Hey everybody! I'm Dr. Nick!

And you're doomed. DOOMED I SAY!

Or maybe you aren't. I don;t know. He's a fake doctor on a show that is actually a cartoon. So, is he a bad doctor? It sure seems like it if you watch the Simpsons.

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And I watched a lot of the Simpsons in the last couple of weeks. FXX had the "Every Simpsons Episode Ever" marathon going for the last 12 days and I watched a lot of it.

What can I say, I like the Simpsons. Even the newer ones. My sense of humor....it isn't exactly sophisticated....

But, this is a Tuesday night for me, even though it's a Wednesday morning for you. And, as some of you will remember, I shoot trap on Tuesdays. And as a result, it's late at night, and I'm not exactly 100% coherent.

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So, for todays oddity, I have something I wasn't planning on. Tomorrow you'll get an oddity involving Thomas Paine. I was going to give it to you today, but the combination of the first day of school and trap means....nope. Not tonight.

So I am going to give you something stupid.

Today I have for you the dumb names people have come up for groups of animals.

I think I have done this before, but I'm not sure. I've been doing this for a year and a half now, so I might repeat myself. If I do, and you realize it, I'm sorry. If I do it and you don't notice, then I'm good.

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Here is a list of what we call different groups of animals. Because my brain isn't working right, and I need to give you leeches something to keep you happy...

  • Apes - A shrewdness
  • Barracuda - A battery
  • Boar - A sounder
  • Butterfly - A rabble
  • Cattle - A drift or a mob
  • Cheetah - A coalition
  • Cockroach - An intrusion
  • Cormorant - A gulp
  • Dove - A piteousness
  • Emu - A mob
  • Ferret - A fastening
  • Fox - A skulk
  • Grouse - A tok
  • Hawk - A kettle or A boil
  • Hound - A cry
  • Jellyfish - A smack
  • Monkey - A cartload
  • Otter - A romp
  • Peafowl - An ostentation
  • Racoon - A gaze
  • Shark - A shiver
  • Snipe - A wisp
  • Tiger - An Ambush
  • Trout - A hover
  • Woodcock - A fall

And there you have it: An example of what happens when Otter gets lazy and still provides you with an oddity.