Honk if this seems strange…

October 2, 2011

Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down

Blog Guy, how’s come you’re playing a Doors album really loud? What’s up with that?

Oh, I think it’s that war in Libya. It’s getting weirder and weirder, and starting to remind me of tracks off that “Strange Days” album.

In this top photo, for instance, you can see an anti-Gaddafi fighter walking his ostrich.

That does look a little bit odd, but troops in war often have a mascot.

According to the photo caption, they’re going to eat it. Over here on the right, we see an anti-Gaddafi fighter advancing toward Sirte.

What’s that thing he’s got on?

The caption says he’s wearing a tiger mask. Doesn’t say why.

Gosh, it all does seem kind of surreal, now that you mention it.

Whoa! Did you see that intense flash, Blog Guy? Somebody just shot off a big fricking rocket-propelled grenade!

Yeah, that would be that guy on the crutches over there.

So, you suppose that poor ostrich knows he’s going to be eaten, or do you think they have some way of pretending it isn’t happening?

What? How could an ostrich possibly ignore something like that. I mean, he’s standing there in the sand, he’s got to see it coming.

I guess you’re right, Blog Guy. You can go back to “Strange Days” now.

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Top: An anti-Gaddafi fighter walks with an ostrich, meant to be eaten, in a field camp near Sirte, September 25, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Right: An anti-Gaddafi fighter wears a tiger mask as he advances towards Sirte, September 26, 2011. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

Left: A rebel on crutches fires a rocket propelled grenade while fighting on the front line in Sirte September 24, 2011 REUTERS/Anis Mili

Bottom right: “Strange Days” cover

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BG – shame on you! If you don’t walk your ostrich, how can he get proper exercise??? As far as eating ostrich, check out those drumsticks!

maybe that second guy is a big Charlie Sheen fan?

are you sure that last guy didn’t spontaneously combust? I’m scared…hold me?

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

The Mystery of Libya’s Disappearing Zoo has been solved! Thanks, BG.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Thanks for explaining the third photo. I thought he was out walking his porcupine when it decided to spontaneously combust.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

That’s NOT a real ostrich, look at the eye. That’s a Gaddafi fighter in full battle armor infiltrating the enemy- sheesh!
That 2nd photo IS Charlie Sheen.

Posted by kenpodon | Report as abusive

Ok hold on..let me get in to my awesome 2001 Pontiac Trans Am here…305 bada** American horses built in Canada…..start this baby up…

HOOOOOOONK!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I thought maybe the guy on crutches was shooting the RPG at the ostrich. Hey, stranger things have happened, but if you really want to break on through, then an RPG may be the right tool. I mean, people are strange and everything, but if you really want to light my fire, you have to love me two times and stay with me to the end.

Right, enough of that. Sorry, it’s a Monday morning, and Summer’s almost gone….

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Politics don’t interest me.

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Those are not crutches, that is an anti-recoil system developed by the Libyans to counter the recoiling effect of shooting an RPG. You can also use them as a camera tripod during peace-time.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

hey Dave…didn’t you say to wake you up when September ends? Summer has come and passed. The innocent can never last. ;)

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

It looks like the man is firing the rocket-propelled granade over his shoulder and that the photographer is standing in the line of fire.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive