Jan 14, 2009

Leapfrog

Sometimes you find a website that is chock full of fun stuff. My blog is not one of them.

However, via the always interesting, if sometimes inscrutable, Innocent Bystanders (lovable Ace Morons), is a link to Ruining the Internet. Oh yes, my lovies, you will get nothing done today.

That should hold you for a few hours until I find something else. Of course, out of everything there is to see out there, I know what my readers want:

12 comments:

Dan Collins said...

This was debunked at Snopes, but I still laughed like a maniac.

How sick is that?

Erica said...

Oy! I am very good friends with a small person (I think that's the current PC label; "vertically-challenged" is so passe) and I am glad that her job doesn't require her to do death-defying stunts. However, knowing her, if she was swallowed by a hippo in a freak accident, she'd beat the shit out of it from the inside and tell it to go f**k itself so much that it would regurgitate her in exchange for a return to its previous inner peace.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Yeah, Dan, I saw it and immediately knew it was suspect, but I never let that get in the way of a good story! (The gag-reflex line gave it away.)

However, that video of the poor schlub being sat on by the elephant and becoming a human enema? Well, that always makes stories like this seem possible.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Yeah, srlsly, Erica, I woulda been the worst case of indigestion that poor animal ever had.

I did get to pondering though, as to which contract the circus producer would opt to break, that of the hippo owner or that of the dwarf.

pamibe said...

Debunked or not, it's profound fodder. I was forced to determine which bit of info set me off more, the fact that the dwarf was named Od or that the spectators applauded the act.

Cool beans.

Bob said...

Thank you for this sick post.

leeann said...

I personally cannot get enough dwarf-eaten-by-hippo stories. I've been known to invent them and try to spread them myself, although my timing sucks:
Cashier: That will be twelve dollars.
Me: Do you take checks? I saw a hippo eat a dwarf in the parking lot earlier.
Cashier: Yes, with two forms of...what, you saw wha....?
Me: It gagged but the little bugger went down. Can I use my membership card to Chuckie Cheese as I.D?
Cashier: Security!

PeggyU said...

I have not seen the elephant video. What phrase would I use to search for it at You Tube? There's probably a bazillion elephant videos.

Bob said...

This writer should apply for a job at The Onion!

Velociman said...

"Freak" accident. Yeah. Let me tell you something you already know, and why Snopes probably debunked it: there are no freak accidents. Only freak incidents. God doesn't just smite these people at birth. It's a long term game plan. Don't believe me? Drive over to Gibtown.

PeggyU said...

Velociman: I wondered about that. Like those people who get hit multiple times by lightning, my brother-in-law is a walking freak incident magnet. How many other people do you know who have had the MGM lion pee in their mouths? (Well, apparently that's what can happen if you stand in just the wrong place and open your mouth to say, "Look at that lion!")

How many other people do you know who have happened upon the scene of an accident ... and ended up cradling a dying Hell's Angel, surrounded by his hostile friends?

He's a good source of entertainment, but I wouldn't want to walk in his shoes ...

Joan of Argghh! said...

Vman, you coulda come up with that hippo story for all we know.

Every time you mention Gibtown, I get the strangest hits and comments and emails!

:o)