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Badgers and Spoons

So I was driving this morning and saw a bumper sticker that said “I poke badgers with spoons”. I didn’t know the meaning of the phrase, but I immediately thought it was dirty, and then dismissed that when I saw taht the car had a man, woman and child in it (still, I guess that’s not beyond the realm of possibility these days.)

Anyway, I’m still not certain what it means, but I see you can get hats, t-shirts, stickers, etc. with this nifty catchphrase, some including graphics of a badger getting, well, poked by a spoon.

Google this up and let me know!

22 Comments on Badgers and Spoons

  1. It’s part of an Eddie Izzard joke. He discusses original sin, and that say you can’t just confess to lying because it’s not original, it’s been done before. So he always tries to think up original sins and tells the priest “I once poked a badger with a spoon.” This impresses the priest.

    It’s from the last HBO special he did, Dressed to Kill, which I highly recommend.

  2. Nara Shikamaru // May 9, 2005 at 9:20 pm //

    When I saw this I was amazed, because I have also poked a badger with a spoon….

  3. Gail the badger poker // October 3, 2005 at 8:33 am //

    WTF!!!who r u ppl?? pokin badgers with spoons :-s thtz sick!

  4. John, this is the reason I don’t like the ‘Past Ramblings’ section :).

  5. Get over it. It stays. 8o|

    Seriously, the advantages of Past Ramblings far out weigh the occasional useless comments like those above. Firstly, it brings past topics which may still be relevant today to the attention of newer readers. One of your own posts was commented upon (constructively) 1 month later. Many other posts have been commented upon later with constructive additions. What’s the harm in that? Without Past Ramblings, are we forever relegated to re-post items that we’ve already talked about for the sake of newer readers? Secondly, it reminds us of the (hopefully) high quality of some of our past posts. It also reminds us of our weaker moments with the in-fighting posts and (again, hopefully) makes us strive for better quality.

    In the end, you have the option of ignoring comments on older posts.

    Maybe we could make it a poll topic and hope there’s no ballot stuffing. I’m not accusing you personally but I wouldn’t put it past JP to accuse you, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I second it staying since it really does add some life to older posts that would normally die away cold uncaring deaths. Think about the posts man… I could go on with other dying cliches (including the ole standby “Soylant Green is made of old posts!!!!”) but I think its best we just move along…:D

  7. :-S What does the phrase “I poke badgers with spoons” actually mean?

  8. Badgers? We don need no stinkin’ badgers!

  9. the phrase dosnt acually have any meaning to it.

    its like one of those sloagans jesus is my homeboy or who would jesus bomb.

    its just a little sentence thats not ment to really mean anything just to make people laugh

  10. My boyfriend is called Badgers, i have a badge with that phrase on and i often carry a spoon so i can poke him much to the amusement of our friends!:D

  11. Anonymous // March 4, 2006 at 1:14 pm //

    ^^ Wow, that’s incredibly gay.

  12. it is a reference to the short animation by don hertzfelt title Rejected. as for the badger, it is availabe at there ya go, that’s the meaning

  13. do people actually try to decipher random things like this?! i thought the meaning was obvious

    I poke badgers with spoons simply means


    dont believe me…

    go to

    why do people have to go all analytical over the smallest things that arent even supposed to be analyzed its supposed to be FUNNY!!!

  14. the url is my website. its really good. it has games, flashes, videos, funny pics and more. PLEASE VISIT IT!!!!!1

  15. Anonymous // August 11, 2006 at 2:16 pm //

    it really means nothing. it’s just a random phrase to make you laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

    i think it’s great!!!!!!

    visit my website!

  16. In the London Gay community to have sexual itercourse can be termed to poke. Therefore to poke a badger with a spoon implies inserting a spoon into the private area of a badger – probably deep in a wood somewhere – where no one is watching – unless the doggers go badgers….I personally find nothing wrong as long as both the badger and spoon give consent and are of age – and am happy to wear it on my chest on a tshirt.

  17. And Wayne’s post is brought to you by the National Geographic Channel and Animal Planet..

    Thanks Wayner!!!:O


    pretty sure it came from there…?

  19. when it syas i poke badgers with spoons i suppose its just a bit of fun.i typed it on google images and found it so funny i emailed it to all my friends and they all found it so funny its practically got round the whole MSN west midlands UK because of how many people I know. i will come across you again sometime soon, luv u all xox

  20. Look up “badger badger badger” in google and you’ll find out!! duh

  21. I made up this phrase a long time ago whilst thinking of my first msn name. Word got around I dont know how. But now i see it everywere. Some of you wont belive me but at least i know its true.

  22. Hi ‘Me’,

    When did you make this phrase up?


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