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Hieronymouse & other excitements from Wurzeltodistan

Posted in Interna, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on January 14th, 2009 | BBC Wikipedia


Hieronymouse by Suzanne G. - click for details/larger view

I realised the other day that I never introduced you to my furry flatmate Hieronymouse.

I bought him from the great, admirable Madame Margaretha Dubach of Musée Bizarre in Baden, Switzerland anno 2007 as a gift for Alex.

Hieronymouse is the single most handsome mouseman and I'd definitely go out with him if he was 6ft.

He normally resides under a very posh glass dome wearing exquisite Victorian garments but I felt it was about time to take him out of his ivory tower and take his portrait.

So say "bonjour!" to Hieronymouse the Magnificent. Not all at once please and not too loud because his tiny mouse ears are rather delicate. Thank you.

In other most dreadfully important and urgent WurzelNews®:

i) I'm moving to London tomorrow, i.e. I'll be off the Interweb ov Doom until I've hacked myself into my neighbour's WiFi network found a new provider.

ii) The ever growing blogroll has been updated. You can find it in the sidebar and it's totally javascriptesque, yo! (I never actually say "yo!".. and I feel I need a shower now. A brain shower.) Anyway, if you feel that your blog is worthy to be listed there, get in touch and I'll test its WurzelCompatibility® in the lab and then let my monkey slaves add it to the blogroll. Because I don't do such proletarian tasks with my own fair hands.

iii) RSS/Atom feeds are back up! Mainly because I'm a genius and figured out that it had something to do with the wp-blog-header.php being corrupted and stuff.

iv) Gravatars are back in the comments section. Customise yours here.

v) Press section has been updated. If you have something to say about the WurzelEmpireâ„¢, say it in the comments section or by email and my Orthography & Grammar Head Monkey will censor it spell check it and make it sound magnificent.

vi) And finally, Amazon US informed me that two orders got lost in transit/are unavailable. Since I don't normally go on amazon.com when I'm drunk, I assume that someone tried to surprise me for Christmas. That's very, very sweet and incredibly generous of you... whoever you are.. and I'm so very touched! However, if you did order The Upset: Young Contemporary Art or Alchemy & Mysticism for me please get in touch and we'll sue the hell out of Amazon!

That's it for now - live long and prosper!

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8 comments to " Hieronymouse & other excitements from Wurzeltodistan "

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    Thomas Anderson says:

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did the little critter cost?

    January 15th, 2009 at 12:38 am

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    Suzanne says:

    I think around 100 CHF - but that was long before the credit crunch times. I definitely wouldn't have the money for him now so I'm glad I bought him when I still had some. :D

    Margaretha and her husband had to get rid of some exhibition pieces to make room for new dioramas. It was very hard to remove Hieronymouse from his mouse family. It broke my heart, but I'm sure he's happy with us.

    January 15th, 2009 at 11:48 am

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    Barnaba says:

    Thanks for sharing Suzanne, that dapper little fellow absolutely made my day!

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

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    Thomas Anderson says:

    Suzanne, I'm sure you and Alex will make great parents for Hieronymouse. Plus he has your pet armadillo as a brother.

    I believe I saw Hieronymouse when he was with his family. It's a shame they had to break up the mouse family

    January 16th, 2009 at 1:52 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Actually, Mr Armadillo has a maggot infection and is staying back in Switzerland, quarantined. o_O

    Hmm.. I don't think Hieronymouse was ever on display in the Mouse Museum - it was actually his twin brother. Hieronymouse suffers from a severe case of claustrophobia and hasn't been in diorama captivity ever since he broke the glass front in a wild rage.

    January 16th, 2009 at 11:56 am

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    Vanwall says:

    Lovely rodentia, Miss Wurzeltod. Keep an eye out for my e-mail, BTW.

    January 20th, 2009 at 3:33 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Ooooh! The sweet thrill of anticipatioooo-ooon!

    January 20th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Important Musée Bizarre Liquidation Update says:

    [...] taxidermy and the collection never to be tracked or shown in its entirety again has been breaking Hieronymouse‘s and my heart for months now and I’ve been trying to find solutions as to how to save [...]

    March 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

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