Wednesday, April 18, 2012


During dinner at Carmine's in St Louis this weekend, I overheard Squeaky asking someone else at the table about "pink gorillas".

*blink, blink*

It turns out that the lass has never read the Pink Gorilla story.  Well, we must rectify that.

The previous evening, Don admitted to me that he has never read the Ratel Saga.

Ye gods and little fishies.


Ratel 1; Ratel 2; Ratel 3; Ratel 4; Ratel 5; and Ratel 6.

Honestly. Kids these days.



Anonymous said...

Read 'em all, loved 'em all, the day they were published. You really need to write a book of some of these!


Old NFO said...

LOL, kids... :-)

Gopher said...

The pics of said pink suit are not loading my friend. :>)

Squeaky Wheel said...

Hearing it in person is SO MUCH BETTER.

(Also, holy crap, the reCaptcha HATES ME.)

Squeaky Wheel said...

( lied. If you look at the comments to the original story, you'll see that I did, in fact, read it. Like I said...hearing it in person is SO MUCH BETTER. And it's been four years. Don't hate me!)

agirlandhergun said...

Is there a walk of shame???

I had not read any of really are a rare breed...hilarious.

I would love to say something cleaver and witty, but I got nothing.

Diamond Mair said...

Just re-read them all {thank you for the links! ;-) }

(SIGH!) I'm so PROUD of my BlogFathers!! {You & Bayou Renaissance Man}

Semper Fi'

Auntie J said...

All of these are linked on my own blog, under the heading "Class V Beverage Alerts," along with other posts that have fickled my tancy. (I should be embarrassed to admit that I'm such an LD fangirl that I have a lot of your posts in that list.) It's my way of sharing the wealth...and keeping them handy for when I need a laugh.

The Scribbler said...

It's not kids. I definitely qualify as one of the young'uns, and I read all of those years ago. This is simply an egregious lapse on their part.

Peter said...

Lawdoggie, we're still waiting for the tale of Brigadier-Captain Azikiwe and the floating raft (that is, the one that was floating before you sank it . . . )


pdwalker said...

I enjoyed re-reading them. Great stories!

Anonymous said...

Lawdog, I found your blog about two weeks ago and for two days straight I read the entire blog since you started, YOUR STORIES ROCK!!!! I had to replace a keyboard due to moisture damage from spewing soda when reading about the pigmy story.

Radagast said...

If there is ever Breaking Bad the movie, you should be the script writer. Your stuff is just golden.

Thanks for reposting the links, I had forgotten just how fantastic those stories were.

Dave H said...

So a ratel is a honey badger? Who knew?

Anonymous said...

It seems, mayhap, that you and your brother were as bad as Sumdude and his minions..... JohninMd(help)

Mossyrock said...

Dearest Sir,

It is with high hopes and great expectations that I humbly request you to either reprint, or link to the story about the Pygmy Mongoose and the Python. As an aside, I will add my voice to the cacophony requesting that you WRITE A DANGED BOOK!!!!!!! Thank you, Kind Sir.

Your Most Humble and Gentle Servant,


Rick in NY said...

I'm still hoping to hear the whole story of the "sapper lizards."

wrm said...

Rick, check out Vicious Circle #21

And yea, Squeaky, LawDog writes well but he tells it better :-)

Don said...

Thanks, Dawg. You always bring me the best stories.

But, yeah, I don't know if it'll be the same as sitting in a pub with a Stella leaning across the table to hear Lawdog over the crowd.

Between you, OldNFO, and Matt (from Straight Forward in a Crooked World) all I did was listen to stories, and that was OK by me.

Crucis said...

'Dog, they're so good they must be recycled from time to time.

Good seein' ya in St. Louis.

Nice stick. The new one too.

Reformed Yankee said...

Bearing in mind that the search warrant was only for the garage and apartment, and not wanting to find myself in Animal Control's Bad Graces (again)

I have read the entire Ratel saga as well as the tale of the Pink Gorilla Suit multiple times and have laughed my brains out each time. However, I do not seem to recall the tale of Lawdog running afoul of Animal Control. Perchance we might hear that tale as well?

HeroHog said...

Law Dog,
Were you ever a member and poster in the Sociedad Largo Group? Your writing is VERY familiar!
RIP Ben Sansing

Anonymous said...

Seriously, where is that book of stories - especially the Africa stuff? One instant sale here.

Anonymous said...

Shit..I love your webpage..
I share it to everyone..
They all love it
The police here are now diehard fans.
You are Evil! Evil I say!


Anonymous said...

I add my voice to the cacophony..
Find larry correi and and john ringo...
with you too.
yip yip!

Jennifer said...

I had read the, but thoroughly enjoyed the reread.

Scott said...

Man, that was killer archive binge, Lawdog... I'm still not caught back up to reality!

Anonymous said...

One might begrudge the young for their lack of cultural initiation, but there is another way to consider the situation:

Motomom said...

You know, the Ratel series would make a truly awesome graphic novel. Look - it's already written. Now you need to find an artist and a letterer...a letterist...a person who does the words.

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