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Fermat's Last Cow

Two mildly amusing things of late:

1) Spotted a cartoon in American Scientist titled "Fermat's Last Novel," with caption, "That's it, 'Guy gets girl, war then peace, don't have enough time to put it all down here, will flesh out later'?"

Sounds like what goes on in my head much of the day.

2) While channel-surfing, we lingered on a travel show about the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. My two-year-old son pointed at the screen, beaming, and said, "Look at all the cows!"

That's what the drunk tourists in Pamplona say, too. Seconds before getting gored.

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serai1
Jun. 17th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Seconds before getting gored.

*eyeroll* Around here, we call it the Running of the Idiots. Never could understand what would possess a person to do something so monumentally stupid.
mollyringle
Jun. 18th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
It really is one of the most dangerously stupid ideas for a tourist attraction ever conceived. Boys. Honestly.
gavinworld
Jun. 17th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
My two-year-old son pointed at the screen, beaming, and said, "Look at all the cows!"

That's so cute. Reminds me of how I used to point to lions, tigers, etc. on TV and say "Kitty cat!" I still do that, actually...
mollyringle
Jun. 18th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Hee. I assume you've seen this little video of a lion that people have been passing around. (Grown lion reuniting with the two guys who raised it as a cub a year or more earlier.) Very cute.
gavinworld
Jun. 19th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
That's adorable - it reminds me of Born Free, which is one of my favorite books/movies.

That said, I've need had the slightest desire to have a big/exotic cat for a pet. House cats suit me just fine.
dirae
Jun. 17th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
Posting to you from the glory that is Hatteras Island...

We were on Roanoke Island today visiting an aquarium. While looking at the otters, one swam by Colin who giddily pointed at the animal and cried "Riley!" (well, it was more like "Wry-We"). Riley is the name of our cat. Each time the the otters went by he clapped for what a good swimmer his Riley-cat happens to be. Despite telling him that the otters were indeed otters and not Riley, he still maintains that he saw Riley swimming today. :)

Toddlers are fantastic.
mollyringle
Jun. 18th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Heheh. Too cute. The toddler discovering life ecstatically does make up for the moody moments.
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