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Does DC Have a Cougar Scene?

Cougar by digitalART2

Is DC too nerdy intellectual to have a cougar scene?  That’s the conclusion reached in this hilarious McSweeny’s undercover cougar investigation by local Holly Jones.

First things first, if you’ve had your nose buried in legal briefs for the past few years, let’s get you up to speed on the terminology.  According to Urban Dictionary (the ultimate source for cluing in the clueless), a cougar is:

A 35+ year old female who is on the “hunt” for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in San Francisco (or other cities) waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws into an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path.  Man is cougar’s number one prey.

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It’s Not a Cougar


Via DCist we have a Washington Post report that last week’s UMD “cougar” may actually have been a large Savannah (serval/domestic feline hybrid). So I guess all you people who couldn’t resist making cougar jokes last week all feel pretty silly now. Me, I’ll settle for saying the title of this post with an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent.

(Flickr photo of a yawning Savannah Cat courtesy drlisa)