January 25, 2007

Aye, wee slicket scurrying beastie, or some such crap


A Scotsman, yesterday

Just when you thought the terrors of Hogmangy were safely behind you, they strike, and strike again: January 24th is the most depressing day of the year, they say. To mop up any survivors while they're still staggering, Burns Night promptly follows. I know they don't claim to be a civilized nation, so you can't say we weren't warned. But even so...

"What are bashed neeps?"

"Neeps hackit with balmagowry."

Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour [sic] p74

You may do as you like; I'll be arming myself and barricading the door. But what if they come in the windows? They always do.

Just pray the Scotsmen don't get their uncanny humanoid mitts on one of these (via those miserable libertarians).

Update!

Burry ManA coyly pseudonymous reader directs our wavering attention to an unspeakably monstrous being, native to Scotland, seen here ferociously devouring the civil servants who attempt to restrain it. Note that the man partially visible at left is disguised as Charlie Chaplin, and the man behind the creature as Sly Stone. This behavior is by design; since the time of the druids, human sacrifices in Scotland have been disguised as Chaplin and Stone before being fed to fiends. The rationale is lost in the mists of antiquity.

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Woo hoo, that's some powerful good lookin' hunk o' man you got there. Back when men were hairy and the sheep were scared, or something.
 
Wee sleekit cowerin' timorous beastie,
O what a panic's in thy breestie...

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls.
 
Wee sleekit piece of bronchial phlegm,
Is that the first sign of cancer, then?


Jerry Sadowitz.
 
Thank you, Hutton. That was (*sniff*) beautiful.
 
Zardoz?
 
The pistol doesn't scare me but the Popper does.
 
Zardoz Indeed he doz.
 
Neeps seem to be turnips. (Half my in-laws are first-generation immigrants from Scotland and the older ones actually use the word.)
 
"Neeps seem to be turnips."

Of course neeps are turnips.

Sook ma dangy, sassenachs.
 
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