Monday, August 28, 2006

Mole Rat Retraction

Last week Nikki left this most excellent comment on my Weekend Update post in reference to my likeness to the famous TV chef Alton Brown:

"you have way better hair than Alton Brown..."







...to which I replied,

"nikki - Thanks! That's the first time ANYONE has EVER said I have "way better hair" than... well, anything - including naked mole rats."

Well, at the time I thought my reply was just another clever response and left it at that - until a friend sent me this note:

"Jeff, have you ever actually SEEN a naked mole rat? You may want to retract your comparison."

Huh? Sure, I've seen naked mole rats. I mean, I have kids. Who hasn't seen this adorable little sidekick on Kim Possible (one of the best toons ever btw).


I know - they don't really look like that. This is just a cute cartoon rendering. Naked mole rats are actually fairly unattractive hairless little rodents that look like this:


Get it? Ha! He doesn't have good hair. Or ANY hair! Hahahahahaha. And that's the reason I thought my reply to Nikki's comment was so clever. UNTIL...

I stumbled on the following picture by mistake. However, I don't recommend you click on it because it's very disturbing. Besides, your computer's filters probably won't allow it anyway.

Click here at your own risk.

Hey - I WARNED YOU!!!

But besides the fact that this is one of the most disgusting things I've seen on the internet to date, my friend was right. This hideous creature should NOT be used in any comparison to my hair or any other body part.

Definitely not any other body part.

19 comments:

wendy boucher said...

I am now going to lose sleep until I think of a way to work "that" picture into a post. It is hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

Onetallmomma said...

Thanks for the giggle. My kids are going to LOVE that picture. Especially my 8 year old boy who adores all things gross.

Waya said...

THANKS A LOT JEFF!! I just spit out my lunch! That was disgusting! Aggghhh!!

Heather said...

BWwwwaaahhhaaahhaa! I lead a pretty sheltered life and didn't even realize there was such an animal! Hilarious.

(And your hair is waaaaayyy better than a naked mole rat. We'll leave other body parts to your wife.)

Thanks for the laugh. Again.

yellojkt said...

Is that thing even alive? I nearly lost my lunch. You did warn me.

Harmonica Man said...

wendy - Good luck with that. Feel free to spread the "love" around, if you know what I'm talking about.

ashley - Did you look at the whole picture? Or have you had the "talk" with him already? I'm just saying.

waya - Just doing my part to help keep the calories down out there!

heather - The scary thing is - these are fairly popular pets! Yikes.

yello - I would tend to say he was dead too, but it appears he is still functional in at least one way.

Mooselet said...

I can't tell if he's begging to be shot or desperate for a hug. That is just hideous, yet I keep looking at it. And not *that* part, that's just wrong.

Yeah, I'd say you win the naked mole rat hair contest.

Blog-o-licious said...

I LOVE it when a blog makes me laugh out loud and cringe at the same time. Keep em comin!

Jenny said...

Holy CRAP! It's like a penis with teeth.

I will never forgive you.

Bugwit Homilies said...

Yuck! Anyone want a half-eaten hot dog?

Gale said...

yeah, thats ugly.

Onetallmomma said...

I have no looked at the whole picture...and see what I missed the first time around. I think I will pass on sharing this with the kids....

Harmonica Man said...

mooselet - Thanks for the vote. Hopefully it wasn't a close call.

blog-o - I'll try, but I'm not sure how many more of these gems I can unearth!

jenny - So sorry. I never meant to hurt anyone.

bugwit - Um, thanks but no thanks?

gale - Yep, with a capital "UG!"

ashley - Yeah, I'm thinking good plan.

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

ROTFLMAO!

Jennine said...

Alton Brown is HOT.

~going back into the lurker closet~

Harmonica Man said...

*lynne* - Cool! I believe that's the first official "ROTFLMAO" I've received to date. Thanks!

jennine - Alton Brown is HOT. I look like Alton Brown. Therefore...

Hey thanks!!!

Mom said...

What does ROTFLMAO stand for? It's driving your dad nuts!!!

Harmonica Man said...

mom - You can tell dad that ROTFLMAO stands for "Rarely Ordered Tasty Food Like Mussles And Oysters."

That *lynne* person is kind of weird.

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

aaaaand i LMAO again, teeheehee!