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Innocent Koala or Dangerous Mogwai?

I found this bathing koala picture while doing yesterday's post, and I've decided I need to share it with you.

Because . . . WHAT'S THE DEAL?

I realize it's supposed to be "cute," but isn't one of the three golden mogwai rules not to get them wet?

Mogwai + Water = MORE MOGWAI

And these mogwai will not be nice like Koala Gizmo. They'll have DANGEROUS MOHAWKS, and they'll TRICK US into feeding them after midnight, and THEN:


I'm just saying, the zookeeper who gave that creature a bathtub needs to watch his back.

(Also, thank you so much for all of the supportive comments yesterday!)


  1. Yeah, dumb move. You know the zookeeper is gonna get it when they're turned around to load the vitamin syringe.

  2. How come normal people don't think of these things? Such a thoughtless mistake!

  3. I don't want to be around when baby koalas go bad...

  4. I CONCUR.

    Also: limit the koala snacks after midnight for pete's sake!

  5. Wow! I'd love to see inside your head and watch your brain run through it's mental gymnastics. It must be something to behold.

  6. Haha. You made me laugh lotusgirl. Indeed.

  7. lotus & BJW — I will allow BOTH of you in my brain for ONE FULL HOUR for the low, low price of six easy payments of $29.95!

    Act now and get a FREE DELUXE SQUEEGEE (retail value $19.95!!!)

    Honestly, it's kinda boring in here. My mind is all, "Food food food. Sleep. Food. Cute boys. Sleep. Food. More food."

  8. The koala looks like he's enjoying a nice soak in the hot tub.

    Straight From Hel

  9. Sounds like a great deal. What do I do with the squeegee?

    It would be pretty interesting to see what a brain that actually thought boys were cute would be like. I've always been under the impression that if people who thought boys were cute ever came to their senses, we'd be in real trouble. To me, boys are one small notch up from those monkeys with the prominent bottoms. Hairy, kinda smelly, sweaty, and big. Nothing pretty about that. So, yeah, I'd like to see guys from someone's brain who had amnesia about all that.

    Plus it would be worth the price of admission because I think you're holding out on us and the Mogwai/wet koala post certainly proves it. You ARE doing crazy mental gymnastics, like with a Romanian coach/muse man with a thick black mustache screaming at you to work harder. I'm in. Do you take IOU's?

  10. Now, are we talking about the monkeys with the brownish-reddish bottoms or the monkeys with the RAINBOW bottoms?

    Because mandrills totally have something to offer the ladies.

    I'm sorry, I don't accept IOUs. But I'll pencil you in for October 9th from 1-2 pm. Maybe by then, you will have CASH.

  11. steph,

    This is not about his post at all, but I had to let you know that I finally finished The Book Thief. You were right. it WAS at hard read! I usually read very fast, but this took me weeks. At first, I couldn't get into it....I didn't much care for the characters and the narration seemed like it was trying too hard....too cavalier.....too "watch how literary I am". But then......Somehow Markus Zusak totally won me over. Even though you know what is going to happen before it happens (because he tells you) it was no less gut-wrenching. I felt splinched (it's hard to write anything this week without a Potter reference).


    And, of course, it made me feel like everything I write is pure and total crap and will never ever be as good (and I don't even write that style of stuff, but heck!)

    And, I kind of have a slight crush on whack is that?

    Anyway, just thought I'd share with someone who might understand. I tossed the book to my nineteen year old daughter last night saying, "Hurry up and read this so I'll have someone to talk about this with."

    Take care.


  12. Shelley —

    "Even though you know what is going to happen before it happens (because he tells you) it was no less gut-wrenching. I felt splinched."


    "And, of course, it made me feel like everything I write is pure and total crap and will never ever be as good (and I don't even write that style of stuff, but heck!)"


    "And, I kind of have a slight crush on Death."


    I'm so glad you stuck with it and gave it the chance to win you over. I'm usually a fast reader too, but this one also took me a couple weeks to finish. But, in the end, it was worth it. It's just . . . stunning.

    I'd love to know what your daughter thinks about it. And thanks for thinking of me! :)

    — Steph

  13. I need to go and watch that movie now.

    Oh, and insert a belated supportive comment here. You're like, my kt lit writing hero. You = awesome. Kay? Kay.

  14. so wierd - my hubby sent this pic to me on email yesterday. isnt that a wierd co-ink-idink?

  15. Carrie — That means a lot coming from you. Thank you. I've (hearted) your funny, funny blog for so long.

    Shelli — 'Tis weird, indeed! Why is he sending you such FRIGHTENING images??



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