Friday, March 09, 2007

100? You Don't Say...

Believe it or not, last time was my 100th post. Woo. Hoo.

Now a lot of bloggers get all atwitter about large round numbers like that, but it's just another post as far as I'm concerned. I mean... if they were 100 high quality posts, it might be different. But the mere fact that you, my faithful readers, let me get away with posting the crap I do... well... it says a lot about you. And most of that is bad. :P

So because today is special trina's special day, I'll put up a heartwarming tale that I got in my email this morning.

"Subject: The Elephant...an amazing story!

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, afterwards the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away.

Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day. Twenty years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man. Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure.
He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mbembe's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant."

*sniff* Kinda gets you right here, doesn't it...

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, I nearly got teary-eyed over that one. Not quite though.

That "special" better not have been short for "special ed" either.

trinamick

3/09/2007 12:54 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Wha? Who could make such an inference like that? :innocent:

3/09/2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger John said...

That was sadder than an Adam Sandler movie.

3/09/2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Just don't do an interpretive dance about it for Brianna, ok?

3/09/2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger fermicat said...

So this is your 101st post? Cool - a numeric palindrome!

3/10/2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger LL said...

I suppose it is. Well lookie there.

3/11/2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

At first I thought it was true. Haha. =(

3/12/2007 1:48 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Cute...got that as a joke e-mail a couple of weeks ago. Poor Trina gets a recycled joke as a b-day present.

3/12/2007 1:54 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Don't feel bad Beth. All the time I was reading it I kept thinking that it sounded like a whole bunch of crap to me, then I got to the punchline and knew I'd been had. It did make me laugh though...

And what's wrong with a recycled gift? Everyone on TV's always telling me to recycle... ;)

3/13/2007 10:04 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I feel better now. I'm gullible, naive even.

3/16/2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Perhaps... but that's all part of the fascination... ;)

3/16/2007 3:50 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

That was a riot! Still trying the figure out the moral, though.

3/19/2007 3:57 PM  

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