March 15, 2011

"'Bear-Wolf' Stalks Southern Wisconsin."

Aw, come on. We've got enough problems without Bear-Wolf.
"All I saw was the creature. One paw -- or whatever was on it -- reaching over to grab the deer. The head looked like a cross between a bear and a wolf... It had big pointy ears like a wolf. It scared the living heck out of me. I threw it into drive and off I went."

He said the creature was the color of a bear and had a snout like a bear.
Can we agree it was a bear? Now, settle down.


vbspurs said...

Can we agree it was a bear?

Or Al Gore in his ManBearPig costume.

The Crack Emcee said...


(Hey, girl!) You beat me to it.

Bob_R said...

vspurs beat me to it.

PaulV said...

How do they get out of contempt of Senate? Pay fine? Their votes will count in Senate votes. Is committee system a creature of Senate rules?

MadisonMan said...

It's a Hodag!

Crimso said...

Honey badger?

blake said...

Was he totally super-cereal about it?

vbspurs said...

Sorry Crack and Bob. Mocking Al Gore is the most fun you can have in a group with your clothes on.

coketown said...

I'm 4th in line to vote for ManBearPig.

retire05 said...

Time Magazine headline calls Wisconsin governor "Dead Man Walker."

Time, owned by CNN, shows the NEW civility in political debate.

Oh, I forgot, civility rules are applied to Republicans only.

Meanwhile, the head of the Wisconsin TEA Party has had to have increased police security due to the death threats he is receiving. I guess all those 60's hippie wannabes that have been camping out in the Wisconsin State Capitol forgot the motto "Peace and Love".

Toad Trend said...


Timothy said...

Bear-Wolf? Who came up with that awful name? I vote "Dog-Badger" or something with "badger" in its name.

Kensington said...

"Or Al Gore in his ManBearPig costume"

That's not a costume.

Tibore said...

Victoria with the quick trigger finger beats us all.

Again. :D

Tibore said...

And as for the story: Wouldn't it be funny if it turned out to be some drunk redneck in a fur costume messing with people?

virgil xenophon said...

A. vbspurs nailed it--it's the 1st thing I thought of, certainly.

B. Kensington wins the thread!

Pogo the Merciless said...

It was merely one of my Beasts From Hell (BFH), on a busman's holiday.

The BFH is actually a cross between a bear, a wolf, a union thug, and a scientologist.

This one is called B. L. Z'bub. He is particularly fond of road kill, hence the trips to Wisconsin.

Unknown said...

vb won her spurs as fastest gun in the Althouse.

PS Troop doesn't care about Bear-Wolf as much as he does She-Bare.

vbspurs said...

B. Kensington wins the thread!

You bet!

Trooper York said...

I think it was one of those hippie chicks that Meade was interviewing who forgot her dress when copping a squat behind the Senator's house.

That's what Democracy looks like naked.

Anonymous said...

Clearly it's a Amphicyonidae.

Henry said...

I love the fact that the witness threw the bear-wolf into drive and drove it. That's some rugged Wisconsinite you got there.

Meade said...

I didn't read the whole article. Is there anything about the ManBearWolfPigDogBadger asking to have his 4th chakra released?

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Sorry, I thought you meant Beowulf. Anyway, this creature sounds like Grendel. You know, the beast who attacked the mead hall of HroĆ°gar!

SteveR said...

Bears with big pointy wolf looking ears get made fun of a lot. I wouldn't laught at one.

Kensington said...

vbspurs wins the thread because she got there first. No surprise there.

But I can still die a happy man, now.

wv: "myteli" My always teli the way it is.

vbspurs said...

The thread has been Gorenapped! These are just too good to pass up.

Words of wisdom from a man who could've been our 43rd President. And they call Dubya a dummy.

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."

-- Vice President Al Gore, 9/22/97

"For NASA, space is still a high priority."

-- Vice President Al Gore, 9/5/93

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."

-- Vice President Al Gore

"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."

-- Vice President Al Gore, 9/15/95

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."

-- Vice President Al Gore

"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system."

-- Vice President Al Gore

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."

-- Vice President Al Gore

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change."

-- Vice President Al Gore, 5/22/98

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'"

-- Vice President Al Gore, 12/6/93

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."

-- Vice President Al Gore, 11/30/96

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

-- Vice President Al Gore

"The future will be better tomorrow."

-- Vice President Al Gore

"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."

-- Vice President Al Gore, 9/21/97

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."

-- Vice President Al Gore to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/93

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe."

-- Vice President Al Gore


Bruce Hayden said...

I think a lot of us thought the same, about the infamous ManBearPig (aka crazed sex poodle) AlGore.

Anonymous said...

Ssssshhhh! be vewy, vewy, quiet.
I'm hunting ManBearWolfPigDogBadger's.

William said...

It's nice to have Victoria back. We can all make wisecracks about Gore, but only Victoria, as her 2:01 post shows, comes loaded for bear.

vbspurs said...

Hey William!

Speaking of being loaded for bear, my all-time favourite bumpersticker (that quintessential form of American expression) is "Keep honking, I'm reloading".

Peter Hoh said...

Within a week, someone in Wisconsin will start bottling "Bear Wolf" brand beer.

KCFleming said...

On vacation in northern Minnesota, maybe ten years ago, the bears were all over. We left the campground early because they had started breaking into cottages to steal food.

We were loading the car, and a bear started coming toward us.

One of the adults had to wave an oar, repeatedly yelling and stamping his feet to keep him at bay while I loaded car.

It turns out that the dump the bears used to forage in had been fenced off, and their primary food source was gone.

Welfare bears.

blake said...

Can three bear-wolf moon t-shirts be far behind?

Alex said...

Bears & wolves. Once upon a time we made clothing out of them.

PaulV said...

CNN spike the news of SH's atrocities to retain access to the tyrant. Same old, same old.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Dire Wolf.

As long as the ice ages are coming back, and not global warming, we might as well resurect some of the fauna. Mammoths are next.

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Lincolntf said...

Oh, Bushman beat me to it. Anyway, every once in a while there's a "Bigfoot" or "Swamp-Ape(?)" sighting/hunt in my neck of the woods. Harmless enough. I think everyone hopes they actually find "something", so it's no biggie.

Menahem Globus said...

Sounds like ManBearPig to me.

Fred4Pres said...

Everyone thought: "Al Gore?"

Maybe it is.

Big Mike said...

Was it white? Could it have been a polar bear that decided Wisconsin in March was an adequate approximation to Hudson's Bay?

Anonymous said...

Shit, Victoria beat me to "ManBearPig"...

wv: fulnelly

Anonymous said...


Alas, all of those supposed Gore quotes are bogus.

Worse, some of them are actually accurate Dan Quayle quotes.

vbspurs said...

This is the only Gore quote no one can doubt:

"As many of you know, I was very instrumental in the founding of the Internet"
- Al Gore to Katie Couric 3/99

Peter Hoh said...

Here's the Snopes link: