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Options May 21, 2020: [Rebroadcast] Domestic Animals

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  Domestic Animals was originally broadcast February 21, 2019. Find the original playlist here.
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Handy Haversack:

The domestication continues.

Hi, Adriene. Greetings, Seekers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm ultradamno:

Adriene! Passengers on the sightlessseeing Bus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm ultradamno:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Going to tame it down a little this week, eh?
Avatar 6:04pm spodiodi:

hi Adrienne!
hi also: tourists, travelers, hippies, and punks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm listener james from westwood:

Ain't nobody here but us chickens!
Avatar 6:06pm spodiodi:

(and dogs)
Avatar 6:07pm βrian:

A shout-out to Felis catus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Stanley:

Handy - that Tomintoul 16 Year Old is great. Thanks very much.
(Only joking but I am coming to the end of my Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask. My 'man' will send me a photo of his selection tomorrow)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Handy Haversack:

One interesting book I worked on used the term "domesecration" and basically posited that using horses and cows for food and labor (and the land needs that entailed) were the prime driver of human violence and that the entire history of war and conquest can be connected to it. It's a big swing, but I think there's something to it.

Stanley, the price was right, and the Ardbeg was very expensive, so I did it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm ultradamno:

How people domesticated dogs is interesting but is there more on how cats domesticated people?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Carmichael:

Awesome hoomei!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm listener james from westwood:

ultradamno: I thought it was through toxoplasmosis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Handy Haversack:

The Latin name for dogs should be "garbage-loving wolves." I also like to tell Bagpipe that all the smart dogs went back in the water.
Avatar 6:15pm northguineahills:

Actually, the domestication of dogs by humans was more symbiotic then one side, Although, cats invested their presence around humans, and those w/ more docile behavior were more likely to be domesticated, humans had a part in picking individual cats w/ domesticated behavior. One way cats ingratiated themselves to humans, was to 'meow', not found in wild cats.
Avatar 6:15pm northguineahills:

wolves aren't above garbage either...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The list of domesticated animals is many and varied: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm ParUbi:

Hey everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm ultradamno:

Manipulative meow: Cats learn to vocalize a particular sound to train their human companions blogs.scientificamerican.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm ultradamno:

That One Time The Pope Banned Cats And It Caused The Black Plague historythings.com...
Avatar 6:20pm spodiodi:

Handy at 6:11, you made me think of this quote: “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
― Albert Schweitzer
Avatar 6:22pm northguineahills:

also related, since Jews didn't see cats as a sign of Statan (and that was only amongst Western Catholic Christianity in the later medieval ages), and Jews had a higher survival rate w/ the Bubonic plague, due to the cats that hunted the rats (who carried the fleas), they were scapegoated which led to pogroms...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, spod. Exactly.

I am VERY easily manipulated by the cats.
Avatar 6:28pm βrian:

I've been cat-whipped since an early age.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

X.Ray Burns would want helper monkeys on the list.
Avatar 6:31pm spodiodi:

ashcroft thought calico cats were the debil
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm ultradamno:

They really get an attitude when they get a uniform www.thephoblographer.com...
Avatar 6:31pm βrian:

Let the Calico Cat soar!
Avatar 6:32pm spodiodi:

looks like that was a big lie :( www.snopes.com...
Avatar 6:34pm spodiodi:

coronavirus: domesticated 2020
Avatar 6:35pm spodiodi:

Le Poisson Rouge, if you please
Avatar 6:35pm spodiodi:

summoning EFD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm ultradamno:

Which, if they were, you'd think they'd get at least as many references in the big book as snakes or calves

Why Aren’t Cats Mentioned In The Bible? constative.com...
Avatar 6:40pm northguineahills:

It is odd ultradmno, as cats were very common and venerated in Egypt (a major backdrop and location many times in the Bible).
Avatar 6:40pm northguineahills:

I like red fish (Le Posson Rouge was a fave club of mine in NYC).
Avatar 6:41pm βrian:

What's a three-letter word, beginning with E, for a flightless bird??
Avatar 6:42pm βrian:

Rouget is more red than poisson rouge, generally.
Avatar 6:43pm βrian:

... Egg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm ultradamno:

From the Charles Portis' novel True Grit ""I have known some horses and a good many more pigs who I believe harbored evil intent in their hearts. I will go further and say all cats are wicked, though often useful. Who has not seen Satan in their sly faces?" Some preachers will say, well, that is superstitious "claptrap." My answer is this: Preacher, go to your Bible and read Luke 8: 26-33” (a passage that refers to an exorcism in which demons are cast into a pig)
Avatar 6:49pm βrian:

Well, Mr. Charles Portis, you treat them right, and they'll treat you right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm ultradamno:

I've only seen evil in my cat when she sees another cat. She definitely thinks they're evil (or at least trying to horn in on her action)
Avatar 6:55pm spodiodi:

thanks, Adrienne!
Avatar 6:55pm spodiodi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Zetti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm ultradamno:

On the pro side cats from a literary perspective, no one beats WS Burroughs www.goodreads.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Adriene.Much better than a cruise vacation.
  Swag For Life Member 6:57pm adriene:

Thanks everyone - new show next week!
Avatar 6:57pm northguineahills:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

And thanks, skeleton operators.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm ultradamno:

Thanks A, skeletons!
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