Saturday, August 16, 2008

What's redneck for "chutzpah"?

So a couple of good ol' boys in my home state of Georgia claim to have found the corpse of a unique Southeastern variety of Bigfoot who had apparently committed the unforgivable Bigfoot sin of not dissolving into thin air upon dying. The find of an Appalachian Bigfoot is especially amazing, since the critter has to be stealthy, living in a neck of the woods that has had sports stadiums and outlet malls since neolithic times.

Of course our intrepid discoverers reacted the way that anybody in possession of rock-solid proof would react: They refused to let anybody see the purported remains and instead announced that the results of DNA testing would be released at a news conference in Palo Alto, clear across the country, on Friday.

At the press conference, the anxious and credulous were informed that the rare and elusive h. bigfootus crackerus is, in fact, a human-opossum hybrid.

(A big h/t to Unc for originally tipping me off to this astonishing tale.)


Mr. Fixit said...

Why does it seem so appropriate for it to have been Opossum?

Mr Fixit

CGHill said...

According to the relevant Fark thread, this sort of thing is legal in north Georgia.

Bob said...

Redneck for Chutzpah? Full of it.

LabRat said...

I dunno, this is getting so ridiculous I actually have a kind of backwards respect for it. It's a good bit more interesting than just making Darren Naish explain for the fortieth time that, yes, common animals look weird when they're half-decomposed.

Carl H said...

"Well dang...I kinda wondered why my Redman pouch was all furry."

Eww. I repeat. Eww.

DirtCrashr said...

Anytime anybody EVER holds a press conference in PALO ALTO, keep your hand on your wallet. Them's a bunch of Silicon Crackers.