Friday, October 23, 2015

Guess the Pun

What is the point of making stuff if it does not allow one to also make terrible animal-related puns.  Can you guess it?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Dear Meijer Fish Department Customers


Fish Bowl "Tip" number 1: This is a goldfish, probably a fantail.  That is a glass bowl holding approximately one gallon of water.  The two should never ever, ever go together.

A fantail goldfish is, like any goldfish, a form of carp.  Even at this size it needs an absolute minimum of 10 gallons of  actively filtered water.

If you plan to not kill your new pet prematurely, which seems like a reasonable assumption to me, it will grow to 8 inches in length and need a minimum of a 30 gallon tank or preferably a small pond.



Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dear MSN this is not a wild mouse.....

This is not a mouse, and this is not eve a wild animal, this is a domesticated rat.  If his rather large bright white-colored rat was in your bag of spinach you would know about it longer before you served it into a sandwich.

Istock has plenty of pictures of wild mice if you feel the need for a largely irrelevant illustrative picture of  mouse that is not actually the mouse in question. Just in case the reader does not know what a wild mouse looks like, which might seem implausible if not for the fact that someone thought Jumbo the Rat fit the bill.


You can see the actual mouse in question here.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Mystery Box Shopping: MysteryBoxShop.com -- no product sent

When you search for mystery box sellers online mysteryboxshop.com tends to appear near the top of the search engines listings. However when my September 1st order resulted in payment being processed but no email confirmation, tracking info, or the package within the promised 2-4 time span.... well.  I lodged the complaint with Paypal whose two emails to the vendor also went unanswered.  So I got my refund, but no box.  Disappointing.

Mystery Box Shop may just have experienced a glitch, but their last Facebook post is in May and in April the business was listed for sale on Craigslist.  So my warning is, this business may be in trouble and I would advise potential customers not to risk it.

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