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Anti-Caturday post

Review the unpleasant nature of the cat’s penis. Now contemplate this: “12 feet long and highly mobile” and “gigantic testes that weigh a ton”.

Although, I do confess, when a pod of these big boys go into rut in your back yard, you’ll probably get even less sleep than when the neighborhood cats are in heat.

(Also on Sb)

Comments

  1. Rey Fox says

    People sure took leave of their rationality when naming whale species. Sperm whale – named after the gunk found in its head which looks kinda like spooge. That makes perfect sense and no way will anyone ever giggle about that! Right whales…as opposed to left whales? Wrong whales? I guess they were named by the first guy who saw one who said “Cor, that’s a right bloo’y whale, innit?”

  2. Rey Fox says

    In the course of Wikipediing right whales, I came across an even dumber name: the Right Whale Dolphin. I have renewed respect for ornithologists, who while a bit daffy at times, would have never named a species after the species next to it. “That magpie’s got a yellow bill, we’ll call it the Yellow-Billed Magpie.” “How about the little brown jobby over there?” “The Yellow-Billed Magpie Sparrow. Beer time now.”

  3. says

    The claim is that the Right Whale was the “right whale to harpoon,” vs. the “wrong whale to harpoon.” It floated when dead, which was considerably better than the “wrong whales” that sunk when dead, thus depriving them of any return for their efforts.

    Moot point once they figured out how to keep any whale from sinking from sight, but the Right Whale was already named by then. Again, so the claim goes.

    Glen Davidson

  4. says

    Although, I do confess, when a pod of these big boys go into rut in your back yard, you’ll probably get even less sleep than when the neighborhood cats are in heat.

    But I’ll have a whole lot more meat when I quiet them for good.

    Glen Davidson

  5. DLC says

    Back in the day, National Geographic (yes, we got Nat Geo. . . for the articles, why else? ) had an issue with a flexible vinyl record of whale songs. it was so cool I played it at max volume.

  6. marcus says

    Sure it’s all just fun and games having a 12 foot-long prehensile penis until someone gets an eye poked out! (Then it’s fucking hilarious!)

  7. dorght says

    You want hilarious, read Christopher Moore’s ‘Fluke, or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings’. There is a description of the mating process in that book that will have you in tears from laughing so hard.

  8. martinbadke says

    I was struck by how the motion of the penis was like the motion of a leech. Not surprising really since it is soft tissue which needs to search its environment by texture and chemotaxis. (I am assuming there is no penis bone but could be corrected if others know that point of fact.)

  9. Part-Time Insomniac, Zombie Porcupine Nox Arcana Fan says

    Sex underwater: best left to whales and other water-dwelling species.

  10. Shiroferetto says

    Somehow, I am NOT turned on by a 12-foot-long prehensile penis…

    I can’t think why.