Bloggorus wrote:Calling something a barrel full of weasels is an old-fashioned way of saying something is difficult to handle.
People would probably get it if you put it in the final version.
I've herd the phrase "more fun than a barrel full of weasels" (sometimes a "jumpsuit full of weasels") in cartoons. It was most often uttered by these grizzled, sort-of-badass, half crazy old codgers with a midwestern/hillbilly accent when someone complains about, suggests or points out something insanely dangerous. "Yee-haw, that's more fun than a barrel full of weasels!", followed by a celebratory gunshot into the air and proceeding to go offscreen and participate in whatever insane activity mere suggestion of which just brightened his day.
I can totally imagine a DD vet as one of those guys, showing up for a run with an actual barrel full of weasels under one arm (a keg?) and when given "you're seriously gonna do it, are you crazy?" looks in response, giving out a flat "What?", a beat panel, and launching off into a tale of how back in the day stuff had more health and damage, and stheno used to leave a zombie behind, and we had no fancy crystal ball back then, mind you... all the while stuffing the ever-escaping weasels back into the barrel while on a roll...
The vicious token is pretty much a dictionary definition picture for the phrase "a barrel full of weasels" if ever there was one
Or as Avatar put it back then "I'd say (the idea) is more fun than a barrel full of weasels... but it IS a barrel full of weasels!"