Fuck Today


#3910

I wanted to put this one into a couple of threads to reiterate “how many times we’ve been over this” plus fascism/conservatism/misogyny, but I figured Orenwolf would snack on it.

merry-go-round


#3911

FWIW, I (and no doubt many others) didn’t jump into the Texas thread because you didn’t seem to need any help. For as long as I have been posting here, your comments on a wide range of topics have been consistent, insightful and interesting. I learn things from the bbs community; it’s the reason I started participating and it’s the reason I keep coming back. Some people are jerks; it doesn’t mean your scholarship isn’t appreciated.


#3912

#3913

What the actual fuck.


#3914

I’m only surprised that a firearm wasn’t used.


#3915

Honestly, the knife is worse somehow; it so…intimate. Stabbing an infant…? How does anyone get there?


#3916

Only in that the perp had to get ‘up close and personal’ to inflict deadly harm; with a firearm, she could have done much worse damage in much less time.

That said; I can’t begin to fathom how anyone gets to that point.

SMFH


#3917

And they survived, another big difference… if this had been a gun, they’d be dead.


#3918

Truth.


#3919

While thinning out bamboo (P. Vivax) in our front garden, I encountered a very large wasp nest. They saw me first, and I sustained at least five stings to the face, head and neck, and a couple on my arm. My head is now all lumpy, but the wasps have been dealt with. Along with another nest I probably would have stumbled into tomorrow.


#3920

Ouch!
I found this great picture for the “put some mud on it!” catechism and your situation but then realized that’s for bees, not wasps. So you’re welcome to try anyway but I don’t know if it will help…


#3921

At least I am not allergic. I have a tendency to get attacked by all manner of animals, insects, reptiles, and fish. I am lucky to live in a household with several medical professionals, so adverse reactions or horrifying wounds can be treated on site.
Had the mud been available while I was being swarmed, I would have tried it. Thanks for the suggestion.


#3922

What do you do to have that kind of tendency?


#3923

Excellent question. I do not have an answer, but my wife finds it hilarious, especially when the critter in question is normally considered harmless.
I once had a bone broken by a pufferfish.


#3924

Last year, out on a bike ride, one of those goddamn yellow jackets flew into my face and popped me in the mustache. Much to my surprise, the irritation went away in less than 24 hours (probably because I took a Benadryl as soon as I got home).

I’ve had those fuckers bounce off my glasses on occasion as well - one more reason why I won’t wear contact lenses.


#3925

That seems like a feat in and of itself. Your insurance must love you.


#3926

The usual methods are:

i) kill a unicorn;
ii) consort with evil spirits, Old Ones, take up necromancy, etc.;
iii) become an evil spirit yourself (Ringwraiths, vampires, werewolves I’m looking at you);
iv) do all of the above.

Any of those ring a bell? :slight_smile:


#3927

We lost a lovely Lhasa of 13 this morning and it feels pretty fucking abysmal.


#3928

I am spiralling.
Fuck.


#3929

Will a Terry Pratchett picture cheer you up?