Dave: While his friends were out studying and playing, Carl was out in the woods drawing pictures of animals in his own blood.
Gareth: Um, hey, question in the back?
As Dave said, Carl was fascinated by nature, almost obsessively. Know who else was obsessed about nature and animals and how animals died in his boyhood?
Seriously. His dad tells a story about his cleaning up the roadkill on their street, and taking a young Jeffrey along with him on this chore. Jeffrey enjoyed playing with the bones, often for a great deal of time after the chore was completed.
Hey, and you know who else had a dead sibling, an absent father, a strange, mentally ill mother, and who was a son obsessed with taxidermy?
And, answering the what the hell is gunite/shotcrete question? Yes, so, there’s that. Right-o.
“J. T., Jr.”: The Biography of an African Monkey * Delia J. Akeley
Who here thinks Delia’s weird promise to never, ever punish the monkey went further then that? I’m thinking J. T. tore up more than Delia’s curtains, amirite? Ball, ball, diamond, ball!
Since Carl Hugh Glassed that leopard, he gets a theme song, vaguely suggested by a comment Dave made and the fact that I was a 1970’s baby and it changed me. Grab a beer, put your feet up, pretend you are driving in the Impala with Sam and Dean, and let’s do this. Remember, driver chooses the music and shotgun shuts his cakehole. Are you driving? Not today, baby.
Band names from this episode:
- Bird on a Hat
- The Tusk Zone