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February 16, 2014 7:51 AM   Subscribe

Morally ambiguous honey badgers, or what happens when creative people get bored on Twitter.
posted by MartinWisse (18 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Isn't Twitter a direct result of boredom?

Also, aren't animals by definition morally ambiguous?

However I laughed at:

"If we eat the bullies, are we not ourselves guilty?" asked Harry. Henrietta looked up from a mouthful of entrails and mumbled "Maybe?"

Which probably means I am bad.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:22 AM on February 16 [1 favorite]


[One comment deleted; post is about a sequence of silly comics, let's not start it with an argument about libertarianism.]
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:24 AM on February 16


One can safely assume that one of the participants is Ursula K. Vernon, creator of "Digger", formerly of Modern Tales and indisputably the greatest wombat-oriented comic ever created.
posted by Shepherd at 8:58 AM on February 16 [6 favorites]


"I have killed and eaten the problem," said Henrietta.

GenjiandProust, we can be bad people together.
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:04 AM on February 16 [3 favorites]


"I am willing to disembowel anyone who makes you sad!"

This is pretty much my standard for love too.
posted by The otter lady at 9:20 AM on February 16 [6 favorites]


Isn't Twitter a direct result of boredom?

It's mostly self promotion, to be honest.
posted by MartinWisse at 9:23 AM on February 16


aren't animals by definition morally ambiguous?

Eddie Izzard on an evil giraffe.
posted by slidell at 9:43 AM on February 16 [1 favorite]


Ursulav is responsible for the Biting Pear Of Salamanca (aka LOLWUT, which has raised some Creative Commons questions for her) and other surrealist vegetable and fruit art (about the latter, she writes "The platypus was aware that some people flew garlic competitively, but the idea had never interested him. He just wanted to be out here, feeling the breeze in his fur, watching the ponderous yet oddly delicate motion of the garlic in the wind" -- she has an Edward Gorey-sized talent for giving the tantalizing outline of a surrealist story) and soooo many other delightful things and I love her so so much and I will follow her on Twitter now. and is she a MeFite? because I hope she is.
posted by gusandrews at 10:04 AM on February 16 [4 favorites]


The Valentines are perfect, too. "I brought you the heart of that one jerk from the internet" is basically my romantic fantasy.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:41 AM on February 16


I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my favorite Ursula Vernon output, the Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap podcast, which brings her and her husband's senses of humor to the task of eating and reviewing often quite awful (if not necessarily cheap) prepackaged food, interspersed with their own anecdotes and rants.
posted by wanderingmind at 10:55 AM on February 16


"I do not feel this is a good way to resolve our problems," said Harry. "I have killed and eaten the problem," said Henrietta.

This appears to be based on our dogs. RIP every cardboard tube, funny sounding toy and bicycle pump we have used to terrify and amaze the male dog which has consequently been ripped to shreds by his female companion.
posted by fshgrl at 11:02 AM on February 16


Eddie Izzard on an evil giraffe

Giraffes may not be evil, but read about their mating habits sometime. They are definitely... subcultural.

Maybe "I have killed and eaten the problem" should be a new mod standard response.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:06 AM on February 16 [8 favorites]


This is the best of everything, and thank you for introducing me to it. (Also, "I have killed and eaten the problem" made me laugh so hard I scared the cat.)
posted by Space Kitty at 11:31 AM on February 16


Giraffes may not be evil, but read about their mating habits sometime. They are definitely... subcultural.

Indeed.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:58 AM on February 16 [3 favorites]


This was great.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:10 PM on February 16


I don't really understand why we, as a society, wouldn't just be sending regular FedEx trucks full of money to Ursula Vernon, but apparently that isn't happening? Was there a mix-up?
posted by Wolfdog at 12:26 PM on February 16 [6 favorites]


I recently (and almost simultaneously) received the 1300-page Complete Bone volume and the 700-page Complete Digger volume and after a couple days surveying both graphic fantasy worlds, dammit, the Wombat won.

Although I am now starting to imagine Ursula K. Vernon as more of a badger than a wombat.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:36 PM on February 16


Ursula Vernon is one of my idols.
posted by tdismukes at 7:48 PM on February 16 [1 favorite]


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