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June 23, 2012 10:10 AM   Subscribe

The Frog's Bollocks (and Other Assorted Bollocks) NSFW. Not Shown To Scale. Not Narrated by Richard Attenborough. NOT related to this story (I hope). Blame Drawn.
posted by oneswellfoop (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is it just me, or is the Polar Bear animation wrong? It looks like it is running backwards to me.
posted by Brockles at 10:33 AM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Incomplete without Buster Gonad.
posted by vanar sena at 10:40 AM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


No birds or flying bugs I note, maybe gravity prevented their depiction.
posted by arcticseal at 10:40 AM on June 23, 2012


Our neighbors used to have a Great Dane that they let run loose. He was a nice dog. Never a biter or problem at all. He also had a gigantic scrotum. To my brother and I, it looked to be the size of a beanbag chair (we were only in grade-school at the time). One day, on the way home from school, we were walking down the sidewalk and that dog was napping right in the middle of it. We walked around the dog but my brother inadvertently stepped on the dog's sack. That dog seemed to leap 20 feet in the air. We knew something was wrong and managed to outrun the dog to our house. From that day forward we always gave that dog wide berth whenever we were near him.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:57 AM on June 23, 2012


Also, count me as one of the last to know that "bollocks" also means "testicles." TMYK, I guess.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:00 AM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]



Strangely absent:

Tanuki, or as my Mom posted on my Facebook wall, "Who are those magical scrotum guys?"

And that one huge boar from the State Fair. Standing by that pen at the Fair is the best place to hear a kid yell "OH MY GOD MOM LOOK AT HIS BALLS!" And kids being spontaneously wildly inappropriate = hilarious.

They don't get in trouble, either, because seriously.


My goodness there is a lot of Mom in this comment. But it's not like she doesn't know. She is aware.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:34 AM on June 23, 2012


And yes, the polar bear is running backwards. Or maybe he has developed a technique to safeguard his outsized sack. /willing suspension
posted by louche mustachio at 11:41 AM on June 23, 2012


That took balls
posted by fungible at 12:09 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, count me as one of the last to know that "bollocks" also means "testicles." TMYK, I guess.

Is there anywhere in all of time or space that the world means anything else?
posted by dodecapus at 12:46 PM on June 23, 2012


dodecapus: "Also, count me as one of the last to know that "bollocks" also means "testicles." TMYK, I guess.

Is there anywhere in all of time or space that the world means anything else?
"

Why yes! I'm glad you asked.

bollocks (plural bollocks) (rarely used in the singular)

(UK, vulgar) The testicles (sometimes used in the singular)
(UK, vulgar) Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead.

That's a load of bollocks, mate! (note: variation on spelling in parts of Northern Ireland are ballicks and ballix)

(Ireland, vulgar) An idiot, an ignorant or disagreeable person.
Don't mind him; he's only an oul' bollocks!

(UK, vulgar) A contraction of the dog's bollocks.
Plural form of bollock.

Of course that's just one web site's definition. Perhaps YOU purchased and album in 1978 entitled "Nevermind The Testicles - Here Are The Sex Pistols?"
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:17 PM on June 23, 2012


Is there anywhere in all of time or space that the world means anything else?
posted by dodecapus at 8:46 PM on June 23



Wikipedia: "From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, bollocks or ballocks was allegedly used as a slang term for a clergyman, although this meaning is not mentioned by the OED's 1989 edition. For example, in 1864, the Commanding Officer of the Straits Fleet regularly referred to his chaplain as "Ballocks". It has been suggested that bollocks came to have its modern meaning of "nonsense" because clergymen were notorious for talking nonsense during their sermons."

I first learned that hearing Anthony Burgess defending the Sex Pistols use of "Bollocks" in their notorious album title, funnily enough.
posted by Decani at 1:37 PM on June 23, 2012


MetaFilter: NSFW. Not Shown To Scale. Not Narrated by Richard Attenborough.
posted by hippybear at 1:39 PM on June 23, 2012


Not narrated by Richard Attenborough, but by David.
posted by ambrosen at 3:14 PM on June 23, 2012


DAVID ATTENBOROUGH!

Ahhh... That feels better.
posted by merocet at 3:16 PM on June 23, 2012


Heed not the testicles! I present intercourse handguns!

And what are all these damn squirmy things in my hovercraft?
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:17 PM on June 23, 2012


I first learned that hearing Anthony Burgess defending the Sex Pistols use of "Bollocks" in their notorious album title, funnily enough.

It was, in fact, advanced in court by the late John Mortimer, defending Richard Branson on obscenity charges over publication of Never Mind the Bollocks.... Burgess could have wished to be as great a man as Mortimer.
posted by howfar at 9:20 AM on June 24, 2012


Gonads and Strife
posted by palbo at 6:49 PM on June 24, 2012


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