a venture out of their fur - it turned out the "fur" is toxic and causes mental retardation in children.
I vote for the Norway Rat because Norway is such a beautiful, peaceful country.
- [quote]they seem to watch the houses because they know when it's a woman alone there. They break through windows and will attack and kill humans if they get in the way when they mob the kitchen. They're particularly vicious because they use their long fangs to snap at the soft tissues, especially a woman's nethers and occasionally a man's bottom and testicles
Honey, you do need to get out more.
I know they're scary, but you're anthropomorphizing them just a bit.
Here's Dave Attell on Insomniac with some Orleans Parish sheriff deputies shooting them in the canals (that was a great show!)
- I know hedgehogs aren't rodents, but they are cute as hell. Thanksgiving Hedgehog anyone?
Opossums are cute - how about Thanksgiving Sugar-glider - he has two penises and he flies - sorta!
- Sounds like a typical Datalounge thread, r67.
So my vote goes to the nutria!
- The prairie dog would make a good Thanksgiving rodent.
- OK, red pandas aren't rodents, but this is too good to not post.
- I know! I know!
Valerie Harper and Patty McCormick!
- Tis the season bitches!
- Nutria all the way, or as the locals call them, "nutra-rats." Their teeth are the perfect Thanksgiving color.
And nutria balls, like gar and alligator balls, are delicious. And no, not talking about their testicles.
- Voles are vile
- The squirrel is perfect because they are fattening up this time of year before hibernating.
- Even when wishing each other well, capybaras retain a certain equine hauteur and their trademark bitchface.
- My driver tried to wish me Happy Thanksgiving, but I just continued to stare straight ahead.
- Love the pic @R78. Reminds me of snooty air-kisses.
- We don't need a rodent; we have my cousin Martin. But for you folks who crave a mascot, I nominate Richard Gerebil.
We should have vials full of voles
- Vile idea, R82.
- W&W for r20!