January 14, 2009

In Kondappanaikkanpalayam, they saw the flying squirrel.

"It ate fruits and nuts like ordinary squirrels but unlike them, had sharp fingers, teeth and cat-like face and its bite was poisonous."

This is bloggable because:

1. Squirrel news.

2. I have never in my life seen a cooler place name than Kondappanaikkanpalayam.

19 comments:

author, etc. said...

"It ate fruits and nuts like ordinary squirrels but unlike them, had sharp fingers, teeth and cat-like face and its bite was poisonous."

Geez, you sure that wasn't Barney Frank?

Pogo said...

"Kondappanaikkanpalayam" is a colloquialism for Frostbite Falls, Minnesota.

Lem said...

It ate fruits and nuts like ordinary squirrels but unlike them, had sharp fingers, teeth and cat-like face and its bite was poisonous.

Forget Joe the plumber.. send the flying squirrels to cover wars.

Ron said...

I thought Kondappanaikkanpalayam was the sound you make when you use one of those mechanical vaginas from yesterday...

Tibore said...

"I have never in my life seen a cooler place name than Kondappanaikkanpalayam."

Now say it 3 times fast. :D

Original George said...

Squirrelsuit-flying base-jumping Norwegian skiers.

Insane x-treme sport video.

Buzzing 100 mph a fingertip's distance from a mountainside.

American Liberal Elite said...

What about Massachusetts' Webster Lake, known to the local squirrels as "Lake Chargoggagogg-manchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg?

Cool, huh?

traditionalguy said...

Oh boy. At last a new one- upmanship pet. Wait until the neighbors see I have one of these squirrels in my trees and they are stuck with out of date Grey squirrels. But how do you Board it when you travel? And I fear PET FRIENDLY hotels will discriminate. Life sure seems unfair to animal lovers these days.

Tibore said...

"... unlike (other squirrels, it) had sharp fingers, teeth and cat-like face and its bite was poisonous."

So in other words, it was a nightmare squirrel.

Chip Ahoy said...

usually seen in Srivilliputhur area

Ha ha ha that kills me. I don't know why, it just does, ha ha ha.

Chip Ahoy said...

Yesterday I got the aceiest ace lens in all of acedom, and I'm filled with glee. If things go right, tomorrow I'll get the aceiest camera. The various parts had to be got separately because aceness like this isn't often packaged together.

Pogo said...

I wonder if the Srivilliputhurian moose also has sharp fingers, teeth, a cat-like face and a poisonous bite.

In the 1960s, a favorite cartoon among villagers of Sathy forest was Kondappanaikkanpalwinkle Moose and Srivilliputhur J. Squirrel.

"Kondappanaikkanpalwinkle: Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Srivillipy: Again?? That trick never works.

Kondappanaikkanpalwinkle: This time for sure.

Lion: ROARRRR!!

Srivillipy: Wrong hat!

Kondappanaikkanpalwinkle: I take a size seven and a half. "

Squirrel Lover said...

Be glad you're not in Russia, where they eat, ah, any kind of nuts.

Mark said...

"The flying squirrel had half-feet tail and bat-like wings and would fly from one tree to another like a bat, he said."

My thought: Pygmy Chupacabra.

ricpic said...

It's a big deal in England right now that the American common grey squirrel which was introduced, probably by an idiot do-gooder, is driving the native English red squirrel toward extinction.

knox said...

What would you do for a Kondappanaikkanpalayam bar...

EDH said...

For some unknown reason I thought of this song, but realized I never thought about its origin post 9-11.

Guantanamera ("girl from Guantánamo") is perhaps the best known Cuban song and that country's most noted patriotic song.

fcai said...

Dude, put down the ganga, back away from the chillum.

gt said...

venomous rodents of unusual size department: check out the solendon. http://vark.blogspot.com/2009/01/venomous-mammal-of-day-solenodon.html