Comment O’ The Week!

Once again, I’m allowing our smart and sexy Skepchick commenters to take the stage.

Today’s pithy post comes from a story that just absolutely begs for sarcastic retorts — Bigfoot Told Him to Do It:

Expatria // Mar 27, 2008 at 8:35 pm

The thing that troubles me most is that Bigfoot has always been so gentle with me.

And the very first comment, too. Jack gets runner-up in the same thread for using the phrase “flipper in my crotch.” FYI, the prize for runner-up is buy the winner a drink.

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  1. Woo! Thanks all :)

    Gotta thank Flygrrl in particular for putting forth a sort of informal nomination in the thread from which the comment comes.

    And Jack: no worries about my free drink. As a teetotaller it won’t do me much good :-P

  2. There’s a trend emerging here. First it was sasquatch sodomy. Now it’s marsupial molestation. Man says he was assaulted by a wombat. Probably not as gentle as Bigfoot:

    Wombat trivia: They have butts made of tough cartilage so they can’t be attacked from behind in their burrows. (I almost said “…in their holes.”) The wombat sexual-assault victim would no doubt regret having a similar defense.

  3. That’s almost as disturbing as the story about a chupacabra rapist a friend of mine wrote. At least that was presented as fiction.

  4. hey, wasn’t flygrrl also the one that started the whole “don’t high hat the monkey” madness?

    I’ve seen the t-shirts but have never heard the story behind it. So, why not high-hat the monkey?

  5. Can’t a guy get raped by a *real* creature and subsequently get away with a crime? What about all those priests who molest kids who were cattle-mounted as young seminarians?

    I call preferential crypto-zoologist treatment.

  6. Hey! First a mention on The Skeptic’s Guide and now a runner up for best comment! Yay me! This must be the feeling that Paris Hilton is desperately after.

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