Which Black Sabbath vocalist should I name my new hamster after?

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Hamibal Corpse

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought of the last one but then quickly realised it might be a tad insensitive

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw, Ted Cutegent! That's too cute.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

This thread reminds me that my family once named an ostrich Ozzy.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jeff is going to use all these names btw in his new screenplay for a cartoon about friendship amongst metal loving rodents called [i]My Little Ha\m/ster[i/]

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

You had an ostrich?

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

My family had ostriches, emus, and rheas because they were part of this weird pricing bubble at the start pf the early '90s. One of the many weird investments my dad has made over the years and basically broke even on.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

did this have anything to do with the ostrich burger craze of the time?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know my dad read some article in the newspaper about how much $$$ ostriches were selling for and he got dollar signs in his eyes, so that's why he got into it. None of them were for meat production. We had a bunch of incubators in our living room, and any one that lived past a year, he'd sell to other people in the same situation as him, people breeding ratites and selling them to other ratite farmers, who were then selling them to other ratite farmers. They were selling for $20k-$50k at one point. I found an article on JSTOR about the U.S. pricing bubble that says:

In summary, high expectations of ostrich productivity and overestimates of demand for ostrich products influenced prices early in the evolution of the
industry. Industry information promoting the relatively scarce ostrich as "revolutionary," due to its purported high productive efficiency and large
potential markets, likely contributed to the high initial prices. Subsequent price decreases occurred as investors gathered more information about actual
productive efficiency and the relatively slowly developing markets for ostrich products. The combination of "new industry" arguments and lack of
information provides insight into the high prices early in the industry's evolution. However, without also considering the role of speculation in the
industry's evolution, these arguments do not justify the average 1993 price of $25,523 for a mature breeding ostrich.

The effects of this for me, as a kid, was that a lot of our yard and house were taken up by ostriches and ostrich-raising stuff. It lead to a lot of good and sad childhood memories: baby ostriches dying in my hands, an ostrich kicking my pet rabbit to death, and getting to go on nice road and camping trips with my dad across the western U.S. to deliver ostriches he'd sold to people.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry to take over the cutes kvlt hamster thread, I guess I had a lot to say about ostriches (as always).

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hamster! Hamster! Hamster of puppets pulling my strings!

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cliff Furton?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Furonymous

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Furzum

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tom G. Hamstwarrior

lol, was gonna say Ham Warrior

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I ham my own best friend"

calstars, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Halford.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Winger.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Van Hamster.

Tuomas, Friday, 11 May 2012 10:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lemmy Kilhamster

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hamgus Young

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blackie Clawless (only really works if she/he has got no claws and is black)

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

ditto Stryper

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lemmy was the name of my first hamster.

Picking the little dude up tomorrow!

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are you super excited? Have you chosen the name yet?

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Trey Hamzagthoth

how's life, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ham Eternal

how's life, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pete Hamdoval

how's life, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Furzum OTM

get wolves (get bent), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am super excited! I'm still leaning towards Ozzy, despite all of the excellent suggestions.

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rod(ent) Stewart

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

No Sleep Till Hamstersmith

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

lock thread

get wolves (get bent), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I AM IRON HAM

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

:-D

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 May 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

No more hams-tears

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flying high again

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

can you name one of his poop pellets Sharon?

tell peeta my fire dress is draggin on the floor (some dude), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry for the blurriness, I'll try to grab some better pictures when he's no longer such a spaz.

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

name...??

ilxor, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

judging from the captions I'm pretty sure it's Ozzy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 June 2012 05:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

next one needs to be Geezer

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 June 2012 05:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is indeed Ozzy. He's still a little hyper, but he's settling in nicely. He enjoys climbing on the walls and ceiling of his cage.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Thursday, 14 June 2012 07:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

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