Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Four Engines Burning Over the USA

All this fuss about a guy in the Netherlands who turned his dead cat into a four-rotor helicopter. He is merely following a time-honoured Dutch tradition, as was revealed at Riddled nearly a year ago. But do we get any credit? DWBR.


Here a Dutch couple from about 1477 are so devoted to their pet carnithopter that they skin it and use its hide as a hang-glider.


When the Dutch have no pets to use in aeronautical taxidermy, they are known to steal the heads of dead intellectuals and hollow them out as small hot-air balloons. It is a strange and barbaric culture.

UPDATED with bonus skin-kites stolen from Jim Lloyd.

10 comments:

fish said...

Old story. An acquaintance of mine built an ornithopter out of frogs legs many years ago. Although it never actually flew across the Charles River as implied by the article. He did cook and eat the legs afterwards (they were quite tasty as they used a honey ringer's solution to promote muscle contraction). He said he was the first person ever to eat flied fried frogs' legs.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I see Dutch men were more modest than the ladies back then.
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vacuumslayer said...

This starting to get out of control.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My hovercat is full of eels.
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fish said...

Also Screaming Blue Messiahs.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He is merely following a time-honoured Dutch tradition, as was revealed at Riddled nearly a year ago.

So it really was IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROPHECY.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

There is a lot of blowing going on in this illustration, is all I'm saying.
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alison said...

Why is the man in a loincloth when the lady Has Got No Clothes On????

mikey said...

It's worse than that, Allison. I think he's wearing hipster swim trunks from Exit or some damn thing...

Smut Clyde said...

Why is the man in a loincloth when the lady Has Got No Clothes On????

Answer to that question lies in the half-legible letters in the bottom left of the image.