October 24, 2009

In the news

Moscow, Russia (CNN) — A bear on ice skates attacked two people during rehearsals at a circus in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing one of them, Kyrgyz officials said Friday.

It is unclear what caused the bear to attack Potapov, 25, …


  1. Daryl Scroggins on October 24th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Oh that bear was drunk.

    I think it would be great if he escaped and went flashing away on frozen rivers, a blur passing in the moonlight.

  2. Dave Vogt on October 24th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    As I said to my lady companion when she shared this with me:
    “Let’s take a FUCKING BEAR, strap some RAZOR BLADES to its FEET, put it on a sheet of ICE, HARASS and CONFUSE it, and see what happens.”

  3. Sheila Ryan on October 24th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    What if one night all of the cats in that Moscow Cat Circus turn on the humans?

  4. Lucy Foley on October 24th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Yeah I can’t stand it when these stories end with “the bear was shot and died at the scene.” It’s the happy-ever-after ending of those kinds of stories. Renegade bear? Any bear or animal would act according to its nature in those circumstances. People don’t understand this because the ones who are training them to tapdance on ice are already deeply divorced from their own wild natures.

    I love the idea of the bear slipping into the Moscow night, dancing off into the hinterland, elegantly, having somehow escaped with its life, its spirit and the best of what humankind could have taught it.