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   Undertoad  Sunday Nov 11 02:18 PM

November 11, 2007: Badger badger badger



Recreating the Internet-famous Flash presentation here.



Trilby  Sunday Nov 11 02:30 PM

Snake! There's a Snake! Look out for the SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!



Clodfobble  Sunday Nov 11 03:38 PM

I think the cat is taking the invasion in stride.



DanaC  Sunday Nov 11 03:40 PM

lol hadn't even spotted the cat til you pointed it out :P

Hiya Bri



ViennaWaits  Sunday Nov 11 03:48 PM

So is the cat supposed to symbolic of the snake or the mushroom?

I'm gonna have that fucking "song" in my head all day now.
Thanks. Thanks very much.

badgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgermushroomMUSHROOM
damn



Sundae  Sunday Nov 11 03:50 PM

Hello, tuberculosis!

They spread it in cows by sucking their udders you know.
Which is why they are prized by naturalists in this country and hated by farmers.



DanaC  Sunday Nov 11 03:54 PM

they suck cows udders? seriously?



Sundae  Sunday Nov 11 04:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
they suck cows udders? seriously?
Okay, I don't know if that really is the way it's spread, but it is a matter in debate regarding badgers and TB.

From here:
Quote:
Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) was a major problem in cattle herds earlier this century but was virtually eradicated by tuberculin testing and slaughter of infected cattle. However, bTB has persisted in southwest England, its traditional stronghold, some parts of Wales and the West Midlands, and is now increasing in other parts of Britain. Since the mid-1970s tens of thousands of badgers have been culled in response to bTB outbreaks because of circumstantial evidence that badgers spread the disease. However bTB has continued to increase in cattle. Bovine TB can be a serious problem for those farmers whose herds are affected. However it is still a relatively rare disease in the UK. To put bTB into context, in 2002 19,792 bTB reactors (cattle that gave a positive tuberculin skin test result) were slaughtered, which compares to 4,189,000 animals (including 590,000 cattle) slaughtered during the FMD outbreak1. In addition, 90,000 cattle are culled annually due to mastitis, 31,000 due to lameness and 125,000 due to infertility2.

In November 1996, the government commissioned a review, chaired by Professor John Krebs, to investigate links between bTB in cattle and badgers. The final report was published on 16 December 1997. It stated that “the sum of evidence strongly supports the view that, in Britain, badgers are a significant source of infection in cattle, although evidence is all indirect” and principally recommended that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (now the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)) should set up an experiment to quantify the impact of culling badgers3. In February 1998 the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB (ISG) was set up by the Government, chaired by Professor John Bourne, to advise on implementation of the recommendations in the Krebs Report, specifically the badger culling trials. On 17 August 1998 the Government published the Bourne Report4 and announced its plans for a strategy to control bTB in cattle.
Sos to be teh serious!!!


TheMercenary  Sunday Nov 11 04:40 PM

Holy Crap UT, where is that picture from. I would be out there with a .22 having a field day. That is just ridiculous.



TheMercenary  Sunday Nov 11 04:42 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
lol hadn't even spotted the cat til you pointed it out :P

Hiya Bri
Must be a yard ornament, there is no way a cat would just sit there with all those same sized animals walking around. Unless of course there are all the cat's friends and he invited them over.


Nikolai  Sunday Nov 11 06:10 PM

With that many badgers you could make alot of badger stew, so heres how its done:

1 badger
1 glass of pig's blood
1 small glass of armagnac
1 ginger root
1 bottle of dry, sparkling white wine
2 eggs
1 pot of crème fraîche
salt and pepper
500g forest mushrooms OR chestnuts to accompany
100g butter
oil

Eviscerate and skin your badger, and soak it in a fast-flowing river for at least 48 hours. This will help you to de-grease it more easily.

Once the badger is de-greased, cut it into pieces and brown it in a frying pan with butter. When the pieces are golden and stiff, flambée with the armanac, season and add a grated soup-spoon of ginger, fresh if possible.

Pour over the wine, and simmer gently for at least two hours.

At the end of the cooking time, mix the chopped badger liver (cooked beforehand in a little oil), the glass of blood, two egg yolks, a coffee-spoon of ginger and the crème fraîche, and pour into the cooking dish. Serve immediately.

This dish goes well with wild mushrooms or chestnuts.

http://www.gastronomydomine.com/2006...dger-stew.html



Razzmatazz13  Sunday Nov 11 06:18 PM

Oh well...I've been wondering what to do with my extra glass of pig's blood...



Sheldonrs  Sunday Nov 11 06:49 PM

The cat is probably blaming it's owners. "Stop badgering me!!!"


(oh, like none of YOU were thinking that!!)



Gravdigr  Sunday Nov 11 07:20 PM

badgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadger



lumberjim  Sunday Nov 11 08:13 PM

i don't think they're badgers at all. I think they're aardvarks.



busterb  Sunday Nov 11 08:20 PM

If they'd had these cows in Mississippi, we wouldn't have had the 55mil. beef plant flap up .
In addition, 90,000 cattle are culled annually due to mastitis, 31,000 due to lameness and 125,000 due to infertility2.



think-floyd  Sunday Nov 11 10:46 PM

Quote:
On 17 August 1998 the Government published the Bourne Report4 and announced its plans for a strategy to control bTB in cattle.
That's it! send Matt Damon in to take out the Tuberculosis Badgers covertly.


DucksNuts  Monday Nov 12 04:17 AM

OK, thats fake ....right? coz none of them have shadows? ....bite me, I have never called photoshop before.

Oh and....wtf with that badgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadger thingie?



ogwen69  Monday Nov 12 05:54 AM

I call Photoshop i'm afraid.

IIRC Badgers are pretty territorial, and wouldn't tolerate that many rivals.

I suspect that someone has had a camera on a tripod, and taken lots of images of one badger (and the cat) in the garden over a period of time, then photoshopped.

Anyway, it can't be real, there's no mushroom and no snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakes



Sundae  Monday Nov 12 06:35 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts View Post
Oh and....wtf with that badgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadger thingie?
Edited - realised UT had in fact linked the badgerbadgerbadger etc
You will pass it on to someone else Ducks. You will. Or it will drive you insane. Them's the rules I'm afriad.

BTW Nikolai, glad to see you're still around! But personally I'd drink the booze and call out for pizza


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 12 07:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts View Post
Oh and....wtf with that badgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadger thingie?
http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/


ZenGum  Monday Nov 12 10:03 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ogwen69 View Post
I call Photoshop i'm afraid.

IIRC Badgers are pretty territorial, and wouldn't tolerate that many rivals.

I suspect that someone has had a camera on a tripod, and taken lots of images of one badger (and the cat) in the garden over a period of time, then photoshopped.

Anyway, it can't be real, there's no mushroom and no snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakes
I agree that it is probably photoshopped, but by a different technique - I doubt a badger would hang around that long with flashes going off all the time. I guess they have one photo of a garden at night, and lots of photos of one badger mucking about against a plain (indoor/studio) background, and pasted the badger in appropriately. I've seen a similar one with scores of monkeys in a library.


Yellow #5  Monday Nov 12 10:24 AM

Badgers ..... BADGERS! ..... We don't need no stinking BADGERS!



LabRat  Monday Nov 12 10:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
i don't think they're badgers at all. I think they're aardvarks.

dontcha mean yardvarks?


ZenGum  Monday Nov 12 10:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
dontcha mean yardvarks?


Vark you.

It's a dolphin, I tells ya.


Cloud  Monday Nov 12 11:21 AM

they have such strange little tails



Sarasvati48  Monday Nov 12 01:37 PM

What? No photoshop declarations? It is obiously the same badger, probably setting off some kind of motion flash whilst moving about the yard. The cat probably came in at the last minute, then moved out of frame...That many badgers would have had kitty for dinner...



ViennaWaits  Monday Nov 12 06:51 PM

Quote:
That's it! send Matt Damon in to take out the Tuberculosis Badgers covertly.
Beautiful.


Elspode  Monday Nov 12 07:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarasvati48 View Post
What? No photoshop declarations? It is obiously the same badger, probably setting off some kind of motion flash whilst moving about the yard. The cat probably came in at the last minute, then moved out of frame...That many badgers would have had kitty for dinner...
That would require a multiple exposure, wouldn't it? Can't be that, all the static stuff would be blurred and overexposed, and the moon would been in a slightly different position every time the camera went off.


DucksNuts  Monday Nov 12 08:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post

Yeahh, I got that in UT's post....but I want to know wtf its about? why did they do it...what is it?

I NEED to know, coz the bloody kids wont stop singing it and its in my head now.


DucksNuts  Monday Nov 12 08:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarasvati48 View Post
What? No photoshop declarations? It is obiously the same badger, probably setting off some kind of motion flash whilst moving about the yard. The cat probably came in at the last minute, then moved out of frame...That many badgers would have had kitty for dinner...
there were


bluecuracao  Monday Nov 12 08:16 PM

Someone skimmed a little to quickly, apparently.



ViennaWaits  Monday Nov 12 09:20 PM

Quote:
I NEED to know, coz the bloody kids wont stop singing it and its in my head now.
Please forgive me for being thrilled that I'm not the only one that suffered emotional distress due to this post.


Sarasvati48  Tuesday Nov 13 01:43 AM

Um, no...not if the flash, and the operative word is "flash" went off at a certain amount of movement from the badger. There are tons of photographs done this way. I dabble in photograpy myself. That is the same badger all over the yard...the moon could have been added later by the photographer for atmosphere with PHOTOSHOP.



HungLikeJesus  Tuesday Nov 13 02:43 AM

But then you would expect strong shadows, and I don't see that.



Aliantha  Tuesday Nov 13 02:55 AM

The photo is taken from a high aspect which shortens the shadow. If you look closely, there are shadows under the bodies though. The photo's were taken using a flash in any case which is possibly not the only light source. This also could affect the length of the shadows.

If all the photo's were taken from the same aspect, why would the shadows be in different places?



SPUCK  Tuesday Nov 13 04:48 AM

Yeah besides badgers are digging psychos! If there were that many about that yard would probably look like a foundation dig for a 100 story building.



DucksNuts  Tuesday Nov 13 05:22 AM

I dont see any shadows at all



Shawnee123  Tuesday Nov 13 09:39 AM

Dare I do it again? Oh, why not.

"This is the city, Los Angeles, California. Sometimes, someone gets the urge to pet a small furry creature. That's when I go to work. My name's Friday. I carry a badger."



Happy Monkey  Tuesday Nov 13 09:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
That would require a multiple exposure, wouldn't it? Can't be that, all the static stuff would be blurred and overexposed, and the moon would been in a slightly different position every time the camera went off.
They could have lots of shots with one badger in each shot. Overlay them in photoshop, and bring each badger to the top. Only take the moon and other background stuff from one of the shots.

If the flash is very close to the camera lens, shadows would be hard to see at that distance.


Nikolai  Tuesday Nov 13 07:28 PM

Yeah Im still here Sundae Girl, lurking in the background, trying to wait for a news article in my neck of the woods to rock yours and every other cellars lil socks off.

And Shawnee that made me laugh so hard, can just imagine you with a badger under your arm



Gravdigr  Wednesday Nov 14 12:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts View Post
Yeahh, I got that in UT's post....but I want to know wtf its about? why did they do it...what is it?

I NEED to know, coz the bloody kids wont stop singing it and its in my head now.
Are they badgering you?


DucksNuts  Wednesday Nov 14 04:44 AM




but they are



lumberjim  Wednesday Nov 14 12:42 PM

here's a link to the real deal about this picture.



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