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Email From A Redneck Friend

by Bunk X ( 86 Comments › )
Filed under Academia, Art, Food and Drink, Health Care, Humor, OOT, Open thread at July 1st, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Actually Dan S. is not a redneck, but he emailed this:

This is the best mousetrap I have ever seen, 5 gal bucket with a gal of RV antifreeze dumped in the bottom,  plastic bottle with a coat hanger thru it and some peanut butter on the middle of the bottle. Lean a board up against the side and it works all year without checking it and no smell.

I love rednecks, they are the most ingenious group of people I have ever seen.

Redneck Mousetrap

My response to Dan:

Awesome, except it’ll do the same to other small animals. Needs a sign that says “No Cats, Birds, Possums, Squirrels, or Raccoon Kits Allowed.” Also soaking the carcases in anti-freeze makes them inedible…

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86 Responses to “Email From A Redneck Friend”
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  1. huckfunn
    1 | July 1, 2013 11:07 pm

    This calls for some redneck music.


  2. Bumr50
    2 | July 2, 2013 12:09 am


  3. Bumr50
    3 | July 2, 2013 12:14 am

    I hope we never actually NEED the new EAS that rolled out a year or two ago, because it sucks monkey balls.


  4. Bumr50
    4 | July 2, 2013 12:23 am

    Shutdown of NLRB asked

    A cable television company in the New York City area on Monday evening asked the Supreme Court to order the staff of the National Labor Relations Board to stop pursuing labor disputes until the constitutionality of the Board’s current membership is settled. In a lengthy application, the company and its parent argued that if the Board has no power to act, its regional staffs may not, either….

    ht -- SCOTUSblog


  5. Calo
    5 | July 2, 2013 12:24 am

    @ Bumr50:
    You don’t think the mice caught up in a pot of anti freeze would trigger the EAS system?
    No wonder why it’s an inefficient system.


  6. Bumr50
    6 | July 2, 2013 12:29 am

    @ Calo:

    LOL!

    No, but I can never HEAR the doggone message.

    It’s barely audible on my 1000W stereo, even when I’m listening LOUD.

    Sequester?

    //


  7. Calo
    7 | July 2, 2013 12:42 am

    @ Bumr50:
    If you turn down your stereo, you are more likely to be able to hear the voice in the TV speaking to you.

    And, good evening, bumr. Are we the only ones left in the dreaded rat zone tonight?


  8. Bumr50
    8 | July 2, 2013 12:45 am

    @ Calo:

    And a good evening to you too!

    I think so.

    Maybe the others went for the peanut butter?


  9. rain of lead
    9 | July 2, 2013 12:52 am

    @ Calo:
    @ Bumr50:

    hey ya’ll
    just lurking


  10. Calo
    10 | July 2, 2013 12:55 am

    @ rain of lead:
    I think you are using your secret decoder ring and delurking tonight to hear the secret messages playing on Bumr’s stereo.

    *waving hi to momcat*


  11. 11 | July 2, 2013 1:00 am

    @ Calo:

    I’m here off and on. I can’t sleep. Stress, more than anything. Can’t we go ahead and just get this Civil War thing started already? I am getting all stressed waiting for it to happen… 8O


  12. lobo91
    12 | July 2, 2013 1:01 am

    @ Bumr50:

    Leia would totally end up in the middle of that bucket.

    She love peanut butter


  13. rain of lead
    13 | July 2, 2013 1:05 am

    @ Calo:

    sorry, the voices in my head are telling me not to listen to the secret messages

    hey lobo
    do you know anything about air guns
    gonna start teaching the girl to shoot


  14. Alberta Oil Peon
    14 | July 2, 2013 1:06 am

    That trap isn’t big enough to catch a cat or dog. A dog could simply lick the peanut butter off the bottle.

    I should try making a few of these, and set ‘em out in the shop and barn. I hates meeses to pieces.


  15. Calo
    15 | July 2, 2013 1:09 am

    @ lobo91:
    The daughter dragged home a kitten a few months back.
    The darn thing steals my Kraft Macaroni and Cheese out of my bowl.

    I fear the poor kitten thinks it is a dog.


  16. Lily
    16 | July 2, 2013 1:10 am

    Hey everyone….as far as raccoons they are devilish creatures too.


  17. lobo91
    17 | July 2, 2013 1:11 am

    @ rain of lead:

    Sorry, air guns are outside of my expertise.


  18. rain of lead
    18 | July 2, 2013 1:11 am

    @ Lily:

    {{{lily}}}


  19. Calo
    19 | July 2, 2013 1:11 am

    @ Lily:
    Heh! And, raccoons are kinda tacky as well.

    Evening, Miss Lily.


  20. lobo91
    20 | July 2, 2013 1:12 am

    @ Alberta Oil Peon:

    That trap isn’t big enough to catch a cat or dog. A dog could simply lick the peanut butter off the bottle.

    You haven’t met Leia.

    She’s sort of a klutz, as dogs go. She wouldn’t drown or anything, but she’d be all wet when she came inside.


  21. Lily
    21 | July 2, 2013 1:14 am


  22. Calo
    22 | July 2, 2013 1:14 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    I’m waiting for it down in Texas. It started today in Austin once again.


  23. lobo91
    23 | July 2, 2013 1:14 am

    @ Calo:

    The cat that went with my ex did stuff like that when he was young. We gave him the bone from a pork roast one time. It was as big as he was. He spent hours gnawing meat off of it like a dog.

    And he loved Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande.


  24. Lily
    24 | July 2, 2013 1:15 am

    @ rain of lead:

    {{{rain}}}}! Hope the family is doing fine. :)


  25. rain of lead
    25 | July 2, 2013 1:15 am

    @ lobo91:

    ok
    amazon had a ton, they are cheap, some I know about
    I want to start her off easy, get comfortable using a good technique
    and maybe some day I can afford .22 again

    I think co2 is the way to go pumping up an air rifle is a pain


  26. Alberta Oil Peon
    26 | July 2, 2013 1:16 am

    @ lobo91:
    Well, I look forward to meeting her. Looks like tomorrow is a fairly light day for me, car-show wise. One task on my plate is to look up some local late-model auto wreckers and inquire if they have interior door panels for an ’08 Suburban.


  27. rain of lead
    27 | July 2, 2013 1:17 am

    @ Lily:

    all good so far


  28. 28 | July 2, 2013 1:17 am

    @ huckfunn:
    Yep. Saw that coming. :D


  29. Lily
    29 | July 2, 2013 1:17 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Heh! And, raccoons are kinda tacky as well.

    Evening, Miss Lily.

    {{{Calo}}}! Yep and the best thing you can do with raccoons since they are so damn mean is *GUMBO!!!!!* At least that is what I heard.


  30. Calo
    30 | July 2, 2013 1:18 am

    @ lobo91:
    The most amusing stuff I see from the damn kitten is when it jumps on the back of the wolf dog and rides it like a wild pony.

    Tre amusing to me, not so much to the wolf dog.


  31. Bumr50
    31 | July 2, 2013 1:19 am

    @ lobo91:

    I had a horse that tripped all the time.

    She was a quarter horse, so when I fell off at the abrupt moment it wasn’t TOO far.

    She never did it at a trot or run, either.

    Equine ADD maybe?


  32. Lily
    32 | July 2, 2013 1:19 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ Lily:

    all good so far

    Good to hear.


  33. 33 | July 2, 2013 1:19 am

    @ Calo:

    If the GOP had any balls they’d be pointing out that that chick is for killing premature babies. That’s infanticide, not “Choice”. But, then, the “pro-Choicers” aren’t much when it comes to choosing the Life side of the equation. Look at how quiet they are about forced abortions and sex-selective abortions in China. They’d bring that shit here is they could.


  34. lobo91
    34 | July 2, 2013 1:20 am

    @ rain of lead:

    Yeah, CO2 is easier.

    The Marlin XT-22 I got last week seems like a pretty decent little rifle. It’s a bolt action. Comes in two versions-7 shot detachable magazine and a 15 shot tubular magazine. The receiver is also grooved for scope rings.


  35. 35 | July 2, 2013 1:20 am

    @ Calo:
    I saw what you did there.


  36. rain of lead
    36 | July 2, 2013 1:22 am

    @ Calo:

    hahaha
    I have only seen that once before
    when I was young I had a cat that would, when being chased by a dog
    would run up a tree then launch himself down onto the dogs head
    and proceed to TEAR it up!!

    soon when the neighborhood dogs saw him they would cross to the other side of the street


  37. Lily
    37 | July 2, 2013 1:22 am

    @ Bumr50:

    ADD???? Is that what I am for always tripping of falling? Klutzy is my middle name. ;)


  38. lobo91
    38 | July 2, 2013 1:23 am

    @ Calo:

    Leia spent years trying to play with that cat. Never worked out too well for her.


  39. Calo
    39 | July 2, 2013 1:24 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    I wanted to go up to Austin today for the brooch haha rally. But, a couple of busted A/C’s at work (NOT FUN) and the kids swim meet parental duties prevented me from doing so.

    Next protest, I guarantee you I will be there.


  40. 40 | July 2, 2013 1:24 am

    @ rain of lead:

    All my cats are sweet. I wonder if they’d like a dog to play with? Probably not a good idea…


  41. rain of lead
    41 | July 2, 2013 1:25 am

    @ lobo91:

    when I started looking at co2 pistols…. damn, there are as many of those as there are “real” guns


  42. 42 | July 2, 2013 1:26 am

    @ Calo:


  43. Lily
    43 | July 2, 2013 1:26 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    I wanted to go up to Austin today for the brooch haha rally. But, a couple of busted A/C’s at work (NOT FUN) and the kids swim meet parental duties prevented me from doing so.

    Next protest, I guarantee you I will be there.

    Well it is Austin and all.


  44. Calo
    44 | July 2, 2013 1:27 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Because, blame Lily for bringing it up.


  45. rain of lead
    45 | July 2, 2013 1:28 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    if you get both when they are kittens and puppies and they grow up together, it works ok, cats are kinda terratoral (?)
    eh what evs

    later guys
    my panther says it’s time to hit the sack


  46. 46 | July 2, 2013 1:28 am

    Calo wrote:

    Next protest, I guarantee you I will be there.

    Good for you! I admit I’ve not done anything like a protest rally since 1994. I simply don’t have the time or the money for such efforts, and I am not certain what good comes from them. Glen Beck had a hugely successful rally in DC, and look what has come of that. Yeah, we took the House back in 2010, but in 1994 we took the House and Senate. I was underwhelmed by the Republican’s performance in office. I wouldn’t vote for them now, but the Democrats are awful beyond belief.


  47. Alberta Oil Peon
    47 | July 2, 2013 1:29 am

    @ rain of lead:
    I have a nice little Benjamin .22 caliber air pistol. It has a lever-operated pump, and about 8 strokes gets you 475 fps on the pellet.


  48. 48 | July 2, 2013 1:29 am

    @ Calo:
    I blame everyone because I can. Blame blame blame.


  49. lobo91
    49 | July 2, 2013 1:31 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    I’m surprised Beck hasn’t turned up in Austin, actually.

    He lives in Dallas now.


  50. Lily
    50 | July 2, 2013 1:32 am

    Someone let me on to this song! I liked it! ;) Because it soooooo true!


  51. Calo
    51 | July 2, 2013 1:33 am

    @ Bunk X:
    It’s Monday, and I don’t do philosophy after outdoor adventures in the Texas heat.

    Nice to see you back, Bunk.


  52. lobo91
    52 | July 2, 2013 1:33 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    I was underwhelmed by the Republican’s performance in office. I wouldn’t vote for them now, but the Democrats are awful beyond belief.

    Sadly, I think that’s actually the Republican slogan for 2014: “What are you going to do, vote for them?”


  53. Lily
    53 | July 2, 2013 1:34 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ Bunk X:
    Because, blame Lily for bringing it up.

    It’s true.


  54. Alberta Oil Peon
    54 | July 2, 2013 1:35 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    I was underwhelmed by the Republican’s performance in office. I wouldn’t vote for them now, but the Democrats are awful beyond belief.
    Sadly, I think that’s actually the Republican slogan for 2014: “What are you going to do, vote for them?”

    “Sure, we’re bad, but they’re worse.” That’s actually the logical fallacy “tu quoque.”


  55. Calo
    55 | July 2, 2013 1:36 am

    @ Lily:
    Don’t make me go postal on you, Lily.


  56. Lily
    56 | July 2, 2013 1:36 am


  57. 57 | July 2, 2013 1:37 am

    @ Bunk X:
    I blame the pentatonic scale for everything wrong with pop rock.


  58. 58 | July 2, 2013 1:40 am

    @ Calo:
    I’m not back, just cruising. TX just the same.


  59. 59 | July 2, 2013 1:42 am

    @ lobo91:

    Yeah, the Republicans aim at being the least wost alternative, not the best. And they are that. The best Democrats are like Manchin, while their worst really are anti-American traitors. The GOP doesn’t have the balls tyo call them out on it. I think that is because the higher-ups in the Republican Party mostly support what the Democrats are aiming for. SOmetimes, like with Amnesty, they take off the mask and show us that, but most times they work quitely to undermine the Constitution and individual liberty. I really don’ thave much hope left for this nation. We’ve gone to far down the path to dissolution to turn back now. Our debt is driving us to a precipice, and we are goin gover it one way or another. I just hope that we can burn out the infection when things collapse, and get back to a solvent, sane level of government. There’ll be a lot of pain for everyone concerned before that can happen, though.


  60. Bumr50
    60 | July 2, 2013 1:42 am

    @ Bunk X:

    I have a catatonic scale.

    It just sits there at zero whenever anyone steps on it.


  61. 61 | July 2, 2013 1:50 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    Yep. Libertarians had a dark horse fighting chance right up until Ron Paul IMO. Economics, Yea. Isolationism, Nay.


  62. 62 | July 2, 2013 1:54 am

    @ Bumr50:


  63. Lily
    63 | July 2, 2013 1:55 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Bunk X:
    I blame the pentatonic scale for everything wrong with pop rock.

    Hmmmmmmm…..I just blame the band…and I like some pop rock…


  64. 64 | July 2, 2013 1:58 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Yea, I was a Libertarian until after 9-11. Sorry, but a nuclear Iran isn’t going to live and let live. It may make them feel nice to blather about “Coexist”ance, but when one side of the equation is sincerely and honestly dedicated to killing the other side, there is really nothing for them to talk about.


  65. 65 | July 2, 2013 1:59 am

    @ Bumr50:
    Jimson weed. I read about it in Casteneda’s druggie books.


  66. Lily
    66 | July 2, 2013 1:59 am


  67. 67 | July 2, 2013 2:02 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    There is a lot of good stuff in the Libertarian platform, but walking away from international policing is the worst of it.

    If the US gives up global security, guess who’s gonna fill the vacuum? Charles Johnson? Okay, poor example…


  68. lobo91
    68 | July 2, 2013 2:04 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    when one side of the equation is sincerely and honestly dedicated to killing the other side, there is really nothing for them to talk about.

    Particularly when they believe that their god told them to do it.


  69. Calo
    69 | July 2, 2013 2:06 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    Why do those who insist on putting a Coexist bumper stickers on their car don’t drive pick up trucks?


  70. 70 | July 2, 2013 2:10 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    BTW, I.F., you’re still a legend in my swamp, and if you ever need a sock, you know who to call.

    I’ve not been posting/following/commenting here regularly due to meatworld grinders.


  71. 71 | July 2, 2013 2:12 am

    @ Calo:
    I drive a put-down truck. You knew that.


  72. Calo
    72 | July 2, 2013 2:12 am

    @ Bunk X:
    I haven’t been following politics for a long time (late bloomer).
    But, there seems to be a lot of people that i never heard before express dissatisfied with the Republican Old Guards and wanting a third party to enter the mix.


  73. Calo
    73 | July 2, 2013 2:13 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Stalker!


  74. Calo
    74 | July 2, 2013 2:17 am

    @ Lily:
    Ahh, Lily. I’m glad things in your family are getting repaired. It puts a smile on my face, too. :smile:


  75. 75 | July 2, 2013 2:17 am

    @ Calo:
    Add me to the mix. GOP is going down in 2016. When the RUSSIANS are openly publishing warnings about the parade that Obama is fronting IN PRAVDA welcome to socialism.


  76. 76 | July 2, 2013 2:22 am

    @ Bunk X:
    And now there’s no butter or mayonnaise in the fridge because somebody convinced the missus that it’s bad for you. Fuck.
    I hate chicken salad sandwiches with ranch dressing. All I want is toast.


  77. lobo91
    77 | July 2, 2013 2:24 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    Why do those who insist on putting a Coexist bumper stickers on their car don’t drive pick up trucks?

    I once saw a Range Rover with a “No blood for oil” bumper sticker on it.


  78. Calo
    78 | July 2, 2013 2:25 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Example A posted by HuckFunn rings a bell to the absurdity occuring in Washington


  79. Calo
    79 | July 2, 2013 2:28 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Yum, toast, peanut butter, coke bottle, bucket full of yellow stuff.


  80. 80 | July 2, 2013 2:33 am

    @ Calo:
    That’s all I want.


  81. 81 | July 2, 2013 2:34 am

    @ Bunk X:
    And a big vat of anti-freeze below me. ;)


  82. Calo
    82 | July 2, 2013 2:40 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Night Bunk, and I leave this for the <a href="@ Bunk X: Night Bunk.@ Bunk X: “>Missus.


  83. Calo
    83 | July 2, 2013 2:42 am

    Try again.


  84. BatGuano
    84 | July 2, 2013 4:25 am

    OT: Student loan rates need to double. Also the feds should not be in the student loan business.If a private lender wants to loan money to a sociology major who might never graduate that is just a bad business decision.


  85. Guggi
    85 | July 2, 2013 7:06 am

    @ BatGuano:

    scholarships/awards, working or help from parents, this should be the right way.


  86. 86 | July 2, 2013 7:55 am

    @ Guggi:

    Pretty much regardless of major.

    God, when will Uncle Sam start basing your loan rate on your major. Lower for things like ethnic studies, higher for those eeeeevil business majors.


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