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December 16, 2010


Cross-eyed Possum.

(Thanks to Guin)


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The ^inspiration for a popular Tull song from the late 18th century. Became a fabled air guitar work in the late 60's after a retarded person invented the cultural phenom.

I don't understand why possums even still exist in the face of their predators -- coyotes, hawks, owls, snakes, bobcats, cougars, bears, etc. They can't run fast; they don't see well, and their defensive reaction is to play dead.

Maybe they smell worse than buzzard sh*t.

They really do smell bad. We had one at the Stone Zoo for a while.

The reason there are any possums left is because there are so many of them.

Hmmm, possum sex. Do they keep their eyes open?

Is it just me or is one blogger on this post not making a lot of sense?

no, eil, they just play dead

NCindy, I think the blogger of whom you speak was referring to the Jethro Tull song "Cross-eyed Mary". The connection being the cross-eyed possum.

But it could have been Gladly, The Cross-eyed Bear.

Continuing that, Jethro Tull, the agriculturalist was an 18th century figure. Jethro Tull, the band, was a 20th century Brit rock band, emerging in the US in the 1970s, and "Cross-eyed Mary" was their song.

Well, pogo, you ought to be the expert.

I will admit to serious geezerdom, and I get jaw-dropping respect from the younger generation when I say I first saw "The Dead" in 1968. The current young generation says, "Who?" (No, that was a different group.)

Not an expert on goats, though. Yet.

Googly eyes. Dats a funny looking animal. Sort of endearing in a varmint kind of way.

Looks like a Congressman trying to read the Omnibus Spending Bill.

Possum sex.....from the look on its face its eyes went cross when it reached....well....at the peak of possum sex.

I think possums are just too hideous to be considered edible.

So, according to wikipedia, opossums live just long enough to become pregnant and have babies. Then, they are bobcat food.

He should have listened to his mother.


Uh, gee, thanks, Dave, but it definitely wasn't me who sent this in. I was trapped in a hospital with no internet for 48 hours.

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