On my back was a tiny man dressed like a bumblebee
May 14, 2019 5:44 PM   Subscribe

This is welcome fun.
posted by rhizome at 6:36 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]

Has anyone seen my ass? Because I laughed it off
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:50 PM on May 14

Worth it for the drawing of the horse with the microphone.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:51 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]

"I’m on the insecure side, and I have a hard time meeting new people—and all of a sudden they’re running away from me." hahahahahahaha!

this was delightfully funny but also delightfully skewering
posted by barchan at 8:20 PM on May 14

Why aren’t any of these horses just named Greg?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:05 AM on May 15

Oh, they definitely are. Barn names are a thing. It would not surprise me at all if "Greg" were one.

Not Duane, though, that's ridiculous.
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:05 AM on May 15

"On my back was a tiny man dressed like a bumblebee" ... Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will he do the Fandango ?
posted by King Sky Prawn at 7:52 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]

I get the joke of it, but I would have liked it better if the writer had written it as if the horses were fully aware they were in a competition. John Kenny makes it seem the horses have never run a race on a track before, which is so opposite of what a horse has to go through to be in the Kentucky Derby.
posted by King Sky Prawn at 7:56 AM on May 15 [3 favorites]

You know if this was on McSweeney's, it would have come out 100x funnier.
posted by alex_skazat at 8:45 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]

Agreed, King Sky Prawn. The horses at the Derby have about the same level of brain development as a human 10 year old but are in peak physical condition and probably are on steroids so the tone seemed a bit off.
posted by arachnidette at 10:47 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]

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