To Bleat or Not to Bleat?


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Ann Carlson’s Doggie Hamlet, thanks to a generous grant of $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.




26 Comments on To Bleat or Not to Bleat?

  1. Ah, the “Liberal” Arts… Presenting the classic “When Men Were Men and Sheep Ran Scared”

    Hopefully taxpayers can get a refund in the first 100 days.

  2. “Is this a dagger I see before me…?”

    (Now in order to truly appreciate the beauty of this pun, you must be familiar with the term “to dag a hogget”. If you don’t know, the following excerpt from Errol Flynn’s biography will explain exactly what this procedure is:

    “Flynn also worked for a while on a sheep ranch in Australia, where he describes this astonishing technique for castration:

    ‘I was the newest man and had to begin at the bottom — the bottom of the sheep itself — literally. I was one of four men in a line, an assembly belt for sheep shearing. The first man took the young hogget, as a young lamb was called, and he had to “dag” him; that is, he must get rid of the bluebottle flies and all the accumulated excreta around the tail. This he did by holding the sheep in his left hand, and his right hand went in and “dagged” the sheep. He grabbed a handful of the sheep’s [excrement], tossed it aside, and passed the sheep on to the man next to him.

    The next man was me.

    All I had to do was stick my face into this gruesome mess and bite off the young sheep’s testicles. Dag a hogget.'”

    See what I mean?

    BTW, sorry for the graphic description, but there’s not really any other way to describe the procedure. And you thought your job sucked.)


  3. Along with every other man, woman, and child in the US, I figure my share of what was paid for this was about 1/100th of a cent.

    I was robbed.

  4. These freaken rejects could have filmed this with an I Phone and posted it on YouTube for free. These people are really smart conservatives or in a group that should be stripped of their voting rights.

  5. Any ‘art’ that must be ‘interpreted’ is no better than a joke that must be explained – it ain’t art and it ain’t funny. These actors are certainly to blame for this total crap but they’re not the only ones who deserve punishment – the ones who awarded them taxpayer money should be made to Dag a hogget. On the actors.

  6. @TWP. Those 1/100 cents ad up especially when they are doled out to millions of wankers every year.
    As the man said, a million here, a million there, pretty soon you’re talkin’ about real money.

  7. we have to learn how to play these liberal groups against one another.

    we need to get the liberals on board with equating that for every one dollar spent on nea, it’s one less dollar available for abortion and muslim resettlement.

    get them fighting amongst themselves and maybe they won’t have time to attack our civilization.

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