Squirrels in my pants!

This is a few years old by now, but it’s one of my favourite renderings of cartoon squirrels causing, um, mischief!

What else could you say about squirrels in your pants?

I think this video explains it all:

The “Happy Squirrel” card, explained . . .

In a previous post of mine, I made reference to the “Happy Squirrel” tarot card in an inadvertent reference to The Simpsons, a show which I used to watch quite religiously as a younger squirrel until the writing became uninspiring (or I grew up, one of the two).  This “golden age” of Simpsons episodes included a great episode in which the whole family goes to a county faire and Lisa gets separated and meets up with a fortune teller.

At this point I’ll mention that I really don’t believe in horoscopes, fortune telling, or tarot card reading.  You often get a recycling of what you think the person wants to be told.  I’ll admit that those people are good at picking up on social and communication cues and using them to interpret “personalized” fortunes, but the whole thing is pretty much for Entertainment Purposes Only, as they say.  Maybe that’s why what happens next is so entertaining to me.

Happy squirrel card

The Happy Squirrel card!!!

The storyboard of the encounter is much better, but the basic synopsis of what happens is this:

Lisa goes in to the tent to get her fortune told.  The gypsy proceeds, and immediately lays down a card with a funky skeleton on it marked “DEATH”.  Lisa freaks!  “The death card??”  The gypsy reassures her: “It’s ok. . . it means change.  It’s not a bad thing.”  So, feeling soothed, Lisa has the gypsy continue.  The next card laid on the table is a smiling squirrel perched on a branch in the sun.  “Awww, that’s cute!” Lisa says.  The gypsy is trippin’ hard and exclaims with shock, “The Happy Squirrel?!?!?”

The scene continues, but that’s the squirrel pertinent part.  I guess I found it hilarious because it exposes how random those tarot cards are in a satirical way – that’s what I liked about the early shows was the element of satire.  And Happy Squirrels! =)

Random squirrel fun (spicy squirrel)

Today is a celebration of the squirrel at it’s most bizarre: the squirrel of randomness!  Except it’s not all random – there is a specific link.  For those familiar with Monty Python’s sketch comedy show popular many many years ago on the BBC, links were what connected the otherwise totally disjointed and seemingly associated sketches.  Today’s link is all about the “spicy squirrel”.

So what is a spicy squirrel?  I’m not sure . . . but it sure did pull up some interesting images.  For example, there’s this:

Girl squirrel

This is what happens when squirrels get transmutated into humans.

After that, you might be reaching for your spray bottle of squirrel repellent, hoping that it will fend off whatever the heck that thing was on your picnic table!

Squirrel repellent

Why would you want to repel us squirrels?

Now that the squirrels(?) are gone, we can safely hang up this sign:

Closed squirrel

This squirrel is officially closed for business!

I hope you enjoyed today’s randomness.  Maybe tomorrow will make more sense, but for today this seemed to fit perfectly! =)

One promise, many gifts (plus Rainbow Donkey!)

“Narcotics Anonymous offers only one promise, and that is freedom from active addiction…” – Basic Text, p. 106

Imagine how it might be if we had arrived at the doors of Narcotics Anonymous, desperate, wanting to stop using drugs, only to be met by a sales pitch: “If you just work the steps and don’t use drugs, you’ll get married, live in the suburbs, have 2.6 children, and start wearing polyester. You will become a responsible, productive member of society and be fit company for kings and presidents. You will be rich and have a dynamic career.” Most of us, greeted with such a heavy-handed spiel, would have shrieked and bolted for the door.

Instead of high-pressure nonsense and frightening predictions, we are greeted with a promise of hope: freedom from active addiction. We feel a blessed relief come over us when we hear that we never have to use drugs again. We aren’t going to be forced to become anything!

Of course, after some time in recovery, good things start happening in our lives. We are given gifts-spiritual gifts, material gifts, gifts that we’ve always dreamed of but never dared hope we’d get. These, however, are truly gifts-they are not promised to us just because we become NA members. All we are promised is freedom from addiction-and it’s more than enough!

Just for Today: I have been promised freedom from active addiction. The gifts I receive are the benefits of recovery.

Copyright (c) 2012,  NA World Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Rainbow Donkey Bike

Ok so it’s got a horn – maybe it’s a HORNY rainbow donkey?? =)

Amazing power of the squirrel

Apparently, the fart from some squirrels is powerful enough to blanket the world in snow. Don’t believe me? Watch this video!

Too cool to wait!

Ok – I promised something sweet for my 90-day celebration, but I was inspired and couldn’t wait so I’ve implemented some improvements here at P. Squirrel central.

Along with some minor tweaks in the appearance of the sidebar, the part I am the most proud of is the new section I have titled “Squirrel Support System”, because that is what everyone who reads and follows is doing.  You are an ethereal, non-physical support system for a sick squirrel who can use all the help they can get!  So as my way of thanking you all, you have been featured in a special section of the menu sidebar below the “Nut-Free Counter”.

I’ve also added a shameless self portrait of myself for everyone to enjoy! =)

P. Squirrel out!