Saturday, July 01, 2006

another fun idea for the zoo

i almost plum forgot to mention my fun experience in the gorilla area. besides the meowing, there was a time to be had when the usual khaki and polo shirted hippi girl came in with little presentation boards and monkey skulls and "which hand is yours and which is the gorillla's??" poster. i could tell we were in for learning, and if you know me, you know learning = great.

let me just say, before we get into this... the girl giving the speech was just obnoxious. man, i hate zoo personel. i told alex, unlike most zoos who take to hiring drug addicts and general dropouts, this one is full of very enthused greenpeace sorts. who probably go home, change out of their polos and khakis, change into identical khakis, keep the bandana in their hair and put on one of their various t-shirts depicting a favourite animal.

to introduce the gorillas, she began with the male silverback. some ethnic name like "kokuko" or "kimjari" or something. i named him jeremy. well [jeremy], she explained, has six girlfriends all of which he is loyal to. i raised my hand.

"oh you mean poly-fidelity"


"well. in dr.phil's dictionary you look under 'poly-fidelity' and it says 'cheating' ".
(this is practically a word-for-word quote from tuesday's show)

of course she went on some bubbly rant about how that is the way gorilla's reproduce and keep from going extinct. like i have ever, even once, had any use at all for a gorilla.

other than this

the website that included the picture says:

" 'Mountain gorillas play an essential role in contributing to the positive image of Rwanda and act as ambassadors on the international scene by raising the profile of the country,' said Chantal Rosette Rugamba, head of the Rwanda Tourism Board."

raising the profile of the country. that is just not good enough for me and i doubt it is good enough for dr.phil. he is a discerning, little man.


Blogger apk01004 said...

Your link.

It is mega-broken.

2:45 AM  
Blogger echolalias said...

i know this. sigh. i don't know why, even. all i know is, there are very few pictures of gorilla hand ash trays.

10:42 AM  
Blogger echolalias said...

link now fixed.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the word 'plum' has to come before the word 'almost.'

it sounds funny the way it is now.


12:45 PM  

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