Of Mice And Lion

29 Aug

 

I thought it was April 1st the other day, when I turned on the news – apparently, there was a lion on the loose in Essex.  The stoic Brits interviewed didn’t run screaming in terror when they saw it; they went inside to get a camera.
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Then I read this in the Telegraph Online:
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A roaming “lion” which caused an extensive police operation after being spotted in a field in Essex is now believed to be a pet cat, with suspects including a ginger cat called Tom

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If it had been a big cat, there was plenty for it to feast on – from the Telegraph again:

London commuters were left fearing their toes may be nibbled by a gang of wild mice on the underground today…

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London commuters were left fearing their toes may be nibbled by a gang of wild mice on the underground today, after a prankster put up a sign warning them not to become the “victim” of an

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The sign was a prank, of course; but what I wouldn’t give to have seen hundreds of underground passengers with their trousers in their socks.

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A Tweet this morning:
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First black tights of the winter. Curse you, August, if that is indeed your real name

Jennifer Williams ‏@JenWilliamsMEN

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You remember I was supposed to be acting this week, for my church’s holiday club for 5-11 year-olds?  I was rather glad not to be there yesterday, when I read this Facebook status by my replacement:

Today’s bit of acting went well except for the fact that I swore on stage. My line was supposed to be about a “missing piece” and my good friend Spooner paid a visit with one of his “isms” and I said pi**ing miece instead.
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Also on Facebook:

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My cousin’s status this morning:

Got really emotional this morning at the petrol station, don’t know why really… just started filling up

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And another one from Facebook:

 

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42 Responses to “Of Mice And Lion”

  1. viveka August 29, 2012 at 11:33 #

    Where do you find … all your objects and subjects – amazing .. like that mince on the underground .. they should be more afraid of the rats on some stations.

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  2. sharechair August 29, 2012 at 11:55 #

    That Public Information sign is hysterical!! 🙂

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  3. jmgoyder August 29, 2012 at 11:58 #

    Your life seems complicatededly complicated!!!

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  4. Elaine - I used to be indecisive August 29, 2012 at 12:08 #

    The Farringdon Mice notice is funny! I wonder how many passengers actually followed the instructions! 😀

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  5. vivinfrance August 29, 2012 at 12:08 #

    Jock says: when is Tilly’s book of funnies coming out?

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  6. Tom (Aquatom1968) August 29, 2012 at 12:54 #

    That lion story is a bit odd, Tilly. I can’t get my head around the fact that anyone could mistake a cat for a lion. A tiger, yes, but not a lion…

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  7. katharinetrauger August 29, 2012 at 13:34 #

    I don’t know if this applies to y’all over there, but over here, the spoony one is funnier still, due to a certain cartoon cat we enjoyed as children, who uses this mispronunciation of the plural of mouse: meeces. If we consider the context above, it ends up being pi**ing mice, in our translators. Is that how you intended it? Perfect! 🙂

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 29, 2012 at 14:22 #

      Which cat?

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      • katharinetrauger August 29, 2012 at 14:26 #

        You know, I’m so bad with names anymore — the one that lisped, I think, that said, “Thufferin’ thucotash!” as a mild oath, I think. His mouse line was, “Oooh, I hate them meeces to pieces!”

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        • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 29, 2012 at 14:30 #

          Sylvester and Tweety!

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          • katharinetrauger August 29, 2012 at 14:33 #

            Maybe I’m wrong. I think that one was always about the bird, never meeces. Hmm. Have to ask my kids. 😉 Or Hubs. 😀

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            • Tinman August 29, 2012 at 18:19 #

              I hate you meeces to pieces was from Pixie and Dixie, though I can’t remember the name of the cat.

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              • katharinetrauger August 29, 2012 at 19:32 #

                THANKS SO MUCH FOR PUTTING ME OUT OF MY MISERY! 😉 A friend in need is a friend indeed!
                And now we know the rest of the story. 😉

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  8. laurieanichols August 29, 2012 at 13:45 #

    Thanks for putting big smiles on my face and making me laugh this morning!!

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  9. judithatwood August 29, 2012 at 14:19 #

    I’d love to talk with the person who started the Lion rumor!

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  10. Karen Snyder August 29, 2012 at 15:09 #

    Just plain funny stuff–every bit of it–but especially the notice about the mice!! 🙂

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  11. SchmidleysScribbling August 29, 2012 at 16:25 #

    Oh you Brits and your ginger cats. We get alligators here. The officials think they are unwanted pets.

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  12. Harry Moonbeam August 29, 2012 at 16:31 #

    I was out in that part of Essex with my camera when loads of people came running down the high street, that’s how I found out about the escaped lion. “Which way did it go?” I asked one of the runners to which he replied: “Well, you don’t think we’re bloody following it, do you?”

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  13. gigihawaii August 29, 2012 at 16:38 #

    Nothing that dramatic here in Hawaii…

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  14. Hattie August 29, 2012 at 18:17 #

    August is the silly season!

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  15. slpmartin August 29, 2012 at 19:34 #

    Oh the story about the mice was quite funny…would have loved to have seen all those folks also. 🙂

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  16. Kate Kresse August 30, 2012 at 06:48 #

    Tilly–you make me laugh on a daily basis, and I often share your posts with my hub and son. They laugh too. You bring me sunshine, my friend. http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/ive-got-sunshine-award/

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  17. Three Well Beings August 31, 2012 at 05:54 #

    I just love the final poster about the lion versus mouse! The story behind it is just great. But the prank about the mice/rats nibbling toes? I’d have a hard time with that one! I’d probably need someone to carry me…no feet down on the ground at all! Debra

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  18. eof737 September 2, 2012 at 09:33 #

    These are funny… I do hate autocorrect! 😆

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  19. Perfecting Motherhood September 3, 2012 at 01:59 #

    We have mountain lions here and sometimes people think they just saw a big cat. Well, it would quite a big cat!!! People also see coyotes and think they’re dogs. I swear, those city people…

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