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Posted on 09/09/2006 6:31:54 AM PDT by yankeedame
Squirell breaks opera singer's nose
September 06, 2006
A SQUIRREL scampered into the bicycle wheel of an unlucky Finnish opera singer, causing him to fall, knock himself out and break his nose just ahead of the world premiere of a new opera.
Esa Ruuttunen was pedalling his way to the Helsinki Opera House last month when the squirrel ran into his spokes.
The singer ended up concussed and in a local hospital, rather than at his rehearsals for the Finnish opera Kaarmeen hetki (Hour of the Serpent), which opens on September 15.
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But what of the squirrel? That must have, at the very least, hurt.
An opera singer getting exercise!? That's news!
Was the opera "Cyrano de Bergerac"?
The squirrel became nutty and a bit squirrelly.
Must foil sqvirrel plot against Boris Godunov.
That's a baaaaad squirrel!
No mention of the poor squirrel :~\
Dear good old days,
LOL! I had to check the actual article to make sure this wasn't a joke.
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I stuffed him down in an old shoe box, punched a couple of holes in the top
And when Sunday came I snuck him into Church
I was sittin' way back in the very last pew showin' him to my good buddy Hugh
When that squirrel got loose and went totally berserk...
The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In the sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!
/ (Ray Stevens') "Mississippi Squirrel Revival"
"Opera Singer Breaks Squirrel"
Was he going to perform in the Ring Cycle?
Tree rats. One more reason to drive a car, preferably a large domestic SUV that takes them down in one pass.
(When you hunt big game make certain you use enough gun. (Car.))
It's always unpredictable what will happen when a squirrel runs into another squirrel.
Looks like the singer took a diva...
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