January 25, 2008

"He liked a cigarette, he liked a bottle of beer - he drank a bottle of beer like any man."

The bear that fought in World War II.

22 comments:

Blake said...

That would suck, being on the other side, moving into a pillbox and finding a bear. Seems almost unfair.

Reminds me of that all those gags that came out when Snakes on a Plane became an internet meme.

Watch out for Bears on a Submarine!

Bob said...

And poor Voytek spent his last years craving cigarettes and unable to communicate this need to his keepers at the zoo.

*laughs*

Middle Class Guy said...

The bear should get a medal and a statue. I could envison it now. A statue based on one of those classic WWII photos.

The bear, standing with a smoke dangling from his lip, his arm around a dame, and a beer in the other hand.

ZPS said...

It's been well over 24 hours and Althouse still refuses to mention that Dennis Kucinich has dropped out of the race.

She did it for Fred Thompson.

She did it for Tommy Thompson. (!?)

But instead of doing it for Kucinich, she posts about bears in World War 2.

George said...

I hope those zoo keepers gave that bear some conjugal visits...

Paul said...

Another testament to the remarkable relationships humans have with animals. I type this while my little tabby sits on my shoulder purring and cooing in my ear.

Middle Class Guy said...
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Middle Class Guy said...

zps said:
But instead of doing it for Kucinich, she posts about bears in World War 2.


The bear is an important story. It is a story of heroism and courage. It is the story of every soldier. It is the story of the ordinary becoming extaordinary. The bear represents everything good and appeals to our ursine side.

The bear, Voytek, is a war hero. He was a real foot soldier. He carried his load, went where he was told, did what he was told, and knew how to have a good time.

Who would you rather have in a fox hole, Kucinich or the Bear?

Who would you rather have at your side in a fight? Kucincih or the bear?

WHo would you rather pick of women with, Kucinich or the Bear?

Who would you rather share a beer and a smoke with? Kucinich or the Bear?

Who has more friends and supporters, Kucinch or the bear?

Last, is anyone thinking of erecting a monument to Kucinich?

The bear wins!!!!!!!!!


BTW, I bet the bear never saw a UFO.

Kirk Parker said...

MCG, I'd definitely vote for the bear!

By the way, this isn't the first bear involved with the military. (You need to read Robert K. Massie's masterful Dreadnaught to get the full account.)

Hoosier Daddy said...

I could envison it now. A statue based on one of those classic WWII photos. The bear, standing with a smoke dangling from his lip, his arm around a dame, and a beer in the other hand.

Well that just goes to show how old fashioned you are. This is the 21st century and smoking is a no no so something inoffensive, perhaps a toothpick would suffice. The beer of course would be replaced by some sparkling mineral water since alcohol consumption is also evil. And the 'dame' (you sexist bastard) would need to be replaced someone from the trans-gendered community to ensure fair representation.

joated said...

Hey middle class guy, I bet the bear Voytek had more followers than Kucinich, too. (Although, the K-man wins in the ears department and his wife's a hottie, too.)

joated said...

Maybe we could have that statue with Voytek's arm around Kicinich's wife?

Middle Class Guy said...

"It is the bear, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the bear, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the bear, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate. It is the bear, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and who's coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag"
Father Teddy Yogi Ursino/USBC

Middle Class Guy said...

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and Voytek the Bear
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

Tibore said...

Well, yeah, but could Voytek beat:

"Rob, a para-dog who made more than 20 parachute drops while serving with the SAS on top-secret missions in Africa and Italy.

Ricky, a canine mine-detector who continued with his dangerous task of clearing a canal bank in Holland despite suffering head injuries.

Winkie, a pigeon that flew 129 miles with her wings clogged with oil to save a downed bomber crew.

Mary of Exeter, another pigeon, which flew back with her neck and right breast ripped open, savaged by hawks kept by the Germans at Calais."


... well, waitaminute. What am I thinking? Voytek's a bear. He'd kick their ass!

(Ps. Source link for above quote: "Animal war heroes statue unveiled")

Oh, by "kick their ass", I don't mean the mule pictured in the above link. :)

Tibore said...

"I hope those zoo keepers gave that bear some conjugal visits..."

George, please tell me you meant "allowed", not "gave". Pleeeeease!

I shudder to think of the consequence of making that verb active...

Trumpit said...

"The bear should get a medal and a statue. I could envison it now. A statue based on one of those classic WWII photos.

The bear, standing with a smoke dangling from his lip, his arm around a dame, and a beer in the other hand."

You are the biggest fake around here "Middle Class Guy." You're a hunter and a scoundrel by your own admission. You'd have shot that bear dead in a NY minute, and laughed smugly in the face of the whole civilized world for your brutal act. You stink as a so-called human and from cigarettes. Get lost, you predictable staunch right-wing hypocrite!

P.S. How's your emphysema doing lately?

Middle Class Guy said...
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Middle Class Guy said...

Trumpit,
You really need to get some help. You are infected with hatred. Your fevered brain is diseased and your mind is deranged. There are some very good institutions for people like you. Some are even funded by the state you so love. You need serious help. Maybe some long term incarceration in a padded cell with heavy duty psychotropic drugs may even you out. If your mummy was a responsible citizen, she would have you committed.

BTW, does mummy still keep you locked in her basement, away from the rest of the world? Now I know why. You, sir, are not fit to mingle amongst normal sane humans.

rcocean said...

Winkie, a pigeon that flew 129 miles with her wings clogged with oil to save a downed bomber crew.

Correct version:

Winkie, a pigeon that flew 129 miles with her wings clogged with oil to go home and have a meal also saved a downed bomber crew.

SGT Ted said...

Time for Trumpits Med Check?

Lawgiver said...

You stink as a so-called human and from cigarettes.

I just cannot keep up with the new technology. I had not heard of smelling someone through the internet. Is it a browser plugin or a combo hardware/software deal like my scanner/fax? Can you pick the parts of a person's body you want to smell or do you just get all the odors together? I've never smelled a bear, what does Voytek smell like?