Ask Me About My Gerbils …

rat cartoonThis morning I am reading about Rats and Gerbils, take your pick.  (Say?  Did you ever stop to think, “Rats & Gerbils … Democrats and Republicans” all this nasty stuff seems to come in pairs.  Never noticed that before). 


My FaceBook news feed informs me that after nearly eight centuries of accusations for spreading the bubonic plague, scientists say they have compelling evidence to exonerate the much-maligned black rat. In the process, they’ve identified a new culprit: gerbils. 

The article went on to say … It’s always the cute ones you have to watch out for, isn’t it?  Which could possibly be some new form of web-based humor.  Made me wonder, if all this new information is out, has anyone told Don Rickles. 

It was interesting to read the article and explore the reasons why this happened.  FaceBook is like that, you find anything and everything on FaceBook.  The quizzes are my favorite. 

If you were born in 1965 how old are you
(three questions first two don’t count),
If you were a hooker in Dodge City, Kansas, in LeRoy’s Saloon,
If you were a pirate in San Francisco, which ear would your ear ring be in
Do you make your dog/cat leave the room when you make love to your spouse,
For the guys on which way does your …..  no better not do that one.
What color would you be if you were a Underwear Marking Pen,
Reasons you and no one in your family will ever be in Sports Illustrated Swimwear edition any time this century. 

Whatsamatteryou anyway?
Someone pump me some sunshine!

The next logical question would be where did FaceBook learn all of these inane quizzes?  Simple they called DishNetWork or Lowe’s, Home Depot a credit card company. 

If you are a human press #1,
If you live on the planet earth please press #2,
If your class photo resembles a Civil War Reunion press #4,
If you have spotted flying cows on the Interstate recently dial #9.

It could be that many years ago an advanced civilization intervened with us genetically and gave us just enough intelligence to develop dangerous technology but not enough to use it wisely.  Then they sat back to watch the fun as it progressed.  Kind of like their own personal human zoo. 

And you know what?

It could be that they are just now getting their money’s worth.  If they are on a Bus Board or FaceBook it is almost a sure thing.  

Nine out of ten cats prefer Gerbils.

Nine out of ten cats prefer Gerbils.

Now we are down the food chain to rats & gerbils.  Good news Nature Lovers, squirrels cannot be too far off …. hang in there.