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July 23, 2009

Overnight Open Thread – It’s not the Extra Onions I Ordered that are Causing my Tears. Well, Maybe a Little - (genghis)

It’s a couple of days old and I don’t remember anyone doing a post about it (unless it was in the comments), but let’s pause for a moment and pay our respects to “Gidget” the Taco Bell Chihuahua who passed away at the ripe old age of 15 (which is roughly equal to 15 in dog years). Wait a second….Gidget? WTF?

This is just the latest blow to a nation already reeling from the recent passing of other icons such as Michael Cronkite and Walter Jackson, but this may be the cruelest cut given the important role that the Value Menu has played in our lives over the years since we bought our first rolling papers. Why is it that only the good die young? You can read more about the storied life and times of “Gidget” (again, WTF?) at the Wikipedia entry.

”Vaya con Queso my leetle friend.”

(Somewhere in the dank, musty archives of AoSHQ I have a post extolling the virtues of the enchirito. If I can, I’ll find and link it as a proper tribute.)

However, not all animals have the sort of grace that our Chihuahuan friend did, as you’ll see below the fold.

In a scene eerily reminiscent of most overnight threads or CT moron meetups, the Daily Mail (U.K.) brings us a frightening tale of Baboons Gone Wild.

”A group of tearaway(?) baboons are wreaking havoc on a safari park after learning to crack open rooftop luggage boxes and escaping with visitors’ goods. Keepers at Knowsley Safari Park have been forced to issue warnings after the opportunistic primates developed a taste for human possessions. The cheeky monkeys – who are known for tearing off the odd wiper or wing mirror – have been targeting cars carrying the roof boxes before pouncing on the unsuspecting visitors, who are forced to watch helplessly as their things disappear.”
At least they haven’t developed a taste for man-flesh yet, but really it’s just a matter of time. Money quote of the article: “Let’s face it, nobody wants to see a baboon running up a tree with their underwear.” Well, I’m not so sure about that. In some circles people pay good money for that sorta’ thing. Here’s a vid of the miscreants in action (The baboons, not commenters. You guys are far worse.):

Taken to its logical conclusion, I don't think it'll be too long until we'll be seeing this at safari parks around the globe:

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