SuperbOwl open thread

I’m just guessing that there will be at least some people today who aren’t glued to their sofas watching the winter equivalent of Yankees-Red Sox.

Oh, you want a superb owl? One reader recommends the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), “one of the few creatures that will take on a skunk.” It’s the honey badger of birds.


  1. Tatyana »

    5 February 2012 · 9:30 am

    Count me in. Owls…kings…cabbages – anything but the mass madness

  2. Roger Green »

    5 February 2012 · 9:44 am

    Hey, I was a fan of the NYG in the mid-1960s, when they sucked. I feel entitled…

  3. stixx23 »

    5 February 2012 · 10:41 am

    As a fan of the aforementioned Yankees, I will be rooting against all things Boston. But my football allegiance is with a certain team in black and gold in Western PA.

    I’ve always thought barn owls were creepy looking.

  4. McGehee »

    5 February 2012 · 10:58 am

    I’ve always thought Anjelica Huston looks a little like a barn owl — which made her perfect to play Morticia Addams.

  5. Tatyana »

    5 February 2012 · 11:01 am

    If any woman looks like a barn owl surely it’s Madeleine Albright?

  6. fillyjonk »

    5 February 2012 · 2:56 pm

    Puppy Bowl is on Animal Planet.

    I have it on in the other room, will get back to it in a moment. (It takes far less concentration than that other “Bowl.”)

  7. McGehee »

    5 February 2012 · 5:47 pm

    Tat, that’s not a barn owl, this is.

  8. CGHill »

    5 February 2012 · 6:45 pm

    O RLY?

  9. McGehee »

    5 February 2012 · 7:29 pm

    YA RLY!

  10. Tatyana »

    6 February 2012 · 6:57 am

    Couldn’t fall asleep till 1pm: news’ copters were roaring above my building all night. There was shooting, too -from the direction of Salty Dog (a landmark joint made out of fire station, where police and firemen congregate), and we were shown on NY1…

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