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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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To: Slings and Arrows

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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To: bramps

It’s a tough economy.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 9:05:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows


22 posted on 05/04/2013 9:16:04 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bathhouse Barry + Barney in another life, perhaps?

Armageddon!

FReegards!


23 posted on 05/04/2013 9:22:57 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I doubt you'll find any gerbil that voted for comrade obama the way DemRATs did in the last election.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 9:39:22 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 05/04/2013 9:48:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Slings and Arrows
YOu mean this??
26 posted on 05/04/2013 9:50:35 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Daffynition

Oooh, he blew the dismount. That’ll cost him.


27 posted on 05/04/2013 9:53:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: clearcarbon

I don’t know - house pets usually vote Democrat.


28 posted on 05/04/2013 9:55:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Richard Gere jokes keep streaming through my brain


29 posted on 05/04/2013 10:21:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

30 posted on 05/04/2013 10:28:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

priceless


31 posted on 05/04/2013 10:48:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ooh brilliant!

Did you do that?


32 posted on 05/04/2013 11:11:56 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Gefn; Nifster
Not mine - it's from the 2004 election. The below pic is mine, though.

72 Virgins photo 72virgins.jpg

[Nothing to do with this thread, of course, but it has made the rounds.]

33 posted on 05/04/2013 11:24:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: redhead

Oh dear God, make it stooooooopppp.


34 posted on 05/04/2013 11:40:45 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I used the magnetron out of it to jam the neighbor's wi-fi.

That is plain funny! But, why did you feel the need to do a MIJI on the neighbor?

35 posted on 05/04/2013 11:45:03 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lemmiwinks would be proud


36 posted on 05/05/2013 12:14:12 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Why do gerbils remind me so much of liberals? perhaps it’s because of their mindlessness.
37 posted on 05/05/2013 12:16:01 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Gefn

All hail the Gerbil King!


38 posted on 05/05/2013 12:23:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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39 posted on 05/05/2013 1:26:06 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: mountn man

Did the attendees have to watch “First Knight” too?


40 posted on 05/05/2013 1:34:27 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Finally,
Something important.


41 posted on 05/05/2013 1:51:30 AM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: right way right

42 posted on 05/05/2013 1:58:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"I don’t know - house pets usually vote Democrat."

The dead ones certainly do.
43 posted on 05/05/2013 3:04:15 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Slings and Arrows
For years my sister thought gerbils were Roshishannas.....

When my nephew was a little kid, he was baby sitting a couple of them for his buddy while they were on vacation.

My sister dropped by the house one day and saw them in a cage and asked my nephew what they were. My nephew thought she asked who's they were and he said Roshi Shanna's......LOL!

44 posted on 05/05/2013 3:22:03 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Gerbils are Jewish New Year's holidays?
45 posted on 05/05/2013 3:54:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
many years ago; there was a story about office worker, who left hamster/
gerbil dance as a screensaver in their locked office while on vacation...
the agony! :-D

46 posted on 05/05/2013 4:59:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: RegulatorCountry

By New England standards Bedford is pretty far from Provincetown, both geographically and culturally. Bedford, not to be confused with New Bedford, lies about 20 miles west of Boston and is the home of Hanscom AFB, headquarters for AF electronics command and, not coincidentally, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, and the former home of Raytheon Missile Systems (now in Tuscon). Hanscom has been cut back a bit, but the town still has something of military presence, and base housing extends beyond the boundary of the airfield. Bedford is a pretty button down suburban community.

Provincetown, on the very tip of Cape Cod, is a touristy old town, home to artsy types and Portuguese fishermen and tourist bars. Back in the day, around 1980, P-town bars, were about evenly split between gay and straight, and there was never any doubt about which was which. The gays were pretty much out of the closet and in your face, but they and the Guizzies lived in harmony with each other and the tourists. If you can take a live and let live attitude, P-town is interesting and worth a visit. BTW, it is invariably referred to as “P-town” by locals.


47 posted on 05/05/2013 5:54:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: redhead

The bandwidth thief! Some girl at Harvard had this posted on her computer during the early days of the internet, back in aught and 98 or so, it ate up about 3/4’s of the bandwidth of the Harvard U. servers.


48 posted on 05/05/2013 5:57:38 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: mountn man

I came for the Richard Gere photo, wasn’t disappointed.


49 posted on 05/05/2013 7:33:23 AM PDT by Pedro45
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yah, they (computers) were pretty basic back then. I remember back in the sixties, I went to work for FedGov in BIA, and had to be fingerprinted. The only federal place to have it done was the Coast Guard, and they had the entire second floor, most of if to house their HUGE computer. The floor was up on risers to clear all the cables snaking around, and it was about 45 degrees in the room. My little putt-putt pc has more power that that thing had.


50 posted on 05/05/2013 8:07:39 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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