Showing posts with label Buffalo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buffalo. Show all posts

Feb 1, 2014

Double Meaning Animals

We do not often think of the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, and we ignore how many times we egg someone on by calling them chicken. Here are a few more ways we use animals in discussions.

Someone tried to buffalo me into this.
She double dog dared me
And hounded me for no good reason.
I knew it was a bunch of bull
And was not sheepish in telling her,
But still, I tried to ferret out some information,
Because I could not weasel out of it.
I also could not worm my way out of it.

I was fishing for how to begin this
Without being a leech or trying to sponge off of anyone.

Too often we wolf down food or just plain pig out.
We feel playful and horse around or monkey around.
When we get caught, it is time to pony up.
Children often ape their parents and may parrot what they say.
When someone gooses you, it is time to duck out, but most often they just do it as a lark.

You probably think it is time for me to clam up, but I am not done yet.
I have a few more squirreled away, just to badger you a bit more.
Luckily there were no moles in the crowd to give away my secrets.

Did you ever notice how some people cat around,
Even the coyote ugly ones.
Of course, I am not a social butterfly.

Quit carping, you know I out foxed you.
I led you down the rabbit hole
And snaked my way through another post.
I did not rat anyone out and am still crowing that I managed to finished this
Even if many think the whole thing is for the birds. (OK, so the egg part was a stretch, but it seemed to work.)

Jan 25, 2011

Mass Murder

Decided to look this up after the Arizona incident a few weeks ago. Mass murders are usually described as four or more murders in a particular location during a relative short period of time. There were three mass murders in 2010. Eight people were killed in Appomattox, Virginia on January 20, 2010. Nine people, including the killer were killed on August 20, 2010 in Manchester, Connecticut. Four people were killed in Buffalo, New York on August 16, 2010. (Fort Hood murders took place in 2009)

The person credited with killing the most was Mao Zedong (Chairman Mao). From 32 to 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death in China during four years from 1958 - 1962. For comparison, the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million, and Hitler's total was between 11 and 17 million, While Stalin's number ranged between 20 and 60 million, but has not been completely documented.