Random thought of the day By Rob Wynne On December 28, 2004 In Blog I’ve always wanted a pet koala, if only so I could name it “Lumpur”. 🙂 amusements Previous Falling off the face of the earth Next Catching Up, Part the Second 16 Comments Add Comment → rms_butterfly You are a very sillly person. 🙂 December 28, 2004 Reply little_cinnamon *thwap* Or a llama, so you could name it Dalai, perhaps? December 28, 2004 Reply Rob Wynne And every morning, I would go out to feed it, and I could say “Hello, Dalai!” December 28, 2004 Reply sarekofvulcan Whatever you say, Fenton. 🙂 December 28, 2004 Reply tnatj That is a poor Koalaty joke, Rob. December 28, 2004 Reply elgecko eek! Koalas are cute but they’re actually vicious wee bastards that will just as soon claw your face off as look at you. Get a good close up picture of one and check out those claws! In related news, I once rescued a tiny little kitten. At time to name her, I said it was either going to be “Cat Five” or “Script Kitty”. Some debate followed, and I wound up naming her “Five”. =) December 28, 2004 Reply Rob Wynne Re: eek! *grin* I actually knew that. Hung out with a very cute girl from Australia one of the years I went to the International Thespian Society Festival in Muncie, IN….eek, almost 20 years ago. Someone brought up thinking koala’s were cute, and she nearly spit out her coke from laughing. “Oh, sure, they look cute in photos. Don’t let ’em fool you. Horrible little buggers. They bite, they scratch, they piss all over you. Right pests is what they are.” She then proceeded to tell a string of “dead koala” jokes. wish I’d kept up with her address. Lovely lass. December 28, 2004 Reply redaxe There’s a reason my bouzouki (actually an octave mandolin, but let’s not get technical) is named Jolene. And no, she’s not pink nor did she cost a penny a piece 🙂 December 28, 2004 Reply tigertoy Unfortunately, an awful lot of people do get exotic pets on a whim, for no better reason than the above. The animals get abused and neglected, people get hurt now and then, and laws get passed that keep the people who are willing and able to take proper care of exotics from having them. People lose the chance to have positive contact with real animals, so they don’t have the motivation to fight to save them, and soon they’ll all be gone. If you ever want to get an animal for a joke, please make sure it’s a stuffed animal. December 28, 2004 Reply robin_anadrith Christ almighty. December 29, 2004 Reply randomrants Agreed =P Geeez! December 29, 2004 Reply madfilkentist Then I could have my cat Leonora cloned — twice — so that I could have cats named “Leonora No. 2” and “Leonora No. 3”. December 28, 2004 Reply robin_anadrith get four more, so you can name the last one “Leonora Part Six.” Call her “puddin’ pop” for short. December 29, 2004 Reply the_magician Did you know … … that in a small Australian town, “Merci Dieu”, named by the French trappers that found the oasis there (in the middle of the desert, french trappers, not the sharpest tool in the toolbox!) they shave their koala bears? Aside from being “Bear Naked”, they use the fur to make a festive brew around this time of year, it is consumed in great quantities but, and this is the important part, the fur must be left in the mug as you’re drinking the beverage, because (and you knew this was coming), the koala tea of Merci is not strained” December 29, 2004 Reply keristor Re: Did you know … Ah, but that’s not proper tea. Proper tea can’t be bought, because as we know proper tea is theft. As is some German cake, one UK filker gave proper tea and received stollen goods… December 30, 2004 Reply epi_lj There’s actually a Koala Lumpur game that I think features a koala of that name. December 30, 2004 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.