Surprised by bear

January 22, 2013 • 11:19 am

I simply had to post this; I had no choice. (Of course that’s true of everything!)

The YouTube notes say this:

Check out what happened to this crew on a photoshoot for the EcoBubble washing machine. They were near Manning Park, BC.

This reminds me of an old Spike Jones ditty:

The polar bear sleeps in his little bear skin;
He sleeps very well, I am told.
Last night I slept in my little bare skin,
And I caught one hell of a cold!

h/t: docatheist

24 thoughts on “Surprised by bear

  1. Baby Polar Bear : Mum I have question…
    Mommy Polar Bear : Yes…
    Baby : Am I a real polar bear?
    Mommy : Yes, you’re a real polar bear.
    Baby : Are you sure?
    Mommy : Yes, I’m sure.
    Baby : Really sure?
    Mommy : Look, I’m a polar bear, your father is a polar bear, and you’re a polar bear

    Baby : But …
    Mommy : Enough! Go bother your father.
    Baby : Dad …
    Father : Yes son?
    Baby : Am I a real polar bear?
    Father : Yes, you’re a real polar bear. Why are you asking?
    Baby : Because I’m fucking freezing!

    1. Well, if you’re going to bring up biele medvedev (I don’t have Cyrillic or Admin rights on this machine ; it’s an attempt at the Russian for “white bear”, i.e. Ursus maritimus), then I’ll steal a march on something that is bound to be quoted ad nauseam in April :
      Have you got any news of the iceberg?

  2. Woolly Darwin on a honey lick!

    If bears transmogrify, I guess we will see polar bears go solar bears any year now.

  3. We live just down the road a-piece from Manning Park and I got sucked in until the “bear” started to disrobe – I should have known that even grizzlies hibernate, but I kinda forgot.

  4. I don’t mind the ad — it’s the stupid ditty that bothers me. How does a scientist think it’s cute to perpetuate such a myth? That one “catches a cold” by sleeping naked? What cold virus hides in bedclothes anyway?

    1. @Linda K HERE’S a short Youtube video of Spike Jones’ rendition of Liebestraum by Liszt including the offensive non-scientific lyric you highlight

      Warning. Close your ears to the additional “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” & “By Jove” sections of the lyrics as they don’t square with our current understanding of reality

    1. Everything? There are no rules for how much clothing a Polar needs to wear.

      In terms of global warming? Maybe a couple of degrees Centigrade.

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