Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Oddities and Animals

Readers, beware. Some content may be offensive to the following: PETA members, vegans, and cute animal lovers. This special posting is dedicated to the countless creatures who have lost their lives and now permanently reside in Madison, Wisconsin. Though it is a tragedy, we must honor their memories with a photo homage.


Yes, it's real. An all-inclusive taxidermy museum located in the basement of a secret reputable business. By far one of the weirdest things I've ever seen... but also, the best.


We got the tip from a friend in Minnesota, a Wisconsin native.


Yee-ha.




They had it all. Albino squirells, chipmunks stripping, bodiless mounted heads of large beasts. Their faces frozen in an eternal expression of sadness... or buried in the mouth of a frosted mug.



I'm not going to say I'm a fan of killing cute critters, but this was just something we had to see. Well worth the detour.


Another stop on the way to Chicago was this amazing sculpture park, made entirely of recycled junk by an artist known as "Dr. Evermor." Strange rusty beings lined the side of highway, beckoning even the most hurried passer-bys.




Such beautiful junk, looming high overhead. A symphony of rusted brass orchestra peacocks sat alongside his masterwork, "The Forevertron." Free to the public, and reminiscent of City of Lost Children.

Once we arrived in the great city of Chicago, our gracious host JR took us to the local zoo (also free to the public). There we saw lions, camels, bears, oh, and chimps brutally murdering an innocent fluffy bunny.


Right in front of our eyes, the brutal mob of five swollen-butt chimps proceeded to spot a stray wandering bunny, chase it against a log, catch it, snap its neck, hoot with glee, murder it, then torture the pitiful corpse. It's nature, and it's real. Welcome to the jungle. Or the zoo.



P.S. We love Chicago!

-Rach

10 Comments:

Anonymous Raymond said...

The lies reach new levels...

10/26/06, 5:41 AM  
Anonymous nene said...

squirrels really are people too!
i hope you bring one home to put under my pillow.

10/26/06, 10:10 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Wow. A whole new kind of fun. But I wonder if you guys are tempting fate by going to a taxidermy museum so soon after the Roo Paw karma incident. Then again, how could you NOT go?

Also, uh, rats eat dog feces? They can survive off that? Aren't there half-eaten hot dogs or deep dish pizza in dumpsters there? Ew.

I posted a link to your adventures in a blog to which I contribute under the header of "reminders that I'm wasting too much of what little time I have left on this planet."

Have fun. Don't die.

10/26/06, 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I guess the folks in Chicago don't realize that if you don't feed the rats then they won't be able on to play poker, or strip, or do all of the other adventerous activities that rats do. Ok so they weren't rats they were squirrels but rats need to eat too. Maybe the rodents in Wizcansin could share some of their survival skills with their cousins in chicago. I guess small town inhabitants really know how to get down. ok seriously, fuck all those moose, bear, and salmon you encountered in alaska it's all about the little animals.

jay aka "ratboy"

10/26/06, 11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you please tell Kevin to stop hitting on my girlfriend.

Sincerely,
Captain Fists McPunch

10/27/06, 7:11 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

So crazy! But once again entertaining. Another thing to add to my list of things to see before I die! What did it smell like in there? Ps thanks for the shout out for my 30th bday- I could feel the love.

10/27/06, 12:27 PM  
Anonymous djoctagone said...

i'm so glad that you were able to see alvin, simon and theodore.

thanks for the visit.

go brewers.


i am . . .

scott

10/30/06, 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lieuten - tant!

A bit behind on the reading - but glad to see you checked out the tatonka - my fave!

AV

11/3/06, 9:01 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Holy crap...that's hilarious and a little disturbing all in one.

11/6/06, 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where are you guys? it's been too long...i need another blog update. miss you!

smooches,
kenz

11/6/06, 4:55 PM  

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