Torso Boy auditioning for the lead in the new The Martian remake…

Check out the noble brow on my stunted ginger sidekick. “I’m a botanist! In your face, Neil Armstrong!”

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14 Responses to Torso Boy auditioning for the lead in the new The Martian remake…

  1. Robert says:

    Well, he does kinda look like a potato with a head.

    OT ‘cuz I misread the headline: Ray Bradbury rocks!

    Re winter: forecast windchill on wednesday at 8am is minus fifty-one. My daughter claims it was minus forty (actual temp, not windchill) for two weeks straight in South Dakota when she lived there…
    I choose to disbelieve her.

  2. Robert says:

    HEY! Waitaminnit! It DOES say “Martian Chronicles” in the email version. WTheck?

  3. Joel says:

    Yeah, I opened with Martian Chronicles and then decided to go less obscure. Sorry. 😉

  4. Robert says:

    Uh, Martian Chronicles wasn’t obscure at all to me…ah crap, I’m old!
    FWIW, those who don’t know Bradbury’s work probably don’t know about Armstrong…
    Aside: Ray sure knew how to evoke the feel of a midwestern summer evening. I miss his writing.

  5. coloradohermit says:

    TB looking poised and dignified to remind you that he’s related to the British royal family.

  6. terrapod says:

    Quite a solid looking little fellow. Seems to be doing very well under your care. Going to be interesting to learn if he is ever able to be off leash and not get eaten or trampled by other wildlife.

  7. Joel says:

    If he ever stops charging off after every rabbit, small bird, wasp and wisp of paper he sees moving at the corner of his eye, I’ll try working him off the leash. But there are just too many things around here that would be happy to make a meal of him, and he seems completely oblivious to it.

  8. Mark Matis says:

    Ah, but then again even when he charges off at top speed and reaches the end of the leash, he is not likely to topple you over with the impact, is he? And in betwixt his distractions, does he generally tend to travel in the same direction as you are going/ Or does he frequently get into “cat” mode?

  9. Joel says:

    No, he generally – not always – goes along with what he perceives as the program.

  10. Mark Matis says:

    Well “generally” should be good enough for government work. After all, if he ALWAYS did what you want, he no longer would have any individuality or personality. Surely you don’t want to turn him into an SJW who always parrots his Master’s every sentiment???

  11. Joel says:

    Hardly. That’s why I always used to prefer the company of cats. The local dangers are also why I gave up the company of cats.

    I would prefer that he learn enough to start behaving in a way that respects his surroundings and enhances his own safety. Ghost (mostly) did that and rarely saw a leash. Little Bear never did, and was leashed almost to his dying day.

  12. AnnArborBoi says:

    What kind of leash is that ?

  13. Mark Matis says:

    Looks a lot like a horse’s lead rope, AnnArborBoi.

    No idea where Joel might have gotten one of those, of course…

  14. Joel says:

    What kind of leash is that ?

    It’s just a rope.

To the stake with the heretic!