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April 24, 2014

Open Thread – One Too Many

This picture was not taken in Alaska. While we do have moose a-plenty, we do not (as a rule) have apple trees enough to cause this yearly Swedish phenomenon. In the fall, it seems, our Swedish ungulate friends develop a taste for the intoxicating fermented snacks.

This guy, after imbibing on the low-hanging fruit, reached higher with disastrous results. Luckily for all, no one was injured, and the moose teetered away after mostly sleeping it off in the yard.

You can read more about the incident HERE.

And for periodic moose-related news and status updates, you can follow the Mudflats’ Brian the Moose on Facebook HERE.

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24 Responses to “Open Thread – One Too Many”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    Bachmann’s paid campaign staff in New Hampshire quit enmasse because Michele One L won’t focus on the state. A rethug running for New Jersey office told women that in order to hang on to their men,act like “whores” in the bedroom. Didn’t win style points. And an 82 year old woman in an Ontario,Canada hospital fell and broke her hip. She lay there for thirty minutes before an off duty surgeon helped her to a wheelchair. Two emergency room nurses stopped and told her to call an ambulance,from the hospital. Sounds like rethuglican health care is taking over in Socialist Canada.

  2. Lacy Lady says:

    Cash only law In Louisana.. ——What’s next? Is there more than one reason they are proclaiming?

    http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/money-madness/new-louisana-law-bans-cash-transactions.html

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Really interesting thread. A moose stuck in a tree in a drunken stupor and the death of a tyrant in even farther away Libya. My sympathy lies with the moose. I know how tempting forbidden fruit can be and if there is one substance that impairs a mam’s ability to think straight,it has to be stuff that ferments. I’m including Swedish Mooses as men and Gadaffyduck-not so much. I will say this much for tyrants and hangovers. Hangovers are pretty good teaching tools. If you don’t want your head to implode with every little noise,don’t get drunk. For Gadaffyduck,being killed,however it came about,does not teach him much of a lesson. He would have to live with his past and constant reminders of his life as a dictator to nave any hopes of learning. Going to hell with give him ample opportunity to teach humility to the likes of Jerry Falwell,Orel Roberts and just about any rwnj pol. who has passed in your memory.

  4. Lacy Lady says:

    Think there is another debate in November. It will be interesting to hear what they will bitch about our Pres this time. They have NO answers—-as to what they would really do to create jobs. Perry is always saying that he will release his plan in XXXX days. Isn’t that what the debates are for?

  5. mike from iowa says:

    Oh yeah-rethuglican presidential comedians will debate in Sioux City,Iowa at the Siouxland Convention Center-December 15th @ 8 p.m,hosted by Brett Baier and televised by Fake Noise Korpse. I will not be in attendance as I plan to be dead that particular day.

    • tigerwine says:

      Aw, come on,Mike, be a sport!

      Seriously, is this the next debate, or do we have to suffer several in between?

      • mike from iowa says:

        there is one planned in January somewhere. I’m sure there will be several more upcoming,Americans can’t get enough rw comedy.

  6. scout says:

    via – AP: “Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is planning a series of town hall meetings focused on the U.S. economy. The meetings are scheduled for Monday in Anchorage, Wednesday in Palmer and Thursday in Fairbanks.” snip
    no locations or times given

    • scout says:

      Anchorage:
      WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2011; 6:00-7:30pm AKDT
      WHAT: Economic Town Hall Meeting/Brief Media Availability following
      WHERE: Lucy Cuddy Center, UAA
      3400 Seawolf Drive Anchorage

      Palmer:
      WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2011; 6:00-7:30pm AKDT
      WHAT: Economic Town Hall Meeting/Brief Media Availability following
      WHERE: Palmer Senior Center
      1132 S Chugach St, Palmer

      Fbks:
      WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2011; 6:00-7:30pm AKDT
      WHAT: Economic Town Hall Meeting
      WHERE: Carlson Center
      2010 2nd Avenue Fairbanks

  7. mike from iowa says:

    Send Brian to Sweden as a goodwill ambassador to teach the native Moosies that alcoholism is a serious disease and should not be taken lightly. Then have him bring back a boatload of blondes for Me. Send him up the St Lawrence through the Great Lakes and down to Chicago and I will be happily waiting for my sounenirs.

    • benlomond2 says:

      They’re called “The Swedish Sun Tan Team”. Mike….. Jeeeezz… ya gotta spell it out for those farm boys sometimes… :)

  8. UgaVic says:

    I would be HAPPY to have apples trees in this corner of AK, so our moose could wander in and partake of such yummy things!! We could then be our creative AK types and figure how to win out on the humans getting the majority of the yummy apples before the moose, then how to get them all on the ground so the dear moose would be able eat without harm!!

    We do plan this spring to give a try with some crab apple trees in our little corner of AK so maybe we can have this issue in the future.

    Thanks so much for sharing this and so glad the creature turned out to be safe. Wonder if moose can have headaches from the ‘hangover’?

    • Zyxomma says:

      Lots of people cook crabapples (with sugar, maple syrup, honey, or another sweetener), but I like them sour, right off the tree. A few years ago, I read that someone put one into a child’s lunchbox, thinking the kid would object that it wasn’t sweet like his/her other fruit, but the child fooled mom — s/he (I can’t remember) thought it tasted like the much-loved sour candies said child indulged in, and asked for more!

      Btw, until recent cloning/hybridization techniques became widespread, more apples (grown from seed) were sour than sweet. Here in NY, and in many other locations, these sour apples were used to brew hard cider. Said craft is enjoying a comeback.

  9. Oh yeah, WC has had nights like that, and mornings, too.

    But Qaddafi is apparently dead, and the scorecard just keeps getting better:

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/10/a-tale-of-two-presidents.html

    • tigerwine says:

      “To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama were a Republican, he’d be on Mount Rushmore by now.”

      Too true, WC!!

  10. Zyxomma says:

    Common Cause is on a campaign to get corporate money out of politics. You can vote for your choice for worst of the bad actors here:

    https://www.kintera.org/site/apps/ka/rg/register.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=7798419&en=bfKFILNtGcIELLPyFnLKKMMqHbLTK6OFIhKJKRPsFeIRIZOwFfK1E

    (I know, I know, it’s hard to choose only one.)

    • ks sunflower says:

      Yes, it was difficult – all were and are despicable.

      However, in honor thatcrowwoman and her dear husband, I chose BOA. I hope I am remembering the culprit properly, and I even more deeply hope things get settled in TCW’s favor.

      However, Halliburton and its subsidiaries have done unspeakable horror around the globe. That our nation still hires them to serve our military is tragic and shameful.

      Thanks for the link, Zyxomma.

      • leenie17 says:

        I was also torn between those two but in the end I went with Halliburton. They’ve caused such destruction to our environment and, between the pollution, defective products and materials, and control over many aspects of our wars, have directly caused many deaths and will continue to do so for decades.

        BoA is truly despicable and is responsible for untold heartache, but the damage they caused was more concentrated in the economy of this country. Halliburton has spread its destruction all over the world and many of those effects will linger for generations.

        Somehow I suspect that the fat cats making money hand over fist at the very top levels of those companies don’t give a flying fig if they’re voted worst of the worst!

  11. tigerwine says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi reportedly killed. Key word is “reportedly”.

  12. Ah, poor moose. The reason he’s in the tree is kind of funny, but I always worry that animals will end up being hurt.

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