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Gerbils strut their stuff at New England pageant
AP via Boston Globe ^ | May 4, 2013 | RODRIQUE NGOWI

Posted on 05/04/2013 8:22:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The American Gerbil Society’s annual pageant brought dozens of rodents scurrying to New England this weekend for a chance to win ‘‘top gerbil.’’

The Bedford competition called for agility demonstrations in which the gerbils must overcome obstacles and race to the end of a course. Breeders of the small animals vie for coveted ribbons based on body type and agility.

‘‘A male gerbil should be a good, strong, hefty-looking gerbil,’’ said Libby Hanna, president of the American Gerbil Society. ‘‘If you are going to think of it in human terms, you might think of a football player — somebody who’s big, thick neck, nice, strong-looking male gerbil.’’

An ideal female gerbil will have a more streamlined appearance that even humans covet, she said.

‘‘So she would be strong and athletic-looking — not really scrawny, but slim,’’ said Hanna, who serves as a judge in the show. ‘‘I usually use a figure skater as my mental image or gymnasts — so obviously a gymnast is not necessarily a big, big woman, but she’s gonna be strong, muscular and athletic.’’

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: napl; richardgere
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1 posted on 05/04/2013 8:22:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 05/04/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In before the thread gets pulled!


3 posted on 05/04/2013 8:24:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I could make a wisecrack about a gay marriage taking place down the road a bit, but I guess I will hold back. :-)


4 posted on 05/04/2013 8:26:50 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bedford must not be far from Provincetown.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 8:32:00 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Armageddon!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTrOb8zyrZk

R. D. Mercer prank calls a Navy recruiter about a hamster named Liberace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f71fvWpiXzw


6 posted on 05/04/2013 8:35:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Apparently if a male/female doesn’t like soccer, he/she/it must find something to occupy time.


7 posted on 05/04/2013 8:35:36 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Too damn funny, this may be a great thread.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 8:39:11 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Slings and Arrows

The fall of a once mighty empire.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 8:43:42 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: Slings and Arrows; JRandomFreeper

the things ya see when ya aint got yer microwave


10 posted on 05/04/2013 8:46:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: doorgunner69

I’m surprised it’s the only image. Lots of good Richard Gere material out there.


11 posted on 05/04/2013 8:46:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I was just saying the other day that there just aren’t enough gerbil stories on Free Republic.
12 posted on 05/04/2013 8:47:34 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The Original Gerbil Dance


13 posted on 05/04/2013 8:47:47 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Slings and Arrows

In an unrelated story, it is reported that Barney Frank made an unscheduled visit to the town of Bedford this weekend ... /s


14 posted on 05/04/2013 8:48:40 PM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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15 posted on 05/04/2013 8:49:47 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: bigheadfred
I used the magnetron out of it to jam the neighbor's wi-fi.

Some folks are weird.

Not you... the gerbil people.

/johnny

16 posted on 05/04/2013 8:49:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bigheadfred; JRandomFreeper

http://www.joecartoon.com/index.php/episodes/gerbil-in-a-microwave/


17 posted on 05/04/2013 8:52:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bramps

Problem solved.


18 posted on 05/04/2013 8:53:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bigheadfred
the things ya see when ya aint got yer microwave

I hope you are not doing things to the Gerbils with it...

19 posted on 05/04/2013 8:53:36 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Slings and Arrows
Don't get me wrong. I love humorous threads and always try to add my 2 cents worth. Tonight it might’ve been only a penny's worth, though.
20 posted on 05/04/2013 8:59:03 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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