Is it a real news article or the next animated picture from Pixar? The Associated Press reported today that a number of animals broke out of a traveling Dutch circus, with the giraffe as the apparent ringleader.
The furry jail-breakers included:
- One giraffe
- 15 camels
- Two zebras and
- An "undetermined number of llamas and potbellied swine"
Policeman: You with the mustache!....
Policeman: Weren't you standing over there before?
Pig #1: No, no, that wasn't me. That was Charlie.
Policeman: And weren't there SEVEN pigs? Where are the rest of you? I count one... two... Stop moving around!
Pig #1: Seven? Why, no, officer. I don't know what you're talking about. (Psst, Charlie- your turn again with the mustache!)
Policeman (muttering): Lying swine.
Just imagine the lineup!
Anyway, according to the article, the giraffe kicked a hole in their cage, and the menagerie decided to hit the town, wandering through a local neighborhood at 5:30am.
Police spokesman Arnout Aben is quoted as saying, "You have to imagine somebody rubbing his eyes first thing in the morning and saying, 'Am I seeing things or is that 15 camels walking past?'"
Prior to proper caffeination, I doubt I'd even question a quantity of camels if they came by my window. I have put the creamer away in the kitchen cabinet. I've left my home wearing two different socks. Just this morning, I found myself in a situation where I had three contact lenses...
Impromptu circuses only mean I'm still working on Cup of Coffee #1.
But really-- to me, this news story sort just sounded like the beginning to a joke. So here goes:
A giraffe, 15 Bactrian camels, two zebras, five llamas and three pot belly pigs walk into a bar.
The giraffe says to the bartender, "We'll have 15 very dry double martinis, two black and tans, five Mountain Dews, three Wild Pig chardonnays and pour me a beer."
"You want that beer long-necked or on-tap?" asked the bartender.
The giraffe rolls his eyes. "What do you think?"
Goodnight, folks! I'll be here all week. Enjoy the veggie plate. :)
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