Aww Beatrix toe bean fest! And yes she has a very good point. Why didn’t anyone think to ask her to find out what a blizzard was?
So many toebeans!!!!
Think fast, boys! (Hint: the correct answer is “Because we’re very silly – we’re also very sorry, Beatrix. Please share some things you know about blizzards from your thorough research.”)
Still love Bea’s tiny kitten tail! She looks so miffed in panel 3, how dare the boys forget her role!
Salty is slang for annoyed now? Sigh. Why even try to keep track?
I think someone here asked that very question.
It was suggested by some readers that they consult with Beatrix.
How could they ask her if the power was off?
Am I counting right? Does Bea have 8 or 9 jelly beans on each foot? Wow that would be a cuteness overload!
Her integrity has been assalted!
(… chuckle …) Bea’s bonus toe beans must’ve come in handy when she made those paper snowflakes! :D
If the power was gone, how did you manage to broadcast your channel’s shows?
In the last panel it looks as if Bea has a thumb and forefinger.
(ignores Beatrix’s saltiness in favor of fawning over polydactyl toe beans)
When you’re the youngest, you must learn to speak up, loudly!
Speaking of slang, one that I’m aware of but don’t know the origin of: Is that a mike drop in the last panel?
What is Natasha holding in the second panel?
Blizzards For Dummies
Great Blizzards Of History
Blizzards: Fact Or Fiction?
How To Survive A Blizzard In 10 Easy Steps
At least Burt is up on current slang. Thank you, AV cat!
Beatrix ManyPaws, and her polydactyl squishy beans are so adorable.
Kitten cuteness overload alert!
Lupin Likes Popcorn!
Come here Beatrix and let me cuddle you out of your saltiness.
You tell them, Beatrix!
There’s salt of the earth, and salty dog (which I’ve heard said as just salty and applied to other professions), but now there’s JUST salty? Why can’t they make up their own words? That way, I’ll KNOW when I’m confused, instead of being confused about confused!
Because, the Man and Woman were too busy freaking out over milk and bread and the cats were joining in, on the freak out! Now you can debunk the, Wizard Lizard Blizzard, conspiracy theory!
I know a lot of us were wondering the same thing, Beatrix!
day four of fever
One of the Orb suggested asking Bea what a Blizzard was, as I recall.
My daughter says the term for news or information is “Tea.” E.g. “Here’s the tea on their relationship.”
And trying to sign back on here I got this message – “This website is under heavy load (queue full)We’re sorry, too many people are accessing this website at the same time. We’re working on this problem. Please try again later.”
Beatrix cuteness is breaking the Internet! Bwahahaha!
Beatrix has seven toes? Has that always been the case?
‘Cause you’re “just a girl!” ’Member? They are the repositories of all knowledge, great and small.
The saltiness is strong with this one.
Maybe Beatrix should have hopped on Trevor and got a ride over to the BPH, with of course, some books.
Yeah, I wonder why they didn’t ask Bea.
Here’s one from way back: Nat King Cole’s You’re the Cream in My Coffee
Bea brings the tea* to the newsroom
Always sharp and with it
Bea is always so on point*
She is really quite lit!
Guys, try not to be basic,*
You can all be the goat*
Just remember your orb friends,
Then you can all be woke!*
The blizzard was ginormous*
But it all worked out for us
The storyline was so sick*
It really was so was epic*
Modern day translation of slang:
goat-greatest of all time
I’m surprised she just didn’t jump into the discussion. I was wondering where she was. ☺
Very nice to see you and hear from you, Beatrix!
Don’t know much about blizzards – see
Don’t know much slang – who/what’s salty?
Don’t know much about snowstorms – forsooth
Don’t know much about lizards, in truth
But we do know that we can always ask you
And we know that you’ll tell us, too
What a wonderful world with our Bea!
[very loosely based on a beautiful, on fleek old song]
That’s one serious catchers mitt
Yeah, we were all wondering that ourselves…
I expect Baba could have told them also. Guys! They can’t just ask, especially a girl!
Salty, but lots of adorable toe beans!
If Burt kept CN going through the blizzard, I wanna see that back-up generator! :)
Beatrix, here’s a bit of good advice from the father of a highly accomplished daughter. Don’t wait to be asked. Provide the group with needed information in a clear strong voice. Some will not listen. Those who do will be become valued colleagues.
Loving those beautiful and plentiful Beatrix toe beans!!
The boys won’t ask for directions either. So there!!!
OT: “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
- Abe Lincoln, whose 211th birthday is today.
The salty discussion drove me to google. Salty recently came to mean annoyed but there’s a centuries old usage. It began with salty in cooking and then slipped into the salty sea . In the 1800’s it referred to sailors (as in Old Salt) and that led to referring to sailor’s swearing. So it stayed with referring to anger “salty language” and then I think it dropped out of sight only to reemerge as the milder annoyed or irritated.
If you haven’t already done so, check out today’s Snow Sez, it is beautiful.
Wow, that kitty has a lot of fingers!
OT: GETTING CRAFTY
For all you yarn-slinging Orbsters, here’s a crocheted Buzzy Mouse & BCN microphone!
Welcome to Lost Penny Day. Will anyone even notice? Does anyone actually use pennies any more? A penny is now worth ~1/7 th of it’s value in 1968, ~1/9 th of its value in 1956. I’d need a dime to buy the piece of penny candy I bought in 1956—and that piece of candy has also gotten smaller. Does anyone care if they lose a penny?
On the other hand …
When I was in high school, circa 1968, it was the fashion among certain groups of that age to throw pennies at someone as a sign of contempt, especially for those of the “nerd” and “geek” persuasion. Picking them up confirmed that contempt. I knew a fellow who always picked them up, every one of them, while enduring the jeers of the throwing cretins.
He paid for his first year college textbooks with that money, and they were nearly as outrageous in price then as they are now. (No, it wasn’t me. I was a very strange being in high school: both “jock” and “geek.” I never threw pennies at anyone.)
It is also Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. He was one of the best Presidents the US has ever had, and a bare-knuckle politician who would make all of our recent crops of those noxious, weedy characters weep with shame and frustration—as he sometimes did in his own time.
…they don’t even make pennies anymore here in Canada, however, if i see any coins on the ground, I always pick them up. We didn’t have much money when I was a kid – as a result, to me it seems almost criminal to leave any money just laying on the ground…
Just yeet the older kitties out of there or nope out, yourself, With-It Kitten! (“Yeet” = throw someone out violently, “Nope”= you realize that the place you are going is dangerous/scary, you then say, “Nope, nope,” then you nope right out of there.) YouTube comment sections are very informative for us old f*rts.
Salty sailors meant cursing sailors, I thought. But I am not the resident fact checker.
MOL you tell ’em, Beatee girl!!!
Beatrix has every right to annoyed. What is the point of having a fact checker if you don’t use them.
Although, I was a huge fan of the idea that the blizzard was a high level wizard, and Puck with his pointer come walking stick.
People have more fun speculating than knowing. I recently heard a BBC radio comedy skit about how cellphone access to the Internet has ruined many a good pub argument before it could get started.
Better yet Bea, why didn’t you try to break in on the report and tell them?
I have missed Beatrix and her many toes!
My grandmother used to say it when I was about six or seven, right after WW-II. So it is at least 75 – 80 years old or more …
Miss u. Shaunnmunn! Send hugs and kitty purrs
February 26, 2016