This morning I wrote a post for the Chronicle about Wolverine blow-jobs and then right after that I twittered:

You know what would be awesome? If for no reason at all we all just randomly screamed “WOLVERINES!” once today. That would be awesome.”

And then suddenly eleventy billion people tweeted back “WOLVERINES!!!!!”  And it was awesome.  So awesome, in fact, that within an hour “WOLVERINES!” had become a top trend on twitter and people were vowing to shout it on the subway.  Then Victor woke up and was all “This house looks like shit.  What have you been doing all morning?” and I’m all “I’ve orchestrated a mass Red Dawn awakening before most of America has had coffee, that’s-what-I’ve-been-doing“.  Then he gave me this look of disgust and said, “I don’t get it” and I’m all “That’s why it’s so funny.  No one gets it. It’s like when you’re at the grocery store and you suddenly yell out ‘SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!’ and everyone stops and looks at you weird, but then one person over in the cereal aisle starts laughing and yells back “KHAAAAAAN!”, and then you laugh and go back to shopping.  That’s what life is all about.”  And Victor’s all, “Yeah.  I just don’t think it’s funny” and I yelled “YOU DON’T THINK THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD RANDOMLY SCREAMING ‘WOLVERINES!’ IS FUNNY?!”  Then I thought about leaving him.  Then Hailey started screaming “WOLFAREEMS!” and I’m like “Even four year olds think this shit is funny“.  Then we went to this sandwich shop for lunch where you write down your name and order and then they call out your name when it’s ready, so I filled mine out and gave it to Victor so he could pay for it.

Then the sandwich guy was all “Uh…I’ve got a BLT here.  Uh…wolverines?” and then I laughed so hard coke shot out of my nose.  And Victor was like “What is wrong with you?”  And I’m all “WOLVERINES!!!” It was awesome.  Then we went back home and Victor left to do some work, but like 10 seconds later he stepped back inside and screamed “WOOOOOLVERIIIIIINES!!!!!” Like, so hard he was panting afterward.  And I’m all “Exactly.”

And that’s how Red Dawn saved my marriage.

Comment of the day: Speaking of Wolverine blowjobs, here is how I got introduced to the concept of furries: this friend of mine in college told me that he (my friend) was e-chatting with some dude about some innocuous, non-furry-sex thing and then said dude typed something completely insane and filthy and perverted and then followed up with “Oh, sorry, I’m getting a blowjob from a raccoon in the other chat window.” And my friend said (to me) “And the weirdest thing is that raccoons don’t even have saliva, so why would you even want a blowjob from a raccoon?”   That was more than 15 years ago, and every time I see a raccoon I still think of this. Every. Time. ~ jfruh

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  1. I am proud to be the first to raise a fist in silent solidarity….LMAO. WOLVERINES!!!!!

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  2. Wolverines forever!

    Yay for your husband getting ti at last, or trying to…I actually yelled “WOLVERINES!” in the middle of the quad at my college. It was epic.

  3. LOL glad to see you are having a great day 😉

    You are sure easy to please — or maybe you are just easy? I haven’t read any blogs about you being easy though and since you blog everything surely it means you are not easy, just easy to please.

  4. It’s probably FAR too cliche to do this right now, but there’s no other comment even worth putting…


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  5. you’re my hero right now. I am curled up in your arms bleeding on that swing set in the snow, and you are my hero.

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  6. You are just begging for comment hijaWOLVERINEScking again aren’t you?

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  7. Rock on Sister! Although I think that I will just shout “WOLFAREEMS” because it is cuter. Of course people will probably think that I am slow or something and then jsut disregard me anyway.

  8. OMG I laughed so hard I cried

  9. When are you running for president? And can I be your running mate?

  10. I totally yelled Wolverines! at the park today, and then one kid yelled it back and that’s all it took to get a park full of kids running around yelling WOLVERINES! I’m going to try it with “MOIST” tomorrow…

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  11. God you crack me up….

    That felt good.

  13. Your husband needs to find you as amusing as we all do. Immediately. Kudos to him for finally submitting to the epic wolverine cult though.

  14. OMG, I missed the Red Dawn awakening!!! Damn me and my sleep needing ways. That is hi-frickin-larious!

  15. Oh my god. This shit IS funny.

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  16. SO FUNNY!

  17. I am on the bandwagon! WOLVERINES!!! Boy, that felt empowering.

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  18. A tear came to my eye when I read the Soylent Green is people line.

    I so get you.


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  19. Oh my GOD, dude. I’d scream “WOLVERINES!!” right now too, but I am busy laughing too damn hard to articulate anything. Which means I’m probably going to pass out. Which actually works out fairly nicely, because then someone can revive me by screaming, “WOLVERINES!!!” in my face.


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    I can't read my nametag

    Okay. That’s it. Dump the current book project and get to work on your NEW book: Zombies, Xanax and WOLVERINES!!!, The Bloggess’ Guide to a Happy Marriage (Or At Least Not Killing Your Husband, Victor, Which Might Be Fun Anyway Just So You Could Enjoy the Irony of Seeing His Name Written in Blood Dripping from the Katana You Stole from His Office).

    I’d buy it just for the Soylent Green reference.

  22. If I hear anyone yell Wolverines tonight at work, I will howl.

    I would love to be a fly on the wall, er, skull, of your odd little brain. I bet it’s interesting as hell in there.

  23. Yer husband’s pretty awesome.

  24. Speaking of Wolverine blowjobs, here is how I got introduced to the concept of furries: this friend of mine in college told me that he (my friend) was e-chatting with some dude about some innocuous, non-furry-sex thing and then said dude typed something completely insane and filthy and perverted and then followed up with “Oh, sorry, I’m getting a blowjob from a raccoon in the other chat window.” And my friend said (to me) “And the weirdest thing is that raccoons don’t even have saliva, so why would you even want a blowjob from a raccoon?”

    That was more than 15 years ago, and every time I see a raccoon I still think of this. Every. Time.

  25. my husband and I will never leave each other because no one else gets us. We could hate each others guts..but we need each other to nod or laugh at our lame assness

  26. Ya know, I did the Soylent Green Is People thing the other day at work, and nobody got it. Nobody. And I work exclusively with people who have better relationships with their TVs than they do with other people. I think I need a new job. Could someone tell me which companies have people shouting “Wolverines” these days?

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  27. Haha.

    You know that “soylent green” thing in grocery store is true. It’s all true.


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  28. Yet again I think you made my day. Well, you and Victor. Victor: out of nowhere with the last-minute happy ending! Woohoo!

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  29. Hey.
    When Victor’s ready to finally come to terms that you need like a HAREM of men,
    Please consider me as a contestant.


  30. And it all started with the thought of giving a toy a blow job….

    I think this is how the women’s movement started.

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  31. WOLVERINES!!!!!!!

  32. I believe this is what Encyclopedia Dramaticat would call “winning at Internet.” Just just won The Internets.

    And we’re going at the ballet tonight, so I’m TOTALLY going to call up and reserve two tickets under “Wolverines” at will-call. I can’t pass up a chance to yell “WOLVERINES!” in the lobby at the Wortham.

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  33. And I spelled “Dramatica” wrong. I fail at Internet.

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  34. its too late to save my marriage, but i yelled out wolverines just for the heck of it. i wish i had known sooner, cause i was at a church breakfast this am, and yelling out WOLVERINES!!!!!!!! would definitely have gotten some attention…

    and the soylent green ref…priceless!! i said that at work a couple of weeks ago and everyone looked at me like i had two heads.

    ne hows…as usual, i lmao. appreciate you, jen. my day is sunnier when you post.

  35. This was awesome. I yelled wolverines. The kids didn’t get it, but my husband will when he gets home. He’s also a soylent green fan.

    As for the sandwich shop? Brilliant. May I suggest that you sign your name Wolverines in the signature box when you charge something next? Heh

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  36. I’m going out later, and I’m going to get on 1st Av (that’s the main road here in ol’ Cedar Rapis) roll down the window and scream “Wolfareems!!!” as loud as I possibly can. Loud enough to test my bladder’s holding threshold.
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  37. Awesome. I am so going to answer the phone at work like that. Wolverines!!!

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  38. The end of this story is very romantic. Your husband is a great guy.

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  39. I’m very down with this movement and anyone who is against it pretty much hates Patrick Swayze and is pro-cancer and those motherfuckers suck. WOLVERINES!!!

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  40. I’m bringing Wolverines to Western KY, baby. It’s happening.

  41. And this is why the Internet is quite possibly the greatest thing ever.

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  42. I suddenly have the urge to print up a bunch of Soylent Green labels and put them on random products at the grocery store. Except now I’ve posted that here so if I did it, I’d be so busted. But maybe this’ll inspire someone else…

  43. I always put Mrs. Wonderful or Mrs. President on the name line.

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  44. Jesus, Christ. I love you.

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  45. Haha, awesome. WOLVERINES!!

  46. I am at a loss for words. Well, not really. I just stuck my head outside and yelled Wolverines. Amazingly enough, with all that is going on, I feel much better.

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  47. Best. Idea. Ever. You fucking rock!

    One Love.

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  48. My husband looked at me all crazy when I brought home Red Dawn last year. Awesome to know I am in good company. Alas, I was woefully unaware of Soylent Green, which I have now added to our movie queue (it took me like 5 minutes to spell that right).

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  49. THIS! IS! SPARTA! Oh, wait…Damn, I’m always one step behind the trends.

  50. 1) Which Wich is awesome.
    2) I think that wolverines are even more hilarious now that I read this post.

    Melanie’s last blog post..sounds cool though

  51. I think I’ve lost the ability to talk. I thought about yelling “death to smoochy!” next time I’m in a crowded area, then I blacked out. I think the awesomeness was too much for my simple brain to handle…

    …or the unseasonably warm weather threw me off. Seriously, it’s a bit warm today for some reason.

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  52. YOu got a BLT on white bread??

    That’s just wrong!

    Oh, and wolverines exclamation point and stuff.

  53. I went out side and yelled wolverine, but it now just makes me part of the neighborhood. Like the guy across the street that stabbed himself 7 times, or the robin egg blue house where the guy stole the propane tanks that heat the icehouse and when the cops came to get him, they found out his son was making and selling meth out of the basement.

  54. I’m obviously not spending enough time on the internet, otherwise I would have heard about the Wolverines! revolution before now. I’d go yell it out the front door but I’m afraid someone would shout back, “Oh, Wolverines! is so passe. We’re all about making self-portraits out of condiments now…”.

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  55. I went on a walk with my boyfriend and dogs and shouted WOLVERINES at a couple that was walking by but they didn’t look up so I think that they were either ignoring me (BASTARDS) or they think that I was yelling at my dog named Wolverine (which would be AWESOME… but I don’t think either of them will answer to it… I’ll try, though, for you). Then one of my dogs was eating goose poop so I yelled at her and then I yelled wolverines so that she would know that all is cool and I don’t hate her (wolverines is our new “I love you”). Then we walked up a hill and turned to a lake with a bunch of ducks and shit and my boyfriend and I both held hands and screamed WOLVERINES! The ducks didn’t give a shit… I don’t think they speak English… damn migrant birds. So, all in all, you have completely changed the course of my day as I woke up with little-to-no plans involving shouting wolverines… good day.

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  56. I am so giving “wolverines!” as my name at Panera when we go for breakfast tomorrow! And when we go out for dinner or any thing else for the next few weeks, until I grow tired of that as well.

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  57. If I wasn’t having a sleepover at my house with Laura and Laurie tonight that I totally wish you were here for, I would rent Red Dawn tonight. Oh maybe I will anyway, while Laura is finishing reading Twilight!

  58. I hate wolverines, like with a passion, because I live in Buckeye country and that’s just what we do. But, I just ordered pizza and gave the name “Wolverines” and hung up before realizing they would totally spit on my pizza, because it’s a pizza place IN BUCKEYE COUNTRY, so then I had to call back and say, “I’m sending in my 10 year old to pick up that pizza and wolverines are her school mascot (lie), so please don’t hock on her pineapple pizza.

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  59. “How would you like your wich werked?”

    Where do you eat, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory?

    Tell them, this is America.

    And to yell WOLVERINES with more authority.

    (Soylent green is people? People like Guy Kawasaki, I hope.)

  60. You. Are. Awesome.

  61. New banner = pure genius

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  63. Sharp toothed animals!

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  64. oh that’s fantastic!!

    (@mariadkins @ twitter)

  65. This may be my most favorite post of yours. Ever.

  66. Ahahaha! I love it. I feel the need to leave the house to freak people out now. WOLVERINES!

  67. Man, if I could just get people in Orlando to do stuff like that…it would be great…but people here have very little personality.

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  68. I didn’t know what to write that could possibly be an appropriate response to Wolverines! But then, as I sat here and thought (as much as is possible while picturing Hugh Jackman naked), I realized this was comment #69. And *that* is enough for me.

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    I’m pretty sure that’s how you say “WOLVERINES!” in Spanish…or Russian…or maybe in Bizarro World language.

    Just doing my part to support Red Dawn weekend in a multi-cultural kinda way.


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  70. Thats great…. I can’t laugh any harder

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  71. The banner edit is awesome.

    Also, did you know that if you rearrange the letters in “WOLVERINES!” you can spell out
    “WINOS REVEL!” ….

  72. Wolverines is my safe word.

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  73. Apparently I get to go and see a rheumatologist guy. And I am pretty sure you have seen one of those.

    So in solidarity sister, when he gives me the big needle, I will scream Wolverines!

  74. Your sandwich order was for a BLT on white bread? White bread? Really?

    (Seriously . . . yay for Victor.)

  75. Not only that, you went to a “Which ‘wich” when I’m pretty sure there was a Potbelly next door. I’m not sure how many “Which ‘wiches” there are in this town, but Potbelly is vastly superior. In fact in case you were wondering, regarding sandwich chains in Houston:

    1. Jimmy Johns
    2. Earl of Sandwich
    3. Brown Bag Deli
    4. Potbelly
    5. Central Market

    You’re welcome.

  76. I think that “how would you like your wich worked?” sounds incredibly dirty.

  77. I’m so making this happen tonight. My fiance’s band has a show tonight, so there will be plenty of room for sporadic “wolverines” moments. If I’m lucky we’ll get all of downtown hooked.

  78. I asked DD (turning 4 this month) and she said that everyone yelling wolverines at one time would be “craziness.” And she then said “it would be funny” and told me “I have a bag. It’s like a bag and I can put stuff in it.”

    BTW, I had to spellcheck wolverines because the first time I spelled it wolvareens.

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  79. You either get it or you don’t. Kudos to Vincent for finally getting it, and in a big way!

    Hilarious post – thanks!

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  80. Uh, yeah, that should’ve been “Victor”. . .

  81. I’m embarassed to say this entire post has gone way over my head. Clearly I’m the only person here who has no clue what the hell you’re talking about. I sense a Google search in my immediate future. I hate being so out of the loop.

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  82. Um… why didn’t you capitalize “coke”?

    You can’t take that stuff to the grocery store with you, you know.

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    Sari Everna

    This made me laugh so very hard!

    I emailed it to may dad. All the email says is “Wolverines!!!”. I plan to call in a couple of minutes, yell “Wolverines!!!” at him (or my mom, whoever happens to pick up) and hang up.

    They’ll think I’m crazy, but that’s nothing new. After all, where do you think I got it from?

  84. This post made my day, until I got to the “WOLFAREEMS!” part. Then it made my life.

  85. It must be wonderful to have such simple needs.

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  86. I didn’t have a clue what any of you were talking about but then I googled it and then I Netflixed it so in a few days I’ll be caught up with all of you! Please don’t leave me behind again. I so want to be in the in crowd.

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  87. i love it. fucking LOVE it. that was hilarious and awesome. hahahaa. i didn’t hear anyone in my ‘hood yelling, though. i only tweeted it 😀

    little jenny, bloggess. taking over the world before coffee.

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  88. … You just can’t make this shit up.

    Thanks for the laugh, ma’am.?

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  89. Usually we scream………”Don’t Bite your friends”……..and then only the people who are forced to watch Yo Gabba Gabba laugh………but hey, apparently thats quite a few people, so it makes for a good day…………

    WOLVERINES……..Don’t bite yo’ friends!

  90. I think it’s hilarious. My husband would SO not. And wouldn’t try it out either like Victor did.

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  91. So this is weird but just today I was running with a friend and we were seriously talking about Red Dawn and Wolverines. That is freakin’ weird!

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  92. I laughed, and then I fell down and made snow angels in your “line in the sand” all
    while maniacally yelling Wolverine!

    Go Blue!

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  93. I too like to make up names for people at delis to yell at me. One time though they asked me to spell my name. I was like “I don’t know how you spell that! It’s not even my REAL name!”

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  94. I always like to yell “It’s a Cookbook!!!” but from now it’s gonna be WOLVERINES!!!!

  95. This is the most romantic story I’ve ever read. For real.

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  96. I screamed WOLVERINES! And neither my husband or daughter(16) even turned to look at me..I mean come on…I was IN the same room!
    I no longer have any shock value…that’s how fucked up they think I am, like it’s totally normal for me to just scream random shit for no reason….


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  98. I knew I read this blog for a reason. Maybe you and Wolverines can help save my marriage.

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  99. How do you even think of this stuff? I am in awe. I’m taking Wolverines to church tomorrow!

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  100. It’s Peeeooople.

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  101. One time, when I was a little kid, my dad rented Nightmare on Elm Street and I was way too little to watch it and be all, I’m badass, I can totally sleep tonight.

    Well he had rented Red Dawn too, so I stayed up and watched Red Dawn and then I totally forgot about Freddy, right?

    But I was scared shitless of Russians for the rest of my fucking life.

    And I think Russia has tons and I mean tons of Wolverines! The sexiest X-Men.

    The End.

    Fucking Russians.

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  102. Oh and PS – I was kind of nominated for best humor blog and I have like a fifth of the votes that you do.

    Now we are mortal enemies but you are more powerful than me.

    But someday I’ll turn to the dark side and you’ll regret never knowing who I was.

    Yeah. Take that!

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  103. I just changed my Facebook status to WOLVERINES!!!!!

  104. Tom suddenly no longer thinks I’m funny either. And, like you, I was pretty sure I’d have to leave him, because I’m hilarious, including my posts about anarchists and SWAT teams converging on my house due to the research I’m doing for the book, AND my “lighthearted” take on Facebook.

    But I totally get the Wolverines reference, and I’m pissed I wasn’t home yesterday to get it, because we went to a casino, and I absolutely would have yelled WOLVERINES in the casino and given about 415 old people with rolling oxygen containers heart attacks, which wouldn’t really have been funny, except it would. Come to think of it, an ambulance was rolling up to the hotel entrance as we left, so maybe someone had mobile Twitter and saw your call to action.

    I always miss all the fun.

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  105. I’m partial to ferrets, myself.


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  106. […] This woman is hilarious. And that has earned her a place on our Blogroll, which is going to be expanded and update one day […]

  107. Behold the power of the Bloggess. I live in Michigan. People have been yelling Wolverines! here for a hundred years. Maybe they knew you would come along someday…like some crazy Peabody and Sherman WABAC machine thing.

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  109. That’s the most beautiful story about shouting “Wolverines” I’ve ever read.

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  110. The Screaming Wolverines would be a great name for an all-female rock band.

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  111. Fucking. Brilliant.

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  112. I’ve decided to join your cult! I shall take the message of our leader far and wide. I’m going to share it with everyone. I’m going to Facebook about it! I’m going to rename my dogs Wolverine 1 and Wolverine 2.

    Or not…I’m not really sure yet but I like the cut of your jib woman!

    Jenni’s last blog post..WOLVERINES!!!!

  113. I read this to my mom and brother yesterday because I thought it was hilarious, but they just stared at me blankly. I think this just shows that the internet (and the bloggess) understand me better than my own family.

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  114. Victor is truly a Good Egg. I think maybe Victor and my Beloved were Separated at Birth, because The Beloved would be soooo “That is not even a little bit funny” as I was trying to catch my breath. I will make him read this and Shame him into Shaping Up.

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  115. Oh my god, you are my heroine. I can’t believe you managed to combine Soylent Green and wolverines in one post.

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  116. {licks}

    you tastes like


  117. But I think it’s kind of racist towards the other wild dogs. Like Coyotes. How do you think they feel about all of this?

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  118. That post brought tears to my eyes and it made me so happy I think it should be made into a movie-of-the-week.

  119. When you scream “wolverines” in Walmart, you should totally make sure that you don’t do it too close to the greeter. They are usually old, handicapped, or mentally challenged. It would scare them A LOT if you did that. But that’s just a guess…’cause I’d seem pretty thoughtless otherwise.

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  120. “(Soylent green is people? People like Guy Kawasaki, I hope.)”

    ditto that.


    Would you believe I’m 37 and have never seen Red Dawn? True fact.

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  121. Places I have screamed “Wolverines” in the past 24 hours or so:

    -Movie theatre
    -Parking lots
    -Dairy Queen

    …except, I keep getting confused and starting with “WEREWOOOOOLVES!” then remembering that I’m an idiot and I have to retract that and go, “WOLVERINNNNNEEEESSS, I MEAN!”

  122. That right there is what marriage is all about – you might not always get the other person’s thing, but you should at least try to support it.

    Can I assume, too, that you have a thing for Hugh Jackman?

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  123. Holy crap. I was going to start a facebook page for Wolverines and post the link to this. But there are like a zillion Wolverines fan groups already. And some of them are a little scary…

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  125. 127

    Sorry.. I got confused.

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    Deuce Cherie

    “I laughed so hard coke shot out of my nose.”

    Hints from Heloise: If you smoked it that wouldn’t happen.

  127. WOLVERINES!!!

    Wow, I needed that.

    Musing’s last blog post..Omg, she’s opened comments!

  128. I just had to check back to see if you had changed Wolverines to Seagulling, because I’ve had people piling onto my blog this morning by googling “seagulling.” So I looked it up. And now I wish I hadn’t.
    Ew. Do wolverines have weird sex practices, too?

    Estefonia Translucent’s last blog post..discoveries

  129. Wolverines!!!!!

    That is hilarious! I am glad that your husband finally jumped on board!

    WickedStepMom’s last blog post..True Tales of the Easter Bunny

  130. this is the best post ive read so far.
    wolverines are badass

  131. Ya’ know you have to see the picture of the toy.


  132. Absolutely brilliant! I have got to find myself in a situation today where this will be absolutely inappropriate, then take full advantage of said situation! 🙂

  133. “I em afred…”

    “…we are out…”

    “…we are out…”

    “…of badgers.”

    “…of badjurs.”

    “Would you accept…”

    “Would you accept…”

    “…a wolverine…”

    “…a wolver-eene…”

    “…in it’s place?”

    “…een es place.”


  134. Jenny, you are so awesome!

    avonlea’s last blog post..The cranky saga continues

  135. I Loved the movie Soylent Green! Chuck Heston and Edward G Robinson totally rock!

    Go Wolverines.

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    It has already spread to Congress:


    That was quick.

  137. Awe, you took down the super-cool wolverine banner! lol, that was hilarious. I think it may be time for more wolverine-filled fun today on campus 🙂

    Ruth’s last blog post..Girls Night!

  138. i just yelled out SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE in my tech call center. not one person turned around or even blinked. wtf is wrong w/this place?


    Gillian’s last blog post..Facing the Giants

  139. WOLVERINES!!!!

    Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com’s last blog post..H&M sundress.

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    Anglophile Football Fanatic

    I often say, “Soylent Green is people.” and somehow not even Kirk Douglas would notice. I’m so glad you would stand up and take notice. But, I loathe & despise Univ of Michigan – so the only wolverine I like is a humiliated and defeated one.

  141. Ohh we have that same sandwich shop. I should totally take advantage of being able to write in whatever name I want there.

    Also, I just got Chipotle for lunch and I thought of you. Is that sweet or creepy??

    Kel’s last blog post..Assigned! Sort of…

  142. Bummer. If only I had read this before I took my stress test today. Imagine screaming “Wolverine” in the middle of a group of doctors and nurses while they have you hooked up to machines.
    Timing is everything.

  143. Ps I’m asking you because you are the authority here.

    Can you keister stash wolverines to sneak them into prison?

    Betsey Booms’s last blog post..How To Feel Like The Walking Dead In Two Easy Steps, And Not The Awesome Zombie Dead, Just The Dead Dead

  144. My Ohio State fan husband will be annoyed with me for this but…. WOLVERINES!!!

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  145. Russia and Cuba!!

    Oh… those were the bad guys.


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    What is wrong with you? I want to e-mail this post to my teenage daughter, who by the bye totally likes to shout random crap and you have no little e-mail this shit button. Ugh, Jenny! You disappoint me on soo many levels sometimes….

  147. I agree with the poster above that Wolfareems is even better, and I think the person who thought to shout it at a bunch of kids at a playground was a stroke of genius in getting this virus spread fast.

    After some kid at my son’s daycare called someone a pancake, he spent at least two years calling people pancakes for absolutely no reason.

    I might start eating out more often, just for the opportunity to make other people say whatever strange thing I want them to.

    LiteralDan’s last blog post..A conversation with M-: The wipe that shakes the barley

  148. OMG I laughed so hard I cried. At work. And people looked at me funny.

    And I totally get the Soylent Green thing. More people should see that.

    MissAnthropy’s last blog post..Progress

  149. Ewwwww. I would never blow one of those dudes.

    Stacy Quarty’s last blog post..Hard Truth Capicity

  150. I was totally gonna yell out “WOLVERINES!!!” at work when I read this, but then I thought my albanian colleague might think there was some kind of Wolf attack imminent, so then I thought about yelling “Wolverines, which aren’t anything to do with wolves, even though they sound like they should be because of the name and all, but anyway there’s no attack or anything, and there’s nothing to be scared of, it’s just a random thing I shouted without thinking about it and for no reason other than I saw it on the internet.” but by the time I’d written it all out and rehearsed it a couple times in the bathroom, everyone else had gone home, the burglar alarms were all switched on and the doors locked.


    PS: Also, Help, I’m locked in the bathroom at work and everyone’s gone home and I really need the toilet.

    PPS: It’s okay, I don’t need the toilet after all.

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    skinny malinky

    More information on raccoon saliva can be found on the internet. Specifically, information saying that they do, in fact, produce saliva.

    I did not google anything about their talents for oral sex. For many, many reasons.

    So, as I was saying, WOLVERINES!!!!!!

  152. Of course a four year old gets it, they are programmed that way. It was nice that your husband tried to understand what all the fuss was about but I’m pretty sure he was just trying to be supportive. Which is not a bad thing at all. I spit Diet Coke on my keyboard while reading this. Just so you know.

    Jen’s last blog post..Yucatan Guacamole so good the French even eat it.

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    Wolverines!!! (I had to scroll up to see how to spell that, lol) You crack me up!

  154. I am still having trouble believing that Cheez Whiz is actually a cheese option at this sandwich shop. That is just wrong on so many levels.

  155. Wolverines. Mascot, University of Michigan. Largest living group of alumni in the US. We salute you. WOLVERINES and GO BLUE!

  156. Please know that tomorrow, somewhere in Austin, a 30-somethingish white male will be screaming “Wolverines!” at his coworkers. Those who have seen “Red Dawn” will feel something primal stir within them. The rest will just have to deal.

    Holmes’s last blog post..Failure to pinpoint

  157. i just saw the actual details of the sandwich you created and OMFG. i wants it. for breakfast tomorrow. i will even pick up.

    Ms. Changes Pants While Driving’s last blog post..Earth Hour 2009

  158. and all this time I thought wolverines were like some branch of marines, but with fangs …

    Kimberlee’s last blog post..bonjour …

  159. Found this via Maggie Dammit’s shared links… a classic Internet-phenom post. Will be laughing about it all day. Thanks!

    JES’s last blog post..A Hrooom of One’s Own

  160. Sorry to have missed out on Wolverine Day… HILARIOUS!

  161. If I screamed “WOLVERINES!!!!!” in public I would be killed by a pack of rabid Ohio State football fans because that’s the mascot of their bigggest rival and OSU football is the state religion. Even little old ladies will cut you and run over your dead carcuss with their walkers if you yell “WOLVERINES!!!!!” anywhere within the Columbus city limits. Apparently no one here has even watched Red Dawn, just Dirty Dancing.

    Condo Blues’s last blog post..I’m Going to BlogHer ’09!

  162. OMG. Somehow I stumbled onto your website and this post is so hysterical I’ve got tears streaming down my face! WOLVERINES! It’s totally funny.

  163. […] Observations Increased traffic due to web searches from folks who can’t spell. Thanks, Jenny! If this describes you, welcome and stay a while before you google it. […]

  164. I totally yelled out ‘soylent green is people!!!’ in the car today and my boyfriend yelled ‘wolverines!’ and then we talked about how Americans are too prescription happy. Thank goodness.

  165. On the ski lift this weekend we could hear a group 15-20 below us constantly howling, like they were coyotes. My brother and I started making other animal noises back at them: “Cock-a-doodle-dooo!!!! Meow!! etc.” Then I thought of your post and yelled “WOLVERINE!” It was fun.

    Swedish Skier’s last blog post..Wednesdays’ Weirdos: Kindergarten Krazy

  166. That is just too fucking funny!!!!!!

    TMWW’s last blog post..My New Camera Arrived!

  167. Crap, I missed national ‘Wolverines!’ day?! I will so make up for it tomorrow at work. Patrick Swayze and Charle Sheen have nothin’ on me. Well okay, they’re hotter. And richer. And more popular. But aside from that I can totally revel in their legacy!

    RebTurtle’s last blog post..Redneck pride

  168. I can’t believe I missed this! I even know what you’re talking about and everything! Wah.

    Nanner’s last blog post..And So It Goes

  169. […] Bloggess took it into her head to rally the world via Twitter to cry, “Wolverines!” here and such is her charismatic leadership that it was a top trend on Twitter in an […]

  170. Fuck, Jenny, you make me laugh so hard and with such sincere abandon.

    I’d yell “Wolverines” for you anywhere, anytime.

    Tits McGee Has The Day Off

  171. […] write even without direction or topic. Hell, you know of The Bloggess? She wrote a whole post about wolverines and people ate it […]

  172. […] And EVERYONE knows that scarecrows are pretty much the 4 year old equivalent to Wolverines. […]

  173. Oh I am so glad Victor redeemed himself at the end there because seriously… How could he not find that shit funny?
    I once started all of Twitter yelling SHAMWOW! Best day of my twittering life.

    Jessica (at It’s my life…)’s last blog post..Weekly Winners – Summer is around the corner

  174. […] 6. Shout “WOLVERINES!” at least once a day. (That tip courtesy of @TheBloggess) […]

  175. After I put a link & reference to this post in my blog 1 or 2 random & slightly odd (in a good way), mostly British, people have taken to shouting “WOLVERINES!” on twitter every now & then.

    Thanks for the (half) comment by the way: truly “Awesome”.

    I’ve only just from this realised it’s a film reference. Have I mentioned I do film reviews on my blog? Like I’m some kind of expert.I give up

    Can I click a button somewhere to nominate this as genius blog of the decade or something? I like buttons.

    Greg (aka Drolgerg)’s last blog post..20 Ways to Annoy People on Twitter

  176. […] B-Movies isn’t as cool as shouting WOLVERINES!! but for today it’ll have to […]

  177. […] Wolverines […]

  178. […] power for ridiculously frivilous purposes, like making sure that our votes are counted and shouting “WOLVERINES!” in crowded subways just to celebrate the joy of chaos and inanity.  Because we can.  Yes.  We. […]

  179. […] Bloggess, right?  The one and only, often imitated but never duplicated, confidence wig wearing, Wolverines screaming, warthog loving, interesting psycho creative visionary who writes that funny column for […]

  180. […] lie. But, who wouldn’t want to be a sister wife with The Bloggess, especially after screaming WOLVERINE at the top of your lungs? Seriously! We went against the urge to introduce her to the missionaries […]

  181. […] wait. Hmm. I think this post by the Bloggess might be pretty applicable, too. Wouldn’t it be hawesome if all the citizens of Newcastle stopped […]

  182. […] A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written: http://thebloggess.com/?p=1749 […]

  183. And now whichwich needs to start an ad campaign about wolverines loving whichwich. Way better than quiznos singing critters.

    Jax recently posted The Will of the Force (or lack thereof).

  184. oh my god! were you ever in carbondale, illinois? cause a few years ago when i was in college i was in the grocery store and somebody yelled wolverines and i totally yelled back khaaan! weird.

  185. I have just watched the new “Phineas and Ferb Across the Second Dimension” movie. Near the end, a kid stands up and yells “WOLVERINES”. (It was Irving played by Jack McBrayer.) I couldn’t believe it. My husband and I agree this is totally a tribute to you. We both love your blog. Thank you for sharing your wonderful mind with us all.

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    Lady Penelope

    I tried to explain this to my ‘S.O’ who stared blankly at me.
    So I pulled out the big guns and sat him down in front of the computer to read the post.
    He didn’t laugh. Not. Once.
    He closed the lap top gently, stood up and asked when I started writing a blog.
    He also asked to stop referring to him as ‘Victor’.
    He’s convinced I am The Bloggess.

  187. […] A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written: http://thebloggess.com/?p=1749 […]

  188. […] A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written: http://thebloggess.com/?p=1749 […]

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