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Songs and sounds to delight a wide variety of animals. Play this show for your cat, dog, turtle, parrot, fish or any animal you happen to know.

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Options January 22, 2022: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What's Your Favorite Show on WFMU?

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Amanda and Jim the Poet  Bad Animals Theme Song   Options     0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand  Charming Gardeners   Options
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Rosales  Matter   Options     0:06:41 (Pop‑up)
John Berberian and the Mid-Eastern Ensemble  Tranquility   Options   *   0:15:42 (Pop‑up)
BABAU  Polpo Paul   Options
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Ilhan Ersahin, Dave Harrington, Kenny Wollesen  And it Happens Every Day   Options   *   0:27:33 (Pop‑up)
horse  soundscape   Options     0:35:00 (Pop‑up)
Cherokee Rose  To All the Wild Horses   Options
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Polar Bear  No More Goodbyes   Options     0:53:31 (Pop‑up)
Grauzone  Eisbär   Options
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The Cure  Birdmad Girl   Options
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NormalAF  Like a Polar Bear   Options     1:07:18 (Pop‑up)
Charles Vickers  Polar Bear   Options     1:09:48 (Pop‑up)
JIM READS  POLAR BEAR POEM   Options     1:12:11 (Pop‑up)
Melenas  Osa Polar   Options     1:14:48 (Pop‑up)
Tom Rugg  The Polar Bear Song   Options     1:19:02 (Pop‑up)
Arctic/Polar Bear soundscape        1:23:15 (Pop‑up)
Francoise Sanders  I Melt With You   Options
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Cloakroom  Fear of Being Fixed   Options
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Kittinfish Mountain  Listen to the Mockingbird   Options   *   1:40:03 (Pop‑up)
Amanda & Anda  Happy Cat Moist   Options
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The Graham Bond Organisation  Waltz for a Pig with pigs   Options     1:46:36 (Pop‑up)
The Magnetic Fields  Zebra   Options     1:48:28 (Pop‑up)
Elena Setién  Water   Options   *   1:51:08 (Pop‑up)
 
Fruit Bats  Without Any Airs   Options
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The Kiffness x Lalala Dog  Lalala (Live Looping Singing Dog Song)   Options     2:06:15 (Pop‑up)
Florian Zabach  The Hot Canary   Options     2:09:25 (Pop‑up)
Omarion ft. Wyclef & Julio Voltio  Coqui   Options     2:13:03 (Pop‑up)
Professor Carol, Cari, and Groucho  interview and singing   Options     2:16:07 (Pop‑up)
Grace Cummings  Two Little Birds   Options
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Yoko Ono  Who Has Seen the Wind?   Options     2:24:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Kitty Korner with Kathleen  Betty Boop   Options
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Racey  Kitty   Options     2:35:45 (Pop‑up)
Detroit Cobras  Leave My Kitten Alone   Options     2:39:11 (Pop‑up)
Insane Cherry x The Pixies  Where Is My Mind Animal Cover   Options
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Parralox  Wildlife   Options     2:43:37 (Pop‑up)
Cake  Sheep Go To Heaven   Options
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The Divine Comedy  The Dogs and the Horses   Options
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The Kinks  Animal Farm   Options
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Listener comments!

  6:02am yippie:

yesterday someone told me they think meow is spelled myo
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:03am Jim the Poet:

ynteresting
Avatar 6:03am marcel:

morning. eating mulino bianco cookies (apple)
Avatar 6:03am Dutch / Qibote:

good morning amanda and jim
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:03am Jim the Poet:

Hey Marcel
Avatar 6:04am marcel:

cant speak on english phonetics but i love the spanish word for purring (ronron). its perfect to me
Avatar 6:06am Dutch / Qibote:

i agree. though their word for - too (much) is way too long > demasiado (mucho) :-)
  6:06am LiXiviated Life:

Good morning bad animal people
Avatar 6:08am marcel:

yes it is quite excessive but then again it captures the spirit
Avatar 6:08am Dutch / Qibote:

Woof Mooo to you too...
Avatar 6:08am Dutch / Qibote:

@marcel. That it does.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:09am Jim the Poet:

The Spanish word for taco is taco. But in French it is tacos.
  6:09am Kelly Jones:

Hi Jim! I frickin’ here! Have a good show bro!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:10am Jim the Poet:

Hey Kelly! I was just thinking of you!
  6:11am LiXiviated Life:

So
this is
pleasant
  6:11am yippie:

also the Japanese word for octopus is tako
  6:13am yippie:

so tako is a bad animal too
Avatar 6:14am marcel:

love that. bad takos
Avatar 6:14am Dutch / Qibote:

not to mention the adjustable wrench - BACO :-)
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:14am Jim the Poet:

I would eat octopus tacos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15am Amanda:

Good morning animal lovers! Starting off nice and easy. We have some polar bears and manic cats coming up soon enough...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15am Amanda:

Also at least one octopus
  6:17am Kelly Jones:

Awaiting boarding to Mexico (thus up at this unholy hour) so praying for no “bad takos”.
  6:18am Kelly Jones:

Jim, you would eat ANY taco. By the way, those clams were WAY TOO BIG.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:18am Jim the Poet:

Adios!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:19am Jim the Poet:

I still have the ones Therese didn't want in my fridge
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:20am dday:

Good Cold Morning animaniacs.. a super chilly -9 here in Pike Co. PA. Up at 4:30 worrying about my little stray Blackie Lawless. She keeps coming around to eat thankfully, but it's sooo cold outside. Waiting until Monday to attempt to trap her so I can have vet access ASAP. Fingers crossed.
  6:21am Kelly Jones:

Great opening set kids
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23am Amanda:

Thanks Kelly! @dday, best of luck with Blackie <3
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:24am dday:

Thanks Amanda
Avatar 6:24am marcel:

is that one playing because of the pleasant meows or because of the italian word for octopus or both?

good luck dday!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25am Amanda:

Why not both???
Avatar 6:30am marcel:

i just looked it up, of the 14 game results that paul the octopus attempted to predict in the 2008 european and 2010 world cups (soccer), he got 12 right which is very impressive : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31am Amanda:

He was a true oracle! RIP Paul.
  6:31am Kelly Jones:

Music getting better and better, who are you people!?!?! Love it!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:33am Jim the Poet:

I need a psychic octopus to help me bet on hockey games
  6:33am Kelly Jones:

I love Octopi. They’re amazing creatures. Their suckers smell AND taste, each one individually.
  6:38am Kelly Jones:

Missing Pandora and Lil’ Victory…
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:39am Jim the Poet:

Oats up to Kelly's horses!
  6:40am LiXiviated Life:

You know… none
of my
daughters
ever asked
for a pony.
Wewere not
Horse people
Avatar 6:43am marcel:

very cool names kelly. lil victory sounds ambitious but not overambitious
  6:45am P-90:

But how can Amanda tell if her mouse at home is listening to the show on the call center headset?
  6:46am Rob from Maryland:

Good morning everyone. It's cold outside!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:48am dday:

@Lix. We used to board the Bergen Co. Sheriffs horses when we moved to run a farm in Montague, NJ, from Garfield. He had a big white Arabian named Lady and a chestnut brown Quarter Horse named Milomo. Not many horses in Paterson after the early 1900's
  6:49am Rob from Maryland:

Quiero ser oso polar! No lloro.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:50am dday:

Skunks semi-hibernate as do racoons
Avatar 6:51am Dutch / Qibote:

Eisbar - Grauzone
Avatar 6:52am marcel:

i got into birdwatching because i deeply related to how many of them escape the cold. so smart. so wise
Avatar 6:53am Dutch / Qibote:

their hairs are hollow not white
  6:53am Rob from Maryland:

@Dutch or the cover by the Spanish band Melenas that came out last year "Osa Polar".
Avatar 6:54am Dutch / Qibote:

Oh, didnt know that will lokk it up
  6:54am LiXiviated Life:

dday
Wayne nj had horses
Preakness Ave
There was a Lillie place where they would let you ride a pony
and lead you around in a circle
It was my first “horse encounter”
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:55am dday:

@Lix. We being of a certain age remember when Wayne, Pompton & Oakland were "the country." :)
  6:55am LiXiviated Life:

the thing that come to mind first
the smell
  6:56am LiXiviated Life:

and this is why we
are not horse people
  6:57am LiXiviated Life:

dday
true
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 6:57am dday:

I'll take horse smell over hay itch any day :)
  6:58am JR:

you know Polar Bear's Cafe? It's a very cute anime with great songs, too
Avatar 6:59am marcel:

that sounds so cool JR, going on my list of shows i need to watch
Avatar 6:59am marcel:

yayyy eisbär
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:00am Jim the Poet:

Sehr gut
  7:00am Rob from Maryland:

Last November or December the dj Jon Solomon on WPRB did an entire 3 hour show of Eisbaer covers and remixes
  7:00am Rob from Maryland:

The show was quite good
  7:02am morphe':

Before looking, I thought it was Abwarts....
  7:03am LiXiviated Life:

“The song features a man singing he wants to be "a polar bear in the cold polar", because by being one he "wouldn't have to cry any longer and everything would be fine." The instrumental arrangement also evokes an Arctic atmosphere.”
Avatar 7:03am Dutch / Qibote:

One of best Neue Deutsche Welle songs
Avatar 7:04am Dutch / Qibote:

@Lix - for polar feelings i recommend ESKIMO by the Residents... :-)
  7:08am morphe':

I thought a guy I know in Madrid had a polar bear song but I was wrong - other end - "Seis Pinguinos" Hamish Binns
Avatar 7:08am Dutch / Qibote:

never knew the sikey hair crew had a song about a polar bear
Avatar 7:09am Dutch / Qibote:

- spikey - i mean,, damn p button is broke
  7:09am LiXiviated Life:

@ D/Q
Thanks but I’m good
Got plenty polar feelings right here this morning
I’m just trying to keep the pipes from freezing
Avatar 7:09am Dutch / Qibote:

:-)
  7:09am LiXiviated Life:

… but now I’m curious
Avatar 7:11am Dutch / Qibote:

- cat like curious?
  7:12am morphe':

Lix - wastes water but let the taps trickle .. less waste than a bust...
  7:14am seedfriend:

Intense
  7:14am LiXiviated Life:

D/Q
Let’s say it’s… Audio-phonic Curiosity
  7:14am morphe':

"The Mock Turtle drew a deep sigh and said,'That's very curious.'"
(don't quote me as I think that is off0
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:14am Jim the Poet:

Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ what do you hear?
The cracking of all the ice in the Northern hemisphere.
Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ what do you see?
A raft of ice, a thousand miles of ocean and little old me
Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ what do you smell?
Walrus poo, salt water and the icy gates of hell
Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ what do you read?
The novels of Toni Morrison and the Aeneid
Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ where are you headed?
To the bottom of the ocean to see an octopus and get wedded
Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ what's your story?
It's a tale full of icy woe and winter glory
Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ where do you see yourself five years from now?
In the South of France eating cheese with a 🤡
Polar bear 🐻‍❄️ I like your style!
That's great because I'm going to float away for a very long while
Avatar 7:14am Dutch / Qibote:

Wikipedia > The Residents: While Eskimo is officially maintained to be a true historical document of life in the Arctic, the stories are deliberately absurd fictions only loosely based in actual Inuit culture, and the chanting is a combination of gibberish and commercial slogans. The album satirizes ignorance toward and mistreatment of the indigenous peoples of the Americas
Avatar 7:15am marcel:

eating cheese in the south of france sounds very pleasant. the clown part i'm not sure about but why not
  7:15am P-90:

FAB! @Jim the Poet
Avatar 7:15am Dutch / Qibote:

Beautiful poetry JIM
  7:15am Rob from Maryland:

¡¡Melenas!!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:16am Jim the Poet:

I was inspired by the source material
  7:16am Rob from Maryland:

I enjoyed the poem very much, Jim!
  7:17am morphe':

correct version: The Mock Turtle drew a long breath and said, 'That's very curious'
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:17am Jim the Poet:

French clowns are actually pretty fun
Avatar 7:17am Dutch / Qibote:

@Rob - pretty obvious where they found the (honey( bear for this song
  7:19am Rob from Maryland:

@Dutch, sorry, I don't follow?
Avatar 7:20am marcel:

you're probably right Jim, i shouldn't be thinking of a scary pennywise-like hollywood clown
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:20am Jim the Poet:

Cheese really brings out the best side of clowns
  7:21am morphe':

Great Clown Photo:
Bruce Davidson recalls first meeting Jimmy Armstrong from the Clyde Beatty circus, whose story is at the heart of 'Circus':
https://www.facebook.com/MagnumPhotos/posts/he-was-standing-alone-outside-the-tent-smoking-a-cigarettehe-seemed-to-know-that/10156222717979831/
Avatar 7:21am marcel:

hahaha understandable
  7:21am LiXiviated Life:

the idea of
polar bear
more pleasant
than polar bear.
  7:22am LiXiviated Life:

ask a seal
Avatar 7:24am Dutch / Qibote:

@Rob - its clearly a Icebar Grauzone ripoff
Avatar 7:24am Dutch / Qibote:

No matter tho - good song 2
  7:24am morphe':

A Warus showed up in Ireland, UK and France this past March - went back north...
https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2021/0921/1248000-wally-the-walrus/

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-58632372
  7:25am Rob from Maryland:

@Dutch, it's a translation into Spanish of the Grauzone song
Avatar 7:25am Dutch / Qibote:

I am the walrus? STFU Donny. Vladimir Iljits Uljanov Lenin....
  7:26am Rob from Maryland:

Was that loud thump I heard about 60 seconds ago coming from WFMU, or was it outside?
Avatar 7:26am Dutch / Qibote:

@Rb - yeah... still good. The crazy guitar does it
  7:27am Rob from Maryland:

@Dutch, yes!
  7:30am queems:

goooood morning
  7:30am morphe':

more of Davidson's "CIRCUS" project and background info..
X-Ray Burns was a scary clown... and quite funny
https://www.magnumphotos.com/arts-culture/performing-arts/bruce-davidson-circus/?utm_source=fb-social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Editorial
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:30am Strandlund:

Good Morning Jim & Amanda...That top drawing is exactly what my cats said to me this morning.
  7:32am gauche knee:

Wow, last 2 polar bear songs, sobering. I chose not to turn up my radiator.
Avatar 7:33am TDK60:

Ho Amanda and Jim.
  7:34am LiXiviated Life:

I’ve given it some thought
and I don’t want to be
an actual polar bear.
Nor do I want to have
a polar anywhere near by.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:34am dale:

morning. below zero here in the mt. hope region.
Avatar 7:35am marcel:

I think I could be friends with a polar bear but I can’t afford the trip to prove it : (
  7:35am Rob from Maryland:

@LiX, especially the polar vortex.
  7:35am LiXiviated Life:

Hey Queems-zeee
How’s tricks?
Avatar 7:36am Dutch:

@marcel - i think so too, as long as it ain't hungry :-)
  7:36am LiXiviated Life:

@Rob d’ MD
yes
indeed
Avatar 7:37am marcel:

So maybe only meet with a polar bear over lunch or dinner at a polar restaurant then
Avatar 7:37am marcel:

Just to be safe
Avatar 7:37am Dutch:

the smart thing to do!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:38am Birdman:

Listening to the show with our two month old puppy Walter who came home with us yesterday. We both happen to love Cloakroom!
Avatar 7:38am Dutch:

and DO NOT let the bear pay!
  7:38am morphe':

My son's ma's cat fornicated before getting fixed and quite often scrunches up the sofa blanket and has his way with it????
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38am Amanda:

Ahhh @Birdman congratulations to you and Walter!
Avatar 7:39am Dutch:

as his creditcard account will be FROZEN :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39am Amanda:

@morphe', sounds like the fixing came a little late for him.
Avatar 7:39am Juli:

WE should all be fixed lol or most of us haha
*Turns to other person* We have an overpopulation issue and not enough adequate energy and housing supplies.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:40am Birdman:

@Amanda thank you very much!o
Avatar 7:40am Tomás Rueda:

sign me up!
Avatar 7:40am marcel:

Hahaha very true @dutch
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:41am dday:

Such a weird term "fixed" Insinuates that the animals normal reproductive behavior is somehow "broken" when in fact, it's really the opposite.
  7:41am LiXiviated Life:

@marcel
2 words
Timothy Treadwell
  7:42am morphe':

Birdman - Yes !!!!a listener with a dog enters the cat-centric
FMU Accu !!!!!!!!!!!
Dogs alll over the studio but nary a mention by listeners... GO WALTER !!!!!
Avatar 7:43am Tomás Rueda:

I would prefer not to micturate all over my owners' possessions
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:43am Jim the Poet:

Holy Moley
Avatar 7:44am Tomás Rueda:

this rocks
Avatar 7:44am Tomás Rueda:

shonen knife rock
Avatar 7:45am Juli:

Lmao
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:45am Jim the Poet:

This is my favorite song ever
Avatar 7:45am TDK60:

An emerging WFMU cult classic.
  7:46am LiXiviated Life:

!
Happy Cat Moist
is now my favorite thing
  7:46am queems:

howdy @lix, any good coffee today?
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:46am Birdman:

And Walter just pooped outside for the first time! Its a good day!
  7:46am gauche knee:

That’s how you get first to rhyme with moist!
Avatar 7:46am TDK60:

Queems! Lix? You guys wake up on weekends?
Avatar 7:47am Tomás Rueda:

hog-a-rondo
  7:48am queems:

@tdk60 if it were up to me, always
  7:50am Rob from Maryland:

Mag Fields! I haven't heard this in forever
Avatar 7:50am Tomás Rueda:

The zebraic tongue restor'd
Avatar 7:50am Dutch:

13:50 over here... gotta hop over to the market for fish.
  7:51am larry of lackawack:

http://www.sibersong.com/pages/kennel_dogs_detail.php?dogID=736
  7:52am LiXiviated Life:

@queems
I’ve been brewing at home
my daughter sent me some exotic beans from a roaster in Ballston Spa NY ( Knockabout Coffee Roasters)
but
I’ve run out so
I’m headed out into the cold for a cup & a bag of beans
will most likely head to
PaperPlane Coffee Co in Montclair
but I’m open to suggestion.
Avatar 7:52am Dutch:

Beautiful dog that
  7:52am morphe':

Birman - are you ready for the moment when a stranger asks yer dog's name and the questioner is named Walter? My older son named one of our dogs Addison and one day we met a stranger who asked and the stranger's name was Addison. He seemed disgruntled???
Avatar 7:53am Dutch:

uniqueness is a feeble thought
  7:54am LiXiviated Life:

@TDK60
I never sleep
(ask the 3am DJ’s)
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:55am micah:

that Happy Cat Moist song transported me back to 1986 listening to William Berger on the Lo Fi
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:55am Jim the Poet:

Hey Micah! Word to William!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:56am Dano59:

very nice early morn wakey music here
(tho I've been up for a while)
  7:57am morphe':

William B.:" If ya don't like what I'm playing, change yer station..."
Avatar 7:57am marcel:

uy gatito ronroneando : )
  7:57am queems:

i love the purring while i draw a cat
  7:57am Rob from Maryland:

Ron is also rum in Spanish
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:58am Dano59:

'Ron' and Coke is Rum, not PURR and Coke. So not Spanish?
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 7:59am Strandlund:

61 years ago I was born in 1961...That's gotta mean something.
  7:59am morphe':

Hey TDK .... hoping to get in next week...
Avatar 7:59am Tomás Rueda:

there is rón, y hay ron
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:00am Birdman:

@Morpe I hadn’t thought of that - hopefully he wont be too miffed by it. I would consider it an honor.
  8:00am Rob from Maryland:

Un gatito ronroneando, bebiendo ron
Avatar 8:00am TDK60:

"Hola" stuck in Madrid Morphe. NYC is cold, cruel, indifferent. Get back soon..
  8:01am Toothgrinder Tom:

Are you sitting on a goldmine?!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:02am Dano59:

oh yeah! play it on a stream-only show!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:07am pgalub:

Morning everyone!
"Fear Of Being Fixed (FOBF) is real."- Clyde the dog.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:08am dday:

That Fruit Bats vocal sounded like Yim Yames
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:08am Dano59:

@Strandlund: I used to say I was younger than Michael Jackson but older than Prince. Now my markers are Sade and Susanna Hoffs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10am Amanda:

Hi pgalub! It bears mentioning that most dogs experience FOMO as well.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:10am Dano59:

I have friends with a Polar Bear song (about global warming & indicator animals). I bugged them once to send it in to DDR when you and Roger played a similar themed tune. I will bug them again!
  8:10am Morgan:

good morning all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10am Amanda:

(I'd say way more than FOBF!)
  8:11am Morgan:

on being fixed: I had an ovary out 4 years ago, and my surgeon said, ‘You don’t want kids anyway, so lets take the other one out too.’ But ovarian follicles act as auxiliary endocrine glands. They produce estrogen and progesterone and oxytocin. i dont want kids but I wanted those things. so I kept it. Sorry for the info dump
  8:11am morphe':

Fixing - some countries are doing so to rapists...
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/715186-three-countries-where-rapists-are-punished-through-castration
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:11am Dano59:

My dog Sassy had a lot of FOMO. She howled at me every time I went out the door.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:13am Strandlund:

@Dano59...It's weird but Bill Bixby was born on my birthday and Lou Ferrigno was born on my wife's birthday. That's gotta mean something...
  8:13am queems:

@morgan good for you for advocating for what you actually wanted!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:13am pgalub:

Yeah. FOBF seems like a... fleeting thing.
Avatar 8:14am Tomás Rueda:

BORICUA
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:14am Jim the Poet:

I'd definitely have kept an ovary
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:14am Dano59:

@Strandlund - the dynamic in your household seems ... scary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15am karlward:

The streets never sleep, because animism isn’t a real thing
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:16am Dano59:

The City Never Sleeps (At Night)
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:16am dday:

@Strandlund..it means don't make each other angry..you know what happens :)
  8:17am queems:

I LOVE PARROTS
Avatar 8:18am marcel:

hi groucho
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:18am Strandlund:

"Say the secret woid..."
  8:18am Morgan:

thank you for your ovarian support
Avatar 8:19am marcel:

read up on timothy treadwell now. damn. rip to him but im different
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:19am Dano59:

re the Walrus in Ireland: there was an NPR feature the other day on birders chasing a giant Stellar's sea eagle that was way out of range and solo off the coast of Maine.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:19am Strandlund:

Can he sing, "lydia the tattooed lady?"
  8:20am Morgan:

ive never had a parrot. lol Im scared of how clever they are
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:20am dale:

timmy treadwell thought he was dr. doolittle. but he was just dinner.
  8:21am Rob from Maryland:

@Dano, that eagle had been in southeast Massachusetts for a couple of days, and early last year was in Texas!
  8:21am gauche knee:

@morgan It’s well known in the medical field that surgeons’ brains are in their hands. Glad you didn’t listen to, I’m going to guess, him.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:23am Jim the Poet:

I got your ovary's back
  8:23am queems:

@morgan you are welcome. i ruptured an ovarian cyst once and it was one of the most painful things i’ve ever experienced
  8:27am Morgan:

ow oh queems that sucks
Avatar 8:28am Juli:

Walking to work lmao
Avatar 8:28am TDK60:

I heard that Byrne/YLT cut. It's nice.
Avatar 8:29am Juli:

Poor you queems
  8:29am queems:

it’s fine now, but i can definitely understand the nuance of surgical reproductive decisions
Avatar 8:35am Buddha of Suburbia:

Morning all!
  8:35am seedfriend:

Love kitty korner! Consider donating to Hudson Valley nonprofit talktomeaboutcats.org
Avatar 8:35am marcel:

Oh my god I love Betty
Avatar 8:35am marcel:

How cute is the tapping thing
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:36am Jim the Poet:

The Kitty Korner cats become somehow more devastatingly adorable week by week
Avatar 8:36am kitty.omalley:

Betty does stare into your soul!
  8:37am P-90:

don’t even TRY to “keep the dogs and cats separate”, you gotta step aside and let them work it all out for themselves
  8:38am P-90:

Yes, Racey’s record is the original version of this tune
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:38am queems:

betty is an angel
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:39am queems:

she has a very good cat shape
Avatar 8:39am kitty.omalley:

It is possible to introduce cats and dogs. The trick is giving cats a high perch to take a "time out" and doing the whole thing gradually with supervision. But the family has to be willing to commit to doing it. Thanks all of you who like Betty!!! Paws crossed for her!
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:39am Dano59:

Texas seems apocryphal, @Rob, but I heard of the Mass. sighting.
  8:40am morphe':

Most dogs learn quickly to "step off if they wanna live..."
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:41am Dano59:

Meow!
reminds me ... there should be a master-mix of Tom Ardolino saying 'meow'
  8:42am gauche knee:

Paws crossed for Betty & thanks for tips on cohabitation of dawgs & kits!! Rest in Rock Rachel💖
  8:42am Morgan:

i wish i had room for another critter. my sweet neighbors do TNR and they just put out a new winter shelter they made from an Igloo cooler
Avatar 8:44am marcel:

Oh Long Johnson
  8:44am Morgan:

yeah!!! where is my johnson
  8:44am Listener Robert:

Oh. At first I thought bat #3 was saying, "I got a rack!!"
Avatar 8:45am kitty.omalley:

Yay for winter cat shelters! They can save lives for sure. E-Z shelter instrux like the Igloo cooler one are at bit.ly...
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:46am dday:

The little stray I'm feeding & trying to capture (eventually) looks like Betty Boop with a little tiny white patch on her chest and gold eyes
Avatar 8:48am kitty.omalley:

@dday good luck getting the stray! it's tough to rescue in the bitter cold.
  8:48am Listener Robert:

I got an animal problem here with a type of animal: mice! After 2 years they started using the lazy susan in the cabinet as a toilet again, and are no longer repelled by the Mouse Magic mint sachet I put two fresh ones of. It's like, oh, nice clean toilet, remind us to tip the attendant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49am Amanda:

I absolutely love Betty's deadpan expression
Avatar 8:50am TDK60:

Listener Robert. I have a mice problem too. I am trying bags filled with balsam fir pellets. It appears to work.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:51am Jim the Poet:

Betty has seen it all before
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:51am dday:

@Kitty.omalley. Any tips to get the stray to use the cat shelter I built? It's fully insulated with a cat door installed on a rubbermaid storage container. I've put some food & treats in there, left the door full open & closed (swinging door) but it has no interest in entering. In the meantime I'm leaving the two sheds doors I have on the property ajar just in case she decides to enter.
  8:52am Listener Robert:

Thanks, TDK60. I'd thought about putting down soe of my friend's used cat litter, but figured that cure would be worse than the disease. And I do mean disease, I suspect I got a gastroenteritis a week ago from mouse duties.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:54am dale:

in his song 'if' he mentions dogs and horses too.
Avatar 8:54am TDK60:

Listener Robert: It's from an outfit called EarthKind. (Hope that's okay, not meant as advertising.)
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:55am dale:

'if you were a dog
i'd feed you scraps from off the table
if you were a horse
i'd clean the crap up from your stable
and never once complain'
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:56am dday:

@Robert the real trick is to seal up wherever they are getting in. That's tough as they need very little space to do that. I had a big problem years ago and I methodically plugged every opening under the house (crawl space) I could find. I haven't had any mice in my home since about 2009 and I live in the woods in PA. Persistence. I used foam spray insulation for sealing around pipes & electrical conduits & pink foam insulation sheets (not batting, they use that to nest). Good luck.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Amanda & Jim. Stay warm!
Avatar 8:57am Dutch:

I enjoyed it a lot today - thx Amanda & Jim
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:57am Birdman:

Thank you for a great show.
  8:57am Listener Robert:

Thanks again, TDK. My only successes back in the Bronx had been with glue traps, plus the assistance of stuffed Wolfie in channeling the smarter ones onto the glue. I did the execution in the alley with a mallet, "blindfolding" the mice with a paper towel.
Avatar 8:57am TDK60:

Good day, Jim & Amanda.
Avatar 8:58am marcel:

thanks for the takos and everything else!
Avatar 8:58am kitty.omalley:

@dday the kitty may have another place to go! Or maybe your shelter needs heavier insulation? You can reach me at work at nycfci.happyfox.com/new
  8:58am morphe':

Thanks J&A !!!!
  8:58am Listener Robert:

Yes, of course sealing off the entrances are the real key. Basically there's one wall in here that's a mouse shelter and highway inside.
  8:58am Morgan:

thank you amanda and jim and kathleen (great instructions!) and everyone! I have to catch the archive
Avatar 8:59am kitty.omalley:

Thanks Amanda and Jim! I love this week's drawings, especially the cat and elephant.
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 8:59am dday:

I thought that. it's -10 here and she must have somewhere to keep her out of the weather. The shelter is insulated with styrofoam & a piece of a space blanket. Feels pretty warm in there to my hand :)
  8:59am yippie:

thanks
Avatar 😼 Swag For Life Member 9:00am Jim the Poet:

Farewell animals
  9:00am Listener Robert:

And since I'm just a tenant dday, no way I'm doing that work or paying for it here!
Avatar 9:00am TDK60:

Listener Robert. It's pretty pungent, have to air out kitchen after a night of bags in there.
  9:10am Listener Robert:

Thanks again, TDK60, but I bet it's not as pungent as cat urine and feces.
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