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August 11, 2017 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Fall down, but not out.

Woman in vintage bathing suit with movie camera. Silent film star Charlotte Rich.Feb.1922 NAtsional Police Gazette. (USPD., artist life/

Roll em’ (USPD/

Fall must be just around the corner: look at all the nuts.

  • It’s finally happened: those of few social skills are finally unleashed.

Business Insider. “Google cancels diversity town hall.” 

“…Some employees expressed concerns ahead of the town hall that they’d be “outed” online and feared for their safety, he said…. websites and videos on YouTube have listed Google employees by name along with their internal responses to Damore’s memo, political leanings, sexual orientations, and other personal info. It’s a shocking, disgusting response.”

Social awkward cliques …just like high school.

  • NCAA is concerned about passes.

Mandated sex ed. classes for coaches and players. (It looks like most pretty much got the “How To” instructions in high school and now they are struggling with the “How Not To’s” )

But more importantly the eagerly awaited the 2017 reveal – and such exquisite write-ups of each: “College football’s best new uniforms”

I know. We all know what’s important. New helmets and concussions.  That’s probably a criteria for those New Best Uniforms.

  • You can build a wall, but it won’t stop them.

They are only coming because they want a better life. Of course credibility is loss when they arrive with fur coats. (Not to mention those well polished nails.)

Ignore their taunts and share the bounty!

“Woman’s apartment invaded by raccoon burglars” (And the laughed at her through the windows. More videos here.)

Rollin’ in nutty times.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge


  1. Robin / Aug 11 2017 2:39 pm

    It sure is nutty times. Laughing raccoons are just a sign of those times, I suppose. So glad the raccoons around here don’t taunt us (or haven’t yet!).


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:56 am

      Laughing raccoon as pretty common in this area. Honestly, with the extreme heat, isn’t the city telling all to seek cool AC during the day? No dumb beasts there. HAHA
      Thanks for dancing over with a comment


  2. heretherebespiders / Aug 11 2017 2:43 pm

    Oh good lord, the woman with the raccoons is milking this for anything she can get! Yes it’s crazy that they got in, but she doesn’t need paid movers to another apartment to make her feel safe from furry bandits.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:53 am

      Wonder if she’s planning a lawsuit. Result of allowing so many people to declare themselves victims and expecting stuff to just shut them up?
      Most wary residents would have insisted on a bolt latch on that attic access door before moving in…you never know who/what is crawling around in the big open attics that cross multiple apartments. Bet she likes the area for the lovely big trees and landscape, but I guess not the local indigenous inhabitants.
      Thanks for giggling along

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  3. heretherebespiders / Aug 11 2017 2:50 pm

    The google article was badly written. I expect more from the UK! lol No I don’t 🙂
    I do think it is scary in a very apt way that people in Google’s employ had their personal information shared – to hurt them if possible. I hope it lets them realise how their own company allows this to happen to Joe Blow from Kokomo, too.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:49 am

      IT there sounds just like Mean Girls at the lunch table. Bullies revealed. Humans nature is so predictable even for those who hide in the dark or under rock buildings.
      Yep, you made a solid point. Thanks for pulling the plug with a comment

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  4. colonialist / Aug 11 2017 3:16 pm

    Fruit cakes are completely unable to compete. These are as nutty as the bags of nuts labelled ‘may contain nuts’.

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  5. easyweimaraner / Aug 11 2017 11:51 pm

    we hope that the falling nuts will not land on our nut ;o)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:41 am

      Maybe the cracked ones will just crumble where they fall ..but still could be ouchie underfoot, so be careful pawing around! Thanks for snortling along


  6. LordBeariOfBow / Aug 12 2017 12:45 am

    If they got rid of those helmets and all that body armour then they probably wouldn’t have so many injuries.

    Take a leaf out of the Rugby Union & League players outfits, and the Soccer players and the AFL none of these blokes wear body armour and protection, perhaps they don’t worry if they get a cauliflower ear and a broken nose and the gridiron players have to worry about how good they look in the post match interviews. Then again I’m probably prejudiced.

    And as for raccoons in the apartment they must have been short on real news that day. Had POTUS kept his big mouth closed and his twitter fingers off his call/mobile ?

    Have you considered getting yourself a real job? 😈 🐻


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 15 2017 11:29 am

      News? What’s that? All that seems to be on the air is gossip, fiction, and old news disguised (with inflammatory language added) among the opinion pieces. (BBC and other international sources are luckily available). Most people I know have simply turned off the TVs and found other things to do. All the desperate local new show have going for them is storm info and funny animal stories. (and you can get those online)
      You make a good point about sports equipment – it has evolved here along with game rules.Not for the better either one. At some point you have to stop wrapping the trees in padding and let the game play – it is voluntary after all. Yeah, must look pretty for the interviews, product commercials, and the nightclubs.
      Superficial nonsense everywhere you look. (Ah, lunch break is over, but thanks for the mid day grins)

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      • LordBeariOfBow / Aug 15 2017 5:00 pm

        The ABC in Australia was formed on the same basis as the BBC. It too, is owned by the people and our politicians, especially those of the right leanings despise them, but they are reluctant /scared to change the mandate given them when constituted in the 1920’s
        As a consequence we do get one very good reliable honest intelligent newscast, on air 24/7. I doubt you can get it in the US.
        I don’t know whether or not it’s available on the ‘ABC Iview ” network on the Internet for aliens.
        You might want to try it.


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 16 2017 8:03 am

          Our major broadcast networks are also privately owned. But with internet access and cable offering international programs, the big 3 (ABC, NBC, CBS) are struggling – mainly of their own doing since they only offer gossip, info taken. out of context, old news disguised as “new reveals!”, staged/slanted news, and politically directed opinions offered by news anchors who seem to feel they are now experts on everything, and revel in being “celebrities (“people tune in to see us!”), or stage performers with exaggerated expressions and tone of voice that leave little mystery as to how they feel about their story. They deserve their fate.
          When I watch a couple of the business channels on satellite/cable as the economy is affects everything. Knowing multiple languages also helps get different information and perspective of things – so maybe you can dig through the mess and get what is really happening.
          Anyone who watches one news source is getting a limited view and is easily mislead.
          I’ll check that network – viewing depends on who hold the world-wide rights to it. Thanks

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          • LordBeariOfBow / Aug 16 2017 5:15 pm

            Our ABC is not a business run for profit. It’s government OURS THE PEOPLES owned and ad free. Try this link to their/our classical radio station which I have on pretty well constantly
            If you get that then you might get their TV station on the Internet.


          • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 17 2017 7:33 am

            Cool link. Our government has wide manic depressant mood swings, so would prefer it not own/run media. Agenda free media without political money or leanings is our only hope – and right now it is so hurt and angry the horse they picked to win the race didn’t win…so there are alternatives showing up. One based in mid west actually gives the facts with no opinion like journalism used to be) and lets you make up your own mind. They also cover a wide range of international stories where as the major networks repeat the same gossip and tired rants. Education level (and knowledge of geography and history are so rare in many) hinder their understanding that what is going on in other places does effect them. (Venezuela’s zoo is at risk of being considered a grocery store now. The place is really unstable. Worrisome.)
            Yep, you guys hold on to your past as it is your future.

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          • LordBeariOfBow / Aug 17 2017 5:07 pm

            There is not a house, a shack, or shanty, a boat a caravan in Australia where our ABC cannot be accessed. Our present government the Liberal Party of Australia (read conservative, GOP/Royalists) are dying to sell it off for a few billion dollars ( of which a lot is destined for their own coffers) to one rupert murdock, the vilest creature that was every spawned in Australia, yet his mother was a wonderful person.
            They know if they did it would be the end of them forever but it would be to late then, for murdock would then control the media just as Goebbels did for Hitler.

            It’s an ongoing fight here but so far we the people have beaten the liberals!

            May it continue to do so!


          • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 17 2017 7:03 pm

            And yet another Aussie export (What is it that so many Aussies end up here as entertaining drama? HAHA)
            Onward through the fog. (Old age? Never. Well seasoned.)


          • LordBeariOfBow / Aug 17 2017 11:33 pm

            rupert murdock is no longer an Aussie; he’s a Yank or a Pom or whatever suits the mongrel on the day.


          • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 18 2017 8:11 am

            Oh, lots think he’s not of this world HAHA

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          • LordBeariOfBow / Aug 18 2017 6:05 pm

            Methinks he’s from Creon (were they make my Pig Pills) yet he, I’m sure, thinks he;s a Vulcan and as wise and knowing as Dr Spock, Just wish he bugger off back to where ever he came from, excluding Oz of course


          • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 20 2017 4:19 pm

            Ah, only a few more years, but we’ll miss the comic relief and the comedians will have to find someone else. Wonder who’s up next in the barrel….

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          • LordBeariOfBow / Aug 20 2017 4:45 pm

            philosophermouseofthehedge PERHAPS?


  7. Kate Crimmins / Aug 12 2017 7:49 am

    Resident raccoons are offended. They neatly clean up under (and occasionally in) the bird feeders. They feel it’s their part to keep the environment beautiful. We have captured them on the field cameras we had set out to see who was taking a dip in our pool at night. Turns out we had a doe that came for spa night. The raccoons were the janitors of the group.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:27 am

      Yes! Raccoons are the busy little curious children. If you don’t want them stopping by, lock the openings.
      I bet you get some real laughs at the nocturnal parties in your yard. Will watch to see a prize winning video on AMF show soon.
      Thanks for adding a splashy remark


  8. Littlesundog / Aug 12 2017 10:05 am

    Of course you know I was most interested in that raccoon story. My first thought was that raccoons look for food – the fact that the five-year-old’s room was ransacked did not surprise me. And oh the ignorance… fear from touching anything lest one acquire all sorts of diseases. Unless one eats the raccoon poop it is unlikely anyone would acquire a disease. The rest of us deal with varmints and do not expect the powers that be to reimburse us or help us move. It’s called LIFE. Deal with it.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:24 am

      The raccoons were certainly not the nuts of that one. They are such mischievous creatures who often act like very bright 3 yr old humans. Any intelligent person would insist on a latch or bolt locking that building’s common attic access port – before critter or human decided to use it. Sigh. Failing education system and people who have become so used to having others rush in and “fix” things for them…acquired helplessness. (Next a lawsuit?) Gads.
      Thanks for adding a nutty comment

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  9. PiedType / Aug 12 2017 12:58 pm

    Let’s not pick on raccoons. There are bigger nuts elsewhere.
    (And by the way, isn’t basic sex ed taught in the 8th grade anymore?)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:14 am

      Ah, but the raccoon couple were the intelligent ones in that incident. (And if they don’t put a latch on that attic access door, there will be return visits – once they figure out a food source, you know how it goes)
      8th grade? Even when I was in school it was 6th grade. They pulled all the girls one day and boys the next into the auditorium, lowered the shades so it was a really dark, and showed films and had a nurse there discussing/answering questions. Parents need to be alert these days with all the images/shows kids are exposed to – I remember a 5th grade girl pregnant in Sept – about 15 years ago, so probably not so rare now. Some childhood society has given these kids.
      Thanks for adding to the fallout.


  10. The Coastal Crone / Aug 12 2017 2:02 pm

    The dog days of summer does bring out the nuts. May we make it through the month of August! Nutty times, indeed! Cheers!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:06 am

      August is legendary for craziness. (Even starting school in August seems to do nothing to deter it…in fact early school starts and football practice in 100 F may be an example of heat baked brains) Thanks for electrifying the comment bin


  11. Kirt D Tisdale / Aug 14 2017 10:49 am

    Nutty times indeed….couldn’t help but laugh at the raccoons in the window….

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 15 2017 11:30 am

      Never enough laughs right now. If the raccoons are smart they will keep on opposite sides of the windows from humans…the nuttiness might be contagious. Thanks for cracking up the comment pile with a comment

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