Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 07:40 pm
http://www.dianamiller.me.uk/lib/images/thumbs/hamster_jake_w273h390.jpg
The Hamsters that say: "Ni!!!"
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 07:59 pm
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/yng_joe/lol-Catz/jurassic-park-hamster.jpg
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 12:30 am
http://myspace-897.vo.llnwd.net/00494/79/87/494447897_l.jpg
Hamster Death Grip
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 12:34 am
@Mr Stillwater,
Stillwater, you cad, this is wearing on me. I may be forced to get a hamster.

Will try to avoid it.

Do you have personal hamster experience?
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 12:46 am
@ossobuco,
Quote:
Do you have personal hamster experience?


Christ, no. I have daughters. Just trying to boost the HQ (Hamster Quotient) here at A2K. Y'gotta admit - they are rather cute, but I'd draw the line at bringing one home.

Case in point: My neice was given two guinea pigs. They had names like Betty and Veronica. Tho they were young, they did get rather *fat*. And then there were a lot MORE guinea pigs. I told them to change their names to Paris & Nicole. My neice (thankfully) didn't get it.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 01:47 am
@Mr Stillwater,
My only experience with hamsters, the cuties, is that my cousin's son lost one in their car on some long trip. Sad ending.

On guinea pigs, I was a lab tech in my early day, not an evil lab, and I carried one around in my lab coat pocket. I'm sure that's a no-no now. That was probably the start of my from thence lifetime allergies. Whatever, I liked them. No, I never "sacrificed" one. Their sera had anti-human immunoglobulins and was useful in those earlier immunology days (a short explanation) re collagen disease research. The guinea pigs tended to live their lifespan, far as I knew.

Of course, that was then.

HOWEVER, I once saw, back in school, a giant quonset hut full of guinea pigs at Olive View hospital, at that time mainly a tb facility. Test pigs. Weird, creepy, horrendous, every one of them cute.

TB was still a big threat back in '61. My aunt's first husband died of tb, and she'd spent years herself at a sanitorium. And that was around the time I'd just finished reading Sinclair Lewis' Arrowsmith. Still, that hut remains in my mind.


Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 02:13 am
@ossobuco,
Quote:
a giant quonset hut full of guinea pigs


Poor little buggers.... still, you know those 'scientists'. Not so impartial as they seem...

Quote:
World's Scientists Admit They Just Don't Like Mice

Quote:
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND"Nearly 700 scientists representing 27 countries convened at the University of Zurich Monday to formally announce that their experimentation on mice has been motivated not by a desire to advance human knowledge, but out of sheer distaste for the furry little rodents.

"As a man of science, I deal with facts, and the fact is that mice are gross," said Dr. Douglas White, chair of the Oxford biogenetics department and lifelong mouse-hater. "They're squirmy, scurrying little vermin, and they make my skin crawl. I speak for all of my assembled colleagues when I say that the horrible little things deserve the worst we can dish out."

According to a 500-word statement, scientists hate mice for "their beady little eyes," "their repulsive tails," and "the annoying little squeaking sounds they make."

http://www.theonion.com/content/files/images/onion_news3036.jpg
Quote:
After applauding the scientists for coming forward, anthropologist Brent Wrigley suggested that the hatred of mice may be the single most important factor in the evolution of modern science.

"Despising mice may have pushed humanity out of the Stone Age," Wrigley said. "After all, the cave habitats of early man must have been infested with the horrific little monsters. The entire history of human advancement via the scientific method may be a byproduct of the higher forebrain's natural revulsion toward the nasty critters."

Mouse-killing isn't solely the province of organic and medical scientists. Many other scientists kill mice, as well.

"As a physicist, I don't really have much cause to use mice in my regular research, which mostly requires the use of theoretical math," said Dr. Thomas Huber, author of the 1996 study Mouse Elasticity And Kinetic Rebound In High-Acceleration Collisions. "But when I have the time, I like to send them flying into walls. Even just seeing them in a cage makes me feel kind of good inside. I like knowing I'm depriving them of their freedom, even if my research doesn't provide me the opportunity to cut them open."

"I hate those little fuckers," he added.
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 02:24 am
http://www.hindu.com/2005/08/24/images/2005082406721401.jpg
Dr. Kervorkian's hamster
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 03:39 am
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/PopularScience/4-1948/med_hamster_manual.jpg
Laboratory animals? LABORATORY animals!!!! Shocked Shocked
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 04:05 am
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/funny-pictures-narcolepsy-rat.jpg
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 07:16 am
hamster orgy

http://www.cafebongo.com/hamstertales/hamster_falls.jpg
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mismi
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 07:36 am
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll309/minmei7/HAMSTERS.jpg

great pics...made me smile
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 07:38 am
@mismi,
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e100/alanbee/hamsters.jpg

did I read odorless?
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 07:39 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/funny-pictures-narcolepsy-rat.jpg



THat's a MOUSE!
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mismi
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 07:45 am
@mismi,
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u39/Linway/Hamsters/Hamstersnowavailableoverthecounter.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff308/Werewolf2Infinity/Ninja_Hamsters.jpg
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Mr Stillwater
 
  1  
Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 04:15 pm
http://www.1ofakindstuff.com/products/cch.jpg
Deliverance Hampsters
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2008 03:38 am
@Mr Stillwater,
http://www.naplesnews.com/videos/detail/hamster_races/
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caribou
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2008 07:24 am
@Mr Stillwater,
Mr Stillwater wrote:

http://www.hindu.com/2005/08/24/images/2005082406721401.jpg
Dr. Kervorkian's hamster

Wait a minute... THAT'S a Guinea Pig!
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2008 06:43 pm
@caribou,
Quote:
Wait a minute... THAT'S a Guinea Pig!


No, this is a guinea pig.....
http://www.canada-photos.com/data/media/24/caribou-road_41.jpg
It's a very common mistake....
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2008 07:00 pm
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2008/04/hal-hamster.jpg
Do not be afraid puny human.
Please to be prepared for the probe.
 

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