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I think we need a Thanksgiving rodent.

After all, we have a Christmas Mouse.

What about a Vole?

by Anonymousreply 8511/18/2012

OP, Anderson Cooper is hosting the "CNN Heroes" tribute on Thanksgiving Day. What more do you want?

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2010

How about a Thanksgiving Day marsupial: the oppossum!

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2010

I vote for The Thanksgiving Nutria.

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2010

R3, you read my mind. I was also going to say the nutria!

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2010

Voles are cute, but lemmings seem more consistent with the season.

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2010

Are we going to eat it?

Can someone provide the most gourmet nutria recipe?

by Anonymousreply 611/21/2010

To go with the giant bird we're expected to eat, why not the world's largest rodent, the might Capybara?

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2010

Another vote for the nutria!

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2010

I vote for the Nutria!

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2010

Just remember hamster is taken!

by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2010

I love voles!

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2010

You forgot the NSFVWYMF warning, R13

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2010

My vote goes to a chinchilla. They are cute and fluffy.

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2010

I'm not so sure about the nutria -- they seem to have mood swings.

by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2010

i vote for the nutria.....they always look like they are hurrying home...for the holidays.%0D %0D but we will not eat it....it is strictly representational.%0D %0D christmas mouse...hanukkah hamster...thanksgiving nutria.

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2010

[quote]Can someone provide the most gourmet nutria recipe?%0D %0D Not even Louisianans will eat nutria, darlin'.

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2010

I say the Thanksgiving capybara!

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2010

Damn, the biggest rat in this nation now is the Alaskan Sarahtipusis Palinantius. Isn't that enough?

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2010

I LOVE capybaras! They always look so bored and soignee and elegant.

by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2010

Nutria Nutria Nutria

by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2010

R21, I hear they even make good pets.

by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2010

PS - R21, I love you so much for managing to combine "capybara" and "soignee" like that.

by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2010

Newton the Thanksgiving Nutria often stops by my mouse nest for hot cocoa and gingerbread!

by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2010

Well we like selling Nutria fur out here in coon-ass land. NUTRIA.%0D %0D Can't someone make a poll?

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2010

We could dress him up like a pilgrim.

by Anonymousreply 2711/22/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2811/23/2010

One word would scan better with "thanksgiving" than another long word.%0D %0D So that leaves us with "rat", "shrew", or "vole". I vote Vole, although I think "shrew" also has its points.

by Anonymousreply 2911/23/2010

A sauce, a unit of chemical measurement, And a rodent. Fuck voles, vote moles.

by Anonymousreply 3011/23/2010

Don't forget that it's a benign skin tumor, Team Mole!

by Anonymousreply 3111/23/2010

Join me Shrew Bitches! Vote Shrew ! Stu The Thanksgiving Shrew!

by Anonymousreply 3211/23/2010

"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.

by Anonymousreply 3311/23/2010

The capybara. They're like giant hairy pigs, just like most people at the Thanksgiving trough.

by Anonymousreply 3411/23/2010

Stoat.

by Anonymousreply 3511/23/2010

How about Sarah Palin?%0D %0D (There was no intention to insult rodents in the production of this post.)%0D

by Anonymousreply 3611/23/2010

Capybara #1 to capybara #2:

(bored)

"Squiffy, ou sont les neiges d'antan?"

The capybara is much too elegant merely to be a holiday mascot!

by Anonymousreply 3711/23/2010

I am also too elegant to be a mascot!

by Anonymousreply 3811/23/2010

OP stipulated a rodent, R36. Otherwise a stoat would be perfect. Gorgeous critters.

by Anonymousreply 3911/23/2010

I vote for the mighty ALMIQUI.

by Anonymousreply 4011/23/2010

I am Percival, the Thanksgiving Bedbug.

by Anonymousreply 4111/23/2010

squeak!

by Anonymousreply 4211/23/2010

What about me?

by Anonymousreply 4311/23/2010

There are already enough shrews at my Thanksgiving dinner.

by Anonymousreply 4411/23/2010

At last, R41. The rare and exotic almiqui owns this thread!

by Anonymousreply 4511/23/2010

The Mighty Almiqui is Cuban. Thanksgiving aint a holiday in Cuba.

by Anonymousreply 4611/23/2010

Thanksgiving Vulva

by Anonymousreply 4711/23/2010

Doesn't have to be a rodent. Easter has a bunny. Why not a Thanksgiving Hyrax or Thanksgiving hedgehog?

by Anonymousreply 4811/23/2010

With Almiqui you get 'venomous saliva' per R47's link.

Go Team Almiqui!

by Anonymousreply 4911/23/2010

[quote]Thanksgiving Vulva

Thanksgiving Walking Clitoris.

by Anonymousreply 5011/23/2010

The capybaras and their permanent bitchface wish you a Happy Thanksgiving

by Anonymousreply 5111/20/2011

Honey Badger.

by Anonymousreply 5211/20/2011

[quote]I think we need a Thanksgiving rodent.

I nominate Courtney Love, although Lady Gaga is more visibly rodent like.

by Anonymousreply 5311/20/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5411/20/2011

I'm so torn between the capybara and the squirrel! Hugs to R20, love the way you think.

by Anonymousreply 5511/20/2011

[quote]How about Sarah Palin?

Good, r36, but I think Alabama's Jeff Sessions is more rodent-like. And about as tall.

by Anonymousreply 5611/20/2011

How about a weasel?

by Anonymousreply 5711/20/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 5811/20/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5911/20/2011

"The capybaras and their permanent bitchface wish you a Happy Thanksgiving."

Or, more to the point, don't.

by Anonymousreply 6011/21/2011

Clearly, the DL Thanksgiving rodent of choice is Anderson Cooper.

by Anonymousreply 6111/21/2011

We've got a "Thanksgiving Day Shrew" at my house - but we just call her "Mom" the rest of the year.

by Anonymousreply 6211/21/2011

If I had a capybara, I'd name it Countess LuAnn.

by Anonymousreply 6311/21/2011

R60, so what do capybaras do on Thanksgiving?

by Anonymousreply 6411/21/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6511/21/2011

The hodag!

by Anonymousreply 6611/21/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6711/21/2011

[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!)

by Anonymousreply 6811/21/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 6911/21/2011

Sounds like a typical Datalounge thread, r67. So my vote goes to the nutria!

by Anonymousreply 7011/21/2011

The prairie dog would make a good Thanksgiving rodent.

by Anonymousreply 7111/21/2011

OK, red pandas aren't rodents, but this is too good to not post.

by Anonymousreply 7211/26/2011

I know! I know!

Valerie Harper and Patty McCormick!

by Anonymousreply 7311/26/2011

Tis the season bitches!

by Anonymousreply 7411/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7511/17/2012

Voles are vile

by Anonymousreply 7611/18/2012

The squirrel is perfect because they are fattening up this time of year before hibernating.

by Anonymousreply 7711/18/2012

Even when wishing each other well, capybaras retain a certain equine hauteur and their trademark bitchface.

by Anonymousreply 7811/18/2012

My driver tried to wish me Happy Thanksgiving, but I just continued to stare straight ahead.

by Anonymousreply 7911/18/2012

Love the pic @R78. Reminds me of snooty air-kisses.

by Anonymousreply 8011/18/2012

We don't need a rodent; we have my cousin Martin. But for you folks who crave a mascot, I nominate Richard Gerebil.

by Anonymousreply 8111/18/2012

r76

We should have vials full of voles

by Anonymousreply 8211/18/2012

Vile idea, R82.

by Anonymousreply 8311/18/2012

W&W for r20!

by Anonymousreply 8411/18/2012
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