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January 13, 2017 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Back drafts. Dangerous litter.

Scratching through old stuff can be risky.

Odd unrecognizable things surface. Awkward.

Not “well seasoned”. Only old petrified dumps of ideas buried in blog post drafts.

People in flower faces at a piano. (1876. Count Franz Pocci's Viola Tri Color.(

Play along. You’ll see what the cat’s dragged in.(USPD/

Simple over looked? A little amusing as so many ideas coming out of the blue.

Of course, it would help if those interpreting the blue were well grounded in reality and how the average person sees things.

Despite the thought that artist are supposed to know the best way to depict things, Cedar Park City Council has waved the flag and is considering a do-over. (Read about the city flag controversy here)

Hope the artist’s feelings aren’t hurt.

Cedar Park's flag with blue and green bands divided by 3 wite X's (

Welcoming? Maybe it’s an I chart.

Artist and sports figures breath rarefied air…and maybe from lack of oxygen get a little loopy with decision-making?

Take Johnny Manzel, former lauded football genius and NFL player will be at the Superbowl. Not playing, but selling his script – for a heft price.

Surely his agents will insist on a big sign to prevent the awkward “Who?”.

Wonder if there will be associates with nets – oh, it’s Texas. They might actually use guns instead – to eliminate any of those fancy new drones from the recent Las Vegas tech show from sneaking shots.

These new obedient little drones act a bit like a cat on an owner’s invisible leash. Actually better than a real cat.

It follows you around without tripping you. Can even locate you in a crowd if you wander off. Obediently follows directions. It happily takes videos and images for while the owner mingles and maybe actually interacts with those around him/her. All without that annoying and dangerous selfie stick!  And when done, the drone quietly fold up in small places.

Told you it was like a cat.

A cat without the mess or litter.

If you been around a cat, you know how that darn litter gets everywhere. Occasionally in places that make people uncomfortable.

woman with cat. (1901-evelyn nesbit holding cat. By Sarony. From Harvard University collection/

Definitely trouble makers: the helpful household hints blogger and, of course, the cat. (USPD/

Consider the sockie and the cops.

One minute the young guy is pulled over for a simple traffic stop. The next he stunned to be paraded as a major drug kingpin and biggest meth dealer ever arrested.

Smilie drug enforcement professionals holding a sockie. Tested twice! A sockie stuffed with meth! High quality stuff! Biggest bust ever!

Until after three days in jail…until after he finally talked with his dad…… until the big state drug testing lab confirmed….

The internet is not your friend, Dad

Wonder if a sockie full of kitty litter can control mildew in a car trunk..

You can Google it. (Or maybe the story here first.)

Enough scattering from digging through back drafts.

Time for the cat to get my tongue.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Odd crowd by Count Franz Graf Von Pocci's "Viola Tricolor" (

Committee formed in protest against free range cats. (Count Franz Graf Von Pocci/USPD/


  1. easyweimaraner / Jan 13 2017 9:45 am

    cat litter is great to avoid fooged up car windows… it really works… but you’re right it’s messy I had it everywhere as I tried to fill it in a sock :o)

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 13 2017 9:54 am

      You’re a brave person trying to funnel cat litter. (Sooner or later scientists will reveal it’s actually a live organism) It’s one of those wet La Nina winters. We are all fighting mud and damp. We’ll try anything at the point…if we scatter cat litter in the major backyard puddles will it scoop? HAHA Thanks for drafting a comment for this muddle


  2. sportsattitudes / Jan 13 2017 9:55 am

    It is indeed a scientific fact cat litter finds all the places you don’t want it. And speaking of places you don’t want something…Johnny Manziel at the Super Bowl. I’m sure the NFL will send out some guys dressed like Secret Service to shut that whole thing down before it gets started. Bad optics there. He’s “done enough” for the league. (If this gets into my post next week don’t think I copied you…I saw an article last night and have a copy of it right here (holding up to screen)…see?) If there are going to be drones flying up and down our streets we will all need to arm ourselves with some type of way to knock ’em down. What IS the maximum length for brooms?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 17 2017 7:12 pm

      OK, I see – great minds/bloggers run the same fields. HA HA
      Gaga is trying to outdo Dionne Warwick’s descent from helicopter to stage? (They keep telling her, the roof is fabric not suitable for platform heels …and the taxpayers do not want to pay for any repairs…)
      Thanks for the practice Super Bowl toss!

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  3. Kate Crimmins / Jan 13 2017 12:54 pm

    Not that anyone would want to spy on my gardening in my back yard but I was wondering what I could get to shoot the damn thing down, you know, just in case the paparazzi comes a knocking.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 17 2017 7:14 pm

      What if my drone hates their drone…or maybe a hawk with an attitude. Crowded skies are more and more less friendly.
      Thanks for lassoing a comment to fling over here

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  4. Littlesundog / Jan 13 2017 5:03 pm

    I am so out of touch. I had to ask FD who Johnny Mansfield was. He didn’t have anything good to say about him! Ha ha. As for drones, I found a small crashed one in our woods last week. I destroyed it for good and put it in the trash. I haven’t seen any flying around, but they are not welcome here. Now if I get where I can’t take the buggy around for surveillance of the property I might have to get a drone to help me keep an eye on things. 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 17 2017 7:21 pm

      Some ranchers are using drones for monitoring herds. Not as much fun as in “Sky King”. The Park Rangers are working hard to keep them out of their areas. Drones are the ultimate litter – animals sure don’t need anything else annoying them. (There’s a class starting up here about “Learn to use drones and make money…or get punched in the snoot…OK I added the last. But people used to get upset with NASA’s hot shot space pilots buzzing wives/daughters in swimming pools not all that long ago. Sad we lost a real advocate for the space program.)
      Thanks for flying in with a comment (up to my knees in chores and mud here- hope the weather patterns are detouring around you guys)


  5. Ally Bean / Jan 14 2017 7:24 am

    i want a small drone that’ll deliver me a cold beverage when I’m out in our yard/ forest doing whatever it is that I’m doing. I have no use for a drone’s spying abilities, but if it could be like Jeeves, I’d love it.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 17 2017 7:23 pm

      Drones, the new flying car almost ready – we’re almost the Jetsons! Now if I can get the cat to open the fridge and place the can on the drone for the return trip, we’ll be all set. (If Amazon drones can deliver, why not ours?) Thanks for swooping by with a comment


  6. RKLikesReeses / Jan 24 2017 2:24 pm

    LOVE those pansy-faced people pix. 🙂
    Those drones sound like what other kids told me little brothers and sisters were like: following, annoying, tattling, etc.
    Oooo…cat litter. It’s definitely mobile. Everywhere, all the time.
    The Super Bowl’s here again, hunh? Then it’s time for the Kitten Bowl!!!! Yay!!!!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 24 2017 2:58 pm

      There’s a whole book and story with those people. Full of flowery language, too, no doubt. RC Cat has requested a visit from the flower faced people…but we suspect she wants an alternative to mouses and these creatures have legs – all the better to chase them.
      Kitten Bowl, Puppy Bowl and commercials…and we’ll probably find some outdoor activities instead if the weather is good – the parks and trails are usually empty during the game. YEA!
      Thanks for zooming by to chat


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