Lions are nature’s assholes


When I first saw this I was all “Yeah lion, we get it.  You’re too good to walk” because this is exactly the kind of asshole move a lion would make but it turns out it’s some sort of bizarre circus act celebrating the 59th anniversary of Chinese communism because apparently China thinks lions aren’t dangerous enough.  For their 60th anniversary they’re going to put a griffin with chainsaw hands on a motorcycle.  I assume.  Good work, China.  What happens when the lion escapes from the circus and kills all your zebras?  Because you know the zebras would be standing there all “Hey, that sounds like a horse but what the fuck is on his bac-OHMYGODHEJUSTATEHAROLD.”  It’d basically be like the horsemen of the apocolypse but for zebras.

Update:  So apparently China doesn’t even have zebras and is forced to paint zebra stripes on ponies, probably because all their real zebras were eaten by horseback-riding lions.  I think the lesson here is that communism kills zebras and that griffins should be illegal.

Updated again:  Well apparently Griffins don’t need to be banned because they don’t actually exist.  So God only knows what the Chinese will come up with instead.  If I had to guess though I’d say it’ll probaby be a giant squid holding a flamethrower while riding a carousel.  Or an enormous ball of cobras tied to the top of a bus that will explode if it gets below 60 mph. 

I would totally pay to see that.

Comment of the day: So they paint their zebras, and they expect us to believe the pandas came like that?  They probably stopped breeding after being traumatised by lions ball sacks. ~ Stare Bear

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  1. …and the horse is thinking..”they don’t pay me enough for this shit”….

  2. China needs to concentrate less on this shit and more on regulating human rights, baby formula, horses (lead paint, anyone?) and implementing other safeguards to protect their people and all us asshats who keep buying their dangerous shit.
    Whoa. Where did that come from?

  3. Can I put in a request for Yo Ming, a midget…er..dwarf…er…little person to be included in next year’s celebration?

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  4. and yes, that lion has an enormous ballsack.

  5. You’re starting to sound a lot like the guy (or woman) over at Which isn’t that surprising, since I always thought he (or she) sounded a little like you.

  6. So how’s that book coming along?! haha 🙂 And wow the only ballsack I’ve seen bigger than that is on my husb…oh nevermind.

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  7. Wait, they seriously let lions ride horseback on… well, horses? What kind of cruel and unusual punishment is that? No, no, not to the horse. To the lion. I mean, fuck… I would be severely pissed if someone made me ride a burger around a ring and told me I couldn’t eat it.

  8. So they paint their zebras, and they expect us to believe the pandas came like that?
    They probably stopped breeding after beeing traumatised by lions ball sacks.

  9. LOVE that stripes painted on horse video! I lived in China for a couple years and that is just the kind of thing certain people are always trying to pull over there. I never ate better, though, and I met so many people I’ll be proud to call friends for life.

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  10. I’m sorry, but anyone can plainly see that lion is riding with intent. He is so whispering sweet nothings into the horse’s ear!

    He’s like ‘come on baby! I can cure your headache honest. It’s not as bad as the giraffe said…’

    Just imagine the kids! I new China was looking for something to make them famous.

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  11. I’m still trying to calculate the ratio between the lion’s balls and paw size. I mean, do you think the giant balls are in scale with the paws, or in fact, a little on the small side? This concerns me. I mean, they’re HUGE as far as balls go, but those paws are also ENORMOUS.

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  12. I nearly peed my pants laughing at the “OHMYGODHEJUSTATEHAROLD” part. Then again, since becoming a Mom, peeing my pants isn’t the humiliating event it would have been when I was younger.

    Aaaaand that’s TMI… anyway, loved the post!!

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  13. Happy National Day day.

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  14. and now I can’t stop looking at the lions ballsack thanks to Karen.

    And I was all ‘WTF is a griffin, is it something from Harry Potter or YouTube or something and why hasn’t anyone told me?’ but I see that they are not real.

    I totally get all my edumacation from you Jenny. Will you homeschool my kids?

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  15. I wonder what the ‘command’ for ‘jump’ would be in Chinese? I’m certainly impressed that lion’s understand Chinese. I wonder if they prefer Mandarin or Cantonese?
    Hoping you have a splendiferous 2009

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  16. That poor horse is about to crap in his britches. That’s just soooo wrong.

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  17. And that’s why Communism has failed as a way of government. No ZEBRAS.

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  18. The best part is we are selling our country to the Chinese hand over fucking fist so that we don’t have to force those asshole bazillionaires to return their bonuses. So, pretty soon we will forcing our horses to give rides to lions and other anti-American activities.

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  19. I have a cousin named Griffin, and he once rode a motorcycle while wielding a chainsaw.

    I’m pretty sure no harm came of it, though.

  20. China has proved to us with the earthquake and the Olympics and the whole melamine thing (what, you mean it’s NOT milk protein? Who knew?) that they are a weird country.

    The whole “the individual doesn’t matter as long as the machine keeps running” thing this year has kind of proven what I’ve long suspected: China is the Borg, waiting till we fall asleep on the bridge of life, (probably after being hypnotized by flamethrowing squids) so they can board and assimilate us.

    (And that last bit sounds a lot nastier in writing than it did in my head. I think maybe that’s caused by my subconscious mind screaming “Don’t make eye contact with the squid!!”)

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  21. I bet that zebra-painting guy could come up with a griffin if you slipped him a few bucks (probably involving a chicken, a cat and a bunch of duct tape).

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  22. It’s so bizarre…I don’t even know what to say.

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  23. Is that horse wearing jingle bells? Ummm, that kinda ruins the whole thing.

    Who can take a lion seriously if the horse he is oppressing is wearing bells?

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  24. 24
    Just A. Reader

    This blog is so freakin’ educational. China hates horses. A bunch of cobras have the combined acting ability of Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. And knives are dangerous ( Who knew?

  25. 25
    Just A. Reader

    Damn. I always forget which blogs make URLs clickable and which don’t. Here. Click here.

  26. Shouldn’t there be TWO lions? You know, with one wearing a halo and one having little horns and a pitchfork?

    Obviously something got lost in the translation, AGAIN. The Chinese never get it right.

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  27. and this is why China is actually one of my phobias. they’re just fuckin’ wrong somehow.

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    Hmmm… did someone get a FarSide-of-the-day calendar for Christmas?

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  29. Okay, now you have me all paranoid. Is that something from a FarSide cartoon? Because I haven’t read the Far Side in years but that does totally sound like something from it. Now I’m going to get sued. Awesome.

  30. did you see the set on that lion?

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  31. China has sunk to new lows with this one, boy howdy. Putting a lion on a moving horse without any protective gear? He needs a hat. And a jock strap. Holy hell, it’s terrifying to think of how injured this poor fellow could get if he fell off that horse.

    I just spent way too much time photoshopping protective gear on this doomed lion, plus a big gawdy pink bow — popular in South Carolina for some obscene reason — just to add some levity, because this situation desperately needs levity. See the update here.

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  32. Jenny, it reminded me more of “Pearls Before Swine,” but if that Pastis comes for you, just tell him that you’ll stop using his copywritten material as soon as he starts spelling “a lot” correctly.

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  33. I wish I knew if the fear in that horse’s eyes was the result of the lion’s gaping mouth up in his face or that bad ass set of lion balls acting like a whip.

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  34. Yes he exits. Griffin is the son of Ryan O’neal and Farah Fawcett.

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  35. It is posts like this one that make me despair of every having anything good enough to post on my own blog.

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  36. Ride a horse save a cowboy lion.

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  37. ooops, I TRIED to use html to cross out “cowboy” but it didn’t work. 🙁

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  38. I wonder if that horse is giving him a ride to the melamine trough?

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  39. I assume you’ve seen the Fuck You, Penguin blog… this would be perfect for it! Fucking Lazy-Ass Lion! You’ve got four fucking legs of your own and you still insist on a goddamn horse to cart your sorry bloated balls around?!? Fuck you, Lion. You suck.

  40. Holy crap! I’m so glad I’m not the first one to mention the testies on that sucker.

    Btw, saw your comment on my page and I was like “Thats freaking AWESOME” and nearly pissed myself.

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  41. Griffins may not exist, but ligers are very real.

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  42. I’d be a bit scared if I was that horse. You never know when you may be teabagged by a giant friggin’ lion.

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  43. I can haz ball of cobras now, please?

  44. yeah but I love assholes

    but giant squids…. i can’t even bring myself to eat squid

    and you need to see this:

    the part about the local vicar has me confused

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  45. I’m just surprised that the lion isn’t wearing a top hat. That would have made this whole thing so much cooler.

  46. Why doesn’t the lion have a saddle? Don’t they teach them to ride properly in China?

    Or is it because of his jinormous sack? Thanks to all that mentioned it.. Now it’s all I can look at. Here kitty kitty!

  47. There should be a ceremony for Harold. Another silent victim in the name of science.

  48. That lion is going to have some sore bits after a long journey. Teach him to walk in the future.

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  49. Or an enormous ball of cobras tied to the top of a bus that will explode if it gets below 60 mph.

    I would totally pay to see that.

    I second the motion! That would rock!

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  50. I think the cobra’s should be tied to Keanu Reeves instead, because if he blew up I think the world would be a better place. At the very least, I wouldn’t have to watch his crap movies anymore.

  51. Where the hell do you find these pictures?

    And, yes. I too was too busy looking at the balls on that lion….

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  52. You forgot the part about where they pay a dumbass to do nothing but stand in the ring and whip them to go FASTER. No shit. Where the fuck’s PETA when you need ’em man? Too busy writing letters to Ben & Jerry’s urging them to use human breastmilk (instead of cow’s milk) in their ice cream while China fucks with their zoo animals like theyre stuffed playthings.


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  53. I once saw a cat riding on a dogs back–but it wasn’t near as funny as this stuff…

    PS Happy Birthday!!

  54. We The Chinese republic rebuff these statements. The only thing we find remotely worth while of your American complaints is the issue of pre pubescent teenagers against your post pubescent teenagers in the Olympic Games.

    -Sincerely, The Chinese Republic

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  55. “…a giant squid holding a flamethrower while riding a carousel.”

    Make that *2″ flamethrowers.


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  56. “Or an enormous ball of cobras tied to the top of a bus that will explode if it gets below 60 mph.”

    Or, better yet, riding Amtrak.

    M*th*f*ck*n snakes on the train.


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  57. I laughed so hard at this post I had a coughing fit and nearly died. So yeah, your new strapline could be: “Jenny the Bloggess- you’ll die laughing!”
    Happy birthday, Jenny!

  58. First of all, Happy Birthday!

    Second, I can almost see the blood coming out of the poor horses shoulders from where Ballsy McLion’s front paws are gripping it.

    Lions really are nature’s assholes.

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  59. I can’t believe they got that poor horse to actually run without freaking the fuck out. He should get a circus medal or something for that. I would totally lose my shit if there was a lion on my back.

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  60. Yeah, I couldn’t even pay attention after I saw the ball sack.

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  61. Dying here I am laughing so freakin’ hard.

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  62. I’m so glad I read that post and now know so much more about China.

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  63. Say what you will about the lion, but at least he was considerate enough not to get in a position where his giant Communistic balls weren’t molesting the horse.

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  64. That lion’s balls would be way more awesome in a jar than your cat’s ovaries.

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    The Original Lisa

    Maybe it was the lion’s birthday and he wanted pony rides at his party.

  66. Hmm, it’s China. Go figure.

    Happy Birthday, by the way.

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  67. I never knew what a griffin was until my cousin decided to name her baby Griffin so I looked it up, and then I was all, “WTF? I thought you were going to name him Norman?”

  68. Reading your blog makes me feel inadequate as a funny person. So thanks for that.

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  69. Bwa! Ha ha ahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!

    “OMYGODHEJUSTATEHAROLD!” I just snorted.

  70. Zebra-striped painted ponies scare me almost as much as mimes.

    Just sayin’

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  71. Holy shit, dude. Could you be any funnier? I freakin’ love you.

  72. Don’t get me started on China and animal welfare…. Or on circuses….. But, I will say that Giant Squids are, indeed, terrifying!

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  73. That horse is so going to be that lion’s bitch.

  74. That picture is so crazy. At first, I thought it was some kind of bizarre mating ritual.

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  75. I think you’re reading it all wrong. That horse looks pretty calm to me – almost happy. And that lion looks like he’s whispering sweet nothings in her ear. Maybe the message to start melting the pot, if you know what I mean!

  76. I like Mr. Farty’s comment (#57). I have another possible suggestion:

    The Bloggess: Bigger Balls Than A Lion.

    (Because, you know…have you READ some of your own posts?)

    And also? I’m so disturbed by the photo in this post. I’ve had an eye twitch for a day now. Hence my delay commenting. HALF BLIND.

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  77. Blimey. How did they get the horse to do that? I bet they’re holding its family hostage or something. Scary. 😀

  78. I hope the lion used lube. Poor horse.

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  79. Lihorturducken, the traditional feast on National… Day.

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  80. If you bothered to check your fan base on Facebook you’d know that my maiden name is Griffin.

    I am so damned offended right now. Soooooooo damned offended. Yes, ma’am.

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  81. And I thought my job sucked. Poor horsey.

    Where the hell is PETA when you ACTUALLY need them?

  82. I so tried the tin foil thing. It works!

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  83. […] For example: When I first saw this I was all ”Yeah lion, we get it. You’re too good to walk” because this is exactly the kind of asshole move a lion would make but it turns out it’s some sort of bizarre circus act celebrating the 59th anniversary of Chinese communism because apparently China thinks lions aren’t dangerous enough. For their 60th anniversary they’re going to put a griffin with chainsaw hands on a motorcycle. I assume. Good work, China. What happens when the lion escapes from the circus and kills all your zebras? Because you know the zebras would be standing there all “Hey, that sounds like a horse but what the fuck is on his bac-OHMYGODHEJUSTATEHAROLD.” It’d basically be like the horsemen of the apocolypse but for zebras. […]

  84. Great, just what we need, lions on horses. I’ll start getting REAL nervous when we start seeing sharks with lasers.
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  85. It’s really disturbing seeing a lion try to mount a horse. Kinda disturbing like a sperm whale being masturbated by a fake cow’s vagina.

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