September 5, 2006

Squirrel hates opera.

Suicidally.

9 comments:

tjl said...

The squirrel's suicide, while sadly misguided, was highly appropriate to the genre. Most operas are romantic tragedies, and in some the death toll rivals the body count in "Hamlet." Two of the most famous exits are Madama Butterfly's hara-kiri and Brunnhilde's immolation. And of course there's the aria "Suicidio!" from "La Gioconda."

On the other hand, maybe the squirrel made the ultimate sacrifice to spare the audience from this tenor's singing.

Tibore said...

From the Reuter's story:

"The squirrel died in the accident."

Oh, HO! Methink's it weren't an accident! How much you wanna bet the squirrel was sent by the understudy, hmmm? I think this was somebody tryin' to get ahead in the world, and simply convinced this poor, gullible squirrel to sacrifice itself for that cause.

There should be an investigation.

Ann Althouse said...

Haven't you heard of Squirrels for 9/4 Truth?

Ron said...

Where are the moderate squirrels who are now forced to bury nuts like these instead of the nuts they want?

Ron said...

I suppose it's not pc to ask, but one wonders if these are IRocky squirrels...

Tibore said...

Professor:

Well, this is Europe, so shouldn't it be Squirrels for 4/9 Truth?

:)

I'm just waiting for the single bike meme, the "why didn't the police intercept the squirrel" meme, the "it was a military bike" meme, the "it was a military squirrel" meme, and the "squirrel doesn't exists, it's an invention of the neocons" meme.

Anyone catch this on video? I wonder if the tenor fell faster than freefall...

Goesh said...

Stingrays that bump off celebs are more interesting than squirrels that cause accidents......

LarryK said...

Suicide squirrels are not unheard of in other professions either. For example, it is common for squirrels to get into power transformers and cause outages.

Not that the researchers at Squirrels for 9/4 Truth will care.

thefewandtheplenty said...

It took me til the last sentence of the article to realize it wasn't the squirrel who broke his nose.