Thursday, August 7, 2008

car, meet pepe le pew

Last night it rained.

Last night I met a skunk.

Excuse me while I go shower.

And get my car detailed.

Pepe Le Pew

oops, you might want to turn down volume a bit!
video

23 comments:

  1. Ah yes, a dear skunk met his end near our driveway a week ago... we found him near the middle of the road.. funny thing.. all the tire tracks took a wide berth 'round him.. poor little fellow...

    Must have been one of the fellas that chased my son home not long ago... m

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  2. Gwen: a 'dear' skunk?? you are too kind. at the moment, that is not waht I am calling him. I drove back to find him, but he was nowhere to be seen, which is strange as I heard a horrible crunch.

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  3. Ewwwwwwwww you poor thing... aren't you going to breathe a HUGE sigh of relief when you board that plane :)

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  4. UA: I cannot get out of here fast enough!!!
    am going to wash my hair again.

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  5. Poor you! I LOVE pepe le pew though. It was one of my favourite segments in the Bugs Bunny and Tweetie show when I was younger. And his total lack of realising that the poor cat just WASN'T interested combined with his utter passion was just hilarious...

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  6. Noha: and didn't I have fun watching them on youtube this morning...

    There are so many skunks around here at night, this is the first time I've ever hit one.

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  7. Lord girl..... have a good trip!

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  8. Oh, that really sucks. I've had a run-in with a skunk before and it was not pretty.

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  9. In Texas we call them "polecats," and really there is no other smell like that. Good luck with getting rid of it.

    Re: that last post. Too many of the misspellings and whatnot just seem very contrived, like someone went out of their way to find an alternate spelling that would pass spellchecker. Just go back and read it again imagining it may be fake and I think you will see a lot. I could be wrong, it wouldn't be a first. It's just a feeling I have.

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  10. geewits: So that's a polecat! I've heard of them, but never thought about what exactly they were. Had no idea they were skunks with a southern drawl.

    As for Sunshine - I will read again with a more discerning eye. I usually read her rather quickly and not regularly and I do tend to take things at face value...

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  11. Robin: Thanks, does it sound like my life is fast going to hell in a handbasket?

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  12. J: I went for the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda instead of tomato juice. Seems to be having an effect. We'll see how the car turns out later today.

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  13. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww. Good luck with that.

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  14. Well, at least there's nothing smelly in jolly old England

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  15. You're bad luck! When I started work last night, I opened up my home office window and got blasted by a whiff of skunk. Sucker must have been right under the window, and must have sprayed something or somebody nearby.

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  16. Jazz: Thanks. Getting car back tomorrow.

    XUP: It should smell of fresh rainfall. Will be heading for a few country gardens.

    Mr N: Sorry. Is this our punishment for working nights?

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  17. We don't have skunks here, which sounds like it may be a good thing! At the moment we have the lovely smell of wet cat and clothes as it is so wet (actually snowed again this morning) that it takes an age to get things dry. Inlcuding our ol' moggie who may have to have the couch surgically removed from her butt when summer arrives!

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  18. Tomato sauce, you need to wash with tomato sauce.

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  19. I am so sorry. I hope everything is smelling better now. A bit of synchronicity I just heard a song on the radio "There's A Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road". I kid you not! I wish I knew who sang it.

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  20. Whim: Ha! I almost used that song in my post, but decided I like d the cartoons better. It is by Louden Wainwright III.

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  21. I have never seen a real skunk. We only hit opossums around here. Wow! Does your car really stink from just hitting one? See, I always thought that was just a cartoon stereotype about dear pepe's odor.

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  22. Under There: Trust me, it smells worse than you could ever imagine.

    I got my car back from being detailed with special stuff for the odour - but I'm to expect small whiffs of skunk coming through the vents for a few days yet when I first turn the air vents on.

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