Squirrels in the news

Much like yesterday with cheese, today I have seen a conflagration of squirrels. (For you grammar nazis out there, believe me, if these squirrels are anything like The Squirrels, their confluence will be a conflagration.)

First, thanks to theogeo, we have discovered that there is a Memphis band called Chasing Squirrels. This is a band that we must check out.

Of course the band’s name doesn’t have the best of connotations considering that theogeo referenced them in relation to a friend’s fight to keep squirrels from eating all the tomatoes in her garden. Still, I prefer to think that the band is chasing squirrels in order to give them peanuts and pats on their little squirrel heads.

Next, we found news on Fark that squirrels in Roseville, California, have unearthed artifacts that are 8,000 to 10,0000 years old. I can’t help but wonder if somewhere in Roseville there isn’t a squirrel with a tiny little bullwhip and a snazzy fedora.

Finally, Orneryboy, one of our favoritest web comics, features a squirrel gone all Lassie to save Ornery Boy and Dirty Girl’s burning house. (You need to read back a ways to understand. Trust me.) In an earlier episode, Dirty Girl befriended Sorta Sister Squirrel’s favorite animal, the snail. It’s nice to see that karma paid off with a hero squirrel. Although, this strip is more typical of the squirrel encounter I believe.

So what, if anything, does this have to do with food? Nothing, actually, except that I am apparently delirious with hunger. I need to go make myself a sandwich. I just hope those darned squirrels haven’t eaten all my tomatoes.

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  • July 14, 2007 at 1:10 am

    In high school, a few of my friends formed a band called “Squirrel Pants”. It lasted until a few years after graduation. I don’t know if any recordings still exist, but I’m probably one of the few people on earth who have witnessed the entire lifespan of a squirrel-named band.

    Fellow Memphis readers may remember Squirrel Pants: they played some proms and bars and maybe a wedding or two during the era of 1992-1997.

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