Author’s note: Yes, more video. I’m up to my elbows in this Flannery O’Connor biography and so don’t have time to compose the thoughtful analyses and soul-baring anecdotes you’ve come to expect at Sorry about that. But I suspect a video of a guy handling cobras is more interesting anyway.
Perhaps it’s the warming weather, but there’s been an encouraging uptick in feechiefied behavior recently. In the previous post, a young man in Florida narrowly escaped an alligator attack thanks to his baggy pants. It wasn’t enough to earn him the honor of Feechie of the Week, but it was a step in the right direction.

Earlier this week I heard about an incident in Memphis in which a policeman got bitten when he confronted a woman in a city park about not picking up after her pit bull. It was the woman who bit him. The pit bull behaved himself. When I heard that story I thought, “Maybe there’s hope that the Feechie of the Week could return.”

Then reader Kenny Clark sent me the video below. It is truly a display of feechie sangfroid:

Thanks, Kenny. And congratulations to the Cobra Pit Custodian, our Feechie of the Week.

  • CMR
    8:20 PM, 7 April 2011

    Oh whoa. That is too freaky! All those cobra’s staring at him.

  • luaphacim
    12:14 AM, 8 April 2011

    Blood-curdlingly wonderful. I think what kills me is his utter nonchalance in the face of painful, venomous death.

  • Gillian Adams
    2:23 PM, 8 April 2011

    Wow. That’s all I can think of right now. I’m not afraid of snakes but I couldn’t imagine sitting down in a cobra pit…

  • sally apokedak
    3:40 PM, 8 April 2011

    ACK! That was so scary.

  • Dryad
    1:40 AM, 10 April 2011

    Perhaps the cobras devenined? It has been done before. I realize that that would defang the feechieness, but my civilizer blood can’t handle the concept…

    • Jonathan Rogers
      3:17 PM, 11 April 2011

      Dryad, I suspect you’re right. The cobras were probably defanged or devenined or de-something. But it kind of spoils the fun to say so, don’t you think?

  • Dan R.
    7:11 PM, 11 April 2011

    Not to erect a giant umbrella over the parade of Feechieness, but that was a lot of snakes to have been de-whatevered. I think if that was the case, those resources would have been better used in any number of other ways, not least of which would be better footwear for employees of the cobra pit. Of course, being the Feechie that he is, our man would surely not let himself be burdened by such Civilizer nonsense.

    • Jonathan Rogers
      7:18 PM, 11 April 2011

      I see where you’re going with this, Dan R. For the sake of argument, let’s just say all those cobras had been de-whatevered. In that case, whoever de-whatevered all those snakes has earned some serious feechie bona fides. One way or another, somebody at the cobra pit has gone beyond the call of duty in the feechie department.

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