The zoo keeper goes to the pub with his giraffe for a few beers. Then they have a few more. And a few more. Just as the Landlord calls "Time" the giraffe keels over, drunk as a skunk. The zoo keeper steps over him and heads for the door.
"Hey!" says the Landlord "You can't just leave that lyin' here!"
"It's not a lion mate" says the zookeeper, "it's a giraffe!"
I have long agreed with the research that shows eye witnesses are only partly correct(I forget the %). Upon being told it was a giraffe, I see that it is. What I 'saw' was a thick bodied large pupiled(with a slight eyelid) reptile photo cropped just ahead of the legs that I imagined were holding it to a branch or support. Knowing what it is, I see it clearly. In my youth, working with a plumber, I was always trained to ask someone to 'step in here an see if you smell something?' Never say 'come in and tell me i you smell propane,'(or natural gas, or petroleum).
Well I guess I get the DIPS**T of the day award!!! Jackthelass, It may have been, but I can't seem to find the picture now? Did we see the same pic? It was cropped on the left and looked as if it was the head of an iguana like creature. Hmmm. Good thing I'm NOT a zoo attendant!
BiigBiird, I just saw the photo of the reptile with the, were it a woman, oh so heavenly tongue. Here in the States, we have similar journalistic trash that passes for reading in some circles.
One of our NEWS FOR IDIOTS tabloids this week features, birthmarks, coldsores(feverblisters) and the like under the headline of Facial Problems of Celebs. They show alledged singer Ashlee Simpleson (whatever) with a photo of her tongue almost that long. The caption says 'snake tongue' I am looking at this in a supermarket checkout and am thinking; how is this a problem? I personally do NOT find this teenager appealing, but a tongue that long was some of the best, kissing and what ever I EVER enjoyed. Reptiles can't even enjoy what us, er, warmblooded animals can!